Joselu set to move to Alaves on three year contract as transfer fee reported – Marca
Coverage has been growing in the Spanish media as Joselu is set to return to La Liga.
His time at Newcastle United up after only only one Premier League start in the past nine months.
With only a year left on his NUFC deal and needing to find another club, Thursday saw various Spanish newspapers and online sites reporting that he will very shortly be joining Alaves.
This followed around ten days of intermittent reporting on the transfer set to happen.
Monday saw Lucas Perez join Alaves from West Ham, a striker that Newcastle were allegedly chasing throughout the 2017 summer transfer window, before ‘chose’ to go for £5m Joselu…
These past three seasons have seen 30 year old Lucas Perez score 13 league goals for Arsenal, Deportivo and West Ham, so if he is paired with Joselu then La Liga defences had better watch out!
The signing of Perez means Alaves still only have 15 contracted players after a number of departures, especially lacking up front and in midfield.
Sergio Fernandez is the La Liga club’s Director of Football and Spanish newspaper Marca now report that Joselu is going to be the next signing through the door.
They say their information is that the 29 year old will be signing a three year contract with Alaves.
In order to get regular football they add that Joselu has agreed to take a pay cut on his Newcastle wages in order that Alaves can afford the signing.
As for transfer fee, there will be one!
Marca say that they understand Newcastle United will recoup £1.8m (5m euros) of the £5m they paid to Stoke two years ago.
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