Newcastle United have been linked with Middlesbrough’s Stewart Downing, who is available on loan for the rest of the season after he has dropped down the pecking order at his home town club.
We’d be very surprised if Rafa is interested in bringing this player into the club for the rest of the season, since he would simply be a stopgap signing with no future at the club.
Stewart Downing – 32 year-old Middlesbrough winger
The former Aston Villa and Liverpool winger is also said to be keen to keep playing in the Premier League so Newcastle being linked with him could be a moot point.
Of course we will be linked with almost each and every player who is available this month, whether we are genuinely interested or not.
It seems Crystal Palace and Sam Allardyce are favorites to sign the 32 year-old, who was a good player in his time but is now well past his best.
As long as there are other younger wingers available this month, who could have a long term career at Newcastle, we think Rafa will go for them as he tries to improve the squad this month and in the summer.
Hopefully we will be promoted this season and then the summer transfer window will be massive for the club.
It seems Rafa can do a lot better than sign Stewart Downing on loan this month.
What do you think?