There’s news in the Chronicle today that Newcastle United could be offered 22 year-old Uruguayan International Diego Rolan, who is currently at French club Bordeaux.
Diego Rolan – 22 year-old Bordeaux striker
It looks like Newcastle will find it difficult to sign our number one target Charlie Austin, but we are said to be negotiating with Wolfsburg to get Dutch International striker Bas Dost through the door.
Rolan wants to try his luck on the Premier League and he has been at Bordeaux for over two years after joining them from Defensor Sporting in early 2013.
Last season he scored 16 goals in 38 appearances for the French club and he made his debut in September 2014, in the friendly against Japan in Sapporo.
In his two seasons at Bordeaux he’s played 74 games with 18 goals and 9 assists.
The player stands 5’10” tall and has speed, but Newcastle are offered a lot of players in a transfer window and one of them last season – Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk was a complete flop – and didn’t play one game for us.
But Rolan is young and looks like a decent enough prospect and at 4M he would be a cheap but, and we all know Newcastle like cheap buys.
It’s difficult to know hoe this lad would do in the tough Premier League if we signed him.
What do you think?