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?