Two Young Strikers For Newcastle In January

Newcastle need to bring in at least one new striker this January, and we’ve got to think the club will bring in somebody who’s young and in their early twenties probably, and can still improve a lot.

Diego Rolan

Diego Rolan – 21 year-old Uruguayan International striker

Here are two strikers who would seem to fit the bill for Newcastle – if only we can get them into the club in January.

Diego Rolan – Bordeaux – age 21 – shown above

Rolan was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and came through the Youth Academy of local club Defensor Sporting, and he finally made his debut for the first team in August 2011, against Cerrito.

He played 41 times for his home town club before joining Bordeaux in the summer of 2013, after starring in the 2013 South American Youth (U20) Championships, when a number of top clubs were said to be interested in the youngster.

He has been capped four times this year by the full Uruguayan side, and while at Bordeaux he has 6 goals and 6 assists in 44 appearances, so that’s not a prolific scoring record, by any means.

He stands 5’10¨ tall and doesn’t turn 22 until next March, so he is a good young player at just 21 years of age, and would cost maybe a couple of million – something (even) Newcastle should be able to afford.

danny ings

Danny Ings – Burnley – age 22 

Danny’s a player Newcastle were interested back in 2010 when he was still at Bournemouth and only 17 years old, so the Magpies have fancied this lad for some time.

Born in Winchester, he started his career at Bournemouth in 2006, and moved to Burnley in 2011 for a fee in the region of £1M on a four year deal, and so far has refused to sign an extension to that contract, and he  could become a free agent next summer.

He played 30 times with 8 goals for Bournemouth, and while on loan at Dorchester Town (2010-2011) scored 7 goals in just 13 appearances.

Danny has done well at Burnley and in 99 games he has 32 goals for the Turf Moor club.

Alan Pardew wants more English players in the Newcastle squad, and Danny could be a top target of Newcastle’s in January or next summer, although in six appearances for Burnley he is yet to score in the Premier League.

So there  may be some doubts about whether he can perform at the highest level in England – if he continues to struggle this season.

Maybe a £2M bid in January could persuade Burnley to sell him, but they would be losing their top striker half way through the season – and Newcastle are one of the few PL clubs who sell their best players in January for the money – most PL clubs are more sensible than that.

If Burnley won’t sell in January, then Newcastle could try to get a deal done when he becomes a free agent next summer, but it should depend on how well he has played in the Premier League this season.

What do you think?

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36 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Conmen out.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Marveaux looked best coming off the bench, picking gaps in tired defences. In the 12/13 season where he got the majority of his assists, he started 10 games and only got 1 assist, the rest of his assists were after coming on to pick gaps in tired defences.

    I’m not saying he is bad, or that he should be scapegoated, but he didn’t have the game or the influence to play a full 90 in the Prem. As an impact player, he could have done very well. You could see last season he wasn’t interested in doing that. Fair enough, if the lad wants to play then go somewhere he can be a regular. It wasn’t here.

    As for before we signed him, he was available on a free, and he joined a club that are infamous for not paying top dollar. There is the confusion over the Liverpool medical, but other than that he wasn’t in demand.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #3

    no point any of these coming. look at Bigi, Abeid, Armstrong etc, pardew couldn’t develop a cold

  • Rainrix

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Honestly hope mbiwa going out bites pards back hard, looking forward to seeing dummet and santon as our centre back pairing when colo and saylor inevitebly get injured.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Man city only managed 2-2 draw I reckon they should sack their manager and as for the defence conceding 2 goals they should get rid of their defence as well.

  • optimistic prime

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #6

    If thease two are coming in which five are leaving?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Would prefer to see Arma given a chance then overload with centre forwards, but would take Ings if we were to offload Riviere. I just don’t get what people see in that lad.

    As for all the Galtier rumours, it sounds like end of season stuff, so does that mean we are stuck with Pardew until then? If so, does Galtier not mind working in the Championship?

