Newcastle transfer news: Sarr is a 'cheaper' backup if Diaby doesn't join
Newcastle transfer news: Toon could go for 'cheaper' target Sarr if Diaby doesn't join
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Newcastle transfer news: Toon could go for 'cheaper' target Sarr if Diaby doesn't join

Newcastle United want to sign a right winger this summer, as Eddie Howe looks to add more goals to his team.

Callum Wilson ended last season as the Magpies’ top scorer with eight. That’s despite the fact he missed half of the season with injury.

Newcastle’s next top scorers were Allan Saint-Maximin and Bruno Guimaraes, who both found the net five times.

Howe needs more goals throughout the team, and he also needs more creativity. That’s why he’s looking to add a fresh forward to his squad.

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Newcastle have had Ryan Fraser, Miguel Almiron and Jacob Murphy alternating on the right. However, none of them are particularly prolific.

The trio ended the 2021/22 season with nine goal contributions between them. It’s not a great tally.

Newcastle are looking for more quality in the final third, which is why Moussa Diaby is a target.

Newcastle target Moussa Diaby deal

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The Frenchman had a sensational season in Germany, scoring 13 goals and providing 12 assists in the Bundesliga. Those are the kind of numbers that would take Newcastle to the next level.

He’s reportedly wanted by the Magpies, but could cost a club record fee. Figures of £50million and £60million have been stated by the media.

That could prove to be too much for Newcastle, who need to be savvy in the transfer market this summer.

If Diaby does prove to be too expensive, we do have an alternative lined up.

Toon could turn to Ismaila Sarr

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Newcastle’s pursuit of Diaby has been discussed on Sky Sports News.

Reporter Dharmesh Sheth has stated that Diaby is one of the club’s main transfer targets, but they do have a backup option if they can’t get the Bayer Leverkusen ace.

“Even though Moussa Diaby is high up on that priority list, I think they’re also looking at Ismaila Sarr from Watford, who would be much cheaper than Moussa Diaby,” he said.

“I think Watford would be willing to do business. They’ve been relegated back to the Championship. He’ll be on high wages.

“So it could be a possible deal that could work for all parties. That’s if Diaby doesn’t work out from Leverkusen.”

Sarr wouldn’t be as exciting as Diaby

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The Watford winger could prove to be an excellent signing for Newcastle. He’s impressed in the Premier League in the past, and is someone who the Magpies have chased for a while.

However, he wouldn’t be as exciting an addition as Diaby. He’s the player who could really turn the tide at St James’ Park and help us move into the top half of the Premier League.

It all depends on how much Newcastle want him. Is he worth the investment? Fans will say yes, but it’s not our money.

Howe may have to settle for Sarr, but he’ll be dreaming of Diaby.