29-year-old Swansea City central midfielder Roque Mesa is reported to be interesting both Newcastle and Fulham.
The Spanish player only joined Swansea from for 11M last summer from Las Palmas and after playing 16 games for the south Wales club.
On 30 January this year, Mesa joined Sevilla for the remainder of the season, in a loan deal that included a buyout option.
So Sevilla have first option to sign the 5ft 7ins tall midfielder this summer.
Roque Mesa – in action against Watford last season
The news is reported by the Sevilla.ABC outlet but we would be surprised if Rafa is interested in this central midfielder.
Swansea are busy trying to adjust their outlays to the much-reduced revenues they will receive in the Championship although they do receive a parachute payment of £40M this season from the Premier League.
Then two more payments of £25M and £20M in the subsequent years if they are not back in the Premier League.
Newcastle currently have Jonjo Shelvey, Mo Diame, Mikel Merino and Isaac Hayden fighting it out in Newcastle’s central midfield.
Jack Colback is back from a had season loan at Nottingham Forest, but the former Sunderland midfielder has no future at the club, having dropped out of favor with the manager.
If Rafa does bring in another central midfielder it could mean one of those players will go out on loan – maybe Isaac Hayden, although the former Arsenal youngster can also play at right-back.
What do you think?