Newcastle United seem ready to test Glasgow Rangersâ€™ determination to hang on to their star center-back Carlos Cuellar, by making a Â£7M bid for the defender.
Carlos Cuellar – been in great form for Glasgow Rangers this season
Cuellar, 26, has been in great form for the Glasgow side this season, after joining them only last summer for Â£2.3M from Osasuna in Spain.
Cuellar has recently been voted the SPL Footballer of the Year for last season.
The Â£7M reported bid from Newcastle would give Rangers a profit of Â£4.7M on Cuellar in just 12 months, not a bad deal at all. But we think the actual first bid may be a little lower than the Â£7M that has been reported.
The Spaniard signed a four-year contract only last summer, and his impressive performances have alerted many clubs south of the border.
Dennis Wise, Newcastleâ€™s Executive Director of Football, was said to be at the City of Manchester Stadium for last weekâ€™s UEFA Cup final against Zenit St Petersburg to watch the player.
Cuellar has also attracted the attentions of guess who?
Yes, Tottenham Hotspur are also interested, as manager Juande Ramos looks to get a partner for Jonathan Woodgate in the center of his defense.
That doesnâ€™t sound good news for Spurs captain Ledley King, who has suffered multiple injuries these last couple of seasons.
We think Carlos would be a very good buy for the Magpies, now that it seems we have lessened our interest in Man Cityâ€™s Richard Dunne, presumably because of his age. However, that still seems a little strange to us.
It would also be nice to beat Tottenham to a player, at least once during the summer.
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