Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is going to bring in some loan signings over the summer, and while most of these will be young guns from the top clubs, there could also be some experienced players available in August, depending on what transfers the big clubs accomplish over the summer.
Nicolas Anelka – what happens to him if Chelsea sign Torres?
So this is a woulda coulda shouda story but we were interested to read that Chelsea believe the turmoil at Liverpool, with Rafael Benitez having left the Anfield club, and the ownership still uncertain, think they can sign Fernando Torres for around £70M.
That’s a little frightening to think that Torres could be lining up alongside Didier Drogba next season, and it could scare the living daylights out of a lot of Premier League side’s defenses.
But if that does happen what will happen to Chelsea striker Nicholas Anelka?
Chris Hughton has said he wants to recruit a proven PL goalscorer – and who would be better than Anelka?
It could be that Chelsea would want to keep him at Stamford Bridge, but his playing time could also be limited and he could certainly do a job for one season on Tyneside..
Yes it’s true he’s old at 31, but it’s not like Newcastle will want to sign him permanently, but it would simply be a one season loan deal, and makes sense for at least a couple of reasons.
It would provide a proven goalscorer at Newcastle for our first season back with the big boys, and it would also help to give young strikers like Nile Ranger and Andy Carroll more time to develop their games.
This would all be dependent on Chelsea being able to do a deal for Torres, which would seem unlikely, but it’s these kinds of deals that could unfold this summer, that could provide Newcastle with some good loan targets in August.
It’s just a thought – but a potentially good one for Newcastle.