Rafa Benitez is interested in signing Kevin Gameiro according to reports on Thursday morning.

Spanish sports magazine Don Balon claim Newcastle are one of three clubs taking an active interest in signing the striker.

Over the years, Kevin Gameiro was one of those names linked with the Magpies pretty much every transfer window, during his two years at PSG and then three years at Sevilla.

However, after scoring 67 La Liga goals in 144 matches, Gameiro got a big money move to Atletico Madrid, who paid £28m for the player.

Don Balon say that as well as Newcastle, Tottenham and Everton are also watching the French striker ahead of the next transfer window.

Newcastle are desperate for a quality striker and Kevin Gameiro must be assessing his options now, he has started only three La Liga matches this season with the likes of Griezmann for competition, and Diego Costa becomes available to play as well when we hit January.

There is no doubt he would represent a far better option for Rafa Benitez but if there is genuine interest, then any potential move could surely only happen if a takeover at Newcastle United is successful first.

Kevin Gameiro turns 31 in May but only 18 months after paying £28m, Atletico Madrid aren’t going to be allowing him to leave for a pittance.

In his time at Atletico the forward has scored 20 goals in 56 appearances and would certainly provide a better chance of goals than Fernando Torres (turns 34 in March), Gameiro’s teammate who Newcastle were recently linked with in a Benitez/Torres reunion story.

Everybody is looking for goalscorers and Newcastle are desperate for better quality up front.

Tuesday night was only the latest match that showed the weakness in the striking department, Newcastle saved a point at West Brom thanks to two set-pieces, with an own goal and a Ciaran Clark header – both from Matt Ritchie deliveries, ensuring a valuable 2-2 draw.

  • TheNutJob

    Fake News,
    his salary alone never mind the fee means he ain`t coming to Toon.
    Fatty out, sack the board

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  • grantham mag

    We are also signing TOM,DICK AND HARRY From Tiiiiiiiiiiimbuckto.

  • Martin

    Does that mean Torres will be on the bench?

  • Toon69

    Imo he’s too old & has no PL experience, I’d prefer we get someone who doesn’t need months to adjust to the league & can just kick off & start scoring goals, ie Ings, Zaha, Sturidge etc or someone along those lines

    • Clarko

      Zaha is a £35m winger. Sturridge is a walking injury, since the start of the 2014/15 season he has only made 55 league appearances out of a possible 128 league games. Ings last played in the Premier League on October 4th 2015.

      • Toon69

        I did say “Or someone along those lines” I just gave those names as examples, my point was & still is, we spent 12m on Mitro & he’s not exactly set the league alight, so why buy yet another striker who has no experience in the league, only for him to go the same way, if we have limited funds, we should invest in a proven PL striker!

        • Clarko

          And those examples are poor. Your whole argument is that we need someone with Premier League experience, who?

          On a side note, Mitrovic hasn’t been given the opportunity to “set the league alight”, in his first season, as a 21 year old, he scored 9 Premier League goals in 34 appearances playing for a side that would get relegated, I call that a success. On another side note, Joselu did have Premier League experience before joining Newcastle, he made 22 appearances for Stoke before his move.

          • Leazes Ender

            He was one of the reasons we got relegated in the first place thicko!

          • Clarko

            Hey, if it isn’t Lacks Enderstanding, I thought it was Ashley who got Newcastle relegated? Did the incorrect squad valuation table tell you it was Ashley and Mitrovic now? Dummy.

  • Kneebotherm8

    Wowweeeeee another,yes another,potential signing……………….exciting times.

  • MadMag83

    Great signing if we could get him, but with Spurs and Everton for competition, we stand no chance.

  • Rich Lawson

    Can we not just have someone on loan who has actually scored goals in the Prem’ ? Ings or Islami,they can’t be on huge wages given the clubs there with now ?