Th Mirror are reporting today that Newcastle are interested in signing 25 year-old Fulham attacking midfielder Tom Cairney.
The report is that Rafa Benitez is keen to bring in the 6ft tall central midfielder who has been at Fulham since the summer of 2015.
In that time he has played 67 games for the Craven Cottage side with 13 goals and 9 assists so he is a productive player.
Tom Cairney – 25 year-old attacking midfielder
And here is yet another Englishman who Rafa is trying to bring into the club – so he seems to be trying to build a core of British players at Newcastle.
Tom was born in Nottingham and started his career at Leeds United Youth Academy before joining Hull City back in 2007.
Six years later he joined Blackburn Rovers in 2013 where he stayed for just a couple of years before joining Fulham.
However, it could prove difficult to get the player in during January, with Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic saying he will not sell one of his best players:
“Tom Cairney is so important to us. He makes us tick and he shows he can do damage to teams.”
“I’m going to guarantee he’s going to stay with us.”
Rafa is keen to get at least two players through the door this month and it will depend on what kind of offer Newcastle make for the player, as to whether we can get the lad signed.
Tom has played for the Scotland U19 and U21 youth sides and qualifies to play for either England or Scotland because of his Scottish father and English mother.
In his career so far he has played 239 games with 29 goals and 37 assists.
It’s important that Newcastle sign some players this month to refresh our squad, which has looked stale over the last few weeks.
What do you think?