Newcastle are reported to be after two young Englishmen in the January transfer window, although we’d be surprised if both of them arrive on Tyneside in January, although you never know.
Tom Ince – Newcastle face competition for Blackpool winger
Alan Pardew has made it clear to Newcastle’s Director of Football Joe Kinnear, that he wants more British-based players in his squad, so we should see then coming into the club in January and in the summer – hopefully.
We’ve been linked with Tom Ince of Blackpool and Wilfried Zaha of Manchester United for some time now, but both players are wingers, so we think one or the other could arrive in January.
After the pathetic display of ineptitude last summer, when Newcastle failed to bring in enough players to fortify the squad, and that was for the second summer transfer window running, we are hoping Newcastle will bring in two or three good players in January.
Certainly Joe Kinnear can prove he can actually do the job of chief recruiter of players at Newcastle, and Geordie spirits would rise, if we are successful in doing that in January.
Wilfried Zaha – coming in January?
Zaha needs to go out on loan in January to get some playing time, and Newcastle are said to be his preferred destination, and he could be our top target, although we must also bring another striker into the ranks.
If Newcastle can get Zaha in, then it remains to be seen if we will also go after Ince, but the former Liverpool winger can be acquired for a low price – said to be under £4M – since his contract runs out next June at Blackpool.
And of course there will be other Premier League clubs in for the England U21 International – for sure.
Since Zaha will only be on Tyneside through the end of the season – unless Newcastle have ambitions to sign the winger permanently in the summer if he does well – then Newcastle may be better off bringing in Tom Ince on a permanent deal.
Certainly it would be good to have two young Englishmen coming into the squad.
If you had your choice, which player would you go after – and why?
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