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Newcastle United closely watching Atlanta's Josef Martinez

The Atlanta United striker and current holder of the MLS season scoring record, Josef Martinez is being closely watched by Premier League side Newcastle United.

Josef Martinez celebrating after scoring with Atlanta United

MLS is growing, and the world is noticing, with eyes falling on American league players, as Major League Soccer features both top international names and home grown talent.

This time, according to Chronicle Live, Premier League side, Newcastle United are keeping tabs on the 2018 MLS MVP, and the current 15-game goal-scoring Josef Martinez.

The English side already signed former Martinez teammate, Miguel Almirón and now want to add to their ranks the current Atlanta United striker. However, Newcastle is not the only team interested in Martinez's services.

Everton are also reported to be monitoring the 26-year-old striker with the current MLS Open Cup holders locking the attacker to a five-year contract in January.

Is now the time for the current MVP contender to make the big move to Europe in hands with the Magpies or will he stay with Atlanta United? Only time will tell.