Would This Player Be A Good Signing For Newcastle?

There’s news in today’s Sunday papers that Manchester United want Wilfried Zaha to join Newcastle United on loan in the January transfer window, but we wonder whether that would be a good deal for Newcastle.

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Wilfried Zaha in action against Magpies last weekend

As we’ve pointed out before, we already have a number of wingers who cannot make the starting line-up on Tyneside – players like Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, 21 year-old Sammy Ameobi, Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux, and if we take the 21 year-old winger on loan, presumably he would need to be played as part of the loan agreement.

And that will take playing time away from our permanent players, and that doesn’t seem like a good deal to us – it may be good for Zaha and Manchester United, – but not necessarily for Newcastle.

Stoke City, Fulham, Swansea City and Everton are also said to be interested in taking Zaha on loan, and Newcastle were interested in the 21 year-old when he was still at Crystal Palace, but balked at the fee the London club wanted for their young star.

Zaha signed for the Red Devils from Crystal Palace in a £17M deal earlier this year, and made his Premier League debut in the second half last week against Newcastle, when we came away with all 3 points from Old Trafford for the first time in 41 years.

Let us know if you think the loan signing of Wilfried Zaha would be a good loan signing for Newcastle.

Would Signing Wilfried Zaha On Loan Be A Good Signing For Newcastle?

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10 comments so far

  • Toon Boy

    Dec 15, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    I still think yes.
    I would get rid of Jonas and Obertan first off.
    Then I would loan Sammy out to a club where he gets first team football.
    Then you could switch Arfa and Zaha around either RW/LW or SS. I would go ahead.

  • pottsclock

    Dec 15, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Better than Ober, Sammy and Guti…when MATCH FIT !
    He’s not match fit at the moment and that is the reason MU want him loaned is the get him some games regularly.
    I say NO.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Would get the lad in a heartbeat, can play both wings, decent at crossing, an eye for goal, better option than obertan or Marv don’t see any harm in having a player with a point to prove in the squad

  • nico

    Dec 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Why would Toon fans not want him? He might not break straight in but could be used as a sub at first and start in Cup games.
    79% said no, I can’t believe that. Definitely more pros than cons with this deal.
    I doubt it will happen though.

  • nico

    Dec 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Are people really happy with Cisse coming on as sub? He came on yesterday and ran around like a 10 year old kid. 10 year olds don’t play the offside rule, neither does Cisse.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    i agree with toonarmydownsouth, Zaha is a young fast player who is good on both wings and has a eye for goal.

    ppl that voted no probably voted no because we beat them which is stupid, face it he’s better than Obertan, Sammy, Jonas & Cisse

  • Ancientcoptic

    Dec 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #7

    nico: why would Newcastle bring a player in on loan, that is not good enough to get into the starting 11… further point, why would Man Utd loan him to a team where he would not get regular football?

    Anybody that thinks this guy could not get into our team, or, thinks Ince is better, is pretending to know something they don’t.

  • lesh

    Dec 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Of course ManU would want him to join us on loan. He joins, our form dips, we slip down the league and bingo, ManU climb into contenton for CL qalificaton.

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 15, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Agree with Toonboy
    Hes better Thank Obertan and Jonas and I’d sell both ASAP
    Marveau is quality but seldom fit and Sammy is the real deal but needs more playing time and this move could hamper him but at the moment Zaha would be better than Wor Sammy
    Ben Arfa did well yesterday and should soon be starting a game but again his final pass is a bit off and his decision making is often very ego like and wanting to be the one who scores the winner instead of the better option with an easy pass

  • Brutooon

    Dec 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #10

    i think the loan deal only benefit man utd at the long run

    i rather gather sammy ameobi a run rather than him


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