Newcastle Ready To Help Alan Smith Loan Move To Leeds


News tonight that Newcastle are willing to help their former captain Alan Smith move to his home town club, Leeds United on loan, for the remaining year of his contact.

Alan Smith – Magpies willing to pay half his wages next season

Smith is on a reported massive £60K/week on Tyneside, and that wage would be prohibitive for Leeds to get anywhere near matching if they were to sign Smith, who has been offered as a free agent in the transfer market, even though he still has one year left on his contract.

The Sun is reporting that Newcastle are willing to pay around half of his wages – £30K a week – and help Leeds United with the finances of taking Smith on loan next seaosn.

The additional wages Leeds are able to pay are said to be around £15K/week, and that’s not peanuts for a Championship side, but eminently more affordable to the famous Yorkshire club, than £60K/week.

It means Smith would be getting £45K/week next seaosn if he moved on loan to Leeds, whereas if he stayed on Tyneside, which is his legal right of course, he would be getting the full £60K/week, but would hardly play for the first team on Tyneside next season.

It seems almost a dream move for Alan, apart from the drop in wages of course, because he started at his home town club back in 1997 and he scored on his debut when just 18 years old against Liverpool in 1998.

Smith was part of the famous Leeds United side that reached the semifinals of the 2000–2001 European Champions League under then manager David O’Leary.

Alan could score goals too back in those days too, and in 226 total appearances for Leeds he scored 57 goals, and of course played for England as a striker back then too.

He has never scored a senior goal for Newcastle in his four years on Tyneside, but he did hit the bar at least once, with a terrific shot in the promotion season, as we recall.

Alan is said to be on vacation in America at the moment, soaking up the sun over here, and he will be deciding where his future lies, presumably before he returns for pre-season training this coming Monday.

We think it would be an excellent opportunity for Alan next season, to help Leeds United get back to where they belong – the Premier League.

Comments welcome.



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205 comments so far

  • panzer attack 912

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #2

    I dont like how harsh we are being towards Smith its not his fault he was offered a long contract on 60k a week

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  • MacToon(Vive le Neuchâtel)

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Taxi for Smith

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  • panzer attack 912

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #4

    pay 50% wages maybe less to off load him

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  • toon-nutters

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #5

    well.. that would still clear some 30k a week.. it looks ok to me.. and smudger has always been a great lad..as WWJBD put it..not his fault!!

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  • toon-nutters

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #6

    been reading about niko kranjcar wanting to leave spuds.. i would take him if insomnia still shows greed!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #7

    hahaha. cwarr just owned himself big time in twitter regarding barton. so obvious now he doesnt have an inside sources in newcastle at all. hes just guessing. so much for gervinho and nzog ‘in the bag’! hope everyone unfollows him..

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  • Thump

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #8

    lol I’ve had about 8 retweets ripping wor Colin apart. Good times.

    As for Smudge, I feel sorry for him. He had such potential but his ankle let him down.

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  • dmac

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Might not be his fault he is on 60k but it is his fault hes terrible and nearly always unfit

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Thump
    I agree with ya about Smith his injury ruined his potential and since then he has been giving his all just to stay in the game

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  • ToonAndy

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Our team for next season…

    ———————————-KRUL———————————

    GOSLING——-SAYLOR——–COLLO(C)——–ENRIQUE

    ————————-TIOTE——CABAYE———————–

    MENEZ——————BEN ARFA—————–N’ZOGBIA

    —————————-DOUMBIA——————————–

    World class team their lads…. Just Menez, N’zog and Doumbia needed to achieve it…

    SUBS
    FORSTER
    ERDINC
    BA
    JONAS
    BARTON
    WILLIAMSON
    TAYLOR

    League table….

    1. Chelsea
    2. Man U
    3. Man City
    4. Newcastle
    5 Arsenal
    6. Liverpool
    7. Tottenham

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #12

    As much as he has been committed to the cause he was finished before we signed him. Good luck to him but I would drive him to Leeds if it got him out the club/squad/team. A yellow card on legs.

