There’s report out today that Newcastle may be interested in signing two players from Spanish La Liga side Espanyol.
Carlos Kameni – Espanyol’s Cameroon goalkeeper
One is a player who we’ve already reported supposed Newcastle interest in – and he’s winger/striker Callejon.
The 24-year-old started his career at Real Madrid and played 40 times with 21 goals for the Real Madrid B team in 2007-2008, but never played for the first team.
Callejon left Madrid in the summer of 2008, and signed a four-season contract with RCD Espanyol, and from what we can tell he seems a very decent player, who has played around 80 times for Espanyol with 8 goals, and is said to be attracting interest from Premier League clubs, in addition to Newcastle.
However the other Espanyol player Newcastle are said to be interested in is Cameroon International goalkeeper Carlos Kameni.
Reports suggest that Newcastle have identified Kameni as a possible replacement for Steve Harper, who turns 36 next week., but has anybody told the reporters about two 22 year-old top young goalkeepers Newcastle already have on their books in Fraser Forster and Tim Krul?
Probably not, and we cannot think Newcastle will want to spend any money on a goalkeeper this summer.
The 27 year-old 6’1″ goalkeeper has been at Espanyol since 2004, and has played over 200 times for the club and 60 times for Cameroon.
When he joined Espanyol at age 21, he was already a Cameroon International having made his debut when just 17 years old.
But we very much doubt Newcastle are scouting Kameni when the Newcastle scouts are seen watching Espanyol games, because goalkeeper is hardly a weakness at all on Tyneside.