Real Madrid forward linked with Newcastle United move – face competition from Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in wantaway Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez – but face competition from Premier League rivals West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers to land the player.

Monday, 11th November 2019, 2:13 pm
Updated Monday, 11th November 2019, 7:49 pm
EIBAR, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 09: Lucas Vazquez  of Real Madrid CF  reacts during the Liga match between SD Eibar SAD and Real Madrid CF at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Eibar, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
EIBAR, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 09: Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid CF reacts during the Liga match between SD Eibar SAD and Real Madrid CF at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Eibar, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

According to Spanish outlet El Desmarque, the Magpies retain an interest in the attacker, who is set to be shown the door at the Santiago Bernabeu in January.

The report claims Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham are favourites to sign the player but “other teams such as Newcastle and Wolverhampton could also be very interested in his signing”.

Vazquez, first linked with the Magpies when countryman Rafa Benitez was manager of the club,

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The report claims the Galician striker “will leave in January for the Premier League” but the decision will not go down well in the Madrid dressing room where Vázquez is held in high regard.

Spain international Vázquez is behind Karim Benzema, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard, Vinícius Junior, Gareth Bale and Rodrygo at Madrid.