There is more news today in the Northern Echo that Alan Pardew is trying to bring Manchester United’s Darron Gibson to Tyneside.
Darron Gibson – Newcastle and Sunderland target
If you remember a few months ago Darron opened a Twitter account, and it lasted just two hours, as he received significant criticism and abuse from the Red Devils’ fans, saying he wasn’t good enough to wear the shirt – so he wisely closed it down.
The rumor that he is now looking at opening up a web-site, so he can receive even further criticism an abuse, is an unfounded rumor at this point.
We’re not too sure about Darron, and whether he would be a good buy at £5M, so we put up a poll only yesterday.
And with over 1500 votes already cast – 63% think he would not be a good buy for Newcastle, with 22% saying he would be, and quite a large 15% undecided.
The news in the Northern Echo us that Newcastle are not interested in 33-year-old Birmingham City captain Barry Ferguson, who was a previous target two or three years ago.
Barry’s too old at 33 and past his best too, so it would be fairly obvious that the Tyneside club would not be interested in this player.
But it would appear that Darron Gibson will not be viewed as a good buy by the majority of Newcastle fans, if our poll is anywhere near accurate.
And the poll is still open if you haven’t yet voted – with one vote per reader.
Maybe Sunderland should win this particular race for this player.