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Newcastle Linked with Nigerian Striker

Uche Nwofor

Nwofor has been dubbed the next Christian Benteke

Over the past few weeks, Newcastle have been incessantly linked to three players: Bafetimbi Gomis, Loic Remy and Darren Bent. However, today a fresh name has appeared: The Daily Star are reporting that Newcastle are ready to go in for Nigeria and VVV-Venlo youngster, Uche Nwofor.

After flirting with relegation for several seasons, VVV were finally demoted to the second tier of Dutch football last season after they finished 17th, and they are now looking to offload the prospect in hope of salvaging some funds. 

He scored five goals in 27 matches in his debut season, along with ten goals this past season. 

Nwofor joined the modest club in 2011 months after he finished top scorer at the African Youth Championship in South Africa, which Nigeria won. He was also named the star of the week in the tournament.

Furthermore, at the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup, he scored two goals in 6 minutes against Croatia before the young Eagles were knocked out by France. He has also played once for the Super Eagles. 

As many Newcastle fans have pointed out, the attacking options have been an issue for the side this year. It’s an area which undoubtedly needs strengthening. Though it looks inevitable that at least one of the three big striker targets will sign, I also think it’s important to have a young striker happy to offer cover and learn the trade under a slow progression into the first team. 

Have any of our readers seen the lad play before? Is he a suitable target for a club such as Newcastle United?

Comments Welcome

About Harry Savill (Editor) (418 Articles)
I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

1 Comment on Newcastle Linked with Nigerian Striker

  1. Not a hope that he is already good enough….I live in holland so have seen most of their players and three are lots better than this guy

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