News in the Sunday Sun yesterday that Newcastle face a fight with three other PL clubs to get Tom Cleverley to the club on loan for next season, but that’s not the club’s only problem concerning getting Cleverley on Tyneside.
Tom Cleverley – looking at Bolton and Wigan now?
Bolton, Wigan and West Ham are the other clubs interested but the news is that Tom would prefer to play his football at Newcastle next season, if something can be worked out with his parent club, Manchester United.
Alex Ferguson is not surprisingly insisting that Cleverley be guaranteed a regular starting place this season.
That demand probably comes from when Newcastle had Giuseppe Rossi on loan for the start of the 2006-2007 season, and Glenn Roeder hardly played the youngster – and the Red Devils took him back in January of 2007, and Alex was not happy with that loan deal.
Just like we want our loan players to play regular football when we send them out on loan – that’s the reason for a loan deal after all – so do other clubs who send their players to Newcastle.
Hughton has admitted that Ferguson’s stance on Cleverley could be a problem – but that surprises us a little – because any loan players we get have to be played regularly – although maybe not a regular starting position – which is the problem for Chris.
Of course we have Jonas Gutierrez and Wayne Routledge, who are the likely starters on the wings for Newcastle next season, which is probably where Chris is coming from.
Tom Cleverley would like a move to Newcastle, but because of the uncertainty, has also already had talks with Bolton and Wigan.
We’ll closely follow the situation, but it may be that bringing Tom Cleverley to Newcastle on loan next season will just not happen.
What do you think?