Newcastle United must have a long target list for this summer’s transfer window, because we’ll have to bring in a good number of players to strengthen the squad, , and Newcastle may not be able to get their top choices in, and therefore may have to go down the list a little if bigger clubs are in for some of our top targets – but there’s no doubt this is one of the most important summer transfer windows for some time for Newcastle United.
Josh Ginnelly – young Shrewsbury winger
The latest news on Newcastle’s target is that we are supposed to =be interested in signing 18 year-old Shrewsbury Town winger Josh Ginnelly.
Josh was born in Coventry and must be one for Peter Beardsley’s Development squad, and the lad has been at Shrewsbury for a couple of years now.
But he just turned down professional terms for the club, and can be signed by other clubs this summer, with Sunderland and Stoke City also said to be interested in the player.
Goal is reporting on the youngster this morning, who has played only 3 times for the Shrewsbury first team, and initially came through the Aston Villa Youth Academy.
While the lad will be a free agent in the summer, Newcastle will still need to pay Shrewsbury some compensation for the player, but the amount will be minuscule – and it’s noticeable we are being linked with a lot more Englishmen these days – and that’s good.
Maybe we are being linked with lot more young Englishmen simply because Mike Ashley has realized if they become good players in a few years they will go for a higher price simply because they are English?
That would bring more money into the Newcastle coffers, so it’s possible.
This is an important part of Newcastle’s strategy which has never really worked in the eight years Mike Ashley has owned the club.
At the moment however, we seem to have good young players like Adam Armstrong, Olivier Kemen, Callum Roberts and Rolando Aarons coming through.
While these types of signings may not be as vital in the short-term to Newcastle, we have to get some good youngsters into the club if we are ever to build a top side again.
That outlook looks the dimmest it’s been for many years at the moment.
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