Reported Newcastle United target Dusan Vlahovic was on the scoresheet once again at the weekend.

The Serbia international was in action against Empoli for Fiorentina.

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They lost 2-1 in what was a poor result, but Vlahovic took his tally to 13 for the season in 15 games across all competitions.

The 21-year-old made a run from deep to finish off a Jose Callejon cross on the stretch.

It was Vlahovic who actually found the Spaniard with a brilliant lofted pass initially.

He then showed wonderful poacher’s instinct and sprinted full pelt to get into position.

Vlahovic really is looking like the real deal. It is little wonder Newcastle are reportedly keen to land him in January.

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He would be very expensive as he has huge potential and is already quite coveted.

But Newcastle look like they could do with his services, with the goals having dried up for Callum Wilson of late.

The 29-year-old has hit the wall and not found the net since his wonderful overhead kick against Crystal Palace over a month ago.

Newcastle must bring in support for Wilson

£20 million star Wilson is a top Premier League striker, but he definitely needs a bit of support. He perhaps needs relieving of the pressure of being the main goalscorer in a struggling side.

Vlahovic is scoring with extremely regularity right now.

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That has been the case since he first came onto the scene with Partizan Belgrade 2016.

He looks to be a natural-born goalscorer, and he could be well-suited to Premier League football given his physicality.

Fiorentina’s on loan defender Alvaro Odriozola recently branded him a ‘monster in front of goal’ and hailed his ‘majestic mindset’ (AS).

Defenders should be the priority for Newcastle in January. But if there is even the faintest hope of landing Vlahovic then Toon officials must endeavor to make a deal happen.

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