There are reports today that Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Everton are interested in Inter Milan’s David Suazo, and may make a move for the 29 year-old, in the coming January transfer window.
David Suazo – 29 year-old Honduras striker
Why would Newcastle do that?
We have Michael Owen, Oba Martins, Shola Ameobi, Mark Viduka, and youngsters Andy Carroll and Xisco at the club as strikers, and it would appear the last thing we need is another striker, especially when transfer funds will be tight in January.
We need to strengthen at full back and in central midfield, and that should be Joe Kinnear’s priority, and we’re pretty sure it will be. However, depending on how much money Joe gets, he will want to bring in as many good players as he can, as long as they’re better than what we already have at the club.
David played for Cagliari 255 times with 95 goals from 1999-2007, before moving to Inter in 2007.
He is currently on loan at Benfica where he’s scored 4 goals in 6 games for the Portuguese club, and he’s played 42 times for his country, Honduras, with 14 goals.
Suazo’s father and agent Don Nico claimed that his son was still totally focused on Benfica:
“David is only interested in Benfica at the moment,” “It would be difficult for him to return to Inter after being treated so well in Portugal.”
“However, it will be a difficult fight for Benfica against the English and Italian teams, but David is a professional and it will be his decision.”
We know the contracts of Owen and Viduka run out in the summer, and this could be a move to protect against that eventuality, in case one or both of them decide to move on in January, or in the summer.
But as far as the squad goes, we’ll take reports that we are after strikers, with a large pinch of salt.
What do you think?