Report: Newcastle United to turn to FC Twente striker Luc Castaignos in January

Report: Newcastle to turn to Castaignos in January
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Newcastle United reportedly send scouts to watch FC Twente hitman Luc Castaignos as they search for a reliable striker to pursue in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United will apparently turn to FC Twente's Luc Castaignos in their search for a striker this January.

The Magpies missed out on Loic Remy, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Alexandre Lacazette during the course of the summer and have now moved on to other targets.

A reliable frontman remains a priority for Alan Pardew's Premier League strugglers, who have not won a top-flight game this season, with Emmanuel Riviere yet to find his feet in England and Papiss Cisse poised to miss some of the campaign while competing in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Newcastle Chronicle claims that Dutch Under-21 international Castaignos, who has scored five goals this season and came close to joining Swansea City in June, is one of several strikers being watched by Newcastle scouts.

Riviere has failed to score in seven Premier League appearances since joining from Monaco for £5m.

Papiss Demba Cisse of Newcastle United (R) scores their second past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on October 4, 2014
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