Newcastle Again Linked With Argentine International Midfielder

News that Argentine International Diego Perotti will leave his Spanish club, Sevilla, this summer.

Diego Perotti – Argentine International midfileder

There are reports in Spain that Perotti and his club have agreed that he can leave in the summer, and it seems he wants to move to the English Premier League.

The 22 year-old fits the profile of players Newcastle will be after this summer, and he plays in midfield and usually out on the left wing, but he can also play as an attacking midfielder.

Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle United have all been linked with the player, and the last report of  Newcastle’s  interest in this player was back in February.

Perotti has just one cap for Argentina, which he got back in November of 2009, and it’s difficult to know if he is good enough for Newcastle.

Wingers are definitely an area that Alan Pardew wants to strengthen this summer, but probably will be after those players who can play on either wing.

A right winger is also a definite priority, as we don’t expect Wayne Routledge to return to Newcastle this summer, but that he will be sold to QPR, his former club.

Sevilla will ask for around £12M for their midfield creator, but that seems to be way too expensive, and we’d be surprised if Newcastle would pay out that kind of money for a player still with limited experience.

But Newcastle keep being linked with Perotti, so there may even be some truth in the story.

He started his career at Deportivo Morón, Buenos Aires, in Argentina and moved to Sevilla in 2007, and has so far played around 54 times for Sevilla with 7 goals.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Robbanufc

    Apr 20, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Would not mind signing him up this summer! would not mind at all!

  • Davies

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Worth 1/3 of our (supposed) transfer kitty?

    With Barton doing so well out on the right, HBA to play left and Gutierrez to cover both (as well as a pretty packed midfield), we should be making sure we’ve got a damn good striker before we get another winger.

    I think we’ll probably flog Raylor in the close season, wihch is a shame, because I actually like the lad a lot more than others seem to, it might be prudent to have a poke about for wingers, but this isn’t a priority.

    Someone like Gervinho, who plays on the wing, or up front would be ideal, but there are going to be a lot of clubs looking at him in the transfer window.

  • Davies

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #3

    That’s not to say I’d object if we did sign him.

  • dave 1961

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #4

    last nights game posted on usenet

  • Davies

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    This article is alright, but what I really LOVE about it is the first picture. Sort of sums up a lot about last night’s match for me. Hernandez looks like he’s about to cr4p himself.

  • bennyboy

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #6

    davies i agree with u mate.i think a striker is priority and our midfielders aint that bad including raylor


    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Him, Gervinho or Lens so far for a winger possibility oh and insomnia. Would be happy with one of the first 3. And Jarvis maybe

    Striker links Sow, Gameiro, Doyle, Elmander and Long.

    Add them to what we have when fit and that’s a top half team easy. Maybe getting into europe with some luck.

  • Davies

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #8

    WWJB – Definitely mate. I posted on another of Ed’s articles earlier that, by the end of the season we’ll have almost a fully fit squad and all we’ll be missing is a prolific EPL striker. I think that, even if we only strengthen one or two spots we’re looking good to kick on for next season.

    Of course, I’d like to see quite a few come in. LB (plus cover if Enriques goes), RB, CB (thanks Sol, but maybe it’s time for a coaching role) ST and a good old fashioned CF. Depends on who wants to leave, I suppose.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #9

    we have options in wing we need a stricker

  • PoolieToon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10

    WWJB and Davies – Its definately long overdue that we get a league position that this club deserves, and from the beginning of this season we have looked like a side playing for Europe, especially when we had a striker.

    If we spent the kind of money thats getting talked about this season when we were promoted i think we would be top 5, its only injuries and suspensions thats stopped that. We have stacks of quality in this side as yesterday showed, apart from our strikers. We are bare up front I couldnt agree more.


    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    @Davies I agree I’d love to see 8+ players come in to add depth and competition

    But as long as we fill the obviously weak spots then next season we will push on again and I will be happy.

    Also agree the midfield and wingers aren’t a big issue for us. 2-3 classy forwards and a couple of defensive options are bigger issues

  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    yes we need maybe 2 or 3 strikers u have to remember he plans on playing hba just off a striker, but i disagree w need 3 wingers aswell as id like barton back in the middle

    id like gervinho, lens, sow, elmander, gamerio, bryan ruiz, sigthorson, lukaka, whickham, perotti, duzudlek from psv any 4 or 5 of these wud b immense plus the additions of ireland, larrson, mbengue, gradel and a few youth players making the step would be awsome sqaud

  • davybtoon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #13

    u hav to look at it really n say well who for definite is gone u wud hav to say campbell, kuqi, routledge, xisco are definites then maybe perch, lovenkrands, smith,
    i wud of said guthrie but the way he has played last 3 games id like to see him stay now
    we need 4 or 5 players in without anyone goin out so id say we need 10 players comin in

  • PoolieToon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    In fact a player we haven’t been linked with (surprising isnt it?) is Chamakh. Wenger hasn’t played him since Van Persie came back and he’s been linked back to France with Marseille.

    I think he’s a great player and he scored a few goals in the PL in the first half of the sason and i dont think he would be too expensive.


    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    True HBA is penciled in to play behind the striker but preseason may change that.

    We will need more options because of how injury prone we are as a club. Benny may need to fill in on the wings leaving space for another striker so we need a few quality options


    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Chamakh is a great player but he admitted the EPL burned him out so I don’t know if he wants to stay in England.

    I’d take him in a snap if he wants to stay in england and drop down a few levels. Also much better than bendtner whom I’d also take tbh

  • dave 1961

    Apr 20, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #17

    link to nzb if anyone wants the game

  • PoolieToon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #18

    WWJBD – I didnt know he said that like. Fair play to him if he knows he’s not suited to the PL, most players would just ride out their contracts playing poorly.

    You wouldnt think it though to watch him play, he looks quite confident and creative in the 6 yard box


    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Yeah he did a interview after RVP came back and was asked if he was angry that he didn’t get games now. He said not really because he felt burnt out from his early start in the season.

    But he is a damn fine player…maybe given another season he could adapt better. Worth a punt if we could convince him

  • Davies

    Apr 20, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    We have a few games to make a bigger impression than just a team surviving their first season back in the Premier League. After that, I think we can realistically look at quite a few new players that might not have considered coming here otherwise.

    Some silly names have been bandied about (if Hulk comes to Toon I’ll eat my own head), but I do think there is a lot of class out there that would like to play in the EPL, and we have the history, reputation and fanbase to be attractive to them. The higher up the table we finish, the better we look to new prospects.

    HBA is a rare example of players who actually do their homework on a club before committing to it. I was genuinely surprised by how much he knew about us when he arrived.

    That said, a lot of players will still remember Alan Shearer and Newcastle from when we were playing in Eurpoe regularly, and that, combined with a good finishing position should, I hope, see some real talen come through the doors in the summer. Let’s just hope the owner’s ready to back the manager. If he does, I think next season will be an absolute belter.

  • roe997

    Apr 20, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21

    chamakh has been linked with a18m move back to france,a league his talents suit.

  • geordieforeva

    Apr 21, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #22

    not really different from Jonas… i’d rather buy someone more classy like Jermaine Lens or Farfan.


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