Newcastle turn to South Korea striker Ji Dong-won

28 April 2011 01:26
Newcastle are chasing South Korea striker Ji Dong-won after being rebuffed in an ?8million move for Lorient's Kevin Gameiro, 23.

Chief scout Graham Carr was in South Korea at the weekend to watch the 19-year-old Ji play for Chunnam Dragons and was reasonably impressed.

Target: Newcastle sent a scout to watch South Korea's forward Ji Dong-won

The 6ft 1in teenager had a spell at Reading three seasons ago but struggled to settle. He has since scored five goals in nine internationals.

Manager Alan Pardew wants at least two new strikers in the summer and remains keen on Cardiff's Jay Bothroyd, 28.

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Source: Daily_Mail