21 year-old Tenerife striker Nano has been linked with Newcastle with about about four other strikers, and Rafa Benitez will sign at least one experienced striker and maybe one more this summer.
That experienced striker will not be Nano, but if Rafa decides to bring him to Newcastle, he will be one for the future and the last player we signed from Tenerife two years ago – Ayoze Perez – has been a big hit on Tyneside.
Tenerife striker Nano – full name Alexander Mesa Travieso
So it wouldn’t surprise us too much if Nano arrives on Tyneside sometime this summer, but the Newcastle manger’s major priority is to bring in a recognized striker who can score goals for us in the Championship.
That’s in addition to an experienced center-back to strengthen the defense and maybe a full back too.
Nano had a decent season last term in the Spanish second division scoring 14 goals in 35 appearances – and the youngster is willing to move if the offer is both good for him and good for his club.
This is what he has said to AS in Spain:
“If there’s any offer that can help benefit myself and the club, then we can sit down and talk.”
Other clubs besides Newcastle interested in signing Nano are Granada, Betis Seville, Deportivo and Sporting Gijon, but Newcastle could easily come up with the best offer in terms of the transfer fee and personal terms for Nano.
That’s if Rafa really wants the 21 year-old Spaniard on Tyneside.
What do you think?