Wes Brown To Newcastle In The Summer

Manchester United utility defender Wes Brown has said he is prepared to finally leave the Manchester United club next summer, with Newcastle United his likely destination.


Wes Brown – on his way to Newcastle in June?

Manchester born and bred Brown, who played for the Manchester Schools sides before signing professional forms with Manchester United in 1996 at the age of 17, has indicated he may join his former team-mates Alan Smith and Nicky Butt at Newcastle United.

He has received glowing reports from both of them of how things are at Newcastle United right now, with Sam Allardyce in charge and English billionaire Mike Ashley planning big things for the club in the future. Reports lately suggest that Tottenham may try to sign him, and we know that Roy Keane is also keen on him at Sunderland (excuse the pun). Obviously, as a free agent, Wes would be an excellent capture for any club.

Brown has stalled on a new contract offer from Manchester, thought to be in the region of £40K/week, which is somewhat below what other players are receiving at the club. But indications are that Manchester United are not prepared to improve the offer.

That will be no problem at Newcastle, where he could receive substantially more than that figure. Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has long admired the versatile defender, and indeed tried to sign both Brown and Silvestre from Manchester in the summer, but was not successful.  They were apparently his first choices for defensive reinforcements at the time.

Newcastle’s defense has again been leaking far too many goals this season, and while the defensive players are good that Sam brought in, most of them lacked Premier league experience, and they are still coming to terms with the physical nature of football in England. Defenders with some Premiership experience are probably the only signings Chairman Chris Mort will support, as far as the Newcastle defense is concerned. That excludes any youngsters the club will bring in of course.

With Alan Smith and Nicky Butt already at the club, Allardyce is confident Brown can be convinced it is the right move for him. He is having a prolonged spell in the first team because of an injury to Gary Neville, but reports suggest Alex Ferguson is already looking for a right-back and is believed to have made inquiries about Bayern Munich’s German international Philip Lahm and Willy Sagnol.

We think Wes Brown (and even Silvestre) would be good signings for Newcastle United in June, and then the defenders at the club would just have to fight it out for who would be the starting back four. That cannot be too bad, either.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • steve

    Dec 19, 2007 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Unless he’s named as the alleged rapist in which case he’ll be leaving Manure to spend some time in her Majestys

  • Indian toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    wes brown is a quality player. and yeah even we are after philip lahm i think. he’s been linked with us many times. we also need a playmaker which i doubt will be on sams mind as he is playin direct football and we badly need a good anelka type player.!!! can expect sam to raid bolton for few of his player’s.

  • Rob Kirton

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Brown in – so which to go…..

    Cacapa – Rozehnal – Faye – Taylor (who’s contract is running down)

    …because he won’t be replacing a bench warmer like Ramage or Edgar (who I actually think should be given more of a shot)

    The only other option I could see is to have him compete with Beye, for the right back slot, though I had always thought that Brown preferred to play at centre half.

  • Brisbane Mag

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #4

    A good player who can play fullback or central defence; let’s buy-him…..

  • Greg B

    Dec 19, 2007 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #5

    There is no chance Lahm will come to Newcastle with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan are all tracking him.
    As for Wes Brown, Allardyce said theres no chance of him joining next month as Man U will want him as cover for Neville who isnt match fit, but said maybe in the summer.
    I agree theres a couple of players at Bolton I wouldnt mind at the Toon, Anelka and Nolan being 2 of them.
    As for defensive re-enforcements id like to see us go for Heitinga of Ajax who is a very experienced CB/RB/DM for his age.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    FFS i had brown, liability and fkin overpaid.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7


  • scott 9

    Dec 19, 2007 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #8

    wes brown would be an orite signing not sure if he would be in my first team though not better than faye or cacapa

  • Leo

    Dec 19, 2007 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #9

    he is a good player to be getting on a free!!!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 19, 2007 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #10


  • Keep Oba

    Dec 19, 2007 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #11

    he wouldnt replace Beye…IF we get into Europe next year and If we have decent cup runs next season we will be playing somewhere in the mid 50s of games. Having two people to play RB isnt a bad thing. Especially when Wes could play a different spot some games too.

    I really liked Beye in the Fulham game and he has done nothing but show me good things such as calm and cool clearings in tough spots, getting himself between the ball and another man or the goal and of course the late winner against Birmingham. Its a shame we couldnt get Wes Brown the day the transfer window opens because its too bad Beye will be leaving for Africa.

    We need another RB, we have enough CBs right now (unless we want to add sure quality) and we certainly need two left backs. N’Zogbia is doing well there and I love the attacking flair from the back left…still he should probably move to midfield and we get some experienced defenders back there.


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