Newcastle Said To Be After Spanish International Winger

GOAL is reporting that Newcastle are keen to bring in Roma forward Bojan Krkic this summer, and are even ready to exchange Italian full-back Davide Santon to seal the deal.

Bojan Krkic – Newcastle interested in this player?

The 21 year-old Spanish winger only joined Roma last summer from Barcelona, and he has already played 21 times for the Spain U21 side with 4 goals, and has one cap at the full International level – and that takes some doing these days given the number of world class players Spain seem to produce.

The 21-year-old has apparently failed to adapt to his new surroundings last season in Rome, after he had signed a two year deal, and the Roma club are said to be willing to move him out this summer.

Bojan scored seven goals in 33 appearances last season for Roma, and he cost €13M (£10.4M) from Barcelona, and the news is that Roma would have had to pay another €28M (£22.4M) to Barca, if they wanted to retain the one-cap Spain man beyond next summer.

That kind of money surely puts this lad out of Newcastle’s reach.

Bojan made his debut for Barcelona back in 2007 when he was a 17 year old, and he played a total of 163 times with 41 goals for the top Spanish club – before leaving last summer – not too bad at all.

But there’s no way Newcastle are going to pay anywhere near that kind of money being mentioned, for a 21 year-old, so we cannot see too much truth in this report.

And the other thing is that if Newcastle let Davide Santon go, then Newcastle would be short of full-backs,  with the news today that Danny Simpson may be signing for Reading.

Because of the transfer fee quoted for Bojan Krkic, we find it very hard to believe this story has any truth to it, although there’s no doubt this lad can become a  top player in the future.

What do you think?

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29 comments so far

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Also said somewhere that Bojan doesn’t want to come to England so that settles it.

  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Bojan is mint like

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Spanish press were bugging him up as the “next Messi”. We don’t need the next Messi as long as we have Ben Arfa!

  • I heard we are swapping Mike Williamson for Messi like.

  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5


    Regarding Hoilett I would not be at all surprised if he is enroute to the German training camp.

    All it would take is a journo to get a whiff of his travel arrangements and then put 2 and 2 together.

    If he woke up this morning, put pen to paper, took some photos and then get him out of the country so he can’t be pestered then expect to see a picture soon on the website.

    And if he did go to munchingballsack then I would be surprised.

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Instead of Debuchy, could we sign Rod Fanni? I don’t care about his wages and age but he has a funny name… Rod 😉

  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    No chance if the above article happening.

    It’s an old rumour made modern with the Santon connection.

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9


    Just what i was thinking because according to sources in the Lancashire-Blackburn region Hoilett wants to stay in England so he can represent England at an International level. It would be amazing if we signed Debuchy & Hoilett in such quick succession.

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Lee Ryder?@lee_ryder

    “#NUFC new boy Gael Bigirimana has an awesome strike on him, he’s almost just taken the net off!”

    Just like his brother from another mother Tiote!

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #11

    2 + 2 = 5

  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #12

    DAMN YOU BEATTIE! Munchmyballsack was going to be my next one! I’ll have to think again!

  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Utter rubbish. Swap deals never happen, can’t think of the last one involving a prem league team.

    Also the article about shearer…he is right.

    Spending more money than another team doesn’t mean you will be more successful as one club could spend it well the other bad.

    But if we spent more money we will bring in more of our well scouted targets so we will do better.

    Same for Liverpool. If they spend 20million they will sign one over rated player who won’t improve the side much but if they spend 10illion again they can sign 5 over rated players who will improve the side a little bit more.

    I don’t think shearer means we should spent man city levels of money. More the difference between what we could get with 5 million or 15 million.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #14

    Really hope hoillett is flying to germany to meet us at our training camp!!!

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #15

    To be honest if Hoilett does sign for Gladbach i will still respect him (not as much as if he joined us). They will probably offer him more money but also he will get Champion’s League matches & also he has friends in Germany from his time their on loan from Blackburn.

    If he joins us or Gladbach it will at least be better than him signing for Quarter Pound of Rubbish.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #16

    Spurs trying to sign Adebayor. Christ, they really are splashing cash this summer.

    It makes me a little jealous, to be honest. How on earth did we let our revenues fall so far behind even Spurs?

  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Anyway, where did howmuchforbacksackncrack get all this money for new transfers from?

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #18


    Yeah, I don’t think we should under-estimate them. They’re probably slightly more attractive than we are – the sell out a 55,000 seater every week, and they have CL football.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #19


    Freddy Shepherd

  • SaulToon

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Bojan can’t be sold because Barca have an automatic buy back at the end of the next season, at which then Roma have a chance of rebuying him from Barca. I would love if he can independent of any other deal but the chances of Roma getting Barca to let them sell him with out having to pay the 2nd fee is slim to non.

  • check the toastie

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #21

    Positive day – Negative Day – Positive Day – Negative Day – Positive day – Negative Day – Positive Day – Negative Day – POSITIVE DAY, please let it be true,

    Jimmy Magpie promised us this deal remember last week…………..

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #22

    Signing Bojan would be amazing at a good price & i’m sure we’ve taken a look at him but definitely would never consider offering Santon as part of the deal.

    Though it looks like a non-starter as if he can’t settle in Italy i see him struggling even more in England (could be wrong).

    He’d probably be pretty expensive as well but if he wants to leave for pastures new & Roma want to get rid so they don’t have to pay this massive extra fee to Barca then maybe they would look at making a small loss rather than paying huge bonuses to Barca.

    Bojan would be an amazing player and would fit in with his pace, skill, good finishing & massively importantly his versatility to play as a CF or wide also a good young age at 21. Looks unlikely but would be a real coup if we could get him anywhere South of £10M.

    Imagine signing Debuchy, Douglas, Hoilett & Bojan. We could probably challenge for the title! 😉

  • Szarka

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #23

    Its not simple revenue, Spurs big money isnt from tickets, or sponsorships.

    Bojan was a very promising player, but yet hes only a talented guy. Wont be the next Raul as it was predicted. England isnt suited for him, he must go back to Spain. And never sell Santon!

  • GeordieRealist

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #24

    Debuchy was supposedly seen in Newcastle on Tuesday. I heard it from a mate who works there, but he’d been on the pop so who knows!

    But these have it too…

  • Toonfan_Ew Ew

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #25

    No thanks…next. I remember when Bojan first came onto the scene at Barca, thought he was gonna be another Messi. I can’t see Pardew wanting to swap Santon, who’s literally only getting started at Newcastle, with Bojan…it’s the sort of deal I could see Dalglish doing…

  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #26

    We Need to Keep Who We have Not One in One Out !!!!!! We need Simpson and Santon Not Get shot of them !!!! The Young Kids are ok as Subs but not as Main Game Winners!!!

  • Sazzer

    Jul 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Think this is pretty much a no story.

  • davis_toons

    Jul 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #28

    this lad is just a wonder kid…we just have no chance. Not now or even later. Because the price tag is just too high for us to even think further.

  • 89Norcal

    Jul 13, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #29

    A swap deal plus cash for Cabaye, I assume… gotta love transfer rumors.


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