Newcastle United have set their sights on potentially three Argentinian defenders.
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Newcastle’s recruitment team of Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez, who need to start working overtime from now until the end of August, have reportedly been on the trail of Deportivo La Corunaâ€™s Fabricio Coloccini for some time, as we have reported many times before.
Today’s Evening Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle are also looking at Colocciniâ€™s fellow Argentine International Nicolas Burdisso, who is now with Inter Milan.
Both are former players with Boca Juniors, and they have played together in the Argentine squad for five years, and therefore would have no trouble gelling, if we managed to sign both of them.
And the fact we already have Jonas Gutierrez at the club, will allow all three to settle quickly if the other two did arrive.
Coloccini is 26 years old now and has played for his National side 27 times, while Burdisso has 20 caps and is 27, and both have played in the Argentine defense together.
However, Burdisso played European Champions League Football with Inter-Milan last season, and it would seem surprising if Newcastle can persuade him to move to Tyneside.
The third Argentine Newcastle are still hoping to persuade to come to Tyneside is 19 year-old left-back Emiliano Insua, from Liverpool.
But since he has only this month signed a 3 year contract at the Merseyside club, we’d be surprised if he will arrive on Tyneside this summer.
But we will have to step our recruitment now big time, so we can get the 5 top players we need before the end of August.