Newcastle Linked With Spanish Center Half


There is news today that midfielder Javi Marquez is a target of Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

Javi Marquez – Espnyol’s  defensive midfielder or center-back

This would be a surprise if the news is true,  because Newcastle seem well stocked in the central midfield position with Tiote, Cabaye, Gosling, Guthrie, Abeid and Ben Arfa all able to play there, but Newcastle may want Marqez as a central defender, although he’s only 5’9″ tall.

Newcastle are currently in joint third place with 19 points from their nine league games,  and most Newcastle fans cannot quite believe how well the side is doing this season.

The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has somehow conjured up a strong squad this season, and even though four very good players have left the club this year, Newcastle still seem to have a much better squad this season than last.

It looks certain that Newcastle will sign a new striker in early January, and manager Pardew also talked last week about strengthening central defense, so we expect a new center-half to be signed in January.

Alan Pardew has somehow put together a top squad at Newcastle, and the likelihood is that the powers that be at Newcastle will fork out the the money for the new players Alan asks for in January.

Marquez plays for Espanyol and can play in defensive midfield or at center-back,  so maybe he does fit what’s needed at Newcastle, at least because he can play at the back.

The Barcelona-born player will cost around  £4M, and if the news is true you can be sure that Newcastle will have done their homework on this player, in looking at him as both a player and his character and background  too.

The news is that Espanyol are short of cash, and a decent offer for their home-born player could well be accepted, to allow them to balance their financial books.

In March of last year Marquez broke his leg and missed the rest of the season,  and the  injury occurred because of an unfortunate  clash with team-mate Ivan Alonso,  as both players challenged for a loose ball.

Marquez has played 52 times for Espanyol with three goals since 2009.

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75 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Man Utd has to be as good as they can be now, really been a boring match so far.
    When City scored they had only had 35% possession vs Utd 65%.
    Thats what world class players can do for u…
    Possession doesn’t matter much when there’s no pace in it.
    Just like us vs Wigan yesterday, had possession, did naught…
    Expecting Utd to come out running now, cant loose, especially not at home to City.

    On topic:
    Wouldn’t think it was too strange Ed, if Guthrie, Smith and maybe anoter midfielder dissapears next window or in the summer, we should reinforce the middle with atleast one player.
    Could also be that we’re preparing incase Tiote departs, or could simply be cover for Tiote at DM…
    If he can be CB backup aswell, then he should be the ideal player for us really…

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    OH NO! Evans creates a penalty fouling Ballotelli, and recieves a red card… 1 minute after HT start…
    Citys taking this home, no doubt…

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Sorry, no penalty, free kick 2 cm outside the 16 yard line…

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Clear red there! Johnny Evans isn’t Man U standard, flat footed and unaware. One quick interchange and he was flapping. The blue tide is dampening The Red Devils 🙂

    Can’t be bothered to speculate on this story.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Man U are being torn a new one!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Leakiest Man Utd defense i’ve seen in a while… surely we can capitalize on this team…

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Hahaha, take the team off Fergy, and have an early night, nothing to see here, lol.

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  • Louis583

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #8

    We don’t have Aguero and Ballotelli in our team.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #9

    This is embarrassing for ‘The Prawnies’. Definite power shift.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Can see Rooney lashing out, before the match is up.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Yep, have to agree with that, a definite powershift in the air. Lets hope we’re a part of that 😛 Not in the top tho, just nearly, lol.
    Frustrated players and fans now…

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #12

    I’ll ride with that idea 😀

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  • studsy

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #13

    What do people think bout blackburn v spurs? Hoping for blackburn to take all 3 points, would open a gap for us!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Christ, thats a frustrated Utd team…making my weekend complete.

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  • LEROI

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Hey this guy might be the perfect buy for the toon. He can cover 4 tiote jan as dcm and cover both for cb&dcm during the rest of the season and only £4m sounds like a bargain! i’ve never heard of him, let alone seen him play. so he might be crap.ha ha ha!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Ye studsy mate, rooting for Rovers to grab the points, makes them perhaps a bit less dangerous for us in the cup, will take the edge off them a bit.
    But then again, we’ve already played, i think Blackburn could be a dangerous team wednesday…

    Oh, now we’re the tightest defense in the league!!

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #17

    😮

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Rooney playing CB today? Think Fergy has placed him a bit too deep then..

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  • studsy

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Agree with that Dannyo mate, wigan showed us what a team who are sick of losing can do. At least we can relax knowing they still have tactical genius steve kean in charge!

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Sick of Rooney pestering the ref, get him carded! Little brat.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Nooo, Tottenham scores 🙁

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  • studsy

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #22

    dirty spuds ruining my sunday already 🙁

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  • alkinou

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #23

    9 games in, we’re on the same number of points as Chelsea (ok probably not for very long…) only one point behind Man U … I absolutely love it!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #24

    Hahaha, can’t wait for the post match talk with Fergy…

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Hahahahahahahahahah!

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  • hdavid23

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #26

    1-6???????? wow thats ugly… havent seen any MU matches so far this year, but seeing this scoresheet, we defo gonna have a chance against them i think!

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  • LEROI

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #27

    This man utd- man city game is win,win for me! if city win (its 5-1 now ha ha!) then i’ll be chuffed because i friken hate man utd with a passion but if by some miracle man utd come back and draw (6-1 now beyond even them jammy banstands now lol!)then we’ll be able to catch the leaders quicker!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Oh dear me, 6-1 to City…. Are Man Utd being relegated this year? What a complete collapse.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #29

    This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages! 6-1 is a total drubbing – hahaha :’)

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Silva is the best player in the Prem, for me.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Manchester’s fan base remains the same. Only half of Man U’s plastic fans are now Man Citeh fans.

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  • tdt

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Got to love seeing man u get humped!

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #33

    From this day forth, let the 23rd of October be known as ‘The Man United massacre’.

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  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #34

    I prefer United over City. City have spent… what? Over 150mill in 2 seasons? It’s disgraceful to football, and I hate them with a passion. Sure Utd make big money signings, but they don’t buy the league, they more often than not work for it. City full of money grabbing footballers, it’s just disgraceful.

    I hope City stay away from 1st place come the end of the season, I’m going to be completely disgusted if they win.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #35

    AP’s Black & White Army, nice one.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Blackburn – Tottenham 1-1, good good 🙂

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  • colwell

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #37

    @hdavid23

    Wouldn`t look too much into the score. F##k me can we just forfeit the City game the squad has the flu.

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  • colwell

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Any team that wins the prem has bought it yeah City have spent alot Utd paid nearly 60m for 3 players good on City change it up a bit.

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  • alkinou

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #39

    Man U that one heavily but I still don’t think we’ll get many opportunities against them…
    Come on Blackburn ! (It seems a long time ago when I wanted the likes of Tottenham to lose because they were just behind us 😀 )

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  • Oleg G

    Oct 23, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Well, Man U hoped they can come back, Man C played smart, let them attack and the counter attack against 10 men, but this is how you counter attack, our players should learn from that. We had some counter attacking chances this season and didn’t use even one of them.

    About Man U in general, played well I think with 10 players, better then with 11 (?!), Still think Man U are better then Man C on a normal day (11 against 11 that is).

    What I want is for the Sperms to lose or at least to draw today 🙂

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