News today that Pablo Aimarâ€™s agent believes that the Argentine attacking midfielder will soon be moving to Benfica.
Pablo Aimar – will soon be a Benfica player
The 28-year-old, who was always leaving Spanish club Real Zaragoza, after they were relegated from La Liga last season, was said to be interested in a more lucrative move to the English Premier league.
Newcastle United, Everton and Portsmouth were reported to be interested in the 51 times capped Argentine, but there’s no evidence that any English club bid for the player, and he may end up at Benfica after all.
Aimarâ€™s agent, Gustavo Mascardi told Portuguese newspaper Record today:
â€œIâ€™m awaiting at the moment a phone call from (Zaragoza owner) Agapito Iglesias telling me that Benficaâ€™s money has arrived.”
â€œAs things stand, Aimar will be a player at the Portugese club.â€
Pablo is available for a reported cut-price Â£6M, after Real Zaragoza paid Â£10M for him just a couple of years ago from Valencia, but now have to unload him to cut the wage bill.
We can only assume that Newcastle are not interested in the player, or else we would at least have put in a bid.
We had thought all along, that Pablo would have been a good buy for the club, and we certainly need a few experienced recruits, before the end of August.
Seems like we can cross Pablo off the list now.