The news is still being reported in Italy that Newcastle United are interested in signing Palermo’s Argentine center-back Ezequiel Munoz, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle sign any experienced players in this transfer window and that could be the main reason why Alan Pardew left in early January.
24 year-old Ezequiel Munoz – Palermo center-back – free agent in the summer
The news is that Palermo are waiting for Newcastle United to put in a bid for Argentine defender, but they may have to wait a long time.
Palermo have received one bid for the center-back but breaking news on TMZ.com is that Napoli and Rafa Benitez are now said tom be interested in singing the defender in January.
There is great interest in Munoz because last week his agent was unable to get an agreement on a new deal and it’s almost certain his career at Palermo is over and he will become a free agent in the summer.
The one bid made to Palermo is said to be from Russian club Spartak Moscow, but like a lot of players they are not too keen to play their football in Russia.
There’s two weeks to go in the transfer window until it closes on Monday 2nd February, and it doesn’t look like many – if any – players will be coming through the door at Newcastle this January.
Rome based club Lazio are said to one of the other clubs who have expressed an interest in l Munoz, who joined Palermo from Boca Juniors in 2010 on a five year contract, and he’s played 126 times in Italy with 7 goals.
He looks a very decent player – and could be a good acquisition as a free agent in the summer.
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