There are reports today that Joe Kinnear has identified Lucas Mareque as one of his top transfer targets for January – but be wary, it’s Sunday again. 😀
Lucas Mareque – 25 year-old 6’2″ left back for Independiente
The 25-year-old Argentine currently plays for Independiente and has probabaly been alerted by two Argentine players already at the club, Gutierrez and Coloccini, who have been stalwarts for Newcastle this season.
Kinnear has told the People today that he believes Lucas would be a good addition to his Newcastle squad.
“Lucas Mareque is a player we are looking to bring in from Independiente in the January transfer window and we are trying to find out what that would entail,”
“He is 6ft 2ins and height is something we could do with in our back four.”
“We have looked at the way our own Argentinians Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini have settled in, and we have spoken to them about Mareque and they have given us glowing reports.”
“We are also monitoring the situation at Hearts with their left-back David Obua, but like a lot of other clubs we’re monitoring a lot of players.”
Lucas Mareque has played 52 times for Independiente, having moved there from FC Porto in 2007. He played only four games for Porto Mareque before returning to Argentina on loan to play for Independiente during the Apertura 2007 tournament. Then at the beginning of this year he was bought by Independiente.
He has not yet represented Argentina, and was born on 12th January, 1983 in Morón.
He would be able yo settle in very quickly of course, and he shouldn’t come too expensive either, and we would assume that Jonas and Fabricio would give Lucas glowing reports of that it is like in the football cauldron city, which is Newcastle Upon Tyne.
We haven’t seen Lucas play, but if he’s anything like Gutierrez and Coloccini – sign him up Joe, and quickly.
We’d like to see the new additions come in early in January, so that all the work on all these transfers is completed before then. Yesterday’s extremely disappointing result makes it that much more important to strengthen the squad in January, because we’re just not good enough right now.
What do you think?
Comments very welcome.