St James’ Park boss wants to ‘Buy British’.
Newcastle United are preparing a double-swoop for Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair and Reading’s Alex McCarthy, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Toon are said to be in the market for a new winger this summer, with Manchester City flop Scott Sinclair new Footballing Director Joe Kinnear’s top target this summer. The club are looking for a season-long loan deal with a view to buy next summer.
Having joined Manchester City last summer, the 24-year old winger only made 14 appearances for the Sky Blues last season, enduring a torrid time at the club, out of favour with manager Roberto Mancini. With the addition of Jesus Navas, Sinclair has been pushed further down the pecking order at the club, and is believed not to be in new manager Manuel Pellegrini’s plans.
Newcastle are also looking for a goalkeeper to provide tough competition for Dutch stopper Tim Krul. With Steve Harper released, and Rob Elliot not expected to challenge much, Kinnear has identified Alex McCarthy as a potential addition.
Stepping in for Adam Federici last season, McCarthy was hugely impressive towards the back end of the Premier League season which unfortunately saw Reading relegated to the Championship; however, his efforts earned him an England call-up. McCarthy won’t come cheap, with a figure of £7million being mentioned.
Newcastle are also interested in PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, who rejected Sunderland earlier this window. The Toon had a reported bid of £2.5million accepted earlier this week, with the player now negotiating with the club.