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Newcastle Linked With January Move For Juventus striker

8 years ago

In recent weeks Newcastle United have been linked with a number of more ‘experienced’ players, as opposed to the previous belief of United not being interested in anybody over a certain age and without any room for increase in value.

In recent days there were links with Hannover midfielder Leon Andreasen, a player on the wrong side of 30, and now it is a striker in the final years of his career who United are credited with an interest in.

Thirty year old Mirko Vucinic is a striker for Montenegro and plays his club football currently for Juventus, joining for 15m euros in 2011.

A versatile striker who can play through the middle or wide either side, Vucinic’ best year saw him score 14 league goals in a season and so his real value would appear to be as a secondary striker rather than the central role.

Juve signed both Tevez and Llorente in the summer and subsequently Vucinic has only started a handful of matches this season.

Reports in Italy claim Juve would demand at least 10m euros for the striker and a number of other clubs such as Spurs and Dortmund are also said to be interested.

Yet again with these transfer stories, we know Newcastle desperately need another goal scoring option with Cisse badly out of sorts, but you also find it very difficult to see Mike Ashley sanctioning a move for such a high profile striker already on big money and no future sell-on value.

Unless it was a loan…?


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