The Sunday Sun are reporting today that Newcastle are prepared to pay Â£7M for Real Madridâ€™s Brazilian star Julio Baptista.
Julio Baptista – Newcastle prepared to pay Â£7M?
After hearing Kevin talk today about what he needs it doesn’t appear to us that he wants many midfield players or strikers, so it would surprise us if this story is true,
Link that with the fact that Real Madrid are said to want closer to Â£12M for the former Arsenal loan star, and we’re pretty sure he will not be coming to Newcastle United.
There are a lot better things we think Newcastle can do with Â£7M than bring in Baptista, who was hardly a success when on loan at Arsenal.
Roma are also said to be on Baptistaâ€™s trail, and Real Madrid are hoping there will be a bidding war between the clubs.
But we’d be very surprised if Newcastle would go anywhere near Â£12M for the Brazilian.
The 26-year-old performed only reasonably well at best, while on loan at Arsenal in the 2006/2007Â season and again – we’d be very surprised if this story has any truth in it – at all.
What do you think?