News in the Daily Star this morning that Newcastle are interested in 19 year-old Manchester City Belgian International center-back Jason Denayer, who has been on loan at Celtic all season, and played 42 times and scored 6 goals, and he’s highly thought of at City.
Jason Denayer – 19 year-old Belgian International
Newcastle need a lot of players brought in this summer if we do survive in the Premier League, although there are few cases where we’ve been successful with loans under Mike Ashley – maybe the exception being Loic Remy last season.
The loan spell this season of Facundo Ferreyra has been a disaster, and he’s never played once for the first team, and rarely been on the bench other than one or two times.
We remember the last time we were relegated we had Ignacio Gonzalez on loan all season, and he made two short sub appearance in September of 2008 and never played again for us, and that’s eerily similar to whats happened to Ferreyra.
Let’s hope that’s not an omen.
But we may well need some good players brought in on loan to shore up the first team, so we can have a decent season and can solidify our position in the Premier League after this season’s complete nightmare.
There was news yesterday that Newcastle will make a move for 23 year-old Dutchman Virgil van Dijk in the summer, and it could be that watching Virgil this season the Newcastle scouts have seen the excellent performances of the young 19 year-old Belgian International, who made his debut for Belgium last March.
Certainly Newcastle need defenders brought in – and we needed them brought in last summer and in January too, but only got Daryl Janmaat in as a direct replacement for Mathieu Debuchy, and he’s been a terrific buy for the club and one of our best players.
There will be other clubs after both van Dijk and Jason Denayer, with Sunderland being one of them, so Newcastle will have competition to sign the two center-backs.
But if we do survive in the Premier League, we do expect Mike Ashley to start spending some big money and it will be a very busy transfer window for Newcastle.
We certainly need to sign a lot of good players if we are to avoid being in a relegation scrap next season.
Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer on loan for the season would be two excellent acquisitions, and would be the starting pair in central defense next season.
What do you think?