Alaves to sign €2m Joselu from Newcastle United

Alaves are closing in on the €2m (£1.7m) transfer of Newcastle United striker Joselu, according to a report in Marca.

The 29-year-old is expected to be the second striker from the Premier League to arrive at the Basque club this summer following the deal for West Ham striker Lucas Perez.

The German-born forward scored six goals across 46 Premier League appearances for the Magpies, having joined from Stoke City in a reported £5m deal in the summer of 2017.

Joselu is expected to take a cut in wages to return to La Liga and there have been claims that Newcastle rejected a £10m offer for the striker in January from a Chinese club.

The striker began his career at Celta Vigo before switching to Real Madrid, where he scored two goals – including in an 8-1 La Liga thumping of Almeria – despite playing just 18 minutes of first-team action.

He subsequently played for Hoffenheim, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga before an £8m switch to Stoke in 2015.

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