There is news in talkSPORT that Newcastle are in a battle with Spanish club Atletico Madrid for 24 year-old Argentine defender Gaston Sauro, who is currently playing for Swiss club Basel.
Gaston Sauro – 24 year-old Argentine defender
Newcastle will be letting local lad Steven Taylor leave in the summer, and the Magpies may also lose captain Fabricio Coloccini, who may return to Buenos Aries to be with his family, so it’s not surprising that Newcastle will be after one or more center-backs this summer.
Sauro started his career at Boca Juniors in Buenos Aries, and he moved to Switzerland in July of 2012 and he has a contract with Basel that still has two years to run in June.
Sauro has played very well for Basel in the Champions League this season, and he has attracted interest from at least Newcastle United and Atletico Madrid, and the Madrid club can offer him European football, and they are currently top of the Spanish League.
The news is that Newcastle have been scouting the 24 year-old right-footed center-back for a few months now, and the Tyneside club will try to sign the 6’3″ defender early in the summer.
Sauro has played 57 times for Basel with three goals, and while at Boca Juniors he played 16 times with one goal.
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