Do you remember Luis Garcia, who was a midfield player who played for Liverpool from 2004-2007, before moving to Atletico Madrid?
News today that Joe Kinnear wants him at Newcastle.
Luis Garcia – a more than decent midfielder
Most fans will remember Garcia (full name Luis Javier García Sanz) from his days under Rafael Benitez at Liverpool, and he is more than a decent midfielder, who usually plays on the wing but can also play in central midfield.
While he’s 30 years old he has already proved that he is more than good enough to play at the Premier League level.
Luis has played for a number of clubs starting out at Barcelona when he was 18 years old, and then he moved on to Atletico Madrid, before moving back to Barcelona in 2003, and then Liverpool in 2004, where he played 78 times for The Reds with 18 goals, and became a firm favorite on Merseyside.
In the summer of 2007 he moved back to Atletico Madrid and he’s played 42 times with two goals this time around in Madrid.
He has so far played 18 times for Spain with 5 goals, and was born in Badalona, Catalonia in June oif 1978.
We liked the look of this player at Liverpool, and would hope this news is true, because we think the lad could do a good job on Tyneside.
Although he is naturally left-footed, he has the ability to kick with both feet, and has a good aerial presence despite not being too tall at 5’10”, although that’s a reasonable height.
Luis can also operate behind a sole striker, and has proved his ability to score goals.
He reminds us a little of Everton’s very good Australian forward Tim Cahill, although he’s not as good.
What do you think?