Newcastle Working Several Transfer Deals

Kevin Keegan will step up the search for new players, as he gave another good interview with the Sunday Sun today.


Kevin Keegan – did we just sign somebody?   😀

It appears that Newcastle have several irons in the fire for new players.

It seems like Kevin still likes Blackburn’s Stephen Warnock, and wants Newcastle to increase the bid closer to the £5M Blackburn have priced him at, even though they only paid £1.5M 18 months ago when they bought the player from Liverpool.

But £5M for Warnock would not be good business for Newcastle.

Kevin Keegan has also indicated that right-back is his other overwhelming priority in the transfer market, even though we have Stephen Taylor and David Edgar who can back up Habib Beye there.

But Kevin will want to replace the injury-prone Stephen Carr, who was hardly ever fit due to his continual hamstring problems.

Kevin said today:

“The two most important areas are left-back and right-back — we’ve no cover there at all at the moment,”

“In midfield and up front, we are more or less OK, because we have a lot of players to come back.”

“But we need more specialist full-backs. We are looking for two or three players, and they are the positions we need.”

Keegan is looking at putting together a deal to sign Sebastien Bassong.

The young Frenchman showed up very well yesterday, and showed some good leadership as he kept directing the experienced Claudio Cacapa, on where he should be.

But that was good to see, and the youngster looked very promising.

Seb played the whole game at center-half yesterday and we’d be rather surprised if Kevin didn’t want to sign the youngster, but whether he will or not is still open.

Seems like Kevin will also want a couple of full backs in addition to the young Frenchman.

Kevin talked about the youngster after the game yesterday:

“I thought he (Bassong) did very well, and we will see where we go with him,”

“We are looking at others as well, but we have seen him for a week, and today was a good test for him.”

We have been linked with Bassong, Collocini, Burdisso, Warnock, Inler, Larssen and Senderos in recent days, and any of these would be more than decent signings for the club.

What do you think?   Let us know.

Comments welcome.

52 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Warnock for £5mil is good business.

  • domtoon

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s just get bodies through the door!

  • Spyro

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #3

    i said warnock was a decent player a while back and got shot down for it, i was told i had no ambition for our club, funny how things change


    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Sign Bassong! He looked quality yesterday! Although it was against Doncaster he showed all his signs of quality. I would also like Seb Larrsson! I think he’s a quality player and what we need in the centre of midfield

  • Sparky G.

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Things change. People change. It’s a fact of life, Spyro.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #6

    You probably did, it woudn’t suprise me, but it certainl wasn’t me who shot you down.

  • gorskino10

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #7

    mid/strikers are ok, oh no KK we can’t score and midfield too old there ya go that is not ok, and why do need 3 defenders I agree on 2 and inlar but any good players will be hard for us to get. Just stop talking about players u need go out there and do it…

  • Spyro

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #8

    nah i know it wasnt you, cant remember who it was now

  • kelvin

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #9

    we need a playmaker ASAP.

  • Matt

    Jul 27, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10
  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #11

    What position does Burdisso play i thought he was a LB too but not sure on that one 😕

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #12

    cb or rb.

  • Matt

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Reports in Spain say we’re closing in on Collocini with comments from his manager saying that if he leaves that “it’ll be the biggest f*ck up of the summer”.

  • toon4lyf

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #15

    we should buy nesta burdisso camoranesi/mgeady

  • ScottyT

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #16

    thank god le spit/diouf is on his way 2 mackems.

    decent player bt hes a ttl t..t nd y do so many ppl rate senderos? he seems a decent player for switzerland bt for arsenal hes crap tbh. definetly not tha defender who id like to see as even as backup.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Read what an Arsenal fan said on the Senderos article.

  • Alex

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #18

    If you see the list of names we are reported to be interested in today i would be ecstatic if we got half of them.
    Inler ,warnock the 2 Argentines and bassong would do me.Baptiste is wanted by Roma and would be too expensive and Senderos is no better than what we now have. Diouf i would not be happy with . Imagine if he spat at Barton on the training ground . Lets not forget all the players we have been linked with today come from the press and unfortunately not from the club . But heres hoping that things will happen this week

  • toonoot

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Matt@9 – Cheers – That made my day.

