The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Newcastle are one of seven clubs interested in signing Manchester United defender Wes Brown in January.
Wes Brown – available in January?
The clubs are said to be Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Everton, Birmingham City, West Bromwich and Newcastle United.
Wes has started just five games so far this season, and although there has been news in the past of him leaving the Red Devils, he could indeed opt to move on this month, to get some playing time elsewhere.
The Longsight, Manchester born player can operate at right back or center-back, and would offer Newcastle good defensive cover, and of course he has vast experience, having played for Manchester United in the European Champions League every one of his 12 seasons as part of the first team squad.
Wes joined Manchester United when he was 12 years old and it is the only club he has ever played for making a total of 355 appearances with 4 goals, and it was back in May of 1998 that he made his debut against Leeds United, coming on as a substitute.
If Alex Ferguson lets the player go, there is likely to be lots of interested clubs in this very experienced defender, but it would be unlikely that Newcastle could attract him to Tyneside, and he’s a little old for the type of player Newcastle want to sign these days.
And given the distinct lack of success of the Sol Campbell signing last summer, owner Mike Ashley is unlikely to be persuaded again to move for an older player.
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