Newcastle reportedly close to Sampdoria Gregoire Defrel
Sampdoria striker Gregoire Defrel is reportedly on the close to sealing a permanent move for English Premier League side Newcastle United.
According to ANSA, Newcastle edging closer to agreeing on a €15m deal for Defrel, with the arrival of former Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini dropping him down the pecking order.
The Frenchman moved to Samp on loan for the season from AS Roma but has struggled after netting six times in his first 12 Serie A appearances and will not look to take up the option to buy for €18.5m having had a barren run in the last two months.
The former Sassuolo player best stats come before moving to Roma for €20m in the summer of 2017 after scoring 23 goals in 73 appearances with Newcastle looking to boost their attack.