Graham Carr watched a Newcastle United striker target score against Villareal on Thursday, according to the Mirror.

The player in question is Kevin Gameiro, a forward who was regularly linked with United during Alan Pardew’s time at the club.

While both at Lorient and PSG, Newcastle were credited with interest in the French striker.

However, Gameiro moved to Sevilla for around £6m in summer 2013 when United failed to buy in any players, instead loaning Loic Remy to get them through the season.

It appears though that Newcastle have kept up their longstanding interest and the Spanish club are ready to let the player go.

He scored 21 goals in his first season in Spain but injuries and being out of favour, mean that Kevin Gameiro has only started 2 La Liga matches this season.

However, the striker has been used to fill in for cup matches and has scored 5 goals in 5 starts this season in domestic cup competitions, plus 2 goals in 4 Europa League  games, including the midweek one that helped Sevilla beat Villareal 3-1 on Thursday.

Liverpool are also credited with interest but you would imagine they’d be shopping at a higher level with the money they’ve recently been prepared to spend.

Gameiro turns 28 next month so is at the upper end of mike Ashley’s usual buying policy.

However, with Newcastle United looking desperately short up front, a signing such as an out of favour Kevin Gameiro would hopefully be within what Mike Ashley would allow to be spent in the summer.

  • Wes Saxton

    I live in Sevilla and have seen most of his games, if he can get goals then great but I wouldn’t be expecting him to contribute much to the team, not really his thing, I think that’s the reason behind him not fitting in this season at Sevilla because they don’t really have any stars and work well for eachother.

  • A lex

    Why can we never be linked with players who have been banging them in for two seasons or more?
    Why is our interest restricted to players with ” injuries and being out of favour”?
    Bloody pathetic policy.

  • mags69

    Do not be fooled by this bloke he couldn’t give a fcuk about this team he is purely on commission when are people going to wise up

  • No Brainer

    Watched 15 minutes of this game and he didn’t even touch the ball during that time strolled round the pitch like luk De Jong. Stay well clear for the premiership its a completely different game to france and spain