The Sun is reporting today that Alan Smith could be in a loan deal to Everton until the end of the season, and while the Sun has a low batting average on football stories – we hope this one is true.
Alan Smith – could move to Everton on loan deal
This news could just have been made up after what happened in the summer since at that time Smith was lined up for a summer move to Goodison Park.
But that was before the volcano erupted at Newcastle and several moves were abandoned, both outgoing and ingoing as an almighty row between Kevin Keegan and the board started, and never ended until Keegan resigned from the club 5 days later.
And then Alan Smith, 28, was injured soon after the transfer window closed, and has a long term Achilles injury and is still not fit yet after having ankle surgery.
Newcastle are again top of the Premier League Injury Table with 9 injuries and physioroom.com has Smith returning to training on 28th January.
But the Sun is reporting that Everton chief David Moyes is poised to swoop to solve his striker crisis, with their two top strikers Louis Saha crocked and Yakubu out for the season.
Moyes doesn’t have the money to bring in any new players in January and he will need to do a couple of loan deals, but Smith could do a job for Everton up front, because of his massive Premier League experience, and it appears that Moyes is a fan of Smith’s and could bring the best out of the former Leeds star.
Smith would not be missed at Newcastle because we are well stocked with strikers, and the only place he could be used to some effect is midfield, but we have to hope Joe can bring in at least a couple of central midfielders somehow, in January.
If Smith does well the move could be made permanent, but we still don’t know if there’s any truth in this report.
We just hope there is.