Jason Puncheon interests St James’ Park club.
Newcastle United are considering a move to sign Southampton forward Jason Puncheon in the summer, according to the Southern Daily Echo.
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St James’ Park boss Alan Pardew worked with a young Jason Puncheon when in charge of Southampton and they could renew acquaintances in the summer with a potential free transfer move to the north-east on the cards.
The 26-year-old Puncheon has been an integral part of Southampton’s first season back in the Premier League, but he has yet to be offered a new deal by the St Mary’s club and is set to be out of contract in the summer.
As a result, Pardew is ready to make a move for the forward, who can play out wide of behind a natural targetman and would be a squad player at Newcastle.
Pardew signed Puncheon from the MK Dons when in charge at Southampton, but is likely to face competition for his signature from West Ham who are also reported to have express an interest in signing him in the summer.
Puncheon has scored six goals this season and is the club’s second top scorer behind strike partner Rickie Lambert.