There is a report in France that Newcastle have bid €15M for Bordeaux’s 22 year-old striker Diego Rolan, but that Bordeaux do not want to sell their prized asset, who Newcastle were linked with over a year ago.
Diego Rolan – 22 year-old Uruguayan striker
The bid of €15M is around £10.6M, and is being reported in the French Daily Sud Quest, and Bordeaux are saying the offer is simply not big enough for them to part with their top striker who scored 16 goals in 38 appearances
He joined Bordeaux from Defensor Sporting two years ago and while at Defensor he played 41 time with 11 goals and 4 assists.
In September last year Rolan made his debut for Uruguay in a friendly win against Japan in Sapporo, and his first International goal came in a 2–1 away victory over Chile last November.
In May of this year Rolan was included in Uruguay’s squad for the 2015 Copa America by coach Oscar Tabarez, and he has so far received 6 full caps and scored one goal for his country.
Newcastle have had no success yet in signing three of their top striker targets this summer in Charlie Austin of QPR, Wolfsburg’s Bas Dost and Aleksandar Mitrovic who’s at Anderlecht.
Maybe the Magpies are now moving after other strikers on their target list – Diego Roan being one of them.
The report suggests that if Rolan does leave Bordeaux the French club would go after 23 year-old Ghanaian International Jordan Ayew, the younger brother of Andre who recently signed for Swansea and was a Newcastle target this summer.
It’s not known whether Newcastle will go back in for an improved bid for the 22 year-old striker.