Swansea’s 24-year-old midfielder Darren Pratley may be attracting Newcastle’s attention.
Darren Pratley – interesting Newcastle?
Newcastle will be bringing in another central midfielder during the summer, and we hope Chris Hughton makes his movies early, so we have the full squad in place by early July when training and team bonding begins again.
Darren Anthony Pratley was born in Barking, London and turns 25 this coming Thursday.
The 6’1″ midfielder has been at Swansea City since 2006, when he was signed from Fulham for £100K, and has played 140 times for the Welsh side with 16 goals.
Darren started his career at Fulham in 2003, and played on loan at Brentford for a couple of seasons from 2005 through 2006, and appeared 54 times for Brentford scoring 5 goals, during his two loan spells.
We think Pratley will be the kind of player Newcastle will bring in this summer, a good player who can be bought by Newcastle for a few million, and potentially improve and be a success at the higher levels of football.
This strategy however, is very dependent on extremely good scouting by Newcastle, and the ability to see a good young player, who could make it at a higher level.
We have to hope our scouts are on the ball this summer.