Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan appears keen to snare Liverpool’s impressive young left-back!
Newcastle United are toying with the idea of trying to bring a second Argentinian to St James’s Park in the form of Liverpool left-back Emiliano Insua.
And the key to any deal could be Insua’s fellow Argentinian Jonas Gutierrez, who linked up with his new colleagues at the club’s training ground yesterday following his switch to United from Real Mallorca.
Kevin Keegan told me on the final day of last season at Everton that one of his main aims in the summer was to bring in a left-back to give Spaniard Jose Enrique some competition.
And at the moment Enrique remains the only experienced left-back on United’s books, with the promising Hungarian Tamas Kadar still having some way to go before Keegan can consider him for first- team duty.
Sources on Merseyside have revealed United’s interest in Insua – ironically, the 19-year-old was one of the players offered to Newcastle when Liverpool tried to lure James Milner to Anfield last month. (Chronicle)
It’s reported that the St James’ Park outfit would be keen on either a loan deal or indeed a permanent deal for the 6m-rated teenager. Surely Rafa Benitez will not even consider accepting such a bid, even as part of any potential swap deal, as the Spaniard clearly sees the Argentine as a big part of the club’s future plans.
Insua seemed pretty assured in the final two games of last season, and the full-back may well challenge new signing Dossena for the left-back position if he continues to impress. Do Liverpool fans think that Rafa should give Insua more first=team action this season or should he think about possibly sending him out on loan?