It has not gone unnoticed that Newcastle scouts have attended most of Glasgow Rangers’ matches in the last two months.
Carlos Cuellar – Newcastle target this summer
And their attention has been focused on a few players, but one of them definitely seems to be 26 year-old Carlos Cuellar, who has turned in some excellent performances in central defense.
The Spaniard made a Â£2.3M move to Rangers from Osasuna only last July, but has been outstanding this season, and received the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League Player of the Year award this week.
Cuellar has already said he wants to stay at Rangers, but thatâ€™s before Newcastle have made any formal approach for the player. Keegan is hoping to persuade the Spanish Under-21 International to move to Newcastle by promising to make him Newcastle’s new kingpin central defender.
Keegan has watched the player several times and is understood to view the 6â€™3â€ Cuellar as good as any center half currently playing in the Premier league.
His arrival would certainly add big competition for the two central defensive positions currently held by Faye and Taylor. As we reported this morning our defense has improved significantly in recent weeks, with Abdoulaye Beye claiming the improvement is due to Faye’s dominant displays at centre-half, both on the ground and in the air.
We think Cuellar would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle and the news is that the club will enter a bid for the player shortly, but there is sure to be competition from other PL clubs for his services.
He has played for Rangers 30 times and scored 4 goals this season.