Newcastle eye ‘frighting’ talent likened to £73m Premier League star

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Newcastle United have reportedly joined the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Ansgar Knauff, who has shone in 2022 since joining Eintracht Frankfurt on an 18-month loan.

According to Sport1, the Magpies are one of many clubs interested in signing the 20-year-old winger, who came through Dortmund’s academy and played a handful of senior games before being sent to Frankfurt in January for the next year and a half, and Knauff has exploded since the move.

The striker played a key role in the Bundesliga side’s UEFA Europa League campaign, with Knauff scoring a screamer against FC Barcelona in a performance that was described as ‘frightening’ by the German media, l striker also starting in the final against Rangers in Sevilla. .

While the likes of Newcastle are now interested in signing Knauff, there is no recall or exit clause in the youngster’s loan deal with Frankfurt, meaning the Premier League side will not will be able to move for the Dortmund prospect until 2023, where the striker could be a Bundesliga superstar.

Compared to Manchester United’s £73m superstar striker Jadon Sancho, according to the official Bundesliga website, Knauff is set to have another huge season at Frankfurt, especially with UEFA Champions League football at the table. horizon for the German team, a competition in which the winger actually played. during his stay in Dortmund.

Indeed, if Knauff are to follow in Sancho’s footsteps next season, the German top flight could be in for a treat, but for Newcastle they should already make the 20-year-old striker a priority for the summer transfer window. Next year.

Newcastle must sign Knauff in 2023 if they have a breakout season

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Newcastle have been somewhat quiet in the transfer window this summer, but 2023 could be a year where PIF goes crazy in the market, and signing Knauff should be seen as a priority for the club if the youngster is to enjoy a boost. sensational season in Germany and Europe.

After all, signing the best young players will be the foundation of any long-term plans Newcastle wish to make, and Knauff could be ideal for the future given the striker’s incredible potential and impressive CV already in the game. senior play since his breakthrough with Dortmund and his arrival. Frankfurt on loan.

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