Report: Newcastle the only suitors for 'scary' £20m striker, his club is open to selling
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Report: Newcastle the only suitors for 'scary' £20m striker, his club is open to selling

Newcastle United have done well in the summer transfer window.

The Magpies have reportedly beaten AC Milan to Sven Botman, one of their priority targets this year.

In terms of official signings, Newcastle have made Matt Targett their own and also landed Nick Pope.

However, the Magpies have so far been frustrated in their pursuit of Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

90Min claimed earlier this week that Newcastle had pulled out of their bid to sign the 20-year-old.

With that in mind, there will be other attacking targets the Magpies will be looking at.

Today, Gazzetta dello Sport published a report discussing Newcastle’s interest in Joaquin Correa.

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The Italian outlet – via Sport Witness – claims the Magpies are ‘the only club on the horizon’ for the Inter Milan man.

The Nerazzurri are apparently open to selling Correa as they look to make room for Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala.

That means getting rid of two of Alexis Sanchez, Edin Dzeko and Correa, claimed the report.

Correa has struggled in his maiden season at the San Siro following his move last year.

And while he’s convinced he can prove his worth in black and blue, Inter could well sell him to make money.

Any sale for ‘small sums’ would mean capital losses on the Nerazzurri books.

However, they could instead look to ‘get a bigger cheque’ from Newcastle.

At present, the Magpies are apparently the ‘only club on the horizon’ for the Argentina international.

Earlier this month, Corriere della Sera claimed Inter are willing to accept €25million (around £20million) for Correa.

“Extremely technically gifted”

Correa had a tough season last time out.

Even though Inter have an obligation to buy, they could well sell him almost immediately.

However, this could play into Newcastle’s hands.

They’d have the chance to sign a superb player whose stock has fallen, and get him firing on all cylinders again.

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In July last year, 90Min wrote an in-depth scouting article about Correa.

They labelled him a ‘big-game player’, a ‘lucky charm’, a ‘dribbling artist’, ‘the perfect foil’, and a ‘flexible’ forward who provides ‘consistent deliveries’.

“In terms of what he delivers on the pitch, Correa is extremely technically gifted,” they wrote.

“The forward plays just off the main striker, occupying the space both in front of and behind his partner, giving opposition defenders plenty to think about.

“He is a real live wire. And relishes the opportunity to size up his marker and dart beyond him with a shimmy and a neat piece of footwork.

“His dribbling ability is startling, as Merih Demiral found out earlier (in 2020-21).

“One moment he was keeping a close eye on the swiftly advancing Correa, and the next he was gone.

“A step-over and a drop of the shoulder was enough to floor one of the most talked about defenders in Serie A. Scary stuff!”

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