The Sun is reporting today that both Aston Villa and Newcastle United are pursuing Charlton Athletic’s 19 year-old central midfielder, Josh Wright.
Josh Wright – Charlton’s 19 year old midfielder
The 19-year-old England youth international, who has played for his country at Under 16,17,18 and 19 levels, spent the early part of this season on loan at Brentford, but returned to Charlton in October, after playing 5 games for Brentford.
Last season he was loaned out to Barnet and played 32 times for the club, who play in the Coca Cola Football League Two.
The 5’9″ tall player was born in Essex, and joined Charlton’s academy full-time at the age of 16, and then signed a two-year professional contract in April of 2007 at the age of 17.
The youngster is a central midfield play-maker and would be one for the future at Newcastle United.
As we reported last night it also seems that Fiorentina have accepted Newcastle’s bid of £4.5M for their central midfielder Marco Donadel, and now it is presumably up to the player to decide if he wants to move to Tyneside.
With just 5 days left in the January transfer window, we had also better see some defenders moving to the club soon.
We seem to be leaving things to the last minute again, which is hardly good.