Newcastle Are always interested in signing free agents, because they come cheap and although they are not exactly free, if the player is good then they are usually good bargains, and of course the latest free agent we signed is Jack Colback, who has an excellent season for us.
Lasse Schone – Ajax’ 28 year-old goals-scoring winger
Newcastle keep track of good players whose contracts are due to run out in a couple of years and since we have fairly close relationships with Ajax, having signed Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong from them one free agent who can score goals is Lasse Schone of the Dutch club.
One thing not in Lasse’s favor is that he turns 29 in May, so maybe he’s too old for Newcastle who like to sign players 26 years or younger so that their value (make that how much money they are worth) goes up.
The 5’10” tall Schone signed on at Ajax from NEC in the summer of 2012, and since that time the Danish International has played 112 times for the Dutch club with 30 goals and 28 assists, including 9 goals in 27 total appearances this season.
Lasse has played for all the Danish Youth sides, and has 20 caps for Denmark with 3 goals and he usually plays out on the right wing.
What we are missing are goal-scoring players in general at Newcastle, and we are hoping we get in at least one out-and-out top striker through the door in the summer.
Maybe Lasse would be good value for the Tyneside club, but it would also signal a change in the transfer policy at Newcastle – but maybe that’s exactly what’s needed if we are going to build a top squad?
And of course if Newcastle get Frank de Boer in as the head coach in the summer, then Frank could well influence Newcastle in signing his former winger.
What do you think?
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