Newcastle have again been linked with PSV’s Swedish International striker Ola Toivonen, this time in talkSPORT, but it’s difficult to know if Newcastle are really interested in him, or whether it’s just paper talk – again.
Ola Toivonen – are Newcastle really interested in this striker?
The new news today is that Newcastle will face competition from Russian club Rubin Kazan for the signature of the 26 year-old Eindhoven striker, always assuming Newcastle are interested in the player.
If this news is true, then the Russian club have lots of money and they could easily outbid Newcastle, who are still after good bargains in the transfer market, otherwise they will not bother bringing players to the club.
It’s been a little painful this summer so far for Newcastle fans, who have yet to see Newcastle get one of their top targets through the door, although we seem very close on signing Vurnon Anita from Ajax.
The 26-year-old played for Sweden in the recent Euro 2012 tournament, and after three years at PSV, after joining them from Malmö FF for around €4M (£3.2M), he is willing to move to pastures anew.
And the latest news according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, is that Rubin Kazan are willing to offer Toivonen £15K/week to move to the city of Kazan in the Republic of Tatarstan.
That’s not a huge wage, and even within Newcastle’s range they will offer any new players coming to the club this summer, and Ola would come fairly cheap in the transfer market too.
But if Newcastle are to bring in another striker in the summer, surely it should be somebody who’s young and can still improve?
And we don’t even know if a striker is still a priority for Newcastle in this summer’s transfer window.
We don’t rate Ola as a player too much, although he could come fairly cheaply - what do you think?
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