Arsenal Now After 15 Year-Old Aaron Spear

Newcastle United have been given permission to talk to Plymouth Argyle’s new Wayne Rooney, 15 year old Aaron Spear.


15 year-old Aaron Spear – are Arsenal the other club interested?

There were reports earlier in the week that Newcastle should be able to wrap up the signing of the much sought after Plymouth Argyle youngster this week.

But since then, there is news that another Premiership club have entered the fray. And we think that club could be Arsenal.

A youth policy at the Tyneside club has seen Newcastle bring in Ben Tozer from Swindon, and Tamas Kadar from Zalaegerszegi TE in Hungary, amongst others in January, and the club is still in the driving seat for 15-year-old striker Aaron Spear.

Newcastle’s Football Director Dennis Wise has already terms with the Championship club for Spear, but the Newcastle drive for the player may be complicated by another Premier League club, believed to be Arsenal, approaching Plymouth Argyle with a request to talk to the youngster.

And because of the London club’s deserved reputation for bringing on young players, securing Aaron’s signature is no longer a foregone conclusion for the Magpies.

Plymouth Argyle chief executive Michael Dunford said yesterday:

“Newcastle, and one other Premier League club have expressed an interest in Aaron Spear,”“He has been given permission to speak to them.”

“We would like to keep him but the lad appears adamant that he wants to talk to the Premier League clubs.”

“We are waiting to hear from Newcastle whether they have decided to sign him.”

Make no mistake about it,  if Newcastle can sign the youngster, it will be a huge coup for the club, and give our recruitment drive a much needed boost.

Let’s keep out fingers crossed, and we should know within a few days who the lad chooses.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • ronaldeano

    Jun 11, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #1

    It would be great to get him if he realy is as good as rooney when he first burst onto the scene


    Jun 11, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #2

    ffs arsenal taking him aswell.

  • Hammy

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Why would he want to go to Arsenal, can he speak French or Spanish? I’m sure he can remember what happened to Pennant, Bentley and the likes, he’d have a better chance with us…..

  • gonufc

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Lol, they were right when they said he looks like rooney too, looks the same but with different hair. Sounds good, need a bit of luck so hopefully.

  • Ericles

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #5

    One for the future as we say. Hope he does choose us instead of Arse and All. Trouble is Wenger Burger is quite a magnet for younger players. Glad KK has final say on transfers because the available squad numbers show us where we may recruit: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 plus 12 and onwards. That is a defence and midfielder (if traditional numbering has anything to do with it these days). Can KK reshuffle squad numbers? E.g., give Beye number 2, and Enrique number 3 etc? Not sure about the rules on numbering anymore.

  • kev

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    This just sums up our tranfer situation at the moment, we put a bid in for players of quality and then other clubs snatch them up. I’m worried about the way we conduct our business regarding transfers as I suspect we are not advertising the benefits of joining such a great club enough.

  • estechco

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Like Rooney he has a Ginster’s mark on his shirt?

  • The real big AL

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #8


    Enrique is already no. 3. I don’t think squad numbers are an indication to where somebody plays anymore. Look at chelsea boulharouz and then Sidwell were given the number 9 shirt and they’re certainly not strikers!

  • Knighs1

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Yeah I remember what happend to Bentley & Pennent. Bentley is in the England team and Pennent played in the Champions League Semi Final……Hang your head in shame Mr Wenger!

  • Ericles

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #10

    Another so-called interest of ours was Didier Digard. The smoggies are supposed to be after him now. Why is it Portsmouth, Middlesborough, Spurs, Villa etc play follow the leader with NUFC when in the transfer market we seem to be going nowhere. According to the Mirror, Mirror on the shite house wall Barton refused to see NUFC officials yesterday in the nick. Which one of their reporters got a visiting order to see him then? More press crap! KK is on holiday. Where? Whitley Bay? Back in 2 weeks – we will not be selling Smith in that time then.

