The news coming through seems to suggest the loan deal of Stephen Ireland to Newcastle has moved along very nicely in the last 24 hours.
Stephen Ireland – has now agreed terms with Newcastle
And Sky Sports now understands that the player himself has agreed terms for a loan move to Newcastle from Aston Villa.
The 24-year-old was at Newcastle yesterday, and underwent a medical, which we have to assume went well, and today has agreed terms with Newcastle, and this means the official announcement of the deal by Newcastle, could come very soon.
Ireland has been keen to move on from his double nightmare at Manchester City and now at Aston Villa, and get regular first team football.
If Stephen shows the form he is capable of, he will certainly get first team football at the Newcastle club.
And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been trying to bring in new players in January, but it could well be that Stephen will be the only new arrival.
That’s apart from Frenchman Ben Arfa, who signed on permanently at Newcastle earlier in the month.