  • ClaptonMapleLeaf

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Why are we not looking at Shorey??? Every now and then you see a link come up but it never goes anywhere. I think he would be an excellent buy for us. He has premier experience and he is English just in case the quota rule comes through.

  • Pete

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m all for getting in cover at left back and right back… But when are we going to actually improve the team? We are NOT ok up front and in midfield KK

  • Big Dave

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Yeah Matt @9 cheers for that altough i have allways had faith in us for this season coming with KK at the club. It is still brilliant to listen to a KK interview and gives me more incouragement that over the next few yrs we well start to get back to were we should be, challenging at the top
    Haway the Lads

  • Matt

    Jul 27, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Apparently we’ve offered Duff for Warnock.

  • Shearer#1

    Jul 27, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #25

    What about Joao Moutinho? He’s pure class & he wants to leave Sporting. Everton are the only club to have bid for him. We should get in there! He’ll be the new Peter Beardsley for us if we sign him. He can play in the hole, where Owen was playing towards the end of last season.

  • Dave

    Jul 27, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Can’t see that happening Matt.

  • AndyNUFC

    Jul 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #27

    This is bullsh*t, I want Ashley to plow money to Keegan, not Wise or Jimenez, and let him buy who he wants and make it happen.

  • Alex

    Jul 27, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Where did you see that Matt Keegan was happy with duff after his performace against hartlepool . It sounded like he wanted to keep him.

  • valle

    Jul 27, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Burdisso can play in every pos in defense, also left back… Perhaps a reason why he could be of use.

  • micepie

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Uhmmm…”Apparently we’ve offered Duff for Warnock.” ???

    There’s no such thing as an “apparently” unless it’s reported by a Toon official or KK himself and I think it’s extremelu unlikly KK woudl consider that swap.

    We have a strange squad in that in goalkeepers and wingers/wide players we are amongst the very best in the Prem (aside from Ronaldo re-wingers) but just more threadbare in other areas. Unless we can get the wide players to play well centrally in which case we’re potentially fine. And blood the youngsters more too, mf and attack.

    I would consider Faye as defensive central mf too, especially after signing another couple of defenders.

  • dingo

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #31

    I will believe this when i see it.

    United are set to finally land Berbatov this week, for a fee of £24m. (Sunday Express)

    Barcelona, AC Milan, Newcastle and Manchester City are all chasing Berbatov too. (Sunday Express)

  • shearer

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Totally agree on Warnock, i was gutted we didnt move for him when he went to blackburn for peanuts. Would love him here!

  • Black and White Blood

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Matt – thanks excellent link…

    Not too sure what’s going on at the club from that interview to be honest, seemed to be a lot of coded messages to the fans….eg
    * He’s not involved in any of the negotiations – who better to sell the club to someone
    * Needs 2-3 players (It was 5 or 6 only a couple of weeks ago)
    * A lot of references to Spurs
    * MA looking for someone to share the club with

    I’m probably just being paranoid; I would be devastated if Keegan left as a result of not getting the support he deserves.

  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #34

    As long as we don’t sign Sendeross I don’t mind who we sign. Sendeross is absolute rubbish

  • M.Stockley

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #35

    yeah i have always rated warnock… he has improved leaps and bounds at blackburn…. as far as rb cover what would you guys say to mears at derby? i know he’s not a big name but he’s young, capable and he’d be good back up for beye?


    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #36

    i’ll be happy if warnock signs, we’re dreamin if we think we’re in for berbatov! he is quality & i heard a toon fan as well but he aint shearer who is the last player i remember knockin back fergie. is there any talk about huntaleer? seems to have gone quiet with him, he’d be quality buy but again out of our league, who saw the donny game? was bassong any good?

  • beye the great

    Jul 27, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #37

    if im honest i dont know a lot bout him though i would not mind david jones from derby or giles barnes not that we need barnes as we have loads of good wide players i just hope for a good season as far as im concerned it doesnt matter whether or not we get big name players its all about on the pitch dont get me wrong if i could sikn kaka or ronaldo then go for it but the main objective is what happens on the pitch

  • Owen_10

    Jul 27, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #38

    all of those players you listed would be good signings ed.

  • Toon1978

    Jul 27, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Dingo the Express is a paper full of lies .

  • dingo

    Jul 27, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #40

    I know 1978….. 😛 show me one paper that isn’t when it comes to NUFC.


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