Aston Villa are said today to be ready to launch a Â£10M double swoop for Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen and Arsenal’s young defender Justin Hoyte, who was on loan at Sunderland last season.
Justin Hoyte – target for Aston Villa?
Former Chelsea star Gudjohnsen was linked with a potential move to Newcastle during the summer, but there is now news that Big Sam doesnâ€™t have much money to spend in January.
It will be disappointing if Newcastle miss out on good players who are available in the upcoming window. We have to think that if they are available, the money would be forthcoming. But they would have to be the right players. A case in point is surely Gudjohnsen, if a good deal could be made with Barcelona, say for around Â£6M.
It will be worrying if we can’t add one or two top players to the squad in January, to at least help us with this season’s push up the league. It could be the difference between qualifying for Europe and missing out again. And we all know there’s a lot of money at stake in Europe, if money id the issue. That’s one reason we believe money will not be held back by this new Newcastle management.
What do you think? Should be buying a couple of good first team starters in January, if they are available?
Let us know – comments very welcome.