Newcastle Interested In Spanish Left Winger

News today that Newcastle United, Swansea and Blackburn Rovers are all said to be interested in in Valencia left-winger Vicente Rodriguez.

Vincente Rodriguez – Valencia left winger

Vincente’s contract runs out and he becomes a free agent next month, and Newcastle may consider him good value, although he’s a little old, for what Newcastle are generally on the look-out for these days, and he turns 30 next month.

The left sided player may still be a decent capture however, and he played 38 times for Spain between 2001 and 2005, and has 3 international goals.

The word on Vincente is that he has above-average technique, good pace and decent goal-scoring ability, but his career has been continually interrupted by injuries

The player’s agent has been getting his client’s name circulated to clubs to ensure they know he will become available shortly.

Vicente told Cadena Ser about two attempts by Real Madrid to sign him but that he never did move to Madrid:

“They have twice tried to sign me. The first time when I was only 16. The second time was after we had just won La Liga and the UEFA Cup with Valencia.”

“Real Madrid made a €36M offer for me, but Valencia turned the bid down. That was the end of the Madrid links.”

Vincente joined Valencia, his home town club, from Levante back in 2000, and has 50 goals in 319 appearances for the Spanish Club.

The news doing the rounds is that Newcastle Managing Director Derek Llambias has suggested Vincente as a potential free transfer to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

We have no doubt the player will be discussed at the meeting taking place today, between the Newcastle top brass and Alan Pardew – on the current transfer situation – and we could see some immediate moves coming out of that meeting.

If Pardew believes Vincente could be a decent acquisition, we cannot think he will be offered no  more than a two or three year contract, but of course there may be even better value available, that will be discussed today.

One thing that has been pleasing with the Newcastle transfer business this summer so far, is that the club are going after good players, and that’s always good to see.

But there’s a concern of ours – yes maybe it’s just us – that Newcastle could lose too many of their more established players this summer, since most seem to be available at the right price.

But it has to be so far so good in the transfer market.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

316 comments so far

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Why are we linked to all these 30 year olds? Dont the press know that we dont sign players that are old and have no sell on value…

  • nufc90

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #2

    craigcoozy craig
    No players came by 4pm monday and off today so al find out tomoro

    from craig coozy’s twitter account

  • Eastander

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #3

    were after young fast players to add pace to our team, we’ve sold nolan and may get rid of barton, collocini and spiderman because they are getting to old, we aint going to sign a 30year old has been winger… sorry but its simple as

  • toonthompson

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #4

    maybe some extra experience

  • Dannyo

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #5

    No, no, no, no, no…!
    We won’t buy players over 26, thats a given. Papers just wanted someone new to link Newcastle with.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #6

    If there is no fee to pay but just personal terms to be thrashed out then he may be of interest


    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #7

    We could always go for Ronaldo hes free now

  • arcarius

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #8

    used to be a wonderkid :lol:, but he was consistently getting injured over the years

    why are we trying to sign all these players who have poor fitness record, it worries me 😥

  • WWJBD, which one?

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #11

    i dont think we sign a single player over the age of 27

  • Sir Alan

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #12

    matuidi plays for Newcastle according to wiki!!! haha

  • Craig, ever reliable 😉 even when there’s nothing to be said it’s always the truth.

    30 year old, Lameass suggestion? Well I’ll believe when he’s in a Toon top.

    CH to Brummies, good job for him imo and good luck.

    Losers whining about Ed’s threads, give it a rest, participate or don’t it’s that easy.

    .org fans, ask Toonsy about donations given to Worky for the blog and what Worky spent some of the donation money on or ask Stardust about the editing or deleting of posts made by the public that disagreed with the blogs owner’s opinions. Free speech is cheap but not always available.

    Someone said about the 25 man squad (plus youngsters) is the important thing to think about and that is so true. We will at the end of the transfer window compare last seasons 25 against this seasons 25 and not before then will know how FM Ashley has done with his wheeling and dealing.

    Think I’ve caught up…….


    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    GG Howay man its not going to be Cristiano 🙂 I mean the rather built Brazilian lad. I mean if we are after the older footballer who is free you might as well go for the best


    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #15

    @ 9 what a waste of time


    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #16

    oh btw we wont be signing him its complete rubbish.

  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #17

    why does the journal, say gutirerez & colo,are for sale??
    and the chronicle says they arent????
    i thought they were the same paper????

