Report – Newcastle Showing Keen Interest In Argentine International Defender

Even though Newcastle have already been linked with 149 different transfer targets this summer – as far as we can tell we have never been linked with Benfica’s 27 year-old Argentine International center-back Lisandro Lopez.

That’s unless we’ve been asleep of course.

But news today in Portuguese newspaper O Jogo that as in addition to Newcastle being interested in signing Andreas Samaris from Benfica, we are also showing a keen interest in signing Lisandro Lopez as well.

Benfica’s 27 year-old Argentine International center-back Lisandro Lopez

The 27-year-old joined Benfica back in 2013 from Argentine club Arsenal de Sarandion on a five-year contract and he can also play at right-back.

He has been capped 4 times for Argentina but has played only 46 times for Benfica with 5 goals and 3
assists and is not a regular in the side.

O Jogo are reporting that Lopez could be made available for transfer this summer, but we wonder if the 27 year-old is good enough for Newcastle?

The player has dual citizenship – both Spanish and Argentine, so he would easily be able to get a work permit.

We’d be a bit surprised if Newcastle are really looking at bringing this player into the club.

But you never know, although there have been some inaccurate transfer stories coming out of Portugal in the past.

But hey – if Rafa rates him he could well arrive at Newcastle.

What do you think?

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