Newcastle Fancy Liverpool Left Back


The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle United are thinking about bringing a second Argentine to St James’ Park.

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Emiliano Insua – 19 year-old Liverpool full back attracting Newcastle

He is Liverpool left-back Emiliano Insua, and it seems the key to the deal could be Insua’s fellow Argentinian Jonas Gutierrez.

Jonas arrived for training, for the first time yesterday on Tyneside, after signing for the club on July 3rd.

Newcastle are after a left back to push 22 year-old Spanish youngster Jose Enrique, although both Wayne Bridge and Nicky Shorey are both available for what appear to be reasonable fees.

Enrique is the only experienced left-back at the club right now, and we certainly need another left back, and maybe a right back too to push Habib Beye.

Liverpool sources have revealed Newcastle’s interest in 19-year-old Insua, who was one of the players offered to Newcastle when Liverpool tried to lure James Milner to Anfield last month.

We’ve already signed one of those, in Danny Guthrie and Insua wouldn’t be a bad buy either.

Insua, who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1989, and is 5’8″ tall, arrived on loan from Boca Juniors in November, 2006.

The loan move has now turned into a permanent deal for the youngster, and earlier this month Insua signed a three year contract that will keep him at the club until June 2011.

It is reported that Liverpool paid Boca Juniors just over £1M for the player.

Following the departure of experienced John Arne Riise, Liverpool have paid £7M for Udinese left-back Andrea Dossena and he is expected to be first choice for the Liverpool side next season.

Insua is naturally right-footed, so presumably he could play in either full back position, and at 19 years-old he presumably will only get better, and must have been good for Benitez to have signed him in the first place.

Insua has played for the Argentine at Under-20 and Under-23 level but played just 4 times for Liverpool last season.

We certainly need to start bringing some players to the club, and if we do sign Insua, we should then be able to persuade fellow Argentine midfielder, Pablo Aimar, to join him at Newcastle United.

There are talks about a loan deal for the player, but we’d rather sign the player outright, because all the advantages are to Liverpool, if he is simply loaned out to Newcastle.

We’ll have to wait and see, but surely we’ll be signing some new players shortly.

Comments welcome.



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86 comments so far

  • Will Camp

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #1

    would be a good acquasition, like guthrie was. solid player, inexperienced. goes with ashleys plan. young and cheap

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  • Ericles

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #2

    He may a useful and worthwhile signing, but more than bait for Aimar surely. Young enough to understudy both Enrique and Beye. Not forgetting Tozer though. We need some fresh blood especially as it looks as though we will be lumbered with Smith and Barton still! Caution though – this is the press speaking, even if it is local.

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  • WesToon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #3

    PLS PLS bring in this lad,perfect profile for the new TOON ARMY!! We dnt want overpaid has-beens!! Bring on the youth & hunger!!

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  • harrier

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Lol ArgenToona United!

    ———-Given————
    Beye Taylor Collocini Insua
    ———–Inler————
    Guttierez —– N’Zogbia
    ———-Aimar———–
    —Owen——-Martins–

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  • Ally

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #5

    i feel this would definetly be a step in the right direction, good young and upcoming player and if he excels and enjoys his time on Tyneside this could possibly be made into a permanent deal!

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  • abba

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #6

    were in trouble if the only players we can attract are the kids from the top fours reserve teams.

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  • abba

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #7

    If he does well liverpool take him back. if he plays badly we go down! whats going on?

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed he is 5ft 4 or 5ft 5.

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  • toonfan1

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #9

    i thin insua would be brilliant for newcastle. perfect backup and will be able to fill in when needed.

    TomToon- is he really that short

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  • abba

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    harrier- put the players we actualy have in your team and it doesnt make for good reading. I am really starting to get worried about this coming season.

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  • Loseit

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    thinks you’ll find that any deal would be a loan deal…

    would be good for Insua to get some more first team action though – so hopefully it’ll go through!

    toonfan1 – he’s tiny, bout maradona size!

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  • micepie

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Well, if we could get Insua on loan with an option-to-buy that would be great, If no option-to-buy a season long deal would obviously be best. After which time maybe Tozer will be ready to step up as understudy lb.
    And if Bassong is owt good that would be 4 players in whilst spending very little money. We might then be able to justify one relative splurge on a creative mf.

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  • AussieToon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #13

    his 5 foot 5 100% sure bout that

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #14

    yep

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  • DC Magpie

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #15

    I wonder who the third name was offered to us in exchange for Milner?

    Could be some pretty canny transfer dealings…L’pool, “You can have Guthrie, Insua and ___ for Milner, as they are the only players we are resolved to loosing.” Toon “No thanks”

    …a couple of weeks pass…L’pool increasingly desperate to sign Barry…

    Toon, “About those players, Guthrie, Insua and____, I’ll give you 1.5 a pop?”

