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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