Newcastle United are reported to be interested in Valencia winger Joaquin.
Joaquin – target for Newcastle United
Joaquin has been a target before for Newcastle, and itâ€™s not surprising that Kevin Keegan could see him as an excellent addition to Newcastleâ€™s squad in the summer.
Joaquin was once a target for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea but he stayed at Real Betis, who he played for until 2006 when he moved to Valencia. He moved to Valencia for â‚¬25M, and signed a five year contract in August, 2006, with the choice of a further one year extension.
The news is that the Spanish international is being put up for sale by Valencia, and Newcastle United are expected to be amongst the clubs interested in the speedy and gifted winger.
Joaquin played 216 times for Real Betis from 1999-2006 and scored 32 goals. He has played for Valencia 57 times with 8 goals and has represented Spain 51 times scoring 4 international goals.
Joaquin (full name JoaquÃn SÃ¡nchez RodrÃguez) turns 27 in July, and stands just under 5â€™11â€ tall.
JoaquÃn was a member of the Spanish squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan, and played again for