Newcastle United are being linked with a move for Velez Sarsfield striker Juan Manuel Martinez.

The Argentine international, nicknamed 'El Burrito' or 'The Little Donkey', has also been linked with a move to Wigan and Blackburn, but fresh reports in the media claim Alan Pardew is considering a move for the player.

Both the Daily Star and Daily Mail claim Newcastle United are considering a move for the 25-year-old, although face competition from both Napoli and Sevilla for the signature.

A versatile player who could also play on the wing, Martinez is the latest striker to be linked with a move to St James' Park as Newcastle look to strengthen in the position this summer.

Mladen Petrić and Mevlut Erding have both been placed on the Magpies radar in recent weeks, whilst Sierra Leone pair Teteh and Mohamed Bangura have also been linked with a Newcastle United switch.


Pardew has money at his disposal following the sale of Andy Carroll for £35 million in January, and with club captain Kevin Nolan following this summer it appears the Newcastle boss is looking to invest in players.

Martinez is the latest name on the list, although Newcastle United are yet to confirm their interest in the player officially.

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