News today that Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has lined up a £2M bid for Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham.
Peter Whittingham – are Newcastle interfested?
The Nuneaton born 25 year-old England U21 International (17 caps – 3 goals) looked a good player last season, when he scored 25 goals in 51 appearances for the Welsh side, and can play on the wing or in central midfield.
Whittingham began his career at Aston Villa and was part of the FA Youth Cup winning side of 2002, and made his first team debut on 21 April 2003 against Newcastle United, as a second-half substitute for Gareth Barry.
He moved to Cardiff City in January of 2007, for a reported £350K and has since played 159 times for Cardiff with 42 goals.
The 5’10” midfielder had played 62 times with 2 goals for Villa, and was also out on loan at Burnley and Derby County.
And Peter was the top scorer in the CC Championship last season with 22 league goals.
Cardiff are short of money, and it seems like £2M could tempt the Cardiff club to sell, but if he’s available for just £2M he would seem like a good buy for Newcastle too, since he fits the profile of the type of player Newcastle are looking for this summer.
What do you think?