When we’ve talked about Newcastle potential loan deals in the summer, the three names that keep cropping up are Jack Wilshere, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck.
Henri Lansbury – Arsenal young midfield star
Another name that came up last week is 20 year-old Manchester City and Slovakia International Vladimir Weiss, who looks a great young player in the making.
But another name has surfaced and Chris Hughton has even talked about him and he’s Arsenal’s 19 year-old midfielder Henri Lansbury.
He’s Jack Wilshere’s team-mate at the Emirates, and he is also a player who will be made available for loan this season, after spending a loan spell Watford last term in the Championship.
Reflecting on the loan possibility, Hughton said today:
“He’s a player who did very well at Watford, and he’s a player we’re very aware of. But at this moment we’re not pursuing him.”
Henri has already played 5 times for the Arsenal first team and he has had loan spells at Scunthorpe United and Watford.
Henri was on loan last season at Watford and he played 40 times with 5 goals, and from January, 2009 he played at Scunthorpe United 18 times with 4 goals, so this lad has already made 63 first class appearances with 9 goals, and would be an exciting loan signing on Tyneside.
Lansbury has played for all the England Youth teams through the England U21 side, and he was called up for his U21 debut for their qualifying match against Portugal in November of last year.
The 6′ tall player was born in Enfield, just north of London, and has been at the Arsenal club since he was just 8 years old.
But surprisingly he was at Norwich City even before that, so he moved from Norwich City to Arsenal – and he must have been some player with potential at that young age.
He was part of the Arsenal side in 2009 that won the FA Youth Cup, when they hammered Liverpool 6-2 in the two leg final.
This lad looks like a potential future star player – and we have to hope that we can get him for next season.