Newcastle Keeping Tabs On McFadden Situation At Birmingham


News this morning that Glasgow Celtic and Newcastle are monitoring James McFadden’s contractual situation at Birmingham.

James McFadden – Newcastle monitoring situation

There are some reports that James could leave Birmingham this summer.

McFadden has just one year left on his existing deal at St Andrew’s, and he is yet to sign an extension to his contract.

James has been at Birmingham a couple of years now and has played 63 times with 9 goals for the Midlands club.

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish obviously does not want to lose his influential striker, who had an excellent season for Birmingham last season when the team finished in 9th place, after gaining promotion last summer in second place to Wolves in the Championship.

James started his career with Motherwell before moving to Everton, and Glasgow Celtic are also interested in the player, and reports suggest they could bid £3M for the Glasgow-born striker, who can also play out on the wing.

It could be that James is one of the players that could be available that Newcastle didn’t expect to be this summer,  and the reports suggest the Tyneside club are keeping a close watch on McFadden’s contract developments at Birmingham.

If James doesn’t sign a new contract this summer, then Birmingham may elect to sell him now, rather than lose him for nothing next summer, when he will be a free agent.

We’ll follow any developments.

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jul 6, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #1

    i dont want him.

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  • PrinceMonkey

    Jul 6, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    Quality player. Would love him to come but dont see it happening.
    He would definitely add class and skill to the team.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Thats a POOR goals tally!!

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  • 02jiw22

    Jul 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    He’s been playing out wide for Birmingham. I would love to have him and put him in behind a forward lots of guile and quality.

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  • Robin_S

    Jul 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Forget his goals, with all these young loan players and the up and coming one’s from our reserve team that CH will be using this year we need a player like this to help guide them and balance the team with tough tackles

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    They are talking £3M for him, in my opinion we could get a better striker for that kind of money.

    Not to mention he is 27 so I cant see him fitting into CH’s buying plans.

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  • Ericles

    Jul 6, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #7

    It may be just a rumour. He is more than 26 and will cost money too. Apart from that I think he will be a useful addition. Again – versatility seems the byword here.

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  • NUFC80

    Jul 6, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #8

    We are also talking to Felipe Caicedo from Manchester City on a season long loan. He has choice of us or West Ham. He told me this himself as I work at Manchester Airport.

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  • Newutd

    Jul 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Caicedo would be great.

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Jul 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #10

    McFadden – yes please. Remember this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nmtB7rBs3M
    What a hero.

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  • nufc chris

    Jul 6, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    if he doesnt want 2 sign a new deal and we put a 1.5 million bid in a think it should be acsepted and for tht price he would be a cracking buy , creative and can also get goals , quality player just what we need

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  • Newutd

    Jul 6, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12

    NEWCASTLE TO SPLASH £6M ON BIRMINGHAM STRIKER?

    http://www.sportingpreview.com/premnews/09100292.php?

    Hahahaha. £6M for McFadden. Don’t think so…

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  • simon winham

    Jul 6, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #13

    One of the players KEEGAN wanted and never got would be a good signing i think would add a bit of creativity to our side

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  • MacToon

    Jul 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #14

    “The 27-year-old cost Brum £6 million when he joined in January 2008, ”

    Newcastle and Celtic are thought to offer around £3 mill.

    Atleast read the article u post a link for……..

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