Newcastle have been linked with Arsenal right back Carl Jenkinson a few times this year, and the 22 year-old English International would be a good acquisition, if we can get him on Tyneside for a decent fee.
Carl Jenkinson – a Newcastle target in the summer
There are some Newcastle players who will definitely be leaving Newcastle in the summer – and they include players like Shola Ameobi, Luuk de Jong (not good enough), Loic Remy (too good), Romain Amalfitano and Jonas Gutierrez among others.
And then there are players who could be sold if Newcastle receive a bid that meets Mike Ashley’s valuation of the player – as happened in January with Yohan Cabaye.
And they include players like Mathieu Debuchy, Tim Krul and Davide Santon, and if the news coming out of France is accurate, PSG could well come in with a decent offer for the French International right back, and he could rejoin his best friend Yohan Cabaye in Paris.
So Newcastle in that case would need to replace Mathieu, and maybe that’s why we have been linked with Jenkinson this year.
Carl is a good attacking right back, and he signed for Arsenal in June 2011 from Charlton Athletic, for a fee thought to be around £1M.
And he’s already appeared 55 times for Arsenal, and if Newcastle can get a decent price on the player, he could be a good acquisition for Newcastle in the summer, and of course Alan Pardew has said he hopes to get more British players into the squad.
He’s played five times for the England U21 side and once for England, and he’s also played for the Finland Youth sides through to the U21 level, because his mother is Finnish (his father is English).
Carl stands 6’1″ tall, was born in Harlow, and we hope he’s one of the six or seven players that Newcastle bring in over the summer months.
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