The Daily Mail yesterday reported that Newcastle are in talks to bring Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha to Tyneside for a six month loan spell in January.
The paper have reported that the player’s representatives have met up with officials to discuss a potential loan move for the 20 year England international. It is also being reported the David Moyes is open to the idea of Zaha spending some time out on loan to get some playing time under his belt.
It is thought that the player’s former club Crystal Palace are interested in taking the youngster back to London on a temporary basis, but the player himself has quashed any hopes of a reunion with his former employers. Zaha isn’t interested in a return to the club he left for around £12 million last year. Seemingly a move to Newcastle could suit the player who would thrive off playing in front of 52,000 regularly.
Zaha has made his senior England bow but his lack of first team football has prevented him for receiving regular call ups from Roy Hodgeson. David Moyes has only used the youngster in a solitary Capital one cup game since he took over at Man United and the player is thought to be eager to get a lot more time on the pitch. Which you would hope of any footballer who is remotely passionate about what they do, sadly some are happy to collect their wages and simply don’t care that they aren’t being selected.
Of course Twitter and online forums are the source of many unconfirmed rumours and whispers within the world of football, some Manchester United fans seem to think Zaha’s exclusion from the Club’s set up has something to do with the player having an affair with the Manager’s daughter. If there is any truth to that I’m not sure, there has been plenty of gossip in the past about our Manager and his inability to ‘keep it in his trousers’ but who’s to say any of it is true- personally I couldn’t care less either way.
In other news Newcastle have today been linked with Tottenham’s Mousa Demeble with the Belgian reportedly unsettled after failing to cement a regular place in AVB’s starting line up. With the World Cup forthcoming the midfielder wants to ensure that he is playing every week to liken his chances of going to Brazil.
Newcastle would have competition for the player with Aston Villa and Napoli also credited with an interest in Demeble. The former Fulham man has made 60 appearances for Spurs but has found himself playing second fiddle to the likes of Pauliniho and Sandro at White Hart Lane this season. With the player seeking guaranteed first team football you would question whether he would get that right now at St James’ Park, with Tiote in great form and Sissoko being a big favorite with Pardew. You also have Anita, who has recently been praised by the United boss.
Yohan Cabaye’s future has been uncertain for some time, with the situation reaching turmoil in January when the player went on strike to force a transfer to Arsenal. Demebele traditionally plays defensive and I’d liken him more to Sissoko than Cabaye, but make no mistake Dembele is a classy footballer and has great depth to his game. He was a star at Fulham and at that time I think most Clubs in the country would of taken the Belgian.
I really rate Dembele but I’m not sure this link has much credibility- you can never really be too sure with our hierarchy, but I do think his price tag with scare Mike Ashley off! With Zaha I think he’s a great prospect and could go on to be a very special player but with Gouffran, Remy, Ben Arfa, Ameobi Junior and even Jonas able to play in his position would he improve us much?
I’m all for competition and having good depth, with this in mind I wouldn’t be at all disappointed to see either of these players arrive on Tyneside in January. What do you think?