Striker now available on a free after being recently scouted by NUFC – Could Rafa make a move?

Less than a year after Newcastle scouts watched him in CSKA Moscow’s Champions League clash with Benfica, it has now been confirmed that Aaron Olanare  has left the Russian giants by ‘mutual consent’ – making him available to sign on a free.

The 6ft 3′ powerhouse spent last season on loan with fellow Russian Premier League side Amkar Perm – going on to score 2 goals in 8 appearances – however the 24-year-old was released by CSKA last month.

Here’s the tweet from scouting database ‘Scouts in Attendance’, confirming we had scouted him several times last year:

Olanare has two goals in seven appearances for Nigeria and may just be considered by Rafa Benitez if we are ever in desperate need for a striker over the coming months.

Currently, our options include Rondon, Joselu and Muto (although it’s unlikely the latter will be used as a lone striker much).

An injury to either Rondon or Joselu may force Rafa into considering his options – and Olanare could be one IF we were remotely impressed by him during scouting.

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About Olly Hawkins

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.

2 thoughts on “Striker now available on a free after being recently scouted by NUFC – Could Rafa make a move?

  1. Provided he isn’t poison in the changeroom, we should take anyone with some talent up top, for competition and depth. The phrase ‘beggars can’t be choosers’ comes to mind.


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