There has been a lot of speculation written in the popular pres this week concerning Pablo Aimar.
Â Pablo Aimar – on his way to Newcastle?
We issued a report on Pablo very early yesterday morning, saying that Newcastle were back in for Pablo, and that was after his agent had said he was about to sign for Benfica.
However, all the papers yesterday seemed to cite the agent’s comments he had in fact made earlier on Sunday, and said that Newcastle’s latest pursuit must therefore have failed.
But again the latest Newcastle approach was made after his agent Gustavo Mascardi told the Portuguese newspaper Record on Sunday:
â€œIâ€™m awaiting at the moment a phone call from (Zaragoza owner) Agapito Iglesias telling me that Benficaâ€™s money has arrived.â€
â€œAs things stand, Aimar will be a player at the Portugese club.â€
And today, his agent, Gustavo Mascardi has spoken to Portugese newspaper O Jogo, and said:
“We have begun to speak to an English club – not Everton – and already we have offers for the club and player.”
We think that club is Newcastle United, and the club may just have put themselves into prime position for the player.
It certainly will not hurt, that new Argentine signing Jonas Gutierrez began training yesterday at Newcastle, and that we are todayÂ linked with 19 year-old Argentine full-back Emiliano Insua, from Liverpool.
We believe Newcastle United have made an offer for Aimar, and his agent is confirming it is a Premier club and not Everton, that have indeed made the offer.
Everton were the other club, along with Portsmouth, who were alsoÂ interested in the player, but we believe Portsmouth have been put off by the Â£7M fee.
The agent of course is refusing to say which club the offer is from, but indications out of the Portuguese press today are that it is indeed Newcastle United.
Twenty-eight-year-old Aimar was expected to complete a move to Benfica this week, but we believe Newcastle made their move on Sunday evening, and they are trying to get the player tied up quickly.
Real Zaragoza president Eduardo Bandres said:
“There are offers from Portugal, England and Greece.“
“We won’t sell Aimar for anything less than favorable terms.”
Real Zaragoza president Eduardo Bandres is also insisting that no deal has been agreed with Benfica for Pablo Aimar.
It’s our belief that Newcastle are trying to get the deal sealed for Aimar right now, and while we could certainly be wrong about this, the events of the last 3 days are very consistent with that.
We certainly hope so.