Newcastle United poised to land RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen

RB Leipzig’s Yussuf Poulsen is the striker that Newcastle United are reportedly looking at to bolster their attacking options.

British source claim that Newcastle United are poised to land RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen.

The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Denmark international was signed by RB Leipzig in July 2013 from Lyngby BK for a fee of 1.55 million euros. The 25-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.

Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen

In 248 appearances for Leipzig, Poulsen has managed to score 61 goals, and create 49 goals for his teammates.

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Denmark.

His record for Denmark is also impressive. Poulsen has scored 7 goals in 43 matches for Denmark at senior level.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Newcastle United.

Newcastle shortlist Poulsen as prime transfer target this summer.

Steve Bruce is a long term admirer of Poulsen and believes he can get the most out of the Denmark international.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United

The 25-year-old provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker.

According to the report, “RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen is on Newcastle United’s radar. The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle have made the 25-year-old Dane their top transfer target for this summer’s market. This season, Poulsen has scored three goals and produced five assists in 20 matches in the Bundesliga. The Denmark international has spent the last six years playing in the Bundesliga and last season registered his best return of 19 goals in all competitions. Poulsen, 25, has emerged from the shadow of Timo Werner and has earned a reputation in Germany as a 6ft 4in battering ram.”

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Newcastle have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Denmark international.

The 25-year-old would be a very good addition for Newcastle and they can afford him as well.

Newcastle United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Newcastle come calling for Poulsen this summer.

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