Exciting new today that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is considering a loan move for Manchester City’s Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata.
Dedryck Boyata – Newcastle trying to get this lad on loan
The Evening Chronicle is reporting that 19 year-old Boyata has emerged as a possible solution to provide cover across the back four for the Newcastle defense next season.
Boyota played 7 times at the beginning of last season, and looked a terrific prospect, and it could well be in City’s interests to loan out this player for a year, to give him more first-team games, as manager Roberto Mancini is likely to make some expensive defensive transfer signings this summer, with the emphasis on expensive.
The 19-year-old Belgium U21 International, who was born in Brussels is amongst a number of top young players that the Manchester club are prepared to loan out next season to allow them all to gain some first-team experience in the Premier League.
He started his career in the youth team at Brussels before joining Manchester City in 2006, when he was just 15, and he was part of City’s 2008 FA Youth Cup winning side when City beat Chelsea 4-2 in the two-legged final.
Boyata has just three Premier League appearances to his names although he did play in Cup games last season for Manchester City too – and he will get a lot of games at Newcastle.
Newcastle are also trying to buy Boyata’s team-mate in Nedum Onuoha , who has been valued close to 7M by City, but Nedum could also presumably go out on loan next season, with Sunderland and Aston Villa said to be interested in the player.
Hughton said today:
“It’s normal for any club to look at all areas when it comes to strengthening their squa d.” “All the time you are constantly assessing which areas need tweaking.”
“And it’s the same for us. We’ll continue to look at the options available to us.” “Decisions have to be made and will be made.”
Well, as usual, Chris is not giving much away at all – but we are impressed with the type of player he seems to be after this summer.
Being linked with moves for Jack Wishere, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Nedum Onaoha and Dedryck Boyata shows clearly that Chris is only interested in bringing quality players to Tyneside.
That’s got to be good news.