There are some reports today that Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is interested in Stoke City’s defender Leon Cort.
Leon Cort – Newcastle interested?
We were expecting Chris to go after Craig Cathcart of the Red Devils but nothing has happened there, so we’re not exactly sure what the situation is with the 20 year-old Northern Ireland U-21 International, and in particular whether Newcastle’s interest has ended.
Injuries and the summer departure of Sebastien Bassong, Claudio Cacapa and David Edgar have left Newcastle weak in central defense, and Chris would like to bring a player in during the emergency loan transfer window, which ends on November 25th.
Leon Cort, who is 29 years old and stands 6’3″ is the younger brother of former Newcastle striker Carl Cort, who Bobby Robson signed in 2000 for £7M, from Wimbledon, is an experienced player who has 351 first class appearances with 31 goals.
We hope Chris can bring in a central defender soon, because we are just one injury away form having some problems in defense, and we start 7 games in 20 games at Cardiff on Saturday.
Leon joined Stoke in 2007 for £ 1.2M from Crystal Palace, and has played 44 times for the Potters with 8 goals.
In 2007 he was Crystal Palace’s Player of the Season.