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Newcastle snubbed chance to sign Sunderland revelation McClean

Newcastle United could easily have signed Sunderland whizkid James McClean in the summer.

The Daily Star Sunday says Newcastle could have bought Sunderland's McClean last summer - but didn't think he could hack it in the Premier League.

McClean has thrived under new manager Martin O'Neill at Sunderland since his fellow UIsterman's appointment.

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