Newcastle United were first interested in 23 year-old Spanish U21 Levante central holding midfielder Victor Camarasa back in March 2015, when he was just 20 and the fee at the time was reported as around £5M.
The Spaniard was on loan last season at Alaves and he was impressive and played 37 total games with two goals and three assists – and helped Alaves finish a very good 9th in La Liga last season with 55 points.
So we expect Rafa Benitez has had tabs on the player this season and would have heard from his contacts in Spain of his good form while on loan.
23 year-old Levante central midfielder Victor Camarasa
There’s a report in the Times that both Newcastle and Brighton are now interested in the 23 year-old although with his club Levante having been promoted last season to La Liga it’s not clear whether he will stay in Spain or not.
Brighton are said to be in the lead for the player with Newcastle’s interest not being as strong as the south coast’s side – both clubs having been promoted to the Premier League last season.
We have been linked with many holding midfielders so far this summer and at least three today, so we cannot be signing more than one and possibly two defensive midfielders in this transfer window.
It doesn’t seem that Newcastle’s interest in this player is strong enough to sign him, given the other more experienced defensive midfielders we are being strongly linked with this summer.
But you never know.
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