Yesterday in the Journal there was a reference to Newcastle possibly being interested in yet another Manchester United player – this time it’s 21 year-old Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson.
Darron Gibson – is he coming to Newcastle
Danny Simpson is on loan until January, and news early this morning in the Sun, that says that 20 year old impressive center-back Craig Cathcart has agreed to join Newcastle on a season long loan deal
The Journal briefly reported yesterday:
“Newcastle have been heavily linked with Manchester United youngster Darren Gibson and The Journal understands he could also move to the North East this afternoon.”
When we’ve seen this lad play – 5 appearances for the Red Devils – he’s looked good – but he’s a central midfielder – and it would seem to be a strange signing unless the lad can play winger or full back – since we are stocked full of central midfielders.
Darron is already a full Ireland international and has appeared 5 times for the side.
The 6′ tall midfielder has played 73 first class games so far in his career with 5 goals, and like most Manchester United youngsters Darron has plenty of class, and he would be great in the Championship.
We wonder if Danny Simpson has been teling Newcastle about these players – could be.
We also noticed that Nicky Butt didn’t even make the squad last night, and in his press conference before the game Chris Hughton said Nicky was fit and available – so we assume Nicky may move out today.
We’ve said before he’s the obvious central midfielder to leave Newcastle – since he’s 34, we could get £1M from a Premier League side like Hull or Stoke for him – and we also save around £50K/week on Nicky’s wages.
We’ll see if this is why we are in for Darron – within about 14 hours.
If the last scenario is true we think it’s another excellent move by Newcastle – and yes – there’s some hope in that statement. 😀