The Sunday Sun are reporting today that Newcastle United are considering a move for former Sunderland target, and Steaua Bucharest center-back Dorin Goian.
Dorin Goian – fresh Newcastle interest?
Dorin has been rumored to have Newcastle’s interest since last December according to our archives, and he certainly performed well for Romania in Euro 2008.
At 6′ 5″ he should be great in the air, but you also have to be quick of foot in the Premier League.
Executive Director Dennis Wise and Technical Co-ordinator Jeff Vetere have already been in contact with the Romanian, and apparently have told him that a switch to St Jamesâ€™ Park, may be on the cards.
However, the decision on whether to bid for the Romanian International is the sole responsibility of Kevin Keegan, and we think he may try to bring in Carlos Cuellar from Glasgow Rangers, and maybe one or two others such as young Jonny Evans from the Red Devils, if he can do that.
Goian, 27, seemed ready to join Sunderland earlier last week, and had even said he wanted to go to the Stadium of Light.Â 🙁
But it seems like Roy Keane pulled the plug on the deal,Â because the transfer fee was too high. The fee was quoted at Â£3.8M.
The only concern we have about him is if he is mobile enough, but still think he would add competition in central defense for Taylor, Faye, Edgar and Cacapa.
There are other clubs also interested in the player, such as Dinamo Kiev, along with a number of Spanish clubs, but we think if Kevin wants the Romanian we could do a decent deal for him.
Dorin has played 25 times for Romania, and turns 28 in December.