News today that Newcastle are linked with another French striker, Nolan Roux.
Nolan Roux – 23 year-old Stade Brest striker
The 23 year-old Roux is said to have one of those release clauses in his contract at his current club Stade Brest, and can leave when another club offers £8M for him.
The 23-year-old has been offered to the Newcastle club, probably because they know the Magpies need a striker desperately, and may daft enough to pay the £8M.
We’re not at all sure this player is good enough for Newcastle, but we have never seen him play, although he has one cap at the French U21 level.
Nolan has played 62 times for Stade Brest with 21 goals and is the son of former professional player Bruno Roux, who is currently the manager of amateur club AFC Compiègne.
It seems to us that Newcastle are looking at a number of options in these last six days of the transfer window, but we’d be very surprised, make that shocked, if Mike Ashley would pay out £8M for a player completely unproven.
We’ll not say Newcastle are getting desperate, but its starting to look that way, and what have they been doing over the last few months?
We should expect Newcastle to be linked with numerous players over these last six days of the transfer window, and we’d be stunned if Newcastle are interested in Roux.
So now I’ve said that, Newcastle will probably sign the lad, so does anybody know how good he is?