There is news today in the local Newcastle papers that the Magpies may be interested in 23 year-old Uruguayan center-back Sebastian Coates as potentially a loan option.
Sebastien Coates – Newcastle interested?
The Uruguayan was part of the Uruguayan squad for the World Cup in Brazil in the summer, but he made only one sub appearance in the 88th minute against England in the 2-1 defeat of England.
The 6ft 5ins center-back has not fared well at Liverpool since signing on for them in the summer of 2011 from Uruguay club Nacional.
Liverpool have signed some defensive reinforcements this summer to try to improve their defense which conceded 50 goals in the Premier League last season.
They have signed Croatian center-back Dejan Lovren from Southampton, and 20 year-old right back on loan for two seasons from Atletico Madrid, and both have looked good in pre-season.
Last summer Liverpool signed former Newcastle target French International center-back Mamadou Sakho.
So Sebastien doesn’t have much chance of getting a game at the Reds next season, and hence Liverpool may be trying to get him out on loan to get some games.
In the three seasons at Liverpool, Coates has only made 24 appearances with two goals, and only 12 appearances in the Premier League.
Coates didn’t make one appearance for Liverpool last season, and was sent on loan to Nacional in the second half of the season to get some playing time before the World Cup.
Acouple of weeks ago it was news that Newcastle would only bring in another center-back if somebody – like Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa or Steven Taylor for example – were moved out.
The news is that Newcastle could still be after another striker, as well as a center-back and a midfield player before the transfer window slams shut on September 1st.
Do you think Coates would be a good loan option for Newcastle for the coming season?
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