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Cavani just won me £120. One of my duff bets actually paid off haha

  • Spoof

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #9


    he looks best when on the bench and never coming off it.

  • stan anderson

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Looks like MBIWA could.nt manage to handle Bayern on his own.1-7 omg.
    Pardew out.
    Ashley out.

  • blew

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Roma have conceded 7 goals tonight
    and Mbiwa stood around ball watching.
    He has played well though,,his Toon bad
    days were evident tonight.

  • mag92

    Oct 21, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Ings is shocking and will never be a premier league striker, hes to slow and isn’t as good as what’s already at the club.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #13

    ”I went to the zoo the other day, there was only one dog in it, it was a shitzu.”

    shitzu do you get it

    Ha ha ha

  • Rainrix

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Blew….. I can understand if people dont rate him, fine. Its just moronic to think 3 cbs is enought for a season, especially when all 3 pick up injuries fairly regulary. Mbwia would be better then say having dummet playing cb again

  • 70TWO

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #15

    Nice one Toon Tang @8

  • Toon Tang

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Cheers 70TWO. I think I’ve probably used up all my luck now though so no more from me for a while eh..

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #17

    Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one – and let the other one off.

    Ha ha ha

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #18

    I should be on the stage.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #19


    how are you today

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #20


    Fine thanks mate, how are you this evening.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #21

    good cheers

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Just reading about dyer, he’s taking about that fight he had against bowyer, apparently in the dressing room Souness stormed in and offered to fight the pair of them.

    Ha ha ha

  • Sliema

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #23

    What was your bet Toon Tang?
    Congrats bud.

  • Mag52

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #24

    re Mbiwa (previous thread)

    My mistake. Meant to say Mbiwa playing against Bayern not Man.City.

    If you obsessives occasionally accepted that nobody, not even AP, can be wrong 100 per cent of the time, I wouldn’t need to blog in the odd reminder.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #25


    What’s average done this time.

  • HarriboNo9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #26

    OMG we should sign luiz Adriano he has just scored another 4 goals tonight looks and plays like remy
    its beyond me why he isnt at a bigger club by now!

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #27

    Well I’m going for 2-0 win for the toon this weekend, obertan and cisse to score.

  • mag92

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Pardew 8 years, Oscar Pistorius 5 years, where’s the justice?

  • lesh

    Oct 21, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #29


    Pardew/ Pistorius……

    😀 😀 Lmfao

  • wynsleap

    Oct 21, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #30

    welshgeordie9 @ 18
    Yeah – it leaves first thing in the morning.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #31

    There’s no need to be jealous just because you are not funny like me.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Two aerials meet on a roof – fall in love – get married. The ceremony was rubbish – but the reception was brilliant.

  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 21, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #33

    i should be a magician because I can make people disappear on here when i come on.

    Ha ha ha

  • expatmag

    Oct 22, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #34

    A couple were driving across the Nullabor plains (Australian bush) when they hit two aborigines. The first one flew in through the windscreen and ended up in the back seat. The second one went through one side window and exited through the other side window.

    The couple were very shaken and immediately called the Police.

    Upon arrival, the worried couple asked the officer what he was going to do.

    The officer pointed to the first aborigine and said, ” I am going to book him for breaking and entering” and then pointed to the second aborigine and said, “and I am going to book him for leaving the scene of a crime”.

  • la.jim

    Oct 22, 2014 at 4:14 AM

    Comment #35

    Thought we were in for Andy Carroll,what happened to that deal?

  • mindcompressor

    Oct 22, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #36

    As Lilongwe Geordie wrote above – I think Armstrong should receive a few decent chances to play even from 1st minute or at least 30 last. Why do they think we need more strikers if we didn’t check those we have?

    I anything we could concentrate on CB and some creative player, let Armstrong and Ferreyra play a bit and than judge situation which position should be strengthen first.

    I wasn’t be online for a while, it is nice to read your conversations again 🙂 HOWAY THE LADS 🙂


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