Newcastle United have watched Greek wingback or defender Vasilis Torosidis several times since January of this year.
Vasilis Torosidis – promising young Greek wingback
This must be the 5th player we have been linked with, and that’s just for today. 😀
Anyway, we will track all players we are said to be interested in over the summer, and then see who exactly we end up with, but take the stories with a pinch of salt.
However this lad looks good, and this is not the first time we’ve reported Newcastle’s interest in the player.
The 22-year-old Greek International has also impressed Ibrox manager Walter Smith but Olympiakos are said to want Â£4M before they will allow him to leave.
Although other clubs are tracking the youngster, Newcastle are said to be favorites to get Torosidis and he seems to be the type the Tyneside club are after, as he will only improve as he gets older.
The 11-times capped player who stands 6â€™2â€ tall will play alongside former Rangers defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos for the Greek national team at the European 2008 Championships this summer.
The 22 year old is rated highly in Greece as an attacking full-back, and the boy has put in some excellent performances this season for Olympiakos.
His form this season has alerted a number of clubs with scouts from Juventus, Monaco, and Atletico Madrid also allegedly at the Karaiskaki Stadium this season to watch Torosidis.
Here is Vasilis’ playing record so far:
Years Club App Goals 2002-2006 Skoda Xanthi 76 3 2006- Olympiacos CFP 31 2 2007- Greece 11 0
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