Premier Club Bids For Shorey – Is It Newcastle?

News today that Reading boss Steve Coppell is expecting Nicky Shorey to leave and join a Premier League team next week, after receiving a new bid for the defender.


Nicky Shorey – a Premier Club has bid for player

Reading were relegated to the Championship on the last day of last season, and have today said that an offer has been received (and rejected) for the twice-capped English International.

But Coppell fully expects that club to come back with an improved offer, and Coppel seems willing to let Shorey move on, if a suitable offer is finally received.

The question of course, is that Premier Club Newcastle United?

A bid of £4M from West Ham was rejected out of hand last summer, but the player has continued to be linked with West Ham, Portsmouth, Newcastle and Aston Villa, who all seem to be after a left-back.

Coppell said today:

“To be fair to Nicky Shorey, he has made it clear from this time last year that he would prefer to leave and ply his trade elsewhere.”

“We as a club have an asset and it is a delicate balancing act between trying to satisfy the demands of the player and also trying to satisfy the demands of the football club.”

“We had a good talk yesterday, there was a little bit of interest last week and the chances are he will be gone by next week. I am 60-40 convinced that he will be gone.”

The left-back is in the final year of his current contract at Reading, so it leaves the Reading club in a poor bargaining position, whether they say so or not.

That’s simply because in a short 12 months, if Nicky wanted to, he could leave Reading for nothing and work a good deal for himself in the process – and there’s nothing the club could do about it.

So in that sense any money they can get for him now would be money in the bank.

Coppell continued:

“The offer was a firm one but we have no need to sell anyone and I’m not going to give anyone away,”

“It has to be a realistic bid in terms of market valuation, and bear in mind that 12 months ago he was coming off the back of playing two games for England against Brazil and Germany.

“I don’t feel disposed to let him go for nothing. I appreciate it is a year on from that particular moment, but as yet the valuation is not what we find acceptable.”

Coppell did not want to comment further on how close the secret bid was to their own valuation of Shorey, and Steve added:

“Two bob is miles away as far as I am concerned. If it is not meeting the valuation then it is a long way away.”

“I have been fairly fair with Shorey and he accepts the situation so clarity would be best for everybody.”

“We are in that ridiculous situation that if nobody comes in for him then he will still be here.”

“I would dearly love him to be playing for us as he is a significant player for us.”

“So there are about three balls up in the air for us and it is unsatisfactory for him, for us and for everybody.”

Shorey took no part in his side’s 1-1 friendly draw with Villa at the Madejski Stadium, and seems to be being wrapped in cotton wool, since it looks likeRreading think a deal is imminent, with this unnamed Premier club.

Could this be Newcastle?

We’ll have to wait and see, but if we can get the player for around £3M we think it could be a good deal – let us know what you think in our latest poll.
Comments very welcome.

284 comments so far


    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #1

    hope its toon, COME ON CASHLEY, BUY HIM!!!

  • scottish mag

    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #2

    would give some good deliviries from free kicks and corners which will benefit our strikers a lot aswell as being good defensively and has great work rate

    wot a defence

    beye faye colocinni shorey

  • Tom

    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Beye, Faye(or Bassong), Colocinni, Shorey would be an excellent defensive unit. I’d be very happy with that!

  • Bucks_mag

    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #4

    3 million is a good price, and he has had some prem experience. I’ve just got niggling doubts about his quality

  • it is us because i am nicky shorey


    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #6

    shut up big rick

  • haha lol but i hope he does come though, he will be great for us and why is people leaving out taylor for our defence?

  • NUFCAl

    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #8

    3million would be a price I’d happily pay, but anythinhg above that I reckon it’s a no-go.

    He really isn’t anything special at all.

  • Steve

    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Last reports a few months ago is that Reading want at least 5.5mil.

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #10

    why would you say ‘us’ if you are shorey you idiot.


    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #11

    here is my team

    beye taylor coloccini shorey/enrique


    milner/gutierrez duff/gutierrez

    pavlyuchenko? martins


    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Hey rick if u are i say welcome aboard, however i doubt you are coz i’m steven hunt & i’d know! lol! shorey would be gr8 signing gr8 left back & i think would be a fan favourite. What a back 4 we could have by end of next week.

    Beye Taylor Collochinni Shorey

    would just need Am & anoher CF then sorted.

  • simon P

    Aug 2, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #13

    I bet my coinpurse it’s Portsmouth !

  • baptista 4 me he will be great then tht will be a good team

    beye , taylor/faye, colochinni, shorey/enrique
    milner n’zogbia jonas
    owen martins

  • BennAllen

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #15

    it will be villa.. bouma out.. and barry could go to the arse..

  • Ross G

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Its Villa……… they need a replacement for Bouma and negotiated while at their friendly yesterday. Its for £4.5m

  • Shearer#1

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Hope it’s us but I think its Pompey. Tawio would be my 1st choice, Shorey 2nd choice & Warnock 3rd.

  • is martins and colochinni and owen playin on wednesday against psv?

  • Tore Torell

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Premier Club Bids For Shorey – Is It Newcastle?

    Answer: No, it’s Aston Villa. Newcastle are not willing to spend 4m on a fullback now, however I wouldn’t mind Shorey as he is better than Enrique as we speak. Enrique will come good though, but right now Shorey would be my choice.

