Newcastle seem to be spreading their wings in the transfer market following the developments of last Monday – first of all the Arsenal bid for Yohan Cabaye, who we think will end up at PSG, and then our rather pathetic performance at Manchester City where it seemed we didn’t belong on the same pitch as the very slick passing Manchester City side – they were in a different class – and it was a difficult game for Newcastle fans to watch – not a good start to the season.
Agim Ibraimi – 24 year-old Macedonian International attacking midfielder
Newcastle will need to bring in a playmaker if we lose Cabaye, which now seems likely, and Newcastle had scouts in the Czech Republic last night to watch Maribor winger Agim Ibraimi in the Slovenian club’s game against Viktoria Plezen, which Maribor lost 3-1 in the Champions League qualifying game.
It seems that Newcastle are interested in the Yugoslavia born attacking midfielder who truns 25 next week and is rated at around £3M, but it’s a huge jump in class from playing in the Slovenian PrvaLiga to the English Premier League.
We haven’t seen this player so it’s hard to judge how good he is but we suppose the £3M fee is low enough that we could afford it for a player who can also play as a second striker – and maybe he could be a gem that Graham Carr has found?.
The attacking midfielder has played for six different clubs in the last seven years and has represented Macedonia 21 times with 5 goals and moved to Maribor from Nafta Lendava two years ago on a three year deal, and we suppose Graham Carr has been keeping tabs on him.
Here’s some video of the player playing against England last year in Japan, and there is plenty of video on him on YouTube.
And here’s a four minute player profile of him – made about two years ago.
If any of our readers have seen Agim play – how good is he?
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