We are going to see more and more stories in the press of players Newcastle are after, and this summer could be worse (or better depending on how you look at it) with the number of players we are linked with – because if Newcastle are going to do well next season, we will have to bring in some very good new players.
Andreas Weimann – Aston Villa forward
And the news yesterday was that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is interested in signing two Aston Villa players, midfielder Fabian Delph and forward Andreas Weimann this summer.
We were after Andreas Weimann last year, when he was getting to the end of his contract at Villa, but he signed on again, and the 6″2″10 times capped Austrian International forward has had another good season at Aston Villa, who have struggled for the second season running under Paul Lambert.
In the 2012-2013 season Weimann scored 12 goals in 38 appearances for Villa, but this season his goal tally has dropped, and he has only 6 goals in 25 appearances for his club.
It seems Pardew likes the player who doesn’t turn 23 until August, and therefore we could make a move for him, and he’s said to be worth around £9M – but that seems a high transfer fee.
24 year-old Fabian Delph
Fabian Delph was an up-and-coming player at Leeds United before the Bradford-born player signed for Villa back in 2009, and he was loaned back to Leeds United briefly in 2012.
Fabian has made 33 appearances for Aston Villa this season, and he’s a talented player at 24 years-old, and in total he has 93 appearances with 6 goals for Villa, after playing 54 times with 6 goals for Leeds.
And of course he’s English and has played 4 times for the England U21 side.
Both players are said to cost Newcastle £15M, and we think that’s a lot for these two players, and why would they want to move to Newcastle from Aston Villa?
That’s another good question, although we suppose we can say we are a top ten side these days. 🙁
What do you think?