Irish winger Daryl Horgan has probably been the player Newcastle have been linked with the most in the lead up to the January transfer window and it seems local rivals Sunderland have also joined the list of the many clubs interested in signing the Dundalk player.
We have a big squad this season so Rafa will want to bring in some class to the squad and it seems a case of quality rather than quantity in January’s transfer window.
Newcastle’s January transfer target Daryl Horgan
Daryl has been getting the headlines this season, especially for his play in the Europa League for Dundalk and they play a home group match against Ditch side AZ Alkmaar tomorrow night.
Dundalk have only 4 points from their first four games, but will play against the bottom club of their Group D and a win could see them on their way to qualifying for the knock-out rounds.
Newcastle are expected to have scouts at the game tomorrow night in Dundalk and there will likely be scouts from other clubs also present – such as Sunderland.
Horgan was the PFAI Player of The Year this year and in 2014 was PFAI Young Player of the Year, so he’s a good player and only recently the 24 year-old said he would be interested in a potential move to a massive club like Newcastle.
It will help Newcastle that we are starting to pull away at the top of the Championship and on Sky Bet we are 1/33 odds on the get promoted this season.
We just have to keep pulling away by winning our games – it’s simple really.
Daryl’s contract runs out next month and he will become a free agent, which is one reason so many clubs are interested in signing the player.
But if Rafa Benitez is really interested in signing Daryl in January we must have a very good chance of being successful and even beating out some Premier League clubs – like Sunderland.
What do you think?