There is a report out today that Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino, who is rated at €15M, has become a target for Premier League side Newcastle United.
Alberto Gilardino – Newcastle interested – not for £12.5M
Itasportpress.it is reporting the 28-year-old is a target for Newcastle come January.
The report suggests that a €15M (about £12.5M) bid for the Italian International from Newcastle, would have the Fiorentina club sell their striker – we’re sure they would.
The 44 times capped Gilardino threatened to quit the Italian club last summer when he questioned their ambition.
Now we don’t want to spoil the party, but let’s say that this report seems just ridiculous – for a number of different reasons.
First of all Newcastle are after younger players, and a 28 year-old is just too old, and just exactly where Newcastle would find £12.5M for just one player is another good question.
Newcastle spent around £5M in the summer to bring in five good players to the Newcastle club, and as we said, this story is hard to be taken seriously and would appear to have no validity to it at all.
Apart from that we suppose it’s interesting.