There’s Truth In Newcastle’s Interest In Uruguayan International

There have been reports that Aston Villa are targeting Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan as a replacement for Belgium Christian Benteke, who has been sold to Liverpool for a massive £32.5M.

But Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud has dismissed those reports, but interestingly enough, has said Newcastle United are interested in the 22 year-old Uruguayan striker and have made an enquiry.

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Diego Rolan – Newcastle have made enquiry

Rolan has played 6 times for the full Uruguayan National side and Triaud has said Newcastle’s interest in the striker is real:

“There has been contact with Newcastle, but never directly with us, only through various intermediaries.”  “With Newcastle, I suppose you could say there is some truth in their interest.”

“I’ve never heard talk of Aston Villa,” “They have never contacted us directly nor indirectly, via any agent, at the time of speaking.”

Rolan apparently is keen to try his luck in the Premier League.

He’s been at Bordeaux now for over two years, after joining them from Montevideo club Defensor Sporting in early 2013.

Last season he scored 16 goals in 38 appearances for the French club,

He made his debut for Uruguay in September 2014, in the friendly against Japan in Sapporo and in May of this year Rolan was included in Uruguay’s squad for the 2015 Copa America.

He was assigned the number 9 shirt, usually worn by the suspended Luis Suarez of Barcelona, and formerly of Liverpool.

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 Rolan is also young and could be a very decent acquisition for Newcastle.

He was reported  to be offered to Newcastle a couple of months ago as it seems Bordeaux would like to sell him this summer.

What do you think?

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