Newcastle United need an energetic, dynamic midfielder and one has just become available.
Newcastle United have not made any moves during this transfer window, and it remains to be seen if any action will be taken in terms of incoming signings. Multiple players have been linked with Newcastle United, but permanent transfers seem to be sitting at a red light.
Interesting news has emerged out of Aston Villa as they plan to let midfielder Conor Hourihane leave on loan, but they would prefer that a team agrees to a loan-to-buy deal. Seeing how desperate Newcastle United are for more quality in the middle of the park they should jump at the opportunity to secure his services.
Hourihane has been made available as a loanee due to there being too much competition in his position at Aston Villa. Hourihane is a talented midfielder, but he cannot break into the team when Jack Grealish, John McGinn, and Ross Barkley continue to perform.
The Republic of Ireland international has only featured in four games this season and has one goal and one assist to his name. Last term, Hourihane scored seven goals across all competitions and provided five assists in Premier League action.
At the moment, Championship outfits Bournemouth and Swansea City are battling for his signature, but Newcastle United need to join the race and blow them out of the water.
Hourihane’s attack-minded style of play is exactly what the Toon need in order to enjoy more possession and create more meaningful chances in the final third, especially from distance.
Hourihane would be a perfect partner for youngster Matty Longstaff when the team want to go all out in attack, which is a rare sight, and he would be a great partner for Isaac Hayden as one could stay back while the other coordinates attacks up ahead.
Newcastle United need to wake up and add more quality in central midfield before this window closes. Aston Villa has now given them a chance to make that happen.