The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle are trying to bring a defender in during the January transfer window even though they are still without a manager.
Christoph Metzelder – 6’4″ German Defender January target for Magpies
Newcastle are said to be trying to bring in the Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder on loan, despite the recent upheavals at St Jamesâ€™ Park.
Metzelder only joined Real Madrid last summer after he was also a target by Tottenham last summer, but he has had very few games in the Madrid side this season. He can play center-back or right-back and seems like a very good player who has played for Germany 39 times.
Metzelder is 27 years old and is considered a world class central defender and since he stands over 6’4″ tall, he is very strong in the air. He can also play on the right side of defense and his tackling skills make him a solid and complete defender.
Sir Alex Ferguson was quoted as saying Christoph was one of the best central defenders, and one of Manchester United’s top choices to replace Gary Neville.
His career record is as follows:
Year Club Games Goals 1999-2000 Preuben Munster 32 2 2000-2007 Borussia Dortmund 126 2 2007-present Real Madrid 7 0 2001-present Germany 39 0
We are hoping that Mort and the rest of the Newcastle staff are at least tracking some players that can be brought in quickly in January, once the new manager is announced. However, it looks like Portsmouth will beat us to Arsenal’s Lassana Diarra.
Maybe we mentioned to Harry Redknapp over the weekend he was one of our targets.Â Â 🙁
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