Newcastle Still Pursuing Three Transfer Targets

Dan Gosling, Jonathan De Guzman and James McFadden are the latest players to be linked with the Newcastle club, and all three would seem to be very decent signings this summer.

Dan Gosling – should make decision soon

We already have James Perch come in this summer, and we are hoping James will surprise the doubters,  and be one of those players who can shine in the Premier League.

Certainly the Everton club have been successful in spotting those Championship players who can make the step up to the top level, over the last several years, and we hope the Newcastle’s scouts can start doing the same thing.

Scottish striker or winger James McFadden, who has 45 caps for Scotland and 15 goals,  has just one year on his contract remaining at Birmingham and could come for as little as £3M, if Newcastle are indeed interested in this player.

We’ve seen the figure of £6M mentioned in the press, but there’s no way Newcastle will offer that for his services.

We still are not sure if Hughton is really interested,  but he must be lining another striker up, after not being interested in Ranger’s Kris Boyd, who was available for nothing this summer and ended up at Middlesbrough.

In the last seven seasons at Everton and Birmingham he has made 215 appearances with 30 goals and is decent player.

Dan Gosling and Jonathan De Guzman are both free agents, and we are sure Newcastle are interested in Dan, who held talks with Newcastle on Wednesday of this week, but may also now be in talks with the two other interested clubs – Sunderland and West Ham, who could possibly offer a higher wage deal than Newcastle.

But if he’s just after the money, he’s not the type we want at Newcastle, but the latest news suggests he may be on his way to Tyneside, but whatever happens, he should be making his mind up within a matter of days.

We’ll not even think that he could sign for Sunderland.

De Guzman is a 22 year-old forward who has just been released by his Dutch club, Feyenoord, where he has been since he was 11 years old, and the attacking midfielder, right winger, has played 127 times for the Dutch club with 26 goals, and certainly seems to have the class Newcastle need, and he’s the right age.

There was little new news yesterday on the three players, but we are holding our breath on Dan Gosling, because he should be announcing any day now who his new club is, and Newcastle are said to be leading the chase for the 20 year-old.

We have to hope he is on his way to Newcastle United.

If Newcastle can even sign two of these three players, and then get two good loan signings in later this summer, that would be five players Chris will have brought into the club. Not too bad.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    All things considered, and fingers crossed, I believe all three could make a worthwhile contribution to our Premiership campaign.

  • howay man

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    gosling and de guzman would be brillant
    im not too keen on macfadden

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m not just saying this, but if someone gave me a list of players but had to be realistic signings, gosling and de guzman would have been on it, all the way through youth football I played against gosling and he is class, I even remember having a scuffle with him and his manager when I was about 14, he played for brixham united and I played for twyford Spartans on a Saturday, then on a Sunday he played for argyle and I played for Exeter city, we were always rivals, he was a class above any midfielder in our league, like I have said before I often play golf with ben tozers step dad, he recons ben will be off to Brighton or Swindon on loan next year, he also said young spear is progressing well now he has got over his homesickness. Steve stone and pedro will take over the stiffs next season. I have left dan gosling a message to ask if he is coming to us but he hasn’t sent nothing back as yet, will let you all know if he does.

  • lloydie780

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Anyone heard of Michael Bradley coming? Unlikely i know, but heard whisperings and would love him to join, great player.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Howay Man, I tend to agree, I would rather have Young Cleverly (if any central midfielder) De Guzman, and a pacy striker, that can also create 1 or 2 goals for Carroll.

    McFaddens age could be prohibitive and his goalscoring record for an out and out striker leaves alot to be desired.

    Line up for Manure





    Not an out n out defensive midfielder here, but if you get at the Mancs Early season, go in to the game with a no fear attitude, as everyone expects us to get humped anyway, and your Midfield Grafts, a decent result (Draw inclusive) could be on the cards!!!

  • Chris F

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    everton have 14 days to lodge an appeal with the premier league, and if they do there’ll then be at least a week’s wait while the case is looked at again by the transfer panel.

    in other words, it may be a while yet before Gosling joins anybody.

  • Tom

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #7


    You would be mad to leave out Jonas. The left wing spot is his until someone steps up and performs better than he does consistently. I’d rather play Vukic through the middle and drop the ridculously slow, overweight Nolan.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    That’s only to see if they can get cOsts from what he hast cost Everton since the may deadline, not for anything else.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    TOM, Jonas will be on holiday after his world cup exploits

    Get with the program matey!!

  • 02jiw22

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    wud like those 3 but we need a centre forward (which McFadden is not) we offered money for Erdinc so obv Hughton thinks the same.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Oh and Tom?? The ridiculously slow and overweight 17 goals Kevin Nolan surely deserves a starting spot in the team?

    As I said, the midfielders would have to graft, as you wil notice i have picked 3 CM and 1 out n out winger who sill drift behind the front 2

    My thinking was, goals in all of the midfielders….

    Make the mancs worry about one of our lot popping up in their box aswell No Fear!!!

  • Chris F

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12

    even if the appeal is just about compensation, i wouldn’t expect any club to sign him up until it’s resolved.

    nit of a kick in the balls to sign the guy on a free, then a month later be told you have to cough up 6 million quid 😉

  • Doha Mag

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Signing 1 of the 3 players is realistic; signing 2 of the 3 players would be fantastic; i.e. Gosling and De Guzman…..

    Not sure on Macfadden but if the price is right, we’ll take him….

  • dawid182

    Jul 9, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Harper is not needed already according to me into the starting 11, Krul would be better really! Harper is sloww…Gosling and Guzman is good idea! maybe Mcfadden

  • Sav

    Jul 9, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone know WHY Feyenoord let De Guzman leave on a free?

  • xfer

    Jul 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    Two of the three would be good enough for me, getting all of them would excellent!

  • simon winham

    Jul 9, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Would be three great signings especially Gosling future England international

  • nuttyward

    Jul 9, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #18

    we dont how true any of these rumours are i never believe any thing until the deal is done , de guzman would be nice though,
    still would love to see the people who was looking at the world cup arrive who ever they were,

  • baro

    Jul 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #19


    It would be a dream if we get Kesiuk Honda to Newcastle. He is an unbelievable free kick taker. He has a drilling shot. Would cost over 10 million.

  • StuW

    Jul 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Guzman is a decent player, and Gosling is potential England player. For free, we can’t lose. McFadden is a good player, but blows hot and cold.

  • ashwinred

    Jul 9, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #21

    The club needs some good strike options. None of the options available now are upto the mark of PL . Manager should try to add an experienced striker like Raul or robbie Keane (loan). They should try to take Macheda or Briam Diouf on loan. If there is an option to sign McFadden which I beleive is minimal it should be done quickly .


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