According to Spanish sources Newcastle are said to be interested in striker Alvaro Negredo.
Alvero Negredo – 22 year Old Spanish Striker
Real Madrid have a Â£3M first option on the their locally born 22-year-old, with reports suggesting they are keen to exercise this, and then sell the player on to Newcastle for a big profit.
Negredo was on the books of Real Madrid â€” where Newcastle’s Jeff Vetere was previously employed until 2005, and the youngster played 65 times for Castilla (Real Madrid Reserves) and scored 22 goals, until he moved to Almeria last summer.
Alvaro grew up playing for Rayo Vallecano before switching in 2005 to Real Madrid where he played for Castilla from 2005-2007.
Last season, Negredo really developed as a striker for Almeria, and in 37 games for the La Liga side he scored 13 goals to propel his side to 8th in the Spanish First Division.
Newcastleâ€™s Technical Coordinator Jeff Vetere knows all about the Spanish youngster. and is highly recommending him to Kevin Keegan.
He has one cap for the Spanish Under-21 side, but we wonder if he would be good enough for Newcastle.