There were reports in France yesterday in the paper l’Equipe, that have Newcastle linked with 33 year-old Paris St Germain’s attacking midfielder Ludovic Giuly.
Ludovic Giuly – Newcastle interested?
Ludovic can play as a winger or a second striker and he is a very experienced French International (17 caps) who turns 34 in July.
He has played at many top clubs:
1994-1998 – Olympique Lyonnais (100 appearances, 21 goals)
1998–2004 – Monaco (184 appearances, 47 goals)
2004–2007 – Barcelona (85 appearances, 19 goals)
2007–2008 – Roma (32 appearances, 6 goals)
2008– present – Paris Saint-Germain (57 appearances, 12 goals).
So this player has a lot of top-class experience, 458 first class appearances with 105 goals, and would be available cheaply from Paris St. Germain this summer.
The 5’5″ Lyon-born player signed for the French club from Roma for £2.2M in 2008.
Lodovic is well known for his direct style of running straight at defenders with some speed and has lots of class.
Guily has played with the best of them, and while at Barcelona, he played on the right side of a three man forward line, playing alongside Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto’o.
Newcastle’s new transfer policy is to sign younger players 26 year-old or younger, and we think that’s an excellent policy for the future.
However, we also think that if an experienced older player would fit the bill for a couple of seasons at Newcastle, owner Mike Ashley would not stand in Chris’ way to bring the player to Tyneside.
We have no idea if this story in l’Equipe is true, and we’ll just have to wait for the other 100 players Newcastle will be linked with during this summer – and that’s a conservative number. 😀