Newcastle Loan Targets Not Too Clear


Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has said that Newcastle will have to play a waiting game over their loan prospects for next season.

Patrick van Aanholt – another loan deal?

There is news that Hughton wants to  re-sign Chelsea full-back Patrick van Aanholt on loan for a season to cover for Jose  Enrique, but we doubt that Chelsea will want their player to leave Stanford Bridge to be on the bench at Newcastle.

This lad is a good player at just 19 – he turns 20 on August 29th –  and he could be playing regular football for a Championship club, as he did last season at Coventry (and Newcastle).

Manchester United youngster  Tom Cleverley is in Hughton’s sights, but if Alex Fergsuon wants a guaranteed starting place for the 20 year-old winger, that may be a complete damper on that deal, and we don’t think he is in for the Red Devils’ Danny Welbeck any longer.

Hughton said.

“A lot of clubs are still assessing what they’ve got,””In terms of the bigger clubs, once they’ve made a decision on what they’ve got, then they will decide who they can let go on loan.”

“It’s a situation where we have to try to be on the pulse as much as we can and hopefully we’ll be there to make a decision when we need to.”

Chris as usual is giving very little away there, but we think that Jack Wilshere may no longer be a target, with Arsene Wenger thinking he is ready to make an impact at Arsenal – even at the tender age of just 18.

Patrick van Aanholt is a great young player but if he comes on loan to Tyneside, then Newcastle would need to give him ample playing time and with Jose a lock at left-back,  we just cannot see that happening, although Patrick could also play down the left wing, of course.

It would be different if Newcastle could buy him outright of course, because he’d be one terrific long-term signing for the club – and just the kind of player we should be getting to Tyneside.

Howay The Lads!! What do you think?

Comments very welcome.



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19 comments so far

  • bobby_ollox

    Jul 27, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed – I can bear it no longer – the revised banner needs an update
    Do we not have a more flattering picture of Hughton where he doesnt look like an idiot ?

    Shearer is a hero because he was a player not a TV pundit – surely a picture of him in kit would be better.

    You have a difficulty in blending the old generation and new generation I understand, but at least two of the three from the current squad have not earned their place on this banner yet. Caroll and Smith ??? Nolan maybe. Steve Harper deserves to be there but thats it.

    No collection like that can ignore the golden generation of Newcastle football, and whereas the architect Keegan has since forfeit his place, the team can be epitomised by Beardsley, a superb player and ambassador for this club, and who surely deserves his place at the head of every article.

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  • Raffo

    Jul 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    I agree Bobby – although I dont think Nolan deserves to be up there at the moment either. I think it should be a place for the legends and for that reason Beardsley and maybe even sir les should be up there. I would vote for Rob Lee as he is my fav toon player to have pulled on the top so far.

    Ed – where does it say we are interested in Van Arnholt? It doesnt mention a source in your article and I cant find anything

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  • jim

    Jul 27, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #3

    sky sports news reporting sol cambell having a medical at newcastle edwardo…. get on it!

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jul 27, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Teamtalk are reporting the same about Campbell and they don’t tend to report things unless they’re at least reasonably likely:

    http://www.teamtalk.com/news/2483/6281054/Campbell-to-undergo-Newcastle-medical

    A good signing I’d say… He’s got bags of experience, will help out some of the younger players and is still a decent player.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jul 27, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    And guys, the banner really isn’t that important… Careful with the nitpicking.

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  • jesus was a geordie

    Jul 27, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #6

    I guess we’re waiting on City…If they do get Milner and Balotelli there squad will be approaching 40 first teamers!

    Also, as long as Campbell isn’t on a ridiculous wage I think it’s a great signing…He did a job for L’Arse last season and his experience will be great in training for players like Kadar and Tavenier!

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  • CorToon

    Jul 27, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Will be a sound signing….our defence is in a spot of bother with injuries and the young ones will be learning from one of the best English defenders from the last 20 years.

