There was a report in the Sunday People yesterday that Newcastle are tracking former Cardiff City striker Andreas Cornelius, well to be more accurate Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr has been seen supposedly scouting the player in Denmark.
Andreas Cornelius – Newcastle interested?
In June of last year Cardiff City signed Cornelius for a club record fee of around £8M, so it seems they overpaid for the 7 times capped Danish International.
He was signed from FC Copenhagen by then-manager Malky Mackay, but he only played 11 times for the Bluebirds.
So he was hardly successful for the club who were relegated from the Premier League last season, and last January the south Wales club gave up on the player, and he was sold back to Copenhagen, and at the time it was said he was sold back to Copenhagen at a big loss to the Welsh club.
The fee was not disclosed but it was a lot less than £8M, and apparently he was also on £45K/week while at Cardiff City. 🙁
However, since then Cornelius has scored a decent eight goals in 17 appearances for the Copenhagen club, and he is at the top of the goal scoring charts in the Danish Super League.
But usually when Graham Carr is seen at games it’s never quite clear which player he is checking on, and we’d be very surprised if Newcastle are interested in the 21 year-old 6’4″ striker, especially when he failed so badly at Cardiff last season.
If Newcastle are to bring in another striker in the next week, it will most likely be from the continent, but what Newcastle really need is an established goalscorer – and Andreas Cornelius is not that.
In his career at Copenhagen, he has played 69 games with 29 goals and 6 assists, and has been capped 7 times with one goal for Denmark.
He also played for the Danish Youth sides at U18, U19 and U21 level.
What do you think?
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