An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their pursuit of Raul de Tomas in the summer transfer window…
What’s the talk?
Italian journalist Matteo Moretto has revealed that the Magpies are keen on a deal to snap up the La Liga centre-forward ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
He Tweeted: “Newcastle interested in Raúl de Tomás. Juventus has also been informed about the situation of the Espanyol striker, who could leave for around 35 million euros.”
The gem is available for a fee in the region of £30m but it remains to be seen whether or not the Toon are willing to pay that.
Imagine him and Allan Saint-Maximin
By snapping up a deal to sign the Spaniard this summer, Newcastle can form an exciting, new, partnership at the top end of the pitch.
De Tomas is a natural goalscorer and he can thrive off Allan Saint-Maximin’s creativity from out wide – creating a superb dynamic duo up front for the Magpies.
In La Liga last season, the Espanyol striker plundered an eye-catching 17 goals in 33 starts as he averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.09. This came after he fired his side to promotion in the 2020/21 campaign, scoring 23 goals in the second division of Spanish football.
Whilst the attacker was in the Real Madrid academy, he told the club’s website about his best talents, saying: “I am a pacey, competitive and technically gifted goal-scorer.”
These comments, aligned with his statistics from the last two seasons, suggest that he is a player capable of finishing off chances if they come his way as he has proven himself in front of goal.
In Saint-Maximin, Newcastle have a player who can create the opportunities the Spaniard needs to find the back of the net. The French winger created 1.4 chances per match in 2021/22 and provided his teammates with seven ‘big chances’ in total – registering five assists in the Premier League.
Now, imagine the dynamo racing down the wing and crossing the ball in for the lethal de Tomas to beat the goalkeeper at St. James’ Park – sending the crowd into raptures.
They have the potential to be a brilliant duo to watch play week-in-week-out in the top-flight next term and fans will surely be hoping that the club will now be able to agree a deal with Espanyol for the 27-year-old before the end of the window.