A little bit more news about Newcastle full-back target Chris Gunter, who we reported as being a Target of Alan Shearer yesterday.
Chris Gunter – a Newcastle target?
Gunter, who will earn his 16th cap against Azerbaijan tomorrow, is also increasingly concerned about where he will be playing football next season.
“I have been told that the manager (Harry Redknapp) does not want to sell me and another loan move would be good for me. If that is what happens it would be fine by me.”
“I have had two managers already at Spurs with different ideas and coaching methods. But never in my career have I had a run of 20 or more games on the spin, or even played a 50-game season. So I need to go out on loan to learn my trade, how to play a consistent amount of games.”
“It worked well for me at Nottingham Forest and if someone said I was going back there for a season I would be happy with that. I still have two years left (on my contract) at Spurs, the manager has not said I have a future or not because you have to prove that to him and I intend to do so.”
“But I need to know definitely soon where I will be next season and then concentrate on giving my best to whoever I join and see where we go from there.”
With Chris still developing as a player it would seem wise (for Harry) to keep the lad at the club and loan him out, and we are being told that if Newcastle are indeed interested the club would be his first choice.
That would be good, because what we need to do next season is get back to the Premier League as job one, and if that means we we need a couple of good players on loan to do that – so be it. We should be a good draw for potential loan players next season, but the loans would need to be for the full season.
If we do get promoted we’ll then be in a much better position next summer to attract the best players back to the club, especially if Alan Shearer is manager.