We had an article on Arevallo Rios a little while ago, and the news then was that the player had been offered to Newcastle for around £2M.
Egídio Arévalo Ríos – Uroguayan World Cup defensive midfielder
Rios played defensive midfield for Uruguay in their very successful world cup campaign, and Greek club Olympiakos were in talks to sign the player, but reports in Greece are now saying those talks have broken down.
Reports are also that Newcastle United have had a €2.5M bid accepted, and that the player himself has agreed terms.
However, we have no idea if these reports are true, and Rios is 28 years old and a little old for what Chris Hughton may be looking for.
But we also need to sign another defensive midfielder to replace the departed Nicky Butt – so at least in that way this would make sense. We would think this would be an excellent signing for Newcastle – and he would fight it out with Alan Smith for defensive midfield duties.
Again, we are being alerted by some of our readers that this news is being broadcast in both Greece and Italy.
Egidio Arevalo currently plays for Club Atlético Peñarol in Montevideo, Uruguay – and has played 9 times for Uruguay.