Report: Bordeaux line-up Jordan Ayew as Newcastle close in on attacker Diego Rolan

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Bordeaux have lined-up Jordan Ayew as a potential Diego Rolan replacement.

According to a report in the French edition Maxifoot, Bordeaux have targeted Lorient attacker Jordan Ayew as a potential replacement for reported Newcastle United target Diego Rolan.

The French outfit have dominated the headlines in France this week as speculation over their star attacker Diego Rolan gathers pace amid reports of a potential switch to the Premier League.

As per an article in the Chronicle two weeks ago, Newcastle United were credited with an interest in the Uruguayan youngster and the situation appears to have advanced further since then.

Maxifoot now claim Bordeaux are willing to sell him should the Magpies offer up to £10.7 million, but more noticeably is that the club are said to have lined-up a potential replacement.

“Bordeaux is willing to sell striker Diego Rolan this summer. But for this to happen, Newcastle must be ready to offer £10.7 million. To replace the Uruguayan, the Girondins have targeted Lorient’s Jordan Ayew. Diego Rolan has a good chance of leaving Bordeaux this summer,” the report states.

What would Diego Rolan offer Newcastle United?

The 22-year-old netted 15 top-flight goals in 28 league starts last season, an incredible return considering he isn’t an out-an-out striker and is often deployed in wide areas.

He has quick feet and a good burst of pace, attributes which Steve McClaren will try to utilise as often as possible should the former Derby County boss decide to bring him in this summer.

Aside from his evident attacking ability, Rolan is also willing to do the defensive work in the final third and such a trait is priceless in a team which will base its ethos on dominating possession.

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