The good news this morning is that the deal to get Grant Hanley to Newcastle seems to be a lot closer to being completed.
The Chronicle are reporting that Blackburn sources are saying the deal is close.
Grant Hanley – 24 year-old Blackburn center-back
The Chronicle’s lead reporter Lee Ryder has just tweeted this within the last hour.
Sources at the Blackburn end say Grant Hanley deal close to being done #NUFC
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 20, 2016
We haven’t heard too much during the last few days about what’s going on with the Hanley deal, since Liverpool moved in to try to get Gini Wijnaldum to Merseyside – and it will be good to get the deal for the Scot signed, sealed and delivered – very soon.
It has gone on now for over three weeks, during which time we have supposedly been close to getting a deal done for the talented 24 year-old Scottish International.
Grant is said to be very keen to join the Rafa revolution on Tyneside and as well as having played in the Championship for the last four seasons for Blackburn and before that in the Premier League – he also has strong leadership skills, which is exactly what we need in this coming season.
Grant has played 200 times for Blackburn Rovers with 9 goals and they are the only club at senior level that Grant has ever played for.
Hopefully that will be changing very soon.
Note: Reader Sean Pigott is taking part in an Ultra white collar boxing event in Aberdeen on the 10th of September this year and collecting for Cancer Research UK, because many of his family have suffered from the terrible disease.
Sean has set up a justgiving page here if you can possibly donate to a very good cause.