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?