Hughton Wants Moses Before End Of The Week


Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is hoping to sign Crystal Palace striker Victor Moses by the end of this week – and we think that means today.

Victor Moses – could we sign him today?

This morning Newcastle appear to be in the lead for the lad’s signature, with Hughton making very clear today, his intention of signing the talented youngster.

Chris said today:

“It’s been documented that we are very interested in signing the lad,”

“Most people are also aware of the circumstances with Crystal Palace and the situation they are in, and we hope to make progress on that over the next couple of days.”

“It’s one we have a very, very keen interest in.”

“He is a player who has an ability to score goals,” he said. “There is a power and pace, but it is his potential.”

“Around what we are trying to do here this season, which is the most important thing, there also has to be an eye on the future, and he is certainly a player of wonderful potential.”

Sky Sports is reporting that betting on Moses has been cut to 7/4 that he will join Newcastle by Sky Bet, after Hughton said he was very keen to sign the player today.

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17 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Waft some notes under the administrators noses for Moses Ashley, should do the trick.

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  • AussieToon

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Please let this happen. Please!

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  • Flop

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Hope we get him. He fits the bill perfectly, up and coming striker/attacking mid, plenty of pace and skill.

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  • bojous

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope we wrap him up, tight! He’s definately one for the future.

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  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Hughton does sound failrly confidednt on the Moses matter but we’ll have to wait a see.

    The lad surley couldn’t have been more than impressed with the atmosphere of SJP on Wednesday and, well…. fingers crossed eh?

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  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Real Madrid eh?

    Unwilling to move to the north east eh?

    Well, we’d expect his agent to get his grubby paws in!

    http://www.newcastle.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=186396

    Real Madrid eh?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Oh if there is a god, yes please.
    I don’t really see him as a striker, more a link player like a Beardo etc.
    We have nothing going forward in midfield with Smith and Butt etc, but Moses could change all that.

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  • van-damn-bad-man

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Real Madrid… can we compete against them?

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  • MacToon

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #9

    lesh, if their’s any truth in your link and he’s happy to sit on the bench or play reserves this/next season then good for him

    We only want players who want to play for the Toon.

    Probably just agent hype @ most.

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  • cicero

    Jan 29, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Is Ashley going back to his original business model, buying young up and coming players.

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jan 29, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Would be great if we got him but I can’t see it, Hope I’m wrong.

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  • Wallsend Will

    Jan 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Victor Moses is unlikely to go to Spain. I don’t even think he’s ready to command a regular spot in any of the top teams in the Premiership. Yes he’s exciting, got lot’s of pace etc, and potentially may become a very good football player in a season or two. However at present it looks like the Crystal Palace Administrators need to sell him for at least £4.5M to safeguard the club this season. Most of the clubs that are in for him are only prepared to offer half that amount . One thing for sure the horse trading will go on right to the wire, as Moses will be leaving Crystal Palace on Monday.

    With so many clubs interested in him, the selling price is likely to be nearer £4M, that the current £2M.

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  • G

    Jan 29, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #13

    This player looks promising, but how often have the toon signed a player with bags of potential, only for them to never realize it (Vianna anybody?). Or very talented players who are permanently crocked? (Dyer). If we do sign this kid, please let him be the one to break the trend!

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Getting too late in the day for us to sign Moses now – If he’s is to be our player, he’d be ours already.

    As there’s been no announcement, I can only assume he’s attracted intertest from another club.

    Real shame, surely FAT BOY would have wanted him and we could offer good wages and regular first team football.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Afternoon from Missouri, U.S.A.. Haven’t been on here in awhile thought sight was down. I’m a diehard magpie fan, and have been since my first tour in iraq. Yall might remember the story they did on me here. Anyways hope we get this kid not only to push on for promotion but for the future. And a bright future indeed is in store for this kid. With hometown hero Andy Carrol and future star Nile Ranger he will fall right in with them to insure we have solid strikers in the years to come. Now lets just pray that Big Mac(Ashley) coughs up the loot to get him. If he doesn’t i wont be surprised because he has been the worst thing to ever happen to our club at least from the history i have read. I am still a private in the toon army so correct me if im wrong fellows. Well hope by tommorow i will be having a drink celebrating watching the lads pick up 3 more points.

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  • Nufc-Dom

    Jan 29, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Hey,

    I’m new to registering, I have read the site for a while but have never signed up to comment.

    But I just found this on the Internet. Sounds like we might get him after all 🙂

    http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Newcastle-launch-lucrative-bid-for-Crystal-Palace-starlet-Victor-Moses-article305193.html

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  • CAToon

    Jan 30, 2010 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #17

    Spot on Wallsend Will. I’d add, this transfer season seems more about value than growth. Across the league, teams seem to be acquiring young talent on the cheap, and building for the future.

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