Sky Sports are reporting today that Newcastle United are today considering a move for Peruvian Juan Carlos Marion.
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The midfielder apparently plays for Hercules in the Spanish Second Division, and according to Sky Sports the Newcastle manager and recruitment team has been monitoring the player’s progress.
And Newcastle have already talked to Marion’s agent, with a view to attracting the 26-year-old to St James’ Park.
Marion is under contract with Hercules until 2009, but he would obviously be interested in a move to England, and his club are ready to listen to offers in the region of Â£2.5M.
Marion told the Spanish media recently:
“I am happy in Spain, but it is logical that I would like to progress in my career,”
“If any big club wanted to sign me it would be an easy decision. England have a great league.”
The player is so unknown, there doesn’t appear much information about him that we can get our hands on.
He joined Hercules from Alianza Lima last summer, and played 14 times for the Spanish club last season with one goal.
He has played for Peru 4 times so far, with one goal, and stands 5’9″ tall and was born in Lima in January 1982.
Marion made his debut for Peru as a substitute, in the opening match in the first round of the Copa America against Uruguay last year and scored a goal.
Presumably the club have already asked Nobby Solano what this player is like, but it’s a big ask for a player to go from the Spanish Second Division to the Premier League.
We would assume lots of players looks good in that division in Spain, but it’s a completely different thing to ask him to play well in the English Premier League.
What do you think?