Newcastle are currently in a tail spin, and we’ve lost seven of the last nine games in all competitions, and the team haven’t played well in many of those games, and we’ve failed to even score in seven of them.
6’1″ Abel Hernandez – 23 year-old striker dreams of joining Newcastle
But hey, Newcastle United still have a good name in football, and as if to give the Newcastle fans a bit of a lift, a Uruguayan striker has said that it is his dream to join Newcastle United.
To be exact, he says it’s his dream to join Newcastle United, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid, but we digress.
The 23 year-old is Abel Hernandez, and he’s nicknamed La Joya (the jewel) and he started his career at Uruguayan side Central Español, and then quickly joined Peñarol, and started to impress with his ability and goal scoring.
And in February of 2009 when he was just 18, he joined Palermo, where his fellow Uruguayan Edinson Cavani was at the time, and Edinson has become one of the world’s best strikers.
But the youngster got a reputation of doing things he shouldn’t be doing off the pitch, like drinking and going to too many night clubs, but it seems he has come to his senses and he had this to say recently on Gazzetta dello Sport:
“I am reborn because we have to win the Serie B title.” “Enough with nightclubs, “Instead I go to church with my mother and score goals to get back to Serie A.
“I decided to stay – I owed it to Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini and the fans.” “In the future I dream of Newcastle United, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid.”
Hernandez has played 11 times for the full Uruguayan side with 7 goals, and he played for Uruguay at the Olympic Games in London two years ago.
He is having a good season with 11 goals in just 19 appearances for Palermo, but of course Palermo are now in Serie B, after being relegated last season, and it is a lot easier to score goals there than the English Premier League.
Palermo are leading Serie B at the moment and are 4 points above Empoli in second place, and have lost only 5 of their 24 games and have 45 points.
So maybe a reborn Hernandez can help to get Palermo straight back to Serie A, and since it seems Newcastle will need about three strikers in the summer, then maybe he’s on the radar screen of those lining up Newcastle’s transfer targets in the summer – whoever they may be.
While Newcastle are in a tailspin at the moment, we have to realize the name of Newcastle United is still a good one in Europe, and that’s only one reason why the manager, coaches and players have to turn this disaster since Christmas around – and turn it around quickly.
While at Palermo Hernandez has played 111 times with 33 goals, and he’s certainly got what it takes to become a top striker – maybe even at Newcastle.
What do you think.
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