Top Argentine Midfielder Available To Newcastle

Potential good news today that Argentine International midfielder Pablo Aimar is reported to be a potential target of Newcastle United.


Pablo Aimar – put up for sale by relegated Real Zaragoza

Aimar was placed on the transfer list by his Spanish club Real Zaragoza, after the club were relegated this season from the Spanish first division..

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan could be set to bid for the player, with the transfer fee estimated at around £6.5M.

Real Zaragoza were relegated from La Liga last month and the club is trying hard to trim their wage bill, and to recoup some transfer fees for some of their better players.

Aimar was a target of Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez only last January, when his price was quoted to be around the £20M mark.

The Mirror claims that Keegan is a big admirer of the attacking midfielder, but we are sure there will be stiff competition from other clubs probabaly in a better position this summer to entice the player to them.

Aimar has played 51 times for Argentina and scored 8 goals, and has previously played for River Plate (83 appearance 21 goals) and Valencia (162 appearances 27 goals), before joining Real Zaragoza in 2006.

Aimar was born in Rio Cuarto, Argentina and has played 53 times for Real Zaragoza with 5 goals, and stands 5’7″ tall.

It seems to us like the 29 year-old would be a great buy for the club, and seems like a Kevin Keegan type attacking player.

Comments welcome.

54 comments so far

  • Ian

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Excellent, just the type of player we are looking for, the midfield is the most important area for improvement this transfer window, the more midfielders we are linked with like this one the better for me, we need three of them.

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    If Aimar is on the transfer list, chances are he could go anywhere! He wont be short of offers as he is a good player. Great buy if we can get him.

    This story is from the mirror, so it is proby all complete fabrication anyway

  • toonoholic

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #3

    6.5 mn for 29 year old argentine aimar who lost his form
    or 8-10 mn for 27-28 yr old russian ashravin who has gained his form

  • Nev

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #4

    yes please , but he could easily chose any other club in europe instead

  • Bill F

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #5

    I thought the story would be about Collocini, I would be happy if we got both of them.

  • George

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Very good player with great skills and is available. Would be nice to get him but i’m afraid Liverpool are still interested according to the Liverpool Echo.

  • Graeme

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    toonoholic, exactly right. Why would you want this “has been” when there is better, younger talent available to us.

  • Sav

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Dunne a CB too old at 28, but a 29 yr-old 5’7″ attacking midfielder whose club was relegated and untried in the Prem for 6.5 million?
    IF the club ARE following some kind of policy-driven recruitment plan, I ‘d be very disappointed to see them break from it like this. Come on, Ed, snap out of it.

  • broon ale

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    dunne. too old at 28! aimar not too old at 29??????

    this has a albert luque situation written all over it!


    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    it would be agood signing !!! but there is going to be a lot of other clubs out there for this players signiture!!! so the price could also go up as well, although his currant club has been religated more like 8-10million IMO!! we havn’t had much luck with players from the spanish leagues!

  • Ian

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11

    we need three decent midfielders so it isnt a competition between each of them, two of them may be able to play alongside each other. The more we are linked with, the more likely we are to land the number we need.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #12

    wouldn’t float my boat too much risk involved and not a great signing in my as cold chips.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #13

    beye faye collocini enrique
    turan zoggy
    owen martins

  • Cyprus-Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Why are we being linked to all these players if other clubs like Liverpool are after them, as we have no chance of getting them as we have nothing to offer, including stupid wages!!
    Why can’t these crap-loids link us to players who we may have a chance of getting instead of filling everyone’s head with this rubbish only to get pi$$ed off when they go to a team who is playing in Europe instead of us!!! ie Modric!!!

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    I was a big fan of Aimar’s. Not sure how he is doing recently tho. But I am also puzzled by the age issue.

    By the way, I don’t really think this is a R squad’s type of signing or at least not the kind of potential signings they should be looking for. Cos any one who knows a bit of la liga would know Aimar. The R squad is paid big wages, and they need to do something a little more special. In other words, it look like to me that KK is interested if the rumour is true.

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #16

    seems a bit weird if the reason we havnt went for dunne is cos of age, but thn again ther are reports tht it was cos dunnes wage demands were too high for our new wage structure, aimar is a gd player and wudnt mind him at toon but wud prefer sumone younger ie arshavin etc

  • Arshavin4Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #17

    no chance for Ashley to put his money on a 29 yrs old player. no chance of him being interested in joining us. no chance of him performing in EPL – he’s too small, not particularly quick, and lost his form and glamour. he’ll be a worse signing than Emre. if there’s an Argentinian we are signing, Zarate is the one.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18

    Basically we need a CB, LB, DM, AM and a big sriker

    CB-Collicini would be good
    LB-Shorey or Torosodis
    DM-Huddlestone or Sahin
    ST-Crouch or Ashton

    then replace emre with steven davis
    and duff with turan

  • Mehzeb

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    Pablo Aimar, Roberto Fabián Ayala and Francelino Matuzalem are all ready to commit themselves to playing in the second division for Real Zaragoza, despite reports that they are all ready to quit.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #20,19528,11661_3643578,00.html

    whats that player like? we could try and steal him from pompeyif he is any good

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #21

    good, i dont like aimer

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #22

    Mattos is an excellent DM.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #23

    why would pompey need him, they have diarra. who i consider to be one of the best there is

  • Marat18

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #24

    I’m a big fan of Aimar,
    but im afraid it’s too late for him to move to EPL, and he is a bit leightweight.
    so, thanks, but no, thanks.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #25

    lets sign him up then tom toon do u think?

    5.9m fair enough???

    oh and tom will nani be in portugal’s starting line up for euro 2008?

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #26

    why would we, we’ve never been interested before but i would.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #27

    nah doubt it.

  • Rich

    Jun 3, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #28

    Aimar isnt 29, hes only 28!

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #29

    is klose going to be germany’s starting striker?

    and nuno gomes portugals?

  • Jeff

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #30

    I think he’d be well worthwhile signing for that amount of money.

    Exactly what were missing. Might not play every game but something different when needed.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #31

    nuno gomes will probably be starting, sadly. Hope almeida start sthough.

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #32

    anyone know bout klose?

    will gomez and kuranyi be starting upfront?

  • alex

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #33

    ‘cost-draining’ high wages?

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #34

    tom toon if you dont mind can u show me what portugal’s starting line up is likely to be please

    cheers mate

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #35

    It will be:

    Bosingwa Carvalho Pepe Ferreira
    Deco Moutinho
    Ronaldo N.Gomes Simao

    But IMO it should be:

    Bosingwa Carvalho Meira Miguel
    Deco Moutinho
    Ronaldo Almeida Simao

  • Marat18

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #36

    does anyone play fantasy football at
    I created league,
    so, you are welcome to join!
    here is the code: 41293-19957

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #37

    ive joined that league marat

  • Marat18

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Tom Toon,
    whats wrong with Quaresma? Is he that bad or your first XI is that good?
    I think Ronaldo and Quaresma down the wings would make a cracking attack

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #39

    also tom toon i had a feeling that bruno alves would be playing instead of pepe in defense he played alot of the qualifiers didnt he?

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 3, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #40

    liam- i was reading sumwhere yesterday wher thy said thy expected klose and gomez 2 be germanys startin strike force, whether its true or not i dnt know but i deffo read tht sumwhere


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