Is Alan Hutton A Potential Loan Signing For Newcastle?

News today that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has hit a big snag in trying to sign Tottenham and Scotland right-back Alan Hutton.

Alan Hutton – transfer fee too high

It turns out that Spurs are looking to get £7M for the former Rangers defender, but he’s  simply not worth that now, and it seems like Steve Bruce will look elsewhere.

Spurs signed the former Rangers man in January, 2008 for £8M and they are obviously trying to recuperate as much of that transfer fee as possible.

But Hutton has been disappointing in the PL, but showed at Sunderland he could be returning to the excellent form he showed while he was at Rangers.

We think Alan Hutton would be a good acquisition for the Newcastle squad and would give Danny Simpson good competition at right back, but there’s no way Newcastle would pay that money for Alan.

However, we doubt if Spurs will be able to get anywhere close to what they want for the Scottish defender, so perhaps Newcastle could go in and try to get a season long loan deal for the experienced defender.

If Newcastle are forced to go after loan players to bolster their squad for next season, so be it – and Hutton could be a very good loan signing for the Tyneside club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Ericles

    May 14, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Not worth 7 million quid. We need a couple of skillful wingers to compliment our forwards more than a loan player in defence. After all – what would be his wages?

  • G

    May 14, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Whislt additional cover at full back would be welcome, I doubt the fans would welcome him too much, having been quite popular with the mackems fans. I would take him on a loan deal personnaly, but I would be happier with a more sensibly priced RB to complete with Raylor and Simpson.

  • pdidy

    May 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Habib Beye would be a good signing.
    Robbie Kean and Martin Petrov also.

  • WLtoon

    May 14, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    7m,no chance of signing him then,and his wages are too high to take him on loan unless Spurs help us out. what a F@c#ing joke.

  • Ericles

    May 14, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #5

    When we were relegated did Beye jump overboard or was he pushed? Robbie Keane looks an interesting alternative to some we have got – and Petrov seems to be a favourite on this site.

  • pdidy

    May 14, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Keane would give us 15/20 goals per season.
    Petrov can operate as a winger and a creative/atacking midfielder. As for Beye he can play anywhere across the back and would more than likley start at right back.
    We could probably sign all three players for 6 million.

  • andoni

    May 14, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Keane would cost at least 8 millions. But, he could be an excellent signing

  • nightfa11

    May 14, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #8

    ok, but keane, beye & petrov are all suggest u start talking about other targets 🙂

  • jay-toon

    May 14, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #9

    hutton is so under rated, personally i would pay 7 million for him, think what you want, but i have seen how good he is, when he is on the international stage, he is usually the best player on the park, hes strong, skillful and full of pace who is always wanting to go forward, solid defender aswell, cant believe some of you can sit there and say simpson would be a capable RB in the PL.. just dont bring in any of the players that got us relagated or any prem reject players from pompy or hull etc, except steven fletcher

  • Wud die for Aberystwyth Town FC

    May 14, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #10

    I know it’s a good way to go forward with signing players who are under the age of 26, but let’s be real, we need players who have been there done that and got the T-shirt and who are tried ad tested in the premier league, and these three players fit the bill imo.

  • PapaToon

    May 14, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #11

    i dont think age should matter for loan players, they are there on temporary basis. should only matter if we were looking to buy the players after the loan spell. I think our priority should be competition for danny simpson and a creative midfielder. Joey Barton hasnt lasted a season. in our relegation season we suffered for not having a creative midfielder. Alan smith , nolan and guthrie are not that mould they perform different roles.
    Also i wonder if we could get santa cruz and johnson from man city on loan.

  • WLtoon

    May 14, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Ive heard Bono and Geldoff are arranging another concert, ToonAid is shceduled for mis july, all moneys go toCH to buy

  • freddie

    May 14, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #13

    Haha. No chance og getting Keane. He could go to Villa, Birmingham, Everton or fight for a place on the Spurs bench. Not a chance he will be in the black and white next season.

  • Markaccus

    May 14, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Keane? Petrov? Beye? When did the board change thier minds and give CH loads of cash? Even on loan these players would stretch the wage budget. Apparently there are some decent players at Paddy Freemans on a Sunday that Fatley could afford??

  • BudroBeardo

    May 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Martin Petrov will be out of contract with City this summer and available for free. Despite his age he’s a class act. His knees and wages can be a stumbling block though.

  • david delbs

    May 14, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #16

    what about fletcher from burnley?

  • andoni

    May 14, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #17

    david, I told the same last week. fletcher could be a good signing. He’s a goal-man!

  • fongct

    May 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #18

    not a chance on Hutton, forget it…why bother loaning him out for another season, and I dont think he worths 7M, but he definitely worths 5-6M, which loads of teams are willing to pay anyway….they are just trying to get as much as they can from Sunderland, like Bent last season…even if he is available on loan, he will go back to Sunderland

    and I seriously doubt we can afford Fletcher

  • david delbs

    May 15, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #19

    In all honest opinion, I’d rather fletcher over keane

  • Solaidback

    May 15, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #20

    I think arry still thinks that people are going to pay stupid prices for his flops like he did, yeah ok he paid £8m for him 18 months ago & wants £7m back, is he living in cloud cookoo land or what, no one in their right mind would pay that much for a player now, especially if they’ve failed to shine in the PL….

    Grow up Arry, you’re going to have to get your perks of the trade in other places mate.. lol


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