Are Newcastle Really After Brazilian Alvaro?

Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is said to be trying to bring the 28 year-old Brazilian center-back, Alvaro, to Tyne-side, according to Setanta Sports.


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Levante are willing to sell the defender for £2M, and Newcastle United have supposedly set up a deal to bring the Brazilian to St James’ Park. The Spanish side are reported to be in financial difficulties, and have therefore decided to sell their 28-year-old center back.

The former Real Zaragoza player is just under 6’0” tall, and good in the air, but of course has no Premiership experience. He has played 23 times for Levante scoring two goals and previously played for Real Zaragoza 102 times, from 2003-2006, scoring 6 times.

Setanta Sports is reporting that Alvaro (full name – Alvaro Luiz Maior de Aquino) is now traveling to England to discuss personal terms, and a move to Newcastle, that would see him become Keegan’s first signing since his return to the game two weeks ago.

We find this very odd and wonder if there’s any truth in the story at all. It goes against everything Kevin Keegan has been saying – that we will only buy proven Premiership players in January or youngsters for the future.

Sam Allardyce brought in a number of defenders with no Premiership experience last summer, and they have all struggled to come to terms with the physical nature of English football. We’d therefore be very surprised to see Alvaro at Newcastle United.

Alavaro was born in Mariápolis, Brazil, in April 1979 and currently holds a Spanish passport.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • James

    Jan 29, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #1

    He was superb for Real Zaragoza. Saw him a few times. But he was sold because he lost his form. Levante are one of the worst teams in Spain.

  • Zx

    Jan 29, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #2

    We don’t even need him…

  • Reading Mag

    Jan 29, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Tom_toon – cannot find Fox sports on TVU – any suggestions …help want to watch it

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 29, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #4

    its there, just download it from software if you dont have it.

  • Leo*

    Jan 29, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #5

    we need a left back cover, today has proved that, enrique is injured therefore we have to put a midfielder in left back and a defender in centre midfield….

  • nightfall

    Jan 29, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #6

    so many weird thing going on lately…

    i think keegan was appointed so ashley&co. have time to work, ‘cos nobody can’t get mad at kevin… i think wise was ashley’s choice as manager (i’m sure ashley didn’t buy the club without his “man(ager)”…no billionare does that) and he might be the one who’ll pull the strings…while kevin’s position will be to motivate and like i said, sbd fans can’t get mad at, even if we lose… that would also explain why shearer’s not on board…

    just a theory 🙂

  • CJ

    Jan 29, 2008 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #7

    The match is on sopcast atdhe fr and we are shocking

  • Taiwan Toon

    Jan 29, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #8

    I can not watch it on the sopcast, it’s so slow. Does it work better in the UK?

  • CJ

    Jan 29, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #9

    My Sopcast is working perfectly not jumping one bit.

  • bri

    Jan 29, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #10

    hope senegal get beat on thursday so we can get back our two best defenders {BAYE FAYE}, after watching us tonight it seems to me when the whole team defend we look quite solid, but when we do this we have no attack at ALL. In the second half we attacked , exposed our defence for what it is SHIT SHIT SHIT. Come back baye and faye please.

  • scottish mag

    Jan 29, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #11

    i cant find anything about this on setanta, is he good?????

    think that Kalouda would be a good signing, and what is happening with pandev he would be quality. As 4 giles barnes, get an improved offer in and snap him up, give us some options instead of playin butt and roz in mid, quick bid for bridge wouldnt hurt anyone we desperately need cover 4 lb to stop zog havin to go back there wen enrique is out.

  • JamJamJam

    Jan 30, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #12

    according to setanta news he’s having a medical


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