Newcastle are said to be interested in Spanish winger Aleix Vidal, who has been at Almeria for three seasons, and as far as we can tell, this is the first time we have ever been linked with the 5′ 9″ tall left winger.
24 year-old Aleix Vidal – Almeria left-winger
Vidal joined Almeria from Mallorca three years ago, and he has played a total of 139 games for them with 19 goals and 14 assists, and last season he appeared 42 times with 7 goals and 5 assists.
The 24 year-old seems to have attracted huge interest in England with Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa all said to be interested in the player, in addition to the Magpies.
The player has been in very good form this season, which explains the interest from English Premier league clubs, and he cans both score goals and make goals, and he will cost money, because his contract at Almeria still has another three years to run.
But according to reports in Spain, Everton are the current favorites to get the player, with their top Spanish manager Roberto Martinez keen to sign his countryman for The Toffees.
Everton may be first in with a bid of around £6M, and no doubt Almeria are hoping there will be a bidding war for their left winger, between the four English clubs interested.
This is the type of player we would expect Newcastle to try to get this summer, fairly unknown but a very decent player who was born in Valls in north-east Spain in Catalonia, but we cannot see the Tyneside club standing much of a chance, if the news is true that Martinez is keen on taking the player to Goodison Park.
And Alan Pardew warned Newcastle fans this morning that it could be a difficult summer transfer window for the club.
That’s just the news we didn’t want to hear. 🙁