Report – Newcastle Place Bid Of €10M For Argentine International Playmaker


Spanish publication AS is reporting today that Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign 31 year-old Valencia midfielder Enzo Perez this summer.

The Argentine is now said to be surplus to requirements at Valencia and since clubs know Rafa Benitez is looking for central midfielders this summer his former club have offered him the player.

The fee set for the Argentine is not cheap at €10M (£8.7M) and that’s fairly high for a 31 year-old past his best.



Perez joined Benfica back in 2011 and stayed at the Portuguese club for three years before joining Valencia in 2014 for €25M which is round £21.7M with today’s currency rates.

This starts to get interesting because Spanish publication Sport is reporting that Newcastle have already bid the required £8.7M for the central midfielder.

Perez has been capped 19 times (one goal) for Argentina and was in the squad for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil when Argentina were beaten 1-0 by Germany after extra time in the final.

What happens with this deal all  depends on whether Rafa rates the Argentine and he will have had plenty of reports from his many contacts in Spain on how the 5ft 10ins tall playmaker has performed for Valencia last season.

If Rafa rates this player then we could have already put in a bid for him.

It had been expected the Argentine would return to his homeland with a move to River Plate, who were reported to be very keen to sign him.

On Tyneside the news yesterday was that Rafa was not at all happy that we have signed only one player this summer with three or four transfer targets lined and close to signing two or three weeks ago, yet not one of the players has been signed.

The news is that Rafa will be meeting with Lee Charnley over the next 24 hours to sort out what the difficulties have been with these specific transfers – in an effort to try to sign players this week.

Preseason training starts at Newcastle next Monday.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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17 comments so far

  • WWSBRD

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s interesting that this summer Portugal based papers are very keen to link us to every player going, am I missing the link there? Spanish ones are because of Rafa but Portugal just because of the PL money pit?

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  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Hang on Ed, we’ve put a bid in for this guy??

    1
  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Ask Mr Michael James Wallace Ashley to explain this

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    Placed registered
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    MONSONE, Federica

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    22 Pond Croft, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 7UR
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    MITCHELL, Veronica

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    TROWBRIDGE, Paul John

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    FORM 10 SECRETARIES FD LTD

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    Michael has been a very naughty boy.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #4

    ITUNDERASHELL, what’s the problem? You obviously don’t run multiple businesses.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5

    If I read this correctly, we’ve been offered this player, rather than the other way around?

    Don’t remember him but why the big slide in a couple years? I mean 31 ain’t a bad age these days.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #6

    IT – please explain your misgivings about the Companies House data.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Lesh

    The white Elephant is not due to be operational until 2020-21 . In which time the new F35’s will be in place mate. The ship has to go through 2 years of testing both from where it is docked now, And then down to its new home in Portsmouth

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Interesting list for signing dates last season. Agree with Ron Knee, that is probably why we had such a poor start.

    Difference here is that we aren’t the strongest side in the premier league unlike the championship.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #9

    What? We aren’t the strongest side?

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #10

    FORM 10 at 39a Leicester Road, Salford, Manchester, M7 4AS is a massive boiler room. It’s how Ashley launders and evades tax. Enjoy the footy.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Our toon

    Last summer we had a squad that had been relegated but looked more than capable of getting us back up in to the PL.
    This summer we have a squad that has been promoted to the PL but will struggle in the PL and will do well to fight survival.
    I would have thought this summer it would have been a matter of urgency to bring players in early or at least get the ball rolling.
    I’m fed up of hearing that there hasn’t been much transfer activity at other PL clubs………Who gives a crap what other teams are doing and the fact that players are on holiday. Offer the right deals and stop penny pinching and we might actually achieve something

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  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #12

    ITUNDERASHELL
    hope you have proof of what your saying as that seems a very serious allegation to be making in public

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 26, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Ask Ashley to explain this one

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    Registered in a European Economic Area What’s this?

    Placed registered
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    ASHLEY, Michael James Wallace

    Correspondence address
    Grenville Court, Britwell Road, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England, SL1 8DF
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    December 1964
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    MELLORS, Robert Frank

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    OLSEN, Cameron John

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    TYLEE-BIRDSALL, Rebecca Louise

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    Better still, run down the list of directors and understand this is a massive tax avoidance scam. Footy is infested with corruption. You will find lots of legends from the footy world.
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  • LoonyToon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #14

    I’ve just googled the address for those companies and the street view link takes you to a rather classy (cough) shop called “Mashers”.
    lol

    39a Leicester Road, Salford, Manchester, M7 4AS

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  • LoonyToon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Edit

    It’s one of those companies above

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  • LoonyToon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry, I meant one of those companies.

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  • LoonyToon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Grrrr. Sorry for 2 similar posts. Site said first one was a duplicate so I reworded it and both have been posted.

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