    Hughton should keep an eye on Man City. A decent player should be available on the cheap or else loan a good player who has expierence from them

    Would Bellamy be welcome back?

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  • Whumpie

    Jul 27, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #8

    Van Arnholt would be great – but only as a permie.

    Sol – yep, great news if true. Looks like it is, which is stunning, because the papers mentioned it over a week ago.

    Good point about Citeh. Bellamy? Not sure. Toxic in the dressing room, but has he matured a bit since his last stint here? He certainly fills a lot of gaps in terms of pace and ability down the left side. Just a bit of a nob.

    Left winger is all that’s really left if we get Sol and a LB cover like Van Arnie. This Marseilles fella fits the bill in some ways, but apparently he’s a “bit of a bellamy”, so not sure.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Jul 27, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    I’m not too sure about Sol, An AMAZING player in his prime however a bit old now and i’m not sure what his role would be at the club (cover or starter?) i’ve always liked him and i’m sure he can do a job, however i think there are better options available. hate to be a pessimist but that’s the way i see it.

    If we do sign Sol with the addition of Van Aanholt and maybe even De Guzman i think we’d have a very succesful transfer window!

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    Funny question, but is anyone else a bit bothered by the fact that we haven’t sold anyone yet? I know it sounds odd, but hear me out. We’ve got certain areas of the squad (i.e. midfield and up front) where we have loads of cover, but not an incredible amount of quality.

    For instance in central midfield we now have Smith, Barton, Vuckic, Guthrie, Nolan and Gosling. We surely only need five, and the only reason that can’t be four is because Gosling’s injured and Vuckic is still young. I’m genuinely unsure that Smith has the pace or reading of the game to be an asset at this level. Or if we need to keep him for his defensive midfield abilities, maybe we should be selling one of our more attack-minded midfielders – or even sell two to get a midfielder of a really high quality.

    Or look up front – Shola, Lovenkrands, Xisco and Best have never really made it at Premier League level. Our other two strikers, Carroll and Ranger, are both young and could easily fail to make the grade. Why not sell two or three of these and pull together some serious cash to buy a proven striker – we only need four strikers maximum!

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  • lewman

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11

    i reckon sol would be fantastik against the smaller teams and maybe not so great against the likes of rooney and torres (if fully fit) who might be a bit too quick and skillfull for him in his old age, but can we really be expecting our other defenders to be faring any better against these two strikers.

    we can only be happy at this signing (if true) and especially with s. taylor injured.
    also just think of the amount of goals we will get from corners with sol and andy in the team to header them in.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    AngerOfTheNorth, would be good to name a 25 man squad when time comes, under 21’s don’t count though so think we’re about 3 off atm but if we do sell then obviously add to that number.

    Smith (and his wages) would be first out the door in my books but probably no one will take him (and his wages). I too think his pace is lacking and no footballing brain to compensate.

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  • lewman

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    anger, do you not think january is a better time to sell, once we have seen what these players can do. our squad is not massive and we have been absolutely plagued by injuries in previous pl seasons.

    but i do agree with flogging smith asap

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jul 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Selling at Christmas might be a better idea, but only as long as we have enough cash currently to make the signings we need. Don’t get me wrong, if cash isn’t an issue, the bigger the squad the better. But I think we could easily sell off Smith, Best and Xisco (unless he shows signs of providing us goals) without weakening the squad and would drum up a good £5m to spend on players.

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  • Sav

    Jul 27, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #15

    CH is no eejit. He’s just showing how many managers we’ve gone through since the eejit Ashley arrived.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 27, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #16

    AotN, agreed.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #17

    good job, now need a wing and powerful striker

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  • Colombus

    Jul 27, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #18

    De Guzman and Juan Albin on a free transfer and there you have it 😉

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  • tjshawsey

    Jul 27, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #19

    De Guzman has signed for another club already 🙁

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