Have Newcastle Already Agreed A Deal For Juan Albin?

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!

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Oba

    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #1


  • SuperJoeyBarton

    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #2

    would love to see it. a real flair, in the hole type player. can just see a benfica type coming in for him and turning his head, hotter country, uefa cup footy on offer…in benfica’s case champs league probs….will be a big coup if we could bag him. seriously doubt tho although his comments are encouraging!

  • SuperJoeyBarton

    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #3

    correct oba, can play behind strikers or LW, the reason i mention benfica is because their star Angel Di Maria is being looked at by chelsea and albin would be a good (and free) replacment.

  • BruneiToooN

    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #4

    havent heard about him, but hey he is an international players and adequate experience to play for us.

    but he might take time to settle with the pace of the premierleague

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #5

    anybody know much about this lad. I guess if he is getting called up for world cup duty with uraguay he must have something. As far as playing a wing i think we are covered there with routledge and jonas, we know Jonas can play there in the premier league and i think routledge will be more then adequate depth never hurt. Like the fact that he’s young (and free). Hughton seems to have a method to his madness so im gonna trust him. If anybody has any info on this kid please post…

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Don’t get me wrong, I am an open minded person but I seriously doubt this will happen. He is absolute quality and at times has carried Getafe this season, I watch a lot of La Liga and am very impressed by him. This season he hasn’t scored a lot but he certainly sets them up with a combination of his sheer pace as well as his good passing ability, but last season he scored a load. If he was still in contract he is the type of player you would be paying 8-12m for. He is quality and if we get him I will be the first to admit it is a serious coup and would be delighted!

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Mar 31, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Thanks Tom4Nufc, i don’t watch much laliga. We get alot of game here in the States on Gol TV, but im always watching the premier league, serie a, or championship on fox soccer and fox soccer plus. Now that i know this guy is class then im excited but skepticle like tom…


    Apr 1, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Seems to me the fella is just keeping his options open.Agree would be coup if we get him.

  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 1, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #9

    How we have cried out for a little man with class to come in and get some quality into the team. Guthrie has filled the void this season we have been lacking since when emre was playing (and not injured).

  • baro

    Apr 1, 2010 at 2:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Is Hughton fired ?

  • Toonmania

    Apr 1, 2010 at 5:45 AM

    Comment #11

    no baro read the rest of it lol it’s Ed’s aprils fools joke

  • Thump

    Apr 1, 2010 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Yeah, I’d love to see this lad in black and white but I’m not sure if we can get him. Positive comments from him but it might be trying to drum some interest in from other clubs.

  • wsquare

    Apr 1, 2010 at 5:58 AM

    Comment #13

    not a good scoring record for a striker

  • The Entertainers

    Apr 1, 2010 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #14

    With all these Spanish speaking players,we’ll be known as Costa Del Toon!

    (Even Xsico will want to return)

  • will die for the toon army

    Apr 1, 2010 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #15

    He has a good left foot. He jst like Lovenkrands. Pacy and in the right place.

  • Edd Case

    Apr 1, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #16

    wsquare // Apr 1, 2010 at 5:58 AM

    not a good scoring record for a striker

    He’s not a striker, he’s an attacking midfielder…

  • richietoon

    Apr 1, 2010 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #17

    Edd Case………he’s down on wiki as a supporting striker.So he’s not an atttacking midfielder,of course wiki is notoriously inaccurate so maybe you’re right or maybe he can play both?

  • Edd Case

    Apr 1, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #18

    Richietoon – I watched Albin play a number of times and he’s usually played in a Messi role or wide left – so I guess wiki is right but that role is also classed as an attacking midfield role, just depends on how you look at it.

    He is not an out an out striker though, mind you, I bet he could play up top with the likes of Carroll.

    He is class though, I’ve seen him smash some cracking free kicks in and he likes to try and play those killer passes.

    Think of him as a Giggs type of player.

  • lesh

    Apr 1, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #19

    If Albin does sign, does this mean that we’ve learned from previous years?

    Is there a possiblity that we’ll have a repeat of January when signings announced out of the blue?

    Are we doing things professionally and out of reach of the media? Yes I know that Sky’s speculating but we’re not telling the whole world and its mother who we’re interested in!

    Interesting times ahead methinks and history will no doubt make Dr Stardust a very contented [easter] bunny??

    Fingers crossed for a happy easter!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 1, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #20

    Albin is the same kind of player as arshavin, it would be an incredible coup if we signed him.

  • chuck

    Apr 1, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #21

    What does wikopedia ken about fitba.
    Supporting striker, attacking midfielder, where do you draw the line ?

  • chuck

    Apr 1, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Incredible coup?, yeah I realise it`s a quiet day
    but incredible coup ?
    You probably did`nt know he existed a coupla days ago.


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