Steve McClaren was officially appointed Newcastle United Head Coach on Wednesday and has already held talks with Dutch striker Bas Dost according to the media in Holland.

Dutch daily newspaper Algemeen Dagblad report today that McClaren has spoken to the 26 year old forward with the possibility he will become his first signing at St James Park.

Bas Dost actually joined Wolfsburg only a year after Steve McClaren’s ill-fated short stay at the Bundesliga came to an abrupt end after only 9 months in the job.

Newcastle of course have long been linked with the striker, right back to when he scored 32 goals in 34 league games for Heerenveen which got him his £6m move to Germany in summer 2012.

Used sparingly in his first two seasons, Bas Dost scored 12 goals in 26 starts over the two years.

Last season looked to be heading the same way until he eventually made his first start of the season on 14 December 2014 and went on an impressive run, scoring 16 Bundesliga goals in only 17 starts.

As with all Newcastle transfer stories we will believe it when it happens but let’s all hope that Steve McClaren gets some early signings in, to give them ever chance of bedding in before the new season kicks off in only 58 days time.

The striker’s form also earned him a call up to the Dutch national team in March this year.

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