Hughton Interested In Everton’s James Vaughan

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.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • tdt

    Jan 26, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    From the previous thread:

    Good news finally! Hopefully Simpson and Routledge can strike up an enrique-spidy-esque pasrtnership down the right-hand side.

    We still need:

    1 CB = Williamson
    1 AM = Loan a young starlet from arsenal…
    1 ST = Loan an experienced PL striker…

    Then we will hopefully go straight up at the end of the season.


    And for back-up:

    Pancrate-Guthrie–Barton–Lua Lua

    Then we will also have a loan midfielder, loan striker and all the youngstars such as donaldson, vuckic, etc to add to that.

    To summerise, a couple more signings stated above will suffice Mr H.

    (Additionally, Vaughan would just about fit the above criteria)

  • Thump

    Jan 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #2

    I wouldn’t mind seeing vaughn in black and white, but I think that’s just a pipe dream if I’m honest. Same for wilshere

  • Darling27

    Jan 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    James Vaughan would be a great addition.

  • Matt

    Jan 26, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #4

    I doubt he’ll come considering how injury prone the rest of Everton’s strike force are. Plus wouldn’t it be a better course of action to look for a backup left and right back?

    On the subject of Routledge is that really such a wise signing? He’s already proved he can’t really cope in the premier league before so why are we giving him a 3.5 year contract? Oh well.

  • The Entertainers

    Jan 26, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    With Everton still looking to sign another striker we may have a chance, loan or otherwise.

    The type of striker we need. We have the ‘big man’ striker in various capacities, but lack that goal poacher, in the Beckford guise.

    Just wish MA would pull out 3m and sign Maynard from Bristol!…..however i think theres more chance of me finding 3m down my seatee!

  • vivadavidkelly

    Jan 26, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #6

    carroll should alwways start ahead of shola

  • Ollieh51

    Jan 26, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #7

    If Beckford goes to the Toffee’s we’ll look more likely to sign Vaughan.

    I can’t see Moyes letting him go with his injury problems and the fact that Donovan’s only on loan there?

  • Matt

    Jan 26, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #8

    I agree, I’d even put Ranger above Ameobi because he is so much more effective as a target man. The goals will come, he just needs more experience.

    Simpson, Taylor, Collo, Enrique
    Routledge, Guthrie, Smith, Nolan, Jonas

    Or 4-3-3
    Simpson, Taylor, Collo, Enrique
    Guthrie, Smith, Nolan
    Lovenkrands, Carroll, Jonas

    Would pull teams apart at home. It’s hard to leave Guthrie out of the squad after he’s proven so many times that we need his set pieces in the squad.

  • stevep

    Jan 26, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Everton are as skint as us and can only afford loan signings and cheapish (couple of million) type player – they need to offload some of the wage bill so theres a good chance Vaughn will go out on loan – might not come to us tho

    Am I the only one who thinks we should sign a decent holding mid and sell Smith – he’s played well enough this season but he can’t cope in prem (just my opinion)

  • neil

    Jan 26, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Can’t believe anyone would have Ameobi ahead of Carroll or Ranger for that matter. When Shola looks back at his career he must think that he failed. Not good enough imo.

  • Flan

    Jan 26, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #11

    The Entertainers, your bang on the mark there….Maynard would be a quality signing !

  • Thump

    Jan 26, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    On the topic of Ofere:

    Just been watching that on the Dennis Wise Scouting System™ and I’m not impressed. Seems to be a case of bad defending that leads to most of his goals and in one particular goal (see the 4 minute mark) is down to the grace of the gods and bad pitch maintenance. Don’t get me wrong, he could definitely do a job here, but it’s almost like watching a star u-16 player in the special olympics. Definitely has ability, but probably in League 1 imo.

  • lesh

    Jan 26, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #13

    The BBC web site’s headlining that Crystal Palace have gone into administration.

    Sounds very mercenary but it bodes well for Wednesday’s match!

  • ksmit

    Jan 26, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Didn’t see that one coming… shouldn’t affect the game (other than play wise) should it? Game will still be on no?

  • geordielad880

    Jan 26, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #15

    I would rather see newcastle try and get someone like ched evans permently than vaughan on loan, we have asked about simon cox on loan from west brom, not a bad player, but cant get into the west brom team, who do you think should play right back on wednesday?

  • truegreek

    Jan 26, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Vaughan wouldnt be bad but he has got a bad track record coming to injuries i think we should look elsewhere with palace in adminstration why dnt we look into moses he would be good creative wise and goalscoring 2

  • chuck

    Jan 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #17

    Moses no doubt will go to a bigger PL club, would have been a great buy for anywhere around 5m.
    Moses combined with Best a youngster @ Coventry would have constituted a very good pairing, the makings of an attacking future for any side.

  • hayward223

    Jan 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #18

    What about Plessis from Liverpool? Huge presence and can get round the pitch, something we were lacking against West Brom. Nolan and Smith were so slow. Id like Vaughan but think it may be someone else. Williamson will be a good back up to. Love to see a creative, fast centre mid but cant see us buying someone like that atm


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