FC Portoâ€™s left-back Marek Cech is attracting the interest of Premiership clubs Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic but he admits openly that itâ€™s Newcastle that really interests him.
Marek Cech – Porto’s left back wants move to Newcastle
The Slovakian recently regained the left-back position with the Portuguese champions, but has also said he would like to play in the Premiership. He is of course very quick to add that he is more than happy with Porto. That means he wants to move to Newcastle United but doesnâ€™t want to upset his current club or their fans. 😀
Cech said in an interview to the Slovakian newspaper Pravada :
â€œI would welcome the opportunity to taste the Premier League, which is definitely of a higher quality than the Portuguese league,â€â€œPerhaps I will move to Newcastle. But I would only leave Porto if I received a really good offer.â€
â€œIâ€™m trying to find a way to take that next step in my career and I do not feel that Newcastle are a step higher than Porto in terms of football hierarchy. Porto win trophies, participate in the Champions League and have even won it.â€
It was believed that former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce rated Marek highly, but since Newcastle have Kevin Keegan in charge now, Cech believes that any move is now down to Kevin Keegan. He’s right there and we think Cech would be one of the players that Chris and Kevin discussed on Thursday at the Benton training ground. But from the above statement it looks like he’s saying he doesn’t think Newcastle is a step higher than Porto.
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If Kevin gave the OK then Mort could be talking to Porto about the player right now.
â€œThe problem now is that they have changed managers and it is difficult to predict what the new managerâ€™s ideas are. I have established myself at Porto in these last two and a half years and I do not want to make a move that leads to uncertainty.â€
Marek has played for Porto 62 times scoring 2 goals since 2005. Before that he played 18 times for Sparta Prague form 2004-2005. From 2000-2004 played 71 times for Inter Bratislavia scoring one goal. He is 6’0″ tall and turns 25 on January 26th this year.