There’s a report in the Northern Echo today that Alan Pardew will be stepping up his interest in Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson today.
Darron Gibson – is this lad good enough for Newcastle?
We’re not entirely convinced that Darron would be a good buy for Newcastle at around £5M, since he hardly looked impressive last season with the Red Devils.
Sunderland are said to also be interested in the midfielder, and the news today is that Alan Pardew will concentrate over the next 24 hours and try to broker a deal for Darron.
The Ireland international has been told he is now surplus to requirements at the Premier League Champions, and the news is that Manchester United officials have already accepted a £12M bid from Sunderland for three players – Gibson, Wes Brown and John O’Shea.
Pardew believes the 23-year-old could be a good replacement for Joey Barton (not Kevin Nolan), and if this is true it seems Newcastle will want to move Joey out this summer.
Pardew will call his pal Alex Ferguson to see if Newcastle can get a deal worked out for Gibson.
But we wonder if this lad would be a good deal at £5M – so let us know in the following poll.