The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Blackburn’s new manager Paul Ince is hoping to sign Chilean youngster, Carlos Villanueva.
Carlos Villanueva – Blackburn trying to sign the player quickly
Ince hopes to seal the deal for around Â£3.5M within a matter of days, in case other teams may become interested.
Why are we reporting this?
Because that’s right, Newcastle United are said to be linked with a possible move for the player, but whether that’s true has to be a little suspect, at best.
Seems like Newcastle, Tottenham, Everton and Sunderland are linked with almost every player becoming available this summer.
Villanueva is just 22 years old, was born in ViÃ±a del Mar, Chile, and has already said he wants to leave his home country, and was even all set to move to Spanish club Real Sociedad last month, but the Spanish club couldn’t come up with the money.
The youngster is the same height as Michael Owen, at 5’8″, and has loads of skill and seemingly can score goals from all over the place.
He has played for Chile 12 times, so he should be able to get a work permit in England, based on that.
Carlos plays for Chilean club Audax Itlainao, and he’s played 125 times with 50 goals since he joined them from Deportes La Serena, in 2004.
We’ll probably only be interested if the player is already being tracked by Dennis Wise and company.
Carlos is an attacking midfielder who usually plays on the left.
And come to think of it, we’ve not heard a squeak about another left winger recently, Arda Turan of Galatasaray.
Wonder if we’re still in with any chance of getting him? Â Of course he’s a lot more costly than Â£3.5M.