Cardiff Manager Says Bothroyd Not Going To Newcastle


Cardiff  City  manager Dave Jones, in a rather surprising statement, at least at first blush,  has said today that Jay Bothroyd will not be joining Newcastle this month.

Jay Bothroyd – staying at Cardiff?

The 28-year-old striker has been linked with Newcastle all last week, and there were widespread reports that had Newcastle in contact with the Welsh club about Jay’s availability in January.

Bothroyd is out of contract in the summer, and Newcastle were said to be willing to pay aorund £2M to capture him in January, before he became a free agent in the summer.

But Jones has ruled out any selling of his star players in the transfer window,  as the club is still in with a very good chance of promotion.

Dave told the South Wales Echo today:

“We will not be selling any of our key players,” “Jay has been offered a new contract.”

“That’s all we can do. It’s his decision whether to accept it, but he is under contract for the rest of this season.”

What has happened here is that Cardiff City have very recently offered Jay a new contract, and they are obviously hoping he will accept the new terms.

But since he is allowed to talk to other clubs right now, there’s no reason why Newcastle cannot continue to speak to the player and offer him terms.

Those terms could be to come to Newcastle  in January, and they would have to agree a fee with Cardiff, and Cardiff would have to agree to sell the player, which now may be unlikely.

Newcastle could even get him signed on a pre-contract agreement, where he would commit to join Newcastle in the summer for nothing, as a free agent.

But the crux of the matter is whether Jay wants to stay at Cardiff.

If  he doesn’t,  it may be better for Cardiff to sell him and get around £2M for him now, and also hope to buy a replacement in the January window.

Either that or lose him for zilch in the summer, which is also a possibility.

It’s not an unreasonable thing that Jones has come out and said, if indeed this is what is happening – since they would obviously like to keep Bothroyd at the club, especially if they gain promotion in May.

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44 comments so far

  • daneevz

    Jan 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Id Love it if we could capture Bothroyd in Jan V.Good player him and carroll be klass!!

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  • Toonmania

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    thank god for that, i thought we was going to be stuck with another overrated striker.

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  • carrollsinger

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    2nd that just another shola and best we can do better then that we need something different like in the mould of Bellamy Defoe

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  • G-Man

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    And Pardew told the Chronicle today: “I have been really buoyed by Shola and Leon – they may just have saved me a problem looking elsewhere. Just when i thought Pardew might know what he’s doing, clueless……..

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  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Sign becchio from leeds, he is the bellamy defoe mould and would be relatively cheap

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  • Toonmania

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #6

    yeah we could really do with a short arse that has massive amounts of pace (Bellamy or Defoe) good example with those two.

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  • arcarius

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Dont need another journeyman who can only perform in the Championship

    *cough* Routledge *cough*

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Not fussed n Bothroyd .. we need a good foreign striker (based on prices of english strikers).. some one who is physical but fast and good shooting ability..
    djalo was always an idea, don’t know if he’s too much like Loverman though ..

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  • tdt

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #9

    if we cant find any1 good enough in this window, we should try routledge as 2nd striker off carroll until ben arfa’s back. wither that or continue with a combo of carroll, shola n best.

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #10

    he’s 28, he would’ve proved he is Premiership standard by now if he was.

    I have no problem trying to go after the under-rated talents in the lower leagues, but they should be no older than 26, preferably between the ages of 17-23, where they could really develop further.

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  • heyupjackie-nufc9

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #11

    goodwillie is fast and can score goals maybe cud get him on the cheap him and carroll would be a gd pairing imo.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Guys, Darren Bent has handed in a transfer request and heading to Villa for £18m!

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #13

    nolan roux (french striker) would be a better buy than bothroyd .. still cheap too .. 3 mill or so..

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 17, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Quick Ashley, sign up Darren bent and give us a huge suprise, sign hi up sign him up!! Carroll and bent would be unstoppable.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #15

    BiffBaffBoff .. you sure .. strange decision .. if true maybe he’s looking to come here .. old cabbage patch face has a history of p*ssing off players so could be true

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  • arfa chance

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #16

    where did villa get £18m cant see us doing that lol

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  • daneevz

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #17

    lol £18m i say £10m most

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah its on twitter by someone from the echo and times 🙂

    Scottwilsonecho Scott Wilson
    Incredible story emerging from #SAFC. Bent’s departure is a genuine bombshell. Huge gamble from Bruce – huge shoes to fill on Wearside.

    CaulkinTheTimes George Caulkin
    And huge, too, for #Safc and Steve Bruce. Statement from club expected later today in which they will say transfer request was handed in.

    CaulkinTheTimes George Caulkin
    Brace youselves #Safc fans: Darren Bent in the Midlands today discussing personal terms with Aston Villa after £18m bid accepted.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #19

    villa 18mill .. not too sure on that one .. good striker .. not worth 18 .. sounds like a made up story ..

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #20

    I’d say 8-10 mill .. anymore is plan crazy .. villa are in a precarious position though but can’t see it ..

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  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Haha that is well overpriced! I’m surprised City haven’t bid £40m for him

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #22

    D.Bent transfer request? tht confirms tht no one wnts to play for the Mackems lol

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  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #23

    That figures why Bent has been off the boil lately.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Well its from someone from The Times, if it was from the Daily Mail or The Sun I wouldnt believe it and its from 2 different journalists so I think its true… Sunderland paid £16.5M for him so would want to recuperate as much as possible

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #25

    sky sports are now saying this is true

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Its also been posted by Sky Sports now…

    @skysportsrobp: Sunderland striker Darren Bent has handed in a transfer request amid reports that Aston Villa have made an £18million bid for the England international. Stay with us for more on this major breaking news

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Bent has told people he would love to come to the toon before, let’s all laugh at daffy let’s all laugh at daffy the mackem Cont the mackem Cont.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #28

    its on the transfer clockwatch

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #29

    I think he’d be great with Carroll tbh, just a shame we dont have £18M to spend but Bent always scores no matter what team he plays for so I think its worth it, maybe?

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #30

    L0ne striker role at Villa .. big gamble by them as they are deep in relegation trouble .. suppose this is the way out .. shows you cabbage patch bake does p*ss off his players .. wonder how long it’ll take gyan to hand in a request 🙂

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #31

    biffbaffboff .. better strikers out there for 18mill .. Loic remy for 12 mill to name one .. never mind some top italian strikers etc for less ..

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #32

    They recon he wants to stay in north east. Haha. Ashley put in a bed, even if it is 24 million.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #33

    10 mill max .. good striker .. we’d certainly push on for top 8 with him ..

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #34

    you hand in a transfer but the player has got to agree to the move .. wonder does he want Villa?

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #35

    sweendog – but bent is a proven premier league scorer where as foreign players generally need 6-12 months to get used to the premier league so the rewards of signing bent would be instant?

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #36

    when i say players, i mean strikers…

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  • sweendog

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #37

    true .. depends how good/physical the foreign striker is though .. van nistelroy, klinnsman to name 2 top strikers that instantly made an impact ..

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  • Lyons

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #38

    ABONGLHOR to NUFC ANY ONE?

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  • MacToon

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #39

    😆 @ Bent and the SMB’s

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  • Spiderman92

    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #40

    @Lyons
    i would take Abonglahor in a heartbeat! would be the perfect partner for Carroll!

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