Aston Villa now considering ambitious loan move for NUFC defender?

According to the Bristol Live, Aston Villa are considering a surprise move to sign Ciaran Clark – with the window for Championship loan moves open until the 31st August.

I can see why they’d be keen, with Clark proving in our promotion season just what a good defender he is at that level, but I can see Benitez flatly rejecting any offer that may arrive.

He may not keep Fabian Schar or Federico Fernandez out of Rafa’s starting 11 for much longer, but he’s proven he can do a job in the side (which is essential in Lejeune’s absence) and can also operate at left-back at a push (a problem position for us).

Nevertheless, here’s what the Bristol Live have said about Villa’s interest:

“A move for Ciaran Clark may not be out of the question for Aston Villa.

“Although rumours at the moment are in their earliest stages, the move could make sense for Clark – who faces a tough time getting into the Newcastle first team at present.

“Aston Villa have made a fine start to the season but the consistency and passion that Clark offers as a home-grown Villa player mean it could make sense.

“All fans across the Championship will be hoping their club can add during the loan window.”

I can’t see this one happening for a second.

Why would we push to sign another centre-back on deadline day and then let one of Rafa’s trusted options leave just a few weeks on?

Sorry Villa, but it’ll almost certainly be a no from Benitez – especially on loan; a move that does nothing to benefit NUFC.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Aston Villa now considering ambitious loan move for NUFC defender?

  1. Wouldn’t be surprised if this was true. I personally think every team needs defenders like Clark blood and guts fury types that love the art of defending


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