Newcastle In For West Brom’s Curtis Davies?


Newcastle today are being linked with a move for Curtis Davies, the West Brom former captain and center-back.

This deal looks like it may come off because Luton Town defender Leon Barnett is set to join West Brom after the two clubs agreed a £2.5M transfer fee yesterday, according to the BBC.

If that deal goes through it would seem to leave it open for Davies to leave West Bromwich – who have been struggling to keep Curtis at the club.

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Curtis Davies

21-year-old Leon Barnett, who was Luton’s player of the year for the 2006/2007 season, is due to speak with West Brom today and he could follow in the footsteps of Curtis Davies himself – who joined West Brom from Luton for £3M just under two years ago.

Newcastle have been linked with a move for 6’2″ Curtis Davies for some time now – with former manager Glenn Roeder interested in Curtis Davies in last January’s transfer window.

It is reported that Newcastle have offered £6M for the England Under-21 International who turned 22 years old last March. Davies already has premiership experience – as he spent the 2005-2006 in the Premiership with West Bromwich Albion when they were relegated. He performed extremely well during that period and caught the eye of a number of clubs.

We think Curtis would be a good buy for Newcastle and he’d need to fight it out with Steven Taylor and David Rozehnal for a starting spot on the Newcastle team. However, Curtis is ambitious and we think he would welcome the opportunity to join a club like Newcastle – who would appear to be going places under new manager Sam Allardyce, new owner Mike Ashley and new chairman Chris Mort as of yesterday.

West Brom are asking ₤8M – but we think Curtis Davies is overpriced and ₤6M appears a reasonable bid for the player. Curtis has a similar level of experience to our own Steven Taylor but missed the European Under-21 tournament in the summer due to injury. We believe that Tottenham and Aston Villa may be two of the clubs also pursuing Davies.

Curtis Davies started his career with Wimbledon as a trainee, at the age of 15 in 2000. He then joined Luton Town in 2002 and made his first team debut in 2003. He played for Luton 56 times scoring 2 goals. He was then transferred to West Bromwich Albion for ₤3M in 2005  and has played 65 times for them scoring 2 goals. He was captain of the club last season and has played for the England Under-21 team 3 times. Curtis is generally regarded as one of England’s best up and coming young defenders.

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66 comments so far

  • big pea ov the weab

    Jul 25, 2007 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    iv seen himplay a few times and i think he woud be a good signin but a think we need to focus on that left back position

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  • WelshWizard

    Jul 25, 2007 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Still need a Sol Cambell type with bags of experience to take Davies and Taylor upto another level……

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  • paul p

    Jul 25, 2007 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #3

    sign him, hanegelaand and shorey and thats a good start. all tall defenders to go with taylor and rozenhal. i wud prefer premiership quality though, but there are not alot of defenders in the premiership who are up for sale!!

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  • valle

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    I would love to see him at Newcastle but i really think Sam is after more experienced players and i could still see us go for Campbell.

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m not too sure about Davies, but Big Pearson knows him well so I trust him considering he was a no non-sense CB in his day. However if we sign him, then we definitely need Big Sol or Hyypia. We need players to share there knowledge with them on and off the pitch! I think the longer Shorey resists signing a contract, then the more likely we are in signing him!

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  • paul p

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    Sol Campbell though is not available so we wont be getting him i dont think, even though i think it would be a quality signing for us.

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  • steve

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    what’s the source for this story?

    agree with the sentiments above, we would still need an experienced centre-half and decent left-back.

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Sol wants to leave the South Coast because his Girlfriend/Boyfriend (rumour has it?!) lives in Newcastle. Plus his brother lives in the north east, thats why back when he played for Arsenal & Spurs he was always seen out in Newcastle.
    He is also allowed to buy out the remainder of his contract too, he’s got a year left!

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  • Dumers

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #9

    For the first time on this thing i actually agree…davies would be a great signing for us although we do need some experience there as well..like big sol!! if we cant get that experience we should get hangeland as it would be great to finaly have some depth in our defence by having 4 decent centre halves…We still need however new full back on both flanks…hoyte would be great and baines would be the other..2 players that are young, experienced and got bags of potential..both are alsoe on the way out of their current clubs and wouldnt cost that much!!

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  • paul p

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #10

    ad prefer eboue than hoyte now that they have signed that lad who we were after from auxerre. eboue maybe allowed to leave now. or luke young, nelson from benfica, left backs, shorey, baines or abidal for me.

