If Cardiff City are relegated at the end of the season it’s almost a cast iron certainty that the ambitious Steven Caulker would leave the South Wales side.
Steven Caulker – in good form for Cardiff City
And Cardiff are in the north-east in their next two games and two defeats in those games against Sunderland and Newcastle would almost certainly mean they are relegated and it could also mean that Sunderland survive.
The Feltham born 22-year-old has already been capped once by England, and he played 10 times with two goals for the England U21 side, and also played 5 times for Great Britain in the London Olympics.
He played 29 times with two goals for Tottenham, and was impressive last season while on loan at Swansea and he has continued his good form this season at Cardiff, where he has scored 5 goals in 36 appearances.
Newcastle have doubts surrounding center-backs Fab Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the summer, and it would be good if Newcastle can bring in a good young English center-back like Caulker, who is also dangerous in the air from corner kicks.
Caulker has been on loan at Yeovil, Bristol City and Swansea and in his career so far, he already has made 167 appearances with 9 goals, and he is not yet the finished product.
The 6’3″ Caulker is the type of good young player that hopefully Newcastle will be signing in the summer.