It will be a chance today for Newcastle fans to have a look at central midfielder Mark Davies, who is rumored to be on Newcastle’s radar for this summer.
Mark Davies – Bolton midfielder a target for Newcastle?
Alan Pardew scouted the Bolton side on Saturday, in their 3-0 home defeat against Fulham, and there was news several weeks ago in the local papers, that Davis would be a Newcastle target this summer.
The Wolverhampton-born player played for England at U16 through U19 levels, but has not received any recognition since from England.
Mark played at his home town club Wolves until 2009, after joining them when he was only 9 years old.
He then joined Bolton at age 21, after he had handed in a transfer request, and the fee was £1M rising to £2M based on performances – so we assume Wolves got the full £2M for him.
Davis had found it difficult at the time to get in the Wolves first team, and played only 27 times for them, and since he’s been at Bolton he’s played 98 times for the Trotters with six goals.
He was also on loan at Leicester City in the 2008-2009 season where he made 7 appearances with one goal.
We have to wonder if this lad is good enough for Newcastle, but maybe Graham Carr has seen something in him that he likes.
We’ll have to see how Bolton fare this season, and whether they are able to survive in the Premier League, but if they are relegated then Newcastle could probably get a decent deal for the lad.
But again, we have to wonder if this is the quality of player we should be bringing into the club this summer, especially if Newcastle qualify for European competition for next season.
What do you think – is Mark good enough for Newcastle?