Liverpool Accept Newcastle Bid For Guthrie


Reports from Liverpool are coming through that they have today accepted an offer from  Newcastle United for midfielder, Danny Guthrie, who spent last season on loan at Bolton.

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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.

Liverpool’s head of press Ian Cotton told the club’s official website:

“We have agreed a transfer fee with Newcastle United for the transfer of Danny Guthrie,”

“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 5′9″ tall, and turned just 21 last April, so he’s around 16 months younger than Jmes Milner and Steven Taylor,  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 James’ 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.

Comments welcome.



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277 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Bit like Barton really.

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  • Tjodalf

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Not quite the Aimar/Inler-transfer I was hoping for though….

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  • Swepalle

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #3

    is he any good??

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  • GM

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    cant remember seeing this guy play, although if bolton arent interested in him after he was there all season, doesnt seem the greatest prospect. Doesnt look like the creative gem we are all waiting to be signed.

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  • nufctj

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Don’t remember him with Liverpool last season. Anyone got more info. on this guy? Strengths? Weaknesses? Did he play a DCM or ACM for the Scousers? Cover for Nicky Butt?

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Not convinced at all, not first team worthy and if he’s coming to play week in week out then he better think again… Surely we can do better than this?…

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  • davey

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #7

    im starting to get the feeling we dont have that much money to spend
    =/

    no big money been splashd around for a ‘big’ player but keegan knws what hes doing (Y)

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  • John

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #8

    im so underwhelmed about this….

    If this guy is one off the TOP TOP TOP quality players Keegan was talking about before the window, we are in trouble..

    Its bad enough signing half decent chelsea rejects but signing liverpool reserve’s is even worse…

    Forget about top 6, we’ll probably come 11th or something like that

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Bolton did want him, but they ket getting bids rejected.

    Hes just a box-to-box cm.

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  • mikeygd

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #10

    not what i was hoping for 🙁

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  • MAG PIE

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #11

    I think I’ve given up on Van der Vaart. We’re shopping in the bargin basement.

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  • broon ale

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #12

    nufctj. you wouldn’t remember him from liverpool last season as he was on loan at bolton, as mentioned in the article.

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #13

    nufcj he played for bolton last year on loan. to me reminds me of Gary Speed. Box to Box player. would be a good signing to blood in the team with a more experienced creative player and if we get inler in aswell midfield looking stronger!!!
    Milner
    Geremi
    Guthrie
    Butt
    Inler
    N’Zogbia (probly off)
    Barton (If he ever gets released and not sacked!)
    Duff

    Also with Lua Lua and some more youth coming through then it could be a good solid midfield but i believe that we need to replace Duff and NZogbia as both will probly be off!!!

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Depending on the price a very good move and one that could turn out to be quite shrewd in the long run.

    The lad played a big part in Bolton staying up and by all accounts Bolton did want him, however Newcastle had made there intention early on and Bolton accepted he would move on to Newcastle United.

    I believe he started out as a winger, however played more of a central role for Bolton and is a box to box midfielder. Really adaptable for the 4-3-3 formation. And YES hes English !

    Now i still hope for a creative and defensive midfielder, but if this rumour is true then i’m delighted also.

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  • Pete

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Well, Ashley went out public and said he was actively searching for investors. That’s basically saying that he’s not interested in spending more money without saying it.

    I agree with posts above, extremely underwhelmed. I cannot see why we should spend 3 mill on this guy.. Sure hope he proves me wrong

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  • jamie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #16

    not really awe inspiring is it

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  • bettyswollocks

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #17

    was talking to some bolton fans after the bolton home game last season and they really rated this lad. said he was their best player last season. not saying much mind but they said he was much better than nolan.

    not seen much of him myself tho.

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  • mikeygd

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    daily mail is reporting a 2million fee

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  • Andez

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    He is an attacking midfielder. Very good drive. Good dribbler, therefore can play on both wings. Also has very assured passing. In terms of how good he is lets just say at this moment in time he is a starter for any team outside the top 8-10. Will be a very good player, im sad he didn’t make it at Liverpool. He does have potential but he is already pretty damn good.

    For all the skeptics, all I can say is wait and see.

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  • Graham

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #20

    You miserable bunch!

    No its not Van Der Vart etc etc etc. Weve got to get this rediculous notion out of our brains that we can attract such players without European football. We finished 12th last season so we cannot attract the kind of players others can (even Villa and the like – aston, not david!).

    Its gonna be a long slog to get back to where we want to be and the things that are being done are for the long term.

    We will get bigger players in than Guthrie, and i’m sure that certain plans are in motion for this to happen – but we need to strengthen the squad not just buy 11 big names

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  • stantos

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #21

    guy’s it’s players like this we need to be signing, ffs we’ve tried the trophy signings and they don’t work. A player like guthrie could be a very shrewed signing over the long run, he’ll be looking to do well and god this fella can run and run and run ……………………………………………….

