Surprising but good news in the Sunday Sun today that Alan Pardew could be given some transfer funds in January to improve the Newcastle squad.
Landon Donovan – is he arriving in January?
If the news today is true than Steven Taylor will be offloaded in January and maybe Newcastle could get £5M for him 0 if that.
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert is a possibility, and of course Lambert is at Pardew’s former club Southampton, and presumably he wouldn’t cost too much. Maybe the idea is to bring in Rickie to give some goal scoring help to Andy Carroll up front.
But the surprising news is that the Sunday Sun reports that Newcastle have been offered USA International Landon Donovan, who is available for a loan deal, and if Everton do not take him, it’s looking like Newcastle could.
Alan Pardew is said to be interested in bringing Landon to Tyneside,
That would be an excellent move by the club, because Landon is not only a good player, but it will put Newcastle on the map, and give them some good publicity, at least in the USA, where all the PL games can be seen, usually live, these days.
Landon will also provide some skill and creativity that the team has lacked since Ben Arfa broke his leg in early October.
The 5’8″ tall Landon has played 275 times in the MLS with 131 goals, and has represented the USA 128 times (a record) with 45 goals.
Landon is one of the USA’s best ever players, certainly in the outfield, since the USA has had some excellent goalkeepers.