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Report: Newcastle have watched 'sensational' Premier League striker as well as Calvert-Lewin

Newcastle have watched Armando Broja, who is currently on loan at Southampton from Chelsea, as they continue their striker search.

It was reported earlier this week that Calvert-Lewin at the top of Newcastle’s striking wishlist and the Magpies are confident he wants to make the move to join them.

But Broja is among the frontmen Eddie Howe is running the rule over as he looks to boost his firepower during his first summer in charge of the club.

In a report by i News, it is claimed that Newcastle have watched the Albania international, after reports in January that they had actually bid £33 million to buy him.

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Newcastle have watched Broja

Their report reads: “As i previously reported, Newcastle’s budget will be supplemented by sales as they target a high calibre striker.

Benfica’s highly-rated Darwin Nunez is a priority target but they are also interested in Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and have watched Chelsea’s on-loan striker Armando Broja.

Howe also wants to strengthen Newcastle’s defence and Atletico Madrid’s Renan Lodi is another on their radar.”

Southampton legend Francis Benali has called his former club’s loan striker ‘sensational‘ back in February and he has caught the eye in the Premier League this term.

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He has nine goals in all competitions as per Transfermarkt, which are not numbers which are going to get Newcastle fans falling over themselves.

That said, Calvert-Lewin has not scored in the league since August, and Newcastle would be taking a bit of gamble on his form and fitness coming back.

Also, Chelsea’s financial situation may mean they are keener to keep their top talents around in the summer, although that situation is fluid and they have now been taken over.

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