The Journal reported yesterday that Newcastle may not make a move to bring in Wilfried Zaha on loan in January, even though it seems clear that Davide Moyes wants the 21 year-old to get first team games elsewhere through the end of the season.
Wilfried Zaha – no approach for this player
Moyes even mentioned that no club had yet approached the Red Devils for Zaha, who has played only twice for the club this season, and one of those appearances was against the Magpies, and his career has stalled badly this season.
Alan Pardew was asked about the players during his news conference yesterday and this is what he said:
“Zaha a Manchester United player as far as I am aware,” “But he’s a player I know very well from his time at Crystal Palace. He was absolutely phenomenal when they got promoted last season.”
“He made the big move to Man United, and his career has maybe stalled a little bit. That’s something players have to go through, but I know he’s doing well at Man United in the background, and maybe he will get an opportunity there.”
That’s fairly non-committal from Alan Pardew, but we see no advantage to Newcastle in bringing in other clubs’ youngsters on loan and giving them first team experience.
And since there needs to be an improvement in the Newcastle Youth Academy and bringing players through to the first team, we should be giving chances to our own youngsters like Sammy Ameobi – as one example.
If we could have got Zaha in on a permanent transfer earlier this year, that would have been different, but we didn’t, and were frozen out by the huge £15M fee.
We’d be very surprised if Newcastle bring Zaha in on loan next month, but we’ve been wrong before.
What do you think?
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