News today in the Sunday Sun that Newcastle United have been offered a £2M deal for Uruguayan World Cup star Egidio Arevalo – full name Egídio Arévalo Ríos.
Egidio Arevalo – available for £2M
It seems that Penarol have allowed a group of Argentinian businessmen, who own a part of his part of his contract, to make an approach to Newcastle United.
We noticed this player for Uruguay, who of course were just fantastic in the World Cup after being the last and fifth South American country to qualify, they reached the semi-finals and even then played very well, but were beaten 3-2 by the Netherlands.
Bur we would doubt very much if Chris Hughton would be interested in the player, who hardly fits the profile of players the club would like to recruit this summer.
Arevalo has only played 9 times for Uruguay, and only recently as proposed move to the Italalian Serie A club Cagliari fell through at the last moment, but he looked a very decent player during the World Cup, and was one reason for the Uruguayan’s unexpected success.
Brazilian side Botafogo are also interested in the player and at £2M Newcastle can afford him – but we somehow think there are better deals for Newcastle to make for a younger defensive midfielder than Arevalo.
The player has just returned from vacation in Mexico, but we would be very surprised if Hughton makes a move for this player – but we’ll see.
What do you think?