Sylvain Marveaux is currently out injured, and hasn’t been on the bench for Newcastle since the defeat at Everton on the last day of September, and there are some reports today that a number of clubs could be interested in the former French U21 International in January.
Sylvain Marveaux – good player
Sylvain is thought to be near to a return to the match day squad, and he could make the bench in the tough game we have at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.
There’s news that Newcastle will try to bring in a striker and a winger and maybe even a defender in the January transfer window, when Director of Football Joe Kinnear has another chance to prove he’s not totally inept, and can bring good players into Newcastle – after all that’s his job.
Tom Ince of Blackpool is one we could well go after in January, and if Tom is signed that could put Marveaux further down the pecking order at Newcastle.
Sylvain showed he is a good player last season, and we think it would be a mistake to let him move in January because the squad is what it’s all about these days, and Newcastle need to keep strengthening the squad, and that means some players like Sylvain will not play every week.
That’s what happens at the big clubs in England, after all.
Spartak Moscow and former club Sochaux are said to be monitoring the winger, but we’d be surprised if Newcastle lose any players permanently in January – what we really need to do is to increase the size and quality of the squad, with two or three good players signed.
But Sylvain still an important player for Newcastle, even if he is on the fringes of the first team.
For the record Marveaux was signed in the summer two years ago from Rennes as a free agent, and he’s made 51 appearances for Newcastle with two goals and nine assists.
What do you think?