Newcastle United Make Offer For Pablo Aimar


There has been a lot of speculation written in the popular pres this week concerning Pablo Aimar.

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 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:

“I’m awaiting at the moment a phone call from (Zaragoza owner) Agapito Iglesias telling me that Benfica’s money has arrived.”

“As things stand, Aimar will be a player at the Portugese club.”

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 today  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 also  interested in the player, but we believe Portsmouth have been put off by the £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.
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255 comments so far

  • Nick C

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #1

    On Wiki now, so it MUST be true!!!

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  • furrygiblets

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Utter bollocks, using our club to drive up wage demands yet again

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  • natedawg

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    i not sure bout this , but he is an extra body in the squad and has talent, i will trust in kk if he believes he can get him playing at his best then yup go for it

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  • Tom

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #4

    We will not be signing Aimar, 100%

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  • AussieToon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    great player love him , doubt he ll come edd this topic is just the same story over and over again

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  • natedawg

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #6

    i reckon we will get him

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  • legends1892

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Lets get him in now, this guy is full of talent and can provide us with the spark we all want and need!

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #8

    there is nothing to suggest it is indeed newcastle in talks with aimar.

    it simply says, “it is not everton”. this means it could be anyone besides everton. like portsmouth for instance.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Aussie Toon – that’s true – but he’s going to end up somewhere – soon – but it’s a little tedious I agree.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #10

    tom. how come?

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  • neeraj

    Jul 15, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #11

    get this player

    can be seen as our midfield commander……..

    pls pls pls…………..
    for 2yrs but pls

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  • Martin

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Cheers Ed – Even if it is just the same facts over and over again, people want to talk about this deal and it’s spilling over into other threads – Keep us updated please!

    As for the deal itself – I’ve said a couple of time – IF we get him, I hope it’s on a pay-for-play commission style deal like Owen has apparently been offered…Makes perfect sense for the club and it would be a good gesture by Aimar implying that he ISN’T just here for one last pay-cheque and he does genuinely want to get his career going again!

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  • toonarmy08

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #13

    i think we are the club in for him ,as his agent hasnt said who the club is ,and lets not forget our new transfer policy is to keep all negotiations hush hush until we have actually signed the player .Great player imo ,seen him many times ,hope we get him before nxt week as im off to the donny friendly !!be good to see him in toon shirt!

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  • Smiler

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #14

    very happy if we sign aimar 10x better than wot we have allready also sack joey barton and someone please take alan smith 🙂

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  • Matt

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #15

    I think Zaragoza are trying to get Benfica to make the offer they’re looking for.

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  • Malaysian Toon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Well if he does come to Newcastle i just hope he’s still got the hunger to play. Am just too tired of big names coming and doing nowt.

    Keegan does have the ability to re-ignite fagging careers though.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Unlike Redknapp, KK says NOTHING about the players we are interested in, however, i hope they are right about this one. Im confident KK can get this lads form back.

    Theres one Argintinian at the club already with another about to come on loan, if we get Aimar he will settle quicker and it will give them all a lift streight away.

    Sign this lad up 🙂

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #18

    toonarmy08. you could argue that our new transfer policy doesnt include ageing hollywood signings such as pablo aimar?

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Either sign him, or don’t sign him, just get it over and done with.

    Is it just me, or does the transfer window get more farcical every year.

    I used to want football back because I don’t like to be without it. Now I tend to want it back because I get sick of all the speculation and “hijacking”.

    Not sure about Aimar anymore. Past his best but still talented some say. Others insist that Keegan can get the best out of him.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #20

    matt. i think that is exactly what the situation is.

    on with our lives i say!

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  • Nick

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Valencia must have the most talented squad in history to have got relegated. Their manager must be atrocious!
    Aimar,
    Silva,
    Villa
    D’Allesandro
    Miguel
    Milito
    Ayala
    Zigic
    to name a few!

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Like the ad of Alicia Keys ed by the way! 🙂

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #23

    ronaldeano – when you say we have another argentinian on the way, does that mean your taking alan oliver as a reliable source? ha ha ha ha

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #24

    nick.. your getting badly mixed up.

    aimar doesnt play for valencia..

    valancia didnt go down either.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #25

    @Broon, lol! 🙂

    Is Anal Oliver writing for the Shields Gazette now like?

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  • iain

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #26

    nick valencia didnt go down, aimar plays for zaragoza, as does ayala, milito and d’alessenadro.

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  • Davies

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Everyone is getting badly mixed up. I’m sure that’s Leona Lewis. What’s going on???

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #28

    It was Zaragoza Nick, they went down

    Valencia are just skint

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  • dontoon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #29

    As if we can afford 7mill on one player lol.

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #30

    @Davis, look above the the words ‘leave a comment’ and enjoy 🙂

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  • Michael

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #31

    The club will be Portsmouth.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #32

    deano. anal released the story first. the gazzette printed it also.

    either way it doesnt matter.

    i wouldnt assume insua is deffinately coming though,. on loan or permanent just coz the papers think so

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  • daiv

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Ed
    Your headlines looks like a SUN one. You state that we have made an offer for the player and then in the small print state that an English club has made an offer and you think it may be NUFC. How does that equate with the headline.? Jackanory time? or do you have some inside info?

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  • Toony Montana

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Valencia didnt get relegated Nick – Zaragoza got relegated – Valencia did have a pretty poor season though.

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  • WesToon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #35

    Pretty confident about this Lad,we need squad aswell as starting 11 players,dnt forget that Ladies & gents

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  • ronaldeano

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #36

    @Broon, your right there like.

    But it just seems a bit of a coincidence that we have signed one argie, and we are strongly linked with another two?

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  • Masa

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Is any body else finding this the most frustrating pre season ever…its killing me the will they wont they player gossip…cant wait for opening day and the 31st of August when the window shuts!

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  • Spyro

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #38

    alicia keys?

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  • Gunnar/Iceland

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #39

    Won’t be joining us. Would not cry my eyes out if he won’t join us although he is a fine player.

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  • WesToon

    Jul 15, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Just Leave Ed alone Lads,if you want to contact him,do it under CONTACT US section!! He does a bluddy good job on this site, i know 4 sure that,without this site i would be bored stiff!!

    Gr8 job Ed!!

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