Newcastle Try Loan Deal For Pedro Mendes


The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle would like to bring a central midfielder from Glasgow Rangers to Newcastle for a loan spell, and we’re not talking about Barry Ferguson.

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Pedro Mendes – loan move for Portuguese star?

Pedro has lots of Premier League experience of course, first at Tottenham from 2004-2006, and then he had a couple of seasons under Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth before being transferred to Rangers in the summer.

Pedro started his career at Vitória Guimarães in 1998, and finally joined FC Porto in 2003, where he won the Champions League, Portuguese Liga and the Portuguese Super Cup under a certain manager named Jose Mourinho.

Pedro played around 30 times for Tottenham and 58 times for Portsmouth and has so far played around 17 games for Glasgow Ranger and he scored 8 goals during that period.

The 5’8″ midfielder also has a couple of caps for Portugal and will turn 30 next month, but he has the experience and will provide some creativity in the middle of the park for Newcastle, which is lacking with Joey Barton being out. But we seem to remember that Pedro has suffered quite a few injuries during his career, so he may be a little injury prone.

The loan deal would be with the understanding that Newcastle can sign him in the summer for an amount negotiated this month. He moved from Portsmouth to Rangers for £3M in the summer, so we would expect the amount to be around that figure.

The Mirror however is saying the deal could be struck for as little as £1.5M and if that’s true, that would be a good deal for Newcastle United, who can attract Pedro to Newcastle because of a better class of football and a higher wage.

That would seem a decent deal for Newcastle because we can see how Pedro performed for Joe at Newcastle, before deciding on whether to sign him permanently.

And while we’re doing business with Rangers maybe there are one or two other players, some youngsters maybe, that we could take off their hands, as manager Walter Smith has to reduce the wage bill at the Scottish giants in January.

Comments welcome.



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68 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Mendes is a really good player but it shows just how stupid the mirror are:

    1. Rangers signed him for £3mil this summer.
    2. He is the best player in the SPL and on fire for Ranger.
    3. Therefore he wont be let out on loan or be sold for half of what they paid.

    THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST RUMOUR I HAVE HEARD ALL JAN.

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  • Darling27

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Complete Joke

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  • Darling27

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Quincy Owusu-Abeyie could be worth a shout.

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  • YAWN.

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  • MikeyCeee

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #5

    WHY ARE WE NOT IN FOR STEPHEN APPIAH??

    he is ghana’s captain, 28 years old and an absoloute powerhouse! Yet he’s now going on trial at tottenham, if there squad already wasnt big enough!

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  • HAMM14

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #6

    good point tom im not going to get hyped up until any player signs on the dotted line

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  • leon in Germany

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    This isn’t goin to happaen just the mail crap again.

    We are after Barnetta though.

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  • tuka

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #8

    I agree with mickey ceee…..yes I’m a poet & I know it

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  • MATTY_G

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Tom Toon – how do you feel about Tranquilo Barnetta? Some chap called Leon on an earlier post reckons we have bid £4 million for him but Leveurkeusen want £7m

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  • HAMM14

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #10

    MickyCeee ive been asking that all season esp when JK said he looked at the free agents list and said theres no one he wants i was confused at that cus SA would have gave us that extra option but i suppose its down to purse strings ashley. But look at this way Spuds are spending money like its going out fashion so we will have the last laugh when they end up like Leeds or hopefully worse

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  • Nick C

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    When u look around. Little teams all over the place like wigan etc are talking about spending a few million here and there.

    For Ashley not to spend in the right areas is absolute folly. We are talking 5 – 10 million to help ensure survival.

    His plan of getting youth and slowly bringing it through is laudable. Look at Nile Ranger. However, if his gamble fails he will have one of the finest youth teams in the championship.

    As I said yesterday. He is plain weird.

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    tomturantoon- I think Arda Turan would be a great signing. Is he still the world class performer that you first brought to our attention before the euros?

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  • Tore Torell

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Barnetta is not what we need, we need a solid central midfielder, not a winger.

