Pocognoli is definitely interesting Newcastle United.
Sebastien Pocognoli - we are getting closer it would appear
There are various reports that came out of Belgium over the last couple of days, that suggest a transfer to Newcastle could be unfolding, but we can never be sure.
But the 21 year-old expressed his desire to play in England or Spain earlier this week, when he talked about his future:
“The decision about my future lies with AZ, but a chance to play in England or Spain would be sensational for me.”
However, as we revealed a couple of days ago, Newcastle United are not the only team interested in the youngster, and we will have to compete with French club Lyon, who were said to be leading the chase a few days back, but that was before Newcastle made a move for the boy.
Real Betis are also said to be interested in the youngster, and of course Tottenham Hotspur seem interested in every player we go for this summer.
Just exactly why that’s the case we have no idea, unless Juande Ramos trusts the player picking ability of Kevin Keegan.
AZ Alkmaar are already said to be lining up a replacement for Sebastien, with Korean Lee Young-Pyo already interesting Alkmaar should Pocognoli leave.
And we think that 19 year-old Liverpool target Emiliano Insua is still interesting Kevin Keegan.
Insua faces some very stiff competition for a place in the Liverpool side this season, and a season out on loan could be lined up for the former Boca Juniors left back.
But unless we get a fee lined up for him, that says we can buy him for that amount, at the end of the loan deal, it wouldn’t be in Newcastle’s best interests to take the player on loan.
Of course the youngster only signed a new three year deal in July, so the odds of Rafael Benítez letting the Argentine move are probably remote at best.