Chris Hughton has talked again about loan deals, and points out they have some convincing to do this summer, to the parent clubs.
Chris Hughton – said to have limited transfer funds
Hughton has talked today about loan deals, which he thinks are good things to go after for the Newcastle club:
“Loans are a good thing for us but they have to be the right ones.” “Danny Simpson is an example of how they can work out.”
“There are going to be a number of possibilities available to us and there will be some manoeuvring from us this summer.”
To get some top youngsters Hughton will need give assurances to the Premier League’s top managers that their youngsters will be given a significant amount of first-team playing time on Tyneside.
Glenn Roeder got 19 year-old Seppe Rossi on loan from Old Trafford a few years ago, but Glenn hardly played the lad, and Seppi was often brought on for the last couple of minutes of a game, and that counted as one appearance.
Quite rightly, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was not happy with that deal.
“One of the problems now we have stepped up is that if we loan from Premier League sides we also have to guarantee that loan player games.”
“If they cannot play in a good percentage of the games we might have trouble persuading them to come here.”
So if for example Newcastle can get Arsenal’s 18 year-old Jack Wilshere in central midfield on loan, the club will need to convince Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that Jack will get games in spite of competition from the likes of Alan Smith, Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie and even Haris Vuckic – and that’s hardly an easy proposition.