27 year-old German International midfielder Aaron Hunt has still not signed a new contract with Werder Bremen, although contract talks are said to still be continuing, but Hunt could become a free agent in the summer, when his contract at the German club runs out – and Newcastle have been reported for many months to be interested in the 6′ tall attacking midfielder.
Aaron Hunt – free agent in the summer
Newcastle take note of the players whose contracts are coming to an end up to two years before they could become free agents, so the club are usually well positioned and prepared when players do come available as free transfers.
The left footed attacking midfielder is attracting interest from Premier clubs Stoke, Southampton and Tottenham, as well as Newcastle.
Hunt joined Bremen in 2001 and made his first team debut in September 2004, shortly after turning 18 and he has a German father and an English mother.
So Aaron could have played for either Germany or England – but elected to play for all the German youth sides, and he has three full caps for Germany.
Hunt has played about 260 times for the Bundesliga club and scored 65 goals with 40 assists, which is a very decent record.
And last month during Werder Bremen’s 2-0 win over Nuremberg in early March, Aaron made headlines for something that you don’t usually see, especially not in England.
Aaron talked the referee out of awarding him a penalty kick in his favor, after he said he had tripped on the turf, and that the opposing player didn’t touch him.
It’s usually the other way round with players trying to convince the referee they were fouled, when they weren’t.
It seems that Aaron, as well as being a good footballer is a truthful lad too – how many times have we seen that happen in the Premier League?
In order to lift the mood on Tyneside, we are hoping the club will announce some (very) good signings early in the summer, and there’s no reason why Lee Charnley cannot be negotiating for players right now.
We need some good news at the club – quickly.