Newcastle look to take Manchester United striker on loan
Newcastle United want to loan Manchester United’s 19 year old striker James Wilson next season according to reports today.
With only two Premier League starts this season and a number of cameos from the bench, the Old Trafford outfit have made clear their intention to send the forward out to gain more experience next season.
Their preference is another Premier League club so James Wilson can get experience at the highest level possible, with now various media have reported that Newcastle have registered their interest in taking the promising forward on a year’s loan.
Louis Van Gaal rates the player highly and has told the Manchester United owners he wants to keep the player long-term and backed him for a new and improved contract.
Newcastle have history in this department having loaned Giuseppe Rossi from Manchester United back in 2006 when Michael Owen was out injured, with only Obafemi Martins and Shola Ameobi to call on.
However, Newcastle only gave the American born and future Italian international three starts in the Premier League, with the player recalled and sent to Parma on loan instead in January 2007.
Having already used loan signing Loic Remy to help get Newcastle through another season it looks as though Mike Ashley could continue on this route to budget survival, despite the disastrous loand sof Luuk de Jong and Facundo Ferreyra.
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