Is This The Player To Be The Fifth Signing For Rafa This Summer?

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It seems that Newcastle have pushed their transfer push into overdrive over the last week and we signed two new players into the club – 22-year-old Norwich winger Jacob Murphy and 23-year-old Spanish full back Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid.

The was news in yesterday Mail that Newcastle could now be close to signing 24-year-old Bordeaux’s Uruguayan forward Diego Roan.

In fact a report we published last night said Newcastle were interested in bringing Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas to Newcastle.

24-year-old Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan
Newcastle were reported in the Sun as being close to making a move for the midfielder and we could even get him for a low £4M – maybe.

So we could be close to signing two low-priced players in the coming week?

Diego has resisted a move to Fulham for almost 10 days now and he has been to London at least twice for talks on moving to the club.

But he’s resisting signing for the Craven Cottage club because he really wants to play for a Premier League club rather than a second division English club.

That’s even though Fulham could be pushing hard for promotion to the Premier League next season under their impressive Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic.

Diego moved to Bordeaux from Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting in Montevideo in January of 2013 and he has performed well in France.

Last season he scored 10 goals in 34 games for Bordeaux and in the four and a half years he’s been at the French club he’s scored 39 goals in 149 games with 13 assists.

Rolan’s biggest strength is his versatility and he can play in different positions up front – but he’s also a good technical player who made his debut for Uruguay back in September of 2014 in a friendly win against Japan.

At the International level, he now has 23 full caps with 4 goals for his country.

Rolan has only one year left on his contract at Bordeaux and could become a free agent next summer and the fee is said to be a fairly reasonable £5M.

He definitely seems to be worth £5M to Newcastle in today’s rather mad transfer window – with ridiculously high fees being paid out for rather ordinary players.

What do you think?

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