The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle are very keen on signing Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney this summer and that’s hardly surprising after he put in an excellent performance last week in Fulham’s surprising 3-1 win at St. James’ Park.
And Cairney’s good form is finally getting some recognition as the 26-year-old was called up to the Scotland squad this week and certainly Rafa seems a fan of this creative attacking midfielder.
Fulham slapped a £20M price tag on him in January since Slavisa Jokanovic did not want to lose him half-way through the season, but Fulham may find it hard to keep their talented player in the summer.
Tom Cairney – Newcastle very interested in this player this summer
The Mail is reporting that Cairney is rated at a price of around £12M and that even seems reasonable with today’s inflated transfer fees – although he is untested in the Premier League.
Of course this news is noy much of a surprise after his great performance at St. James’ park marked him as a really talented footballer who could become a lot better under the expert coaching of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.
There will be a number of clubs after Cairney in the summer, but assuming we get promoted then a resurgent Newcastle United under world-class manager Rafa Benitez has to be a big attraction for a lot of good players.
Tom was born in Nottingham and started his career at Leeds United and came through their 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.
16 year-old Ryan Sessegnon
Another Fulham player Newcastle could well be interested in the summer is 16 year-old Ryan Sessegnon who scored two goals against Newcastle just over a week ago and looked a youngster who can develop into a top player.
Going after the two of them would be an exciting move in the summer for Newcastle and Rafa will want the players in early so they can have a full pre-season at the club.
What do you think?