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Newcastle should swoop for free agent Gai Assulin, but probably won’t!

July 2nd, 2010 | 128 Comments |

Gai Assulin on a free? Yes please.
Gai Assulin on a free? Yes please.
A bit of interest on the free transfer front today as Barcelona revealed that they would be releasing their Israeli utility player, Gai Assulin. And I believe that Newcastle should be trying all they can to sign him up as soon as soon as possible.

Now I know what you’re thinking, and before I get the deluded tag thrown around at me just hear me out. This is the kind of player that Newcastle should be looking at if they are to ensure their new transfer policy is to work, well in my opinion anyway. In fact it is the kind of player that the club have hinted that they themselves will be looking at with regard to fitting in with this new transfer blueprint, that blueprint being to buy players who won’t depreciate in value whilst they are here.

At only 19-years old and rated highly throughout Europe despite making only a handful of appearances for Barcelona, Assulin would not command a fantastic wage, which would be another tick in the ‘pro’ box from the clubs perspective. In the ‘con’ box however, would be some significant interest from a lot of other clubs for the player. But I guess that is a moot point as I very much doubt we would be going in for him, despite the fact that he ticks all the boxes, from a business perspective anyway. But why? (more…)