Getafe’s Uruguayan 23 year-old striker, Juan Albin, is out of contract in the summer, and the rumors are that Newcastle have already agreed a three year deal with the player.
Juan Albin – headed to Newcastle?
As we have reported previously, Newcastle have been keeping tabs on the player, and he seems suited to Newcastle, bring under 26, a good player and available on a free transfer. You cannot argue with the price, that’s for sure.
Now Spanish sources claim that Newcastle have already offered Albin a three-year deal to move to St James’ Park in the summer, and that the deal will happen at the end of the season.
His club have already offered Albin fresh terms in a bid to stop him leaving for a free in the summer, but it now seems the striker is all set to leave the Madrid-based club.
Albin has said he is only concentrating right now on winning a place in the Uruguay squad for the World Cup this summer in South Africa.
Albin is quoted as saying:
“This year is very important to me,” “I attend to announce what my future is at the end of the season.”
“Like any professional, I don’t reject any offer – and Newcastle are an historical club that will return to the Premier League.”
“But I will keep calm and study them.”
If he’s going to study Newcastle then he’ll sign for the Tyneside club.
That’s because he’ll no doubt notice the huge 45,000 home crowds when the club is in England’s second tier, not to mention the great history and fantastic support the club gets.
And if that’s not enough then Juan will know all about another previous Newcastle striker – the great Alan Shearer.
It wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle have indeed already agreed a deal for the young striker, because with Chris Hughton in place, it seems that Newcastle are already well prepared for the summer transfer market, just like they were in January.
The Salto, Uruguay born player, who will turn 24 in July and stands 5’11”, played for Nacional in Uruguay from 2004 through 2006.
He appeared 64 times with 24 goals for Nacional before moving to Getafe, where he has so far played around 97 times for the Spanish club with 17 goals.
He could become Hughton’s first signing in the summer, and the price looks just great!