Newcastle United are now reported to be interested in taking Juanmi Jimenez to Tyneside in the summer.

The 21 year old striker has really found his feet in recent months, scoring 7 goals in his last 13 starts for Malaga.

His rapid progress this season led to a first international call-up this past week when Diego Costa withdrew from the Spanish squad, Jimenez an unused sub for the 1-0 won over Ukraine on Friday.

TMW report that Newcastle are considering a bid for the diminutive 5ft 6 striker who has already picked up two winners medals in the Under 19s European Championships for Spain.

With United supposedly now targeting the Spanish market for value, it is safe to say Juanmi Jimenez won’t be the last player from La Liga to be linked with Newcastle before this summer is out.