Fraizer Campbell May Prefer Newcastle Over Hull City


It seems that Newcastle United are aggressively pursuing 21 year-old Manchester United and England Under-21 striker, Fraizer Campbell.

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Fraizer Campbell – Red devils striker could prefer Newcastle over Hull

While Newcastle United have been relegated to the Championship the Tyneside club, with their legendary fan base –  the last two home games of the season were sell-outs at 52,000 – and the high probability that Alan Shearer will be given the opportunity to transform the club, are still a big draw for players.

And reports say that sources in the North West, who are close to the talented 21-year-old, have said that Fraizer may be interested to wait awhile to see if Newcastle could come after him, following his participation in the European U21 Championships in Sweden.

Campbell is delaying any decision on his future until after that tournament, and he is part of the England squad, and the Huddersfield-born player replaced Theo Walcott in England’s win 2-1 against Finland in Halmstad last night.

Unfortunately our own Steven Taylor had to pull out of the tournament injured, probably due to the lad playing while he was injured, in an attempt to help save his home town club.

That decision to delay any decision on his future, is not what Hull manager Phil Brown and his chairman Paul Duffen, wanted to hear, but with Alan Shearer potentially becoming Newcastle manager, even  before the end of this week, Fraizer isn’t the only Under-21 International Shearer could be pursuing.

And for a young striker, what better manager to help you in your development than one of the greatest strikers England has ever produced, and the greatest striker in Premier League history with 261 Premier league goals – Alan Shearer.

While on loan to various clubs over the last 3 seasons (see information at end of article), the 5’11” striker has 37 goals in 77 first class club appearances. That’s nearing Shearer’s goals per game record, although not as good as Alan, who scored 379 goals in 733 first class appearances. 😀

The North West source told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“Fraizer has heard that Newcastle United are sniffing around. And he is intrigued to see how things pan out up there.”

“He is well aware that there is some uncertainty at Newcastle at the moment. But he is waiting to see what the outcome of that is because this is such a crucial move in his career.”

Hull City are also forced to play the waiting game, and will no doubt be keen to understand what the youngster wants to do once the European U21 Championships are over.

But Hull may find that even though they are a Premier League team and Newcastle are not, the youngster could still plump for the Newcastle Club, and that wouldn’t be too surprising, especially if Shearer is in charge and goes after the youngster aggressively.

The Hull City Chairman Duffen said:

“We have to convince him coming to Hull City is the best thing for his career.”

“I believe the next step for Fraizer is to be at Hull, where he’ll get a start every week and the opportunity to score goals in the Premier League.”

“That’s what he needs on his CV, in my opinion.”

But even though the Newcastle club has been mauled through the gutter – again – over the last 3 weeks, Alan Shearer can very quickly put the Newcastle house in order – always assuming not all the rooms have burned down.

And simply by the remarks made by his  players over the last 8 games of last season, Alan seems an inspirational manager to play for, and youngsters will be attracted to that.

Campbell is said to be available for around £6M.

Comments welcome.

Some information on Campbell:

Campbell signed for the Manchester United Academy in July 2004, and scored 14 goals in 22 starts for the Under-18s side.  His excellent performances led to him playing five times for the Reserves, for whom he scored once.

And in the following season, he made a further 13 appearances for the Under-18s, scoring nine goals, but his major impact came for the strong Red Devils Reserve side.

Campbell was the Reserve team’s joint second-top scorer with nine goals (behind former Newcastle loan player Giuseppe Rossi, who scored 26 goals in 25 games), helping the team on their way to a Reserve Treble of Premier Reserve League, North/South Play-off Shield and Manchester Senior Cup.

Campbell was named in the squad for the FA Cup Third Round match against Burton Albion in January 2006. He scored his first goal for the club in 2006 after he had come on as a substitute for Wayne Rooney in a friendly against Macclesfield Town.

He has been loaned out to Royal Antwerp in 2006-2007 where he scored 21 goals in 33 appearances, and then to Hull the next season, when Hull were promoted, and he scored 15 goals in 34 appearances.   Last season he was at Spurs where he scored a single goal in 10 games for the London club.

Fraizer has played 11 times for the England U21 side scoring 3 goals.



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77 comments so far

  • Chinzaknuk

    Jun 16, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Wonder who’s doing the pursuing on behalf of NUFC ???? Maybe the tealady’s heard he appreciates a good cuppa

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  • magforlife

    Jun 16, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Who would want to play for that complete knacker Phil Brown, i would love to see Hull take a pummelling next season just to watch his antics on the touchline. There will be a lot of managers looking for revenge after their deplorable unsporting behaviour last season, even Gary Megson commented on it and i have never heard him say a bad word about anyone.

