The Daily Mirror today is reporting that both Newcastle and Glasgow Rangers are interested in Southampton winger. Jason Puncheon. in the summer transfer window.
Jason Puncheon – Newcastle interested
This is not the first time Puncheon has been linked with Newcastle, and the lad has been quite impressive on loan at Blackpool since January, and whenever we’ve watched the 24 year-old has looked a more than decent player, who can occasionally score goals.
He’s so far appeared 8 times for Blackpool and scored two goals, and certainly fits the profile of young players Newcastle want to bring to Tyneside this summer.
Add to that the fact that Alan Pardew knows the youngster from his time last year managing Southampton, and Newcastle may have a decent chance of landing this Croydon-born winger.
In fact Alan Pardew signed Jason from Plymouth Argyle on January 30th last year, and he’s so far played 30 times for the Saints with 3 goals.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway would also like to sign the player full time in the summer, if the Seasiders stay in the Premier League, which we hope they do, but we have to think Newcastle could be a better option for the player.
Glasgow Rangers are also interested in the player, and Jason could be attracted by European competition at Rangers, but the SPL is hardly the best league in Europe, and is a perennial two team league north of the border.
We have to think there’s even a decent chance Puncheon could end up at Newcastle this summer.
What do you think?