According to reports in The Chronicle on June 21, Newcastle United are still interested in signing Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen, but perhaps they should forget about the Denmark international and sign out-of-favour Leicester City centre-forward Ahmed Musa instead.
Well, the Magpies were heavily linked with a move for the tall attacker during the January transfer window, but The Chronicle reports that the two clubs couldn’t agree on what would have been a club-record fee for the Tyneside outfit, and the 27-year-old ended up staying with the Dutch club.
However, The Chronicle report that Rafa Benitez remains interested in bringing the Dane to St James’ Park before the transfer window slams shut on August 9, but that they will have to wait until after the World Cup to make their move.
The report adds that Jorgensen, who set up Christian Eriksen for his goal in his nation’s 1-1 draw with Australia on Thursday, is keen to sign for Newcastle.
Well, Jorgensen is yet to get off of the mark for Denmark at the World Cup but the same can’t be said for Musa, who netted a brilliant brace for Nigeria in their crucial 2-0 win against Iceland on Friday that left them in a decent position to qualify for the knockout stages.
The 25-year-old used his pace, trickery and technical ability to get his two goals with a fine touch and effort for his first, before he went on a solo run before applying a composed finish for his second.
Despite the quality he showed for the African nation, he has struggled to make an impression for Leicester City since joining them from CSKA Moscow in 2016, and he spent the second-half of the 2017/18 campaign back on loan at his former club.
The sheer speed and goal threat he would bring to Newcastle, whose fans have been quick to react to a £9m attacker hinting that he could sign for them, could mean he proves to be an inspired addition.