News in the Mail today that Newcastle have opened talks for Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, to take the England International winger on loan for the rest of the season.
Wilfried Zaha – on loan to Newcastle
Crystal Palace would have liked to have taken their former winger back on loan, in an effort to help them stay in the Premier League, but Wilfried has rejected that proposal, and it seems he wants to join Newcastle as his preferred club for the loan deal.
Wilfried joined Manchester United last January, but was immediately loaned back to Palace for the rest of last season.
Bu he has played just once for Manchester United this season, and that was in their very first game – the FA Community Shield against Wigan, but he hasn’t played since.
The news is that the English International’s representatives have recently met officials of Newcastle last week, and we assume that was Joe Kinnear, and it was about the possibility of a six-month loan deal.
The 21 year-old was tracked by Newcastle for a while before he signed for Manchester United, so it’s seems that Alan Pardew rates the winger highly, and the Ivory Coast player already has one full cap for England, but since physically moving to Manchester his career has stalled.
But with so many wingers at Newcastle, including youngsters like Sammy Ameobi, we’re not sure why Newcastle are bringing this player in on loan, since we will have to play the 20 year-old, and that will prevent other players like Sammy Ameobi as one example, from playing.
We’re not sure if there is a permanent signing clause in the loan contract, but if there is that would make some sense, but Newcastle will not pay the £10M (rising to £15M based on performances), the Red Devils paid Crystal Palace for him in January.
But maybe if he shines at Newcastle, he would be worth a straight £10M in the summer?
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