Newcastle’s next number nine to be a former Barca boy?

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Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is reportedly ready to make an audacious bid for Roma forward Bojan Krkić in an attempt to fill the club’s much heralded number nine shirt according to FootyBunker.com.

The Magpies received £35 million for Andy Carroll in January but have yet to reinvest it in a replacement with current top scorer Demba Ba signing for free in the summer.

Ba and Leon Best are currently shouldering the striking burden as Newcastle look to cement their surprise top three position during the festive period but the Senegal international will be leaving for the African Nations Cup in January.

Pardew has now earmarked former Barcelona star Bojan to fill the void and become the club’s new number nine despite the Spaniard only joining Roma in the summer for €12 million.

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His career at the Stadio Olimpico has yet to get fully underway and rumours that head coach Luis Enrique is prepared to let the striker leave are gathering pace.

The 21-year-old fits into the current transfer philosophy employed at St James’ Park with owner Mike Ashley demanding young players holding a potential re-sale value.

Whether Bojan would be prepared to make the move to Tyneside so soon after his move to Italy is unclear although it’s expected that Newcastle will test the waters with an early bid for his services.

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  • joeltoon says:

    I’ve seen this coming for a matter of years, not bojan being interested in coming, just a story with no hard evidence its obvious this is just a wishful write up to get fans bobbing, he is an outstanding youngster, but since his move to roma, he hasn’t been infatic, just a standard centre forward, 12 million would be crazy to pay for him, as I say though I think this is a load of tosh, no way on earth roma would let him depart after 6 months played on his contract

    • Tom Jones says:

      Am pretty sceptical myself to be honest, but he is the sort of player we go for – youngsters who have stalled a little.

      Maybe not one for January, but a season or two struggling at Roma and maybe, just maybe…

  • steve says:

    Tried to read a thread but had to give up the site has that many pop ups and advertisments just not worth it.

    Think you have learned some exploiting methods from the boss.
    Im sure if you give him 99% of the revenue hed be your main sponser.

    steve Celtic

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