The Mirror is reporting that Newcastle United, thrilled by the capture of Coloccini and Gutierrez, are now after two 20 year-olds from Argentina.
Angel Di Maria – 20 year old Newcastle pursuing
Argentina won the Olympic Football Gold yesterday and Tony Jimenez has been given the task of going after them.
The two Newcastle are now interested in are Angel di Maria of Benfica, and Diego Buonanotte of River Plate, who are currently both 20 year-olds, and of course will be good captures for the future for the club, and would also help to fill out our first team squad in terms of numbers.
As we know Mike Ashley is determined to entice young stars to the club, from all over the world, and there’s no doubt that Argentineans can play this game very well indeed.
It turns out that Di Maria scored the goal that ensured that Argentina retained their Olympic crown in a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in Beijing yesterday, in the final of the Olympic Tournament.
Di Maria scored in a tight game and was set up by a certain Lionel Messi, of Barcelona, and he was able to break clear and lobbed over Nigerian goalkeeper Ambruse Vanzekin, for the only goal of the game.
Diego Bounanotte of River Plate
The match was played in sweltering heat of 107 degrees Fahrenheit, and there were two breaks for water, so the players didn’t get too dehydrated.
FIFA top chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak said:
“It was necessary to give the players a break. We are worried about heat stroke.”
While Argentine players have not always succeeded in England, certainly Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano have set a trend, and Coloccini and Gutierrez currently look great buys for Newcastle.
The sign of a really world class player, is somebody who can settle in and get the job done quickly, and both Argentine players have done that at Newcastle, with special mention to Fabricio, who oozed class yesterday.
Everything just so easy for him, the way he stroked the ball about, but he seems to have great team spirit too as he looked ecstatic after Michael Owen had scored the only goal of the game – both players looked over the moon.
What a player this lad can be for Newcastle in the future, and he’s already bringing the best out of Steven Taylor, and two 20 year olds of similar skill to the two South Americans we now have at the club, will do very nicely, thank you very much.