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  • Selbymag

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Dmac how is it smiths fault he has fought back from 2 career threatening injuries !! have a word with yourself. He was unfit because he had a broken ankle.
    He played through a fractured cheekbone in the championship

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #14

    hahaha NUFC top 4 next season….pass the spliff fella its only fair to share

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  • kilcline

    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #15

    I still see kids are still posting “1st”, pricks.

    Smith is a good lad, supposedly good for “morale” and be one less Englishman in the squad….£60k a week is a joke though.

    Good luck at leeds.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #16

    60K/ week for a a cheerleader!!! Take him away Leeds! I hope Smith isn’t another greedy tosser and stays on knowing he ain’t going to play a game. We should have sent this guy packing ages ago. Not a single goal for Newcastle in 4 years!!!! With all the amount of appearances he’s had it’s a shocking statistic considering he couldn’t even score in the Championship!! The guy is terrible and for a converted defensive midfielder he can’t tackle either.

    Some say he’s full of passion and that’s why he gets booked for reckless tackles that give away dangerous free kicks for us to defend. Then was the woeful Bramble worth a place in the team because he showed ‘passion’?? HELL NO, if you’re not good enough get lost!!

    Smith thanks for your support OFF THE FIELD now go join a club that actually wants you.

    Good Riddance!!

    One Less Dead Wood.

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  • Drona

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #17

    @Thump

    whats your twitter? 😀

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  • dmac

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #18

    The Lad has never scored a goal in open play for us. Now i know Manure ruined him and turned him into some form of defensive mid but still as an ex striker thats truly awful form.

    Broken leg or no Broken Leg he’s not a good player. I bet HBA scores atleast 1 more than Smith’s entire newcastle career next season.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #19

    If Smith goes to Leeds he will be losing out on 780,000k….who can blame him for staying and seeing out his contract?

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  • kilcline

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Who is going to take our free kicks next season?

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  • JackButler

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Smith is a top pro who will always give 100%, it just hasn’t worked out for him in newcastle, wish him all the best and lets move on looking forward

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  • toon-nutters

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #22

    @dmac .. doesnt hba already hold that record?

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Then joining Leeds who might be in the PL after next season so would give him higher wages that 15k

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  • dmac

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Ah ye he scored against Everton, but my point was thats before his injury. Im trying to say you cant blame his injury for the fact he is poor.

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  • howay the daz

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #25

    hi im new to this been reading the blog for a while now an thought i join in.

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Smith, Smith he’s our man, he’s off to Leeds cos he’s a fan.
    How’s that for a bit of Cheerleading Mr Smith.

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  • CynicalasEva

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #27

    If we are helping out Leeds why not get one of their players in the deal as well

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Smith ain’t poor he’s piss poor!! He sucks ass big time! He can’t play as a striker anymore and can’t play as a defensive midfielder either. Injury or no injury if you suck and you know it don’t mock the club and the fans by doing an ‘Owen’!

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  • ginkoh

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Why don’t try to play him on Striker role again ? maybe he’ll better than Ameobi haha.

    Wanna see Leeds come back to PRM too.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #30

    I will give the fat f@cking waste a space a piggy back to leeds.

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  • toon-nutters

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #31

    off post.. wickham at stadium of shiite..”I know I am coming to a big club[o_O] and hopefully I can continue doing what I have been at Ipswich.”..oh..how little he knows??!! :p

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  • toonfan76

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Smith’s had more broken bones than a Chicken from Netto.

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  • WWJBD

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Comparing Smith to Owen is just stupid…Owen didnt care about the club and never tried for us then turned on us. Smith gives his all whenever he is on the pitch and has never said a word against the club. He is also one of the leaders behind the scenes and was one of the lads who stood up and sorted out our club after we were relegated

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  • JackButler

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #34

    if more of our players had an attitude like smith, we would not have been relegated

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  • toon-nutters

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #35

    dont compare that prick to smudger!!

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #36

    toonfan76 he would if i met the robbing gypsy b@st@rd in the street. lol

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  • kilcline

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #37

    @tonytoon73

    Watch your language please.

    Ta

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Piss off Smith, I’m not even going to say thanks because you did bugger all. Toodles.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #39

    kilcline f@ck off you 14 stone geezer. lol

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  • kilcline

    Jun 29, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #40

    haha tonytoon73 😉

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