Guthrie Becomes Newcastle’s Second Signing

As expected, the official Newcastle United web site tonight reported that Newcastle United have completed the signing of midfielder Danny Guthrie from Liverpool.


Danny Guthrie – signed for the club this evening

The 21-year-old signed a four-year contract at St. James’ Park on Friday evening, after the Tyneside club had earlier agreed a fee with his Liverpool club.

Danny has signed for an undisclosed fee, although we would estimate the fee at round £2M, and he told the official Newcastle United site tonight:

“I’m really happy to be joining Newcastle United.”

“I’m ready to get involved straight away and I cannot wait to meet the boys and get started.”

Danny spent last season on loan at Bolton Wanderers, and attracted a few clubs by his tidy play at the Lancashire side, and was certainly well liked by Reebok fans.

The charismatic Newcastle manager, Kevin Keegan, told the Newcastle web site tonight:

“I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got Danny.”

“He proved himself in the Premier League last season so we know he can play at that level.

“He’s at the right age and is a good signing for us.”

Danny is now Newcastle’s second signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrival of now 25 year-old Argentine international, Jonas Gutierrez, from Real Mallorca.

We think Guthrie may be a much better signing than a lot of Newcastle fans realize, hope so anyway.

We’re pleased Danny will immediately join in the training, and from what we hear, he’s in for a few rough first days from fitness specialist Mark Hulse, and Newcastle fitness coach Adrian Lamb.  😀

We are very pleased we have signed Danny and we warmly welcome him to our great club, Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

59 comments so far

  • Dan13

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #1

    dubbed the new Gerrard
    I’m remaining open-minded with this one!

  • Nick

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #2

    wall virginity.

    wont mind if it turns out to be another bentley etc signing.

    i.e. leaving a top 4 side to get football and turns out quality.

  • KingKev

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #3

    hope he duz well, but hope fans give the lad a fair chance

  • canmag

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4

    seemed a decent player when he was at the reebok last season could be a real good deal.

  • Ashton

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Welcome danny boy

  • Mac

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #6

    I live in Liverpool and work with alot of Reds and everyone of them has said we have a very good and under rated player. Some of them can’t believe he’s been sold. I have seen him play a few times and i must admit i am a fan. Good passer of the ball fantastic engine. Honestly i think he is a first team regular

  • Shearer#1

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Very underwhelmed. What happened to Arda & Aimar? Looking at the players Pompey, Man City & Spurs are signing & going for compared to ours, I think we’ll struggle to make top 10 this season.

  • Tripp

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #8

    The more midfielders the better. Wish ’em the best.

  • Howie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #9

    delighted about this signing. in the past 10 years wen has a big name signing worked for us. hardly at all. saw a bit of bolton early on last year and this guy stood out albeit in a poor side. trust me in 12 months we will be laughing at the fact some questioned this signing. at the moment in our situation in midfield he will walk into the team but i would say 1 more cm is on the way along with striker and 1 defender. if i was gonna guess i would say there will be 3 more signings (Derdiyok, jonny evans and possibly inler) and that will probably be it.

  • Greg B

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Good signing, and at a good price too – good luck to the lad.
    I also read that Mike Ashley hates Spurs, always has done – an opinion that I share completley!

    So next up, whats going on with Charlie now then? Arsenal or Spurs? I think the best advice he could have been given was to keep it shut untill after he had spoken with Keegan, what an imbacile!

  • beye the great

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #11

    hope he does well i would say to the pesimists is just remember sibierski

  • ali

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #12

    any one got any song ideas for the lad?

  • spen27

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #13

    welcome young danny

  • Danny

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Anyone know what kind of player he is?
    Is he a Butt/Barton type (without the violence), or a new Emre?
    Any comments from those who have seen the lad in action?

    P.S Seems that this is another player we haven’t been linked with before…

  • The Entertainers

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Was reading the ‘Pool blog on the Guthrie sale and one honest fan stated he believed Guthrie would be ‘more Warnock than Thompson’…..i would be very pleased if that statement came true.

    Keep a momentum going Kev, bring in some more.

  • ToonTimbo

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #16

    :S Im gunna wait and see on this one. I have to say im not a big follower of bolton (believe it or not) so i havnt seen him!! Good if he was in the rob lee mould!!

  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Welcome to the toon!

  • stantos

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #18

    very shrewd signing is danny boy, hungry and full of passion. Don’t be surpised if this fella becomes a massive part of our plans.

  • gordond

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Do you know something Howie or just your oppinion?

  • toon 4 life

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #20

    i guthrie is a better than emana and who thinks that guthrie can be a dm but passes the killer ball like pirlo

  • kagthemag

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #21

    yeah welcome & I hope he’s another gem. givethe lad a chance all u doubters, sure shoot me down if he’s shite in 6 months time, but give him a chance.

