From here on in I expect Newcastle United to be linked with a whole host of players that we will apparently be looking to bring in over the summer.
Most of it will be complete trash and will have been made up on the spot, but with £35 million sat in the bank it is perhaps only natural that the press will be willing us to spend it and will be offering suggestions on who to spend it on. They are nice like that are the press….
However, I’m going to focus on two players who have been strongly linked with us over the last few days, one of which will be with us next month as he will be on Tyneside for a trial.
His name is Alister Tangane, a 17 year-old French-Senegalese striker who currently plays in the French regional leagues with a team from just outside of Paris called Bretigny-sur-Orge.
I’d like to tell you what kind of player he really is, but there isn’t a lot of information floating around about him to be honest and I’m not going to flannel you guys off with misinformation by making it up. What I do know is that Tangane has also alerted the likes of Manchester United, Marseille and Everton, so if those clubs are interested then he can’t be too bad. No doubt he will be another one for the future.
Moving on to the next player to be linked with Nufc, which is Diego Perotti from Seville. Various news outlets are running the story which claims that Alan Pardew will be looking to bid €10 million (around £6 million) for the 22-year-old Argentine winger.
Perotti is predominantly a left-sided midfielder although he can use both feet, and he can also play as an attacking midfielder if the need arises. Judging from this video clip (I know, Dennis Wise eat your heart out) he certainly looks like he knows how to whip a ball into the box.
That is the kind of service that I would have liked when I used to play, mainly as it would require little movement, and that is right up my street!
Is there any truth in these though? Well obviously there is in the first one as he is apparently coming on trial, but with regard to Perotti it could be yet another case of being linked with a player when there really is no interest.
I’m sure there will be much much more of that to come over the summer as the thought of all that money, combined with us being all but safe in the Premier League, add an extra gear or two to the rumour mill for this summer.
It’ll be interesting for sure…