After failing to get Victor Moses yesterday, after Moses had said he wanted to join the club, there is disappointment among Newcastle fans that a potentially excellent player has slipped through the cracks.
A bid of £2.5M would have made Moses a Newcastle player.
James Vaughan – Newcastle target
This is the last day of the transfer window, and we have until 5:00 pm to get players in.
But that only means it’s the last day to actually sign a player on permanent terms, since the loan window opens next week.
But we are told that Chris Hughton wants to bring in a striker today, and the number one choice now appears to be James Vaughan from Everton.
However, we wonder if the Toffees would be keen on that since James has looked good in the last several weeks, when he’s played in the first team.
Newcastle would like to take Vaughan on loan with a view to a possible summer move, and a bid of £2.5m could be good enough to get him.
But if they pay £2.5M for Vaughan that would cause an uproar – because the club could have had Moses for that amount – but they refused to pay up – so we just cannot see that happening today – they’re not that daft are they?
Newcastle are also understood to be monitoring Hull’s Gabon striker Daniel Cousin, but we just don’t rate this player, not one little bit – sorry Daniel – enough said.
We also hear that Chris may be interested in bringing in Arsenal’s talented young Mexican striker Carlos Vela.
The 20 year-old striker, born in Cancún, Quintana Roo, is an excellent prospect and hard to move off the ball – and he has good speed too.
The lad looks like a good player in the making, and would give Newcastle another striking option.
With Nicklas Bendtner returning to the Arsenal side yesterday, during the London side’s 3-1 mauling by Manchester United, it may be that Arsene Wenger would be willing to send Carlos out on loan.
We think he would be a good acquisition to help Newcastle’s promotion chances – but it seems like a long shot at best.
Chris Hughton said today:
“I would like to bring in another player before the deadline,”
“I am certainly looking to bring in before 5pm Monday. I don’t envisage it to be a busy day but hopefully it is busy enough.”
The poor performance on Saturday may become a blessing in disguise if it ensures we get one, and maybe two good players in during the next 10 days or so.
And hey, some good news on the injury front as both Shola Ameobi and Danny Simpson are expected to return for the Cardiff City game on Friday night.
We expect Danny to start at right back for his first game since signing on permanently at Newcastle.