Local press reveal NUFC could look to hijack £8.8m deal for Ligue 1 striker

The Northern Echo have revealed today that Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan is the latest player to have come onto Benitez’s radar, claiming we could be ready for hijack his potential £8.8m move to Fulham.

Fulham had an £8.8m bid accepted for the Uruguay International, who had arrived in London for talks at Craven Cottage this week, however the latest claims from The Northern Echo suggests we could be ready to steal in an hijack the deal.

Rolan is 24-years-old and scored 10 goals for Bordeaux in 19 starts last season, being a diminutive forward at just 5ft 9′ who’s also being able to operate out wide.

The Echo claim that the Uruguayan returned to France without a deal being agreed with Fulham, suggesting that Newcastle’s late interest may have forced him into a rethink.

This could be one to watch with Newcastle believed to be in the market for TWO strikers, as Daryl Murphy, Emmanuel Riviere and Aleksandar Mitrovic look likely to depart this summer.

Here’s some clips of him in action:

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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