Blackburn After Chilian 22 Year-Old Midfielder

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 £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 Viña 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?   Of course he’s a lot more costly than £3.5M.

We’ll see.

254 comments so far

  • toooooon fan

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #1

    wont get turan
    might be after this guy as we have not been linked yet

  • harrier

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #2

    We need some kind of CAM – this is the kinda of find they should be unearthing/hijacking!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Heard of him a while ago, never seen him apart from youtube (cant solely judge from that though), looks creative, pacey and skillful, £3.5mil, definitely worth the risk.

  • toooooon fan

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #4

    tom toon why dont you do the old fantasy football
    test that big football brain of yours

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #5

    fantasy football?

  • toooooon fan

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #6
  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #7

    We don’t need a left winger because we have Gutierrez/Milner/Duff/Zog. However, we are in desperate need of an out and out attacking midfielder.

  • toooooon fan

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #8

    tom toon
    make a team
    go on leagues type in this code 219072-52479
    then click join
    it is a league for the people on here

  • dick

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #9

    thats the toon out of the race then , we cant compete with clubs as big as blackburn anymore, championship here we come

  • Ross G

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #10

    If u actually look on SKYSPORTS it says an agreement with Blackburn has already been made, yr loan option to buy. Good wrk

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #11

    i will do soon.

  • toooooon fan

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #12

    nice one

  • harrier

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #13

    a little melodramatic dick?

  • beye the great

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #14

    i hope we can get him i looked him up on you tube and looks great and ealy does score goals from anywhere

  • Leo

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #15

    damn we had celtic fans on the blog then birmingham fans on our blog and this will be the invasion of blackburn fans, i guess it means we get an impression of who have the most rounded fans,

    when they come on please dont bicker and scwobble just had a debate or two, i wish one of the bans was that people werent aloud to state that their team was bigger than another because its pointless

    well newcastle is my team and i think its strange that we havent signed anyone today, im confused is it really friday, has keegan left his watch on the mantle maybe we will have to wait a little longer for our next signing

  • Davies

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Have to say, I’ve only seen him on youtube after reading a similar article this afternoon. He is impressive.

    Funny isn’t it; we’ve been linked with this guy, Chupete and Aimar, and we’ve already bought Gutierrez, after Keegan said he didn’t want South Americans.

    The two Chileans definitely look worth a punt.

  • dick

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #17

    just feel a little let down harrier, all that ticket money for nowt

  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 18, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #18

    @ dick – Come on man, get hold of yourselfe – We’ve Keegan, knobody else has. We’re in GOOD (the Best) hands!

  • dick

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #19

    at least when fat fred took our money at least he was a geordie, but now were been cleaned out by a bunch of cockney spivs


    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #20

    This lad looks good but on the basis that we’ve been linked in the press we are obviously not interested in him!

    tooooon fan

    I’m joining your league

  • Michael

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Non story to be honest Ed.

  • harrier

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #22

    dick no offense but that is terrible logic. You should be p*ssed off if you are getting cleaned out regardless. Ashley is not trying to screw you over though, just wait and see.

  • Dips

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #23

    Newcastle in talks with West Ham over Ferdinand according to Sky Sports News.

  • dave

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #24

    another waste of time article why bother going on about other teams.

  • DC Magpie

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Tooooon fan I just joined up, nice1 mate.

    Watch out for the Rabid Magpies…

    Just in case you’re wondering I just auto-completed to quickly finish the registration Ill be back to pick my proper team before the season starts.

    Shame if its true about Blackburn already having him, would have been a great signing.

    Wonder if that means Pederson is on his way out or if he is seen as Bentley’s replacement?

  • Jim

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    If we’re discussing other teams’ transfer targets, has anyone read Roy Keane’s interview:,19528,12874_3833332,00.html

    You have to respect his drive. He’s more or less saying that if Quinn doesn’t come through with the trasfers, he’s taking a header!

    I like to think that the relationship KK has with Ashley is close enough that Keagan doesn’t have to ‘threaten’ the Chairman publicly! If it isn’t then he couldn’t do it any better than Keane has.

  • Stay Tooned

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #27

    The above player would be a good buy and seems a similar type of player to Matías Fernández that everyone oon here was raving about.
    It is intersting to see quotes from the player not naming the club, even though skysports is certain that it is Blackburn.
    Just have to wait and see!

    Wish we would sign someone soon!


    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Skysports news has just reported we are in talks with west ham about ferdinand..not on text or the website yet but was just reported


    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #29

    DC MAGPIE – MAGPIE UNITED will defeat the rabid magpies! Big signing on Monday – I feel it in my bones.

  • Walter

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Hee hee, you couldn’t resist nicking yet another story from News Now could you, you rumour spreading shitehawk!

  • Jim

    Jul 18, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #31

    Walter, you plain sh1te. The point of this site is to COMMENT on the latest rumours/stories in the press.

    Away and shave your arse. Give yer face a rest!

  • Walter

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Of course it is Ed, er I mean Jim! (wink wink!)

  • TrueMag

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #33

    yet again another pointless story about a player i guarentee we havnt even enquired about,i agree he looks outstanding on youtube,but that same sight made luque look a world beater!!!!!

  • normski1930z

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #34

    dc mag bentley is right pederson is left mate…

  • Jim

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Walter… You have been incorrect with very sentence typed. Wrong blog for you, I think. This is an NUFC blog for NUFC fans.

    You have been incorrect with very sentence typed. Away back to your bedroom and reflect on your own inadequacies.

    Sorry for getting involved Ed.

  • harrier

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #36 was loading very slowly and I was sure that we had signed somebody…turned out I had kicked the ethernet cable out 🙁

  • DC Magpie

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #37

    normski1930z i realize that…just I’ve heard reports that he can play in both positions. The article says he usually plays on the left which is currently occupied my pederson but i’ve also read reports that he has been brought in to replace bentley, who was playing more central towards the end of the season, was he not?

    either way it looks like a good pick up for Blackburn

  • Walter

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #38

    “Walter… You have been incorrect with very sentence typed. Wrong blog for you, I think. This is an NUFC blog for NUFC fans.

    You have been incorrect with very sentence typed. Away back to your bedroom and reflect on your own inadequacies.”

    Oh dear “Jim”, speaking of inadequacies, after reading your double post gibberish, I must assume that your grasp of English is very inadequate or that you have been having a few sups too many whilst typing!
    Toodle pip!

  • Greg B

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Forget that, looks like Ameobi could be on his way to……..


  • mr_flibbles

    Jul 18, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #40

    oooooooooooo good player.

    Lol remember Keegan saying about not getting south Americans.


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