News today in the Sunday Sun that Newcastle are interested in Valencia’s 22-year-old center-back Alexis.
Alexis – Valencia’s 22 year old defender
The Malaga-born youngster, who will turn 23 in early August, joined his home town team in 2001, and ended up playing 50 times for them, before he moved to Getafe in 2006.
He stayed at Getafe, which is just outside Madrid, just one season and played 24 times for them, before he moved to the coastal town of Valencia last year.
Valencia were even able to beat off competition from Real Madrid for the youngster, who signed a lucrative six year deal with the club.
The 6’0″ tall defender played just 10 times for Valencia last season, but the youngster helped Valencia win the 2008 Copa del Rey, scoring their second goal in the 3-1 win over his former club Getafe, in the final.
Last season Valencia had the best defense in the Spanish First Division, conceding only 33 goals in 38 games.
He could well be a good capture for Newcastle, but we have no idea how much he would cost.
What do you think?