Reports On Spanish Striker Signing Not True

We had reported last Monday that Newcastle were said to be interested in Rodrigo Moreno Machado – known as Rodrigo – who is a 21 year-old striker born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and currently plays for Benfica.

Rodrigo – no interest from Newcastle – Alan Pardew

Benfica paid €6M for him when he moved from Real Madrid to Benfica in 2010 on a five year deal, so he would not come cheap, but we think we can now cross this lad off the list, because when the Newcastle manager was asked whether the reports on Rodrigo were true:

“That, as far as I am concerned, is not true.”

Newcastle were said to be interested in bringing the 21-year-old to St. James’ Park in the summer.

Rodrigo has done well at International level though he still has to get his first full cap for Spain, who he decided to represent at International level, and he has played for all the Spanish Youth sides, and 10 times  for the Spanish U21 side with 12 goals,  and he’s made 4 appearances for the U23 side.

It looks like we can cross this lad off the list – he would have been expensive in any case.

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