Chris Hughton has told the Evening Chronicle today that he is going all out to get a striker into Newcastle before the January transfer window ends.
James Vaughan – loan spell on Tyneside?
And Hughton has said today the Magpies have expressed an interest in Everton’s young gun James Vaughan, who they were after in the summer, too.
Hughton has apparently been working furiously behind the scenes to ensure that Portsmouth’s Mike Williamson is a Newcastle player soon, with Mike said to be standing by to make his debut tomorrow night against Crystal Palace, which is a game Newcastle must win to get back on track in the promotion stakes.
Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Everybody is aware that we have been looking for a striker.” “We’re always evaluating the squad, every day.
“We missed out on our main target, and everybody knows that was Beckford.” “And I would have taken Marlon back had he not been injured badly.”
“James Vaughan is a player we’re aware of and one we’re interested in, but I don’t know if that one will happen.” “As I say, every day we are evaluating the situation.”
It may be hard to attract young Vaughan, who’s looked really good for the Everton first team lately, and the Liverpool side may want to keep him at Goodison Park through the end of the season.
Everton have recently signed American Landon Donovan from the LA Galaxy, which may restrict young Vaughan’s playing time, so manager David Moyes may still elect to send him out on loan.
We hope so, and the lad would be an excellent loan signing for Newcastle United, there’s no doubt about that.