According to Russian reports, Newcastle are one of three clubs lining up a summer swoop for Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes.
The report from Poka Moscow (via Back Page Football), says Newcastle, Tottenham and Roma are all interested in a €25million (£22m) move for Promes.
The speedy winger has grabbed an impressive 21 goals in all competitions this season, and could potentially prefer Newcastle over the other two options in hopes of being the star man rather than a bit part player.
Rafael Benitez is clearly hunting a new threat from the right wing this summer, with players like Promes, Xherdan Shaqiri and Adama Traore all potentially on the move.
Promes would be the most ambitious of the lot, but if the Magpies could pull it off he would completely transform their attack.
Newcastle fans are absolutely desperate to secure the permanent signing of loan sensation Kenedy, and the Magpies are still in need of a proper goalscorer, but Promes would be an incredible addition regardless of other moves.
The 26 year-old has been strongly linked with Liverpool in the past, and it’s not hard to see why Jürgen Klopp would be interested in the electric Dutchman.
Valued at €22million (£19.4m) by Transfermarkt, Promes possesses incredible pace, but it’s his end product that really separates him from other pacey wingers.
Promes, who has 4 goals in 25 Netherlands caps, has scored 15 and assisted seven in 25 league starts this season, an incredible output playing for a Spartak team that has been in a state of civil unrest for most of the season.
His impressive output is no surprise when you delve deeper into the numbers though, as the speedster averages 1.7 successful dribbles, 2.9 key passes and 3.8 shots per game in all competitions.
It is his desire and hunger to keep getting on the ball, to keep being direct and positive, and to quite simply keep making things happen that make him such a threat, and it is this desire that would quickly endear him to the Toon Army.
Some fans may question the chances of beating two Champions League sides to Promes, but Rafael Benitez is undoubtedly of higher pedigree than the other two managers in the mix, which could tilt the scales in Newcastle’s favour.
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