  • John

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    well another one bites the dust then if Aresenal are in..We can’t compete with them…

    at least we are looking at the right players if Aresnal are interested also..Thats the positive

  • craig chisholm

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #12

    forget arsenal… look at the last quote from his own club ‘we are waiting to see if newcastle have decided to sign him’, thats all you need to be looking at lads.. again we have the chance and have not made a move yet… now allowing arse into the equation. the deal was only going to be for less than a million, we could have paid it out of the bloody coffee money, but we have not made a move – again.

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Ed, I thought we already signed him up, going by the last article you wrote on this lad ….. Can’t believe we STILL havent managed to close this or ANY other deal yet.

  • Norman Conquest

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #14

    If Newcastle keep announcing to the press about every Tom Dick and Harry that they are interested in, no wonder they keep “missing” their targets.
    Has no one at NUFC heard of the word discretion?

  • Jimi

    Jun 11, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #15

    I think there is alot of discretion going on Norman Conquest…we’ll see some good signings this summer, keep the faith…

  • Leo

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #16

    i wonder if the club are going to do a number on us all…

    come the opening of the transfer window i think it would be awesome if we announced all our signs and just turned pointed and laughed at the press

    then didnt let them into the press confrence for it lmao

  • Wezside

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Why is everyone so certain Arsenal are interested? Its only rumoured that they are the other club, though if they are this signing will probably in danger…

  • Nick Dryden

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #18

    We sadly have no one to compare to the coaching talents of Wenger. This is where our academy falls down. Good young players. Poor English technical coaches. I know where most kids would go sadly. it’s great that we are looking at getting youngsters in but let’s get some foreign coaches as well or Simon Clifford from the futebol de salao programme.

  • GO-GO Gadget

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #19

    I think some of you are simply being negative for the sake of being negative. How do you know that Arsenal are the other club interested? and even if they are, the Cheif Executive of Plymouth has clearly stated that they are waiting to confirm wether Newcastle want to sign him. Any money he’ll be ours by the end of the week.

    Wenger can’t sign ’em all, you have to remember that.

  • Sav

    Jun 11, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #20

    Wasn’t Tozer at Plymouth before Swindon?
    That should be in our favour if BT gives the kid a heads–up on the Toon.
    As you say, its not going to make or break our summer, but at least we’re looking at the right sort.
    Coaches? well we were after Peter Taylor so they’re obviously aware of that.

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 11, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Here we go…Believin’ everything we read again!..
    …Season with salt!..

  • b

    Jun 11, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #22

    ericles you are a cock! what makes you think other teams are just following newcastles lead and signing there players?are you 12? only chelsea, liverpool ans spurs have made any signings and we wont be competing with those teams anyway. all this crap about teams just watching who we go for and then pinching them is doing my head in.kk will have his targets and i am sure out of the 100 we have been linked with the papers have guessed one right. we dont need to get all arsey when one of the players joins another team as we probably werent in for them anyway.

    I have never seen this tunisian kid play and i wont ask tom toon as i dont think you can judge a player on youtube.

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 11, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Er!..That pic is givin’ me the colliwobbles!.. 😀


    Jun 11, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #24

    How about we sign a few more like him and put out the youngest team ever in the EPL. Just look at the experience they’ll get as we climb back up through the league system. 😉

  • robertsa

    Jun 11, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #25

    it has to be said that we havent really had the best of young talent at this club. so lets hope wise and keegan is a fresh era that brings in fresh talent.

  • Chris_toon

    Jun 11, 2008 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #26

    The other club is arsenal but he don’t want to sign for them!! I know this because my Girlfriend knows his sister they go the same school!! Cold hard fact you heard it from me lol 😀


    Jun 11, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #27

    WELL SAID NORMAN SPELLCHECK! now buzz off i have earache.

  • baro

    Feb 2, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Aaron Spear is the next Wayne Rooney.


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