Newcastle May Not Move For This Player After All

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.

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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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12 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    To even think of taking Zaha on loan is ridiculous as for a club of this size and stature we should not be developing players for other PL clubs.

  • croftus5678

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #2

    @1 jb

    manu are no longer the team they used to be and some of there players are wanting out as they dont like it there with zaha being one of them !

    this move is more a loan to buy option from what i can see ! he was a great player at cp and if he can find that form again he will make a huge difference to our wing play.

    on the other hand lets see what happens with remy ! i’m wondering if a deals in place or not with gos going the other way and now qpr after saylor on loan 🙂

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #3


    If its a case of taking him on a permanent basis then fine, but we should not taking anyone simply to give them game time to send them back a better player


    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Why not give our youngsters a go? Cos they proved last season they aren’t up to it I’d imagine our academy is poor

    So u wouldn’t of had Lukaku this season then? If signing Zaha on loan this season gets us European football next fine by me. On principal I agree but we won’t invest real money

  • AaranD

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #5

    A no go for me, is a lose lose for us. If he does well ManU will want him back and if he does crap then was a useless move. Plus we have similar players with HBA and other wide players, what we lack is raw pace on the wings.

  • croftus5678

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    @3 jb

    i agree but taking him on loan with a buy clause in place is less risk if he doesnt regain that form.

    i’d love to see luuk sign on for us in this way also as i refuse to believe he’s lost what he had over a transfer when he was so highly rated by many.

  • Spoof

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Sorry I must disagree, with a decent partner I’m sure Saylor could back to the fringes of the England squad, as so often gets stated the defence has got to be 1 and not 4 individuals, so lets look at our defence in it’s simplist form, when Debuchy arrived he was a liability, as was Mbiwa, for a long time Willo and Saylor have been a target for the booboys due to their error prone ways and Santon has been as bad if not worse than the others, but Colo has always been a mainstay, he has always been their as first choice, it’s not the others who are weak it has always been his inability to head the ball, his refusal to be brave and get stuck in and his embarrassing lack of pace which has caused us our problems, I have been saying this for years and only now are people starting to realise that I was correct afterall, look back just a few weeks when Colo was out, we were great as a defence, Debuchy has miraculously turned from liability to one of if not the best right back in the league, Willo is getting spoke about as an outsider for the England squad and even Santon has looked solid, this has happened due to Mbiwa organising the defence, everyone knows where to position and what there jobs are and they were doing them very well, as a result confidence is high so they are still doing ok, but not as effective as what they were with Mbiwa their, Saylor is the only one not to have the opportunity to be part of a back four without that waste of space in it, as well as Willo has done I still believe that Saylor with Debuchy, Mbwia and Santon would be better still.

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #8


    I hate the fact that we have to even contemplate loaning players in simply because Ashley refuses to spend.

    This blog will be anarchy central come the summer and Remy moves on to pastures new!

    Loaning players in is simply papering over the cracks and doesn’t solve the real issue


    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    Is that not what NUFC is all about under Ashley?

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #10


    The only time that Saylor is on the fringes of the England squad is when every other half decent centre half is out injured.

    the fact is he’s fourth choice for a very good reason

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #11


    Unfortunately it is mate

  • Tommyy

    Dec 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #12

    Now I haven’t ever done this before but Ed, you used these exact same quotes yesterday in an article. This sort of thing is happening ever more frequently and it’s lowering the validity of this site in my opinion. We don’t need 10 articles a day of poor and rushed quality, 5 with more time spent on them and maybe some proof reading and a quick check to see whether or not you’ve already covered it would be a step in the right direction.
    This isn’t a slight at your effort at all I appreciate this blog as much as any other and read it daily.


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