Turning the spotlight on Roberto Rosales

A new name linked with the right-back spot
According to reports in the local press, and indeed the agent of the player, Newcastle United are looking at the possibility of signing 23-year-old FC Twente right-back Roberto Rosales.

It’s not a name we’ve been linked with before, and as the attention has been put on names such as Nathaniel Clyne and Mathieu Debuchy, as well as Danny Simpson and his contract wrangle, I think it’s only fair to have a look at what the Venezuelan could offer NUFC.

According to said reports, Rosales could be available for as little as Β£3 million, and at that price and age you would have to think we’ve at least had a look at him as he fits neatly into the current Newcastle United transfer blueprint.

So what do we know about Rosales then? Apart from the fact he is 23, plays for FC Twente and represents Venezuela, can we gather any more information on him?

Previously he played for his hometown club in Caracas although he only made two appearances before being snapped up Belgian side AA Gent. He spent three seasons in Belgium making 82 appearances and scoring five goals before being picked up by FC Twente. He’s now played 84 times for the Enschede club and is the first Venezualan player to score in the Champions League.

He likes to get forward and can combine pace, technique and physical strength whilst retaining the ability to defend all at the same time. This video, albeit a brief one, shows kind of what I mean.

For Β£3 million I don’t think you can go far wrong and it’s pretty much a risk free transfer. The transfer fee is fairly reasonable and his wage demands won’t be extortionate so I can see why the club are said to be taking a look at him.

On the other hand it just adds to the list of right-backs we’ve been linked with, and surely we’ll see one of them arrive at the club over the summer, regardless of what happens with Danny Simpson. The only two questions now are, which right-back will it be, and which one would you prefer from the ones we’ve been linked with?

Rosales, Clyne or Debuchy?

124 thoughts on “Turning the spotlight on Roberto Rosales

  1. cheers richie, that sucks, ROI v b-something( πŸ˜• ) was on SKY last night, was hoping it might be on.

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  2. If they are good enough, I would love to see some of our young mids getting a go.. we have Vuckic and Abied that look promising, rather see them that Barnetta..

    Rich πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ enjoy your game today mate !

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  3. AMF
    I agree completely, any way barnetta wouldn’t suit a 433 very well, and would be behind Ben Arfa the majority of the time.

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  4. Aussie…by the time it comes around I’ll probably not be arsed and just watch the France game instead πŸ™„

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  5. Rich, Know the feeling mate, its hard getting off the couch on a Sunday πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  6. I think I’ll be watching soccer aid, always good for a laugh seeing random celebrities be really shit. Will Ferrel is in the World team this year :mrgreen: , as is Gerard (thiis isss SPARTTAAA) Butler 😎 .

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  7. I love 300 sooo much
    “Surrender Leonidas, we have so many archers their arrows will block out the sun”
    “Then we will fight in the shade” 😎

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  8. Aussie….Aye, I usually go for a daily walk out in the sticks dicing with death with the local wildlife but a) can’t be arsed and b) got a tad sunburnt the other day and c) this soda is just so damn comfy πŸ˜†

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  9. Barnetta would be an excellent signing for the toon. He’ll cost nowt in transfer fees, so why not invest this money in his salary, the bloke is a seasoned international after all ? His mate and old toon target Derdiyog has just signed for Hoffenheim (man what a loser), so Bayer will try all they can to keep a hold of Barnetta…

    He’d be a great signing for the toon… πŸ˜‰

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  10. Richietoon….you still hanging on in there mate ?…..any sign of the Spanish re-inventing the peseta ?….those dastardly greeks are thinking about it …

    Keep your wedge under the mattress mate…. πŸ˜†

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  11. Looks like Martinez to the bin dippers….just leaves the Chelsea post to be filled, then the transfer spending merry-go-round can start… πŸ™„ πŸ™

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  12. Did Barnetta not deny that lad being his agent, The one that mentioned Β£40k not being enough ??

    Colo in good form, What a class act he is on and off the pitch, Great choice as skipper bit of a change in tac from Joseph being captain at the arse end of last season after Nolans injury 😯

    Also the new improved inform mandy impressed me last night πŸ™„ If he starts against the french were fecked…

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  13. barnetta would be a good buy but i think debuchy is a smoke screen for a different right back who we dont even know about, we all know how the transfer system works now !

