It was reported by the Daily Mail last week that Newcastle United were one of four teams vying for the services of Wilfried Zaha. The Crystal Palace speedster is also attracting interest from Everton, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.
For the Magpies, the 27-year-old would be the ideal signing and he’s exactly the sort of player that would excite supporters.
Newcastle can’t finish any higher than 13th this season with a game remaining and the summer could be one of great excitement.
If the sale of the club goes through, boss Steve Bruce could find himself with a bounty of cash to spend on new recruits.
Zaha saw moves to Everton and Arsenal fall through last summer; largely due to the £80 million valuation placed on his head by Palace.
It’s unclear whether they still value him the same, although a revised valuation is likely to have a say in whether Newcastle will swoop.
The Ivory Coast international hasn’t been at his blistering best this season. In 38 appearances he has scored four goals and registered five assists for the Eagles.
For years, Newcastle supporters have been forced to watch their club waste money on mediocre players.
Signing Allan Saint-Maximin last season seems to have gone down a storm, however, but he can’t do it all on his own. Signing Zaha to play on the other side could make Newcastle electrifying down the flanks and take the club to the next level.
The £130,000-a-week flyer is skilful, boasts a lethal injection of pace and on his day can also score goals.
Signing Zaha will largely hinge on the takeover being completed but he’d be a quality start to a badly needed rebuild process at St James’ Park.