Newcastle Close To Gareth Bale Loan Signing

Some good news tonight, being reported in this evening’s BBC Sport Commentary, that Newcastle are very close to signing Gareth Bale on loan.


Gareth Bale – near to signing loan deal with Magpies

We were told that when we sold Sebastien Bassong to Tottenham,  some agreement had been reached to take two of their players on loan, but the deals would be done closer to the transfer window, and we of course didn’t know who the players were.

The 6′ 0″  Cardiff-born left back or left winger first played for Wales when he was just 16 years old.

He was a product of  the Southampton youth system and played 40 times with 5 goals for Southampton, before moving to Spuirs in 2007 where he has played 24 times with 2 goals.

At the age of 16 years and 275 days, Bale became the second youngest player ever to play for the Saints (after Theo Walcott no less), when he made his debut on 17 April 2006.

He played the whole game as Southampton defeated Milwall 2-0.

Bale completed a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur on 25th May 2007, with a four-year deal, with Tottenham making an immediate payment of £5M, with further additional payments that could see Bale’s transfer go up to as much as £10M.

However, since Harry Redknapp arrived at Spurs, Gareth hasn’t seen much action and a move to Newcastle would seem a  good career move at this time.

As long as Newcastle in the deals that we have first refusal of these players at a set transfer price some of these loan signings, if they do well, could end up as Newcastle players.

This has to be really  good news though, if it’s true.

Gareth has played 20 times for his country Wales, with 2 goals and is famous for his free kicks.

He made the senior Welsh squad at the end of the 2005–06 season and then played his debut on 27th May 2006, as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Trinidad and Tobago.

That made him the youngest ever player to play for Wales, when he was just 16 years and 315 days

Comments welcome.

30 comments so far

  • Doocey

    Aug 26, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Greeat stuff.

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Interesting. I like.

  • Will

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #3


  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #4

    “Gareth has a fierce determination to succeed and has the character and qualities to achieve his personal goals. He is one of the most unselfish individuals that I have had the pleasure to help educate.”

    We could do with a player like this! BUT he’s bad luck, never won a game for spurs in the 24 games he played in.

  • Edd Case

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Ok, Bale, very good – who’s the other one?

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #6


  • toonarmymags

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #7
  • toonarmymags

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #8

    I Hope he is ok or are we getting a player who could break down any second

  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #9

    This could be a good side if no one else leaves



    Gutierrez_____Smith____Barton____G. Bale


  • Toon1978

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Isn’t Bale extremely injury prone?????

  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #11


    Yes, yes he is.

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #12

    due back this week

  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #13,,10278~1770170,00.html

    Taylor and Colo are in the squad for monday

  • Toon1978

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Thought he was Toon factor, we’ve had enough of those players at our club and apart from that Bale is a left back, we already have Enrique AND Kadar who can play in that position…strange to say the least.

  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #16

    but he can play left mid too

  • andy-toon

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #17

    doesn’t say anything bout this on bbc site or teletext?

  • batty

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #18

    aye another gonzalles pay his wages all season and wont play for us

  • Big Dave

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #19

    I wonder who and how they think them up for the mirror

  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #20
  • andy-toon

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #21

    dobt this is true tbh 🙁 same old, same old :(, just sell fat mike!

  • Oba

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Left mid if he does come in. In fact that would be a very good loan signing.

  • andy-toon

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #23

    we need more than just loan signings tho fellas 🙁

  • Toon1978

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #24


    If Bale does come in and can keep himself fit AND we have an option to buy then that would be a good deal for the club.

  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #25

    So so p/ss off hughton let vuckic warm up for 25 mins.

  • Oba

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #26


    Yeah true we do need permanent signings, but that doesn’t look like happening. Ideally loans in and no players out. That’ll get us up imo, then we can build from there hopefully with a new owner that has a bit more cash to splash.

  • Toon1978

    Aug 26, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Waddle’s Mullet

    Yeah i seen that mate, the kid run up and down for bloody ages, he should of brought him on earlier. I was hoping to see him for around 15 to 20 minutes.

  • davis_toons

    Aug 27, 2009 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #28

    4 Toon_Factor // Aug 26, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Dont worry bro,

    The luck will change. Espeically with our club Newcastle. Maybe this will happen

    Bad Luck Bale + Bad Luck Newcastle = Good Luck (Everyone who know maths should know
    that neg + neg = positive.)

    One thing to add, The luck will change. the class and skill is forever.

  • Solaidback

    Aug 27, 2009 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #29

    Not sure about this, as its been said before, that the Spurts haven’t won a game in which Bale has played, so it looks like his a jinx!!!

  • andy-toon

    Aug 27, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #30

    can i just ask why nothing is on the bbc site or that i havent heard anything about this elsewhere? where was this said then?


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