We’re sure that Newcastle would like to add more English players, make that British players to their squad, with not one Englishman at the moment in the starting line-up on Tyneside, so we would expect the club to be linked with some home-based players before the January transfer window rolls around.
Aaron Lennon - interest from Newcastle?
And there is a report on the Italian web-site CalcioMercato, that Newcastle may be after Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, who was a target of ours about five years ago.
Aaron started his career at Leeds United, and he’s already played 360 games for Leeds and current club Tottenham, with 30 goals and 66 assists, yet he doesn’t turn 27 until next April. He has 21 caps for England too.
With the new players that manager Andre Villas-Boas has brought in at Tottenham over the summer, there will be increased competition for places at the London club, and it may be difficult for Aaron to get a lot of games this season.
But as always with Newcastle these days, it will depend largely on what transfer fee Tottenham would want for their Leeds-born England International, and what wages he is on in London.
Aaron Lennon formed a good partnership with Gareth Bale last season, where Aaron was bombing down the right wing and Gareth down the right, but we wonder what his transfer fee would be – and it could be too much for frugal Newcastle – even if this report of our interest turns out to be true.
But he would give Newcastle something different down the wing, although that hardly seems a priority for Newcastle at the moment, with players like Ben Arfa, Loic Remy, Jonas Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi and Sylvain Marveaux, who can all play down either wing.
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