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Newcastle Claimed To Be Favourite To Sign Winger But One Big Problem To Overcome

10 years ago

There are further reports today concerning potential transfer business for Newcastle United in January.

While Newcastle are being linked with players every day, the rumours/stories regarding Wilfried Zaha arriving at St.James’ Park seem to have more potential than most.

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Will JFK Seal The Deal?

A couple of weeks ago the claims first surfaced with half the  Premier League named as being interested but Newcastle claimed to be the player’s preferred destination.

Now the Daily Star are claiming their inside source/sauce has told them;

“The prospect of playing for Newcastle United is the preferred option at present but it depends on (Manchester!!) United allowing a loan move to happen.”

The loan deal for Remy suggests a big change of direction by Mike Ashley with short-term loan deals now potentially looking attractive compared to buying comparative bargains in the hope they’ll increase in value.

A short-term loan deal for Zaha would back-up the idea that Ashley sees these kind of arrangements as a less hassle way of getting Newcastle through another season in the Premier League and the relevant financial rewards attached to that.

However, there may be one big problem with any potential deal for Zaha being struck with the Daily Star stating;

‘Pardew is confident the Magpies can lure the striker, 20, to St.James’ Park, with Director of Football Joe Kinnear tasked with sealing the deal.’

Is JFK up to the task? Does Joe (I’ve got everybody’s number in the world) know his big mate Sir Alex is no longer manager at Old Trafford and will anybody be surprised if Joe turns up full of smiles and hands over 35 year old Louis Saha to Alan Pardew instead?

Watch this space.


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