Some Newcastle fans will not be too pleased that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is looking to bring in a center-back around 30 years of age.
Tamas Kadar – next Newcastle center-back?
Today it seems like he can have his choice of JLloyd Samuel, former Newcastle player Andy O’Brien and Nigerian International Danny Shittu from Bolton Wanderers.
But if you look at what Newcastle already have in the center-back position, it seems to make a lot of sense.
We would hope that Tamas Kadar within maybe one season, will be pushing for a starting position, and while Mike Williamson looked great in the Championship since he arrived on Tyneside in January, he has never played at England’s top level and therefore remains a doubt.
So bringing in a player who has proven PL experience will fill the breach for Newcastle, until Kadar finally comes through, and he will also be a safety valve should 26 year-old Mike Williamson not prove up to the standards of the Premier League.
We think both Mike and Tamas will do very well in England’s top league however, and then we’ll have Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mike and Tamas fighting it out for the central defensive positions on Tyneside.
So it hardly makes sense to spend big money on a center-back or even bring in another central defender on loan next season.
A center-back may be the only older player Chris will bring in this summer – but to us it makes a lot of sense and shows that Chris Hughton knows just exactly what he’s doing.
It may also be that Chris wants to send Tamas Kadar out on loan next season to get first team experience, and there would be a number of Championship clubs queuing up to take him, maybe through January to give him those first team games.
What do you think?