Magpies to land Benfica ace !!!

Oscar Cardozo has today been linked with a January transfer window move to Newcastle after the players agent says he is not surprised of the interest from the Premier League club. It has been widely rumoured that Newcastle have watched Cardozo twice in the past month and are seemly very keen on lining up a bid for the 24 year old.

Cardozo, who scored the all important goal against Celtic in the Champions League last week, is rated at £6 million and it would come as no surprise to me if Benfica were to cash in on him. "This is not a surprise," the agent told The Sun. "Benfica know they have a big player on their hands and could make money."

Newcastle currently have a lot of strikers on their books in Martins, Owen, Ameobi and Viduka but this speculation that the Magpies are to bid for the Paraguayan leads me to believe that they may be offloading a striker in January. Martins, Owen and Ameobi have all been linked with exits from St. James' Park but will anything materialise from those rumours come January.