At the World Cup qualifying game today at Hampden Park in Glasgow between Scotland and England it will be attended by a number of scouts, including those from Newcastle, with the prime interest being in Fulham’s midfield dynamo Tom Cairney, who is likely to leave the London club for the Premier League this summer.
Certainly the Scottish International had two excellent games against us in the Championship and it seems that Rafa Benitez is keen to sign the player this summer to strengthen the central midfield at Newcastle.
Other PL clubs who are said to be interested in signing the 26 year-old include Bournemouth, Swansea and West Ham United and those are some of the lower level PL clubs we will be fighting for our transfer targets – at least for this summer.
Fulham’s midfield dynamo Tom Cairney in Scotland’s colors
Tom had an excellent season last term for Fulham who made the playoffs under impressive manager Slavisa Jokanovic – and he will be hoping to keep his midfielder to launch another promotion bid in the coming season.
In 51 total games for Fulham last season Cairney scored 13 goals with 12 assists and his form earned him his first Scottish cap in March of this year in their 1-1 home draw against Canada.
Tom will be expected to start the game today against England, so it will be a tough test for Tom and worth watching the game on TV to see how he does on the International stage against a full strength England team.
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 in 2013 where he stayed for just a couple of years before joining Fulham.
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