Newcastle United FC transfer news: Benfica defender Lisandro Lopez to join in January?


Lisandro Lopez [right] in action for Benfica

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Newcastle are preparing to make a move for Argentina international Lisandro Lopez in January, according to reports.

Toon boss Rafa Benitez has enjoyed a good start to the new Premier League season, but this hasn’t stopped the Spaniard being linked with several potential new acquisitions.

And one of those, according to A Bola, could be Benfica central defender Lopez.

The centre-back has four caps for Argentina but hasn’t featured for his national side since 2012.

Lopez has also struggled for game time at club level, making just 28 appearances in four years at Benfica.

However, this hasn’t deterred Newcastle, who are ready to bring him to England as early as January to boost their chances of remaining in the Premier League.