Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is interested in signing Spanish striker Paco Alcacer in this transfer window, according to The Sun. The Magpies boss is reportedly holding talks with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in order to secure a £25m loan-to-buy deal for the Spanish international.
The 26-year-old forward is struggling for game time at BVB having played only 10 minutes league football since the end of November, even though his form has been impressive with seven goals and two assists in 15 all appearances to his name so far this season. The former Valencia hitman has fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of Erling Braut Haaland who chose the German club over Manchester United.
The 19-Caps Spain international has reportedly sparked interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur as well, but if he hopes to gain more Premier League game time then St. James Park appears to be a better place for him. His admirers Newcastle are believed to be looking for a loan move with the permanent transfer option at £25million in the summer. However, for a successful deal, they will also have to fend off interest from his former club Valencia where he spent five years before his big move to Barcelona in 2016.
The Toon boss is set to bring in a new striker to bolster his forward ranks as they are woefully short of goals at the moment. The club’s record signings Miguel Almiron and Joelinton have not justified their huge price-tags yet, though it should be said the Paraguayan has shown flashes of brilliance recently after breaking his duck in December last year.
Bruce has already brought in Valentino Lazaro and Nabil Bentaleb on loan deals with the option to buy in this transfer window as he aims to keep his side well clear of the relegation zone.
Newcastle are also targeting AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek and Leeds United’s Jarrod Bowen, but both moves look unlikely as they are overpriced and currently out of reach, the Sun report further suggests.