Good news yesterday that Marlon Harewood is now on loan at Newcastle for 3 months.
Marlon Harewood – first day of training today on Tyneside
And with Harewood being injured so far this season, there is a clause in the contract that he will immediately return to Villa if he gets injured again.
Seems like the club is finally learning from their disastrous loan of Nacho Gonzalez last season, when the Uruguayan played a short two sub appearances in September, but was injured for the whole season – some value for money that!
But Hughton has also said he will continue to scour the loan market, despite adding a defender and a striker over the last two weeks.
We now have 3 players on loan at the club – Danny Simpson, Zurab Khizanishvili and Marlon Harewood, and there is no real limit on the number of loan players we can bring in this season.
The next area that Chris will be looking to strengthen is on the wings, with news in the Journal that Hughton is looking to bring in a winger as well as another striker before the January transfer window.
“We’re still looking for players,” “The priorities were centre-half and center-forward but we would look at other areas too.”
“It’s good for us to add numbers. There were two areas that were priorities and we’ve managed to bring in players in both those areas.”
Chris has brought in 4 good players with the 3 loan signings and Peter Lovenkrands, but he has hardly been well supported by the owner.
And we have to believe that if Barry Moat buys the club soon and Shearer comes in as manager, that new loan signings immediately, and new players in January will be a priority to strengthen the squad for the promotion push.
Hope so anyway.