According to TuttoMercato Newcastle United are plotting a January move for West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble.
The 26 year old midfielder, a product of West Ham academy, who has spent his entire career at the Boleyn ground, has made 253 appearances for the London club.
Pardew has previously worked with Mark Noble before and also described him as the best prospect at West Ham when he won the Young Hammer of the Year award, while he won the club’s player of the year in 2012.
Noble may be seen as a replacement for Yohan Cabaye who was strongly linked with a move away from the St. James’ Park before staying put till the end of the summer. Though the Magpies are well equipped in the midfield area with Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux are capable of playing in the center midfield in case of need, consolidation is always welcome.
I personally cannot see Newcastle making any move for the midfielder. And on top of that I cannot see West Ham selling one of their better players in the midst of a relegation battle.
A few months ago, Pardew openly admitted interest in several players of the clubs he has previously managed, the likes of Adam Lallana of Southampton and Shane long, formerly of Reading have been mentioned. So maybe this is media putting two plus two together.
Everton have also been credited with an interest in the combative midfielder.
What do you think? Would he fit the bill at Newcastle?