Newcastle Close On Moses Signing


The news is encouraging this morning that Newcastle United are in with a decent chance of singing Victor Moses from Crystal Palace for around £2M.

Moses – impressed with Newcastle crowd Wednesday

The Magpies were offered some encouragement by Moses’ agent Tony Finnegan last night.

Tony said that Moses had been “impressed” by the set up at St James’ Park, but of course agents always tell prospective teams good things – to keep them interested.

Finnegan told the Newcastle Journal last night:

“He went there on Wednesday and was impressed by the stadium and the fact there were 40,000 odd for a midweek game.”

“Obviously that made an impression on Victor,”  “We’re all just waiting for the administrators’ next move now.”

Hughton was full of praise for 19 year-old Moses at yesterday’s press conference, and the lad seems to have moved ahead of James Vaughan as the club’s priority striking target.

That’s fine with us, because James was only coming on loan in any case.

Chris Hughton said:

“It’s been documented that we are very interested in signing the lad,”  “It’s (Moses) one we have a very, very keen interest in.”

“He is a player who has an ability to score goals. There is 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.”

Capturing Moses would delight the Newcastle faithful, and that may be an understatement, because it would be a  statement of intent that Newcastle United may indeed be on the way back to becoming a strong side again.

In fact it would be the best singing we’ve made for some time.

It would also round off a very successful transfer window for Newcastle, who travel to Leicester City for a televised clash this afternoon, which will be seen around the world.

Signing Moses would be terrific and the icing on the cake for an excellent January transfer window for Newcastle United.

Howay The Lads!!



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40 comments so far

  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    what a load of rubbish, he is off to west ham, newcastle havent got a hope in hell!

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  • Ess

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    I will just love it if we could get him in before teams just like spurs =)

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    yeah so would I, he is a good talent, but if prem teams chase his he will go there, even if he wont get a game

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  • The Entertainers

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Just hope this can be sorted out ASAP, as i fear one of the PL clubs will come in late with a desperate bid.

    There are rumours that West Ham and Fulham will make bids, however both clubs are in the process of signing other strikers, McCarthy and Okaka respectively.

    Still with Moses, you get versitility and that may convince other suitors that hes worth a punt.

    We desperately need a striker and although would love Moses to arrive, i’m still not sure hes the answer to our ‘goal-poacher’ problem.

    What Moses may do, is give Ashely the excuse to cash in on Jonas come the summer!

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  • tom tomb

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    If you think he is going to west ham he is 10-1 at skybet-I would get your money on if you are that convinced as it sounds like a good bet! ( Fulham are 20-1)

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    geordielad880

    Not being funny mate but how do you know he is going to Westham and apart from that i have read that he is holding off going to an EPL club as he will not get in the first 11 where as with the likes of us, Forest and W.B.A he is more than likely going to get into the starting 11. Westham are struggling themselves financially and on the pitch. We may be playing EPL football next season and there is a good chance WH could go down. It would be like p122ing in the wind so to speak lol.

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  • craigcoozy

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #7

    really hope we get this lad 2 day! as soon as hear anything from source will be straight on here to let u know!! is he striker or winger? nobody seems to have clue!

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Im starting to think this lad will join us you know.

    I think the only thing that will stop it from happening is the administrators getting a higher offer from somewhere else.

    I reckon the lad really wants to join us, his agent seems to be ok about it, just hope we don’t get gazzumped!

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  • tom tomb

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Craig either/or , keep your info coming your the 1st I have ever beleived with info on here! I got the info you got last week but a few hours later, but I won’t see the lad who told me until next week at graft so keep it coming mate.

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Moses can play left wing or as a second striker, best as a second striker.

    I have got my money on mate, it was 16/1 when the market first opened.
    And to how i know, my mate is friends with one of the newcastle physios, i didnt say he definately was going there, just they are holding talks after permission was given, which means talks are more advanced with west ham, newcastle havent even talked to the player, just his representatives, he wont move up north.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Ohh well if that is the case geordielad880 then we should look else where. Gutted if he goes to West ham. They are struggling big time it would be like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. 🙁

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  • tom tomb

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Nice price geordielad ! Sorry mate I hope you lose and he comes here, same as I hope my Fulham bet goes down! Think though if he gets a PL chance with a London club he will take it.

