Three reasons Newcastle United must go all out to sign Serie A linked forward

According to reports in Belgian media outlet Het Nieuwsblad, via the Daily Star, Newcastle United are one of the club interested in signing impressive Napoli forward Dries Mertens this summer.

The 29-year-old’s contract with the Serie A outfit runs out in 2018, and the Belgian attacker is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League.

Provided they are promoted this term – the Championship leaders are currently six points ahead of third-placed Huddersfield Town – the Magpies should get the green light to make a move for the Belgium international, who has been in outstanding form this season.

The story suggests that Rafa Benitez’s men could face competition from the likes of top flight trio Manchester United, West Ham United and Crystal Palace for the signature of Mertens, but it would certainly be one of the best signings in their history if they could pull it off.

Here are THREE reasons Newcastle must go all out to sign Mertens this summer…