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Report: Newcastle In Talks with Dutch International Striker

A number of Dutch media outlets are reporting that Newcastle have held preliminary talks with Wolfsburg and Dutch international striker, Bas Dost.

The forward has scored 26 goals in 59 appearances since joining the Bundesliga side from Heerenveen in 2012, and also made his international debut at the start of this year against Turkey in a European Championship qualifier.

The 25-year-old hit the headlines in February when he scored four goals in his side’s 5-4 victory at Bayer Leverkusen, and he has attracted several Premier League suitors.

The 6ft5in striker target man has prospered from an effective link up with former Chelsea players Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle, scoring 18 goals last term.

New Newcastle boss Steve McClaren knows about Dost from his time in the Eredivisie with FC Twente when, in the 2011/12 season, he scored a remarkable 38 goals in 39 matches in Dutch league and cup, finishing as the country’s top goalscorer.

It is believed that Wolfsburg are looking for a fee in the region of £12m, certainly within Newcastle’s transfer budget. Whether we choose to pursue Dost or other long-term target, Charlie Austin, remains to be seen, but its certainly encouraging that we’re at least being linked with these great players.

Hopefully Shteve can get the best out of him.

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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.

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