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 Â£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 6â€™0â€ 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 thereâ€™s any truth in the story at all. It goes against everything Kevin Keegan has been saying â€“ 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 MariÃ¡polis, Brazil, in April 1979 and currently holds a Spanish passport.
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