There’s news in the Dutch press today that Newcastle are after FC Twente right-back Roberto Rosales.
Roberto Rosales – linked with Newcastle
This is not the first time we have been linked with this player and we had a report out on the lad earlier this month, and Portuguese club FC Porto are also said to be interested in the South ASmerican.
Claudio Barrios is Rosales’ representative, and he has been telling the Dutch media that his client is wanted by Newcastle, and this is what he said:
“Newcastle and FC Porto are two clubs that are closely following Roberto. There is also interest from two German and two Spanish clubs.”
“But the transfer market will be open for a long time and I remind everyone that most deals will be completed in August.”
Alan Pardew will in all likelihood being in another right back this summer, and that could be independent of whether Danny Simpson will be leaving Newcastle for pastures anew in the summer.
The 22 year-old has played for Venezuela 33 times and he joined FC Twente from Gent in 2010, and of course Newcastle scouts have been at a number of FC Twente’s games this season.
Newcastle are said to be interested in center-back Douglas as well as 21 year-old Dutch International striker Luuk de Jong.
And you always have to take what an agent says with a large pinch of salt, because they are trying to make deals for their players – because that’s how they get paid.
Newcastle could well be interested in Rosales, but the question is where on Newcastle’s list of full-backs is he? Roberto has played 84 times for FC Twente over the last couple of seasons with three goals, and he looks a decent enough player.
But we have to think Mathieu Debuchy is Newcastle’s number one choice right back. We hope Mathieu Debuchy is Newcastle’s number one choice right back. 😀