There’s a report out that Newcastle United are preparing to make a “sensational” move for striker Bojan Krkic Pérez, known as Bojan Krkic.
Bojan Krkic – played 163 times for Barcelona with 41 goals
Krkic was born in Linyola, Spain to a Serbian father and Spanish mother, and he started his career at Barcelona with the Barcelona B side.
The 21 year -old, who stands just 5’7″ tall, played 163 times for the Barcelona first team with 41 goals, so he must be a decent player.
Last July he joined Roma for a fee of €12M (£10.3), and Barcelona have an option to buy him back after two seasons for €13M (£11.2), or Roma can prevent that by paying Barcelona an additional €28M, which is around £24M .
So it’s big money being talked about, and is the main reason we don’t think this story has any truth to it.
The report suggests that Newcastle are ready to make an offer of £14M for Krkic when the January transfer window opens, but we don’t see Newcastle paying out that kind of money for any player these days.
The journalists think that Newcastle have £35M to spend, so it’s well within their reach, but Newcastle prefer to buy youngsters or players that come at bargain prices, such as free agents.
One of Newcastle’s best performers this season, Senegal striker Demba Ba, came on a free transfer in the summer, and Newcastle’s two top central midfield players, Tiote and Cabaye, cost only £8M for the two of them.
Now how much are those two worth? So you see what we mean, and to expect Newcastle to pay out big money these days for one player, isn’t going to happen – not at the moment anyway.
And although the £35M Carroll money is largely unspent, Newcastle paid out only around £1M net in the summer, to bring in Mehdi Abeid, Demba Ba, Sylvain Marveaux, Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Obertan, Davide Santon and Rob Elliot.
So we’re sure the club is not going back to the old ways of paying out really big money for players.
What do you think?