In Focus: Joselu offers Newcastle different option but is he prolific enough?

As reported by The Sun, Newcastle United are weighing up a move for Stoke City striker Joselu this summer.

What’s the story?

Rafa Benitez has made four signings already this summer but hasn’t addressed the striking position at the club, with the Magpies going into the new season with the same strikers as they had in the English Championship last term.

The Sun report that one man they’re looking at to add top-flight quality is Joselu. The paper say the Magpies see the Spaniard as an affordable option to solve what has become a problem area in terms of recruitment this summer.

Valued at £3m by Transfermarkt, he’s certainly with reach of the club but is he the right choice?

A good buy?

Joselu’s goalscoring record isn’t the most impressive thing in the world. In the 2015/16 season he scored just four goals in 26 appearances for the Potters and last season on loan at Deportivo la Coruna, he scored just six goals in all competitions.

It’s not the kind of record that would immediately excite Newcastle fans. However, at 6 ft 3in tall, he could provide a different kind of target man option for the club in tricky and close fought Premier League matches.

Deploying him from the bench to shake things up might not be the worst strategy and his presence would also add depth to a squad that lacks top-flight experience.

He’s in form this pre-season too, scoring four goals in friendlies so far this summer for Mark Hughes side. Is he the man that can help the Magpies be a force on their return to the Premier League?