There’s news again today that Newcastle United are getting closer to signing young Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha on loan next month for the rest of the season.
Wilfried Zaha – coming to Newcastle on loan
But we wonder if this is a good deal for Newcastle, because presumably the 21 year-old will help us in the second half of this season only – and that’s it?
And since he will be on loan, Newcastle will need to play him in games, and therefore he could get preference over other players not starting in the side at the moment – such as Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez and young Sammy Ameobi, and that seems strange, to say the least.
We should be giving our own youngsters opportunities to play, and not doing that for other clubs’ youngsters.
And a majority of Newcastle fans – 70% at the time of writing – don’t think this will be a good move for Newcastle next month.
Maybe there is more to the move than we know about, but even though Wilfried has had a rough time of it at the Red Devils this season, and has hardly played, if he was to be let go by the Red Devils in the summer, his transfer fee would still likely be too much for Newcastle.
An if he isn’t going to be let go – then what are Newcastle doing taking him on loan?
Wilfired signed from Crystal Palace for £15M plus £2M add-ons last January, and while Newcastle had been interested in the player for some time, we couldn’t match that fee.
So at least on the surface, this looks a bit of a strange move by Newcastle.
What do you think?
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