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Newcastle Continue To Be Linked With Argentine Winger

9:13 am, Sunday, November 25th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

Newcastle United have again been linked with 23 year-old Argentine youngster Ivan Bella, who plays for Velez Sarsfield in the Argentine Premier League, although the reports today may simply be some regurgitated news from last week.

Ivan Bella – Newcastle linked with Argentine winger

The 23-year-old has been compared to Angel Di Maria, the Argentine winger who is currently at Real Madrid, and it seems that Benfica are also interested in the player.

It could be that Benfica can offer him more playing time, and with the news today that former Newcastle right back target Nathaniel Clyne, who was at Crystal Palace, chose Southampton in the summer because he thought he would get more playing time there, and it was closer to his London home.

So more playing time could also be drawing power for Ivan at Benfica.

The fee seems reasonable at just £3M, and that’s the kind of money Newcastle tend to pay out these days, with the big money transfers a thing of the past at Newcastle.

But we still think this lad would be a risky buy, because he is unproven at the highest levels and has played 8 times for the Argentine U20 side.

Ivan has played over 70 times for Velez Sarsfield with six goals.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target


5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bambams // Nov 25, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Rumours with no substance

    We may bring in a couple of ‘youngins’ but forget all about International players coming in January- hope i am wrong !

    Southampton-bogey team….

    Oh what i would do for 3 points today…. COME ON TOON

  • 2 davybtoon // Nov 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Toon win today no excuses even with injuries n suspensions we should hav to much
    Simpson willo Taylor santon
    Anita tiote jonas
    Obertan ba marveux
    That’s Is practically are best 11 apart from 3 players

  • 3 geordie157 // Nov 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    If the youngsters are corchia, tom ince, backed ladled and Harry Maguire, I’d settle for that! i’m struggling to see where our next three points will come from

  • 4 geordie157 // Nov 25, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Love predictive text Vaclec kadlec become backed ladled

  • 5 Graeme // Nov 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    What happened to Debauchery, Douglas etc?? We need defence sorting with players who can walk into the team and improve it!!

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