We wonder if Newcastle United have already made the deal for 24 year-old Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh.
Marouane Chamakh – have we signed him?
We had an article out this morning that the Sunday Sun were reporting that Newcastle were interested in the player.
Now on his wikipedia site there is information that says he has just signed a 3 year deal with the club today, and that the Newcastle club will unveil him on July 1st.
Of course, we are well aware that Wikipedia is not too reliable, and it’s fairly easy to update the site, but it just seems odd that this would happen today.
Maybe somebody is just playing the fool – but we’ll see.
One of our readers – Nick C – is also reporting that in the Le Parisien newspaper in Paris,Â and the Sud Ouest paper in Bordeaux today, they are reporting it’s a done deal.
If we have signed him, let’s hope he turns out to be another Roque Santa Cruz, who scored 19 times for Blackburn in just 36 appearances for them last season, and he cost Blackburn just Â£3.5M last summer from Bayern Munich.
At Bayern, Santa Cruz scored 31 goals in 155 games, (0.2 goals/game) and for Bordeaux, Chamakh has scoredÂ 42 goals in 182 appearances for them, (0.23 goals/game), as some of our readers have already pointed out.
A similar striking rate – so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.Â 😀