Egidio Arévalo would be a perfect player for Newcastle United this season

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Arévalo - Been a rock for Uruguay during their World Cup adventure in SA

You may or may not have been watching Uruguay in the World Cup this year but if you have, you’ll have noticed their midfielders, and this guy in particular. Egidio Arévalo is a ball winning centre midfielder, to put it mildly. In the games I’ve watched him, he’s chased after players when they haven’t had the ball and generally won the ball back, without committing too many fouls in the process. he operates just ahead of the back four but gets just inside his own half when Uruguay break with possession. Again, when the lose it, he battles back and with Perez alongside, they do a very very good job in midfield.

If you were to compare him to anyone that has played for Newcastle United in the last while, it’d be Nicky Butt as the most recent one anyway. I really like the look of this player and it’s not just the shiny head! He’s a player who works tirelessly and without complaints, doing the job that no one notices yet is crucial to any footballing side.

This is my opinion of course and there’s extremely low chance we’d even consider him because of his age and whatnot but he’s a player that I’d have at St.James’ if I was in charge at the minute. He’ll more than likely make a move to a decent team after his performances at the World Cup and could well depart South Africa with the bronze medal in his pocket.

This season will be tough and there’s no better place to kick-off our campaign than against a hungry Manchester United side looking to avenge for last seasons disappointment, both their displays against us, and indeed the way the league turned out in the end.We need players like Arévalo to make the difference and with a strong effort and the use of some of our very promising youth players, we can avoid the drop (and hopefully beat Sunderland in the process!).

Comments welcome 🙂

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Are: ⏱ 08/07/2010

Sorry Mate. Just (today) signed for AEK Athens. Haha.

Doocey: ⏱ 08/07/2010

Are you sure? Don't trust Wikipedia!

zico martin: ⏱ 08/07/2010

there's no sign of him on the aek athens official web site so you might still have a chance :-)

zico martin: ⏱ 08/07/2010

he&#39;s on the official club athletico penarol site <br><br>wikipedia is a made up load of bull

Are: ⏱ 08/07/2010

Hehe, maybe I was a bit hasty. Still hope then. And I agree, he looked good.

Doocey: ⏱ 08/07/2010

Not much a chance he&#39;ll come to Newcastle though!

Doocey: ⏱ 08/07/2010

No worries. He&#39;ll be on the move yet though I&#39;d say.

Robby Bobson: ⏱ 09/07/2010

My eyes were drawn to Perez his partner in breaking up play. I was watching Perez as hes the type of player i love watching no nonsence all or nothing sort of player, but Arevalo kept catching my eye as well.<br><br>Either one of Perez or Arevalo would be so awesome. Arevalo is at a less of a club so hes the more likely to come. He looks fat to be fair but is in the right place at the right time!

Fozzle: ⏱ 09/07/2010

the main player in that role that caught my eye was Annan from ghana, he won the ball then played simple, didnt try to over complicate things. he looks like a decent player and only plays in norway so will probably be in our range

Doocey: ⏱ 09/07/2010

Agreed Robby Bobson Perez was brilliant, a younger version of Arévalo. However, he&#39;s with Monaco and would carry a pretty sizeable price tag before he&#39;d even consider us. Unlike Perez, Arévalo is 28, plays for Penarol and would be moving on soon enough. There&#39;s little chance we&#39;ll get him, or even go for him, but I think he&#39;s a very decent player. Looks like I wasn&#39;t the only one who noticed.

Doocey: ⏱ 09/07/2010

Anthony Annan was very good indeed at the World Cup with Ghana but he&#39;s a very highly rated youngster and is being touted with a move to clubs like Aston Villa, Napoli and so forth. Little chance we&#39;d get him but he&#39;d be a very good player for Newcastle as well, good spot Fozzle.

Robert760: ⏱ 09/07/2010

I agree he stood out in all the matches he played, won the ball closed down players and did not give daft free kicks away.By far better than anything we have at Newcastle.

Uruguayan: ⏱ 25/07/2010

He hasn&#39;t signed for AEK. I&#39;m from Uruguay, and a Penarol fan also, so I know Arevalo as he played in my club. According to the local press in Uruguay there are two clubs intending to sign him: one of them is Newcastle and the other one is Cagliari from Italy. He a great player, playing in a vital function for any team. Hope he signs for Newcastle!!