Newcastle Tracking Argentine Winger

The latest player Newcastle United are being linked with is 23 year-old Argentine winger Ivan Bella, who plays for Vélez Sársfield in western Buenos Aires in the Premier division of Argentine football.

Ivan Bella – plays for Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires

And that’s according to talkSPORT, and a few months ago we would have said we have plenty of good wingers at Newcastle in Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi and Romain Amalfitano, but Marveaux and Amalfitano have not shown through this season much – so far.

The player turned 23 in September, and he has real pace down the wing, something Newcastle do not have a lot of in their current squad, and he is also a very skillful player.  His type of play has been likened to Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria, who is only 24 and has played for Argentina 35 times with 8 goals.

Velez has played 8 times for the Argentine U20 side with one goal, and he made his league debut for his home town club back in June of 2008, in a 0–0 draw against Independiente.

There’s reported interest from Newcastle, but Benfica are said to be leading the race for the skillful winger, who has made over 70 appearances for Vélez Sársfield with 6 goals.

Obviously the player is not a great goalscorer, but he’s got pace, skill and vision on the wing, and he’s playing in the Premier division of Argentine football,  with the fee for him being reported at  around £3M.

But we think this lad could be a big risk, and he hasn’t been recognized by the Argentina National side, so we’d be a little surprised if he ever arrives at Newcastle.

And there are probably better buys for Newcastle in France, Holland or Germany, if they are going to spend £3M in January or in the summer.

What do you think?

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17 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    We won’t be buying anyone.

  • Dannyo

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #2

    I stopped reading after “talkSport”

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Dannyo….I stopped reading after “Newcastle Tracking” – Still way too early for this sort of abuse.

  • sirtoongospel

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Di Matteo sacked. He obviously got told that if he lost last night he was out. He knew when he did the inerview.

    Shame. Nice fella. Pep is obviously lined up for Chelsea, or at the end of the season Jose could return?

    With regards to this article, we need a good winger for sure, as I am not sure we have any good ones. I don’t think HBA is a winger, and I never will. He wears number 10 for a reason. Pedro never used to get stuck on the wing.

  • rainrix

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Yeah “talksport” ok

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Well done to Roman.

    Without hesitation he has sacked another manager who didn’t fit his ideals.

    That to many might seem terrible but Abramovic doesn’t hesitate. He fires at will as much as he spends at will.

    He has a dream to create a team that will win everything the right way and he’ll stop at nothing to achieve that.

    If only we had him.

    I don’t condone firing for no reason but Abramovic had a reason and followed it through.

    Let’s hope Chelsea now come in for Pardew!

  • hotdog

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Ibiza – aye you and your big mouth again 😉

    Rotonda – I really don’t want to get into a formation debate as it bores me silly. However a formation changes constantly during a game so to say lets do this ie 4-3-3 is just tosh. I agree players need to be comfortable in what the manager wants them to do but they are pro footballers and should adapt as necessary. As the lad has just posted the only change I really want to see is hatem at no.10 up front where he can cause damage.

  • Alan_Pard_Who

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #8

    Hotdog it isn’t that simple.

    What line of work do you specialise in?

    Take that example and lets say for 5 years you had been trained in a specific field that highlighted tour qualities. Then you are moved to a different department where your weaknesses are exposed. Tell me how you would adapt?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Did you read the comments from that link you posted?
    There fans didnt want RDM sacked think our fans should take note!
    Also a couple saying sell sturridge and get in demba ba!

  • Geordie Gangnam Style

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Wouldn’t be suprised if the neggars came out n said sack pardew n get Di Matteo in

  • Graeme

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #11

    OK, what are the odds on the current “Manager of the Year” being poached by the Chelski Mafia to replace DiMateo?? Not a bet I’m rushing off to place!!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    tads….Funny that. I mean who would want stability and to give a chance to a man who delivered them the CL trophy. Fools.

    Graeme…..Think I may let that betting opportunity pass also.

    Hotdog…..I cause a lot of mischief for a fence sitter. Maybe it’s all an act?

  • hotdog

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    I get where you are coming from but we ain’t asking ba to play centre half and Taylor to go up front. I can only go on what I see and how I played. Lets take rob lee as an example. Started as a right winger moved into centre midfield. Now are you trying to tell me he isn’t going to do a good job wherever he is asked to play. Of course he is because he was a quality player and for me that’s what it is about. Good players adapt during the game with the guidance of a manager

  • stuart no9

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    di matteo sacked. football is hard at times. did he deserve it ? no. however when an owner is paying you millions to fullfill his dreamsand you dont deliver , you are out the door. a great manager who i would love to see at the toon. he could teach pards a thing or 2 about taking responsability after a defeat. what happens on the pitch is down to the manager, no one else. if they get beat – hes to blame , not everybody else and his dog. the rubbish that comes out of pards gob week after week is so infuriating, he actually believes it himself. a great manager is out of a job . some club some where are going to get lucky NUFC are going to be stuck with a clueless manager for the next 8 years, even though i dont think he will be here then.

  • ArtyH

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #15

    Just seen this :
    A bit handy with the cards is this lad, maybe should take up poker instead of refing.
    Watch out on Thursday lads he takes no prisoners, best leave Tiote on the bench?

  • sa80teur

    Nov 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Alan_Pard_Who – you are clearly a moron, and one pushing an agenda at that.

    And congratulating Chelsea’s owner for following his vision and being ruthless, yet somehow this does NOT apply to our owner??!

    We’ve lost four times in the league, only two of which were against teams you would expect to finish lower than us. I hardly think it is time to sack last season’s manager of the year.

  • Sazzer

    Nov 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #17

    This kid plays for Jonas old club. So maybe that’s why he’s linked but he looks good like every other player on youtube clips.


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