AC Milan After Newcastle Target Veloso

Reports in Portugal suggest that Italian giants Milan are preparing a summer bid for Sporting Lisbon’s Miguel Veloso.


Miguel Veloso – Italian giants interested in player

The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has attracted interest from several of Europe’s top clubs in recent seasons, and Newcastle have been linked with the player recently, but no formal approach by any club has yet been made.

However, it is now understood that negotiations for a potential move to Serie A club AC Milan are now underway for the player who just turned 22 years old last month.

Milan are said to be keen to bolster their midfield options and view the youngster as the ideal replacement for their aging Italian international, Gennaro Gattuso who may be leaving in the summer.

Miguel Veloso will be in Portugal’s team at Euro 2008, and is reluctant right now to discuss his future.

It is thought that a bid of around £20M could see him on the move during the close season.

If the player is made available there will be plenty of Premier League clubs who will be interested in signing the player, and we’re fairly sure he will not come to Newcastle given that Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are said to be some of the clubs interested in him.

Veloso is Portuguese and plays defensive midfield for Sporting Lisbon, but he can also play as a center-back or left-back.

Miguel started his career at SL Benfica, but at the age of 14 he switched to rivals Sporting Clube de Portugal (Sporting Lisbon), where he has now played for 5 straight seasons and eventually made the first team squad in the 2004-2005 season.

He stands 5’11″ tall and has so far played for Sporting Lisbon 51 times.

Last August, Miguel was called up for the Portuguese National squad for the first time, for a European 2008 qualifier against Armenia and he eventually made his full international debut for Portugal against Azerbaijan on 13 October 2007.

Miguel has so far played 6 times for his country.

Comments welcome.

84 comments so far

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #1

    as long as he dont sign for anoother premiership team, im not to bothred. love to sign him though

  • Toon Al

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #2

    could we nip gattuso?

  • HeronMag

    Jun 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Gattuso is a fantastic player but I have a feeling he’ll go to Rangers.

  • Leo

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    i dont think we will get him if im honest we need to sign players who come good at our team not buy players who cost a fortune and flounder under the lights at st james park costing us a fortune in the process

  • Jimmie

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Move quick for Veloso!! Wouldnt mind Gattuso either..

  • Graeme

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    By the time Wise and his band of merry men get themselves organised, we should just about be ready for the January sales!!!!!

  • Graeme Souness

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Let me tell you who would be an excellent signing for my former club to play in the midfield role.

    Amdy Faye. This boy is gold dust. He can sit in front of the back four and soak up the defence. And he can push forward and play alongside another holding player like Nicky Butt. He would be a top class addition.

    In terms of a more creative presence why not put in a cheeky bid for Tugay from Blackburn? He’s a midfield magician of the highest order.

  • Sun'lun's Burnin'

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Gattuso has already commited his future to AC Milan. Came out and said that the other week after being linked with prem or move back to rangers when AC signed Flamini. He wants to stay and scrap for his place.,19528,11095_3586623,00.html

  • Davies

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Unlikely to see him in black and white.

  • Oba

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #10

    This is just stupid. We’re being linked with anyone and everyone. Getting boring now, think I’ll stick to BBC Sport and wait for something official to come through.

    Won’t get Veloso, won’t get Gomez, won’t get Arda, won’t get Ashton, won’t get Aimar, haven’t got Modric. Utter tosh.

  • 51times

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #11

    It was always a long shot, never really thought he’d join us.

  • C

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #12

    what the f**k they have already bought Flamini.

  • dan

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Swizerland are playing the Czech Republic on BBC 1 Sat 4.30. I hope Keegan will be watching Derdiyok, his price may go up tho :-/
    Ed you should mention this in an Article!
    Forget about Veloso, if AC Milan want him we’ve got Bob Hope and no hope.

  • broon ale

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #14

    mr duffs’s house- see ya pal! your rubbish

  • Spyro

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Gattuso can barely keep up with the italian league now, how the hell would he cope with premiership!?

