Newcastle Linked With West Ham Midfielder


News today that West Brom have put in a bid of £2.5M for West Ham midfielder Jack Collison, and Newcastle are reported to be interested in the player.

Jack Collison – Newcastle linked with 22 year-old

The 22 year-old can play in the center of midfield or out wide, and new contract talks seem to have stalled with the  Hammers.

The 6′ tall midfielder is yet to sign a new deal, and that’s after  a full two weeks of  negotiations, and WBA manager Roy Hodgson was first in with a bid, with Newcastle, Stoke and Everton also said to be clubs interested in the talented youngster.

The Welsh International (8 caps) had this to say yesterday:

It’s flattering but I’m in negotiations over a contract at the moment. Let’s see how that goes.”

Collison is on around £4K a week but still has two years left on his current deal, and the news is that Roy Hodgson is willing to treble Collison’s  wages.

The product of the famous West Ham Youth Academy returned from a serious knee injury at the end of last season, but new manager Sam Allardyce is said to want to keep Jack at West Ham, as a partner to former Newcatsle United captain Kevin Nolan in central midfield.

Collison was born in Watford and joined West Ham as a 16 year-old back in 2005, following stints with Peterborough United and Cambridge United.

He currently has 52 appearances for the Hammers with a couple of goals.

We do expect Newcastle to bring is some youngsters this summer, who can then fight for their first team places, but it’s difficult to know if Newcastle are really interested in this 22 year-old.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

58 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Get our main signings done first then young squad players

    0
  • Yay. A midfielder. We need more of those =.=

    0
  • GatesheadMag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #3

    hes pants

    0
  • Ill be disappointed if our next signing is a central midfielder (Unless cover for Tiote)

    0
  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    GK Raylor
    LB Vukic
    CB Tiote
    CB Smith
    RB Routledge
    LM Ben arfa
    CDM Barton
    RM Jonas
    CAM Marvaux
    ST Cabaye
    ST Abeid

    We could field 11 midfielders and we could have a bench full too. Looks like this is what we want to do if we sign all the midfielders we are linked with lol

    0
  • craigTnufc

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Is there any news on the next forward target, after failing with erdink.

    0
  • GatesheadMag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #7

    apparently bendtner, i think he’d be good with a run in 1st team. just hes supposedly a numpty off the pitch

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #8

    good player with good potential hopefully …. @5 ben arfa and jonas are more forwards than midfielders .. i agree we need strikers bad.. but this isn’t a bad signing … i ve seen collison play .. he’s a good player

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #9

    I seem to remember when Bendtner asked why he wasn’t a fist team regular several arsenal payers told him because he’s shite.

    0
  • GatesheadMag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #10

    to be fair sholas done that at newcastle for 15year now

    0
  • ToonMauritius

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Hi lads, seen this on twitter ” toonmania1892Newcastle United,nufc Announcement later this week is said to be a player related one” this guy seems to be a bluffer, is he reliable.

    0
  • archaeomag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #12

    Can’t be true – nobody told Lee Ryder:
    But he certainly believes his stories about N’Zogbia
    “Fact: They are tracking Mevlut Erding, Charles N’Zogbia and Neil Taylor to bolster their current squad.”

    Is Lee he on the board now?
    http://www.blogonthetyne.co.uk/2011/07/answers-to-the-35million-quest.html

    0
  • GatesheadMag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #13

    no1 on twitter is

    0
  • archaeomag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    oops
    * Is he on the board now?

    0
  • toonfan76

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #15

    We do have loads of midfielders but I would still get N’zogbia and use him on the right wing, Reckon we must be planning to sell 1 or 2 of those MF’s, Routy and Smith. Get rid of those two and we at least would free up the wages for N’zog. The main thing is we need another striker! Still think Sturridge could be the future of our strikeforce and Englands.

    0
  • archaeomag

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    @Toonboy_84
    AP is pioneering the 3:6:1 formation!
    It’s the new ‘wall of Frenchman’ theory of football, not tried since Waterloo.

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #17

    i saw the brazil paraguay game yesterday .. this player (no.21) was too much to handle for dani Alves .. he was really good .. he plays with his left foot .. really excellent player

    0
  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #18

    GK Raylor (utility player – not great)
    LB Vukic (youngster yet to make his mark)
    CB Tiote (World Class IMHO)
    CB Smith (finished)
    RB Routledge (not Prem class but nice chap)
    LM Ben arfa (world class)
    CDM Barton (good player)
    RM Jonas (good player)
    CAM Marvaux (yet to see him play apart from a youtube vid but based on stats for 2009/10 he could be very very good, overall 1 in 5 goals but did far better than that during that season.)
    ST Cabaye (class)
    ST Abeid (youngster for the future not now)

    So effectively 6 midfielders worth talking about. We need cover for Tiote as a priority and I would love to see N’Zogbia join us as I think Alain Pardieu intends to play 433 next season.

