Newcastle have been linked with three players this morning – if the Sunday papers are to be believed – and they are 21 year-old Tom Ince of Blackpool, 20 year-old Wilfried Zaha of Manchester United, our former target, and Wilfried is said to be a possible loan move, and now England International Ashley Young, who may be allowed to leave Manchester United.
Ashley Young – appealing to ref after another dive?
It’s another story in the Mirror today, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Young is allowed to leave the Red Devils, since he may not fit into new manager David Moyes plans for the Manchester powerhouse, and we are said to be interested in the 28 year-old.
Let’s just bring up one point which may mean this deal will never happen, and that is that Manchester paid Aston Villa close to £20M for the player in July two years ago, and if his fee is anywhere near that amount, he will not be coming to Newcastle
The other thing is that at 28 he doesn’t exactly fit into the profile of players Mike Ashley likes to sign, but since we were willing to sign 28 year-old Bafe Gomis of Lyon in the summer, maybe that rule doesn’t always apply these days.
And one thing we’ve never liked about Young is that he continually dives, and even got a warning for that from his manager earlier this season – and that’s nothing less than cheating on the football field, although he’s not the only one who does that.
And we’ll not mention any names but Luis Suarez is another one who dives all the time. 😀
So we have been linked with three English wingers today, and while we would believe Newcastle want to add some Englishmen to the squad, we’re not sure that winger is a weakness at the club at the moment.
We’d be very surprised if Newcastle go after Ashley Young in January.
And maybe the best of the three is Tom Ince because he’s young, he will still improve, is worth around £4M, and is a good goal scoring winger averaging about one goal in three games at Blackpool.
What do you think?
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