Newcastle Now In Pole Position To Get Cleverley Next Season


News today in the local Sunday Sun that former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder will have a big role in bringing Manchester United youngster Tom Cleverley to Newcastle on a  season-long loan deal next season .

Tom Cleverley – while on loan at Leicester City last year

Newcaste have been reported to have a big interest in bringing the 20 year-old winger to Newcastle on a loan deal from his parent club Manchester United, and it’s expected the Red Devils will be willing to loan the player out again.

And it turns out that Newcastle’s former manager has connections with Cleverley – and that will help Newcastle secure the loan deal.

Roeder now acts as a senior football consultant for Cleverley’s agents, with a significant role in managing the players’ careers, and Glenn is understood to be giving the Newcastle United club, its fans and the area – a tip top evaluation.

The other advantange that Newcastle seem to have is that Tom is good friends with our own young striker Andy Carroll,  after both of them have been in the same England U21 squad. We would expect Andy to give the player a call if and when asked to do so by Newcastle manager Chris Hughton.

Premiership new boys Blackpool are also looking for loan players and manager Ian Holloway is also reported to be after this particular player.

You would think that Newcastle would be a bigger draw to a young player than Blackpool,  but one possible advantage Blackpool could have is he would start every game for them potentially.

While that may not be true at Newcastle, Chris Hughton is good enough and smart enough to ensure any loan players get plenty of playing time on the field at Newcastle next season. After all, it’s likely in the future we will be bringing in two players each summer on loan for the foreseeable future.

The Basingstoke-born youngster turns 21 in August and stands 5’9″ tall has had two loan spells at Leicester City and Watford and has made 50 total appearances and scored 13 goals, and looks like a very good player in the making.

Tom suffered a knee injury at Watford late in the season, but news is that he should be fit before the new pre-season starts in around a couple of weeks time, and let’s hope Tom may even arrive on Tyneside before then.

That would be great.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jun 20, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Great news !!! Another chance to advance th career of another teams players – whilst keeping our own youngsters away from the first team.

    Fully agree with the sentiments of TrueFaith yesterday about ‘no capital outlay’ – the fact that we seem to be keen to be a yoyo club and rely on cast offs and freebies is not the sort of club that should be expecting their ‘fans’ to dig deep into the their pockets to fund ……… Ashleys overdraft.

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  • Solaidback

    Jun 20, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Good if we can get him but who’s he going to replace on the field??

    He plays right wing but after the half season that Rougtledge had for us, it wouldn’t be fair to drop him for another teams player!!

    So who would he replace???

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  • Solaidback

    Jun 20, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #3

    I’ve just read the ‘TrueFaith’ post & he’s making a very good point as to why we should buy the new kits if the money from them isn’t going on players!!!

    I wonder if someone from the club will see it, let Ashley know & maybe get a statement out soon as to why we should buy the new kits,…

    no new players, no new kits, simples!!!

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  • hisnameisjonas

    Jun 20, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #4

    the reason why there is no capital outlay is because of sheperd and his horrific overspending and managing of the club. so go buy shirts and support your club and it will benefit the club in time, all the basics are there, big stadium, massive fanbase, growing youth academy. maybe in 5 years time we have a club that is economical stable and in europe instead of a few seasons where we trash out big money like we used to and i 5 years we may be back in the cc.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Jun 20, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    hisnameisjonas
    you have got your head in the sand if you think the situation we find ourselves in has anything to do with anyone but mike ashley

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  • hisnameisjonas

    Jun 20, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    yeah i never said that he didnt have nothing to do with the bad results on pitch and that we got relegated. I said that shepperd was the reason why our economy is what it is today, in fact without ashley we would have been worse of than portsmouth. Ashley have done some horrible mistakes that cost him as much as the fans and the club, but he has started to do things in i better way and trying to redeem himself by build up the club, bit by bit. And if you dont see the better for the club over a couple of years by supporting it with much needed money istead your trowing around words that more and more people are getting tired to hear maybe you should get your head out of the sand and start to watch newcastle play football and get on with supporting them…

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  • lewman

    Jun 20, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #7

    the other situation would have been bankrupcy, but we have bought loan players before after their loan time has ended so its not all bad getting in loans

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  • Ericles

    Jun 21, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Agreed Blacknwhite Barmy. Fair assessment.

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