While Newcastle United waits on the futures of Georginio Wijnaldumand Moussa Sissoko, with both looking as good as out the door, it’s reminded us that several useful players from last year’s Premier League sides remain on the outside looking in.
Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City were relegated to England’s second tier, and the first two especially have been keen to hold onto assets for an instant push back into the PL.
The poor man’s N'Golo Kante, and it’s nearly impossible to know if perhaps he’s nearer the ex-Leicester man’s level than ever we believe given Villa’s brutal season.
Gueye has an irrepressible motor and a box-to-box mentality, and has been the subject of several rumors back home in France. But Gueye is said to want to stay in England after arriving from Lille a year ago.
How good was Gueye last year? Despite playing on a miserable team, his performance score from advanced stats site Squawka was Top 30 in the PL.
The USMNT backstop’s reputation took a big hit along with Villa, and he’s been tipped for a PL return with Middlesbrough. Guzan is on the outs at Villa as it is, and Sports Illustrated says he could be had on a free.
He’s been linked with Leicester City since N’Golo Kante skipped town, even though Brady is much more of an offensive player. The Irish star would seemingly love to move back to the PL to continue his development, and surely there are suitors.
The stalwart defender was a massive part of the Canaries’ near survival last season, and it’s odd that we’ve read so little about him this summer. At 28, the giant Swiss center back is in the prime of his career and will be fresh after missing EURO through injury. Perhaps he fancies staying at Carrow Road given his first real regular role at a club since the 2012-13 campaign at Nurnberg.
The ‘keep isn’t with Newcastle during preseason in Ireland, and Krul has been mostly fantastic when healthy for the Magpies. Recent reports have linked him with West Ham or a reunion with ex-manager Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. The Magpies have a trio of other keeps in Matz Sels, Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot, and Krul seems destined for another league.
Newcastle released a statement on the injury today, as the Magpies have recalled Freddie Woodman from his loan.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015/16 Premier League season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The Dutch international had to be withdrawn after 81 minutes of the Netherlands’ European Championships qualification match at Kazakhstan’s Astana Arena on Saturday evening and scans have since determined the severity of the injury.
Krul will now return to Tyneside for further treatment and rehabilitation and everyone at the Club wishes him a speedy recovery.
Following Krul’s injury, Freddie Woodman has been recalled from his loan spell at Crawley Town.
Newcastle has yet to win a game in the Premier League this season, currently at the bottom of the table with just three points through eight matches. Despite conceding 17 goals in those matches, Krul has been one of the Magpies’ best and most consistent players.
Arsenal beat 10-man Newcastle at St. James Park on Saturday, but didn’t do much to sate the critics who say the London club needs a striker in the transfer window.
Aleksandar Mitrovic kept up his salty play in the Premier League, as the ex-Anderlecht man saw red in the 16th minute for Newcastle in dooming the home side to 10 men.
But Arsenal only broke through when Fabricio Coloccini redirected a shot into his own goal. The Gunners did deserve an early penalty that was not awarded, but looked relatively docile against a stingy Newcastle unit.
Then Mitrovic came down hard on Francis Coquelin‘s ankle, and Newcastle’s new forward made it three cards in four matches, this one red.
Newcastle won’t be getting any love in the fair play table, earning a second red card in four weeks of the season after Daryl Janmaat was sent off for a pair of first-half yellows against Swansea City.
Krul made a good save on Alexis Sanchez’s long shot in the 32nd minute, but Walcott should’ve buried the rebound. Instead, the Englishman boosted the ball over the goal with an awful touch. 0-0.