There is news coming through Sky Sports that Newcastle may be interested in former West Ham striker Ilan.
Illan – Newcastle unlikely to be interested
The Brazilian was released by West Ham after joining them from St Etienne on the last day of the January transfer window.
But the times we saw the 29 year-old he didn’t look too impressive even though he did score 4 goals in 11 appearances for the London club.
The 5’11” striker just doesn’t fit the profile of players Newcastle manager is looking for this summer, although he does become a free agent at the end of the month.
Illan told Sky Sports:
“I did well in the Premier League and I was hoping to continue where I left off next season, but West Ham had other ideas, that’s football.”
“I have a good record here and in France so I’m confident that a club in the UK or Europe will call my agent (Rob Shield) and I can get something sorted before training starts again.”
Illan had joined St Etienne in 2006 from Sochaux, and played 113 times with 31 goals for the French side before joining Wets Ham earlier this year, and in his career he has 271 total first class appearances with 87 goals.
We’d be surprised if this story has any merit to it.