Former Newcastle United striker Facundo Ferreyra becomes free agent after terrific 30 goal season

Shakhtar Donetsk's forward Facundo Ferreyra (R) celebrates scoring a goal against Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match...

Newcastle United loanee is going to become a free agent.

Shakhtar Donetsk's forward Facundo Ferreyra (R) celebrates scoring a goal against Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match...

Former Newcastle United loanee Facundo Ferreyra is set to become one of Europe's most in demand free agents.

Ferreyra assumed the role of a mystery man at Newcastle, overlooked by Alan Pardew for a starting spot and sent to the under-23s.

It was a bizarre loan spell, with Newcastle fans left to assume he was simply not up to scratch.

Ferrerya has since gone about proving that assertion drastically wrong.

Willy Boly of SC Braga challenges Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final first leg match between SC Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio...

He has been starring for Shakhtar Donetsk and is eyeing a big move.

This season Ferreyra scored 30 goals in 42 games, which included three strikes in the Champions League.

Now 27-years-old, Ferrerya is poised to cash in on his success.

He is keen on a big move, but does not want to return to England.

Luiz Carlos of SC Braga challenges Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final first leg match between SC Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio...

He has been linked with a move to Portugal, and he is not short of offers.

Ferreyra was quoted by the Bobr Times: "I have other offers. Now I want to relax a bit. I like the Championships of Spain and Italy, would like to play there. Now there are negotiations, yet can’t name the clubs."

If he continues his stunning form at a top European club, Newcastle will continue to scratch their heads as to where it all went wrong.

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