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Vicente could be a decent shout I think. Give him a 2 year deal pay as you play type thing surely that would negate the issue of his fitness

  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #19

    @mac toon

    what did worky spend the money on.????
    spill the beans.??

  • gorskino10

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Expensive on wages
    Lost his pace he once had
    Doesnt score alot
    Didnt play much due to injuries

    Not sure why we are interested it has to be Paper Rubbish, thinking we go for Freebies

  • dickinsonjuniour

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #21

    get him might give us a better chance of keeping jose and will be decent back up and will leave our squad with experience and a stronger squad

  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #22

    anybody see meet the carrs, on the offical website??? lol
    graham & alan.

  • Belfast about the 2 papers, they are connected but obviously edging their bets so 1 atleast can look like they know what’s happening.

    Spill the… I’d rather Stardust came on and explained or Toonsy too, haven’t seen them around 4 ages and my memory aint what it used to be but I only speak the truth 😉

  • funkness

    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed, why are you even posting this story? You know as well as anybody, that Newcastle are attempting to bring down the average age and the wage bill of the squad. This is a non-story, really, and an absolute waste of space ..

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #25

    This story is purely from one sentence on SkySports . com, in which they mentioned we’re interested.

    In case no one has noticed, they can’t help but mention that Newcastle and Liverpool and Blackburn are interested in every player they’ve even heard of.

  • belfastmagpie87

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #26

    @mac toon

    is the .org blog still going?? i used to read it ages ago.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Villa-Boas resigns from Porto…

    That sucks. Was going to place a hefty wad of cash on them reaching the Champions League final if they’d kept hold of AVB, Falcao, Hulk etc.

    Glad I waited I guess!

  • nightfa11

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #28

    if we finish this TW with

    gosling otemendi colo enrique
    tiote cabaye
    jonas hba taraabt

    krull = harper
    gosling = simpson
    colo = taylor
    otemendi = wili
    enrique = kadar
    tiote = guthrie
    cabaye = barton
    taraabt = marveaux
    hba = vuckic
    jonas = ferguson
    bendtner = ba

    i would be very pleased. sturridge is a long shot.. new club record trasnfer fee for a 20 year old might be too much pressure on the i dont think ashley would give 20 mio for 1 player.. same for otamendi..but this guy is a great CB.. as fro taraabt…the guy has skills..but his attitude is the buy him..& if he turns out to be a bad buy we can still sell him next year for 10.

  • RedMissionBells

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #29

    With all due respect, we should never go for this lad.
    He does not fit our age profile and will not last very long on Tyneside. We need young players who can develop and bring the cub forward.

    Also, we have Spidey, Arfa and Marveaux who can play on the left wing. Shane Fergurson can also play on left wing. Hence, I do not think we need this spanish dude.

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #30

    Whats that all about with Matuidi, his wiki claims that he plays for us!

  • Toonboy_83

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #31

    haha this made me laugh, these must be mackems

  • nufc90

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #32

    has anyone seen the #classiccolin hash tag on twitter nufcthreatlevel started? haha so funny cwarr07 is probably the most unreliable person going

  • Nick 69

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #33

    have some people still not learned that ANYBODY can edit someones wiki page, you could go on and make Messi’s say he plays for us if you wanted

  • t00ntime

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #34

    O thought i should say arsenal aren’t I interested in Jose Enrique it was a mistake.. They are interested in a 24 year old spaniard called Jose( and then something strange:p ) he is left sided player winger/defender but not Enrique… But u can probaly see how it could be mixed up 😀 o according to papers arsenal have Been talking to newcastle about Barton don’t know if it’s true but hey… And zog is angry at Liverpool fans for saying he had joined em 😉

  • burger-face

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #35

    swansea also want this player! doesnt that tell u nufc shouldnt b chasing him cos of age injury proness etc or are swansea setting there bar too high? i dont think its the latter personally. if jonas is sold the mney needs to b put straight into finding his replacement and this man isnt that

  • Thump

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #37

    @toonboy: Sunderland is located in London?

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #38

    #ClassicColin is awesome 😀

  • pizzicatochan

    Jun 21, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #40

    @burger-face Swansea also tries to snap up Marco Senna. I think that really makes sense that they are linked to them.

    For us, Ashley will sooner or later rename the Team the Newcastle Lefties United (Krul, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, keeps coming… LOL )

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