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Eboue can’t defend, and last season that pijt was highlighted. He actually started off as a striker, and all the gooners down here (London) are expecting Wenger to use him on the right wing and ping crosses in for big bendtner. Hoyte is available and yes has potential, but do we really need another right back, when priority is 2 LB and 2 CB’s?

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Plus Paul, Abidal signed for Barca!

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  • Mark P

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Baggies fan here.

    He is an over-rated prima donna, and your welcome to him. Injury prone, unreliable and thinks he is too big for our club. Great player against an athelete like Henry, but can’t handle anyone who is physical.

    As for the fee, our Chairman never sells anyone cheap, and is notoriously difficult to deal with. I know for a fact that we turned down £8.5M in January 2007, and whilst I accept his value may have declined, he is still contracted for 3 further years. I would be surprised if we accept anything less than £8M.

    From our point of view that’s good business, because you don’t need £8M defenders in the Coca Cola League.

    Here’s wishing you a good season.

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  • Robert reed

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Still in firm belief stronger targets exist!

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  • Robert reed

    Jul 25, 2007 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #15

    I believe we are holding out for hienze! BSA is not silly. If does not wanna wade in if a top target is still possibly on the cards. In a couple me weeks we may be praising him of how if has handled all this?

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  • Mac

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Yeah i think go for Davies,he’s not the finished item just yet but he will be. I also think Shorey should come in,not sure about Baines though,he’s ok scorred a few good goals last season but also conceded a few due to basic and poor defending. Campbell would be a great target,his experience would bring so much to this club and bring our youngsters on leaps and bounds. That still leaves us short in a few positions and i’m at a loss as to who could fill them. Any ideas?

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  • Craig Allen

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #17

    speaking of cash …

    “TYCOON Mike Ashley saw £175million wiped off his fortune yesterday as his sports shop empire lurched to a fresh crisis.”

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/money/city/2007/07/25/sports-on-175m-loser-89520-19515544/

    you were saying something about a curse, Ed?

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  • michael

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Never going to happen. He’ll go to Spurs cos we won’t react fast enough.

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  • Obafan

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #19

    I don’t know Curtis Davies, so for me it’s hard to give comments on him, and I’m not going to do that. The only thing is that when you look at the age of our CB, Taylor (-21), Davies (if he joins (22) and Rozehnal (28). 2 young players with EPL experience, but not experienced enough to lead our defence. They still need to learn more and more. Rozehnal could learn them things, but his problem is that he also needs to learn the EPL (though it is a very good defender). If Hangeland would join us, again the same; young player who has to learn more like Taylor and Davies, but he also has to get to know the EPL. So I say let’s go for 1 experienced EPL CB; and ideal would be big Sol.
    Kash – if your comment about the contract of Campbell is true, then we certainly need to try to get him.

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Craig Allen – Sports Direct is a completely different business which is also a PLC. Newcastle are only linked to Sports Direct because they have the same owner/majority shareholder. In addition, Mike Ashley’s fortune hasn’t been hit really, just his shares have deppreciated and the the other shareholders. It would be a completely different investment pool that is being used for Newcastle, otherwise if one business went tits up then he’d lose all his other business’s. I don’t think MA is that stupid!

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  • James

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Sign him a possible enngland CB partnership at newcastle would be just great for the club. Also i was thinbking yesterday get rid of dyer and get nolan in as well and if barton and nolan start playing well together could force one or both into the England Team. But i hope we sign Curtis quickly before spurs stick thier noses inn.

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  • paul p

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    if they sign davies, we shud try for king, much better player. only doubt i have about king is his injury proness!! he cant play him, kaboul, dawson and davies and that other central defender they have. so thats a no no.

    kash – of course he has, what am i thinking, but my point is that is the type of quality that we should be looking at. we have to get closer to the top 4 and we have to start as of now. if we dont, we are looking at another miserable season!

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  • Dumers

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #23

    Kash..our priorites lie in the full backs…at LB we have Babyaro who when fit is not even good enough for a sarting place in the QPR team and then we have the Zog as his replacement who is a talented player but not in defence…and then at RB we have Carr who again is never fit and when is too attack minded and 9/10 he loses the ball and is too fat and old to get back in time..he has no concept of the offside trap, dives in too early..the only thing hes good for is to block crosses with his beer belly..and even that less common than a toon fan swithcing to becoming a sunderland fan! and his replacement is solano who did awesome last seaon but hes still not a defender so couldnt do better then a new signing and i do love the man (who doesnt) but hes getting older and wont be able to cope witht he players like lennon, nani, ronaldo and cole!! Still very little transfer news..im getting worried!!!!