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #13

    I hope i lose aswell, would rather sign the lad and lose my £10!! Its a two way battle west ham and wigan, he would get a game at wigan, dont think he would at west ham. He is reluctant to move away from his foster parents, so london would suit him.

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  • gcfalco

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #14

    No doubt he be a great addition, up front with Beckford, with Killganan prowling at the back…………

    Ash won’t pay the going rate hence all the loans & players we haven’t heard of.

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 30, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #15

    For the first time in a long time, I have faith in a Newcastle Manager.
    I believe in CH. His transfer, given the tight budget he has, have been very good so far.

    Moses must surely want to come to the Toon, why West Ham? Only if they paid him more would he go there, something we might have to face.

    I think 20k a week until he’s proved himself would be reasonable, just really hope other teams dont offer him more.

    Some great young players at Newcastle, Carroll, Ranger, Kadar, Simpson, Enrique – to name a few, just hope we can see Moses added to that list.

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Out of the list of great young players, carroll isnt good enough, and never will be a premier player, ranger has the potential, kadar definately will be a premier player, simpson is a good back up player at best, we have vuckic, baheng, shane ferguson, and inman, they are the future.

    Newcastle have offered to double moses’s wages, not sure what he is on at palace like.

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #17

    And gcfalco, just cos you aint heard of them dont mean they aint good, the chelsea left back is a top class talent, seen him when he was on loan at coventry, he has great pace, good positioning, and a good shot on him, only thing is he is jumps into tackles to easy, hence 5 yellows in 19 games at coventry

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #18

    The one thing in newcastles favour in the pursuit for moses, is they have offered all the money up front, which no other club in the race has done.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #19

    WE ARE SOOOOO IN NEED OF A CREATIVE MIDFIELDER – YES I AM SHOUTING

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Thats what i like to hear geordielad880 so positive news lol.

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  • gcfalco

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Geordielad – sure the Chelsea lad is good or Chelsea wouldn’t have him. But we’ve only got him for 4 weeks!
    Sorry to be negative but its the Ash-factor…..!

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #22

    yeah newcastle dont really need him for longer yet, and did you notice hughton said and we can have a good look at the lad in the 4 weeks, maybe they will try and sign him permenantly.
    I still think we might get an AM aswell, skjbred on loan maybe. Isnt the newcastle number 9 shirt still available, might offer that to moses.

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  • Smithy

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Wilshere would have been great but moses has proved he has it and will thrive in prem

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  • boater

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Black N White BArMy – We have barton – though it’s easy to forget that with the amount of football he misses,

    Geordielad880 – you sound like a bit of an authority.. very sure of your opinions like, fair dos.

    I’m not sure I share your Carroll view – he probably won’t end up being shearer maybe – but there is room in the any squad for a decent target man who leads the line – carlton cole, heskey, carew, beattie, etc. I see no reason why he couldn;t be mentioned in the same breath,

    I now DETEST this ‘premiership class’ obsession on this board..

    NEWSFLASH the so-called gulf between the leagues is narrowing all the time, hence the fa cup results recently,, liverpool outplayed reading, man Utd by LEEDS FFS!! Also there is less of a yo-yo thing with clubs like stoke, birmingham , fulham, establishing themselves reasonably easily in the top leagues…

    It is damn lazy to say ‘ how yees shola or colocinni – or whoever – isn’t premier class” it’s the talk of people who doen’t think things through just spout cliches…

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  • Daftus Doofus

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #25

    We too, also think that Victor will sign for a Premier League club rather than sign for Newcastle. We also think that James Vaughan may well end up signing for Newcaste instead of Victor Moses.
    However, should one or the other sign for Tynesides famous football club, we will not be too disappointed.

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  • boater

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #26

    I do agree that with the games against WBA recently – we were totally outclassed in one department – how much ground they covered, hence the DESPERATE need for a true box to box midfielder – jenas, dyer,, etc. etc. who have never been replaced,,

    Moses is a bit of a Rooney case when we went in for him- we didn’t need him with shearer, bellamy, shola, lua lua AND kluivert on the books (man how things change) – but you have to bust a gut to get those types.. he’s that good.

