Please Don’t Bid £2.5M For Everton’s Vaughan

After failing to get Victor Moses yesterday, after Moses had said he wanted to join the club, there is disappointment among Newcastle fans that a potentially excellent player has slipped through the cracks.

A bid of £2.5M would have made Moses a Newcastle player.

James Vaughan – Newcastle target
This is the last day of the transfer window, and we have until 5:00 pm to get players in.

But that only means it’s the last day to actually sign a player on permanent terms, since the loan window opens next week.

But we are told that Chris Hughton wants to bring in a striker today, and the number one choice now appears to be James Vaughan from Everton.

However, we wonder if the Toffees would be keen on that since James has looked good in the last several weeks, when he’s played in the first team.

Newcastle would like to take Vaughan on loan with a view to a possible summer move, and a bid of £2.5m could be good enough to get him.

But if they pay £2.5M for Vaughan that would cause an uproar – because the club could have had Moses for that amount – but they refused to pay up – so we just cannot see that happening today – they’re not that daft are they?

Newcastle are also understood to be monitoring Hull’s Gabon striker Daniel Cousin, but we just don’t rate this player, not one little bit – sorry Daniel –  enough said.

We also hear that Chris may be interested in bringing in Arsenal’s talented young Mexican striker Carlos Vela.

The 20 year-old striker, born in Cancún, Quintana Roo, is an excellent prospect and hard to move off the ball – and he has good speed too.

The lad looks like a good player in the making, and would give Newcastle another striking option.

With Nicklas Bendtner returning to the Arsenal side yesterday, during the London side’s 3-1 mauling by Manchester United, it may be that Arsene Wenger would be willing to send Carlos out on loan.

We think he would be a good acquisition to help Newcastle’s promotion chances – but it seems like a long shot at best.

Chris Hughton said today:

“I would like to bring in another player before the deadline,”

“I am certainly looking to bring in before 5pm Monday. I don’t envisage it to be a busy day but hopefully it is busy enough.”

The poor performance on Saturday may become a blessing in disguise if  it ensures we get one, and maybe two good players in during the next 10 days or so.

And hey, some good news on the injury front as both Shola Ameobi and Danny Simpson are expected to return for the Cardiff City game on Friday night.

We expect Danny to start at right back for his first game since signing on permanently at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • curmon

    Feb 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Sorry, you think it is good news that Ameobi will be back on Friday. This guy is not up to the standard required in this league. he is lazy, not at all skilful and for a big lad he is knocked off the ball too easily. Oh i almost forgot he is very slow. He talks a good game but in practice he has never delivered, unlike the Ambrose’s, Chopra’s who we let go.
    Ameobi should have gone years ago. GOOD NEWS you are having a laugh

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Glad to have Simpson back for the Cardiff match like, R.Taylor constantly had the pi$$ taken out of him on Saturday.

    Im not overly excited about Shola being back, Him and Carroll need some shooting practice!

    Would love to see one of the Arsenal lads come in on loan.

    Whats this news about Leon Best??

  • hitman

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    best at training ground

  • hitman

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    i reckon there will be no more coming in the day

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    We’re having a laugh Best isn’t as good as Carroll, Ranger or even Ameobi. We certainly have fallen a long way down we aren’t even as big as Wigan as was proved by them signing Moses. Ashley get out of Toon and get someone in who knows what they are doing.

  • geordielad880

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Best is a good player, but not exactly prolific goalscorer, but is a diffrent kind of striker to what we already have i suppose, he had averaged around a goal in every 4 games, has pace, power, and plenty of tricks, and is of the right age

  • spiderpig

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #7

    all strikers get low on confidence when they arnt getting chances.they start snatching at shots cos they dont know when they will get another chance.thats ours.our midfield play taking the ball forward is crap.we try and go thru the middle all the only wants to play with one winger .it means we have a tight unit but its starving us of chances.need to play with a bit more fluidity and speed and trust that smith can protect the back four.i’m sure we will come out firing on friday tho.

  • Mark-o

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    This is quite possibly the stupidest artice you have every written. Vaughn for £2.5 million would be a great signing. Proven goalscorer in the Premiership, European experience and still young! Moses has had no experience in Prem or European competition. The way his agent was talking he was never gonna join anyone other than a top flight club.
    I’d rather have Vaughan than Best and Moses. Vela coming in would be great as i regard him as the best prospect in britain right now but it would only be for 6 month. If the Vaughan deal is a permanent one then i’d take that hands down.

    And Ed, its great to have you back, but you need to stop contradicting yourself. The Xisco article the other day, you were begging for him to have a crack at the end of last season, now your saying you wouldnt have him back. Make your mind up.

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #9

    I think we will be better off signing Callum Best over Leon Best, he has scored 44 goals from 159 apps. that is not good finishing in my book.

    Owen might be made available on loan by Manure, we might as well sign him again.

    On a serious note, table a bid for CHOPRA, who we should never have let go in the first place.

  • lewisnufc

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    James Vaughan is to injury prone for my liking. Maybe a loan deal would be alright but wouldnt fancy him on a permanent. Leon best, the clubs hes been at? not really decent ones with the exception of southampton when he was a youngin. Supose hes in decent form this season though so could be worth a punt, all depends on how much we’re paying for him like.

  • Aza9

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Think we should forget about James Vaughan guys don’t think he will be available with Everton lacking front men. Best is obviously the striker Hughton is trying to bring in today.

    With Brom signing this Dutch attacking midfielder Slory on a free maybe we will make a bid for Dorrans because apparently he is looking out!?

  • geordielad880

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #12

    we have offered around 850,000 for best, so definately worth a punt

  • geordielad880

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #13

    The worst thing about things is hughton has been quoted 2.2m for Erik Huseklepp, and newcastle wont pay it, he is an amazing talent!! And they are signing best instead, ashley defies belief.

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #14

    If we can get Best for under a Mil then fine, we need bodies in the squad.

    Aza9, there was a rumour going around over the weekend that we were after Dorrans. I think he would do a job for us but cant see WBA parting with him.

    WBA only signed him for £100k!

  • geordielad880

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Dorrans, i have wanted him at newcastle for ages, he is the creative magic we are missing, they wont sell him, not even for 4 million, hes that highly rated there.

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #16

    Dorrans only just signed a new 4yr contract in January so he deffo wont be coming in!

  • premier

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #17

    what an exciting day is deadline day with so much quality being looked at by the Toon!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Ashley won’t go over 2M for anyone,
    Vela would almost make up for missing out on Moses. never happen though.

  • DJG

    Feb 1, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Don’t sign Vaughan too injury prone for Newcastle.


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