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Should Newcastle consider Manolo Gabbiadini in January?

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Should Newcastle consider Manolo Gabbiadini in January?

Newcastle United are clearly lacking in front of goal as it stands and could do with an extra centre-forward in January to help them avoid a relegation battle.

The Magpies have already started to be linked with a host of attacking options and it could be worth sticking down the Premier League route if they do search for a new attacker.

One wildcard option that Rafael Benitez could consider is Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

The 26-year-old has struggled for minutes so far this campaign in the Premier League and started in just one match.

According to Italian news outlet Calaciomercato, Lazio could make a move to try sign him in the summer, while Serie A clubs  Fiorentina, Sampdoria, AC Milan and Bologna are also potential destinations.

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But should Newcastle consider hijacking interest to try bring him to St James’ Park?

 

Gabbiadini may not be to everyone’s taste, but he’s an Italian centre-forward with a decent left foot, is strong in the air and can be clinical in front of goal when in form.

The 11-time capped Italy international has shown in glimpses at Southampton that he can score in English football and initially burst on the scene for them back in 2017.

He scored four goals in his opening three Premier League fixtures and looked a brilliant £14million signing (BBC) at the time.

Gabbiadini would be a risky signing for Newcastle given his recent form, but may just need a fresh move to rediscover form and would be an intriguing target.

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