There is news tonight, from the Spanish Press, that Newcastle United are making a concerted effort to sign Real Zaragoza’s 28 year-old midfielder Pablo Aimar.
Pablo Aimar – Newcastle definitely interested in the Argentine
Real Zaragoza were relegated from the Spanish First Division last month and they want to unload their Argentine International to cut costs at the club, as we reported this morning.
The latest news coming out of Spain is that Greek side Panathinaikos have already launched a bid for the attacking midfielder.
It is thought the initial fee mentioned of Â£6.5M is rather high and that a solid bid of Â£4M from Newcastle United could secure the deal.
Apparently Real Zaragoza have even invited Newcastle make an improved bid for their player, following the Panathinaikos offer, that will meet the Spanish clubâ€™s demands.
Once there is agreement between the clubs, it is believed that Pablo Aimar will be only too willing to move to the Premier League in England.
Real Zaragoza’s top brass want to complete the Aimar transfer as their top priority, and have welcomed Newcastle’s approach for the player.
There is a chance that Aimar may indeed be the first one through the door this summer at Newcastle.
Here is Pabloâ€™s career playing record so far:
Years Club App Goals 1995â€“2001 River Plate 83 21 2001â€“2006 Valencia CF 162 27 2006â€“ Real Zaragoza 53 5 1999â€“ Argentina 51 8
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