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Newcastle interested in deal for Joaquin Correa

An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in Joaquin Correa in the summer transfer window… 

What’s the talk?

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Sport Witness, the Magpies are keen on a deal to sign Inter centre-forward as Dan Ashworth plots a swoop for him.

The report claims that the Serie A side, who signed him for €31m (£27m), want a sizeable fee in return for the striker as they look to raise funds.

It is claimed that Newcastle are the only club in the running with the potential to offer the Italian giants an acceptable amount of money for his services.

Imagine him & Callum Wilson

By snapping up a deal to sign the Argentine attacker, Ashworth can land Howe an exciting strike partnership to utilise next season.

The Magpies head coach could deploy Correa and Wilson as a front two in a 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 formation in the Premier League, using both of them at the tip of the attack to cause damage to the opposition.

Since arriving at St. James’ Park from Bournemouth in the summer of 2020, the English striker has scored 20 goals and assisted five in 54 top-flight games. He has proven that he can score goals at a respectable rate when fit as he has the quality to find the back of the net when presented with a chance at this level.

Correa, meanwhile, scored six goals in 12 starts for Inter last term  after managing 17 goals and four assists in the previous two Serie A campaigns combined for Lazio.

He also caught the eye in the Champions League his last season in Rome as he produced three goals and two assists in eight games in Europe.

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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson celebrates with Joelinton

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Simeone Inzaghi, who has managed him at both Italian clubs, once heaped praise on the forward, saying: “Correa is a formidable player, he is very intelligent tactically, he sacrifices a lot for the team. I am happy with his double, when he has no problems and can train continuously he always proves to be able to play at the highest levels.”

These quotes suggest that he would work well alongside a lethal finisher like Wilson as he is willing to play a role within the team rather than needing to be the main man.

This means that he can play off the Englishman and put the work in off the ball to create space to make the partnership thrive, whilst also holding the quality to score when chances fall to him in the final third.

AND in other news, Howe can form “spectacular” duo as Newcastle eye “beautiful” £49.5m-rated dynamo…

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