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  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #22

    lads we need to strengthen the squad and if it takes signing a young squad player before the likes of inler, a quality centre back and a creative midfield genius then so be it.

    We have a really small squad at the moment especially in midfield so KK is sorting this out.

    Any signing that KK makes i will back because to move us forward we need stability in all areas.

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  • Andy1

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #23

    I think he looks a good prospect. Already a steady prem player and only 21. It will be cheap and he has to an improvement on Geremi in my opinion. I don’t think we should be dreaming of Aimar or Van der Vaart. We don’t need someone like that at the moment and they could only possibly be attracted by money. Those big name signings have done nothing for us in the past.

    We need to build a squad of hungry and young players and Guthrie seems like a good player. I think he is technically quite good, can pass well and gets from box to box. Not creative but a good steady player and he’s English, young and has prem experience.

    I’d add Seb Larsson as well. Premiership experience is important and he is deadly at set pieces as well. If we can get him for £4.5mil, I think it could prove a bit of a bargain.

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  • WesToon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Not a bad player at all!! P.S he is nothing like Barton,he isnt a complete NUTTER!! With a much better range of passes,plus he is quicker,Not a world class signing,but do you guys think he is any worse than sidwell??? i think not!!

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #25

    11 incoming players would be nice 8 young starlets and 3 good solid players for te team to build our foundations on the pitch!!

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  • neeraj

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #26

    hope he is good

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  • Nick Dryden

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #27

    I was all for the Ashley approach of hungry talented young players. But top notch youngsters, not average ones who couldn’t get a permanent gig at Bolton, who have just spent a lot of money. Extremely depressing it has to be said. Wishing now that Ashley had sold out to that Chinese consortium. The Bin laden’s are absolutely loaded and are very tempting the way things are going.

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  • Flan

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #28

    i remember this lad last season he was one of the names that stood out during boltons relegation escape. Not the worst signing we’ve ever made..

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #29

    For £2mil definitely.

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  • gingergeordie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #30
  • Lars

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #31

    I am a hardcore Liverpool fan and have for the last couple of seasons seen all games or highlights from Liverpool & Liverpool reserves matches. I always liked the look of Guthrie but with the strenght in Liverpool centre midfield, he would never really have a chance. More a Alonso kind of player with good passing and ball control. Lacks the work rate of Gerrard and ball-winning abilities of Mascherano.
    Strange Bolton didn’t keep him, and my guess is he is priced in the £2-3 million bracket.

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  • paul p

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #32

    if we sign players like this, then i am stopping my direct debit before it even starts. i am not forking out all that money for us to sign rubbish players like guthrie. if he was any good, he would be in liverpools squad still, bot loaned out at a struggling relegation threatend side last season. I will not be happy if we sign him. he is worse than what we have already. does not make any sense.

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  • ACD

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #33

    I hope we get this lad! I personally think he’s a very good player, good engine on him and he’s young so got plenty of time to improve! I think this will be a great signing for us!

    Come on lads, lets be honest we’re not going to attract the likes of Van der vaart!

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  • WesToon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Well said Andy1,couldnt agree with you more Mate

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  • Aussie Toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Totally agree with Graham. Remember the future lads he would have been purchased for squad depth when we make Europe next 1-2 years. The couple of big names we are waiting on will come 🙂

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #36

    May be a good buy lads! if we get him for cheap then why not? i hope we do add a bit of experience in the team tho. By that i mean Aimar, this guy is the player that can take us forward, we’ve got no hope of getting Andrei (you Pay) Arshavin & as much as i hope we suprise everyone with a deal for joe cole i think i’m dreaming! so aimar please at budget price! any more news on inher?

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  • DC Magpie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Tom Toon (or anyone else?) I was watching a u21 ivory coast squad last night, (Toulon replay) and was really impressed with a few of the players.

    Do you know anything about…
    Kouamatien Emmanuel Kone – CM (CFR Cluj)
    Sekou Cisse- S (Roda JC)
    Constant Djapka – LB (Bayern Leverkusen)

    I’d take them all on trial

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  • DC Magpie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #38

    I thought Guthrie played out on the right for Bolton?

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  • Nev

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #39

    great signing if its just £2mil … squad player for a year or two and should break into the first team by then … i agree with the person who said hes like gary speed
    another liverpool lad we should look to sign is adam hammill! brilliant winger + hes my dads mates son lol

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Jul 11, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #40

    All you guys saying that he is not good enough. our squad isnt good enough for where we want to be we need fresh faces pace new ideas. Gone are the days where we spend a boat load of cash on one player and watch him do nothing!!! we have a structure at the club now we will progress this season but not into europe we must have a good cup run and build a solid team these are exactly the type of players we should be signing!! with 3-4 experienced players. If we had a squad like liverpool then we would be selling these type of players. But we are newcastle and we have been in a mess!!! we need to go about our business different to the past!!!!

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