There seems to be a lot going on right now at Newcastle in the transfer market with owner Mike Ashley having joined Joe Kinnear and Derek Llambias on Tyneside, to plot the vital last 6 days of the transfer window.
Ebondo and Saviola – two loan deals?
It seems like Newcastle will do a 6 month loan deal for 24 year old Albin Ebondo, and that gives the club some leeway in seeing just how good the player is, before making the deal permanent potentially in the summer.
So that seems a wise and fairly safe move by Newcastle. and it gives the player some incentive to play well at the club, just as Peter Loevenkrands is also wanting to do well, so he can secure a permanent deal.
Good psychology here.
And there is breaking news that the local deal of Javier Saviola from Real Madrid to Portsmouth may not be as certain as it first appeared.
There are reports that Newcastle and Everton are still trying to do a deal for the player.
Presumably we would have thought it would have been advantageous to Javier to be able to join fellow Argentine internationals Coloccini and Gutierrez on Tyneside, but perhaps that’s just wishful thinking.
The other potential new news is that Joe Kinnear may be willing to let Charles N’Zogbia leave the club for Aston Villa for around £6M.
But we have to be very careful that we have at least four to five net new players into the club by next Monday at 5:00 pm, if we are to allow some to leave.
If Charles N’Zogbia does leave, we would assume that will be next Monday afternoon, once we know for sure we have all our players into the club.
And if time runs out on the deal for Charles, so be it – and then he’ll then have to stop all his complaining and whining and start playing football again – which is what he gets paid for.
And we wonder if he really thinks he’ll get a regular place at Villa?
But we’ll certainly get rid of this lad at the very latest in the summer, because he’s become a huge pain in the rear end for most Newcastle fans.