The 25 year-old was tipped for a massive future when he emerged as one of Argentina's most exciting young players but has failed thus far to fully realise his potential.
He is expected to leave Valencia this summer and the Blues are said to be looking at him.
Banega looked bound for Goodison five years ago when David Moyes appeared close to wrapping up a loan move for the midfielder but it fell through.
Sunderland would seem to be favourites this time around if there is any truth to these latest reports and it's not clear if Roberto Martinez has any interest in Banega against whom the Blues played in Miami last summer.
Original Source: South Shields Gazette
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935 Posted 31/05/2014 at 17:41:20
940 Posted 31/05/2014 at 18:05:55
941 Posted 31/05/2014 at 18:06:32
Scholes like, but not as level-headed.
943 Posted 31/05/2014 at 19:01:05
950 Posted 31/05/2014 at 19:25:42
955 Posted 31/05/2014 at 19:44:27
959 Posted 31/05/2014 at 19:55:02
969 Posted 31/05/2014 at 20:43:53
983 Posted 31/05/2014 at 22:44:23
He is exactly the kind of player we need. Deep lying playmaker who is Champions League quality.
996 Posted 01/06/2014 at 00:20:34
Loan view-to-buy Arteta style would be the perfect way to get him in the team, test the off-the-pitch problems and then pick him up for not too much in the end. The Valencia fans love him though, he apparently makes their midfield tick, so I feel like he would be a good addition.
003 Posted 01/06/2014 at 01:32:09
006 Posted 01/06/2014 at 06:09:27
012 Posted 01/06/2014 at 08:55:02
023 Posted 01/06/2014 at 11:37:45
It's all very well having a team full of nice lads that are top professionals but can then go missing in the really big games (Anfield this season, or in fact anytime we play the redshite!!)
Gazza, Cantona, Di Canio and even Suarez to an extent — all of them clean bonkers but, managed the right way, can turn an honest decent team into a very, very good team!
I remember Neville's tackle on Ronaldo a few years back that set a tone for the next dozen games and Cahill chasing lost balls just to show the rest of the side the need for work ethic. Very few sides have won anything with 11 saints playing!!
038 Posted 01/06/2014 at 13:00:37
If the lad values his career then he might settle down.
A loan for a season with a view to purchase sounds an ideal situation.
But as soon as I see other clubs being interested I am sure that BK will pull out judging on past experience.
044 Posted 01/06/2014 at 14:00:31
He doesn't look fat here and this was this season. In fact he still looks a damn class act.
139 Posted 01/06/2014 at 20:27:11
296 Posted 02/06/2014 at 20:55:55
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