There is a report today that Newcastle are one of four clubs trying to sign 21 year-old Manchester United defender Paddy McNair – and it’s not the first time we have been linked with this player this summer.
The news is being reported by Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol, but we have our doubts after Newcastle have just signed Aston Villa center-back Ciaran Clark.
Paddy McNair – Newcastle interested
Here’s the tweet:
Sunderland, Newcastle, Middlesbrough & Burnley interested in Manchester United defender Paddy McNair
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 5, 2016
Rafa Benitez will have been very disappointed with the Newcastle performance last night when we lost 1-0 at Fulham – and the goal that beat us was though some terrible defending by Newcastle.
Apart from conceding the goal the Newcastle defense was OK, but it was the same old failings as we didn’t take the few chances we had in the second half and let in a sloppy goal – result – defeat.
With Jose Mourinho now in charge at Manchester United, Paddy has been told he can leave Old Trafford this summer.
Initially it was going to be on a loan deal, but recently Jose seems willing to let the young defender leave on a permanent basis, which should interest Benitez.
Maybe Rafa needs to bring in even more defenders like McNair, since he can always use them in the full back positions and even in defensive midfield.
The main thing Rafa seems to want to do is to bring in good young players who have good potential and then he can work with them in coaching to make them into better players.
Paddy can play at right back, center-back and defensive midfield – so he is quite versatile.
Ciaran Clark who we just signed last week can play left back, center-back and defensive midfield –
The Red Devils youngster had an excellent season under then manager Louis Van Gaal back in 2014-2015 making 18 Premier League appearances, but Paddy played in only 8 league matches last season.
There’s no doubt he’s very good young player with great potential.
What do you think?