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Newcastle: Eddie Howe would consider move for Christian Pulisic

Newcastle United could reportedly turn to Chelsea‘s Christian Pulisic as a potential attacking target this summer, according to the latest reports.

What’s the word?

According to journalist Chris Waugh – in a Q and A for The Athletic – the Magpies ‘would consider’ a move for the USA international over the coming weeks, albeit with doubts as to whether the 23-year-old will be ‘made available’.

The former Borussia Dortmund man – who signed for the Blues on £58m deal back in January 2019 – is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge amid reports that manager Thomas Tuchel doesn’t trust him.

With just two years left on his contract, a departure could potentially be in the offing, although it remains to be seen how willing the west Londoners will be to sell having already seen Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner leave the club – leaving them somewhat short for attacking depth.

Hero at St James’?

With Pulisic currently cutting a frustrated figure under Tuchel, those at St James’ Park should well be ready to pounce in order to tempt him into a move to the northeast, with the 50-cap gem likely to play a far more prominent role under Eddie Howe.

Dubbed a “national hero” by Frank Khalid, there’s no reason why the £37.8m-rated ace can’t assume a similarly talismanic role were he to join the Tynesiders before the September deadline, with his talent there for all to see.

Likened to Chelsea icon Eden Hazard for his innate dribbling ability and low centre of gravity by pundit Paul Scholes, the £150k-per-week winger is simply a true natural talent and a real joy to watch, with Newcastle supporters likely to thrive off his dynamic attacking displays.

The 5 foot 10 menace can combine that eye-catching style with an impressive attacking output, having scored 25 goals and provided 18 assists in 115 games for his current side thus far, having previously chipped in with 45 goal contributions in 127 games during his stint in Germany.

Such a strong record will no doubt help bolster Howe’s options in attack, with the former Bournemouth boss currently far too reliant on the lethal duo of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin to make the difference in the final third.

Wilson led the way with eight goals in all competitions last season, while the latter man topped the club charts for assists with five across all fronts, with the club no doubt in need of more quality figures who can shoulder that creative burden.

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Pulisic is seemingly the man to do just that, with the highly-rated “sensation”, as described by Bolarinwa Olajide, having provided 13 goal contributions in total last term – more than any Newcastle player – despite having been restricted to just 21 starts.

With a regular run of games under his belt who knows the damage that the American could inflict, with the forward potentially the man to become the new hero of St James’ Park.

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