    L’pool, “Deal”

    Hope it’s Lucas Levia…

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  • Toony Montana

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #16
  • MAG PIE

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Insua 19
    Kadar 18

    What’s the point?

    To me this might send out the wrong signal to Kadar. I don’t believe it.

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  • Midjew

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Insua, can play both RB and LB

    so thats why he is so usefull, and he is proven good player already.

    I bet he would give enqriue trouble getting into 1st team

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  • Will Camp

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #19

    dc magpie – the third player was jack hobbs – centre back they have just signed from luton i think. highly rated

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #20

    aint Kadar predominantly a CB

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #21

    never Lucas, they will hold on to him for dear life, quality player in the same mould as gerrard

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  • Matt

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #22

    This guy is pretty damn good. I vote bring him in as competition for Enrique. We can see how Kadar develops and I’ve no doubt he will be better than Enrique so can replace him in the long run. Kadar and Insua will be a damn good pair of left backs in a couple of years.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #23

    that article is pure speculation. Alan oliver started this story.

    the slack jawed old fool has been missing for weeks and the first thing he does on his return is bring out a story like this.

    it’s ironic, a few weeks ago he wrote how liverpool angered keegan by offering him “3 non entitys” in exchange for james milner.
    he described these players as, “not even worth mentioning”
    2 of the players were, danny guthrie and insua.
    now anal oliver is writing an article based on one of these players, not worth mentioning!

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #24

    dont think we could get him on a permanent deal but loan would be good for now 😉

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #25

    Spyro – Tozer then?

    Off topic – what’s to stop Aimar doing a Webster?

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #26

    spyro. i think you will find the liverpool supporters dont rate lucas as highly as you do.

    if you see the comments from the likes of their teamtalk page you will even see most of them suggesting they should have kept guthrie and sold lucas

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  • HonoraryGeordie

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ve just seen on Setanta News that we are closing in on Aimar! If we get Insua and Aimar, then Guttierez and those two will settle a lot quicker! We then would need a CB, preferably a clever defender like Rozehnal and Cacapa, but stronger and quicker and also a Tall strong and preferably fast striker and a defensive midfielder then our squad will be very very strong!!

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  • oga

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Yeah Insua is short and Kadar is a centre back.

    Our full backs are fine really. Just sign that greek youth everyone bangs on about and we’ve got 3 good players in contention.

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #29

    if thats true broon ale then they are idiots, rafa clearly rates Lucas and sees him as quality, if rafa wants guthrie back in a trade for Lucas i will drive him there myself

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #30

    The other player in the Milner offer was Jack Hobbs. Apparently another one for the future, but he hasn’t been linked since.

    I think Insua could be a shrewd buy for KK. He is what he said he wanted when he started talking about transfers toward the end of last season.

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  • 9 Shearer

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #31

    He is a good lad but not better than Enrique defensively.

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  • furrygiblets

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Spyro, Rafa also wants to swap Alonso with Barry…

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  • HonoraryGeordie

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #33

    That Lucas is Anderson’s partner in crime in the Brazil second team, and apparently they will be the first choice duo in the not too distant future! I think he is very highly rated around the world!

    MAG PIE – From what I have read, a Webster can only be done if they are under 27? and played at the same club for over 3 years…I think?! and also some players wouldn’t like to screw over their club in that way, especially a club that is so desperate for money?!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #34

    lol @ furry, was waiting for someone to say that.

    fair enough rafa’s judgement is poor most times, but i myself have seen both Guthrie and Lucas, and there is no comparison. I like Guthrie, but Lucas is pure class

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  • harrier

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #35

    I hope the Inler deal isn’t dead. We need players before the ‘pool game saturday lest we want to watch Alan Smith losing to a league one side

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  • Matt

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Prefer the club to go for Joe Mattock if the best deal they can get out of Liverpool is a loan.

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  • WesToon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #37

    @ furrygiblets,hahahaha,very true Mate,very true….hahaha! The 3 players they wanted to swap was rejected,cause that wasnt the right package,we DONT want Milner to leave,i mean only if a PROPER offer came in,then MAYBE!! Cash that is

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  • darren grech MALTA

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #38

    some sites are reporting again that newcastle utd are the english club that made a late move for AIMAR.they are saying that nufc made an offer for bouth the club and player

    is it true ? can you let us know on this please ED ?

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #39

    i refuse to pay attention to anything alan oliver prints.

    since he has been away (approx 2 weeks) we havent had a single “toon linked with………” story.

    the first day back and he is at it again.

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  • neeraj

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #40

    why do we need another 19 yo leftback if we already have one thats kadar
    enrique is going to be good this season
    and use kadar as backup
    all we need is a commanding central defender
    and a solid midfield commander

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