Newcastle Interested In Campagnaro

Hugo Campagnaro, who currently plays for Sampdoria in the Italian League, wants to play in the Premier League


Hugo Campagnaro – on the right in black

The 27-year-old Sampdoria right-back has said:

“If I had to leave Italy, I would like to play in the Premiership.”

“A couple of years ago my agent presented an offer from England to me, but it was nothing concrete. I’d really like to play there.”

The Argentinian ace says he is keen to test himself in the English top flight as he feels he is reaching the peak of his career, and there are likely to be one or two offers for him to consider this summer.

Camapgnaro, who is almost 6’0″ tall, played for Moron from 1998-2002 and made 102 appearances and scored 6 goals. He then played until 2006 for Piacenza where he played 122 times and scored 10 goals.

Since 2007 he has played at Sampdoria and has appeared 20 times for the Serie A club, who are placed 6th in the league this season.

Newcastle and Fulham have both been linked with the player.

Comments welcome.

54 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    May 12, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #1


    I thoght Maggio was Samp’s RB. Hes pretty good.

  • Leo

    May 12, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #2

    played for Moron

    what a cool name for a football team

    hope its not a typo

  • HonoraryGeordie

    May 12, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #3

    I think there are postions alot more important to us at the moment, in terms of signings, as Habib Beye is possibly the best RB in the league!!
    Doesn’t make sense to me, his age, the fact Fulham are the other team interested, the fact everyone knows that cb and lb are the defensive frailties, and the fact this guy is a complete unknown?! Doubt it is true!

  • belfast toon

    May 12, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #4

    probably the players agent trying to inflate his transfer fee we don’t need a RB we have one of the best in the league and taylor and gerimi for cover i would expect a few more storys like this before the window shuts. i realy do not see us doing much busness until after euro 2008

  • Hadji

    May 12, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Taylor and Geremi can cover Beye but how good can they do it,we need a natural RB cause Carr and Ramage will leave in the summer.

  • belfast toon

    May 12, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #6

    even so hadji if we are not spending mega bucks i would not say this is a problem area hope not any their is nothing worse that touting himself to othe clubs not too much loyalty their

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 12, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #7

    If he’s happy playing second fiddle to Beye, fair enough.

  • Nev

    May 12, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #8

    id prefer a RB with at least some prem experience as back up for beye, taylor and geremi arnt bad
    and hasnt faye played RB before ?
    im sure he played there a few times for bolton

  • belfast toon

    May 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d rather spend the money on a CB we need a more solid center of defence this one’s a bluff

  • Bill F

    May 12, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #10

    I would rather have Cassano from Sampdoria. He is an awesome player but has an awful lot of personal issues.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 12, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Agree Bill F on his day he is the best in the world in his respective position (same as Owen’s).

  • Charlie Bucket

    May 12, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #12

    We shouldn’t sign him. I’ve never heard of him.

  • Bill F

    May 12, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Tom-Toon, by the way how do you reckon your exam went, are you feeling confident about it.

  • Tom_Toon

    May 12, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Nah, not really. First part was fairly easy second part was mediocre third part was hard. Hard to judge how well i did. It was a practical and im not even good at practicals not in exam conditions so ill make it up in the written exams.

    The windows werent allowed to be opened, it was raging hot with the sun shining onto the black blinds which were down so everyone was sweating like a peedo in a playground. Very hard to concentrate with your goggles steaming up!

  • ToonKing

    May 12, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #15

    pfff i’m in the same boat as Tom_Toon on this, although i only seldomly watch the Serie A i thought Christina Maggio was the right back at Sampdoria, i’ve only seen this guy once and he was nothing special. if anything let’s get Maggio.

  • alex

    May 12, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #16

    right back? no.

  • Bill F

    May 12, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Ah well, lets keep our fingers crossed for you. Bad luck to have to do it in what is probably our Summer.

  • richie

    May 12, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #18

    beye has that position covered,,

    about the richard dunne situation, any more news on it??

  • Tom_Toon

    May 12, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Cheers 🙂

    Wont have to worry about the other subjects im pretty good at those. Im only really passionate for Design, because without blowing my own trumpet i am very good at it. Shame you have to do more than one A-level 🙁

  • Mehzeb

    May 12, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Sounds like a good prospect. However, Beye, as many have mentioned is probably one of the better right-backs in the Premier League at the moment, and replacing him would, in my opinion be a mistake. However, given that Carr has been released, it may be interesting to see if Campagnaro is brought in as his replacement. Wouldn’t really mind if that were the situation.