    Appiah would be great, Mendes is not too bad either, at least he’s way better than Nicky Butt.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Barnetta, hmm, that will mean N’Zogbia is going, but I’d rather Jonas played on the left and we got a right winger like Blaszczykowski or Beerens in. Barnetta isn’t my type of winger, he is more David Beckham than Ronaldo.

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  • PaulP

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    We have made an offer for Sotiris Ninis as well as Barnetta looking good.

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  • Nick C

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    PaulP, what are you talking about?

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  • dougnufc

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    Where did the Ninis thing come from? I cant seem to find any news or info on it

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Stupid advertisement covering comments box so i cant see what im writiing.

    Anyway….Kevin Thomson is younger, better and cheaper than Barry Feerguson and is all action and would be the best player we could get from Rangers imo.

    Although Mendes will do just fine as he can pass and can influence the game from deep which is really what we need. Plus he has got an experience but isnt too old like butt. Also hes got a cracker of a shot!

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  • Nick C

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #19

    doug, thats cos he made it up. Probably an SMB.

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  • Tom

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #20

    Mendes would be a good signing, and fair better than Ferguson.

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #21

    tomturantoon- I love your roll off the tounge foreigners that you impress us with every transfer window. Could you please supply links to the youtube videos you have watched for each player you mention. cheers.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #22

    PaulP

    I think you should get a job for the Daily Mail!

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  • Ell

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #23

    I think Barnetta would be perfect for us. He will put in good performances and he won’t be that expensive either then we could sell Duff and buy another player aswell.

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  • Charles Ma

    Jan 6, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #24

    I’v always rated Pedro Mendes.
    He distributes well and his long shots were very impressive. I am sure Mendes will provide us with the goals we need from midfield since our midfielders are not contributing much in terms of goals.
    He’ll do well alongside Barton. 🙂
    Go for him! and stop playing Butt please.

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  • David Craig

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #25

    dougnufc

    He is not made up he is an 18 year old playing for Panathinaikos. Right side midfielder who is very highly rated, he is being scouted by top European clubs

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #26

    TT remind ao that they weren’t gonna come back to this site ‘when’ the Toon beat spuds, Again.
    I’m sure theres documentary evidence of said spoutings.

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  • Ell

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #27

    Here is a video of Barnetta :

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3jd_VQFbF2M

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  • AO
    Can you please explain why you come on this Blog.
    Lonely?

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  • tom tomb

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #29

    Tom- I was told about the interest in Mendes 3 days ago as posted then. This is as you pointed out in your 1st comment though. Brilliant season for them so send him out on loan, or sell him for half price!! He is sponsored by Woolworths so it maybe true about the price, they just have to sell him by 17.30 tomorrow!

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  • Lukeas

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Barnetta is a lot better than Duff and Zog.

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  • Whumpie

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Hate to say it, because he works hard, but it is time to replace Butt, or at least play him in fewer games. Mendes would do.

    But I know he’s not coming. How? Because a tabloid has predicted it, and we know how often they got it right in the last window…

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #32

    Has Barnetta been pciked out o the air or have we actually been linked with him?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #33

    Whuimpie – bang on

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  • dougnufc

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #34

    At David Craig,

    I know who he is and I understand that he is a very good player, hwever I am just wondering where all these news of us signing Ninis came from.

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  • HAMM14

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #35

    AO

    Turan is still going strong mate still klass. Are spuds going to put a 25mill bid sumit

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  • Nick C

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #36

    Everyone should read aticle “Happy House” on the True Faith website.

    THAT’S WHATS REALLY GOING ON.

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  • Lukeas

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #37

    Robby Bobson he is actually been linked with us alot. Quality if he does sign.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #38

    dougnufc – Just someone who plays on his playstation too much wanting us to sign him.

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  • HAMM14

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #39

    Would anyone have Leon Osman for the Toon?
    I would still try for McGeady even on loan aswell

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  • StevieA

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #40

    yeah don’t see the point in the ad near the typing section myself.

    Mendes would be a good signing don’t know where the rumours have come from the other players though. Always rated mendes though.

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