News late today that Newcastle may be after Sevilla’s midfielder Romaric.
Romaric – Sevilla’s 6’2″ midfielder
The midfielder whose full name is Christian Koffi Ndri, stands 6’2″ tall was born in Sürmene in the Ivory Coast, and has played 42 times for his National side.
But the fact he turned 28 last Saturday means he doesn’t exactly fit young players Newcastle are supposed to be after this summer.
The news is the player has already been part of three bids since the end of the season, and on Wikipedia he is supposed to have already signed for Turkish club Trabzonspor, but that wouldn’t be the first time false information has been entered into Wikipedia.
Two Turkish sides, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor, are thought to have already bid for the midfielder, but the Sevilla President has said a third bid has come in from England, and it is thought to be from Newcastle – why – we have no idea.
It’s probably because we are supposed to have £35M to spend this summer, and we’ll therefore be linked with every player available. :D.
Sevilla President Jose Maria Del Nido had this to say about bids made so far for their midfielder:
“We have two offers from two clubs in Turkey and another from an English club,” Del Nido said. “We will study them and talk to the player.”
Newcastle have been impressed with last summer’s signing, Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote, and it’s small wonder they are now looking at some of Cheick’s International team-mates – like Gervinho of Lille – as only one example.
But of course Newcastle had better not sign too many, otherwise we’ll be missing them all during the African Cup of Nations next January.
Like Gervinho, Romaric spent time at French club Le Mans, from 2005 through 2008, at which time he joined Spanish club Sevilla.
But we’d be very surprised if Newcastle are in for this player.
What do you think?