Bristol Live are reporting today that Aston Villa are considering a move for Newcastle’s center-back Ciaran Clark.
We brought in Ciaran from Aston Villa two years ago for his release clause of around £5M, and he’s been an excellent buy for us over two years.
Rafa Benitez has made him into a much better player than when he first arrived on Tyneside.
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is short of money, and he wants Ciaran on a season-long loan, but why the center-back would drop down a league to return to his former club, we have no idea.
Ciaran Clark – going nowhere
With Florian Lejeune out maybe for the season, Rafa needs all four center-backs at the club.
And Ciaran is one of the men in possession at the moment which is another reason he wouldn’t; want to drop down a division.
There is just no way Rafa Benitez will let Ciaran Clark leave this summer.
He has played 59 times with 5 goals for Newcastle over the last two seasons and was excellent in our promotion season two years ago.
There’s also no way he will let holding midfielder Isaac Hayden leave before August 31st either.