It seems that Everton defender Johnny Heitinga is keen to join Newcastle United, after he has just turned down a move that had been worked out between his club Everton and West Ham United, who are second bottom of the Premier League, and only Sunderland are below them.
Johnny Heitinga - Newcastle target?
This story has been persistent over the last few days, so we have to believe there is some truth in it, and the 87 times capped Dutch International will be available for a pittance, since his contract at Everton has only six months to run, and he seems he has no future at Everton under new manager Roberto Martinez.
Heitinga can play in multiple positions including center-back, right back and in defensive midfield, so we suppose he could be a decent squad player for Newcastle, and he has huge experience in the Premier League.
But Newcastle have more defenders than we’ve had for a long time with Steven Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett all fighting to get into the starting back four of Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson and Santon.
It’s true that Fab Coloccini is out for at least four weeks, but it would still be a little strange if Heitinga joins Newcastle this month.
This news is in the Daily Star today and it’s called an exclusive.
What do you think?
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