Arsenal and Newcastle United racing for Wolfsburg striker

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Arsenal and Newcastle United are among the sides that keep tabs ahead of possible summer deals on the towering striker Wout Weghorst from Wolfsburg.

The 6’5 Dutchman has scored 16 goals at home this season in the Bundesliga-behind only Robert Lewandowski, Timo Werner, and Jadon Sancho in the division-adding scoring charts to the 17 that he scored in his debut year in Germany last season.

According to Bild, Wolfsburg is bracing itself this summer for the tremendous interest in Weghorst from all over Europe, and they would look to earn as close to £32 m as possible if they were to sell their attacker.

That fee may be a little high for Arsenal but, Mikel Arteta may soon have money to play with this summer with both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette linked to moves away from the Emirates Stadium.

While Aubameyang is hoping to extend his contract beyond next season and commit to the club, Arsenal is preparing for his eventual exit. Manchester United, Inter and Barcelona are all referred to as Gabon ‘s international suitors, and Weghorst ‘s name has been proposed as a potential alternative.

We will also face pressure from Newcastle, who, if the Premier League accepts their lucrative Saudi-backed takeover, could see £ 32 m as a pocket change.

Record signing Joelinton in his first year in England has been extremely frustrating, scoring just four goals in 37 games so far, and finding a regular source of goals is believed to be high on Newcastle ‘s agenda this summer.

The 27-year-old has previously spoken about his desire to play in England, confessing to Goal he loves the Premier League and Liverpool in particular.

He said: “I always felt unique about Liverpool. I also get ‘You’ll never walk alone’ goosebumps. There are many other great English clubs and I liked Milan because there were so many Dutch people playing there. I’m ambitious and I want to keep moving forward. Perhaps playing at a different club at some stage, in Germany or England? But it’s still far away, at the moment. I feel good here and try to get the limit.”

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