While Chris Hughton will not have a lot of transfer money to spend this summer, it seems more and more likely that two of the players on his list are Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley and Tottenham’s Jamie O’Hara.
Tom Cleverley – would be great acquisition for Newcastle
Both are young lads with Cleverley just 20 years old, and Jamie 23, and these are the types of players Newcastle need to sign this summer – players who are good now and can still improve.
With these two players again being talked about in today’s Sunday Sun, you’ve got to think that Chris Hughton likes both players, and he’s already talked very highly of Tom Cleverley, and he knew Jamie while he was coaching at Tottenham.
Tom has been on a season long loan spell at Watford, where he’s played 35 times with 11 goals, and may be available for a permanent transfer in the summer, but if not Newcastle could go after a season long loan deal for the Basingstoke-born player.
Jamie O’Hara will be in greater demand, since he has already shown he is a Premier League class player, and cannot stay at Portsmouth, where he’s played 25 times for the financially troubled club this season, and looked good.
In the Premiership next season each club’s first-team squad will be limited to just 25 players, with at least eight of those being homegrown.
But homegrown is defined as any player who has been at the club three years or more, and it turns out both Spurs and Manchester United have lots of players who qualify in that category – and therefore may be willing to let O’Hara and Cleverley leave. Maybe
We’re sure that Jamie O’Hara’s days at Spurs are numbered, but not sure if Alex Ferguson will want to sell Cleverley, but as we said if Newcastle can get these two into the squad during the summer, it would be very good business indeed for the Tyneside club.