Newcastle may signal a brand new Mitrovic in Morelos

Newcastle United are eyeing a possible transfer for Rangers star Alfredo Morelos as studies emerge over PIF’s potential switch plans.

What’s the story?

Following the completion of their takeover, PIF will little doubt be trying in the direction of the upcoming January switch window as the proper alternative to start out their revamp of the Magpies’ squad.

And, in accordance with 90min, the Tyneside membership have earmarked Colombia worldwide Morelos as a participant they might get, with ideas {that a} transfer might be a “distinct risk.”

Would Morelos be signing?




The report provides that the striker is somebody they’re carefully taking a look at and that lots of scouting work on him has been executed already.

Newcastle’s new Mitrovic

Whereas Aleksandar Mitrovic might not have been a prolific goal-scorer in his time at Newcastle, he definitely introduced a way of aggression and depth to the membership’s assault.

Within the 72 video games that he performed for the membership, the fiery Serbian bagged 17 targets and supplied one other ten assists, whereas his hot-headedness noticed him additionally decide up eight yellows and two purple playing cards besides too.

In Morelos, PIF may discover somebody who has received that very same degree of fireplace and drive, however with a bit extra of a medical contact to his recreation.

Talking solely to FFC, former Rangers star Michael Ball mentioned: “I feel there’s been speak about Morelos possibly for 2 or three years now about leaving Rangers for a lot of causes. His goal-scoring is second to none however he’s received that South American chunk to him.

“He jogs my memory of the Suarez state of affairs the place, in the future he’s improbable and the subsequent he can allow you to down as a result of the fervour will get an excessive amount of for him. Being a part of Rangers, he’s received to know the membership so nicely, he understands it and typically ardour does recover from him.”

That “ardour” is one thing former Dundee boss Neil McCann has raved about, saying: “I’d like to have somebody like that in my workforce. Not simply the targets, regardless that 28 is a fairly unbelievable return given he has missed a lot of video games. It’s his all-round play. He’s a correct No.9. He can maintain it up, run the channel and is superb within the air regardless of not being that massive. He wouldn’t be a lot larger than me however he’s highly effective. And he loves a battle.

“Centre-backs don’t like a battle. They wish to be those bullying individuals. Defenders can virtually get caught up with Morelos’ energy. So they consider the battle first and unexpectedly he’s off down the facet of them or dipping off – and bang.”

Nevertheless it’s not simply his character that marks him out as a probably thrilling signing for Newcastle.

Chatting with The Athletic in 2019, one Scottish Premiership defender hailed Morelos as ‘misleading’ along with his energy on the pitch, saying: “When he goes to protect the ball it’s so tough. His physique energy and ball management are excellent, so he makes it very tough for you. He’s misleading along with his bodily attributes, however what I’d say he’s greatest at is when the ball is performed as much as him. He allows you to suppose that you may nip in entrance of him after which his timing to place his physique in and spin you is great.”

The person with 145 profession targets to his identify might be the precise type of striker to get individuals off the sting of their seats at St James’ Park.

In the meantime, Newcastle are keen on making this landmark appointment…

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