Newcastle United have reportedly made contact to sign striker who West Ham United chased all January long last year.

According to a report from Goal Brasil, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe wants to bring the 24-year-old forward to St James’ Park in the January transfer window.

It is suggested that the Magpies will have to pay €40 million (£35 million) to sign the Brazilian hitman this month.

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Now, David Moyes’s interest may well be piqued because of Newcastle’s interest in signing Cabral.

The West Ham manager spent all of the January transfer window last year chasing the striker, before eventually losing out on his services to Fiorentina.

And now it seems as though Cabral could finally be set for his move to England…

Newcastle make contract to sign Fiorentina striker

The Toon have made contact with Arthur Cabral’s agents about a potential January move to St James’ Park, according to Goal Brasil.

The Brazilian forward has been plying in his trade in Serie A for the past year, after leaving FC Basel to join La Viola in January 2022.

Cabral has only bagged seven goals in 37 games for Fiorentina, but his record of 65 goals and 17 assists in 106 games for FC Basel is undoubtedly what has attracted Eddie Howe (Transfermarkt).

Newcastle make contract to sign Fiorentina striker
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Cabral is energetic, dynamic, has great movement and is an exemplary finisher. The one red flag is that he isn’t the fastest. That may be somewhat of a concern considering how crucial pace is in the Premier League.

Hammers News recently spoke with 4-4-2.CH writer Andre Oechsner who told us how good Cabral is, and shared with us just how much potential he has.

I actually think that we really need someone like Arthur Cabral at West Ham.

With Newcastle reportedly having made contact to sign the Fiorentina striker though, it seems as though West Ham won’t have a chance of bringing him to the London Stadium, even if David Moyes wanted to.

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