The news on the transfer front probably canceled themselves out today for Geordie fans.
Daniel Sturridge – no Newcastle interest
There was some bad news coming from the local press this afternoon, that Newcastle were not going after 21 year-old Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge.
That was disappointing, because the comments on this site have been very positive for the Birmingham-born striker, and he looked an excellent young striker on loan at Bolton last season.
And Daniel may even be available for a loan spell this season, but Stoke City, WBA and Bolton would like to sign him permanently, and we are told Newcastle are not interested in any oloan signings doe next seaosn.
That makes it even worse, because surely Newcastle would be a more attractive club for the lad, then those three good, but smaller clubs.
If Daniel played like he did for Bolton earlier this year over the next couple of years, he could easily be worth around £20M by then – so why Newcastle are not interested in the lad, we have no idea at all.
What’s Alan Pardew’s cell phone number?
The good news is that it seems Newcastle are serious about trying to bring 25 year-old French International winger Charles N’Zogbia back to Tyneside.
We have to admit we were extremely critical of Charles when he left in January of 2009, after he had an argument with then manager Joe Kinnear, but people change as they grow older and become more mature.
Joey Barton is a good example of that, and his behavior on and off the field last season was exemplary – to Joey’s credit – although we wish he didn’t have that Twitter account of his – where it’s so easy for him to get into trouble by sending out reflexive messages straight from the hip.
Charles, through a “close source”, has made it very clear he would just love to return to Newcastle – a huge club that Charles seems to now fully appreciate, where he may not have fully realized that before, when he was younger.
But in this life, you cannot hold grudges (well you can but it just doesn’t work for anybody involved), and we think Charles would make an exciting signing for Newcastle fans.
If we can get Charles through the door, it would be another top signing for the club – the 4th of the summer – but we are still shocked that Newcastle are not interested in Sturridge.
Well – you win some you lose some – we suppose.