News today that Premier League clubs Newcastle United, Stoke City, and West Ham are interested in signing Mallorca striker Alhassane Keita.
Alhassane Keita – Mallorca striker interesting Newcastle?
Keita stands 5’6″ tall has struggled at RCD Mallorca since signing for the Spanish club in 2008 from Al-Ittihad, so why Newcastle would be interested in this player we have no idea.
Add to that the fact he’s 27 – and this story is probably completely made up – and if it isn’t we’d hope it was.
The Mallorca club is in administration and have been barred from the Europa League so they are in desperate need of funds, so maybe he can be bought for a low price, but we don’t see how he would make the Newcastle squad any better..
Keita is quoted as saying:
“People can talk about a lot of things but at the moment I am training with Mallorca. There is interest from other clubs though.”
The player has just 8 goals in 48 appearance for Mallorca, and while at his previous Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ittihad, he fared a lot better with 28 goals in 40 games.
But we cannot believe this player is a target for Newcastle.
What we’d like to see Newcastle interested in, are players with some flair and class, because we found out on Monday night the squad is desperately lacking those qualities.