Loan Transfer Rumours Abound

Following Billy Davies comments at the weekend about that if we get three loan players he guarantee's promotion, tongues have wagged about who these three players may be.
We take a quick look at the various name being mentioned on the likes of twitter, Facebook pages, and various forums.

First up, Owen Hargreaves.

Now to me this seems extremely unlikely. For a start he has barely played in longer than anyone can nearly remember. I would also assume it would be a 1 month loan, otherwise where is the point in getting him match fit if the season were just to end. It would make more sense for United to keep hold of the former England international. To counter this, I have often thought that Forest would not get names linked with us (Gunter) only to see them end up on our books. I have now been informed this is a definite non starter.

Jonathan Greening

Very experienced midfielder, and would come in and do a good job. He has only play 10 games this season,with 6 as sub, so he is out of favour at Fulham. With Moussi missing, Hargreaves and Greening's type of defensive midfielder is what we need, and he does seem much more likely a target than Hargreaves. He also was heavily linked with Hull on deadline day. Much more likely than the Hargreaves one.

Simon Cox

A name a lot of people suggested in the past before he went to West Brom. However, he has been involved in 13 games, and with the Baggies who have a brand new manager who may still want to fully ascertain the strength of his squad. Furthermore he was on the bench at the weekend, hardly meaning he is out the picture at the Hawthorns. It seems highly unlikely.

Danny Ward

Young Bolton striker who has been mentioned. He sent time on loan at Coventry this season but returned to the club to have a hernia operation. He has been featuring for the reserves, and so Bolton may be looking to get him more first team experience for their young prospect. Forest may be looking at some short term cover with Findley being injured after his signing last month.

Jay Spearing

The tough Liverpool midfielder has also been mentioned. Again he would be to fill in for Moussi. Liverpool would be looking for the youngster to get more first team action. He has featured in the first team this season too. He has featured 8 times this season, twice as sub. He has been out the side again after other players came back into the picture,and with a new manager in charge. It has possibilities this one. Someone told me talks have started, but this is a new source to me, and highly unreliable therefore.

Gabriel Obertan

After he were linked on deadline day,and with Obertan's subsequent handing in of a transfer request, this one seemed to gather legs. However, Park Ji Sung is now out,and United will retain Obertan as cover for the South Korean. No go in my eyes.

Michael Brown
The Pompey midfielder is one of our main targets. Portsmouth turned down our first offer,but they cannot play him as once he makes a certain number of appearances a new contract kicks in, which Portsmouth are desperate to not let happen. Te sticking point appears to be what percentage of the wages we take on, Pompey want us to take on all, we want don't, as Brown is on over £30k a week.