Earlier this month there were claims that Newcastle United had offered £13m for 22 year old Uruguayan striker Diego Rolan who plays for Bordeaux.

A Remy Cabella loan was also said to be part of that alleged offer, similar to what was claimed this week with Newcastle’s apparent ongoing interest in French winger Florian Thauvin.

However, now when questioned about Aston Villa’s reported bid for Diego Rolan after the Midlands club lost Christian Benteke, the Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud has said he’s heard nothing from Villa but admitted there had been some interest shown by Newcastle, though not a bid.

Jean-Louis Triaud speaking to L’equipe:

“With Newcastle there has been contact, though never direct with us, only via intermediates. With Newcastle, we can assume that there was some truth in their interest, but Aston Villa, never heard anything directly or indirectly.”

Whether the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic has completely killed off that United interest in Diego Rolan is an unknown, or whether he could potentially complement the Serbian striker?

Rolan was linked (along with countless others) with Newcastle even before that claimed £13m bid, the player having signed for Bordeaux in the same transfer window (January 2013) when we were landed with Yoan Gouffran from the French club.

For just over £2m, Diego Rolan was brought over from Uruguay as a 19 year old and after finally finding his feet, last season the striker scored 15 Ligue 1 goals in only 28 starts (plus another 8 appearances as a sub).

In the previous 18 months, the striker had scored only two goals in 25 (18 plus 7 as sub) Ligue 1 matches.

At international level he has also just recently became first choice thanks in large part to his club football last season, in this summer’s Copa America Diego Rolan started all four of Uruguay’s matches but he failed to find the back of the net in any of them.

  • Polarboy

    This lad could easily play inside right in a three behind Mitrovic with Janmaat bombing on, he’s being playing that position for Bordeaux. It makes far more sense than getting Austin in who doesn’t compliment Mitrovic at all.

  • DownUnderMag

    Polarboy I agree, signing Austin now just doesn’t make sense.  We have Mitrovic and Cisse who are both poachers, we now need those link up players who can create chances as well as cause a threat themselves.  I think Austin is just too expensive for one good season in the top flight.  For the right price i’d have him but can’t see him working alongside Mitrovic.

  • Happyharrys2011

    Who cares about the money? If he is good enough he is good enough. It’s down to the dictator to worry about money not us, when is everyone going to realise money is not an issue to him, he is a multi billionaire on the same standings as Roman abramovich. Let him worry about the cost and we worry about the football. He has took millions out of our club.


    Happyharrys2011   NOT SO

    Happyharrys ARE YOU …IF IT WAS your money you would care 
    you supports manchester dont you ??
    most folks think we are boxing clever now ..reserve judgement for youself

  • Happyharrys2011

    If your so worried about the money where is the 30 million a year that goes out a year to where?
    Why are you so worried about what we spend?
    You are supposed to be a football fan. Who gives a fuc what the fat cuunt is paying its his money not yours or the clubs. ITS HIS!!
    So I couldn’t give a shiit what we spend on anyone and neither should you or anyone else.