Newcastle Reported Interested In Croatian Striker

Well it’s a strange move if Newcastle are indeed interested in this striker, but there’s news in German publication Bild today that we are interested in 36 year-old Croatian striker Ivica Olic, who is way past his best.

Olic played for Hamburg last season and scored only 2 goals in 25 appearances and we don’t know why we would be interested in this 36 year-old.

Ivica Olic

Ivica Olic – 36 year-old Croatian striker

Aston Villa have also been reported having an interest in the 104 times capped Croatian striker (20 goals), who has played for Hamburg, Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga over the last nine years.

German newspaper Bild are reporting today that both Newcastle and Aston Villa are interested in signing the veteran striker.

Olic had a one year deal with Hamburg last season and that has not been extended after he scored only a couple of goals in 25 appearances and so he is a free agent with some reports that he has retired from football.

In his 20 year career, which started at Croatian club Marsonia in 1996, Olic has scored 228 goals in 582 total appearances.

If the Bild report has any truth to it at all, we would presumably sign him for one year as a back-up striker, although he can also play out on the wing.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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