lovejoy Posted March 25, 2007 Share Posted March 25, 2007 insert glenn roeder rat joke here - http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/newcastleunited/sundaysun/tm_headline=toon-join-rat-race%26method=full%26objectid=18807152%26siteid=50081-name_page.html Toon join Rat raceMar 25 2007 By Neil Farrington, The Sunday Sun Newcastle are eyeing boys from Brazil - and hunting a Rat - as they draw up their summer spending plans. United boss Glenn Roeder has revealed the Magpies scouted players from SIX countries on international duty yesterday. And Brazil were among them. While Roeder watched Portugal play Belgium, Newcastle were also watching would-be buys in action for Holland, Romania, Chile and Brazil. And Romanian left-back Razvan Rat has emerged as a potential United target. Story continues ADVERTISEMENT Roeder went to Lisbon after telling the Sunday Sun that he has an interest in players on both sides. But he also revealed: "We're also out to see Holland and Romania. There are targets in those two teams. "And (chief scout) David Mills is off to see Brazil and Chile. There are one or two targets in those two teams." Roeder took in the Portugal game having already had midfielder Joao Moutinho, wingers Nani and Simao and defender Marco Caneira watched in Sporting Lisbon's defeat of Porto last Saturday. Newcastle scouts have been busy in Portugal for weeks, watching Benfica's right-back Nelson and their Brazilian centre-back Luisao several times. United's interest in the Holland side was focused on left-back Urby Emanuelson and strikers Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Ryan Babel - all confirmed Roeder targets. But 25-year-old Rat, currently with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, would be a cheaper left-back option. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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