Newcastle Close In On Deal For Argentine Defender

Valencia are very close to signing Atletico Madrid left back Guilherme Siqueira on a deal after he seemed to snub Newcastle’s approach for him after a medical had been arranged, but it looks yesterday Gary Neville’s club moved in and they will soon be successful in announcing the signing of the Brazilian.

It seems he has been offered an 18 month deal by Valencia whereas Newcastle offered him a short-term loan deal.

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26 year-old Argentine International Lucas Orban

But Spanish website Football Espana is reporting that Newcastle have been in talks over the last day or so with Valencia’s Lucas Orban over a loan move to Newcastle

And as we were hoping yesterday – Are Newcastle Moving For Orban – Is Siqueira Deal In Trouble? – once a deal for Siqueira is completed it will free up the 26 year-old Argentine International to join Newcastle on a loan deal through the end of the season.

The report is that the loan deal will include a clause that will make the move permanent if he impresses through May during his loan spell.

Lucas is keen to leave Valencia and he is a left-footed defender who can play at left back or in central defense and he is an accomplished player.

He picked up two caps for Argentina and as Kevin Keegan was fond of saying – you have to be a good player to play for Argentina.

We think he would be just what we need at Newcastle for the run-in.

Here’s  hoping we can sign this defender – with fingers crossed.

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