We had a report out yesterday that Newcastle were interested in Southampton winger Jason Puncheon, who is currently on loan at Blackpool.
Jason Puncheon – doing well at Blackpool
With Jason doing very well at Blackpool, it’s hardly surprising that Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is keen to sign the lad permanently in the summer, and it could be the Seasiders have a step up on the Tyneside club.
But Alan Pardew signed Jason for Southampton from Plymouth Argyle, while he was on loan at the Milton Keynes Dons a year last January, so it could be that Alan has some persuasive powers with the young winger, especially now that Alan is at a big club like Newcastle.
Jason still has a couple of years to run on his contract at Southampton, and he would of course cost a transfer fee – but exactly how much we don’t know.
Pardew talked about Jason today to the local Evening Chronicle:
“Jason was somebody I scooped from MK Dons for a really good price. He’s done extremely well and he’s a player I’ll keep an eye on.”
“Jason’s at Blackpool at the moment, and whether there’s an opportunity to come here will be determined by what he does at Blackpool.”
Jason was actually a Plymouth Argyle player when Alan signed him, although he was on loan at the time at MK Dons.
When we’ve watched the lad play for Blackpool this year, he’s looked more than a decent player with a good eye for goal, and in 3 appearances so far for Blackpool, he has a couple of good goals.