26-year-old Real Madrid and Spanish International forward Lucas Vasquez has been reported to be willing to sign for Newcastle United this summer.
But we wonder how much he would cost and what his wage demands will be?
Those are two things that Rafa Benitez in his program notes today for the Hellas Verona home game – has said are really frustrating him in this transfer window.
The news on Vasquez is in Spanish Sports magazine Don Balon.
It remains to be seen whether Newcastle can afford the transfer fee or Vasquez’ wages.
But maybe an easier way forward would be to bring the lad in for a season loan with an option to buy him next May when Newcastle should be much better off financially.
That would seem to be the best way forward, and we would at least get a full season from the Spanish star this coming season.
Vasquez is 26 years old and joined Real Madrid ten years ago and came through their Academy; he’s broken through into the first team over the last two seasons.
In that time he has played 83 times with 8 goals for Real Madrid and last season he scored four goals in a total of 50 appearances in all competitions for the Champions League winners.
But if this player does become available there will obviously be some big clubs after him – so if Rafa is indeed interested in signing him, he would have to move very quickly.
Vasquez is an outstanding player who can play in different positions up front but usually plays on the right wing – he has 3 full Spanish caps.
He would be an excellent signing for Newcastle – on loan or permanently.
What do you think?