News this afternoon in the Evening Chronicle, that Chris Hughton is trying to bring in Aston Villa’s Curtis Davies on loan.
Curtis Davies – 24 year old is target of Newcastle United
The 24-year-old center-back has had a bad season in terms of injuries with a persistent shoulder injury, and has not played for Villa since last August.
Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has lots of choice with defenders, and he may elect to send Curtis out on loan, so that he can get games and fully recover from the injury.
Davies was a Newcastle target a few seasons back when he was at West Bromwich Albion.
A Birmingham source told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Curtis is keen to play first-team football again for obvious reasons after injury.”
“There are a clutch of sides after him and one is Newcastle United.”
“It all depends on if Martin O’Neill can give him a chance of regular football at Villa.”
There’s no doubt the 6ft 2in defender would be an excellent acquisition to the Newcastle squad through the end of the season, and it could be that if he does well, he could be a Newcastle target in the summer.
Aston Villa paid around £8M for the West Brom player, when he was transferred to Villa in 2008.
Last season Davies was actually in the Villa side that ensured Newcastle were relegated in the last game of last season, when they beat the Magpies 1-0 at Villa Park, to break Geordie hearts around the world.
Curtis, who was born in Leytonstone, started his career with Luton Town in 2003, before he moved to WBA in 2005 for £3M. He played 56 times (2 goals) for Luton and until 2008 played 65 times for WBA with 2 goals.
He has played around 50 times for Aston Villa with three goals, and is an accomplished footballer.
Curtis played just 3 times for the England U21 team, at the same time our own Steven Taylor was in the side.