Newcastle Maintain Interest In Prolific Striker With Low Release Clause

Newcastle were first linked with Genk striker Mbwana Samatta this past July. BBC reporter Ian Dennis has tweeted that Newcastle still maintain an interest in the prolific forward.

The 26-year-old Tanzanian forward scored an amazing 32 goals in 51 appearances for Genk last season. This season he already has bagged 8 goals including 2 in the Champions League.

With his release clause being just £10m, Samatta is well within Newcastle’s price range for a January move. He will, however, turn 27 next month so is pushing the the boundary of Newcastle’s age policy for transfers.

Samatta joined Genk in 2016 for fee of around £600k from DR Congo club Mazembe. He has been capped 51 times for Tanzania with 18 international goals.

It’s a big step up from the Belgian Jupiler Pro League to the Premier League. However, with his release clause being well below his potential value, he might be a shrewd target for January.

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