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.