Newcastle Interested In Irish International Winger


Newcastle United are reported to have made an inquiry, and seem to be interested in Preston North End’s left winger Keith Treacy.

Keith Treacy – Newcastle have registered their interest

Preston North End were relegated from the Championship last season, and new manager Phil Brown admitted yesterday on Sky Sports,  that the club would need to sell some of their players, and that there could be some hectic transfer dealings this summer at Preston.

This is the first time Newcastle have been linked with Keith Treacy, who has 5 caps so far for Ireland, and we do expect Newcastle to bring in one or two players from the lower leagues this summer.

Certainly, it seems that Treacy is almost certain to be one of the players to leave Deepdale this summer, after their relegation to League One.

Preston manager Phil Brown said that Preston had received no firm bids for Treacy, but that one Premier League club and three Championship sides had made recent enquiries.

We understand that Premier League club is Newcastle United, and one of the Championship sides was Ipswich, and previously Nottingham Forest, Hull City and Burnley had also been linked with the 22-year-old who stands 6′ tall.

Dublin-born Treacy started his career at Blackburn Rovers back in 2006, where he was sent out on loan to Stockport County and Sheffield United.

Being born in Dublin and joining Blackburn is exactly how former Newcastle winger Damien Duff also started his career.

Keith then signed a two-and-a-half year contract with an option of a further year, with Preston North End, in February of last year.

In August of 2010, Treacy made his senior international debut for Ireland against Argentina, coming on as a substitute in the second half for Keith Fahey, in the very first International at the new Aviva Stadium.

He has played 97 first team games with 12 goals and 16 assists so far in his short career, and this lad seems to have a good pedigree, so it will be interesting to see if Newcastle do go after this player.

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47 comments so far

  • Knocking on Beavans Door

    Jun 25, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Firing out the articles today, Ed!

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  • nufc.romania

    Jun 25, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #2

    I think we can go after Bangura brothers that will be a nice bet 😀

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  • Knocking on Beavans Door

    Jun 25, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    Fed up with all the midfielder speclation – we need a striker, and we need it to be Sturridge – NOW!

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  • Xavi

    Jun 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #4

    please god let this be true!!!

    he would be amazing……

    sorry. being sarcastic

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  • StuW

    Jun 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Dont’ know much about him, but the fact he played for a team that was relegated isnt a good start….although at 22, he could improve.

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  • Xavi

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6

    StuW

    yea he can improve from VERY crap to just crap

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #7

    xavi tbh m8 i agree lol,, not gud enuf,, we need skill on the wings not sum blackburn reject

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s a no from me.

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Routledge, Perch… when we’ll learn…

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  • nden85

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Got my hopes up that it would be McGeady

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  • Stuart

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #11

    @Spitfire

    Not every player that comes from the lower leagues is sh1te.

    Chris Smalling for example.

    I know nowt about this lad but its just snobbery to right him off just because hes in a lower league.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #12

    why can’t most get it? We are replacing routledge for Keith Tracey. He won’t add to our first 11 but he would be a decent back up. An Irish Internation who has scored 9 goals in the wings and is young.

    We need depth. And we need players of very decent quality like him. What you guys expecting? Players who cost 5-6mil to sit on the bench for depth?

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  • cousto

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #13

    we have a young, Irish winger. Goes by the name of Ferguson.

    Doubt this will happen. We need proven players to augment out talent coming through the ranks.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #14

    I notice that Phil Brown has found his level in football !

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #15

    How do we go from being linked with Gervinho, Barnetta, Erding to being linked with a league 1 player?

    Wasnt this story from the mirror? In that case whats the point in believing it…

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  • Xavi

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #16

    ilovetoon8788

    raise your standards mate. big clubs have 10-20 mill players on thier benches. sure we not in that same financial situation but a player of 5-6 mill is within our budget i think

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #17

    sick of seeing people judging players who they probz aint even seen play just because we got lumbered with Perch.. its pathetic all clubs need to take chances on lower league youth or our national team will end up fading away if all we do is buy foreigners.. naturally they will always be someone that gets signed and doesnt cut it and Perch is the example of tht but you cant compare him to everyone

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  • Stuart

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #18

    @ilovetoon – Very good point. People dont seem to realise that players in the £5m-£8m bracket would not be happy to sit on the bench as cover.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #19

    but would rather keep Routledge than get Treacy

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  • Stuart

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #20

    Taken from newcastlerumours.co.uk

    25 Jun 2011 11:04:33
    Newcastle confirm the signing of Turkish international Mevlut Erding. He signed this morning between the hours of 08:00 and 09:00, contract is a 5 year deal, and he is on about 45K a week. News is on Nufc Blog now. No confirmation on what the transfer fee was but I think it is probably about 7 mil.

