Newell’s Old Boys youngster Brian Aguirre is destined for a ‘European future’ after Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City ‘raised their hands for him’ this summer.
That’s according to El Dia, who cover the player today and believe he will end up at a European club before too long if he continues his rapid development.
They explain that Aguirre is ‘the jewel of Newell’s’ at this moment in time and because of that he ‘promises a European future’ at some point.
Teams like Brighton and Leicester have already ‘surveyed’ the young forward, who has also been shining for the Argentine U20 national team.
The 20-year-old plays mostly on the left wing and after making his debut at 18 has ‘not stopped growing’ to the point where he is now an undisputed starter, and has become ‘the desire’ for several European teams.
His performances there went a long way to ‘consolidating the definitive desire’ of two clubs in England, namely Brighton and Leicester.
We covered their interest at the time and El Dia back that up, stating they ‘raised their hands’ in an attempt to take the ‘spicy footballer’ away from his club and to England.
They were quoted €10m by his club, not an insurmountable figure by any means, but neither made their move and he remained where he was for the time being.
Since then, he’s been continuing to impress, posting impressive numbers in various categories and getting minutes and crucial development under his belt as well.
That will only have further increased interest in him and fortunately for Newell’s his current contract, which expires in 2025, doesn’t have a release clause.
That means anyone who wants him faces tough negotiations, with expected figures around that €10m mark but the Argentine side likely to push for as much as possible.
Whether Brighton, Leicester or another interested party will pay as much remains to be seen but there is a growing sense Aguirre will end up in Europe at some point regardless.