Report: Diego Rolan emerges as possible Austin alternative for Newcastle

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Newcastle United could be offered a Ligue One striker if they fail to sign Charlie Austin from QPR.

The Chronicle has reported that an alternative is emerging for Newcastle United, should they fail in attempts to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin.

The paper claims that Diego Rolan of Bordeaux could be offered to the club as an alternative, as Steve McClaren looks for a player who can come in and bolster his attack ahead of next season.

The Chronicle claims that the 22-year-old Uruguayan is open to moving to the Premier League, if Newcastle want to look at considering a deal.

Why would Rolan be a good signing?

Rolan seems to have a lot going for him in the respect that he’s a very young player, which suggests he will be hungry to get stuck in and improve at the club.

He’s a tall player with a presence and a good burst of speed over the first five to ten yards, which will be important considering the way McClaren will look to use him.

Why do Newcastle need a new striker?

The negative run, which the Magpies had towards the end of last season, showed a need for different attacking options.

Old manager John Carver switched things around, but he couldn’t get the team playing an attractive brand of football, which the supporters craved.

How much would he cost?

The same newspaper claims a fee of around £4 million will be enough to get a deal done, which is hardly beyond Newcastle’s means.

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