Sky Sports News has reported today that Pablo Aimar, has signed a 4 year deal with Portuguese giants Benfica.
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The Portuguese side agreed a â‚¬7.5M (Â£6M) fee with his club Real Zaragoza, as reported on the Benfica web-site late last night.
His move is a major blow to the Tyneside club, there’s no doubt about that, since we had moved in for the player with a reported Â£7M bid, but it turns out that Pablo says he always wanted to go to Benfica (really!).
That followed reports that Pablo really wanted a move to the Premier League, according to his agent, if only an English club would come in for him.
There’s no doubt that Pablo would have been a great buy for the club, and given the club, fans and players a much needed lift, but he’s gone now.
The Newcastle recruitment team will need to go into overdrive, to start bringing in some good players to the club.
There’s still 45 days to go – approximately – in this summer’s transfer season,Â and we think we need at least 4 new players at the club. But even with those 4 new players, our squad will be even smaller than it was last season – which is not good.
And if we plan to send players like 18 year-olds Tamas Kadar and Ben Tozer out on loan, we’ll need to bring a lot more than 4 new players in, surely.