Newcastle Interested In Signing Guinea Winger

News this morning of reports coming out of Spain that 22 year-old Rayo Vallecano forward Lass Bangoura wants to leave the La Liga club, and that Newcastle United may be interested.

Lass Bangoura

Lass Bangoura – Newcastle interested – we doubt it

However, as far as we can find out, there is no real link with Newcastle United, other than reports that because Newcastle are after a striker or forward – we may be interested in this player.

There are loose comments about Newcastle previously being interested in the 22 year-old, but we have no record of Newcastle ever being reported to be interested in this player.

Bangoura was left out Rayo’s first game of the season over the weekend, and of course that generated news that he was ready to leave the club,  and even that a club was in negotiations with Rayo Vallecano to sign the player.

One report is suggesting that he would cost £8M, but that Newcastle could even get the player for a lot less than that if we wait say until say next Monday – the last day of the transfer window – and a quote given is £1M – but how good is a player when he’s available at that price?

We would be very surprised if there’s much truth in this story – but you never know.

And there’s not much evidence that he is a goalscorer – and in 98 appearances for his club he has scored only 6 goals and had 9 assists in La Liga.

Bangoura was born in Conakry, Guinea and has played 19 times with one goal for his country.

There doesn’t seem to be a good reason that we can see, for Newcastle to be interested in this player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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