Another player that may be interesting Newcastle is Argentina’s 25 year old International Lisandro LÃ³pez.
Lisandro “Licha” Lopez – Newcastle target?
We have heard some rumblings that Newcastle may be interested in the Porto striker. Nicknamed ‘Licha’, Lisandro was born in Buenos Aires, and started his career at Racing Club of Argentina in the Argentine Primera League. He played around 70 times for the Argentine Club and scored 26 goals before moving to Porto just over two years ago.
Lopez has had an outstanding season for Porto, and has a fairly good goal scoring record having scored 59 goals in his 150 first class appearances. He has been instrumental in Porto now being 18 points clear of Benfica in the Portuguese Liga, with just 5 games to play.
Lopez is a forward who stands just under 5′ 9″ tall, and is the embodiment of determination and not unlike Tevez of Manchester United in that respect. His never-say-die attitude has quickly made him very popular amongst FC Porto fans when he was brought to the club in 2005, from Racing Club for Â£3M.
He is now one of Portoâ€™s key players, and just as important as the more well known stars Ricardo Quaresma and Lucho Gonzalez.
Here is Lisandroâ€™s playing career as we understand it.
Seasons Club App Goals
2003-2005 Racing Club 70 26 2005- F.C. Porto 78 33 2005 Argentina 2 0
Licha may be a player that Newcastle will go after, although we have no verification of that. We bring him up here in case he becomes a real target in the summer, and is somebody to consider.
We also like covering players that we may sign in the summer. 😀