    Btw, Chelsea have completed the signing of Jose Bosingwa from Porto for a meager 16.5m quid.

    That’s what’s called a solid investment.

  • SuperShearer

    May 12, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Hey guys not sure if you are aware of the nonsense rumor page on TeamTalk but this is a rumor posted today about us from a Leeds fan. I only bring it to your attention because I think this would be a pretty good list of players to be aiming for; Newcastle will buy(from a reliable source)Eider Gudjohnson, Sidwell, Dunne, Doyle, McFadden, Wright-Phillips and Henry!! Out:Smudger, Carr, Cacapa, Viduka and Nzogbia. I’m not sure about Henry as i think he would break our new wage structure and doubt he would want to join us, but the rest of the list I think would be very smart and logical additions to our squad.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 12, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Moron..what a great name for a club…”i play for moron united”..that is a such as good chat up line !

    Maybe if dennis wise takes ove we could change the club name to the “moron-pies”

    Linked with Fulham too..hmmm don’t even think wise and his team of pricks could win that battle…”lure of the bright lights” zzzzzz etc

    Like I said..”linked with”,”couldn’t agree terms”,”signed for spurs”,”we almost got him”,phrases I am sure we will get used to over the next few months…wish Dennis Wise would run under a bus useless twat!

  • e

    May 12, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #23

    lets get fabio simplecio

  • toonlover

    May 12, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #24

    at the end of the day he is another unheared off defender. can we afford to take risks in the defence? absoloutley not.lets concentrate on getting the back line sorted that means sealing the deals on dunne, riise and cuellar. only then can we look at back up defenders. then we can maybe take seriously the links with henry, van der vaart, arshavin and mcgeady.

  • toonlover

    May 12, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #25

    people sam failed to get but are available now

    ben haim

    kev has a better mind than sam. But i wouldn’t of minded ben haim or guily

  • toonrmint

    May 12, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #26

    i agree with toonlover!! the newspapers should stop all the bullshite about henry and all that lets just get riise and cuellar. but id have ben haim instead of dunne

  • toonbully

    May 12, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #27

    You know frankly lads I’M BLEEDING BORED OF ALL THE F’ING SPECULATION . Its to sell blooody papers . The only people who have a clue are KK , and Ashley even Mort’s inthe dark slightly . So let us buy a few sell a few and see all you bloggers in August when the real season starts again . I can’t be bothered to Blog in this heat …
    meanwhile I’m off to sun me parts in foreign climes doon to whitley bay kiss me arse X

  • Tripp

    May 12, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #28

    How hot is there lads?

  • kris

    May 12, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Nah he”s played cb all season for sampdoria,looked real good from what ive seen

  • Newcastle United.

    May 12, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #30

    In reply to someone elses comment. I think we need to sign quality players before Euro 2008 tbh. If they have a great tournament we will then have no chance will we?

  • Martins

    May 12, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Saha is reportedly seen on St James today.

  • obamagic

    May 12, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Please not Saha…he’s more injury prone than owen…

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 12, 2008 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Don’t rate Saha at all.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    May 12, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #34

    saha to the toon- bollocks

  • Toon_Ksk

    May 12, 2008 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #35

    Robert Acquafresca, this guy is young and good.

  • Bill F

    May 12, 2008 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Is it true that bus number 666 went from Newcastle to Whitley Bay in the eighties an if so does it still run.

    And Tripp if you are still around it has been up into the mid to high 80s F. which may not sound hot but it is here for this time of the year.

  • michael

    May 13, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #37

    where does he mention newcastle in his quotes?

  • Hammy

    May 13, 2008 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #38

    Got to agree with toonbully, this constant “who we gonna buy” is doing my fookin head in, I personally thought Ashley might have got a few “SHIRT SELLERS” in ala Real Madrid style bit that does not look to be the case, KK is looking a bit pissed at the mo, I can see another famous quote a comin’

    “It’s not like it said in the brochure….”

    To quote Han Solo

    “I’ve got a real bad feelin’ about this”

  • gordond

    May 13, 2008 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #39


  • michael

    May 13, 2008 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #40

    Bill F, did you know that aside from popular culture the actual number of the beast is 616. saw it on QI


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