Aldo Duscher â€“ the 28-year-old Argentinian is due on Tyneside in the next day or so for a trial and will be available on a free transfer from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna.
Duscher of course hit the headlines in 2002 when it was his tackle which broke David Beckham’s metatarsal and almost kept him out of the World Cup that year.
Let’s have a look at Drescher’s career – he has attracted Newcastle’s interest more than once in the past.
Aldo Pedro Duscher (born 22 March 1979 in Esquel, Argentina) has an Austrian passport, and currently plays for Spanish team Deportivo de La CoruÃ±a. He is a defensive midfielder renowned for his physical presence on the pitch, and as mentioned above – for breaking David Beckham’s metatarsal before the 2002 world cup. He is very tough tackling midfielder.
Duscher made his professional debut in 1996 with Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina. He played for Newell’s Old Boys 31 times and scored 1 goal. In 1998 he moved to Europe to play with Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he won the SuperLiga in 2000. He played 55 times for Sporting Clube and scored 6 goals before moving to Deportivo de La CoruÃ±a in 2000, for a transfer fee that was close close to â‚¤9M.
His contract with Deprotivo has run out and it has been reported that a number of teams are set to battle it out for the player’s signature. Greek side AEK Athens have joined the race to sign Duscher, and Villareal are also interested. Duscher – who stands a little over 5’8″ tall – has played for Deportivo 157 times with no goals and has represented Argentina 4 times. In total Duscher has played 243 first class games and scored 7 goals.
Aldo Duscher will start a trial with Newcastle tomorrow – and the Geordies are ready to welcome him to their squad. It would seem like Newcastle have a good chance for Duscher’s signature if indeed he proves good enough for the revitalized Newcastle squad under new manager Sam Allardyce.
We’ll just have to wait and see how he does at Newcastle – but he certainly has the pedigree and comes at a good price.