The outlet GetWestLondon are reporting today that 24-year-old Diego Rolan of Bordeaux the Uruguayan International striker is stalling on a move to the London club.
The report says that Diego Rolan would prefer a move to the Premier league rather than play in England’s second division.
This is interesting for Newcastle since we have been linked a number of times this year with Rolan.
Forward Diego Rolan in Uruguay’s colors
Rafa – I can’t hear you!
And in fact, our records go back more than two years since we were first reported to be interested in the 24 times capped Uruguayan International forward (4 goals).
As we reported earlier this week Rolan met with Fulham officials twice last week but there has been no agreement on a deal.
Fulham are managed by the impressive Serbian Slavisa Jokanovic and they are keen to mount a real promotion challenge this year.
Fulham did agree a £5M fee with Bordeaux for the striker but the player has not agreed to put pen to paper for the Cottagers.
If Rafa Benitez is interested in signing a striker then now’s the time to move and seal the deal, since we think Diego would simply jump at the chance to sign for Newcastle United.
Rafa is wanting to bring in a striker and a playmaker once 23-year-old right back Javier Manquillo is signed.
Wonder what’s holding up Javier’s signing; he has already been seen in Dublin wearing Newcastle’s training gear.
What do you think?