The report states that Parma are leading the race for the 18-year-old winger, but there is interest from Newcastle.
However, it also claims that Velasco has a release clause of £17.5m, and given that the Toon are looking at loan deals in this transfer window, we are not sure that Velasco will be moving to Tyneside in this window.
This has drawn the attention of these Newcastle fans who feel that Steve Bruce would ruin the Argentine if he joined Newcastle anyway.
“Doesn’t matter who we sign under Bruce.”
“Tell him not to bother and wait for a proper coach.”
“Poor lad will be playing RB and won’t get a game over our super number 9″
Do you think Newcastle need another winger?
No, we have plenty
Yes, could always have more options
Other Toon fans don’t feel as if they need to sign a winger.
“This guy will become a great quality player…….but like everyone else in this thread……we don’t need another winger. There are plenty quality young South American full backs and centre backs we should be targeting instead.”
“Think we’re good on the winger department lads”
“I can think of a couple of Argentinian lads who did a great job for the club, but another winger? Really?”
Velasco is a former Argentina Under-17s international, and scored one goal in his five games for them.
He is also a natural left-winger but can also play on the right, and given that Newcastle already have six players who can play on either wing, we are not sure that the Toon need another winger.
So, this might be a story for Toon fans to forget about for now.