There is news in the Mirror today that Newcastle are moving in for Blackpool’s 21 year-old winger Tom Ince, and hope to do the deal before tomorrow night at 11:00 pm, but the Magpies will face competition from Everton.
Tom Ince - late Newcastle bid for Blackpool winger
The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle are still after Bafe Gomis from Lyon and Demba Ba from Chelsea, but we doubt Newcastle will pay out a £3M loan fee for the 28n year-old Senegal striker, and we wonder if Ba really would wants to return to Tyneside, where he didn’t exactly play well with fellow Senegal striker Papiss Cisse.
So if this news is true, we could be bringing in a couple of players before the window closes – a striker – either Demba Ba or Bafe Gomis – and a winger – and we’ve also been linked with Marseilles winger – Ghana international Andre Ayew, as well as Tom Ince.
If Newcastle had real ambition (which we don’t), we could even get three players in before the transfer window closes tomorrow night.
How about Bafe Gomis, Tom Ince and Andre Ayew, and that would give us both extra striking power and creativity up front, which is what the team needs.
Just imagine the mood on Tyneside if that actually happened before tomorrow night, and Joe Kinnear would be a hero.
Well, perhaps that’s overstating it just a little bit. .
But we know that will not come about, because Newcastle don’t seem to have the ambition the club once had.
Newcastle is far too conservative these days, and it seems to be more about getting by, rather than trying to build a squad that can compete for the top four in the Premier League – which used to be our goal a few years ago.
If we were trying to b a top four team, then we would bring in three players before tomorrow night – but we know that simply will not happen.
That’s almost proof in itself – sad but true.
If we get one player through the door before tomorrow night we’ll be pleased enough.
What do you think?
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