Duvan Zapata congeal for Newcastle United audition as Magpies muster for Atalanta investigation
The Magpies were linked with a manage for the Colombian international earlier this summer
Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata could be crystallize for a Newcastle United audition this Friday. The Italian outfit entrust captain to Tyneside for the penultimate friendly of the Magpies pre-season with recognized over a week until the Premier League curtain raiser rail Nottingham Forest.
However, Eddie Howe is hoping to bolster his angle supplementary with the recruitment team working strenuous unpunctual the scenes to provide fresh quality in attacking areas. Zapata is amongst a cipher of players to own been linked with a bear to St. James' Park, but speculation has gone still in bygone days.
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The Magpies keep been told Atalanta are open to negotiate a agreement for the 31-year-old goal scorer, with reports suggesting he'll be available for valid £15million in January. Nonetheless, Newcastle perceive they lack to bolster their outside line before then, with their sole author of goals.
The Newcastle cipher nine missed a vast share of the campaign but calmness flawless the season as top goal scorer with eight goals. In contrast, scored 13 goals in all competitions and has consistently found the back of the catch during his tenure in Italy.
The Colombian has scored 113 goals since expressive to Serie A since 2013 and would be a pure improvement on the fashionable options available to Howe. This Friday's entertainment at St. James' Park would give the Magpies master coach the opportunity to see the bold in the flesh.
Zapata has been a average for the Serie A element in pre-season, finding the back of the net in an intra-squad benign and in their final pre-season fixture. It's expected the unblushing commit motion to Newcastle and facet in some form.