Newcastle United have made recent enquiries for Hull City’s Kamil Grosicki and Tom Huddlestone, Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs and Calum Chambers, Burnley’s Andre Gray, Villarreal’s Cédric Bakambu and Manchester City’s Joe Hart according to one of the more reliable outlets, The Guardian.
The Guardian are considered to be one of the more trustworthy British newspapers and their latest article on transfer activities at Newcastle has revealed SEVEN players we have most recently made enquiries about.
Starting with Hull winger Kamil Grosicki – I believe he’d be both a realistic and successful buy. He impressed me at Hull during his short spell in the Premier League under Marco Silva, notching 5 assists in 15 games and this isn’t the first time he’s been mentioned now.
Tom Huddlestone is a strange one. The 30-year-old’s technical ability can’t be questioned, but his ability (or lack of it) to get around the pitch is a concern. A £2m fee has been mentioned. A squad player and back-up option to Jonjo Shelvey perhaps?
Kieran Gibbs is believed to be available for just £8m this summer – which for a 27-year-old England International appears to be a snip in this day and age. Gibbs has had his injury problems but would be undoubted upgrade on Paul Dummett.
Calum Chambers put in some solid performances during his spell at Middlesbrough last year and could be a shrewd loan signing, but there’d be stiff competition.
Andre Gray of Burnley and Villareal’s Cedric Bakambu are the two strikers mentioned by the Guardian. Gray bagged 9 goals in the Premier League last season and looks likely to be sold this summer with just 12 months left on his current deal.
Bakambu has impressed in La Liga, scoring 34 goals in 81 games for Villareal, however he won’t be cheap, with West Ham seeing a £21.7m bid rejected for him earlier this summer.
Finally Manchester City’s want-away stopper Joe Hart – The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas recently stated the England no.1 would jump at the chance to join NUFC and reports yesterday suggested he would be interested in a loan move to St. James’. City seem determined to sell him but his £125,000 wages are likely to be the stumbling block. His character and winning mentality would be a welcome addition to the dressing room but i’m not holding my breath here.
Let us know your thoughts on the above seven players Newcastle are believed to have made enquiries for.