Levante center-back Alvaro has confirmed he is on the brink of signing for Newcastle United.
Alvaro – says he signing for Newcastle United
Setanta Sports had reported yesterday the Brazilian has emerged as a surprise Newcastle United target, since the player doesn’t seem to fit with what manager Keegan was looking for â€“ somebody who could come in and perform immediately in the Premier League.
Birmingham City were already closely tracking the player, but the Blues may miss out on the player as Newcastle have reportedly already bid around Â£2.2M for the player.
Alvaro is said to be offered a 3 year contract, and Alvaro seemed only too willing to talk openly about his move to Tyne-side:
“I will pass the medical tests today and, if everything goes well, I will sign my new contract with Newcastle,” “I am very pleased with the opportunity to play in England.â€
“At other times, offers from The Premier League came up but were never finalized.â€
“Newcastle are an historic club and I am going to work to help them do everything they can.â€
“I know that they are not doing well in the table but, in both the last two years, I have been fighting with Levante to stay up so I am used to battling.”
This would be a surprise and with just two days left in the transfer window we suspect we may get at least a couple of signings through the door. Donâ€™t be surprised if we also get Giles Barnes from Derby County, although Tottenham and West ham are also after the 19 year-old.
We also have a slight chance of getting 20 year-old Czech midfielder Kalouda, although Juventus are also one club who have already looked at him closely.
What do you think?