Newcastle Linked With Liverpool Man – Is He Good Enough?

The Guardian is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in Liverpool midfielder Spearing, who was shipped out on loan last summer,  just like Andy Carroll, and he doesn’t seem to have a future at Anfield under Brendan Rodgers.

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Jay Spearing at Bolton this season

Andy went to West Ham and Jay has played at Bolton this seaosn, where he has looked good, and Bolton are  currently in 6th place in the Championship under manager Dougie Freedman, who left Crystal Palace last October, and has done well at the Trotters.

Bolton have 67 points from 45 games and could make the playoffs if they beat Blackpool at home in the last game of the season on Saturday.

Bolton have done a lot better than any of the other relegated sides last year – Wolves have been relegated, and are currently second bottom but cannot save themselves and Blackburn are 3 points from safety with one game to go but cannot be caught.

24-year-old Jay Spearing has been an important player for Bolton, and he’s certainly a tenacious player – but we wonder how much he would cost, and whether he’s good enough for Newcastle.

If we go down he could be a decent buy if he wanted to join a Championship club, but when we’ve seen him play he;’ looked a very decent player, but maybe not good enough if Newcastle stay in the Premier League?

Spearing has played 55 times for Liverpool with one goal, and he’s played 39 times for Bolton Wanderers this season.

He’s a local Liverpool lad and came through the Youth Academy after joining his home town club as a seven year-old – and he captained Liverpool’s FA Youth Cup winning side in 2007, who beat Manchester United in a penalty shoot out that year to win the trophy.

What do you think?

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