Monday has brought reports from Spain that Newcastle United have approached representatives of Angel Correa in the hope of bringing him to Tyneside.

The Atletico Madrid striker made his debut for Argentina at the age of 20 and has made half a dozen competitive appearances for his country in the current 2018 World Cup qualifying phase.

Signed from San Lorenzo (who Fabricio Coloccini supported and played for) for £5m as a 19 year old back in 2014, Angel Correa has made 57 La Liga appearances in the past two seasons.

However, only 18 of those have been in the first eleven, with eight league starts in 2015/16 and ten in 2016/17.

Over in Spain, Miotra Liga report though that Correa doesn’t figure in Atletico Madrid’s plans for the upcoming season and is available, with the Spanish club intending to bring in other striking options.

They say that at Rafa Benitez’ instigation, Newcastle have sent representatives to talk to Angel Correa’s agents, in order to convince him to come to Newcastle.

His La Liga record is 18 starts and 39 off the bench in two seasons, bringing nine goals.

Whilst in the Champions League it is 14 appearances in total but only three from the start and 11 off the bench, his only goal against Benfica.

In the domestic cups he has fared better, his eight starts and four sub appearances have brought six goals in these past two seasons.

His only goal for Argentina coming in a 7-0 thrashing of Bolivia.

A player who definitely has quality, Newcastle fans will be hoping there is substance to these claims of a Newcastle approach.

An interesting back story to Angel Correa is that he actually agreed to join Atletico Madrid back in May 2014 but then he was found to have a heart tumour and after surgery in the June, he was sidelined for six months.

Returning to light training in the August, Correa eventually joined Atletico in December 2014 and then finally made his debut in August 2015.