Newcastle On Transfer Trail Of Rising Swiss Star To Plug Major Gap

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TEAMtalk reports that Newcastle has added RB Salzburg striker Noah Okafor to their list of prospective attacking additions this month.

All over the pitch, the Magpies are facing a difficult January transfer window. They have since acquired England right-back Kieran Trippier to their ranks, which was an apparent concern.

However, with main striker Callum Wilson out with a calf injury, finding a new forward has become a top priority.

TEAMtalk has now learned, though, that Salzburg’s Okafor is a potential option. The 21-year-old moved from Basel in his native Switzerland to Austria in January 2020.

Okafor netted three goals in his first half season in Salzburg as he got up to speed with the club. Last term, meanwhile, he ended the campaign with six goals and six assists in 29 outings in all competitions.

After injuries set him back last campaign, he has hit the ground running this season. In fact, he has already matched his best tally of six league goals. Newcastle targeting West Ham defender.

Okafor has played 14 of 18 Bundesliga games this season, starting only six and coming off the bench in the other eight. Nevertheless, his longest run without a goal is three games as he continues to impress.

BBC Sport

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