It’s been very good news about Newcastle and Ben Arfa this morning, and the thing that really makes us proud is the way that Chris Hughton and the Newcastle club have handled themselves during this deal.
Arévalo Ríos – news that Newcastle are close to a deal
As we said earlier Newcastle have looked golden and that’s how clubs should do their business – out of the press – as Newcastle have shown, and Marseilles have even embarrassed themselves by their President going public so much over the last week with conflicting statements.
And by the way – clubs have a much better chance of being successful if they do that – as Newcastle have proved nicely with Ben Arfa.
We are a little hesitant to offer potentially more good news this morning, but there is also news being sent to us from Uruguay that their Uruguayan International defensive midfielder is said to be very close to signing permanently for Newcastle for around £2M.
We had reported Newcastle’s interest a week or so ago and on August 5th he was said to be close to signing for Newcastle.
Arévalo 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 that deal fell through over a week ago, and presumably that left it open for Newcastle to close the deal.
Arévalo Ríos currently plays for Club Atlético Peñarol in Montevideo, Uruguay – and has played 9 times for Uruguay.
If any of our Uruguayan readers are around this morning, maybe you can comment on this story.
Comments always welcome.