Newcastle United undoubtedly need some additional firepower this summer.
This season Callum Wilson has shouldered a heavy burden, contributing 10 goals for the Magpies following his move from Bournemouth.
Aside from the four-cap England international, goals in the team are scarce.
Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and Joelinton have scored just six between them across all competitions, and Carroll – as things currently stand – will be leaving as a free agent in the summer.
Assuming Newcastle stay in the Premier League for 2021/22, a new striker should be on the agenda – and there’s one man who has to be worth another look in light of some new information.
Andre Belotti was reportedly on the Magpies’ radar last summer, with Tuttsport claiming (via CalcioNapoli24) that contact had actually been made regarding a possible transfer for the Italian.
Ultimately a move did not materialise, and only Wilson was brought in.
Now, Corriere dello Sport are reporting Belotti could leave for as little as €25 million/£21.6 million, which is much less than previous valuations of a player who has scored 103 goals in 219 appearances for Torino.
AC Milan and Roma are said to be tracking him.
Belotti would be statement of intent
Should Newcastle secure their safety, Belotti is definitely worth going after.
As with Newcastle in the Premier League, Torino are in 17th place in Serie A, and it’s Belotti’s 11 league goals that are giving them a fighting chance of survival.
He’s clearly a quality player to be standing out in a struggling team, and his record in Italy speaks for itself.
He and Wilson would potentially transform Newcastle and help the team’s long-standing goalscoring issues.