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Transfer Bite | Rolando?

Newcastle are rumoured to be after Portugese international player, Rolando.

The 27 year old, who plays for Porto, spent the last half of the season (a season in which Porto won the Primeira Liga) on loan to Serie A club, S.S.C. Napoli. The centre-back has made 18 appearances for the Portugese National team, and will have his 28th birthday at the end of August. Apart from almost having the same name as Ronaldo, his solid perfomrances at the back for Porto helped them win the Primeira Liga in both 2010/11 and 2011/12. He can also score them as you can see from this video.

It is a bit of a suprise that Alan Pardew wants to sign Rolando, because he said that Newcastle’s defence was very strong, and he would be focusing on signing strikers. Anyway, I’m not complaining, as he’s a good player, and about the price we would pay for a centre back – £5 million and he’s valued at about £5.5 million. Everton are also rumoured to be chasing his signature.

But is another centre back necessary after Coloccini said that he would be staying on the Tyne. I’m not so sure. What do you think? Leave a comment down below on whether you think he would be a good signing.