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #24

    You’ve just named players who can play at RB in our current squad, which emphasises the point that we don’t need RB’s and priority is LB and CB considering we only have 1 player fit for CB and no one fit for LB.

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  • Dumers

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #25

    Well done..i have named the players we have..and if you read it i said why they shouldnt be playing for us!!!

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  • paul p

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #26

    they are all rubbish though, thats why we really need 2 left backs, 2 right backs, 2 centre halves in truth. nobby is going to play midfield this year, as is geremi now that barton is injured. carr and babayaro wud not get a game for ushaw moor cricket club on a sunday morning. thats how good they are!!

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #27

    The whole point is that we have those players, rubbish or not they can fill that hole. We don’t have LB’s or CB’s to fill the wholes left gaping wide open like your mothers/sisters/wifes pussy!!!!!!!!

    How do you like them apples! C*&^T

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  • Adam

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #28

    Yes, I would even offer 3M plus for Campbell – with Sam’s fitness programme we could get 3 years out of him!

    I’m not familiar with Curtis Davies, but know he’s highly rated (I just hope he didn’t play when West Brom lost 7-0 to…was it Stoke last season!!). Wenger rates him, I believe.

    With a billionaire at our helm, I just wish we’d go the extra mile on transfers though. If, say, 7.5 million would secure Davies then for God’s sake let’s offer it! If he’s good enough. We want to buy the right kind of players, but if Davies is one of those then what is 1.5 million over the 6 compared to the millions we’ve wasted in the past?

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  • WBAinDEVON

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #29

    8Mil and you can have him,well worth the money for a potential regular England defender.
    6Mil you got no chance

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  • Dumers

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #30

    How is Carr filling in the righ back role…hes shit!!

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #31

    Yes but Adam do you agree that Dumers is an “idiot” and that we need 2 CB’s and 2 LB’s before we look for right backs?
    The answer to both questions are linked and the same answer for both applies!

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  • Kash

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Quote – “How is Carr filling in the righ back role…hes shit!!”

    ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM UUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR EEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    BECAUSE HE’S A RIGHT BACK!!!!!!

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  • wallsendbaggie

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Please sign davis, we will be glad to be rid of him, he’s over-rated to be honest, hes quick and tall and quite good at headers but is also prone to be pushed off the ball too easily, he’s also injury prone.
    £6M wont get him, our chairman is holding out for £10M, we wont get that but thats another story, Spurs have already offered £6M and a player (routledge) so your gonna have to up the ante to beat them.
    Good luck if you do sign him tho, hes no where as good as taylor.

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  • Dumers

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #34

    OK…we are a top six club…there is no way we are going to get there with car…a) hes shit..b) hes never fit…soooo from that i think that a Rb is necessary!!! im agreeing with you that we need a LB and CBs but if you think that we dnt need a RB ur the idiot!!

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  • Dumers

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #35

    its not like we cant afford 1!!!!

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  • Rich

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #36

    i hope we sign him, we need to keep a solid english core to our team.

    Does anyone think if the Scousers sign a new left back they will let Riise go?

    out of all the defenders being linked to us Riise is one of the most promising in my mind, not only is he solid but he scored cracking goals quite regularly… and Benitez hasnt said anything about his future as to make anyone think hes in Rafa’s plans!

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  • Mac

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Kash i do agree 2 LB and 2 CB must be a priority and a right back would be nice although not essential. Who would be your choice for those problem positions???

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  • Dumers

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #38

    I dont get this how is a constantly injured RB not a necessity to improve!!

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  • Dingo

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Wigan have just issued a statement that Leighton Baines will defo not be going to Sunderland… so that paves the way for us or Everton… maybe some good news in the pipeline…..

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  • James

    Jul 25, 2007 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #40

    If i was big Sam i would go to Chris Mort today and go ;;
    Baines 6mil
    Chelleni form Juve 6-7 mil
    Curtis Davies 8mil
    Hangeland 4 Mil
    Luke Young 3 mil

    Thank you very much defence sorted so then we can concentrate on bringing in a superstar that Ashley wants to bring to the toon.. We need some action 2day or i think it will turn into glenn roedae and buy siberski last minute of the transfer market again!!!!!

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