Newcastle almost signed Alan Judge of Brentford last August but seemed to pull out of the deal at the last moment when they realized his recovery from a double fracture of his right leg would take longer than they had expected.
Alan is only just returning to training at Brentford and Sky Sports is today reporting that both Newcastle and promotion rivals Brighton are interested in signing the player.
Alan Judge – Newcastle still interested
Alan’s contract runs out in June so he will come at alow price, maybe as low as £600K as reported recently in the Chronicle.
Sky Sports are reporting that Judge hopes to make his comeback at the end of this month and he will have been out almost 10 months after breaking his leg at Portman Road in April last year.
The Brentford manager Dean Smith today at his press conference said the club are only focused on getting Alan playing again and that he could potentially play 10-12 games before the end of the season.
Brentford will consider selling their player in January so they would at least get something for him before he becomes a free agent in the summer and available on a free transfer.
It will still be a bit of a risk to buy a player who is still not fully match fit so we’ll have to wait and see if Newcastle go back in for the 28 year-old Brentford playmaker.
But the Sky Sports report is suggesting that’s exactly what we will do.