Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting on Wednesday that Rafa Benitez’ first signing at Newcastle could be his former center-back Daniel Aggar at Liverpool – who will become a free agent in the summer.
Daniel left Liverpool two years ago for his former Danish club Brondby IF – and this time he’s played 34 times for them with two goals after playing in 232 games for The Reds over an eight year stay.
Daniel Aggar while at Liverpool
If that happens it will indeed be a departure for Newcastle in the transfer market since Daniel turns 32 at the end of the year, but presumably that was one of the things agreed to by Mike Ashley in their meeting on Sunday night at St. James’ Park.
The defense we played in the final 10 games of the season was young and inexperienced and it would appear that Rafa wants more experience brought in for next season.
But the signing of 6ft 3ins tall Aggar – if it happens – doesn’t bode well for captain Fabricio Coloccini, who may be sold or sent out on loan this summer to get his £65K/week off the Newcastle wage bill.
Benitez signed Aggar in 2006 from Brondby for £6M, which made him at the time the most expensive Danish player ever sold and he had been at Brondby for a couple of years and played 34 times with 5 goals.
Daniel has played 71 times for Denmark with 12 goals and he is currently the captain of his country.
Aggar is the experienced kind of physical player we will need in the Championship next season, and he has played eight years for Liverpool in England.
It makes sense to us and he can help to bring young center-backs like Chancel Mbemba and Jamaal Lascelles through at the club.