Newcastle Reported Interested In Sunderland Full-Back


There’s a report in the Daily Star today that Newcastle United may be interested in taking Sunderland right-back Phil Bardsley in January.

Phil Bardsley – could become free agent in summer

The 25 year-old  former Manchester United trainee  is out of contract at the end of the season, and could become available as a free agent, and Newcastle will no doubt already have a list of possible free agents for next summer.

The Daily Star report however suggests that Newcastle will try to buy Phil in January for a cut-price, so at least Sunderland get something for the player, and don’t lose him for nothing in the summer.

But we’re not sure Phil is any better than the right backs we currently have at the club in Danny Simpson, just returning from injury, Ryan Taylor and James Perch.

Stoke, West Brom and Blackburn are also said to be interested but we’d be very surprised if there was any truth in this story – at least as far as the Newcastle interest goes.

For the record Phil has been on loan at many clubs, including Belgium club Royal Antwerp, Burnley, Glasgow Rangers, Aston Villa and Sheffield United, but surprisingly has played only 89 first class games so far with a couple of goals.

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9 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Surely we are not going to start a rumour born of the Daily Star are we? A newspaper more famous for having more pictures of Jordan than any news in it.

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  • Moreno

    Oct 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #2

    It must be such an easy job, sit and make up complete b*llocks all day. Especially if you work for the daily mail.

    I notice you haven’t mentioned Jóan Símun Edmundsson for a while Ed.

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  • austoon

    Oct 20, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #3

    ..Or Van Wolfswinkle for that matter. At least he is a possibility, considering Ashley is wanting to invest more in youngsters, although 8mil might be too much these days I guess.

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  • G

    Oct 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Guy at work has just told me to ‘bet my house’ that the new guy working as Assistant Manager will actually be a co-manager. No names given, therefore probable speculation. Just thought I would share.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #5

    @ G // Oct 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM (4)

    It will be Joe Kinnear.

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  • G

    Oct 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #6

    @ post 5… don’t even joke about that!… Eeek

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    NUFC_Richyg01, Suggested that yesterday and G didn’t like it then either.

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  • G

    Oct 20, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #8

    G never likes JK, although admits begrudginly that his press conferences are legendary!

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  • Newutd

    Oct 20, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Another medicore rightback. Don’t really need it, do we…

    In addition to that he is both ex Manure AND a Sunderland player. Nononono

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