Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton wants Everton striker James Vaughan on loan, as he desperately looks for striker reinforcements after in-form Shola Ameobi was injured last Wednesday against Huddersfield., and could be out for 4 weeks.
James Vaughan – smiling after he heard he may join Newcastle
Hughton has reportedly asked Everton manager David Moyes to let him have the powerful young England U21 forward on loan.
The 21 year old Vaughan wants first team action to rehabilitate his once very promising career, and the Birmingham born youngster is still Everton’s youngest-ever goalscorer but his career has stagnated over last season.
The young forward is said to be very keen to join the Tyneside club, and we are told that Moyes will give his decision over the weekend.
Hughton is said to also have other targets he is pursuing.
Vaughan is 5’11” tall, has played 3 times for the England U21 side, and has appeared around 40 times for Everton with 6 goals.
His 73rd-minute substitute appearance against Crystal Palace on 10th April 2005, broke Joe Royle’s record as the club’s youngest first-team player by 11 days, when he was just 16 years and 271 days old (give or take a few hours) .
Since then Vaughan has since been surpassed by Jose Baxter.
Then his 84th-minute goal in that game, not only made him Everton’s youngest-ever scorer, surpassing Wayne Rooney at 16 years 400 days, but he also overtook James Milner as the Premiership’s youngest scorer.
The former Newcastle and Leeds winger (now at Aston Villa) previously held the record at 16 years 357 days.
We think James Vaughan can do well for us on loan this season.