There have been continuing reports linking Newcastle with West Ham forward Freddie Sears, over the weekend and today.
Freddie Sears – reports linking striker with Newcastle
The 21 year-old London born player has 74 first class games to his credit, with a couple of goals and stands 5’7″ tall.
Freddie played the whole game for West Ham last Wednesday night in Newcastle’s 5-0 win, and went very close late in the game to notching a goal for the Hammers, but the ball went just wide.
Sears has so far played 21 times for West Ham with two goals, and joined the club when he was 11 years old, and he can play on the wing or up front as a striker
Freddie has played 3 times for the England U21 side with one goal, and has been on loan at Scunthorpe United, Coventry City and Crystal Palace.
He certainly fits the profile of players Newcastle would like to sign, but his valuation of around £5M, would seem to make it difficult for Newcastle to sign the player in this January window, since they have already shelled out that amount on French winger Hatem Ben Arfa.
Freddie has been out on a number of loan moves in his career, so the lad has managed to get quite a bit of first team experience under his belt.
Alan Pardew is already trying to make progress with his targets, and he said over the weekend the club will bring at least one, and at most two players in during January.
And we have to think one of his targets is Birmingham City winger Seb Larsson.