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Report: Aston Villa and Newcastle two of five Premier League sides eyeing Davie Selke

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Report: Aston Villa and Newcastle two of five Premier League sides eyeing Davie Selke

Bild have claimed that both Newcastle United and Aston Villa are interested in Hertha Berlin striker Davie Selke with the Bundesliga side signing Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan – but they face competition from three other Premier League sides.

Piatek, 24, is expected to complete a 23million move to Jurgen Klinsmann’s side before Friday’s deadline – despite the Polish star being linked with a move to Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, Villa, Newcastle and West Ham this month.

A move to land the AC Milan striker has started a chain reaction. It is believed that German striker Selke, 25, wants to leave in order to keep alive his hopes to be a part of Germany’s squad for this summer’s 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


Selke is a striker not renowned for his goalscoring prowess, but more for his ability to bring others into play. The 6ft 4in striker has scored 19 goals for Hertha in 84 outings – but he has also created 15 goals. 34 of those matches have been as a sub.

The 15-time Germany Under-21 international is interesting Newcastle and Villa, who are both keen on a striker and were linked with Piatek – but Brighton, Watford and Bournemouth are also keen. He has a contract until the summer of 2022 at Hertha.

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TBR’s view – Would Selke be a good signing for Newcastle or Villa?

At Newcastle, Steve Bruce needs a forward that scores goals. He already has a Selke-like striker in Andy Carroll, while Joelinton is one of those forwards that looks to create and contribute instead of being an out and out goalscorer.

Villa, though, need a Selke. While Newcastle have plenty of attacking players combining with Joelinton or Carroll, Villa need a striker to bring in Jack Grealish, Trezeguet, Anwar El Ghazi and others. Selke would be a top signing for Dean Smith.

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