There are reports in Portugal that Valencia have joined the race for Sporting Lisbon forward Andre Carrillo, who is a versatile forward and can play on either wing or as a withdrawn striker or out-and-out striker.
Andre Carrillo – Newcastle will try to sign player in summer
Newcastle have been linked heavily with the 23 year-old this year, and there were reports that we had a bid turned down for the lad in the January transfer window.
The Magpies seem to be going after some good players in the summer, so we can expect some top clubs to also be interested in our players, but we signed Ayoze Perez when some top clubs were after him last summer, and hopefully we can do the same thing this summer.
Certainly there should be money available once Newcastle release the financial results of last year.
A Bola reported in late January that it was doubtful at that time that Newcastle would be bringing in any reinforcements in January, and they were right about that.
They reported yesterday that Valencia are looking at Carrillo and in fact since Singapore Billionaire Peter Lim bought the club last October, Valencia are going to try to become one of the best sides in Spain and even challenge Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Wonder if he ever took a look at Newcastle before deciding to buy Valencia?
Andre’s contract runs out next summer, so Newcastle will be hoping they can sign the forward this summer for around £8M or even less than that, which is what A Bola says they bid for the player in January.
The 21 times capped Peru International has played 145 times with 15 goals and 31 assists for the Lisbon club, after joining them from Peru First Division club Alianza Lima in the summer of 2011 on a five year contract.
Andre has played well in this season’s Champions League competition and especially in the games against Chelsea – so his stature has grown in Portugal.
Sporting Lisbon are short of money and Newcastle may be able to get a reasonable deal done for Carrillo in the summer.
We hope we can do that.
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