    0
  • Stuart

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #19

    I wouldnt mind Bendtner like aslong as he’s under £10m.

    I reckon if he got a good run in the first team, something he hasnt had at arsenal, at least not in his natural position, he could become a big goal threat.

    Also, all the best strikers have a massive ego. Goes with the territory as far as I’m concerned like.

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #20

    @18 … you keep forgetting gosling …

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #21

    stuart — i can think of only one striker with a big ego … bentdner

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #22

    forgot drogba … he matured a bit

    0
  • toonfan76

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #23

    Agree with Stuart about strikers having big Ego’s but it is to do with the character of the man that makes him a great player. Shearer had a huge Ego but he was also a pretty grounded person. From what I have heard about Bentner he doesn’t have a very good character and over-rates himself massively.

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #24

    Would anyone take santa cruz

    0
  • toonfan09

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #25

    Oh dear seems as if colin has been found out big time he put up a pic of a car which he claimed to be kenneth shepards and he nicked the photo off another toon blog and shepards wife deinied either of them knowing him on twitter poor col be found out big time what an embarsement he still putting up tweets about players

    0
  • Graeme

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #26

    As pointed out above, we could field a team of mid-fielders ffs.

    It could be I’m just not seeing Pardwho’s vision, but I think we have enough strength in mid-field. However we are very weak up front.

    We have some great creative talent now in the squad, who should create chances galore – my only concern is who the hell is going to bang them in?? Where’s our out and out Number NINE? I don’t think its Ba although he will hit a few; Likewise the mid-field should comfortably replace Nolan’s tally.

    We need a Striker.

    0
  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #27

    Santa cruz is finished

    0
  • toonfan76

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #28

    Lets not confuse Ego with big headedness, Shearer had a big Ego because he was confident in his own abilities, even when he had some serious injuries and wasn’t having a good scoring run, he stil always knew that he would score again. Bentner on the other hand thinks he is the greatest player to ever kick a ball and doesn’t understand why he doesn’t play all the time. That’s being big headed.

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #29

    Sturridge is gona cost to much so its a no go for us so who are we gona get that will bang goals in???

    0
  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #30

    I can see a few midfielders leaving (hopefully). We all know who they are. Would love Zoggy and/or Barnetta still. The latter is a very good utility player.

    0
  • toonfan76

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #31

    Hey guys, no NOTW reports today, it’s like someone has shut the damn thing down because of some phone tapping scandal. Just the type of thing you would read in that waste of Ink.

    0
  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #32

    Surely not another midfielder!

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #33

    toofan76 — agreed .. theres a difference

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #34

    i hear Defoe is at scumderland …. some are saying he’s coming over after touring the scum…. he’s better than what we’ve got .. he would solve the striker problem for atlas 1 or 2 seasons.. i guess he has a few goals in him

    0
  • Stuart

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #35

    Haha toonfan76, thats why we’ve only got one silly rumour so far today. There’d usually be around 40 by now on a Sunday morning lol.

    Still think though, if Bendtner got a long run in the first team, which he would with us, and not pushed out to the right or left like he usually is with Arsenal he’d get a fair amount of goals. I’d say he’s better than our current strikers, maybe except Ba just going on his goals to games ratio from last season.

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #36

    Toonboy zog is a good utility player asell

    0
  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #37

    bullsh*t rumour

    0
  • Stuart

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #38

    Old floppy chops would ask at least £10m for Defoe and he’s not worth that anymore, barely scored/played last season.

    He’s too old as far as im concerned like. His game really relys on his pace and unfortunately his legs are starting to go. Berba on the other hand is around the same age but because he never really runs anyway we’d probably get 3 years out of him at least.

    I wouldnt want him either though haha.

    0
  • toonfan76

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #39

    Why does Sturridge have to cost too much, Ashley’s whole strategy is to by promising, young talents to make a profit on in a few years time, Sturridge may be a bit pricey but as soon as he gets his first full England call up his price will go through the roof. I believe with enough first team games, he will definitely push for a place in the England squad. Better than A Carrol in my opinion. (By a long way)

    0
  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 10, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #40

    Toonfan agreed there like i would love sturridge here only striker worthy of the no9 shirt imo he wants regular footy which is what he will get here

    0

You must log in to post a comment.