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Uruguayan International Overpriced – Newcastle Balk

10:53 pm, Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 45 Comments

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

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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

45 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dok - the horrid colonial // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    jib calling out people on this blog is akin to me, as an American, that the English no nothing about their brand of football…

    utter stupidity…

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    I still believe we need to sign a prolific goal score and moved Cisse on!

    I don’t have faith in Cisse will deliver or even play that many games to be honest!

  • 3 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Yo…if signing Guerreiro means moving Dummett to CB then I am a bit worried!

    …we won’t sign a new CB then!…which I believe is of more importance!

  • 4 SUTTY1978 // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    JIB, Ref your previous post. Anyone can have a good game. Unless he plays like that in the premier league week in week out then we have still overpaid for him. Colo had one good game against Man U. Like Thauvin he has also been crap for the last 2 seasons. I’d hazard a guess he will be back to being crap this weekend, Thauvin may be the same. He may turn into a world beater, i’d be amazingly chuffed if he does but nothing he has shown at a lower level in France over the last 2 seasons leads me to believe he will.

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    At the end of the day we have signed 4 quality players and so far kept our key players, so now it’s pointless signing someone for the sake of it, we have got a squad that’s good enough until January for anymore signings, see our far this squad can go until then.

  • 6 will die for the toon army // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    we cry out for a CB. We have 2 new CBs in Lasceles and Mbemba.

  • 7 la.jim // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    18Goals in 77 games ,whats that ,less than one goal every 4 games,he’s not what you would call a prolific goal scorer,where as Cisse may have lost a step or two,i still think we should keep him one more season.IMO.

  • 8 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Thauvin didn’t graduate from the Brazil United Academy, did he?

  • 9 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Are Newcastle’s highlights going to be on this channel 5 show tonight?

  • 10 Tsunki // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    I’m not surprised Jeff spends quality time using his search prowess to trawl through posts to find faults to highlight. it’s his way of dragging himself out of the bilge he’s got himself into time and again – like a desperate drowning man dragging others under him so he can climb out. One word – pathetic. Even his half decent posts are the work of others. He just rephrases the opinions of others and passes them off as his own experience. He’s prolific, but ultimately, faecal.

  • 11 RolandoOverhead // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Lascelles needs another season out on loan to develop. But not in the championship, I think he could do with a season in the Eredevise or even Bundesliga. Strange how we always seem to loan out down a division rather than to a quality league. Could also be suggested as part of a deal involving Matip.

  • 12 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    watching League cup highlights is the first time I have watched Channel 5 in years

  • 13 Tsunki // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Ha ha Blackley I don’t think Brazil Rovers is going away any time soon. As for the highlights, I’m looking forward to our cursory 15 seconds at the end.

  • 14 la.jim // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Judging by all the comment;s tonight,it clear that nobody cares to much about the subject,Diego Rolan.

  • 15 ronaldo aarons // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Rolando from previous thread
    Regarding dummett at lb, might not be the best offensively but he’s ok defensively. I remember the game last season when we beat Liverpool, dummett had sterling in his pocket the whole game. Considering he had ‘0’ pace. I think he is someone who gets a lot of unfair criticism, he’s still young and learning so he’s not going to be the finished article.

  • 16 Take a Chancel on me // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:45 PM

  • 17 Tsunki // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Well la.jim, if Newcastle aren’t bothered, neither am I.

  • 18 Tsunki // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    DeJong might feel like a new signing but he sure doesn’t look like one. I hope he can get his form and fitness back but he seems miles off.

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    So when do you guys think Berahino will be unveiled as a Spurs player?

    Boy I would like an upgrade on Cisse!

  • 20 Tsunki // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    I’m hanging on for our highlights but it looks like it’s goal clips on the graveyard shift. We are unfashionable, aren’t we?

  • 21 Tsunki // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    We are after ipswich v Doncaster. Yes that’s right.

  • 22 la.jim // Aug 26, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Tsunki Well i’d say that just about sums it up then!

  • 23 Tsunki // Aug 27, 2015 at 12:10 AM

    La.jim nothing to see here…. 🙂

  • 24 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 27, 2015 at 12:28 AM

    Dejong doesn’t look fit enough for the premier league. He looks so off pace and slow. He was poor against northampton too aside from his goal.

    He needs to buckle down or play in reserve games till he gets fitness. Right now he shouldn’t even be on the bench.

    I think we made a mistake in signing De jong unfortunately.

  • 25 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    People on here seem to think that when you’ve had long term injuries and make a return you should hit the ground running. Tiote and SDJ being prime examples, it’s going to take them at least 5 consecutive games to get them anywhere near decent. It’s not a case of recovering from injury or collapsed lung and then returning to top level again. These lads need game time, get behind closed doors arranged for both as well as u21 games.

  • 26 Our Toon // Aug 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    SDJ joined for 5m or 6m he’s a class act, he plays the game in his head and is always a few steps ahead of the opposition. Like all players though he’s still adjust to everyone’s game, he hardly kicked a ball last season. 2 or 3 years ago be was the one who did all the damage to citeh in the CL. Not through pace but through intelligence on the pitch and that’s something we don’t have.

