Newcastle were interested in signing Fulham’s Tom Cairney in January, but not surprisingly Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic was not too keen to lose his best player half way through the season.
To keep him at the club the Chronicle reported Fulham asked for a ridiculous £20M for their player, but the news today is that Newcastle are still interested in signing the player this summer.
Newcastle will likely go back in with a bid in the summer for the Scotland U21 International and if Fulham are still in the Championship at that time, there must be a decent chance he would want to join Newcastle and play in the Premier League.
Tom Cairney – Fulham attacking midfielder
Slavisa Jokanovic is a very good manager, as he proved back in 2015 when he got Watford promoted to the Championship and he can do the same thing again with Fulham, but maybe not until next season?
Rafa will want to improve the quality of the Newcastle squad in the summer if we are promoted and Cairney is likely to be a top target.
Here is another Englishman who Rafa will try to bring into the club – so it seems he is trying to build a core of top British players at Newcastle.
Tom was born in Nottingham and started his career at the Leeds United Youth Academy before joining Hull City back in 2007.
Six years later he joined Blackburn Rovers where he stayed for just a couple of years before joining Fulham in 2015.
This is what Slavisa Jokanovic said in January about his attacking midfielder:
“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.”
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 at Fulham he has played 77 times with 15 goals and overall in his career he has played a total 244 games with 29 goals and 37 assists for Hull, Blackburn Rovers and Fulham.
What do you think?