Reports Newcastle After Aston Villa’s Nicky Shorey

There is news in the People today that Newcastle have joined the race for Aston Villa left-back Nicky Shorey.


Nicky Shorey – available from Aston Villa?

It seems that Villa manager Martin O’Neill is willing to sell the England international Shorey, only five months after signing him. The reason for that is Shorey has not been in good form and is not in the Villa starting eleven with Luke Young (he’s the player we should have signed from Middlesbrough last summer) starting at left back and former Glasgow  Rangers center-back Carlos Cuellar first choice at right back when he’s fit.

If we could get Shorey at a reasonable price that might be something that Newcastle may want to consider, but Shorey was off form for Reading last year. and doesn’t seem to be much better for Villa this season, but there’s a good player in there somewhere – and Joe Kinnear may think he can bring the best out of the former England International, who when on form has a lot of quality.

Newcastle’s top prioity in the transfer window is a left back, but the other news the People is reporting is that Newcastle would consider swapping Charles N’Zogbia for Shorey. We think this is just made up because Kinnear does nopt want to lose the Frenchman, and Charles looked lively when he came on for the scoend half yesterday.

Joe Kinnear came out over the last two days and says he’s fed up hearing about N’Zogbia wanting away, and it seems that Joe wants to keep players at Newcastle in January, apart from those he will sell, who are on the fringes of the firsat team, and will fund new players coming in.

N’Zogbia is not on of those players.

And the People says that Arsene Wenger will firm up his interest in N’Zogbia soon, but we know for a fact that Joe called Wenger a day or two ago and the Arsenal manager said he was not interested in the young Frenchman – but when did The People let facts get in the way of a story?

We think the Shorey interest from Newcastle may be true but a swap deal for N’Zogbia would hardly bee good for Newcastle.

Shorey has been capped twice by England, and was a £3.5M summer signing from Reading, so maybe a deal could be struck for him for around £2M, and we think that would interest Kinnear and Wise.

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • joonzy

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    sounds ok as long as it’s a maximum of 2 million. Tbh, you could prob get him on loan with a view to a permanent 2 million deal. Agree the fee now as if he is great they will want more in the summer.

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    loan then option to sign for 2.5 mill me thinks , but his a great player and needs opportunities
    we should be lookn to sign a rb + lb

  • jimnufc

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    come on boys get real villa will not let him go for less than they paid but getting on loan would be a good idea then is we stay up offer what they paid

  • Tom1664

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    He’s pretty good at set piece delivery which could make a nice change from geremi’s trademark free kicks

  • Guinea Mag

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    A loan deal until end of season would be best for us with an agreed fee of maximum 2M if we stay in PL !

  • shearer4pm

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    i reakon shorey and finnan would both be great signings

  • magpies1

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #7

    now I see were getting linked with another 2 scottish based players, Nacho Novo and Andrew Driver

  • Sir Erec

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    he would be decent if we give him a decent run of games and we get him for initially loan but agree a low price maybe 2-3 mil so that if he is good in the summer we only pay the 2-3mil.

    would in my mind be better than enrique in terms of at least passing the ball, but the jury is still out.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Good deal!


    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Enrique is better than Shorey but we will do for competition.

  • the holy grail

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    wouldnt mind shorey for lb, i have it from a good source that we have enquired about 3 man city players although i only know about 2 onouah – who hasnt said yes or know, he knows about our intrest but is waiting to see if anything else comes up (really good friend of s taylor) and the second johnson – the first big got rejected and not to sure if we have followed it up, his agent knows of nufc interst. am not going to speculate on the third although i know for a fact we have enquired about 3 man city players.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    There is talk that we are closing in on Raul Meireles, though I have NO IDEA how accurate the source is. If this happened any ideas on how he would do?

    I think he is perfect replacment for Butt, 25, brilliant passer, and a defensive midfielder, personally would love him.

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #13

    According to News of the World we are closing in on Raul Meiries from FC porto what do u guys think

  • stevep

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    not sure about Shorey, he’s a better passer than Jose but can’t defend half as well – ideally we want them to morph together to create a great LB 🙂

    Ed – well done on implementing the login – hopefully stop all the impersonators as well as keeping the idiots off

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #15

    According to reports in Spain, and that of British newspaper The News of the World, Newcastle United have enquired about former Ajax winger Tom De Mul. The 22-year-old Belgian has had a torrid time since moving to Spanish giants Sevilla, and Newcastle are prepared to give him a ticket out of his La Liga nightmare.

    The right-sided midfielder has been the subject of a wide array of speculation, and Newcastle United have now emerged as the surprising front-runners to land him.

