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.
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.
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