With the collapse of Arsenal this season, the famous London club will certainly need to sign some new players in the summer.
Junior Hoilett – Newcastle target in the summer
And news in the Sunday Mirror yesterday was that Arsene Wenger is sitting on a war chest of £60M to sign new players in the summer, as the Board have gone out of their way to let the fans know they will continue to back their famous manager.
But Newcastle have shown over the last couple of years that it doesn’t take big money to get good players.
And have proved that by by signing top players like Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote, Davide Santon, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan, Dan Gosling and Ben Arfa for around £23M in total over the last 30 months or so.
Newcastle have also shown they are good at getting top price for their players, should they let them go, as we witnessed in Mike Ashley somehow getting £35M in cool cash from the Liverpool club last January.
All that the publicity of being given close to £60M to spend is to make other clubs aware, and they will raise the prices of their players, should Arsenal come a calling.
One player Newcastle could be after in the summer is free agent Junior Hoilett, the 21 year-old Blackburn winger, and the Canadian has refused to sign a new deal at Rovers.
Junior scored an excellent goal for Blackburn at St. James’ Park earlier in the season in our 3-1 win, and he fits right into the profile of young players Newcastle want to bring into the club.
And according to reports today in the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are supposedly interested in the Blackburn winger.
The youngster is also interesting German powerhouse Bayern Munich, but it’s understood that he wants to stay in the English Premier League, and we wouldn’t rule out Newcastle’s ability to get this youngster to Tyneside this summer.
The club have become very good at capturing their targets, and they certainly do their homework, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Newcastle have already discussed a move to Newcastle with the player himself, and his agent.
And only recently the local Newcastle press reported his name is on the Magpies’ wanted list for the summer.
The Canadian winger is also interesting German giants Bayern Munich, but it is understood he wants to stay in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool – of course – are the other two Premier League clubs said to be interested in the younsgter – in addition to Newcastle.