The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle United are thinking about bringing a second Argentine to St Jamesâ€™ Park.
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 Insuaâ€™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,Â 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 Â£1M for the player.
Following the departure of experienced John Arne Riise, Liverpool have paid Â£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.