  • mark

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Sporting have already agreed a fee with spurs for the player but his agent is still offering him around to up his wages. the player would like to wait till after the euros but levy is trying to push it through. The link to newcastle is a bit strange seeing as he is a top quality player who will be one of the stars of the euros. He will demand big wages(spurs offering 60k a week) and will cost 19mill. Milan arent after him as he is to similsr to pirlo and flamini was bought as a replacement for gattuso. They wouldnt spunk most of there transfer budget on a player to warm the bench. I havent heard any concrete transfer news regarding newcastle but do know that links to arda turan are wide of the mark.

  • dan

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Torissidis is the defensive man we should be after. The next Nikolaos Dabizas!!
    Cheers Broon Ale, his house is lush, just makes me sick how much they get payed to kick a ball. Still good to see how the other half live eh!
    His house has got its own lake!! Its his allright, check out the Blackburn and Ireland shirts in the pool room! no toon shirt tho!

  • Marat18

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #18

    20 mill just seems too much for Veloso.
    and if AC Milan after him then we can forget about him.
    we can get Timoshchuk (Zenit) for less on a holding midfield role.

  • GinolasBestYears

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Velosa has just signed for Spurs 17m

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #20

    ginola- piss off and get your foreskin chopped you smelly yid


    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #21

    That might have been funny if you had spelt his name right, you cockney muppet.

  • Bill F

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #22

    broon ale is that really his house, a bit better than a Wallsend council house. !!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #23

    he has black and white tables and chairs

  • M. Stockley

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #24

    ginola your cockney piece of shit…. have you got nothing better to do than surf a newcastle bolg… go and have some more pie and mash. keep ducking and diving you massive prick!

  • broon ale

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #25

    yes it is Damien duffs house. if you observe the pool room you will see his chelsea, blackburn and ireland shirt mounted on the wall. Note the lack of newcastle shirt!

  • Toon_Ksk

    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #26

    He must be retarded. He can’t spell Veloso and can’t even spell Ginola.


    Jun 3, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #27

    He’s got a british lions rugby top but no Toon top LOL

    thank God he’s going another has been dud signed during shepherds time as chairman


    Jun 3, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #28

    He’s also got a Roy Keane man utd top


  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 3, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #29

    A quick comment for Ginolasbestyears I was in London on business alst week staying at the Sanderson hotel, whiloe I was having breakfast THE Ginola walked in I went up & spoke to him, he wasa real gent. I ened up having breakfast with him & his partner I asked him what were his favourite years in England. His answer.. It was playing in the Kevin Keegan team if KK hadn’t left he would have stayed at the toon. SO those were his best years fathead.

  • broon ale

    Jun 3, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #30

    good spot craigg!

    your right sell him!

  • mark

    Jun 3, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #31

    spurs will announce dos santos on there official site at 5;00 and possibly veloso. I would post more transfer news on here if my comments werent continually awaiting moderation. ( i hope it has nothing to do with my colleagues using my computer and abusing people on here)

  • ToonKing

    Jun 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #32

    we were never going to get him anyways.

    PS: bye bye Duffy

    PS”: i heard Wenger wants Derdyok too…..

  • Whumpie

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Nah – too much like the Viana stories – loads of money, but no presence or premiership style of play. We need an experienced bruiser as defensive midfield – not another hispanic alice-band wearer – no matter how pretty his football.

  • tanya toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #34

    He’s lush=buy him.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Great Damien Duff Link…well spotted broonale !!

    Can’t believe you can do job so badly and buy properties like that…Duff will not be missed I think he will end up at the Sunderland.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Veloso is a bigger brute than most of the defensive midfielders currently playing in the prem!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #37

    bloody hell- just turned on ssn. ancellotti to chels.

    hughes to man city in 24 hours

  • toonoholic

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #38

    hey GG7 , wat was that turkish piece of news on turan ? did GS fan translate ?

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39

    im not sure if he did or not mate

  • KKN39

    Jun 3, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #40

    forget about veloso. will never get him even if no teams in Serie A is interested. if i were him i’d hang around Lisbon looking to join bigger teams next year rather than joining a unknown midtable team somewhere in cold NE England. just sign the likes of Shorey, Larsson, Zarate who just want to fight and stay in EPL and move on. waste no more in unrealistic targets pls


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