Newcastle United should reignite their interest in Mattia Destro in January.
The Magpies were linked with the attacker in May of last year, and sent scouts to watch him for Bologna.
They never ended up moving for him, despite a steady haul of 11 goals in 31 games in the 2016/17 season.
Tuttomercatoweb reported that Newcastle looked at him again this summer, but again they didn’t move for him.
Things aren’t looking so rosy for Destro at the moment, as he has supposedly fallen out with manager Filippo Inzaghi.
Calciomercato report that he is likely to be sold in January, after being named as a substitute for each of the club’s last four games.
The Italian publication claim he would be available to teams for a cut-price fee, and Newcastle should definitely consider moving for him if deals for other reported targets like Sebastien Haller don’t materialise.
Destro deal could transform season
Destro is a player who needs a move, and Newcastle are a team that need a striker.
It’s a deal that should definitely be at least assessed.
Destro has earned eight caps at international level, and scored 25 goals for Bologna in all competitions since moving there in 2015.
Before that, he netted 29 times for AS Roma in 68 appearances.
He is a mobile player who likes to play off the shoulder of the last defender, but can also get involved in the build up of attacks by coming deep.
He is an intelligent forward, who is good at finding space in the area.
He would certainly be an upgrade on Joselu and Ayoze Perez, and brings different qualities to that of Salomon Rondon.
Newcastle are crying out for someone who can create, but mainly finish; Destro can do both of these things and would seemingly not cost a fortune to buy.