There is news coming through today that Newcastle may be after Vélez Sársfield Argentine International Juan Manuel Martinez.
Juan Manuel Martinez – Argentine International striker
This is not the first time Newcastle have been linked with the second striker who plays his football in the Argentine League, but that doesn’t necessarily say it’s true either.
The Daily Mail is reporting today that the second striker was a target for both Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers earlier this summer.
As in previous reports, the Daily Mail is indicating that both Napoli and Sevilla are also interested in the player.
The Argentine international was voted player of the year in Argentina last year, and the 25 year-old plays as a second striker, and he can also play out on the wing, and joined Vélez Sársfield back in 2003, when he was just 17 years old.
He made his debut for the club when only 17, and has a nickname of ‘The Little Donkey’ (he must be a Democratic).
Since we haven’t seen this player in action, it’s really hard to know how good he is, but he must have had a great season last year, to be voted the Argentine player of the year.
Juan received his first call-up by Argentine coach Sergio Batista in January of this year, for a friendly match against Portugal.
As we said we don’t know if this story is true or not.
What do you think?