  • steven1979

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #22

    May be, may be..waited aimar, arda, arshavin got Danny..ok..

  • The black in the blacknwhite

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    i missed him at the reebok- not that i was looking at the reebok last season- we had our own affairs at the time-

    im glad we have bought english- young and someone schooled in club like liverpool

    as for his attributes – i must investigate but happy

    id luv it luv it if we had a Gerrad esq player in Guthrie

  • AndyT

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #24

    There’s a L’Pool fan sitting 10 ft away from me right now not gutted, but thinks we got a good premiership player with high potential.

  • il capitano

    Jul 11, 2008 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #25

    good signing!

  • Daniel

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #26

    He has been linked over the summer – was part of the exchange deal touted for milner (along with hobbs and one other – insua rings a bell) and it was in the papers a few weeks back that he had told friends he was joining us

    Still, im happy with it – after all he is leaving as he has a desire for first team football which would have been restricted at the pool, and is a promising centre mid which is what we need. It wasnt so long ago he was being touted as the next Gerrard

  • gordond

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Reports say Michael Owen has been asked to take a 30k a week pay cut but incentives will be added on to make up his current wages

  • Gareth

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #28

    On the one hand – not exactly over excited at the signing – a big four reject with a limited track record… On the other hand, could have said exactly the same about Bentley at 21. So shrug, hope for the best, and fingers crossed that all of this is saving up some money for something big…

  • Momo

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Ended the season looking for new defenders and a quality new striker to replace viduka when he gets injured. Instead we’ve signed two midfielders. Both are good players but if we want to stop conceding goals, we need the phillipe albert style defender. Hopefully we can find someone soon

  • Paul

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Can we please cut this wall virginity toilet, puts me off reading the comments on this site, grow up

  • Cloudstrife

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #31

    welcome to the Toon Danny boy. do us proud.

  • Daniel

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #32

    I disagree momo – if you look at the back 5 (given, Beye, Enrique, Taylor and Faye) they are all solid. Perhaps a centre back and a full back who can play both flanks is needed for competition, but its not the worst defence we have had by far.

    However, look at the choices we have for centre mid and its the worst I can remember (Butt, Barton, Smith, Geremi) and its blatant that is where we need to strengthen. I still believe we need one, probably 2 midfielders to come in.

    Wingers are fine – Duff and Zog if he stays for the left, Jonas and Milner for the right

    Strikers are again fine, as by the look of the signings it will be a 442 or 442 diamond so we have 4 players competing for that position (4.2 if you include smith)

    I think Geremi will be a key player for us this year. He can cover right mid, centre mid and right back effectively, so saving on the necessity of a right back

    So theoretically, I think we can get by with 4 signings – a left back, a centre back, and 2 midfielders. You could reduce this down again at centre half if you utilise Cacapa, Edgar, Tozer and Kadar, and again at left back with Edgar and Kadar.

    I just realised this isnt really about the thread, so sorry for hijacking….

  • geordiewannabefromwales

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #33

    im pleased with the signing. and whoever we sign over this transfer window i will remain positive and optimistic because i believe in King Kev and his Toon Army.

    After all if we dont back our King and Mr Ashley then what hope have we got of attracting big names to the North-East? If we get behind em and support them all the way, and create an immense atmosphere in the games to come, i reckon we’re in for an enjoyable season, whether we manage a european place or not.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Patrick

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #34

    Kadar has already earned a place in the Hungary National Team. I can’t see why we would not go for him in this upcoming season.

  • Gareth

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Prize for the stupidest thing said all night I’m afraid goes to Momo – “if we want to stop conceding goals, we need the phillipe albert style defender”. Obviously he was brilliant and the best attacking CB I think I’ve ever seen, but not the defender you want to plug the leaks at the back…

  • Patrick

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #36

    Even Darren Peacock was a attacking minded CB back then. Can’t remember how Stevie Howey did…

    Haha, maybe we never have a “defensive CB.”

  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #37

    The lad seems to wanna be here & play for the Toon!..i reckon he’s worth the money!..
    …Another 5 or 6 now, please!..5 would prob do!..

  • dan

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #38

    In that photo he looks like he could give Barton a good run for his money!

  • Sav

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #39

    As said, he wants to be here so that’s a good start.
    I’ve seen him and been very impressed in some matches. He’s busy, and a good passer. But will fit in a bit too well in our ‘midgets 11′ as he’s only 5’ 7″.
    Still he’s been with ManU and ‘pool so if KK can make a star out of the kid, he’ll luv it, just luv it!

  • scott9

    Jul 12, 2008 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #40

    i think he is a good signing i think people were xpecting a bit more like aimar thats why there a bit disapointed but i think he is a young hungry player who will relish playing under keegan and he will definatlery be up for it i think he has the potential and keegan will make him into a great player.


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