As per the reports from Turkish-Football.com, Newcastle United have set their sights on the German teen sensation Charles-Jesaja Herrmann. The 19-year-old has been one of the brightest young talents in the Bundesliga junior division and is currently plying his trade for the Wolfsburg U19 side.
The report also says that Premier League side Everton and Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are also willing to make a move for the striker of Ghanaian-German descent. Herrmann has scored 12 goals this season and has also shown his potential as a good team player with seven assists in 25 matches.
Newcastle United’s Attacking Woes
The Magpies have suffered a lot for the lack of firepower up front throughout this season. Manager Rafa Benitez has done a commendable job despite all the limitations, both on-field as well as off it. However, he is wise enough to understand that without reinforcements, it would not be possible for his side to survive the relegation scare season after season.
The likes of Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez have tried their level best to keep their side in the Premier League this season and have succeeded in doing so. However, neither of the forwards have been able to perform consistently this season and would be more than happy to see someone share the bulk of goalscoring alongside them in the next term (provided they continue at Newcastle next season).
Where Can Herrmann Fit In?
Benitez is known to be a mentor of young talents and help them bring the best out on the pitch. Herrmann, given his young age and agility, would be an intelligent addition to the Newcastle United squad if they can land him this summer. However, given the financial constraints that have handicapped their capability of bringing in new players in the last few transfer windows, it is to be seen whether the Magpies would be table a substantial bid for the 19-year-old next summer or not.
Besides this, the fact that the striker has had no prior experience of playing in England would be a detriment in the way of Newcastle making a move for the German U19 international.
The Right Choice For The Magpies?
However, given that Herrmann has a long way to go in his career and can be a part of the youth squad at St James Park means that it might be a risk worth taking for the future as far as the Magpies are concerned. His pace, agility and goalscoring ability can make him an outstanding prospect for the Tyneside club, provided they can nurture him in the right way.
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