Newcastle were trying to bring in another striker, in addition to on loan Loic Remy, during the summer, and we suppose it’s not new news that we tried to get Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea, the 20 year-old Belgium International, who finally ended up at Everton this season, after spending last season on loan at West Brom.
Romelu Lukaku – end up on loan at Everton
Alan has talked about Lukaku before today’s game with Chelsea, whose last defeat in the league was back on September 14th, and the backing is heavy that they can give Newcastle their third defeat in a row this afternoon at St. James’ Park.
This is what Alan said today:
“We have a relationship where we have contact,” “It’s important sometimes because you can share information about other teams.
“I was obviously pestering him for Lukaku as well, but that didn’t come off. We were one of four or five clubs who were on the phone to him, but sometimes it’s dictated to you by other factors.”
“He’s a great player and as I say if you can let him go, and still have players like Demba Ba, Mata, Torres, Oscar and Hazard as well, they all roll off the tongue.”
And of course back on 30th September Lukaku scored two goals against in the first half at Everton, and on thar day he was almost unplayable, especially in that first half.
And some of the other factors that dictates a loan move are money (yes that thing again), and after paying our £2M for Loic Remy’s season long loan, we don’t think Mike Ashley would have liked to pay out the same amount and spend £4M on two players, who would not be at Newcastle next summer.
And the other thing is that Newcastle unfortunately are not the draw for players we used to be under Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan – sad but true, make that very sad but true.
What do you think?