Sunday, 17th April, 2011
Newcastle United are pondering a move for Hamburg midfielder Jonathan Pitroipa. The 25-year-old, who can also play as a winger, attracted interest from Liverpool last year, but a move to Anfield did not materialise.
Pitroipa, a Burkina Faso international, has popped up onto Newcastle boss Alan Pardew’s wanted list, although Hamburg would surely be reluctant to part with the midfielder.
The Hamburg man moved to Germany in 2004, pitching up at Freiburg where he went on to make over 70 starts in a four-year spell. In 2008, Hamburg swooped for Pitroipa and it was when at the Imtech Arena that the 25-year-old was handed his Burkina Faso debut.
This season Pitroipa has made 23 Bundesliga appearances for Hamburg, scoring twice and providing six assists.