We probably shouldn’t be too surprised that the Sunday Sun today are reporting that Newcastle are putting together a Â£7M bid for former Arsenal star Antonio Reyes.
Antonio Reyes – Newcastle readying Â£7M bid?
Reyes is now at Atletico Madrid and Newcastle are said to be ready to make their move, according to Spanish sources over there.
Reyesâ€™ career has gone downhill after he spent a year on loan at Real Madrid, from 2006-2007, but the Madrid club didn’t take up their option to buy him from Arsenal last summer.
Instead, he ended up at Atletico in an Â£8M transfer, and played 26 times for the Spanish club last season, but surprisingly wasn’t able to score a single goal.
And there were always stories at Arsenal that Reyes couldn’t settle in London, so we cannot see how he’d be happy at Newcastle, unless he likes a swim in the cold North Sea.
The former Sevilla player is well known by Jeff Vetere, the Newcastle Director, who recommended that Real Madrid sign him last summer, but we guess the club didn’t take his advice.
We’re not at all sure Reyes would be a good signing for Newcastle, it just seems far too risky at Â£7M.