Newcastle United ‘consider’ £10m move for La Liga striker amid £2.1m-a-year ‘agreement’

Newcastle United are said to be keen on bringing in a new centre forward this summer, with Callum Wilson’s injury record an issue in recent seasons.

Newcastle United are said to be keen on bringing in a new centre forward this summer, with Callum Wilson’s injury record an issue in recent seasons.

The Magpies will no doubt have a number of attacking targets to consider before next month’s deadline, however reports in Turkey have claimed one striker they are after is Valencia’s Maxi Gomez.

The 25-year-old joined Los che from Celta Vigo in a deal that saw them pay €14.5 million, while Santi Mina and Jorge Saenz went the other way.

Gomez has impressed since moving to Valencia - scoring 22 goals and providing 12 assists in 102 matches - and has also netted four times in 27 caps for Uruguay.

The forward’s contract doesn’t expire until 2024 but reports claim he could be available for as little as £10m this summer - significantly less than his £140m release clause.

While Gomez’s form and price tag will be of great interest to Newcastle, it has also caught the attention of Fenerbahce.

According to journalist Nicolo Schira, the Turkish club are favourites to sign the forward and have already reached an agreement to pay Gomez €2.5m a year if he was to join them.

With a fee for the player yet agreed, Eddie Howe’s side will have to act fast if they are to lure him to the Premier League instead of Turkey.