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.