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Newcastle Argentine International Target Allowed To Leave

9:07 am, Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

Anderlecht’s Lucas Biglia may be a Newcastle target, but we’ve never covered the news that the Magpies have been interested in the Argentine defensive midfielder. That’s not to say Newcastle are not interested in the 26 year-old 7 times capped Argentine international, who has also been drawing interest from Arsenal and Norwich City.

Lucas Biglia

Lucas Biglia – Anderlecht’s Argentine defensive midfielder

Lucas joined Anderlecht as a 20 year-old from Independiente in Argentina, and he must be a decent player to have played for the full Argentine side, and also for the Argentine U17 and U20 sides.

He’s played 141 times for Anderlecht in the Dutch league and scored 8 goals and stands 5’10″ tall, and in total he ‘s played around 186 times for Anderlecht with 11 goals over the last six seasons.

Anderlecht’s General Manager Herman Van Holsbeeck has said the club are willing to let their player leave the club in January:

“We have not formally received an offer for Lucas but we know that his agent is making moves in the transfer market.” “Biglia has two and a half years left on his contract and we would only consider letting him go if we receive an offer of €10.25M. He won’t leave in January for a penny less.”

€10.25M is around £8M and there’s just no way Newcastle would pay out that kind of money in January for a defensive midfielder, although we’re sure Anderlect would love to receive that kind of money for their Argentine International.

The 26-year-old has also received some interest from Real Madrid and AC Milan, and so he must be a decent player if that’s true, and he was linked with a move away from Holland in the summer, with Arsenal rumored to be really keen at the time.

We’d be very surprised if Lucas joins Newcastle next month, although we do need some cover for Cheick Tiote, who is off again to the African Cup of Nations next month for six weeks or so.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 rainrix // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Is the Europa draw today?

  • 2 Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Rainrix…Yep, at 1pm GMT.

  • 3 TorqToon // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Who’s everybody hoping for in the draw ??

  • 4 Graeme // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    The best team in the draw – it may be our only game left in the competition!!

  • 5 TheToonKing // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    We got no chance for Biglia. Milan want to sign him, there will stiff competition.

  • 6 TorqToon // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Don’t think we need Biglia – we have Tiote, Anita and Bigi would are more than capable. I just take heart in the fact that we haven’t been linked with any centre halfs in the papers of late – which hopefully is because we are doing things properly and discretely !

  • 7 headtheball // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    To the tune of Daddy wouldn’t buy me a Bow Wow

    Michael wouldn’t buy a defender
    Michael wouldn’t buy a defender
    We have a big tall prat and we’re very fond of that
    But we’d rather have a DE… FEND… ER

  • 8 spitfire_ // Dec 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    We’ve lack of creativity but there’s another DM…

  • 9 Ketsbaia9 // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Our future team will look like this:

    Krul

    Debuchy Alderewerield Santon

    Anita Biglia Tiote Sissoko Diame Scharner

    Remy

  • 10 HullMag6 // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Taxi for tiote

  • 11 Sambo from belgium // Dec 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    ED, Anderlecht is a Belgian team. Not Holland. And if I can believe the belgian media, he prefers a move to Spain

  • 12 brian kilclines pony tail // Dec 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    only one thing Anderlecht are not in the Dutch league.

  • 13 brian kilclines pony tail // Dec 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    i see i was beaten to that one, hey ho

  • 14 Sav // Dec 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    And Sissoko half the price and younger?

  • 15 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Dec 21, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    This is all the start of us being linked with everyone and his dog before the window opens next week!

    Oh you all beat me to it ! Anderlecht play their Footy in the Belgium league and not in Holland !
    It does, however sound like a player, we are crying out for at the moment. But i can,t see it happening!




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