Toon Line Up Sporting Lisbon Striker!

23 January 2013 10:46
Newcastle United have made an approach for Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, according to Portuguese daily O Jogo.

Newcastle have already raided French football, with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa signed, Mathieu Debuchy signed, Massaido Haidara incoming, along with Yoan Gouffran, while Moussa Sissoko should land in the summer, although this month remains a possibility.

The Dutchman has impressed in Portuguese football since being snapped up by the Lisbon giants in the summer of 2011 from Utrecht, for the bargain fee of €5.4M.

Sporting Lisbon are thought ready to part with the 23-year-old, but only for the figure of €12M, which Newcastle have not yet offered.

It remains to be seen if the Magpies will increase their bid.

Van Wolfswinkel’s contract at Sporting Lisbon runs until 2016.


Source: Newcastle United Mad