Roberto Rosales’ agent is saying that Newcastle have made an offer for the FC Twente 23 year-old right back .
Roberto Rosales – have Newcastle put in bid for Twente right-back?
And apparently newly promoted Reading are another club who are said to be interested in the 38 times capped Venezuelan International, who is keen to leave Dutch football this summer.
It looks like Mathieu Debuchy of France is Newcastle’s number one full-back target, but if Mathieu proves too expensive, maybe Rosales could be the next in line?
This is what his agent Claudio Ramos has said today, reported in tribalfootball initially, but it has been picked up by some news organizations:
“We already know that Newcastle United has made some offers and Reading have showed interest.”
We have to be very careful what agents say during transfer windows, because they are often expressing what they hope will happen, and not what actually has happened.
Ramos only gets paid if Rosales is transferred, and we’d be very surprised if Newcastle have put in a bid for the Venezuelan- born full back.
Rosales is rated at about £3M, although that even seem high for a player who has just one year left on his contract at the Dutch club.
On May 25th last month we reported that Ramos had said that Newcastle were interested, along with some other clubs in Europe, but he never mentioned at that time, that any bid had been made for his client:
“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.”
We’d be really surprised if Newcastle have already made an offer for the player, although they may have made a cheeky bid of around £1M – maybe.
Newcastle could be interested in Rosales, but it depends on how high a priority he is at the Tyneside club, and Debuchy is currently the number one full-back target, there’s no doubt about that.
Roberto has played 84 times for FC Twente over the last couple of seasons with three goals, and he looks a decent enough player.