With the news today that Steven Taylor will be leaving Newcastle, and we suppose that will now be in January, what’s the chances of Newcastle going after David Wheater of Middlesbrough in January?
David Wheater – moving to Newcastle?
David was born in Redcar and he’s played in the Premier League and always looked more than a decent player, and since his contract runs out next summer Newcastle could probably get David, sell Steven Taylor, and make a profit of a few million too.
A week or so ago Chris Hughton said there was no truth in the Wheater rumor, but it seems clear that Alan Pardew will bring a few players into the squad in January – that seems to be clear from what Alan’s being saying in his press conferences this week.
The 23 year-old 6’5″ David is over a year younger than Steven, and the only club he’s ever been at is Middlesbrough, although he has played on loan at Doncaster Rovers, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Darlington hen he was younger.
25 year-old 6’2″ Curtis Davies of Aston Villa is another possibility, and he is currently on loan at Leicester City.
But Curtis may be a bit expensive, and he always seem to have a lot of injuries too, but he was a former Newcastle target a few years back.
In July of 2008 he signed a four year deal at Aston Villa for £8M from West Brom, so we suppose Aston Villa would try to recuperate as much of that fee as possible, and therefor he may be too expensive for Newcastle.