There is news today in that bastion of truthful journalism, the News Of The World, that Newcastle are after a Costa Rican footballer, who is currently playing in the Belgium League.
Brian Ruiz – 23 year-old 6’1″ striker
The news is that Newcastle United have sent scouts to check on Jupiler League club AA Gent star striker, Bryan Ruiz
Brian played for Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA), a Costa Rican football club playing in the Primera División de Costa Rica, from 2003 until 2006, when he was picked up by Gent.
He played 67 times with 25 goals for Deportiva Alajuelense, and has appeared 60 times with 20 goals for AA Gent.
He has also played 14 times for his country, Costa Rica, and has 6 international goals.
Brian was born in August of 1985 in San José, and scored his first hat trick playing for Gent on December 8th 2007 against Lokeren.
No fee has been mentioned for the player.
We have no idea if there is any truth in this report – but probably not.