By Paul Robinson

26th Jan, 2020 | 7:00pm

'Real Coup' - Exclusive: Paul Robinson blown away as Newcastle work on £25m reported deal

Paul Robinson has claimed that it would be a “real coup” for Newcastle United to land Borussia Dortmund Paco Alcacer. 

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England number one suggested that the 26-year-old’s past record proves that he is a top level talent who is very much in his prime.

The Sun claim that the Magpies are looking to complete a loan deal for the Spaniard, with the possibility of a £25 million permanent transfer further down the line.

And Robinson believes that it would be a great piece of business for the Toon Army, if they can get it over the line.

“Alcacer has a very impressive CV,” he told Football Insider

“I think he started at Valencia, Barcelona, Dortmund on loan then Dortmund permanent. He’s a top class striker and he scores goals.

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“He’s of an age now where he’s not a young player, but he’s not an old player at 26. He’s probably in his prime.

“For somebody of the ilk, that would be a real coup for Newcastle to pull that kind of signing off.”

Alcacer completed a permanent move to Dortmund over the summer after catching the eye last term with his scintillating form, hitting 19 goals in 32 games in all competitions.

This season has yielded seven in 15 outings, but the arrival of teen scoring sensation Erling Haaland has pushed him closer to the exit door in Germany, and it is understood that the Spaniard could be keen on a move to enhance his chances of landing a place in his nation’s Euro 2020 squad at the end of the campaign.

In other Newcastle news, ‘Got a bit of flair’ – Kevin Phillips raves over Toon star who started v Oxford.