The local Sunday Sun is reporting today that Newcastle United are looking at Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta.
Fernando Amorebieta – 6’4″ tough tackling Spanish center back
News is that a Newcastle scout watched the 23-year-old center-half in Bilbaoâ€™s 1-0 home win over Espanyol last Sunday, and it’s interesting that Bilbao have the joint best defensive record in La Liga this season.
Liverpool are another club said to be interested in the youngster and he could end up in the Premier league next season.Â Amorebieta is thought to be an international star of the future, and at just under 6â€™ 4â€, he should be up to the physical rigors of the Premier League.
He has played 80 times for Bilbao since 2005, and is a Spanish Under-21 international and Bilbao are said to be willing to listen to offers of Â£6M and up for the player.
There is also some concern reported by the Sunday Sun in Steven Taylor.Â But we have no doubt Steven will sign an extended contract in the summer for Newcastle, and any news about him being unhappy on Tyneside is pure paper talk.
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