Reports from Liverpool are coming through that they have today accepted an offer fromÂ Newcastle United for midfielder, Danny Guthrie, who spent last season on loan at Bolton.
Danny Guthrie – 21 year old midfielder on his way to Tyneside
Guthrie will now hold talks with Keegan and Newcastle management, and it looks like if personal terms can be agreed with the player, the deal will go through.
Danny had told friends in Liverpool a few weeks ago, that he thought he was on his way to Newcastle.
Liverpoolâ€™s head of press Ian Cotton told the clubâ€™s official website:
“We have agreed a transfer fee with Newcastle United for the transfer of Danny Guthrie,â€
“We have now given Newcastle permission to speak directly with the player.”
A move to Newcastle will presumably give the 21-year-old the first team football he wants, but was unable to secure at Anfield, because of the squad strength of the 5 time European Champions.
But we would be surprised if he goes straight into the first team, and we think Danny is one for the future for Newcastle.
Guthrie is a central midfielder, who stands 5â€²9â€³ tall, and turned just 21 last April, so heâ€™s around 16 months younger than Jmes Milner and Steven Taylor,Â as an age reference.
He played 25 times for Bolton last season while on loan, and he will be one for the future, and looks a more than decent player.
He was born in Shrewsbury and grew up in Telford, and signed for Liverpool as a 15 year-old in 2002, after being released by Manchester United following a couple of seasons there.
Danny was also on loan to Southampton earlier last year, and played 10 times for the south coast club, and some fans down there said he looked a decent youngster, being only 19 at the time.
Guthrie started his first match for Liverpool in the European Champions League 3-1 loss against Galatasaray on 5th December 2006.
Interestingly, his last appearance for the Liverpool first team came in the 2-1 defeat at St Jamesâ€™ Park against Newcastle last year, on Saturday 10th February 2007.
We think he’ll be a good signing for Newcastle, and was initially offered in part exchange for James Milner, and we think that Kevin didn’t like the part exchange idea, but liked the look of Guthrie.
We have no idea right now what the transfer fee is.