There is news today in the People that Newcastle are interested in Wolves tough midfielder and captain Karl Henry.
Karl Henry - are Newcastle really interested?
I’m not at all sure what the attraction of Karl Henry would be for Newcastle, since he seems to be a liability, in that he keeps getting far too yellow cards with some over physical and rather reckless tackles.
We already have Cheick Tiote at Newcastle who has that particular area of his game he needs to improve big time for next season.
28 year-old Karl started his career at Stoke City back in 2000, before moving to Wolves in 2008, but we wonder if he’s good enough to play for Newcastle – we doubt it.
Henry played 136 times with one goal for Stoke City, and has played 196 times with 7 goals at Wolves.
If the news is true that Joey Barton is about to move to Everton, then Newcastle will now need to strengthen their central midfield, given that wingers were always a target for this summer.
But the loss of Barton would also take away an influential leader at Newcastle and we wonder what that will do to the team spirit, not to mention the effect it could have on other Newcastle players, like Kevin Nolan and Gutierrez, to mention just two.
What do you think?