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  • Wigaz

    Jun 16, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #3

    This lad would be a good buy, could be very similar to Andy cole (Disregarded by arsenal only to turn out to be one of the best strikers in the game). I think Shearer has already contacted players and sounded them out about moves to Toon. Obviously he cant really do anything else whilst fat boy leaves the club in limbo but if new owners are nearly in & Shearer in as boss things might get better very quickly. I think this statement from campbell (If true) only illustrates the pull that shearer will have in the transfer market, playing for Shearer will be a dream come true for most of these young players who grew up watchin him bang in goals week after week in the prem. I would love to bring in Darren gibson, Kris commons & possibly get some loans from Arsenal like whiltshire or Vela.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Good signing I think, similar in style to Agbonlahor and would work well with a target man whether that’s Carroll or Ranger.

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  • Wigaz

    Jun 16, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Well said rangerman. Still cant understand some comments on previous article saying “dont rate dont want him”. We were BUM last season & ou strikers were BUM. So lets get in some young hungry strikers with a point to prove & reputations to make like beckford & campbell & possibly cox if he’s got potential. We also desperatly need some creativity in mthe middle of the park & service from out wide.

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  • Stuart79

    Jun 16, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Do we really think that he would give up the chance to play in the PL to come to us in the fizzy?

    More paper crap.

    Also where does Lee Ryder think we will find 5m for him?

    Under the matress maybe….

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  • jonny

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #7

    6 million is wayyy to much for him, but beggars cant be choosers.

    a question for you ed, do you live in america? if so, how do you get all this information from the evening chronicle? from the website?

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  • Wigaz

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Well stuart if he did i’m sure he’d gain a lot of respect from the toon amry. Looking to improve his game under one of the masters of scoring goals. I’ll just be happy once we’re sold & have a manager.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope we have got more than £5 million to spend on a player since we’re supposed to be getting rid of a large chunk of our squad.

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  • batty

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Rangerman // Jun 16, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Good signing I think, similar in style to Agbonlahor and would work well with a target man whether that’s Carroll or Ranger.
    <<< i was just thinking that m8

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Strikers for next season ?

    Carroll
    Beckford
    Campbell
    Martins ?
    Lovenkrands

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  • batty

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Stuart79 // Jun 16, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Do we really think that he would give up the chance to play in the PL to come to us in the fizzy?
    <<<< stuart he might as well come to us as we will be passing them on the way up next season m8 us up them doon

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  • Dragonera

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Campbell or Martins up front in the championship will be too much for opposition defenders. Any two of Skjelbred, Guthrie or Barton in midfield will be far superior to whoever our opposition has in the middle.
    If we can somehow hold on to Bassong then he will have any championship striker in his pocket.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #14

    When is the fixture list released?

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  • toonsy

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Rangerman – tomorrow 10am

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Dragonera

    Still dont think Bassong will stay but l agree if he did no striker will get past him, imagine this team

    _______________Harper_____________

    Beye_____S.Taylor____Bassong____Enrique

    Lualua____Skjelbred____Barton_____Duff

    _________Campbell____Martins________

    Backed up with people like Guthrie, Kadar, Carroll, Ranger, R.Taylor, butt (unfortunatly), Beckford etc

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  • toonsy

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #17

    I think Campbell would be a cracking signing, along with skjelbred – although i doubt the credibility of the “sources”, weve heard more sources than heinz in the last few weeks.

    Another problem is cash, these 2 players would be “reportedly” 11 million between them. We could do it, if we can keep hold of Bassong, Taylor and other key players as then they wouldnt need to be replaced.

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  • toonsy

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon factor, that side would rip most champoionship sides apart. I think though, we would need a big man/small man combo up front as having Campbell AND Martins (whilst full of pace) would just get hacked away at by championship defenders such as Morgan (Sheff Utd).

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  • toonsy

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #19

    To add, on the other side of things, players who are borderline staying like Bassong, may get swayed to stay if they saw that team getting built.

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  • batty

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    rangerman did you see my apologie yesterday m8 for doubting u aboot the stoke match

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  • Dragonera

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Toon Factor

    If Bassong goes then we should stick Kadar in there.

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    or Edgar (if he gets a new contract)

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  • Spoonman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #23

    He isn’t worth 6million, scored some goals in the championship but did nothing on loan at Spurs. The money could be better spent elsewhere. If he was any good why would Man u be trying to sell him?

