There is news in the local papers today that Newcastle are again interested in Aaron Hunt of Werder Bremen, who has a German father and an English mother, and the first reported interest in the player was about a month ago.
And it’s not too surprising that Newcastle are interested in the 27 year-old, who was born in Goslar, West Germany and has been at Werder Bremen since 2001 – because his contract runs out in June, when he will become a free agent.
The 6′ tall 3 times capped German International midfielder has played 335 times for the German club with 73 goals and 54 assists, which is a good record in what is a good league., not too dissimilar to the Premier League and rated the third best league in Europe behind Spain and England.
The Journal is reporting today that Newcastle have renewed their interest in the midfielder, and maybe that’s a move in case Yohan Cabaye is sold in the summer?
This is what Hunt had to say about a potential move:
“So far there have been no calls, not even with other clubs,” “The end of January, beginning of February, it will be more specific. If Werder are pushing for a quick decision, I would be set quickly.”
“It is then decided in February or March if I renew with the club or leave.” “That someone is at a club for so long hardly happens. I am glad that Bremen appreciate me so.”
“I do not say that by no means will I leave the Bundesliga. But when it comes to change, I would appeal to more foreign countries.
Newcastle will likely face competition for the player from both Stoke City and Southampton, and it would be a change to have a German International in the squad, which we haven’t had for a while now.
The last German International we signed was back in the summer of 1998 when we signed Dietmar Hamann from Bayern Munich for £5.5M, and he did very well in his first season.
But then he left Newcastle for Liverpool after just one season on Tyneside – and we got £8M for him – so at least we made a profit on the lad.
What do you think of Aaron Hunt?
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