In Focus: Newcastle confident of Jorgensen deal

According to The Sun, Newcastle United are becoming increasingly confident of completing a deal for Feyenoord forward Nicolai Jorgensen.

What’s the story?

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is desperate to bring a new centre-forward to the club before the January transfer window closes next month.

Should the Magpies manage to seal a striker, unsettled Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic will surely be allowed to leave the club.

Newcastle have been strongly linked with Jorgensen over the last few days, and according to The Sun, the Premier League club are hopeful of completing a deal over the next 48 hours.

The report claims that Newcastle will pay a club-record £18m to sign the Denmark international, who will collect wages of £50,000-a-week at St James’ Park.

Would Jorgensen be a good signing?

One thing is for sure, Jorgensen knows how to find the back of the net.

The 27-year-old helped Feyenoord win last season’s Eredivisie title with 21 league goals, and has also been in impressive form during the 2017-18 campaign.

Indeed, the striker has managed nine goals in 19 appearances in all competitions this term – including seven in 14 league fixtures.

Jorgensen has also netted eight goals in 28 appearances for Denmark, whilst he was a regular scorer for Copenhagen before making the move to Dutch football.

Newcastle are in desperate need of some firepower in the final third of the field, and they would be signing a player that has found the back of the net on a regular basis over the last few years.

There will, of course, be question marks over whether Jorgensen can take that form into the Premier League, but he looks to have all of the required attributes to thrive in England.