Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha’s career has come to an almost a stop this season, as the only game he has played for United was in the first game of the season in the FA Community Shield, and he hasn’t paled in the first team since then.
Wilfried Zaha – on loan to Newcastle?
We have a feeling that Newcastle will bring in two players this January, one will hopefully be a striker – and we could see Bafe Gomis of Lyon, Ola Toivonen of PSV or Heerenveen’s Alfred Finnbogason – take your pick.
And we should see a winger come, in and it could be Tom Ince of Blackpool as a permanent signing for around £4M or Manchester United’s Zaha on loan through the end of the season.
Tom Ince of Blackpool
We’d much rather see Tom Ince come in on a permanent basis, because we have our own youngsters like Sammy Ameobi to give games to, rather than bring on a Manchester United player – and if we bring Wilfried on loan we’d have to play him fairly regularly – otherwise what’s the point – he can sit on the bench at Manchester United.
Dave Webb is the scout who discovered Zaha when the lad was just 13, and he seems to think Newcastle would be an excellent move for young Zaha – as he said this to BBC Sport:
“He would benefit from playing more competitive football and a loan move would help with his development.” “He won’t let it affect him too much. He is realistic and knows he is at a big club and has to compete and fight for his place. It’s a lot different club to Crystal Palace.”
“He has a good work ethic and will continue working hard in training.” “He’s not getting any football, Wilf is a good character but he just likes to play, so a loan move to another Premier League club would suit him.”
“He needs to go to a footballing side that utilizes wingers rather than a direct team. Newcastle play a good style of football and Alan Pardew is a very good manager who likes to play with pace and power and Wilf would benefit from that.
“He needs playing time and to get the confidence but I still think Manchester United was a very good move for him. I do think he is good enough. He has a lot to offer but still has a hell of a lot to do.”
We think the best move for Newcastle would be to bring in Tom Ince permanently, and this lad can score goals, and he start to be developed into a very good player on Tyneside.
If we bring Zaha in, he may play well for us for four months but then what – he goes back to Manchester United – so we think the better move would be to go for Ince.
What do you think?