There is a report in Honduras on Diariomas.hn that is saying that Newcastle have made a £6M bid for Anderlecht winger 22 year-old Andy Najar, who has played 31 times for Honduras and made his debut for them back in September of 2011 coming on as a sub in the second half against Colombia.
The story is being reported in the UK by What Culture.
Andy started his career over here in the US with DC United, and came through their Youth Academy but decided to play for Honduras where he was born, rather than having to wait to receive his US citizenship so he could then play for the United States.
Andy Najar – 22 year-old Anderlecht and Honduran winger
We looked up the report and it’s strange that they are claiming the British press are reporting the news – but where in the British press we have no idea.
They will now be reporting this because it’s coming from a Honduras outlet.
Take this with a pinch of salt but at least it’s interesting and he seems a decent enough player, and since he’s been at Anderlecht since 2013 he will know both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba.
His English must also be good having moved to Virginia when he was 13 years-old and attended the Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia and joined DC United in 2008.
This is the direct English translation from the Spanish:
British media reported that the team Newcastle United in the Premier League, has made an offer for the services of Honduras midfielder Andy Najar.
His club, Anderlecht in Belgium has received the offer from the British club and will discuss it with the player and his agent, American Chris Megaloudis.
A representative of Andy Najar said this:
“Najar’s dream is to play in the Premier League, two of his friends have already signed for Newcastle – Anderlecht must analyse the bid.”
The amount of the offer made by Newcastle could not be confirmed, but it is speculated to be around £6M, or about $10M (US $).
Andy Najar was acquired by Anderlecht in January, 2013 for a figure close to $2M paid to DC United of the United States, where he rose to fame in 2010.
Andy Najar is 22 years old and played in the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, and also in the Olympic Games in London in 2012, and he plays for for Honduras and is now one of the key men for coach Jorge Luis Pinto.
This is a strange report – but we know Newcastle are after a winger so maybe they will settle for a third Anderlecht player this summer?
Andy was at DC United for three season from 2010 and played 92 times with 13 goals and in the two seasons hes been in Belgium he’s played 50 times with 6 goals.
If we were to hazard a guess we think he would be simply delighted to join Newcastle – especially when two of his former team-mates are already at Newcastle.
We’re not sure what to make of the Honduran report.