ARSENAL and Newcastle will lock horns in a battle to land towering Dutch striker Wout Weghorst, according to reports.
The 6ft 5inch frontman is braced to leave Wolfsburg after scoring 16 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances.
Weghorst, 27, has scored an impressive 16 goals or more in each of his last four seasons for the German side and AZ Alkmaar.
With a contract until 2023, Wolfsburg will look in the region of £32million to let him leave.
According to Bild, his availability could spark a transfer tug-of-war between the two Premier League sides as they both eye summer deals for a new striker.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his strikeforce particularly with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expected to leave.
The fee won’t be a problem for Newcastle who are expected to splash plenty of cash once their £300million takeover bid goes through.
The Toon are expected to cut their losses with flop Joelinton after he scored just two league goals all campaign.
Weghorst’s physicality would appear suited to the Premier League and he has previously hinted at his desire to play in England.
Six months ago he said: “I always said that Germany and England have the best leagues.”
He has four Holland caps to his name after making his debut against the Three Lions in March 2018.
By: Richard Forrester
Title: Arsenal and Newcastle ‘set to battle for £32million Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst’
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11987229/arsenal-newcastle-battle-32million-wolfsburg-wout-weghorst/
Published Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 05:57:10 +0000