According to TEAMtalk, Newcastle are interested in bringing Everton striker Oumar Niasse to Tyneside this month, as manager Rafa Benitez looks to add attacking firepower to the squad.
The 27-year-old is set for a Goodison Park exit following the arrival of Cenk Tosun, and alongside Crystal Palace, Brighton and West Brom, the Toons are looking to make a move.
Niasse has been in fine form in front of goal despite his limited chances, scoring 5 Premier League goals in as many starts thus far.
Newcastle need more goals to steer clear of the relegation danger zone down the log, and Saturday’s 1-all draw against bottommost Swansea underlined their urgent need for a striker.
The powerful Niasse ticks the boxes despite his little topflight experience, and Benitez can definitely bring out the best in the hungry Senegalese who is still rough around the edges.
Of his current suitors, Newcastle look like the side that can guarantee him regular playing time and even a starting berth most, and Niasse could fancy his chances of working with one of the best tactical minds in the league.