Newcastle United are said to be after Manchester City young left-back, 19 year-old Greg Cunningham.
Greg Cunningham – Newcastle like this youngster
The Sunday Express says Newcastle want to take Manchester City left-back Cunningham on loan for the season, and the youngster has already represented his country, Ireland, at full International level, and looks just the kind of player that fits Newcastle’s profile.
The Carnmore County Galway born player would be wanted to back up Jose Enrique at left-back, but we cannot see the youngster playing too many games at the Tyneside club this season, although he may also be a longer term target for the Magpies.
The youngster joined City in 2007 from Galway club Mervue United, and was called up to the full Ireland squad by manager Giovanni Trapattoni last February, for a friendly against Brazil, and he made his debut last May, in Ireland’s 3-0 win against Algeria.
He also made his debut for City this year and has so far played a couple of times for the first team.
But the Eastlands club, who have to unload a number of their players by next Tuesday afternoon, are thought to be wary of letting the Irishman leave until their 24 year-old Serbian International Aleksandar Kolarov recovers from injury.
And talking of young left backs, we thought our own 19 year old Northern Ireland International, Shane Ferguson, was impressive on Wednesday evening against Accrington Stanley.
Premier League clubs have to name their 25 man rosters by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 24 hours after the transfer window slams shut.