Newcastle United are plotting a swoop to sign PSV forward Sam Lammers, who is currently on loan at Heerenveen, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper claimed via their live transfer blog on Friday [10:57pm] that the Magpies have had their scouts keep close tabs on the 21-year-old striker as he has been enjoying a “prolific” season at Heerenveen.
Lammers is currently on loan from Eredivide league leaders PSV until the end of the campaign, but it is understood that Newcastle are weighing up a loan-to-buy move for the Netherlands Under-21 international.
Good move for Newcastle?
Lammers seems like a decent prospect.
The Dutch striker has scored nine goals and supplied two assists in 17 appearances across all competitions for Heerenveen this season.
He is only 21-years-old so he will improve in the future, but that is not what Newcastle need right now, they need players who are ready to play in the first team as soon as possible to help them avoid relegation this term.
Newcastle already have a good young striker prospect in Elias Sorensen.
Lammers is a good young player but Rafa Benitez would be wasting money on the Dutch ace.
This is Futbol rating 4/10
Likely to happen?
If Newcastle are going to spend any money in the January transfer window then it will be spent on players who can make an impact on the first team.
Lammers is unlikely to push Salomon Rondon out of the starting line-up while Joselu and Yoshinori Muto are also likely to be ahead of him in the pecking order if he arrives at St James’ Park.
The striker is also on a season-long loan at Heerenveen, so why would PSV recall him so he can go to Newcastle when he is playing so well this season?
This is Futbol rating 2/10