Newcastle could be on the verge of selling Joselu, according to Mundo Deportivo.
They claim Spanish side Alaves are in advanced negotiations and expect him to be signed within the next few weeks.
Since his time in the Premier League he has scored 10 goals from his 68 appearances, and the most he scored in one league campaign was four, which he achieved twice for Stoke and once for the Magpies.
Last season in the black and white he managed to score just twice in 16 games and is valued at £3.6million by Transfermarkt.
Mundo Deportivo also claims Newcastle are willing to let the striker leave as he enters the last year of his contract, while also stating the player wants to leave Tyneside and return to Spain.
Many Newcastle supporters are happy the forward is leaving, although are worried that it leaves the club short in the attacking department.
Some fans pointed out that it only leaves Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto as the only strikers in the first-team squad and took to Twitter to voice their concerns about who may play up-front next season.
One stated ‘I’m available on a free’ whilst another joked he was ‘devastated’ by the transfer.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 4, 2019
I’m available on a free
— Simon Mulholland (@SimonM71) July 4, 2019
Last player to leave please turn off the lights.
— The Wise Wallsender (@WiseWallsender) July 4, 2019
Surely the club has transfers on the pipeline. They wouldn’t let Joselu, Perez and Rondon all leave without back up….
— DalyBall (@daly_ball) July 4, 2019
— Josh Chapman (@Chaperman) July 4, 2019
So, effectively, we haven’t got a SINGLE forward/striker in the team, when the season starts?
Yeah, we’re going down. In most brutal way possible.
— TheSwedishBeard (@TehSwedishBeard) July 4, 2019
Right well if this is happening that means we have 1 striker, who played in the chanpionship last year, surely i mean surely that means we will be signing at least a striker this window? Oh wait remember who our own is… like i forgot….
— BFK 69000 (@BenKiefer888) July 4, 2019
so we literally just have Gayle? ????????
— ???????????????? (@WonjoMelvey) July 4, 2019