Are Newcastle Really Back For Cuellar?


Newcastle are set to launch a £7M bid for Glasgow Rangers center-back Carlos Cuellar, after the Scottish club failed to qualify for Europe.

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Carlos Cuellar – Newcastle still interested?

The defender will not come cheap though, and he has previously stated he does not want to leave Ibrox and Rangers don’t need to sell.

But Rangers may be tempted to sell if a huge offer came in – as was the case in Alan Hutton’s £8million move from Rangers to Spurs last season.

Rangers boss Walter Smith confirmed that no bid has yet been made for Cuellar, but admitted it would be hard to turn down a big money offer.

Smith said:

“”If a club offers you big money for a player there is always pressure on you to give it serious consideration – especially after you’ve been knocked out of Europe.”

“We’re more susceptible to an offer, but so far we haven’t had one and I hope that continues.”

“We have no offer for Carlos and that is where we stand right now. We don’t want one and are not seeking one and we don’t need to sell the player, or any player, at this stage.”

The 26-year-old only signed for Rangers in July 2007, for a fee of around £2.4M from Spanish side Osasuna.

So if Rangers could get £7M for the players, that’s £4M profit in 12 months – not too shabby.

Of course they made a profit on another of their center-backs in January, 2005 when Graeme Souness paid around £8M for French center-back Jean Alain Boumsong – who Rangers had got on a free transfer the summer before.

So that was £8M profit in around 5 months that time around – and we know that Boumsong did not last long at Newcastle or in the Premier League.

Let’s hope Cuellar will be better than Boumsong, if indeed we do go after him.

But in all honesty it would be a surprise to us if we brought in both Cuellar and Coloccini to Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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104 comments so far

  • James Hill

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Been hoping for this all summer, come on the toon fortress !

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  • Lacedaemonian

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Would beg questions of Faye’s future at the club.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #3

    i doubt it, even though he would improve our defence, he is not really needed now. Midfield & LB is a priority

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #4

    No we wont be and i hope we arent either.

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  • gordond

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Hope we are going in for him solid player, not playing today supposedly injured.

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  • Macas

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #6

    No we’re not.

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  • 51times

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Good partnership if you ask me, both speak Spanish as their first language, Coloccini would be the distributor and interceptor while Cuellar would be the brute.

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  • toonfan1

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #8

    why would we spend £7 million more when we have just signed bassong for £1.5 million and coloccini for £10 million (if it goes through). plus we already had taylor, cacapa, faye and edgar so we will have 6 centre backs at the club

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  • TerryMacsPerm

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #9

    We did go for him after they got knocked out but it was NOWHERE near 7 million. It was about 4 – they rejected it we’ve moved on

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  • kajman

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #10

    great game….nice to colo at last…..seems like we have him ..

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  • toon 101

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t think this deal will happen now coloccini has arrived

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  • normski1930z

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #12

    if am honest NO but who do we go after???thats the burning question?? come on lads who??? say we have 12to15 for this guy?? who?? answers on a post card…

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  • Geordie Nick

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #13

    dont think this will happen but wudnt mind if it did, he’s looked very impressive although only in scotland, but he looks better than cacapa, taylor, faye and edgar. but CB is not a priority now, we need LB, AM n CF

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  • toon4lyf

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #14

    wed have sum defence wiff him an colo

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #15

    I aint seen Cuellar plat TBH is he better then what we have anyone with any stats on him?

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  • MMNUFC

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Playmaker and a striker first i think.

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  • Nev

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #17

    whats the situation with coloccini ?

    no news in a while …

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #18

    he was at the match today and MA has an away shirt with his name on the back.

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  • 51times

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #19

    He’s better than all of our CBs, except Coloccini.

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  • Bucks_mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #20

    i would like to get him but he’s not needed and there are bigger priorities

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #21

    I dont think Cueller is better than Faye, i rate Faye very highly as a no nonsense defender

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  • Shearer#1

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Don’t need him with Coloccini & Taylor. If we’ve got the money buy a class midfielder like Moutinho, Veloso, or SWP & a good lb like Burdisso or Warnock.

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #23

    i was at the game that he got injured in

    raith rovers v rangers 2 weeks ago and i can tell u that rangers are a crap team without him as little raith scored soon after he went off and were unucky to get beat 2-1 as they scored 2 in last 15 when they brought on their subs and this was against a full strength rangers team too.

    good player but dont think we need him now

    also get in the rovers won 2-0 today

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  • Chris F

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #24

    i doubt very much we are back in for him, not with coloccini wrapped up.

    maybe if we had failed to get him, then yeah, but not now.

    midfield and up front have to be the priorities now, and possibly a left back.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Would this defence appeal to any of you?

    Beye…..Coloccini…..Cuellar….Taiwo

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  • 51times

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Burdisso is a not a left-back, and Inter don’t have enough fit CBs to let him go. Goddamnit why the hell do you all keep going on about him?

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  • Nobby's Dad

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Spyro….I’ve just got back from the game – my wife was in corporate with SBR / S J Hall / Paul Bracewell and MA was there.It was the launch of KICKS an initiative to get local kids fit and eating well which is backed by the Premier league. As you say Ashley had the away kit on with Coloccini’s name on the back. He gave a short speech and had a sort of joke with SBR who said about the shirt ‘you should sign him’. MA said it would be officially announced on Tuesday.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Cheers for the info Scottish Mag mate.

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  • gordond

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Agree about a LB, as cover for Enrique got to give him a chance as 1st choice.

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  • macakane

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Burdisso is center back, not left back.

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  • Spyro

    Aug 9, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #31

    great news Nobby, thanks for that, hmmm, whats with the delay i wonder. Maybe we are going to announce 2 or 3 signings at the same time.

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  • gordond

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Nobby’s dad roll on tuesday then 🙂

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #33

    speaking of nobby he has signed for larissa in greece, hope u do good nobby best wishes

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  • CDN MAGPIE

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #34

    anyone know where i can get the highlights of todays game?

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  • gordond

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Nobby was a great player.All the best & good luck.

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  • shaunmully10

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #37

    isnt it great to be able to say that were okay defensively and need otha positions, after all its been our problem for years. hopefully a creative midfielder to cum in an ill be happy

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  • Kash3

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #38

    I don’t think Cueller played for Rangers today. Maybe something is going on, i’m not sure we really need him, but for £4m and collocini, maybe would add more strength for CB. Not sure if he’d be a starter though?!

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #39

    toon1978

    the big money deals are taiwo 7m, queresma 23m and e’too 25m

    i wish lol

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  • scottish mag

    Aug 9, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #40

    kash cuellar is injured he got injured v raith rovers 2 weeks ago running back to stop raiths counter attack, thats why he missed the champs league qualifier and today, dont know when he is back though

    also £4m and coloccini, we havent even officially got coo yet and ur ready to offer him him in a cash plus player swap deal to get cuellar

    only joking kash lol

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