Newcastle were reported to be interested in 22 year-old Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan in the summer, so it’s not too surprising that Newcastle are being linked again with the forward as the January transfer window is about to open tomorrow.
After all we seem to be linked with almost every other player.
Diego Rolan – Newcastle linked again with Bordeaux forward
Rolan has scored 4 goals in 19 total appearances for Bordeaux this season, but he is also a versatile player who can play on either wing or as an out-and-out striker – or as a number 10.
He joined Bordeaux in the summer of 2013 from Montevideo club Defensor Sporting and he has played 95 times for the French club with 22 goals and 11 assists since then.
West Brom are also said to be interested in the player as a possible replacement for 22 year-old England striker Saido Berahino – in case he leaves the club for Spurs next month.
Rolan’s biggest strength seems to be his versatility, but he can score goals and he’s a good footballer who made his debut for Uruguay back in September of last year in friendly win against Japan in Sapporo.
He’s played for Uruguay 15 times in total since then with four goals and Graham Carr has been watching the Uruguayan international regularly this season in France.
Rolan also seems to be a favorite of the Newcastle Chief Scout – and that’s one good reason he could be arriving on Tyneside next month.
It seems if these transfer reports are true then Newcastle will continue to bring in younger, cheaper but untried players from abroad – a transfer policy that hasn’t worked too well since Mike Ashley bought the club in the summer of 2007.
That’s only eight and a half years ago – why does it seem so much longer than that?
What do you think?