Newcastle Bid €4M For Argentine International Defender

Newcastle have been linked with a bid for Argentine International left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, who plays for Buenos Aries club Independiente.

The news comes from Argentinian football writer Peter Coates via his Twitter account as reported in the Chronicle.

Peter reports that Newcastle are trying to negotiate a €4M (3.7M) deal for the 24-year-old left back.

Nicolas was born in Buenos Aires, and he’s played in the youth teams of the Argentine national at U15, U17, and U20 level.

Tagliafico was impressive for the Argentina national U20 football team at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.

Nicolas Tagliafico while at Banfield

Here’s the tweet from Peter Coates.

Other clubs in Europe are also said to be interested in signing the left-back as Peter Coates points out.

Tagliafico joined Independiente from Banfield back in 2015, and he’s played 84 times for them and before that played 56 times at Banfield.

He would seem like a good signing for us – another classy young player.

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  • cyprus

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m not too demanding of my team. Just want to see it spank other teams

    Think we did that.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #2

    This guy could be a good player. Jail, enjoy your day, lucky you. Well done to rafa and the lads. Happy to eat my words if we score 3 goals and attack. Looking forward to seeing game tonight with a glass in hand. That’s the beauty of the premiership, the wall to wall coverage.

  • RolandoOverhead

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #3

    From Independiente … wonder if he’s spoken to Jonas about us?

  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Merino was top drawer today. He did make some some errors which may have been punished against a better side but overall he has class.

  • toon kk

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t know much about the lad, he looks a little light weight but I’ll trust Rafa.

  • Thump

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Ritchie: good first half, abysmal second half. The man constantly wandered away from his marker and took his sweet time getting back into position. Almost all of the attacks in the second half came from him dropping his man and granting WHU the entire left side of the pitch to them, with only Manquillo looking a bit shocked as to why he’s now facing three men with no back up.

    Merino ran the game, even Perez set himself up for a stormer after he heinously ran past Noble in the opening minutes (really, he shouldn’t be allowed to play again. Clearly intent to kill a fellow professional).

    I’ll give you West Ham opinions and ratings when the physios finally get them off the pitch. Poor, broken players.

  • hibbit

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #7

    just got back loved it
    st James was jumping got behind the team and Rafa from the KO
    very hard to pick a mom but if i had to it would be Ritchie closely followed by Clark plus a very good team performance it could have easily been 5/6

    not to burst the anyone’s bubble but WH were shocking

  • RolandoOverhead

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Just watched Bilic’s post-match interview on Sky – “We didn’t look good with the ball, we didn’t look good without the ball”
    That’s a pretty fair assessment I’d say … whilst pmsl

  • hibbit

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #9


    Bilic’s post-match interview is a very fair assessment of WH today…………….. total shocking
    and folk on here think we have problems

  • lesh

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #10

    And here’s The Guardian’s take on the Rafa-Ashley ‘cold war’.

    Seems about right to me, the key being communication between the two. It’s up to Ashley to talk to Rafa, to ensure they’re on the same page but……

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Longstaff scored another screamer today,

  • north east lincs toon

    Aug 26, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Jonas doesn’t play for independiente it’s defense justica I think ?

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Got back home. Nice cup of tea and post at my leisure. Battered West Ham start to finish. Nice to get some noise back into the crowd as well. If we’ve got problems they’re done for.
    Came for a draw imo and once we scored to spoil their plan they didn’t have a plan B.
    Merino grew into the game and by the end he was running the show. Bear in mind this kid is only 21 and he’ll be something special after a full season in this league. Could be the buy of the window pound for pound.
    Joselu is a handful. Never gave them a moments peace and won so many headers I lost count. Atsu gave them the runaround down the left.
    Ritchie had a decent game but let himself down with his defensive duty. Kept getting pulled inside and leaving Manquillo with two men bearing down on him. A better team might have punished us. Mustn’t have been so obvious on TV but the gap down the right in the second half was alarming.
    Good effort from the crowd as well. All in all a great day to be a Mag. 🙂
    Oh yes, what was it Rafa said. ‘There’ s no point talking about being unhappy to the press, there’s nothing they can do’. Paraphrasing, but to the point. Maybe he does read the blog after all. 🙂 Great minds think alike Rafa. Ha ha ha!!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 26, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Just got in

    Brilliant result against a poor West Ham.

    My MOM was Mbemba who was outstanding followed by Merino and Ritchie

    Perez was a different player playing with a tall strong centre forward – hope he has learned that you cannot play Perez and Gayle in the same team in the Premiership.

    What pleased me there was a lot more movement and passing the ball forward – played with a higher tempo – very few back-passes to the keeper, and when they did both full-backs came short along with centre half to get a pass back. Just Elliot needs to be a bit quicker in his decision making.

    Here goes my marks

    Elliot 7 had nowt to do all game except saving from a shot that swerved all over the place.

    Mbemba 9 – Outsatnding display today defendeing and carrying the ball forward and passing.

    Clark 8 – Another good game great goal-line clearence and popped up with a goal.

    Lascalles 7- Did nowt wrong went through the game un-noticed so must of been OK.

    Manquilla 8 – great going forward defended well today but left marking two first 15 minutes of second half as no-one picked up the runner

    Atsu 6 – Our weakest link today – set up first goal but got intop great positions time and time again but failed to deliver the cross.

    Merino 8 – Totally composed at the back of midfield great positional play picked up all loose balls used the ball well, tackled and has the ability to drift into space.

    Hayden 7 – Did OK in midfield does the donkey work without getting noticed.

    Ritchie 8.5 – had a great game chased closed everything down worked hard for second goal and a great pass/chip to set up Clark. back to his best Heard he gave the players a right bollicking at there attitude after Wed night debacle – if so good on him.

    Perez 8 – best game in a long time in a TOON shirt full of running picking up headers and passes from Joselu but needs to get his shot off a lot quicker if going to shoot – tend to dally on the ballwhen in great shooting position

    Joselu 8 – Great debut led the line well won most headers – good on the ball passed it well full of running and got of the mark with a goal.


    Mitovich 6 – carried on fro m Joselu and chipped in with goal.
    Diame and Murphy – not on long enough.

    RAFA 10 – got tactics and team selection right playin a big-in up front.

    Ref 4 poor should of given Chickpea a second yello

    All-in all a great result – sorrry day with the Mackems getting stuffed.

    Can’t see Gayle getting back into the team if we play like that

  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Jonas certainly DOES play for Indepentiente

  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #16


    Do you think Rafa gave Ritchie the nod to roam as he was often absent from the wing especially in the second half when Manquill, who isn’t the best defender, had to deal with at times to West Ham players ?

    I think Ritchie is better in the centre and would make a very good number ten.

  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #17

    I guess Benitez has now got a problem in midfield as Merino deserves his place in the team alongside Hayden.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 26, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Hibbit almost got my bet up told you would win still got my head bro pmsl hope you had a good sure toontaff2 and shirebrook also jail all happy tonight.

  • cornishman

    Aug 26, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Great result today, West Ham looked poor but hey do we care. With our tails up we actually played some good stuff. And in Merino we have a player, balance, poise and a bit about him and only the third gameyep we have a bit of a player here


    Aug 27, 2017 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #20

    Aint been on here for what seems like ages! Read loads of Doom and Gloom in the last few weeks! I Think we are one Striker and one Central defender short of being a dam good Prem team. Today was about Confidence building and getting points on the board. West Ham have big problems!


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