Argentine International Pablo Aimar’s pending transfer from Real Zaragoza to Benfica may be in some danger of collapsing.
Pablo Aimar – Newcastle are trying to hijack Benfica deal
The news today is that the transfer is in some danger of being hijacked by an English club.
Newcastle were thought to be one of the clubs interested, along with Everton, but today Aimar’s agent has confirmed that it’s indeed Newcastle United who are the club definitely interested.
Not only that, but apparently Aimar is said to be keen on a move to Tyneside.
Gustavo Mascardi told reporters:
â€œNewcastle have asked about Aimarâ€™s situation â€” that is certain.”
â€œThere has still not been any formal offer for us and Zaragoza to study, but the Premier League would be perfect for him.”
“And I want to speak with Newcastle to take things forward.â€
Of course, only last week, his international team mate and fellow Spanish league player, Jonas Gutierrez, who turns 25 today,Â confirmed he had moved to St James Park from Real Mallorca, and that certainly will not hurt.
We’re not even sure Aimar will take much convincing that his future lies on Tyneside, because reports suggest he is extremely keen on moving to Tyneside.
We think if Newcastle really want Aimar, who is 28 years old and has played over 50 times for Argentina, the Argentine would jump at the chance of linking up with Gutierrez at Newcastle.
The only doubt is that he’s 28 years old, but we also need to bring some added experience to the clubÂ this summer, so we hardly think that should be a deal killer.
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