Newcastle look set to swoop for Real Zaragoza’s star midfielder Pablo Aimar according to the Daily Mirror. The Argentinian is likely to leave after the Spanish clubs surpriseÃ‚Â relegation to the Segunda this year.
Aimar, 28, rose to stardom quickly in his native homeland of Argentina whilst he progressed through the ranks of top club River Plate. The talented play-maker then quickly made a name for himself as one of the best young players in the country.
In 2001 Aimar was signed by Spanish giants Valencia for 24 million Euros and soon proved his worth in Europe by cementingÃ‚Â a first-team place in his first few seasons. Aimar had also successfully represented his country at both the 2002 and 2006 World Cups at this time.
However, things soon quickly became worse for the Argentinian as he quickly fell from the limelight of the media. After the World Cup in 2006 Aimar signed for fellow Spanish side Real Zaragoza for around 12 million Euros despite interest from several top European clubs including Liverpool.
This year Zaragoza were expected to compete for a European qualification place in the table, yet to the shock of many the club failed to perform and finished 18th, one point off safety.
Aimar was also dropped from the Argentina team during last season to pile on more misery for the once touted “next Maradona”; by Maradona himself.
Zaragoza’srelegation has alerted the interest of many European clubs with the Argentinian unlikely to stay and play in the Segunda and Newcastle look to become the front runners for the talented midfielder.
The Daily Mirror claims that Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is on the look for quality players who will excite the Toon faithful and believes that the Ã‚Â£6.5 million rated Aimar will be the man for the job.
The Argentinian ace is renowned for his pace and vision in the attacking midfield role, as well as being an extremely skillful player.
Should Aimar move to Newcastle and the Argentinian settles well in England, it could turn out to be one of the biggest transfer coup’s in the history of the Premier League, with Aimar’s potential talent so high that when he plays well he can be considered among the worlds best.
[Source: Daily Mirror]
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