Newcastle United Target £4.5m Argentine Centre-Back Signing

St James’ Park side chase River Plate youngster.

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NEWCASTLE are in a fight with Napoli and Roma for German Pezzella.

The Argentinian centre-half, 21, has impressed for River Plate and will cost around £4.5million.


Alan Pardew may well feel the need to strengthen his back-line as currently he has relatively few options to pick from when it comes to selecting his centre-backs.

Currently the Magpies boss has the choice of both Mike Williamson or Steven Taylor as possible partners for club captain Fabricio Coloccini and as such Pardew may feel the need to bring in an injection of youth and appears to be keen on young River Plate defender German Pezzella.

The powerful defender has impressed at Buenos Aires side and is said to be on the fringes of the senior Argentine national team set-up having represented the Under 20 side with aplomb.

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