Newcastle After Manchester United’s Wes Brown

Manchester United players Wes Brown and Mikail Silvestre were two of Sam Allardyce’s preferred targets during the summer, but he was unable to get either one of them to leave the Manchester giants.

However, defender Wes Brown has today been linked with a January move to Newcastle United, after it has been revealed that he has just rejected a new four-year deal at the Premier League Champions.


Wes Brown – may be available in January

Wes Brown was offered a 4 year deal at the club, thought to be in the region of £50K a week, but the news today is that he has rejected that offer. We’re not sure at this point exactly why he has rejected it, but we do know Big Sam is a huge admirer of Wes Brown, and of course he has plenty of Premiership and European experience with Manchester.

Brown’s contract runs out in the summer, so if a deal could be made by Newcastle, the fee involved would be a minimal one. But this news at the very least will cause Big Sam to give his friend, Sir Alex Ferguson, a call to see exactly what the situation is. If Wes is indeed available, we have to think Newcastle would be first in the queue, and Newcastle could offer him both a good wage, and first team games.

In any case he’d get a lot more games than he’s had at Manchester United, which could be one of the reasons he may be looking for pastures anew. We have to hope this news is in some way accurate, because it looks like our problems so far this season is that too few of our new defenders have Premiership experience.

Comments very welcome, just keep the language decent – thanks 😀

22 comments so far

  • Alex Brett

    Dec 3, 2007 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1

    I would say sign the Lad, he is a good defender and does the basics well!! He will also be good for Taylor and will provide very much Premiership experience at the back!!!

  • wsq

    Dec 3, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #2

    another mediocre player.. u know it i know it deep inside you know this player is no more than a bench-warmer in other top teams. how much of an improvement he’s going to give us nothing more than marginal nothing substantial. these players just looking for games at other places do you really think will reduce the common occurrence of below par team performances. the current trend is we buy players that are almost surplus to requirements at other teams and we end up with gutless performances, ever since the exodus of chelsea players to newcastle from the souness times.

    argh u get?

  • Hadrian

    Dec 3, 2007 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    hate to say it but your right wsq , hardly setting your sights high going for players like this , sure he’d be a stopgap , but why not just bring in someone of quality from the off

  • aaron d

    Dec 3, 2007 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Players of high quality aren’t going to come NUFC, if clubs like ManUtd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, so club like us have to get there bench-warmers in some case? E.g Sagna, which club would you of chosen arsenal with champions league, title contenders or NUFC. Even players like Ben Haim and Sidwell would prefer to be a bench-warmer at Chelsea than a 1st choice at NUFC. We got a long way to go before we can get world-class players in. Yes we have got Owen who was world-class but only because no-one else wanted him and he never looks happy in a NUFC shirt. And i lot of forgein players would prefer to live in London rather than Newcastle.

  • valle

    Dec 3, 2007 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #5

    If the fee is nominal, then we might as well take the chance. He is proven in the EPL and had a very good first half of last season before he got edged out of the starting 11 at Manure

  • Bill f

    Dec 3, 2007 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #6

    I was going to say that don’t forget he is still in the England squad, but I’m not sure that that means much at the moment.

    I quite like the lad and think he would be worth a punt at least he knows the EPL.

  • Kash

    Dec 3, 2007 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Brown is no better than what we have. It will be another player to look disorgansied!

  • Ross

    Dec 3, 2007 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #8

    i think calling him mediocre is wrong.
    fair enough he doesnt get a start at man utd, but if he was the best of the best at the premier league champions, he wouldnt be linked with newcastle anyway.
    whenever their is an injury in the man utd back for, he’s top of the list to replace them.
    minimal fee, it’d be stupid not to take him should we get the chance.
    experience, and a good defender. the type of player we need.

  • Mighty Mouse

    Dec 3, 2007 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Wes Brown is nothing special, he gets away with looking decent surrounded by the rest of ManU but if he came here (on more the 50k/wk) he’d be shit!

    We need hungry, no name defenders with everything to prove.

    Oh and Geremi is horrible and should watch the rest of the season from the bench. Same with Butt IMO

  • ToonKing

    Dec 3, 2007 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m with Ross, if the price is right we can’t hesitate to bring him in. Although he’s not a world class player, him and he’s type of players are the ones we need to build on before we can get the big guns in.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 3, 2007 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #11

    would be rubbish signing, especially on ha wage. Lets the new defenders settle a la vidic an they will be god, they are good on paper and are likely to settle, you can see them improving each game it just geremi and butt always giving the ball away putting to much pressure on the defence!

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 3, 2007 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Also should be no more cast offs for us.

  • Leo

    Dec 3, 2007 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    i think he is a good defender, but has a knack at bumbling and letting the team get silly goals. maybe he isnt what we need, but premiership experience is good and he is still young…

  • Leo

    Dec 3, 2007 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #14

    yet again tom_toon i totally agree with you, let our new defenders settle in and they may become as good as vidic.

  • scott 9

    Dec 3, 2007 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #15

    agree wsq he is very average cacapa and faye are better

  • nightfall

    Dec 3, 2007 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #16

    i think brown sucked when he was young, but improved very much in the past few years… i think he’s very good RB actually and also that’s way ferguson will never sell him…he’s the best RB at man utd…

  • Gooderz

    Dec 3, 2007 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #17

    The thing that we must remember about Brown is that he rarely gets in the United side never mind a decent string of games, and for a defender consistency is key for their game and their part of the defence as a whole. Brown, with regular appearances, could prove to be a more solid player than how he is currently perceived.

    Still, I’d have to say that getting the likes of Alan Hutton in should be higher on the agenda. Especially considering that Brown’s departure may let Man Utd make a move for him.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 3, 2007 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #18

    The thing that should be highest on the agenda is a playmaker, the rest can wait till the summer is sam choices to do that. We need:

    Right Winger
    Young Target Man
    Left Back
    Young RB (Maybe, Carr looked half decent as back up)

    There are many good playmakers but id probs go for Kahlenberg and he is the most complete and has youth on his side.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 3, 2007 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #19

    He can also play wing if we need, he is also great at cuting in and has a tremendous shot.

  • valle

    Dec 4, 2007 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #20


    As a dane myself, i wouldnt go as far as calling Kahlenberg complete. But he would be better than Milner, thats for sure… I think we should aim higher tho, and go for someone like Quaresma

  • scott 9

    Dec 4, 2007 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Quaresma wed have no chance hed cost about 25m we dont have that money for one player id get tiago he can pass he has an eye for goal can play in front of back four or support the strikers he would be a perfect signing

  • Pete

    Dec 4, 2007 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #22

    lol, Brown would have no intention of coming to us


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