After the close of the summer transfer deadline lat night, Newcastle United announced formally they had completed a season-long loan deal to bring 26 year-old Uruguayan international Ignacio “Nacho” Gonzalez to St. James’ Park. As we reported earlier today.
Ignacio Gonzalez – here on a one year loan deal
The 26-year-old signed for La Liga club, Valencia, this summer from Montevideo-based club Danubio, where he made his professional debut in 2002, and previously had been his only club.
The midfield star, who has been likened to Germany’s Michael Ballack, won the Uruguayan Premier Division title in 2004 and 2007 before moving to French side AS Monaco on loan last season.
Nacho has 15 caps got his country Uruguay, and he will be away on World Cup duty until the middle of next week.
We needed another central midfielder. that’s for sure, so we think he could be a sensible and good signing for the club, and if he lives up to expectations, we assume we have first option on the player next summer.
We had hoped that Norwegian 21 year-old and Newcastle United supporter Per Ciljan Skjelbred, from Rosenborg, would have been brought into the club, but that didn’t happen, although we believe January may see Newcastle bring more players into the fold.
Gonzalez was the second player announced by the club, and it fills another hole in our line up – central midfield.
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