The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley of Manchester United will be Newcastle loan targets this summer.
Tom Cleverley – Newcastle loan target
Newcastle have been linked with Tom Cleverley many times during the last year.
Tom, who is now 20 years old and turns 21 in August, was on loan at Leicester in season 2008-2009 and played 15 times with 2 goals while at Filbert Street. The youngster has been on loan at Watford this season, where he’s played 35 times with 11 goals and has had a very good season.
Whether Manchester United would be willing to sell the player this summer is unknown, but it looks like Newcastle will bring in the Basingstoke-born player on a season-long loan deal on Tyneside, with a view to signing the youngster in the future, perhaps.
There’s no doubt that Tom would offer excellent competition to Gutierrez and Routledge on either Newcastle wing next season, and would get plenty of playing time. Tom usually plays on the wing, but he is also more than a capable defender, so he seems flexible too.
Danny Welbeck – 19 year old striker or winger
19 year-old Manchester-born Danny Welbeck has already played 24 times with 8 goals for the full Manchester United side, since making his debut in 2008, when he was just 17.
And Welbeck was on loan at Preston this year where he played 8 times with two goals. The 6’1″ player is already an England U21 International and has played 4 times for that side, and also played 10 times for the England U19 side with 2 goals.
Danny can either play on the wing or up front as a striker, and would again be a great addition to the Newcastle United squad for next year.
Both players would be great additions to the Newcastle squad for next season, there’s no doubt about that, and loan signings are OK with us – as long as we strengthen the squad somehow.
We have to think that Danny Simpson, Alan Smith and perhaps Nicky Butt will try to convince the two youngsters that a season at Newcastle would further their careers – big time.