    Window’s closed noo aint it? So when will we find out where he’s at??

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #27

    We will find out where he is at by the end of today, thats the deadline thats been set by the administrators.
    Collocini is a good player, just needed time to adapt to english football, same as enrique, jonas adapted really quickly, it will have done wonders playing championship football, and assuming we get promoted, it might have been a blessing getting relegated, if you get me.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Geordielad880 – im pretty sure yesterday u said hes off to west ham because your mates with a newcastle physio and he knows…yeh becuse im sure the physios at the club are kept up to date with tranfer info.

    Anyway obviusly the agent realises that the Madrid deal aint gona happen so is beginning to suck up to any club offering a deal.

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Well we will see where he ends up, and i would think they would know alot more than us, im just passing on what i have been told, but in the end, the administrators job is to get the maximum amount of money they can, teams will enter at the last minute.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #30

    The Moses saga is taking some time giving the amount of time we have left. I don’t think he will sign for us unfortunately as i believe he will end up at one of the inferior PL clubs which won’t be benificial to him at all. I read that he is resisting the temptation of joining a PL league club as he feels he will be a bench warmer so to speak lol but if the lad has any sense he will choose NUFC as we can offer him more than the other clubs interesed even the PL clubs. We have a good chance of promotion and he can play in a world class stadium and recieve support from the best fans in the world. Why play in front of a half empty craven cottage or a club in massive crises in Westham. Everton may sneak in for him and i have no arguements there.

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  • boater

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon1978…

    “he can play in a world class stadium and recieve support from the best fans in the world.”

    Support until he has two bad games in a row then he will be booed like a pantomime villain. Ask Marlon Harewood about the support he got coming back to match fitness,

    pains me to say this.

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  • geordielad880

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #32

    I would love him to come to newcastle, but i think the best club for his development would be west brom, they play good football, steady team finacially and managerially aswell, newcastle have never been the most settled teams

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #33

    boater

    Yes Harewood did get some stick fortunately i was not one of them. He put the ball in the net that is the main thing for a striker. We cannot expect Moses to come here and change everything that would be to much pressure for a young lad. He will need the correct guidence and support to bring him up to the level he has the potential to fulfill.

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  • boater

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Toon1978 – all very true but that is in now something that newcastle have ever provided – with the exception of two middle seasons under SBR,,

    Having said that – Hughton seems to be building a happy squad – quite a rarity for us – I would love nothing more than a young hungry talented group of players to build on – a la SBR era or the current o’neil villa squad.

    GeordieLAd880 – West brom may play some smart football now but that club is the Aldi of the football world always will be.. we used to represent vegas or bust to potential signings but hopefully hughton will be given time to change this over the next 2 seasons…

    Thing is I can’t see why it’s not worth Ashley busting his wallet to get him in… promotion or otherwise – he stands to recoup a hefty retun upon future re-sale… such is this weird Palace situation.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #35

    boater

    That thought also crossed my mind. Ashley will make a profit on Moses come 5-6 years time. We should be pushing the boat out to sign him and get it wrapped up asap. Its not that i would like us to be selling our best players in 5 years time but its still something to think about. Even if we sign him and things do not work out he could still be sold on for double what NUFC paid for him.

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  • boater

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #36

    5-6 years – who knows? But my point is worst case we languish in this league for next 2 seasons – he could be sold within that time for double as you say.

    Just got a freaky thought that he was pulled out of game on wednesday – not through fear of injury – but because negotioations were already in place- probably not though based on administrator’s quotes.

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  • boater

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #37

    anyways need to stop looking at transfer watch – bit like a kettle eh doesn’t boil of you watch it.

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 30, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #38

    I hope negotiations were with us then lol. I hope the deal is already wrapped up but nothing has been said as yet.

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  • DJG

    Jan 30, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #39

    I thought West Ham were broke.

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  • Sav

    Jan 31, 2010 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #40

    Looks like it could be he’s off to Wigan.

    But not, as some have said, because he lacks ambition, but because the Latics offered 2,5 million and Ashley offered just 2.
    ….Over to you, Mike.

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