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  14. Has Martinez been confirmed Munich? It looks like Pep is targeted by Chelsea..

    Rich, I got bout 12 holes into my golf game today and the couch/ sofa was calling my name.. should have stayed at home πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  15. MM…they still talk in pesetas anyway and most things have the price in them as well as Euros. If the mother in law says the price of owt expensive she says it in pesetas πŸ™„

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  16. CC….don’t know about the agent but I know Pards commented on the agent’s “comment” so I’d assume the club would know if they were dealing with the right agent or not…..maybe πŸ˜•

    Aussie… I am the world’s worst golfer like πŸ™

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  17. Aussie…not yet, but apparently Martinez is gonna come clean on Tuesday and let everyone know what the future holds. He’s spoken to Liverpoodle twice apparently, so the writing is on the wall imo…. Agent Bruce is being touted as returning to Wigan….

    I reckon Chelsea will hoy so much wedge at Guardiola that he won’t be able to say no…

    Old ‘arry will probably avoid a stint of porridge due to the old pals act, so that will mean all of the “top” managerial positions have ben filled, so we can breath out that Pardue will stay at the toon, at least for one more season…..

    Richie, her from inside of the doors still talks in terms of deutchmarks….seems to me that neebody likes the euro……. πŸ™„

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  18. Richie, do you have time for golf mate, I thought you were working full time on your suntan ?

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  19. MM..aye, it puzzles me how you can price owt in a dead currency as there’s no exchange rate for it, no fluctuation in it’s worth….but hey ho whatever floats there boat…..wor lass on the other hand always says pounds instead of Euros πŸ™„

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  20. MM…played “proper” golf once, in Germany funnily enough. The lad I was with got well pissed of with me by the 9th hole so off to the bar I went 😎

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  21. Rich

    Just remember reading some stuff about that guy who made the Β£40k a week comment, Being a fraud:

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,11678_7081256,00.html

    @SunSteveBrenner
    Steve Brenner
    So loudmouth Barry McIntosh doesn’t represent Barnetta at all.Yet he was slagging off #nufc bid this morning?Agents pretending to be agents.

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  22. CC..it’s ok I copied and pasted it πŸ˜‰ well if that versions true, then sign him up for me like :mrgreen:

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  23. Richie…that’s a serious combination mate, your lass converting from euros to pounds while living in spain….. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† I wonder what we would call the currency if the autonomous state of geordieland announced independence ?! poonds ? πŸ˜†

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  24. [email protected]…..good tactic mate…..theres nowt irritates “proper” golfers more than playing with a beginner… πŸ˜†

    Golf is a waste of time and space if you ask me….I suppose those golf courses help to fill up those fast swathes of unusable land on the Costa Del Sol πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  25. richie walk the whole 18holes nee chance caddy would have to wheel him around along with a few crates of booze anyway normally nowt to perv at on golfing trips πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  26. Ice, if Richie walked nine holes, then walked back again to the bar that would be the equivalent of walking 18 holes though wouldn’t it ? πŸ™„

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  27. MM i know what you are saying mate but dont forget richie is fooked counting past ten gets into a panic to far from bar somebody might be buying a round hates missing out πŸ™‚

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  28. CC ….the bloke’s got some Plymouth….. πŸ™„ …blue is obviously in this year ? Pardew though, loyal as ever in B&W…..

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  29. Agree with you MM but not about golf.. great game, something that can not be mastered. Ritchie has the same struggle with banging out a funny comment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  30. Aye im missing it like mad, Yesterday i ended up watching the play off final, irish and the england matches, Goldfinger, The fecking eurovision shit, took little ld swimming, pub grub and an ice cold pint in beer garden and im still cracking up, Nowt can compete with watching the lads on a saturday 3 o’clock

    The euros should be ok when get the barbie and the plasma on the lawn like… 😎

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  31. CC I like your style big man……! πŸ˜† ……..sounds like you had a fun-filled and eventful day yesterday ! 😎 πŸ˜‰

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  32. [email protected] πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Where you at mate, Melbourne ?

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  33. I’m an adopted fan mate.. not a lot of Toon fans out this way.. all man u , liverpool, chelsea and gunners.. basically teams that have won things..

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