There is news today that Newcastle are in for two strikers.
Daniel Sturridge – can Newcastle get this boy on loan?
But whether there is any truth in the report, or the rumors, is a very good question.
The news is that Newcastle are in for Peter Crouch, but that’s an old story, and let’s say one thing about this, there is just no way that Mike Ashley will pay £9M for a 30 year-old.
And that also goes for 29 year old Jermain Defoe, who is also at Tottenham and presumably available, although a season long loan deal may be possible for Jermain.
But since Jermain said he wasn’t keen at all to come to Newcastle on a permanent move, it would be doubtful if he would want to move to the north-east on a loan deal.
But you never know of course, and if he did come on loan he’d be welcomed by the Newcastle fans, and especially if he starts to score those goals!
The second piece of news is more encouraging, and hopefully more truthful, in that Alan Pardew may move to bring Daniel Sturridge on loan to Newcastle for next season.
Bolton’s Owen Coyle is keen to take the striker back on loan to the Reebok stadium next season too, but Newcastle would presumably be a very good option for the 21 year-old.
The news is that owner Mike Ashley is doing his best to appease Newcastle fans, but when did he ever do that in the past, which is one reason we wonder if this report has any thruth in it.
The problem with a move for Sturridge is that Chelsea may not decide until late August, whether to let the boy go out on loan.
And news today that Dimitar Berbatov may be moving to money-bags PSG for around £18M, so why would Newcastle target Mevlut Erdinc want to stay at the Paris club and take his chances next season?
Especially when he could be hammering in those goals for Newcastle United in the Premier League.
We are hoping (and hoping) that Newcastle make a big move in these next four weeks to appreciably strengthen the squad, which so far, if anything, is weaker than when we started the window.
That’s assuming both Joey Barton and Jose Enrique are on their way, but we have to remember there is still ample time to bring in new players – good new players at that.