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O’Hara And Cleverley Are Two Newcastle Targets

10:47 am, Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 by Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

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

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.

Here’s hoping.



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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ginkoh // May 2, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Very good deal if we can sign them both.

  • 2 Edd Case // May 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    As I keep saying, this speculation is pointless.

    Hughton has proved that any signings that come in will be players that none of the papers will have mentioned.

    I think it’s a fair shout that we may be in for a couple of Pompey players (not many wont be) and then any freebies, Larson maybe but I think anyone else will be out of the blue.

  • 3 Rotonda heights // May 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Not quite sure why all the fuss about o’Hara. Competent enough but not wonderfully creative in any sense.

    Bolton have done very well with Witshire and Weiss on loans. Cleverly sounds more promising as a creative force.

    I’d like to think Krul, Kadar, Vuksic and Ranger will all get a decent look in this season, otherwise we risk our youth policy blowing up in our faces.

  • 4 Newutd // May 2, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Ferguson has said he wants to keep Cleverley, so noth worth mentioning him unless some new quotes are out there.

    O’Hara are more likely and may be a class buy.
    When it comes to Larsson, i’m not fan of him. Not pacey and tricky enough.

    More interesting with the actual interest in Plaisir Bahamboula for example. We’ve also been linked with a fellow u19 french kid named Loic Damour.

  • 5 xfer // May 2, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    We’ll be a tougher nut if we get both players, period.

  • 6 baro // May 2, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    I would take Cleverly and not O’hara. Cleverly is a new force to our squad and O’hara is same old.
    We have to sign those 2 French youngsters. Loic Damour and Plaisir Bahamboula.




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