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.
“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.
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