With the news that both consortia in the lead to buy the Newcastle club, want Alan Shearer as manager, we will soon be able to turn our attention to new players Alan will want to bring into the club.
Chris Gunter – is 19 year-old Spurs defender on Shearer shopping list?
It seems that the story was unveiled by the Times late last night, and not this morning by the N ewcastle Journal.
It’s not clear whether the ambitious plans Alan laid out for Mike Ashley a few weeks back, will be supported by the new owners, but reports suggest Shearer is optimistic he will be helped big-time by the new owners.
Their plans, not surprisingly, are to get Newcastle back into the Premier League next season.
There are a number of players Shearer has pinpointed and even talked to, and we can expect a few of them to start arriving at the club before too long. Some of them may still be available after all the delays at Newcastle, since the club was relegated. 😀
It seems that some of the players Alan may be interested in are the following:
Andy Griffin – Stoke City
Brad Orr – Bristol City
Jermaine Beckford – Leeds
Per Ciljin Skjelbred – Rosenborg
Fraizer Campbell – Manchester United
Chris Gunter – Spurs
Fitz Hall – QPR
Damien Delaney – QPR
Dexter Blackstock – QPR
Danny Simpson – Manchester United
And Alan also wanted to bring at least a couple of players in for a season long loan, and one of these could well be Chris Gunter, the 19 year-old Spurs central defender.
But Chris seemed to be more than happy to spend next season at Championship club Nottingham Forest, where he was at last season for a while.
We have to believe that Alan will be checking on these players with his appointment as Newcastle manager almost certain to come within the week.
We need the squad assembled for next season just as soon as we can, so they get the benefit of playing together in the six pre-season friendly games that have been set up.
We expect Alan to move very quickly in the transfer market, just as soon as he’s announced as the new manager.