News today in the Daily Star that Newcastle want to bring in Juventus midfielder Christian Poulsen, on loan for next season.
Christian Poulsen - Newcastle interested in Juventus midfielder
Since it’s a loan deal we suspect that the age doesn’t matter and the 30 year-old central midfielder could provide some significant skills in the middle of the park for Newcastle next season in the Premiership.
It’s becoming clearer that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will need to bring in loan signings and free agents to bolster the squad for next season, and the news is that this is a player who is definitely interesting Newcastle boss Chris Hughton.
Since Juventus failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League the thinking is that Newcastle could get the player from Juventus on a full season loan on Tyneside.
The Dane has played 71 times with 5 goals for his country and has previously played for Holbæk B&I, Copenhagen, Schalke 04 and Sevilla before moving to Juventus in 208, and has played around 430 first-class games in his career.
Christian has played 43 times for the Italian Giants, and has an aggressive style of play as a central midfielder, and cost Juventus £10M when he signed from Spanish Club Sevilla in the summer of 2008.
It seems to us that this player, who stands 6′ tall, is top class, and better than what we have and is certainly the type of player that will improve the Newcastle squad.
There were reports in December of 2008 that Joe Kinnear was interested in bringing the player to Newcastle, so this is not the first time Newcastle have been linked with the player, and of course Chris Hughton was Joe’s assistant manager at the time so Hughton would have been aware of the player at that time.
We have to hope this story has some truth to it.