Newcastle United are looking at Seville’s Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano as a potential target in the summer.
Luis Fabiano – Newcastle target in the summer?
Our Newcastle recruitment trio ofÂ Denis Wise, Tony Jimenez and Jeff Vetere have reportedly been tracking the prolific Brazilian in recent weeks.Â And with Tony Jimenez’s connections with Seville, it is thought that if Newcastle do decide that Luis is the man Newcastle will have a head start on other clubs.
Certainly it looks like Fabiano can score goals, but whether he can replicate his goal scoring prowess in the Premier League would remain to be seen. But Luis is a physical type player and we certainly need another big man up front to help Mark Viduka, who of course tends to be injury prone.
Here’s Fabiano’s playing record to date:
Years Club App Goals 1997â€“2000 Ponte Preta 67 25 2000 Rennes 11 0 2001â€“2004 SÃ£o Paulo 160 118 2004â€“2005 FC Porto 22 5 2005â€“ Sevilla 70 37 2003â€“ Brazil 15 8
27 year-old Fabiano is 6’0″ tall and his strength on the ball, accurate finishing and pace made him a vital part of the Brazilian side that fell in the Semi-Finals of the 2004 Copa Libertadores de AmÃ©rica. After transferring to FC Porto for a reported Â£8M he nevertheless had a troublesome season and joined La Liga side Sevilla FC in 2005.
Fabiano has been labeled the ‘bad boy’ of Brazilian football after he got involved in a number of brawls when playing for SÃ£o Paulo.
What do you think?
Could this boy do well at Newcastle?
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