Newcastle Close In On Henri Lansbury Loan Signing

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton wants to bring in Arsenal’s 19-year old midfielder Henri Lansbury,  for a season-long loan deal and the signs are that the Arsenal manager will be willing to let the youngster leave on loan.

Henri Lansbury – coming to Newcastle?

The feeling at Arsenal is that Henri could benefit by joining a huge club like Newcastle, with its legendary fan support, and that the potential future star could learn a lot by playing alongside the likes of Alan Smith, Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton in the center of the pitch, and could improve the lad’s  play immensely.

We’ve watched video of this 19 year-old, who made his debut for Arsenal at just 17, and he’s simply a beautiful footballer, and we think he would be one terrific addition to Newcastle’s squad this summer, so fo course we are hoping the deal comes through.

Of course if he is anything like the other 19 year-old we had on loan from a big club – Patrick van Aanholt of Chelsea – he’ll do just fine.

The other advantage Newcastle have by taking these young stars to Tyneside, is that if ever Arsenal decide to let them move in – as so many good players do at a huge club like Arsenal – then Newcastle could well be in the driving seat.

And that’s another reason the policy of bringing in young loan players  from some of the top clubs, is an excellent move by Newcastle. What youngster wouldn’t want to play in front of 52,000 home crowds at the start of his career?

Newcastle fans just adored Patrick van Aanholt when he came to play very well at left back in Jose Enrique’s absence through injury last January, and there’s little doubt that if  Patrick got the chance, the Dutch U21 left-back would jump at the chance to join Newcastle, either on loan again or full time.

We reported this news on Henri Lansbury yesterday, and today it’s on the London blogs, and most reports seem to think it would be a good idea for both clubs, and also for Lansbury himself, to spend a full season on Tyneside.

And when we used the description of Newcastle as a huge club, those are the words being used in London to describe Newcastle.

We have to think Newcastle have a good chance of landing this central misfiled player for next season.

Here’s a bit on him from the Arsenal official site:

Gifted teenager Henri was another member of Arsenal’s Academy to gain valuable first-team experience on loan last season.

After impressing in the Under-18s and Reserves at the start of 2008/09, the tenacious midfielder moved north to Scunthorpe for three months. In total, Henri scored five goals in 17 appearances for ‘the Iron’, including a start in their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final defeat at Wembley.

However, silverware did not elude him last season; upon his return he started for Steve Bould’s Under-18s in their victorious Youth Cup and Academy League Finals. Henri was also a force for the England Under-19s and was handed the captain’s armband by manager Brian Eastick for their clash with Germany in which the starlet capped a fine performance with the winning goal.

In August, Henri joined Championship side Watford until December 1 .

In July he signed for Newcastle United on a season long loan deal.

No – don’t get too excited I put that last line in myself. 😀

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Jun 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    In the CCC It was good idea to have a loan player in but not when we are in the prem unless we have an option to buy.
    Like said by others, it will take up valuable places for our youngsters to have an opportunity to play for the first team and will basically benefit other prem teams not ours.

    As for playing along side Smith lmao, will Smith be good enough for a place in the team, if so I think our team will be poor.

  • MarkO

    Jun 30, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    I really think this would be an amazing signing, he will play for England in the future for a long time!

  • geordie_india

    Jun 30, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    You freaked me out at the end 🙂

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 30, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #4

    I think ” close in ” is a bit previous Ed !

    And learn a lot from Smith, Nolan and barton – are you sure !!! Something other than being usually injured, incredibly slow and collecting yellow and red cards, whiile in Smith’s case also never scoring !

  • awc88

    Jun 30, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #5

    firstly putting things like, “a huge club” lets be honest were not.

    Huge clubs dont loan in players and scrap and beg around for signings do they?

    They also dont get relegated.

    They also dont have aspirations of avoiding relgation. In honesty we’re a lower bottom half team now and the fact that soo many teams aboves us are pumping money into clubs or have pumnped money into clubs combined with the ambition of an owner like weve got. Were always gonna remain there. loaning players in them getting better and leaving us and leaving us every summer in the same position we were in the summer before.

    And lets be honest withwith the extended and increased parachute payments combined with the continued cost cutting, its not going to matter to ashley if we get relegated and promoted every few seasons.

  • toonboyjake

    Jun 30, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    probably gonna get ripped into for saying this but my ex’s uncle is one of the head coaches at arsenal and 2 years ago he was raving at a long lad called henri lansbury saying that they are comparing him to dennis bergkamp(even though he was a striker, i know) dunno if he’s still in that mould but he believed he would be a star

  • toonboyjake

    Jun 30, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    head coaches at arsenals youth team*

  • baro

    Jun 30, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #8

    What I dont get is that we are getting other teams youth and youngsters to our team for a couple of months trying to get them better when we have our own youngsters. Haris Vuckic, Tamas Kadar, Samuel Adjei, Phil Airey, Nile Ranger, Tim Krul, Forster. I just named 2 GK’s, a Defender, Midfielder, and couple of Forwards. Why wont we make them better and not dam Cleverly, Lansbury, Wilshere. If we get a view to sign them permanently than of course keep them and get’em. But, the teams respective managers want to keep them. Its all common sense.


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