Newcastle Linked With Middlesbrough-Born England Winger

Newcastle have been linked with a move for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis, who was called up to the England squad for the first time this week.

Matt Jarvis leads the running at the England training camp

Matt is in the England squad for the European Championship qualifier against Wales on Saturday, which could be a tricky game for England,  if they don’t find some way of corralling the gifted Gareth Bale down that left wing.

The 24-year-old Middlesbrough-born player has looked good at times for Wolves this season, but seems a little inconsistent.

Matt started his career at Milwall when he was very young, but he was released by the London club and joined Gillingham in 2003, where he  played 122 times with 16 goals before being signed by Wolves in 2007.

While his initial deal was only for two years,  he has since signed a new deal and is now contracted to Wolves until 2015,  so we don’t know what kind of money Wolves will be asking for him, but if Wolves are relegated, he could become a bargain buy.

Of course if Newcastle are relegated we’ll be seeing players leave Newcastle, much like they did two years ago, and that would be a  complete disaster for the Magpies, but we don’t expect that to  happen.

This is what Matt said yesterday, when asked about being selected for the England squad for the first time:

“I suppose everything has been coming together at the right time. I’ve been working hard on different parts of my game.”

“I was more speechless than anything, it was a fantastic feeling today,” “Training was good, short and sharp, I just wanted to get out and train and obviously get more comfortable.”

“I didn’t really know any of them, it was kind of like having your first day of school again,” “But they made me feel welcome.”

“I can play on the right or the left and hopefully I can do well.”

There’s no doubt that Matt has come on and improved a lot this season in the Premier League, and he fits the profile of players Newcastle want to sign.

Matt has 122 appearances for Wolves with 13 goals,  but we’re not sure if he would be a good signing for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • G

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    That England call will surely have doubled his value. You are right to say he is inconsistent. Should fit right in with AP’s style of inconsistent management.

  • daneevz

    Mar 23, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    i would welcome it with open arms!!

  • daneevz

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    to be honest wen i seen the headline i was hoping it was Adam Johnson!

  • PoolieToon

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    If there has been one realistic player Newcastle have been linked with recently it has to be Jarvis. I have seen him play a few times this season and appears to be very consistent. He has pace and he’s made a mockery of quite a few international defenders.

    Dont get me wrong I do like Jonas but if you are on about consistency his crossing is far from perfect. If we can snatch Jarvis for £5 mill we will be getting the same value just about as we did for Nolan.

    If (God forbid) we only sign one player in the window, he would not disappoint for that price. So you can keep your Cavani’s nd definately your Adriano’s!

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    If he’s good enough to be in the England squad then so are Nolan & Barton.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #6

    Adam Johnson was born in S*nderland not Middlesborough

  • daneevz

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    oh ok soz thought it was da boro still would like johnson

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    G, woke up this morning and realised who you meant last night.

  • G

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Sounds wrong when you phrase it like that GG!

  • GeordieGerman

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #10

    G, Rofl 😀 . sorry.

  • Sinner

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Would be a terrific signing! 😀

  • Sav

    Mar 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Mancini doesn’t fancy Adam Johnson. We should move for him before the Italian gets kicked out in the summer.

  • chuck

    Mar 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #13

    The best young right winger in the country right now isAdam Johnson.
    We would be more than lucky to get someone of his caliber.
    Could you imagine a midfield line of
    Johnson -Ireland- Tiote -Ben Arfa,

    Johnson*****Ireland *****Ferguson
    ************Ben Arfa************
    *********New Striker***********

    What can i say i just like to watch entertaining players !

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 23, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed- That new pic of Pardew on the banner is much better I’ve just realized 🙂

    I haven’t seen much of Matt Jarvis to judge him but he will cost double now that he is an England International.


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