Anderlecht Argentine International midfielder Lucas Biglia wants to move to a club in a bigger league, so that he has a chance to be selected in Argentina’s World Cup squad for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, in a couple of years time.
Lucas Biglia – wants to play in bigger league
The 26 year old has been linked with Newcastle over the last couple of months, although Arsenal are also said to be interested in the Argentine central midfielder.
Indeed, Real Madrid, Fiorentina and AC Milan on the continent have also been reported as having an interest in the 7 times capped Argentine International.
This is what the 26 year-old defensive midfielder told Het Nieuwsblad:
“Time is running out.” “I don’t have to be at a big top team, just to a bigger league. I need that if I want to play with Argentina in 2014 at the World Cup.”
“If I arrive in Argentina my manager will pick me up at the airport. I have asked him to tell me in Buenos Aires what my options are. I hope to begin after New Year’s Eve. In England, Spain and Italy there is not a real winter break.”
“It’s clear Spain and Italy are dream destinations but I won’t close the gate on Russia.”
Defensive midfield is not a real pressing need at the moment for Newcastle, at least compared to getting some defenders or strikers into the club next month, but this lad looks like a decent player.
But we’d like to see a couple of defenders and a striker brought in during January, and if Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor can also return next month – we may be back in business.
But it’s now up to the Newcastle Board (read that as Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias) to show us they have ambition for the club.
We’ll know soon enough.
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