Newcastle have been interested in signing 24 year-old Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan for two years now and we suppose because we are having some difficulties getting our targets to Tyneside this summer, Newcastle have again been linked with the 23 times capped Uruguayan International.
The report is in French news outlet Sud Ouest.
Diego moved to Bordeaux from Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting in Montevideo four years ago last January and he has a decent goalscoring record in France.
24 year-old Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan
Last season he scored 10 goals in 34 games in all competitions and in the four and a half seasons he’s been at the French club he has scored 39 goals in 149 games with 13 assists which is OK for a French club we suppose.
Rolan’s biggest strength seems to be his versatility, but he can score goals and he’s a decent footballer who made his debut for Uruguay back in September of 2014 in a friendly win against Japan in Sapporo.
Newcastle may be interested in him again because the lad has only one year left on his contract and could become a free agent next summer, but Fulham are also reported to be interested in singing the player.
The news is that Bordeaux are eager to cash in on their striker this summer.
French news outlet Sud Ouest have reported that Rolan was in London yesterday trying to fix up a deal, so we have to assume that was with Fulham, but maybe not.
The news from the French outlet is that Newcastle are trying to hijack Fulham’s deal, so we could see the striker finally joining Newcastle.
It would be good to see Newcastle eventually get some decent players through the door this summer, but we wonder how far down the list we are going before we can make a deal?
It’s a little worrying at the moment, but nothing that we cannot fix since there is still plenty of time in this summer’s transfer window.
What do you think?