We had reported last night that 23 year-old Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra wants to leave Shakhtar Donetsk, the Ukrainian Premier League club which is based in Donetsk, because of all the fighting going on with pro-Russian rebels in the area – in fact it’s a civil war.
Facundo Ferreyra – Newcastle make new approach
And some new news on that this morning in the Daily Star is that Newcastle were interested in the player back in 2011, while he was still playing at Banfield in his home country Argentina, although we have no record of that interest in our archives.
The Star is reporting this morning that Newcastle have made a new enquiry to Shakhtar about the Argentinian U20 International, who is reported to have signed on at Shakhtar for £6M last summer, although that figure seems high.
Ferreyra is nicknamed ‘Chucky’, and he scored six goals in just 8 games his first season in the Ukraine, and maybe it would be possible to take the 23 year-old on loan for the season – if we cannot get a deal agreed with his Ukrainian club.
Newcastle definitely need at least one more striker brought in this summer, and if this news is to be believed we have made an approach for this Argentine striker.
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