Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that the attacker is interested in making the switch to St. James’ Park ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The reporter has also stated that a wide player is not the only position that PIF are looking to strengthen in between now and August.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Newcastle are really keen on signing a winger and a striker. Diaby is possible, he’s open to the move, but it remains to be seen whether Bayer Leverkusen will sell. Newcastle also won’t overpay for Diaby.”
Whilst Leverkusen are sticking to their guns, for now, the German outfit may be forced to reconsider their position if Diaby gets itchy feet later in the window and decides that he wants to act on his interest in the Toon army.
Now, imagine the partnership Newcastle could have in Diaby and Wilson if they are able to pull off a deal in the next six weeks or so.
Chronicle editor Aaron Stokes recently hailed the Frenchman as “electrifying” and his statistics in the Bundesliga last term back up that claim. He was constantly lighting up matches with his impressive ability in the final third, scoring and creating goals to win games for Leverkusen.
The 22-year-old ended the campaign with 13 goals and 12 assists in the division, creating 15 ‘big chances’ for his teammates in total. This highlights the potential impact he can have for the Magpies as their star man out wide.
In Wilson, Newcastle already have a player who can thrive off Diaby’s creativity and take his own game to another level. The Englishman scored eight goals in 16 starts last term and 12 goals in 23 starts in 2020/21 – finding the back of the net more than once every two starts in the Premier League for the club.
He has the quality in front of goal to score on a regular basis when fit and the Leverkusen man has shown that he can consistently put chances on a plate for his teammates. This suggests that they could be a terrifying duo at the top end of the pitch – linking up with each other to punish opposition defences.