Which Winger Will Join Newcastle?

News late yesterday is that Tranquillo Barnetta is looking to leave Bayern Leverkusen this summer.

Barnetta-Would be an excellent signing

Barnetta was linked with a transfer to Newcastle during this past January window. However an ill-timed knee injury put an end to Newcastle’s interest.

Their interest could be rekindled with the likelihood of a Gervinho capture looking less than likely. Barnetta would be a great signing since he can play on either wing and also could spell Tiote as a defensive midfielder if needed. This is certainly a player that would be welcomed with open arms on Tyneside and a bargain at around £6mil.

Of course Newcastle is also linked Charles N’Zogbia who is much more expensive but a few years younger than Barnetta. Charles is also premiership proven so there would be little risk in bringing him back to Newcastle-his temperament not withstanding.

A few players that have not been linked to Newcastle but would be great buys (Let’s face it-did anyone have a clue about Cabaye until he was in basically in the bag) are Marseille’s Andre Ayew or Anderlecht’s Jonathan Legear. Both are internationals with pace to burn. While Ghana’s Ayew would cost around the same as N’Zogbia, Belgium’s Legear could be signed for much less. Probably around £4mil.

Andre Ayew would be a definite coup since he is in contract until 2014, is only 21, and has had a break-out year in both the World Cup and Ligue 1.

We would love to see any of these players at Newcastle next season. With signings imminent in the next few weeks, let’s hope we can capture on of these young exciting players.

52 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Good buy IF N’Zogbia doesn’t fancy a return.

    Looks like Nolan+BarToon’s replacements are being looked into…


    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Wl wait an hav to to c nxt week ,who v gona sign

  • bobby jay

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Aaahhhhh this transfer window is already doing me head in ! One thing a liked is under hughton the speculation was minimal and u only knew about a player when they signed ! Does anyone else hate the way pardew fliers with the media all the time saying who we are interested in ?

  • barryvenison

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #4

    What happened to our supposed interest in Ryad Boudebouz? We’ve been linked with more players that i can remember at this point.

  • barryvenison

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #6

    And its nowhere near over. 2 more months of this could lead to erectile dysfunction.

  • bobby jay

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Flirts not fliers !!!! Damn iPhone autocorrect 🙁

  • barryvenison

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Daily Fail saying Shearer to cardiff has hit a hitch, not that i believe a word they say like.

  • Colo2

    Jun 15, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyone else seen 5under1and have put Gyan up for sale.

  • Xavi

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #10

    keisuke honda scored a goal today. i hope we sign him

  • veto

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #11

    it’s about time we produced a new beardsley , gazza or twaddle .
    my god how i crave a new beardsley in a black and white top ,
    we should be producing them but with the full focus on todays gave being athleticism heaven forbid how many players like those ive mentioned have been cast aside due to not fitting the mould . were missing out on our le’tissiers and gazza’s , if lionel messi tried to make it in this country he would have been turned away as a teenager for being to small , ive seen it happen to some really gifted people .
    guess im fed up of having no real flair players around the place for so long and wondering where the ones we used tobe able to churn out have disappeared to . i really think any young kids these days no matter how talented are being cast aside and their hopes dashed at an early age for not being able to run the 100m in under 10 secs

  • sillygeordie

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #12

    colo2, just read that. being a mackam it puts me off but gyan would be a good signing i think…

  • CT

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Sometimes you just have to wonder what we want?
    I have supported this bloody club OF MINE and OURS longer than I guess most of you, ie 50 years plus, and sang abide with me,my ambition by the way, and got Tonked,twice against MANURE n ARSE! at the proper twin towers Wembley!
    I am a selfmade bizman and applaud difficult decisions and give ASH/PARDS/DELLBOY some credit for hells sake!The old guard got us where we are and were handsomely rewarded but 12th?, If we finally move forward in this era of FINACIAL FAIR
    PLAY ,we need to get expensive oldies off our books that are not automatic choices and do what it seems is our new strategy, younger starlets that can deliver together in a few years. Waited this long, nothing else has worked!

  • Brutooon

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Current Wingers : Gutierrez and HBA

    We need another winger who can play at either wing, so either:
    1) Zoggy ( dont mind him at 12 million)
    2) Barnetta (never saw him playing)
    3) Vladimir Weiss !!!!!

    Youngsters : We got Shane Ferguson for left winger and Sammy Ameobi as right winger.

  • sir_norman

    Jun 15, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #15

    honda wuld b too expensive,probably 10-15mil..
    wuld prefer odemwingie,the young korean striker,nzogbia and barnetta to cme in.
    and mike ashley,could u please be more civil towards the contract issue of barton n nolan,they r the best performers for us last season..they r worth the contract that they want, so mike,dont be such an egoistic overweight bollocks.

  • peaco1980

    Jun 15, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    Comment #16

    Just been reading about the “fantastic” offer made to gameiro. would that be similar to the “fantastic” offer made to Enrique who pardupe has apparently given up on. For fantastic read “Derek llambias school of public relations code for – actually a derisory offer because the fat man is a tight-wad who wants to limit expenditure to peanuts, so that he can sell on the club, whilst making it look like we’re throwing the kitchen sink at it”. Fact is an already paper thin squad is not being strengthened; we’re barely replacing those that have been sold/allowed to move on. Time to vote on the fat tw@ with your feet , i.e don’t renew season tickets, buy the cheapest looking replica shirt i’ve seen in years. Won’t happen though – most mags will moan about the state of affairs, but’ll do bugger all about it.

