Newcastle have been linked with Swansea midfielder Darren Pratley a number of times over the last 18 months, and the player is out of contract at the end of the season, and will become a free agent.
Darren Pratley – Swansea central midfielder
In fact we may all be surprised with the number of players Newcastle bring in this summer, but the main thing of course is that we don’t lose any more of our top players.
And it would be yet another catastrophe if we lose popular Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote – who is already an honorary Geordie. 😀
The 25-year-old London-born Pratley has been one of the best players at the Swansea club again this season, and he could be a player who can make the step up to Premier League class at Newcastle.
Newcastle will bring in at least one new central midfielder this summer, to build the squad numbers, and of course free agents will again be a target, and there is also money from the Carroll transfer to be used too.
We are hoping that with several good free agents available in the summer, Newcastle may try to tie some of the them down before the summer, and we are still hoping the club may bring Sebastian Larsson to Newcastle, although where the former Arsenal winger will end up is a good question.
It seems Newcastle need another player to take corners and put in those free kicks, in addition to Joey Barton, so they can be shared during a game and we have a back up in case Joey is out injured.
The 6’1″ Swansea midfielder has been at Swansea City since 2006, when he was signed from Fulham for just £100K, and he has played for the Welsh side 166 times with 29 goals.
Darren started his career at Fulham in 2003, and played on loan at Brentford for a couple of seasons from 2005 through 2006, and appeared 54 times for Brentford scoring 5 goals, during his two loan spells.
We think this lad would be a good capture in the summer.
What do you think?