    The fee is thought to be £3.5 million, and if reports are to be believed, the Belgian wingman could join the Magpies before next weekend’s clash against Blackburn Rovers.

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    At last – not the most apparent registration system in the world.
    There is also talk of the Sevilla winger Tom De Mul (ex Ajaz) as we have missed out on Lovenkrands (sic). Didnt know we needed another winger.
    As for forwards we are apparently after Beattie after his move t o Stoke has fallen through.

    1 Question – how can a club with that fills the stadium week in week out, has conned some supporters to pay up front for 3 years, has sold Milner for 15million and had no noticeable players bought be linked with the likes od this dross. Is ot down to the attractiveness of the club – owner and manager or is it a case of Ashley takking as much out as he can before finally selling the club at a later date??

    Fed up doesnt come close !!!

  • magpies1

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #17

    if we get riise/shorey, meiries,elano, mendes, de mul then I think we will have a strong squad and can offload n’zog, geremi, given (although I hope not), barton(hope not aswell)

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #18

    Not that I am synical but doubful this is even true and that we would go in for him.

    Any statement of intent would be good from NUFC. IE offical news that we have offered on anyone. A reject is proof in itself that we are in the serious market.

    All we have is word from JFK that we have not heard back from clubs. Something on SSN would be good.

    I keep checking NUFC website for news but its the same – nowt of importance.

    I hope that Carroll goes into Hull on Wednesday and has another good game. Come on Michael – earn your wages again son!

    Watching the MOTD highlights of Hull they are vulnerable and could act in our favour!!!

  • Ericles

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #19

    We do need another LB. Rather Riise than Shorey. However, Shorey must have some potential and I think that neither Reading or Villa have got the best out of him. Still at an age where he can improve. Going by Zogs play yesterday he is wasted played at LB. We need a LB – one who wants to come and not one pulled out of some reporters hat in some London pub.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #20

    Why would no one want to come to NUFC and play infront of 47-52K people.

    Support wise we are up there with the big 4 (support numbers wise).

    Our away fans are the noisiest buggers considering there is normally only around 2500 and its deafening all around SJP.

    I would be interested if a decibel test was done at home matches who would be the loudest.

  • MarkO

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #21

    We are very close to signing Goran Pandev.

  • Partizan

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #22

    ToonGraeme….That’s the whole point…..its embarasing when you look at it,50 000 screaming fans for a club who has no ambition atm.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #23

    If you talk to any Toon fan, they only want the best for the team. Everyone may have a differeny opinion about individuals or individual issues but the passion is there for all to see and hear from our terrace.

    An interesting song yesterday when we went behind to Wham.

    “You only sing when your winning”.

    Where as we got behind our team vocally and spurred them on – even though they were Sh1te at times.

    A club is nothing without its supporters (amongst other things)

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #24
  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #25

    Dont want Riise – he was past it when Liverpool let him go and after another year can only of got worse – after all Roma got him for free and are now trying to offload him !!!

  • Ericles

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #26

    I read Toongraeme’s link. Interesting but why does JK want to get Riise in order to get rid of Enrique? Cannot the Mirror have the brains to see that we would be left with only one LB still?
    But then – that is the Mirror Mirror on the Shite House Wall for you.

  • powellnufc

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #27

    He is too slow and gets caught out too much.
    Thats why he often gets put on the bench if they are playing against a team with fast wingers as they outrun him too often.
    Riise or Tiawo would be much better options

  • RyanToon

    Jan 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #28

    shorey would be a good signing IMO, far better than jose

  • workyticket

    Jan 11, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon Graeme // Jan 11, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    “…I would be interested if a decibel test was done at home matches who would be the loudest.”

    They did Toon Graeme, but the result won’t please the average Geordie. It was SUNDERLAND.


    Jan 11, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #30

    It all depends on the acoustics of the stadium, so i wouldn’t read too much into those noize levels.


    Jan 11, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #31

    Not last window & definately NOT this window.
    Another mo’n boo-boo-keep him.

  • Tom

    Jan 11, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #32

    If he is going for a few million (3 at the most) then go for him, definitely. He is a good player, just been off form recently. Would provide depth and competition at left back!

  • Doocey

    Jan 11, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Would be another good addition to the team and cover for Duff

  • Spyro

    Jan 11, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #34

    If we could get both dunne and shorey for 5 million-ish, id be pleased, any more than that and its a bum deal imo.

  • Sav

    Jan 11, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Why shouldn’t Villa sell Shorey for less than they paid for him? They’ve tried him out and he’s been crap. We’d be doing them a favour. Besides, we’ve done it with loads of players.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #36

    He won’t join us. Aston Villa is at least a top 6 club.


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