The Sun reported yesterday that Newcastle are interested in Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah.
Newcastle had been linked with the 30-year-old winger, and he did score 14 goals and had 5 assists in 39 Championship games last season.
But the Championship is not the Premier League.
And he scored only 3 goals and 11 assists in all 38 games in Middlesbrough’s relegation season in the Premier League (2016-2017).
30-year-old Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah
Dwight Gayle scored 23 goals in only 34 Championship appearances for us during our promotion year.
Yet he had difficulty scoring on;y 3 goals (with 6 assists) in the Premier League last season.
And winger Matt Ritchie scored 12 goals and had 8 assists in 42 league games during our promotion season down below.
So it’s a bit of a mystery why Rafa would be interested in Ghana International Adomah.
Maybe it’s the fact he is available for £3.5M as Villa try to sell some players to lift their financial burden?
Adomah is said to be the next in line if Rafa cannot get Kenedy on loan from Chelsea for the season.
But the indications yesterday were that Newcastle are close to getting a one-year loan deal signed for the 22-year-old Brazilian winger.
And Rafa will hopefully be able to get an option to buy into the loan contract – so we can get him in permanently next summer.
We would be very surprised if Rafa is even interested in Albert Adomah.
What do you think?