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #21

    @Stuart

    Of course there have a good players… but I want to stop th?t kind transfers… Hoilett is much better, it’s not impossible target and most important… he’s versatile and he have much more experience in PL.

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  • awb83

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #22

    I don’t mean to offend anyone here, the headline to the article says one thing but the first line of the article says another.

    For the record, what’s the point in signing this Tracey fella? He isn’t good enough, that’s why Blackburn shipped him out.

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  • JackButler

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #23

    would rather see lua lua stay, ship routledge out as he simply is not good enough for the prem

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #24

    Found out this funy rumours on footballrumours site

    This page was last updated: 11:07:48 GMT+1 25 Jun 2011 11:04:33 Newcastle confirm the signing of Turkish international Mevlut Erding. He signed this morning between the hours of 08:00 and 09:00, contract is a 5 year deal, and he is on about 45K a week. News is on Nufc Blog now. No confirmation on what the transfer fee was but I think it is probably about 7 mil. (NufcSmith)

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  • Stuart

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #25

    @spitfire, if we are interested in this lad it would be as cover, just to sit on the bench and provide abit of squad depth.

    Hoilett is a good player imo and would want to be playing regularly if he signed. But we already have some really good wingers in the squad already, plus probably adding Zoggy or Barnetta aswell.

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  • kilcline

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #26

    We want Connor Clifford from Plymouth too.

    http://twitter.com/#!/Kilcline1

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  • Stuart

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #27

    beat you to it Jamsha lol.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #28

    If newcastle confirmed the signing.. it’d be on the official site.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #29

    @Xavi // Jun 25, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Yes other clubs have 6-7mil rated players on their bench. But did they all buy it over a single transfer window? No. Just look at Everton and Spurs bench. As it stands we are severely lacking in bodies all over the pitch. Especially the wings and defensive positions. We need atleast 5 more players who are going to sit on the bench with decent quality RIGHT NOW. So you are expecting us to spend 25mil(5mil each) for players who going to sit on the bench?

    Get real. We need players like Tracey who is already an Irish International for maybe a couple of million, who will add depth to our squad.

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  • Davies

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #30

    We don’t want this lad. I’ve actually had dealings with him through work and he’s a prize tw@.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #31

    @Stuart, lol mate u did beat me 🙂

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  • Spike

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #32

    I detest Phil Orange

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #33

    @ Stuart

    I’m not sure about N’Zogbia… Dave Whelan is a tw@… There has been no quotes from “sources”close to Barnetta or his agent…

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  • Xavi

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #34

    @ ilovetoon8788

    well how about not selling players! we seem to be selling at least one or two squad players every summer. maybe thats why we have such a small squad.

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  • splodge4nufc

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #35

    Hes like the new Ryan Giggs in my view, One of the best left foots in English Football

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  • Lynxie

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #36

    He is mint on Fifa 11 ha ha ha ha. What utter dross. I bet the premier league defenders are shiting themselves in case we sign Treacy. Why dont we cancle our interest in top strikers too? I am sure there are loads of good centre forwards playing in the League of wales. For christs sake. Let this not be true. I dont see anyone other than ‘pile em high and sell em cheap’looking at buying this nobody. I didnt hear of Graham Carr visiting Preston, and for that reason, I am out.

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  • simon/nufc

    Jun 25, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #37

    He’s shit don’t sign him we shud make a move sturridge !!!

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  • Davies

    Jun 25, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Lynxie – Agreed, and he comes with a lot of baggage. Another Joey Barton, and not in a good way.

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  • Chaz

    Jun 25, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Just can’t see the point of this one really. Speculative punt for a low price purchase to move on in 12-18mths for a small profit? A very outside bet…

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  • K4Toon

    Jun 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #40

    what a joke, this lad simply not good enough … v. v. average player in championship, let alone in EPL

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