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Newcastle: Lautaro Martinez could be dream partner for Isak

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has been in phenomenal form for the Magpies this season and played a huge role in the club’s success in the Premier League.

Eddie Howe’s side are currently fourth in the top-flight table after 13 games and the English forward’s six goals and two assists in nine starts have played a huge part in that.

However, he will be 31 by the end of the season and Newcastle may have one eye on what life may look like after he moves on, particularly after they brought Alexander Isak in from Real Sociedad for £60m.

The Sweden international is set to be out of action until after the World Cup after suffering a thigh injury, which put an end to his promising start to life at St. James’ Park.

He scored twice in his first three Premier League appearances as he found the back of the net against Bournemouth and Liverpool but now has to wait until December, at the earliest, to add to his tally.

Isak could be Wilson’s heir as the number nine for Newcastle for many years to come given he is still only 23, but Howe could also provide him with a strike partner to work with.

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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson celebrates with Joelinton

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The Toon head coach regularly deployed a 4-4-2 system with Bournemouth, earlier in his career, and a recent transfer link suggests that he could be contemplating going back to that set-up with the Magpies.

Newcastle are reportedly one of the Premier League clubs interested in signing Inter centre-forward Lautaro Martinez, who is valued at around €90m (£77m).

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The Argentine is an attacker who is accustomed to playing as part of a front two. He has played alongside Romelu Lukaku in 80 competitive games in his career and they have linked up for 20 goals in that time.

Talent scout Jacek Kulig once claimed that he is “simply unstoppable” in front of goal and his record for Inter backs that up. He has scored 81 goals in 198 matches for the club in all competitions, including 64 in 147 Serie A outings.

The marksman, who was once described as a “goal machine” by reporter Roberto Rojas, has scored 27 goals and provided five assists in 47 Italian top-flight matches since the start of last season and this shows that he has developed into a prolific scorer at the top level.

These statistics suggest that he would be a fantastic signing for the Magpies as he has the quality to be a consistent goalscorer in the Premier League, if he is able to adapt to English football.

His form whilst playing alongside Lukaku also indicates that he would be a dream partner for Isak as he knows how to play in a front two and has enjoyed a successful link-up with another striker, which could leave them forming a brilliant pairing in a 4-4-2 under Howe.

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