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Magpies’ Target Flattered By Newcastle Interest

8:34 am, Saturday, December 8th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

We had reported on Wednesday that there was Newcastle interest in Brazilian right back Marcus Rocha, who plays for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro and turns 24 next week.

Marcos Rocha – Newcastle interested

The defender is a bit like Cheick Tiote in the tackle, and has close to 50 yellow cards in 142 league appearances for Mineiro, and he has heard of newcastle’s reported interest in him, and the lad admits by being flattered, and this is what he told Globo Esporte:

“My press adviser talked to me about that and then my agent called me. None of them knew anything about it, and neither did Atletico Mineiro’s director of football Maluf, ”

“But everyone knows the Premier League is one of the best leagues, it’s hard, not everyone can play there, so I can only be thankful.”

“Mineiro President Alexandre Kalil calmed everyone down and said he won’t let anybody leave, not even Bernard, before the end of Atletico Mineiro’s participation in Libertadores.”

“So if I have to go, it will be after Libertadores.”

Newcastle will have a list of targets they will go after in January, and we expect those they cannot get in January will then become targets for the summer transfer window.

But it could still be difficult to get Rocha to Newcastle, since he says he’s not expected to be able to leave his club until after the Copa Libertadores campaign, which could go on until July – but we suppose an agreement could be reached before then –  if Newcastle really wanted to bring this lad to Tyneside.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jeff // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    his shirt says CAM

    just the type of player we need!

  • 2 achtoon // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM

  • 3 jeff // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    ok after reading jonas’ twitter, i am not hoping that hes injured

  • 4 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    “A bit like Cheik Tiote in the tackle”
    Are we still talking about football here ? 🙂

  • 5 JAMSHA // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    looks like a ghost

  • 6 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Conaldo not as often as you might think for a football blog.

  • 7 JAMSHA // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    looks like the tall guy from.adams family cartoon

  • 8 achtoon // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:48 AM


  • 9 catchy in norway // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    This pic looks like some police scetch for a wanted person

  • 10 JAMSHA // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Achtoon yup 🙂

  • 11 tequilamag // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Catchy, my world has just been turned upside down, for once I agree with you. Picture does look like a mugshot.

  • 12 WWYCD // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    24? Looks around 34 to me! Tough paper round that lads had. Still never heard of him and most likely after this thread is left for dust wont ever hear of him again

  • 13 Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner) // Dec 8, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    He looks like a mafia henchman.

  • 14 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Heard stories about Faustino Asprilla being stopped by Customs at Newcastle Airport with Cocaine and a Pistol ?

    Never heard of this lad but if we get him we won,t need to scare the opposition? They,ll take one look and go back inside their locker- room?

    Seriously though we do need a strong defensive mid-fielder to come in! Because without Cabaye there were fekked!

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