“If you can’t beat them, sign them” cried one Newcastle fan up by the bar here in the Transfer Tavern after reading the Daily Mail’s report that his side are set to revive their interest in Tom Cairney.
The Fulham ace, who was recently called up to represent Scotland, has been in terrific form in the Championship this season, notching nine goals and nine assists for the Cottagers as they make a late surge for a play-off berth.
The 26-year-old played a part in both of the Londoners’ wins over Newcastle this term in league action and reports from the Daily Mail claim that they are set to reignite their pursuit of him.
Fulham are keen to keep their man, so he may command a fee of £12m, while much could hinge on both clubs’ promotion pushes between now and the end of the season.
Is Tom Cairney good enough to play in the Premier League?