There are reports in Spain in Fichajes that Ecuador striker Felipe Caicedo, who was at Manchester City for three and a half years from January, 2008 and played 34 times with 7 goals for City, is attracting interest of some clubs because of his good form this season.
He was loaned out to a number of clubs on loan during his time at City and the news is that Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in the Espanyol striker.
Felipe Caicedo – Newcastle interested?
Felipe left City in 2011 and played at Lokomotiv Moscow and Al Jazira before joining Espanyol in July of 2104 as a free agent.
Since he arrived in Spain he has scored 20 goals in 60 appearances for Espanyol who are currently 13th in La Liga.
Caicedo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and the 6ft 1ins tall striker has scored 19 goals in 59 appearances for his country.
The news is that both Everton and Newcastle are interested in the striker and this season he has scored 7 goals in 21 total appearances in Spain.
He is also his country’s top scorer at the moment in World Cup qualification with four goals in Ecuador’s first four games.
Felipe made his debut for Ecuador way back in 2005 as a teenager and one attraction for Newcastle could be his versatility as he can play in a number of forward and midfield positions.
But he is not a prolific goalscorer and in his club career he has 78 goals in 286 appearances.
While Felipe could be a good addition to the Newcastle side and is an impressive player, he is not the proven goalscorer Newcastle need to bring in this month.