The Daily Express is reporting that Newcastle United would like to bring in Derby Countyâ€™s Giles Barnes.
Giles Barnes – Derby County’s 6’0″ 19 year old midfielder
This is the first time weâ€™ve heard Giles Barnes being mentioned as a possible Newcastle target this month,Â although Glenn Roeder was interested in signing Barnes a year ago.
The 19 year old Derby midfielder had recently been linked with a Â£5.5M move to West Ham, and it was thought the London club were favorites to sign the youngster.
Barnes, who was born in Barking, has played 74 times for Derby since signing as a trainee in 2005, and has so far scored 10 goals. He stands 6â€™0â€ tall and is a box to box player central midfielder.Â He has played 12 times for the England Under-19 team scoring 7 goals, but has yet to play for the England Under-21 side.
Certainly what weâ€™ve found in the last two games is that we need better central midfielders, to make Keegan’s attacking football work in the side, and weâ€™ve been struggling in central midfield to dominate the play.
We think Giles would be a good buy for the club, but donâ€™t know whether this story has any validity to it.
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