News is steadily leaking out on the players Alan Shearer has on his wanted list, that he presented to owner Mike Ashley during his talks last week.
Chris Gunter – 19 year old Welsh International
It seems the former (future?) Newcastle United manager Alan Shearer is keen on 19 year-old Tottenham defender Chris Gunter.
The London Evening Standard says Alan Shearer, who of course is still negotiating his own future at his home town club, has told owner Mike Ashley that signing Welsh international Gunter is a priority for the club this summer.
Christopher Ross Gunter (born 21 July 1989 in Newport), was sent out on loan on 12th March this year to Nottingham Forest for the rest of last season, and in 2007 he became the youngest Cardiff City player ever to play for the full Welsh team.
He can play in either full-back position, but prefers it on the right hand side, and has already played 15 times for Wales already.
The 5’11” Gunter has been made available by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and will cost Shearer around £3M.
The player started at Cardiff in 2006 (28 appearances) but then he moved to Spurs in 2008, where he has played 5 times for the first team. While on loan at Nottingham Forest he played 8 times, and has played through all the Welsh Youth Teams since 2005.
Gunter became the second youngest player to play for the Wales Under-21 team when he played against Cyprus Under-21 at just 16 and was 17 when he made his full International debut.
He certainly looks a decent young player with high potential, and as we said yesterday, it looks like Alan wants to bring in some decent full backs in the summer, as a first priority.