    Those who haven’t seen the best of him will do soon, I’d take him not having a great game but scoring every week, I’d say he’s a poor man’s Bergkamp but he’s still very very good…..If he can stay fit, and that’s a big if at the minute

  • 27 SPRINGY // Aug 27, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    our toon
    i hope ya right about SDJ…we need smarter players with good technique on the pitch and hopefully he has a great season

  • 28 Spellcheck // Aug 27, 2015 at 1:53 AM

    Scored more myself in Sunday league with an excellent amount of assists also. Next. Bring on the Arsenal on Saturday, optimism is at fever pitch.

  • 29 Jib // Aug 27, 2015 at 3:45 AM

    Goofy back to France

    I hope they throw in Obertan for nowt as a sweetener

  • 30 Santon03 // Aug 27, 2015 at 5:12 AM

    so for 14m to 15m we have 3 choices of new strikers: Austin, Afobe, and Rolan. I still prefer Austin even though he is oldest among 3.

    I don’t think we should buy anymore this window, we should use U21 for emergency backup players, we have Sterry, Heardman, Laidler, Satka, Kemen, etc. rather than buying from championship clubs and foreign clubs. Unless we hit real bad luck losing 4 to 5 defenders at the same time for long term injuries. Besides we can always get new players in January.

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 27, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    I still believe both a forward and CB is a priority…and I am not speaking of another Rivi or Lascelles!

    …someone prolific and someone commanding. Yes they cost money that’s why we scout and why we plan ahead!

    This kid clearly isn’t our first nor our second choice!

  • 32 the broons // Aug 27, 2015 at 7:34 AM


    Yeah if its a choice out of those 3 then austin should definitely be the first choice. However my preference is still to spend whatever we have left on a centre back.

  • 33 will die for the toon army // Aug 27, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    CB is first priority

  • 34 the broons // Aug 27, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    I also really hope the gouffran rumours are true. I wanted to keep sissoko and flog off all the deadwood that can’t even make our bench anymore. Gouffran, WIlliamson, I would say Obertan but he seems to still be in Mcclarens plans, and Riverie is running out of chances and will struggle to get back in the team.

  • 35 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    I can only see a ST brought in if they manage to offload Riverie, but I fear we have another Xisco on our hands. That Gomis would have been a iseful player as both a starter and impact sub. But that’s easy to say in hindsight.

  • 36 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    The broons,
    This clamour to get rid of Willo, if we don’t replace him, have you seen how many games he has played over the last four years. If we get rid of him without replacing him then we are seriously a man short.

  • 37 the broons // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    jail for ashley

    Yeah you’re right but I keep saying how much we need a centre back still brought in then we can look to move him on.

    We have also since acquired mbemba and lascelles, not sure about the latter yet but I know mbemba is our best centre back for sure. If we got someone with a bit of quality alongside him then I think we are so much stronger as a whole unit.

  • 38 Jib // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    The CEO of Monaco while announcing their purchase of Coentrao from Real Madrid alluded to the Abdennour situation.
    It seems that Chelsea were after him if they couldn’t get Stones from Everton (plan B if you like) and Monaco plan to replace him with Anderlan Santos from Braga in Portugal.

    If you ask me Santos looks a better fit for the Toon than Abdennour.

    Brazilian, youngish (26) , 6’4″ , purchased to play for the Braga B’s for a couple of years but so good they couldn’t keep him out of the 1st team . Whether he could adjust to the much faster EPL who knows , but worth a look.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    The broons,
    We have Good and Lascelles as up and coming CB’s ? So the only point in replacing Willo is with another quality first team player, just can’t see it after giving Collo that new deal. Hope I’m wrong though.

  • 40 LGFUAD21 // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    De Jong needs to prove his fitness butit’ll be a real shame if he keeps picking up injuries.

    2-3 years ago he looked like he could be a world beater.

    Him and eriksen and Anita. together in ajax’s midfield were brilliant.

    He’s just the sort of player we need in the hole.

    1 cb in and some hard grafting in training on the midfielders defensive abilities and I think we’ll have a decent team.

  • 41 Jail for Ashley // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    It’s a shame to see a player suffer with injuries, I don’t care how much their being paid you still have to have a bit of sympathy for them, as long as it’s not against us I’d love to see Andy Carroll banging in goals.

  • 42 Jib // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    It’s all very well Martinez saying what he does but can the owner of Everton resist £40 million ,
    I think not , it looks like we may be getting Abdennour after all.

  • 43 spaghetti bandit // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    De jong will definitely come gd,, his pass for janmaats goal other nite was unreal and only 1 or 2 others in our while squad could of pulled that off

  • 44 will die for the toon army // Aug 27, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    If we are to offload Willo we shld bring right Back cover.

  • 45 geordiesteve520 // Aug 27, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Jesper @3 would you not be more inclined to keep what we have at the minute and make a move in January? I think most of us would agree that we need reinforcements elsewhere. I am happy with our business so far but feel the need for a defender is more important than a forward.

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