Some Confusion On Newcastle’s Interest In Jack Wilshere


There are lots of reports out this morning saying that Newcastle will rival Bolton Wanderers to get 18 year-old Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere on loan next season.

18 year-old Jack Wilshere – star in the making?

The only problem we have with these stories now is that Chris Hughton was quoted by the Newcastle Journal’s Luke Edwards yesterday as saying the following:

Jack is a very good young player at Arsenal and we are aware of that, but no he is not somebody I am looking at.”

“Everything is on-going at the moment, but we are still pressing ahead with things and we are still trying to plan for next season.”

So if that statement is accurate, you’ve got to believe Chris is not interested in the player.

Why?  Because that’s what Chris says – he’s not somebody we are looking at.

You would think that would quell the stories of Jack coming to Newcastle but we guess not.   Let’s not let real facts get in the way of a good story.

We’d love for Wilshere to come to Newcastle for a season-long loan next season, and it would be a good deal for both sides – but if the statement above is accurate it’s just not going to happen.

Sorry about that.



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5 comments so far

  • Ericles

    May 13, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope to hear CH say that Harewood etc etc are not coming here too. If CH is coy, understandably, about who he wants at NUFC, can he regularly scotch media rumours to keep records straight about who is not?

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  • noir9

    May 13, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #2

    I think the only time Chris has said we were interested in a player was Moses & looked what happened there, perhaps he has learned a lesson & will give nothing away. I know its frustrating for us, but its better that than missing our targets. Certainly wouldn’t want to play poker with CH

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  • Aza9

    May 13, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #3

    I think the fact CH actually said “he is not somebody I am looking at.” makes it crystal clear that we are not after him. As usual the papers are just spawning crap so bit of a nothing story Ed. The papers haven’t got a transfer rumor about us correct since Big Sham was manager. Chris is playing a good game because knows that any naming (cheap) players he is looking at will alert other clubs to their availablity. Looking forward to some good bargin buys! 🙂

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  • Ericles

    May 13, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Looks like, at this rate, CH may be head-hunted by the diplomatic corps. Good to have an astute manager. Do not know about poker but I would take him on at chess either. Keep up the sensible work CH.

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  • Chris F

    May 13, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #5

    re: Harewood, his agent said we had first refusal on him now his contract’s up, but didn’t want him so he won’t be heading back to SJP.

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