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Joselu set to exit – La Liga club now interested

3 months ago
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It looks as though Joselu has definitely played his last match for Newcastle United.

The 29 year old has only started one Premier League game (Liverpool away) since September and only two brief substitute appearances in the PL in 2019.

Indeed, the final couple of months saw him fail to even make the bench.

Only five PL starts in total in 2018/19, a far cry from last season when Joselu played in 30 of the 38 PL games of 2017/18, including 19 starts.

Although in truth it was simply circumstances (and lack of Ashley ambition) that extended the striker’s time on the pitch.

The 2017/18 season did see Joselu make 19 PL starts but none after January 2018, then it was due to Rondon arriving so late and lacking fitness, that led to the Spaniard getting chances.

In 46 Premier League appearances, the striker has scored only six goals, ironic that three of them came against Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham.

With (hopefully) ambition to be shown this summer in the transfer market and the fact he only has a year left on his Newcastle contract, an exit for Joselu looked inevitable.

Now reports from Spain, including from AS, say that Alaves are interested in signing the Newcastle forward.

The La Liga club are looking at a big squad overhaul which could see as many as 10 players arriving and with two strikers, Calleri and Baston, already having left, Joselu is said to be one of their targets.

Alaves ended up 11th in the table but only two of the clubs who weren’t relegated scored less than their 39 La Liga goals.

Joselu’s previous La Liga form saw him score one goal in only six minutes with Real Madrid, then on loan from Stoke he scored five goals in 20 La Liga appearances in 2016/17 for Deportivo.

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