  • chuck

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Would be more than likely over the£5m. mark,
    Would`nt pay more than six, but a decent back
    who can also attack down the left flank.
    Certainly would`nt be dissapionted if he were to arrive, a solid experienced PL player, would be an asset to any team.
    Quite similar to Enriquay in stature and playing style.


    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #21

    This guy (shorey) is excellent attacking wise but im not so sure defensively. I do think he would be a great signing at 3M as he is a premiership proven player ( not some spanish/argentinian flop like luque) but i cant see reading letting him go that cheap. Id say 5M at the very least but o well.

    List of who Newcastle should sign

    – Pavuluychenko
    – Arshavin – tho probably wants champ lge footy
    – arda- skillful turkish/ galatasary winger/AM excellent aswell as creative ? goals goals goals something that none of our midfeild have in them
    – gokhan ilner/ double of GARRY BARRY -amazing football wise
    – Zhirkow excellent left or right back – versatile attacking gr8 crosser wot more could you want.
    – Or WARNOCK
    – Get cacapa out hes only good when hes confident
    Beye is gr8 player and faye is quite solid to
    jose enrique is not ready yet but could be good in time.

  • quinny shit his disco pants!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JP from The Rock of Gibraltar

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Reading would hope for more probably 5M.

  • AndyNUFC

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #24

    RIGHT LADS, I’ll fill you in with what i’ve heard so far off somebody with an apparently very good source. Coloccini is on £35,000 a week. We offered £8.5M for Turan but it got knocked back cause Gala want £10M. We’ve bid £4M for Derdiyok and are therefore leading the race to sign him. We’ve went for an unnamed attacking midfielder (don’t ask, he didn’t know anymore apart from the club’s keeping it under wraps). And also we’ve put in a cheeky £15M bid for Xavi but it’s likely to be rejected, because Barca are having a clear out. Ameobi will be sold once over his injury. Smith plus £5M would be the bid for Cuellar but Rangers don’t want to sell.

    Don’t start having a go saying it’s all BS because i’m just telling you what i’ve been told, I hate BS as much as the next person, and I apologise if most of that is already common knowledge.

    Personally for the Turan and Derdiyok deals I think we should just cough up the extra £1.5M and £1M respectively.

  • Tom Cairns

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Was looking at the sum up of all the prem teams transfers and to be honest most teams seem to be struggling. Only one of our rivals that seems to have been successful in market so far is tottenham. considering we have two top quality players in jonas and collocini (hope i havent jinxed this) and two really bright prospects with bassong and guthrie i reckon we’re doing pretty damn good! sure we could do with a few more but since our rival teams (blackburn, aston villa, west ham, everton, portsmouth) havent really inproved at all and some have actually gotten weaker i reckon things are definitely looking up!

  • beye the great

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #26

    not willing to spend moree than 6 mil on a fullback what about

    shorey taylor faye beye

    1 of the prems besst defences shorey a possible cxandidate taylor a fiuture england regular colloccini is just brill and beye who i personally think is the best right back in the league as you may have guessed from my name

  • Shearer#1

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #27

    What’s going on with that Russian leftback Jerk off or whatever his name is, he looked different gravy at the Euros. I’d love it if we could sign Pavuluychenko, exactly the type of striker we need.

  • leeg123nufc

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #28

    hello apparently coliccini is gan to tottenham so we lost anova one get in spurs for 4th. its on there official website apparently it was them all along they were just using us to cover up their tracks.

  • zirkov has a hell of a strike and i would love him too

  • Matt

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Could be any of us, Pompey, Villa, Sunderland or Blackburn.

  • micepie

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Uhmmmm….in this case, I hope it’s another team. I have a feeling it might be West Ham (I haven’t read this whole article yet though).

    I feel like we should be either a) concentrating our efforts going for a mf or striker first, or if not b) trying to sign either a young understudy to Enrique like Insua, promoting Tozer or looking for a strong, tough lb like Burdisso.

  • omg its been confimed on tribalfootball that collochinni has joined spurs omg aaaaaaaa

  • Finnaz

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #33

    shoreys only got 1 year left on his contract so reading cant expect much more than £2-3m

  • leeg123nufc

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #34

    ana big rick what did a say cant f***in beleive it

  • ScottyT

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #35

    agree pavlyuchenko wud be a gd signing as imo would shorey at this price.

    hvnt commentd here 4 a while bt its still tha same situation which was highlightd in the last 2 games. we need a flair creative centre mid playmaker otherwise a cm of butt geremi guthrie isnt gonna create 2 mny chances.

  • aaaaahhhhh im sick off spurs they do it all the time leeg do u hate spurs?

  • ACD

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Would be a decent signing but i dont see the point !

    He is good on the ball, but he is slow as anything ! So basically it sounds a lot like enrique…so why are we trying to buy a very similar player to him? just give the lad a chance this year and if needs be go for someone next year !

  • leeg123nufc

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #38

    yes always feckin stealin are bloody players wud have been mate probz best cb in prem.

  • leavy

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #39

    no officail websites say anything of spurs intrest let alone them buying him
    newcastle only today said were close to a done deal soo i think ur talkin rubbish

  • leeg123nufc

    Aug 2, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #40

    i swear i have sources saying that this wank deal will be announced soon.

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