We have said recently that now we have Aleksandar Mitrovic on the books, and Ayoze Perez looks as good as ever, then as long as we keep Papiss Cisse at Newcastle we don’t really need to bring in another striker – and certainly don’t need to spend big money for one.
And there’s report in Le10 Sport that Newcastle may not bother with another bid for 22 year-old Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan, because he’s been priced too high at €20M – which is around £14.6M at today’s exchange rates.
Diego Rolan – Newcastle will not bother
It looks like the Uruguayan International could stay at Bordeaux past the summer of 2017 – which is when his current contract ends – since new contract negotiations are said to be ongoing with the youngster.
Other clubs who are cited with an interest in the striker include Stoke City , Aston Villa and Sevilla.
Newcastle are said to have bid around £11M for the striker earlier this month, but it was turned down, and it looks like Newcastle have decided not to pursue the 6 times capped Uruguayan.
Reports at that time said the valuations between the two clubs was not too far away – we suppose £11M against £14.6M and maybe an agreement could be reached, but it seems Newcastle have decided not to bother – well not in this transfer window anyway.
Rolan 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.
In 77 appearances for Bordeaux he has played 77 times with 18 goals and 9 assists, and last season he was in good form scoring 15 goals for his club.