  • gonz

    Jun 15, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #17


    Sorry toonroz, but looks like you were close to hitting it big with a bet on Shearer taking over at Cardiff, but unfortunately your holiday will have to be put on hold because it was an unsuccessful meeting with the Cardiff owner (not even going to attempt to try and spell his name). You win some and you lose some comes to mind!

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Lady Luck has shone upon me this very week!

    I get ta watch some Live Newcastle United Action this weekend!(on the tele)

    Apparantly on the Tv schedule its listed
    Newcastle United V.S Singapore U15’s.

    Dont know if its some local Singaporean Black and white supporters team, or Newcastles U15 lads coming over here!. Regardless im hoping it eases the pain of not having Newcastle games every week end!.

    This transfer window and lack of footie on the tele is taking its toll on me!

  • pizzicatochan

    Jun 15, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    Comment #19

    @ Nufc_mo, wait a sec. Is it actually Newcastle United Jets?

  • Baro

    Jun 15, 2011 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Newcastle are closing in on Switzerland’s Tranquillo Barnetta

    Bayer Leverkusen’s £6million-rated midfielder, 26, opened the door by making it clear he wants to leave the German club.


  • Baro

    Jun 15, 2011 at 5:04 AM

    Comment #21

    And u heard it here first that Newcastle United are in the lead to capture French u21 defensive midfielder Eliaquim Mangala……

  • ginkoh

    Jun 15, 2011 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #22

    I think we show interest all of players in France. Let’s try to sign 1 – 2 players before Pre-season start.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 15, 2011 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #23

    haha. toonruz claimed Alan Shearer to Cardiff was confirmed. In the end Shearer did not go to Cardiff has talks broke down. I pity the lots who still believe in him and thinks Gervinho is going to sign for us. Gervinho has agreed personal terms with Arsenal. It seems we have not even put in a bid for him.

    Nzogbia and Barnetta would be just as exciting.

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #24


    I have no idea, The paper just says Newcastle United.

    @Baro, i heard about us winning the race for Mangala in an article a few hours ago…. So i didnt hear it from you first 😛 HA!.

  • Angryman the (Mildly) Angry fan

    Jun 15, 2011 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #25

    And another one bites the dust!
    100 quid doon and 1 prediction doon!
    Sack that Alan Thompson man he’s FOS obviously!

  • Kris

    Jun 15, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #26

    I think Barnetta is a bit overrated. Hope we end up with Zog! I think Ba and Erdinc will fit each other!

  • DaveyBoy

    Jun 15, 2011 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Goal.com stating that QPR might put in a bid for Danny Simpson

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 15, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #28

    Darren Ambrose anyone? 😛

  • t00ntime

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #29

    @ilovetoon the last I heard was that Newcastle were in talks with him but couldn’t agree personal terms which would mean toonruz couldnt of known better… Also who is that dude who sId don’t you hate how pardew says which players were buying. Cause he is wrong we bought 2 players and neither were mentioned untill it was 90% certain… Eroding is the only one but that seems a bit suspicious right ????

  • hainesy

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #30

    2.5M bid for Gerard Bi Goua Gohou thought to have been accepted by Neuchatel Xamax. I will keep you informed.

  • magpie6699

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #31

    Think we’re after Debra Winger.

  • Eastander

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #32

    I officially give in with all these rumours, wake me up on the 1st September

  • chris_g

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #33

    @Nufc_mo // Jun 15, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    Yes, it is our young lads, mate

    I was curious so I did a bit of googling, and found that it’s an under 15 tournament called the Lion City Cup, and includes teams from Newcastle, Everton, Juventus and Flamengo (Brazil). I was surprised that I didn’t find any mention of it on the official site (or nufc.com) but here’s a couple of links that give the info:



  • Ollieh51

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #34

    Just out of interest, would anybody else think that looking at Davide Santon as a replacement/back up for Simpson would be a good shout?

    Not really able to push Maicon out at inter, willl be relatively cheap but still a young international and handy player?

  • Big7Deano

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #35

    Is it me or do we seem to have too many midfielders? We should spend more money on strikers.

  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 15, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #36

    I think we should go for Kyle Walker.

  • chris_g

    Jun 15, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #37

    @Nufc_mo // Jun 15, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    Yes, it is our young lads, mate

    I was curious so I did a bit of googling, and found that it’s an under 15 tournament called the Lion City Cup, and includes teams from Newcastle, Everton, Juventus and Flamengo (Brazil). I was surprised that I didn’t find any mention of it on the official site (or nufc.com) but found a few links that gave the info

    My original post is awaiting moderation, probably because I enclosed more than one link, so I’ll post them separately instead

    Here’s the first one:

  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 15, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #39

    http://www.planetswans.co.uk/article.aspx?ArticleID=11408 so if hes not dun, hu are we expected to announce soon


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