Newcastle closer to Cabella and they should sign this winger
Not only was Quincy Promes’ opener in FC Twente’s 3-1 victory over Heracles the first Eredivisie goal of 2013, it also continued a particularly hot streak for the forward.
Promes has now scored in each of Twente’s last five games and his six goals in this period have helped his side climb to the top of the Dutch league, at least until Ajax and Vitesse play their game in hand.
Although he is yet to make a full international debut, there have been calls for the 22-year-old to be included in Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad and after racking up nine goals and four assists in just 16 league appearances, it is easy to see why.
Promes is quite versatile in a positional sense across the forward line, but it on the right of a front three where he has proved especially dangerous and this could appeal to Newcastle.
Arsenal have been the Premier League club most linked to Promes previously, but they have no logical need for a player like him, even with Theo Walcott out for the remainder of the season.
Newcastle have no settled player on the right of their attack, with Yoan Gouffran, Hatem Ben Arfa and Moussa Sissoko all having stints in the position.
Promes has only scored one goal less than this trio combined, averages more shots on goal per game than any of the threesome, plays more key passes than any regular member of the Newcastle squad and sends more crosses into the box.
It is already gearing up to be a busy January for Newcastle, with reports suggesting they are another step closer to signing Remy Cabella from Montpellier.
Cabella’s father has stated that he expects his son to heads to the Toon in this transfer window, with a fee speculated to be in the region of £12m.