We reported on Friday, that Newcastle were trying to do a one year loan deal with Ignacio González, who is a Uruguayan international midfield playmaker.
We have since had some information from a Uruguayan reader about the player, and we’d like to pass it on from somebody who knows the player well.
Here’s what one of our readers, Dani, told us about González:
He is a classic South America number 10.
A pure playmaker, with the added bonus he is a great header.
I would say the closest player to him is Michael Ballack – or should I say, in Europe.
I see Nacho as Ballack as you guys don’t seem to play with 10s.
He has spent his entire career at Danubio, and is a guaranteed starter on the National Team, although he will not be playing in next match due to his recent inactivity.
The Big Question – Can he adapt to be our Ballack?
YES – he has a good physique and won’t crumble in the middle. His passing versatility doesn’t get hindered being pushed a few meters back.
He also plays that position on the National Team, where he has 3 strikers to play off, nestled in between the defensive midfields.
If given confidence and with two Argentines already in the squad to reduce anxiety, it should be a good move.
Especially if on loan, free chance, with a good buy option!
That’s a good overview of the player, and to us he seems the exact type of talented creative midfielder that Kevin wants in before Monday night, even if it’s just a one year loan deal.
We hope we can get him – and at least three others.
And there’s only about 42 hours left of the transfer window. 🙁