Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mach of the day

Could the answer to our striking problems really be Man Utd reserve striker Federico Macheda, the man whose one goal in 14 loan appearances was a contributing factor to Sampdoria's relegation from Serie A? Having signed Gabriel Obertan, it's probably a good thing that Bebe's already out on loan - otherwise Taggart might be sweet-talking Alan Pardew to take all of his sub-par forwards off his hands...

Taggart is apparently keen for Macheda to get Premier League experience - just not at Old Trafford, despite the injury sustained by Danny Welbeck. We've been here before, of course, taking Giuseppe Rossi on loan and subsequently incurring Taggart's wrath for deeming him only good enough for the substitutes' bench. Sizing up Macheda while a club like Stoke are reportedly lining up an audacious loan bid for the most exciting young striker in the division speaks volumes.

Meanwhile, David Santon has spent the morning having his medical on Tyneside, and we've taken Czech 'keeper Petr Bolek on trial from FK Senica at the same time as trying to land Charlton's Rob Elliot. Quite where this leaves the Addicks' official complaint about our conduct is unclear - there's no mention of it in the brief post on the club's official site. Would it be cynical to suggest that the promise of a bit of cash has silenced their grumbling?




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Macheda actually score 0 goals in his 14 league appearances for Samp last season. His lone goal came in one of his 2 cup appearances.

Sounds like just the player to solve our goalscoring needs

7:07 pm  

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