Reports- Newcastle considering £60m Liverpool forward signing amid Callum Wilson’s form concerns
In order to counteract the departure of Chris Wood and the decline in form of Callum Wilson, Newcastle United is reportedly eyeing the £60 million-rated Diogo Jota. Liverpool may need to brace themselves for a potential bid this summer.
The youngster has been added to a shortlist that also includes James Maddison of Leicester, according to Football Transfers’ dependable Jacque Talbot.
Due in large part to a few muscular problems that limited him to only 14 games, the Portuguese international has struggled with availability this season.
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Six assists were yielded from clashes with Porto, Wolves, Ajax and Arsenal, though, rather worryingly, the former Wanderers man has yet to find the net once this term.
Talbot’s correct to point out that increased competition for places thanks to the rise of Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo will certainly add to the challenge of breaking back into our starting-XI on a regular basis.
Still, it would seem an absolutely strange decision to part ways with a generally vital member of the squad after handing him a long-term contract (not set to expire until 2027) back in August last year.
At 26 years of age – even despite his injury record – we’d imagine Klopp and his recruitment team would be inclined to value the player (whom the former clearly adores) higher than £60m were an exit to be considered.
Perhaps it’s an avenue the club may explore to land our top targets in the summer, though it’s not a move we could see being a popular one amongst the Anfield faithful.