There are several reports today that Newcastle are one side of a number of Premier League clubs chasing Wolves 21 year-old star goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.
Wayne Hennessey – Wolves 6’4″ 21 year-old goalkeeper
The Welsh international, 21, is also interesting Arsenal after a number of impressive displays for both club and country.
Wolves insist publicly that Hennessey is not for sale as Mick McCarthy’s side want automatic promotion next season, but an offer in the region of Â£8M, said to be imminent from Arsenal, may change their minds.
Why on earth Newcastle would think of bringing in another young goalkeeper when we have two excellent 20 year old young goalkeepers in Fraser Forster and Tim Krul, is anybody’s guess.
And it’s not like there isn’t great competition between Shay Given and Steve Harper next season for the starting goalkeeper’s jersey.
So we think this has to be mis-reporting, since there are other positions Newcastle need to strengthen before we ever consider goalkeeper, where we are very well off.
Arsenal are in need of a good safe goalkeeper as Jens Lehmann will return to Germany on a free this summer, and will leave just Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski as goalkeepers at the London club.
It wouldn’t surprise us if Arsene Wenger puts in a bid for the player.
Hennessey kept 21 clean sheets last season, and another one last night as Wales won in Iceland 1-0, with a great goal from Ched Evans.