With the club having so far failed to increase their bid for Alassane Plea and no signs that we about to meet the release clause of Salomon Rondon, I decided to run a poll to see what fans thought of another potential striker option.
Bas Dost is a name we have been linked with in the past, although the Chronicle dismissed claims last month that Rafa Benitez was pursuing him this summer.
The Dutchman is available on a free transfer after leaving Sporting Lisbon last month, and with the lack of movement on the striker front, I asked supporters whether we should go back in for him. A sizeable majority think he is just what we need:
70 goals in 90 appearances in Portuguese football is impressive, although he hasn’t been playing in the highest quality league. However, his best attributes (heading and holding up the ball) are something which would suit the Premier League.
The reason we haven’t been back in for him is believed to be down to salary demands and agent fees, but considering we wouldn’t have to pay a transfer fee, it seems like a no-brainer to me. What do you think? Should we pursue Dost? Let me know in the comments.