There is news that Arsenal are now after a potential Newcastle target - Lucas Biglia of Anderlecht – who has played 8 times for the full Argentine side.
Lucas Biglia – Anderlecht’s defensive midfielder
Newcastle have been linked with this player a few times in the last month or so, but we have a hard time believing Newcastle would be interested in a defensive midfielder who is valued at around £8M, when there’s a certain Moussa Sissoka, who would be available for so much less, with his contract at Toulouse running out in the summer.
And Sissoka can play either attacking or defensive midfield, and he’s only 22 and, we think this lad would be a great signing for Newcastle, and if we cannot get him through the door in January, then hopefully we’ll have a chance of getting him in the summer, given that we retain our Premier League status.
As for Arsenal, they see Biglia as an ideal replacement for Alex Song, who isn’t exactly doing great things at Barcelona these days.
Biglia has a couple of years left on his contract, but we’d be surprised – make that shocked – if Newcastle try to get this player to Tyneside, either this January or in the summer, although there have been reports that Alan Pardew has watched the player, and may want to add to our Argentine contingent.
Alan may want to do that in an attempt to balance things out a bit in the dressing room, with rumors persisting that Newcastle may change their strips to all blue – we have so many French players in the squad.
It’s probably a long shot that we can sign Moussa Sissoko this month, but it seems to us he’s exactly the type of creative and dominant central midfield player we have needed over the last couple of months.
We think he would be a great signing for Newcastle and a good bargain too.
Over to you Mike Ashley.
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