Newcastle are trying to get Chelsea’s 20 year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek in on loan next month, but once Chelsea receive an offer from a Premier League club the chances of the talented youngster coming to Newcastle could be gone, but you never know.
Rafa has seen that Newcastle need more creativity in the side than we have when Jonjo Shelvey is not in the line-up and that was there for all to see in the second half on Monday night when we struggled once we finally went 1-0 down to Sheffield Wednesday.
We couldn’t recover and we lost our sixth league game this season and that was a real shock.
Fabian Delph – former Leeds and Aston Villa playmaker
27 year-old Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has played just less than 30 minutes this season in three short sub appearances for his club.
The former Aston Villa playmaker has been squeezed out at City, which is not unusual for English players at that club.
Rafa seems to rate Delph and would like to bring him into the club in January, but the trouble with that is Delph will get chances to stay in the Premier League next month and could even link up with clubs struggling for survival.
The 9 times capped England International would add experience, skill and creativity to Newcastle’s midfield and maybe we could get the lad in on loan, so at least he would be get some playing time for the rest of the season.
Then both sides could decide in the summer whether he stays on at Newcastle – hopefully when we are back in the Premier League for next season.
If Delph is nervous about signing for a club who could still be in the Championship next season, that’s one way we could get him playing for Newcastle in the second half of the season.
And there again we always have Rafa’s significant persuasive powers to get any player to Newcastle.
Newcastle certainly need some backup for Jonjo Shelvey for the rest of the season in case of further suspensions or even injury to our only playmaker.
And Fabian Delph could certainly get the job done for Newcastle.
What do you think?