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