There have been reports in the last day or two that Newcastle should be looking at the free agent market to sign somebody who can score goals for Newcastle this season, especially since it seems we could lose Siem de Jong for up to four months, with a torn groin muscle.
Jonas – former Valencia forward
Failing to sign a striker on the last day of the transfer Monday last Monday and then having Siem injured a few days later is a very good example of just how Murphy’s Law (often appropriately also called Sods Law) works – if something can go wrong it will and at the worst possible time – that’s one definition of it.
There have been reports that former Brazilian great Ronaldinho is available as a free agent. but he’s way past his best and already 34 years old.
But former Brazilian International Jonas is now a free agent after finishing his four year spell at Valencia, and the 6¨ tall Sao Paulo born Brazilian International can play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder.
In his four years at Valencia, which ended last season, he played 139 games with 51 goals, and just last season he scored 10 goals in just 22 appearances for the Spanish club.
That’s not too bad a goalscoring record right there.
Jonas turned 30 on April Fool’s day, so he’s still relatively young, and probably would love to give the Premier League a go.
Like most Brazilians (at least of old) he’s a skillful player – not unlike Siem de Jong – and surely he would be a decent acquisition for us on a two year deal – or even a one year deal that can be extended if he does well.
But from what we’ve seen so far this season, we don’t exactly have a lot of prolific goalscorers in the side, and probably our best goalscorer is now out for four months.
What do you think?
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