The January transfer window mustn’t be too far away, because we have already been linked with at least one promising youngster.
John Joe O’Toole – 6’2″ 20 year-old midfielder
There is news that we may make a move for Walford’s Republic of Ireland under-21 midfielder John Joe O’Toole. John was born in Harrow, England but is of Irish descent, and has played at least 4 times for the Ireland Under-21, side scoring one goal.
The 6’2” O’Toole, a midfield player, who turned 20 years old just a month ago, has been in very good form this season, scoring seven goals in 12 appearances for the Hornets.
He has already played 41 times for Watford in the League Championship and has scored 9 goals. We are being told that O’Toole could attract a £1M bid in the January transfer window, although we haven’t seen him play yet, but that would appear to be a reasonable deal.
O’Toole went on loan to Wealdstone last year and played 9 games for them, scoring 4 goals, so he certainly seems to have the knack of scoring goals from his midfield position.
However, unless something is sorted out before January, and new owners are installed, it will be a brave lad who will come to Newcastle United, after all the upheaval at the club, following Kevin Keegan’s resignation.
However, the club still has a good name and hopefully we can get something sorted out before the end of the year. But if it’s not possible to sell the club before January, then owner Mike Ashley should tell us, and let us know what his plans are for then.
If they are he will not spend any money we may be in serious trouble.
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