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #24

    I didn’t see it mate but don’t worry about it.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #25

    I would be tempted to push Krul up to number one next season and hopefully he can do enough to keep the place when we get back to the Premiership.

    I think Guthrie will have a good season next year too as I watched him in a few matches on loan at Southampton and he bossed the midfield for them.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #26

    If he was any good why would Man u be trying to sell him?

    ……..

    The same reason they sold Rossi and Pique perhaps, they can’t accommodate them all.

    We did get relegated last season by the way in case you missed it so to turn down a player on the basis of him not being good enough for Man Utd is ridiculous .

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #27

    we dont need capmbell tho? dont no why every is banging on about him, hes not that good! there are better and cheaper options elsewhere. plus we still have bambi, and altho he may get alot of stick i think hell prove to b a gd ccc striker.lets focus on bolstering the midfield as we hav plenty of strikers ready who are going to be useless without a gd midfield as we saw this year.

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  • Nick 69

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #28

    both simon cox and beckford are better players IMO and they are both a lot cheaper probably

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #29

    ranger, do u reckon guthrie should b a first teamer next yr? i think he’d b a gr8 rm tbh, not tonnes of pace but very good passing and crossing. who else thinks we should go for seb larsson aswell? similiar to guthrie and could work well together as the right side of midfield pair.

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  • Partizan

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #30

    I’d make a straight swap: Martins for Campbell & Gibson + take Fabio da Silva on a 1 year loan.

    ————————–Harper—————————–
    Taylor———Beye———–Bassong————Fabio
    ————————–Barton—————————–
    ———-Skjelbred————————Duff————
    ————————–Gibson—————————–
    ————Campbell————–Carroll————–

    Subs: Krul,Lovekrands,Ranger,Kadar,Butt,Edgar,Lua Lua.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #31

    I think Guthrie is our best midfielder but I don’t think he works very well with Butt, I’d rather have Guthrie playing a role like Carrick does where he can spread the ball around from deep with a more attack minded player with pace in front of him.

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  • Stuart79

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #32

    According to Look North Shearer could be appointed manager on Thursday.

    Does anyone actually know what’s happening?!

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  • jim

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #33

    toon factor-what and NILE RANGER will just stay in the reserves like????? lol nutter-he will be the way forward u watch

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  • Toon_Factor

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #34

    jim

    WHAT are you going on about?

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  • Ross

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Manure will be getting rid of him because having sent him out on loan and seeing performances from the likes of macheda and welbeck whilst he was away, they’ve merely realised he’s not one of their main young strikers-they have enough talent in said department im sure. I dont really understand how people can question why we’d take him when one of the top two teams in the world have realised he’s surplus to requirements-i’d still snap him up because he’s clearly still a very good young striker.
    Agree with you also Rangerman, i think he could play very well with a target man in an agbonlahor esque roll.

    I’m well aware its most probably paper nonsense but if there’s even an ounce of truth in the claims that the likes of campbell and beckford are willing to wait to see what happens with us then thats encouraging for me. (i’d take both campbell and beckford, given the chance).
    Can also see Nile Ranger breaking into the first team next season. If we had Ranger, Carroll, Beckford, Campbell (oba?) to pick from, we’d be laughing i reckon. Keep bassong, bring in the likes of that skjelbred (havent seen much of him, but he seems a die hard toon fan and is attracting prem interest, he must have something?) and things would look ALOT rosier.

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  • Elfy_Toon

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #36

    partizan, what! martins is our best striker? i appreciate ur opinion but is swappin an experienced good striker for two youngsters a good option? yes it adds numbers but takin both those on is a risk. specially since we need to get the team all workin the same page. buy cox and our strikeforce should b f9.
    ranger i agree a carrick role would suite guthrie, i jus feel he lacks the defensive skills enough for such a role.
    guthrie butt duff
    barton
    do u think that would b gd?possibly change it around with sjkelbred/nolan/lua lua etc.

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  • Ross

    Jun 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Also, whats the deal with Haris Vukic?…has there been any indication that he might see first team action next season?..i know he’s still a young’n but should big Al take the reigns he has said if you’re good enough you’re old enough. Am i wrong in thinking someone (maybe Money?) a while back said he thinks he is more than ready for a taste of championship action?

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  • Partizan

    Jun 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Elfy….I would never let Martins go,but its still 50/50 situation whether he wants to stay ot not.

    Btw…..Goal 3 is pure s**t

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  • jim

    Jun 16, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #40

    strikers! lol what do u think i meant? hahaha

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