Newcastle Reported To Be After Sheffield United Star

Newcastle are reported to be ready to put in a £2M bid for Sheffield United’s central defender Matt Kilgallon.

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Mat Kilgallon – real interest from Newcastle

The 6’2″ York born defender has been impressive at Sheffield United, since he arrived from Leeds United in  January of 2007.

And we assume he’ll be brought in to fight it out with Coloccini and Steven Taylor for a first team place, with 19 year -old Hungarian Tamas Kadar also in the mix and very likely to progress big time this season.

The club do need to bring in a central defender and a striker before Tuesday at 5:00 pm, and we have to see some action from Newcastle shortly – surely.

A product of the youth set-up at Leeds, Kilgallon played under Dennis Wise at Leeds before he signed for Sheffield United on January 8 2007, for £1.75M which will rise to £2M with a 20% sell on clause Seems that Newcastle would do well to get this lad for just £2M, and may have to increase their bid.

25 year-old Kilgallon, who has played 5 times for the England U21 side , was voted Sheffield United’s player of the season for last season.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Bill F

    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #1

    And there goes another flock of pigs over the Town Moore.

  • WPMK

    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #2

    If true, decent player at this level. Has potential but time willcertainly tell if it’s just another pie in the sky story.

    With loan signings other side of the transfer window and the international break to come, now is not the time to panic……….is kit?

    Keep the faith all.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #3

    fcking hope so, he is auwesome

  • chuck

    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Havent seen him play, but reports are good.
    Desperately need bodies going to be a long season and with the clubs recent injury lists every body counts.
    Dont believe MA will spend however.

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Bodies Please Mr Fat Controller.
    Believe it when I see it though.

  • dave 1961

    Aug 30, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6
  • dave 1961

    Aug 30, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #7

    if Sheffield paid 1.75 million why would they sell now for 2if a bid like this is true it wont be long before no one will even talk to the club what a bunch of jokers

  • repo

    Aug 30, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Dont be silly we wont be paying a fee for any player in this window we are going to get a couple of loans from spurs and thats it..

  • bro56

    Aug 30, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    as if we’re willing to PAY for a player… wot a load of codswallop.. and reports!! who’s reporting…? theres 2 numpties running our club and you could get more info from Tommy the pinball wizard then these two slugs..

  • DJG

    Aug 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #10

    The bar stewards running our club wundnt sanction this.

    Who creates these ‘reports’ is it a case of eeny meeny miney mo…..

    pick a player
    Killgallon, Vaughn, Delaney, Beckford,

    now choose a price,
    2M, 3M, 4M, 5M,

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Spot on lads – just a pipe dream by some press man.


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