Chris Hughton is reported to have a very minimal transfer kitty accessible to him this summer. In order to make and add to his transfer funds, Hughton will have to sell his big name stars. However, if the Toon Boss doesn’t wish to do this, he can always scour the market for loan deals and of course free transfers.
With that being said, here are 5 potential loan deals that could bolster and improve the Newcastle squad as they prepare for their first season back in the Premier League since the 2008/09 season:
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
The18-year-old Arsenal wonderboy should be high on the Toon’s wish-list this summer. The young creative midfielder is unlikely to feature on a regular basis for Arsenal this season and didn’t last, which prompted a 6-month end of season loan move to Bolton. Whilst at the Reebok, Wilshere was able to gain valuable Premier League experience by appearing for the club 14 times and also managed to net a goal as well. The Arsenal youngster is wanted once again by Owen Coyle for the upcoming season and it looks as if Wenger will allow the midfielder to go out on-loan once again. Newcastle should definitely enquire about a loan move for him as Wenger is likely to accept any that is put on the table…If Bolton obtained him last season, then surely Newcastle could this year. Wilshere would offer youth, talent and creativity which would undoubtedly help the Magpies cause for the upcoming season.
Vladimir Weiss (Manchester City)
Vladimir Weiss is another potential loan target for Newcastle this summer, as it looks as if the Slovakian international will most definitely be overlooked at Manchester City once again this season. The 20-year-old, like Jack Wilshere, spent the last 5-6 months of last season on-loan at Bolton, where he managed to appear 13 times for the Trotters and became one of the team’s best performers. This summer, the attacking midfielder travelled to South Africa to represent his country in the World Cup finals, where he managed to appear in 3 out of the 4 matches in the tournament. The 20-year-old performed well and showed that he acquires quick movement off and on the ball, creativity as well as some form of attacking prowess, which Newcastle could do with. As Mancini looks to bring in more talent during the window, players, which will include Weiss, are more than likely to be overlooked and sent packing one way or another out of the club. Weiss does have premier league experience under his belt and looks to be a very promising footballer for the future. His pace and creativity would do wonders for the Magpies, and if they put a loan bid on the table for the midfielder this summer, Mancini would unquestionably accept it.
Jamie O’Hara (Tottenham)
Jamie O’Hara is out-of-favour at Spurs hence why the midfielder was loaned out to now Championship side Portsmouth for the entirety of last season. O’Hara is an industrious midfielder who possesses a good reading of the game, even at a young age. The 23-year-old Spurs man, has good ability and deserves to be playing football week in week out, sadly O’Hara hasn’t been able to do this under his current employers. Newcastle should look towards the Englishman this summer to add more bulk and steel to their midfield. O’Hara would suit the club well as he is tenacious, hardworking and is also a technically gifted for such a young midfielder. Jamie O’Hara is likely to be shown the door as Harry Redknapp looks to revamp his squad suitable for Champion’s League quality this season. O’Hara has done enough last year in Portsmouth colours to warrant a move away from White Hart Lane, whether it be a permanent one or a loan deal is up to him. Chris Hughton should try his luck this summer and table a loan bid for the disregarded midfielder for sure.
Seamus Coleman (Everton)
Chris Hughton’s defence doesn’t look like it has many reinforcements…this is where Seamus Coleman comes into play. The Republic of Ireland U-21 and U23 international is a highly rated youngster who became known to the Premier League last season playing for Everton. The 21-year-old full-back was sent out on-loan to Blackpool in March 2010 where he impressed and helped the club win the Championship play-off to the Premier League a few months back. Coleman is strong, quick and a tenacious right-back who never stops running up and down the field. The defender loves to attack as well as defend and is certainly a star for the future. Seamus Coleman is second choice behind Tony Hibbert at Everton, and will probably be sent out on-loan again as David Moyes can not guarantee him first team football week in week out. The defender will definitely make more appearances going out on-loan this season, rather than staying put at Everton. The right-back would add depth, youth and determination to the Newcastle back-line; this of course depends on whether Hughton makes a bid for him this summer or not.
Victor Anichebe (Everton)
Having looked at the Newcastle squad, it’s evident that the Magpies lack the adequate firepower and experience upfront needed for the Premier League this season. Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi are Newcastle’s most known forwards who have some Premier League experience in their bag. However, the rest of their strike-force are either very young or have not played at the top-flight of the English game. Everton’s Victor Anichebe looks as if he will either be sold or put on the loan market this summer following the arrival of Jermaine Beckord to Goodison Park a month ago. Chris Hughton will need to strengthen his attacking options, and a possible loan move for Anichebe would add the right depth and power the Newcastle boss requires. The Nigerian international is powerful, quick and the striker also has a good hold up play in his arsenal. At only the age of 22, Anichebe attains Premier League experience which will prove vital should Hughton make a swoop for him this summer. David Moyes may send the young striker out on-loan, as he has not been able to cement a regular place with the Toffees. A definite loan opportunity available here for Newcastle to exploit.
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