Erik Pieters On His Way And Jose Enrique Staying?


Newcastle have PSV Eindhoven defender Erik Pieters in in their sights if Jose Enrique leaves Newcastle before September 1st rolls around.

Eric Pieters – 22 year-old is a good player

While there seems to be an added optimism that Jose may even elect to stay on Tyneside, Newcastle have learned from their Andy Carroll affair of last January,  and want to be sure somebody is lined up in case Jose moves on the last few days of the transfer window.

At least we hope that’s true.

It turns out that Alan Pardew was not at the PSV game on Sunday to watch the player, after coach Fred Rutten left him out of the PSV starting line-up.

Pieters is in the Dutch squad with Tim Krul preparing for the friendly against England at Wembley tomorrow night, and while he has just returned from injury,  he is still frustrated that he was not in the starting eleven at AZ Alkmaar, which the home side won 3-1.

But chief scout Graham Carr was at the game and Pieters did come on in the second half as a sub, so the trip was not entirely wasted.

Graham Carr seems to be an excellent judge of talent and he’s just given an excellent interview on NUFCTV for those who have a subscription, and of course he’s a Geordie. He comes across great, and while he;s calm and laid back he seems to know exactly what he’s talking about, and he could become a quiet hero at Newcastle.

Pieters has been interviewed by the Dutch media this week  and he has expressed his disappointment at not being in the PSV starting eleven, and maybe a move this week to Newcastle is even on the cards.

Pieters has been first choice left-back for Holland ever since the retirement of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

And would you believe it, but the former Utrecht player has one of those release clauses in his contract, and if Newcastle bid the amount stated in the contract, there’s nothing that PSV can do to prevent the move.

Of course Newcastle seemed to come a bit of a cropper when they tried to do that with Swansea’s Neil Taylor earlier this summer, and it seems there was not a release clause in the Welshman’s contract after all.

While the news is that Pieters would be a replacement for Jose Enrique, we wonder if he being brought to Newcastle this week to fight for one of the full back positions at the club.

If that is the case we think that would be a good move, and would tell Jose that Newcastle have a decent squad, and the Spaniard may stay on Tyneside, after all.

We hope that’s what happens, and that Pieters comes in this week, and Jose eventually signs his new contract and stays.

But we don’t know know if that’s what Newcastle are thinking, it’s just a thought, since the back four does need to be strengthened, and maybe it’s just too much wishful thinking.

If Jose does leave at the last moment in the transfer window, Newcastle would already be covered if they have signed Erik Pieters.

Pieters seems to be a very decent player, and if Newcastle can get him at a low release price, it could be another stellar deal for the club.

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61 comments so far

  • Dannyo

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Yes, get him in pls, a good prospect and already a national, couldn’t do much better.
    Btw peeps, Tiote is back in the UK atlast.

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  • alex84

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,11678_7089361,00.html

    krul confirms as well.

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  • h-train

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Have never seen Pieters play, must be decent if he’s already a dutch international, shame we won’t get to see him on wed (if that game goes ahead)….Any one actually seen the lad play.

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  • DarloGeordie

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Great replacement for Enrique but is anyone else worried about how long all these new players will take to bond together…

    1 thing we had at the start of last season was great team spirit and togetherness and now we are a million miles from that with Pardpoo as manager ey

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Is Krul allowed to disclose all that?

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  • xfer

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Why isnt Obertan signed yesterday if he has done his medicals?

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    great signing if the england game is called off mite get him sooner

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Klatoon

    atleast he cannot tweet that

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  • lesh

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #9

    If our friends at the tiller have supposedly learned from the Andy Carroll affair of last January, and want to be sure somebody is lined up in case Jose moves on the last few days of the transfer window, they clearly haven’t!

    Do they honestly believe that Pieters is gonna hang about waiting for a call that may or may not come? If they do, they’re believ he willm they’re clearly deluded.

    If they really have learned from AC affair, they should sign the lad anyway and regardless of what Jose eventually decides what he’s doing!!!

    A bird in the hand etc

    .

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  • Toonbyblood

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #10

    BBC website have said tottenham have quoted Newcastle 14 Million for Pavlyuchenko.

    Think i’d rather Bendtner….

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #11

    ssn saying obertan takin second part of medical this morning b4 signing, id thought he will of done n the pics n interviews then train with the lads today

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #12

    Davybtoon

    Sooner

    comeon his grandmother just passed away. have some compassion. let it take its path.

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  • lesh

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #13

    Whoops, should have read….
    *If they do, they’re clearly deluded

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #14

    @ DarloGeordie

    Yes, there is that issue, but imo, Pards and Carr seems to already have thought of that, and if you view it like this, u’ll understand how;

    – Marveux is 25 years old, meaning he’s at age where pressure doesn’t affect your play as much and he has french speaking friends in the team.
    – Cabaye, also 25 years old, but he’s an international and he comes from a winning team. Imo, thats the mentality we’re looking for in players, a winning mentality. Also got french friends in squad.
    – Ba, used to english style of play, also an international, has french speaking friends, already played at St.James through West Ham.
    – Abeid, youngster being integrated via reserves.
    – Obertan (potentially) also has a winning mentality with Man Utd, french speaking, prob knows some of the younger french players here through youth nationals, knows the english style of play.

    The only thing they need to gel on is the understanding towards eachother. Something i really belive Carver and Stone has been working on in training. And we’ve tried to make that happen in pre season aswell.

    The issue is there, but am i worried? No.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #15

    the storys of petiers is it will happen this week

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  • lesh

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Tonybllod….. when’s ‘arry going to court?

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #17

    DarloGeordie

    How do you know the team spirit is not good?
    Saylor came out saying that spirits were high, the squad from last season is more or less still there minus 2/3 players, plus the players that came in all seem to know each other so will have bonded quicker.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #18

    u cant win on here everyone wanted new sigings which weve got now your bloody moaning thats gonna take time to gel

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #19

    there didnt look any problems on sat with team spirit

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #20

    He is more than a international he is a starting international with 10 games played in the last year which is really good and for the 2nd best team in the world as well

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #21

    TIOTES BACK WOO

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  • JackButler

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #22

    Sorry but we need him irrespective of Jose’s situation, we only have one left back at the club

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #23

    @ JackButler
    One first team LB, but you have Dummet and Moyo on the fringes aswell. Moyo has been immense btw.
    It’s not ideal no, but they’re there.

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #24

    davybtoon

    He’s back in London ye, signing for Chelsea, lol, joke.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #25

    Dannyo I understand your point, but those two are still not ready for the first team football, and it’s not as if Pieters will cost massive money

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  • kentonmags

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #26

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc Tiote back in the UK
    4 minutes ago Favorite Retweet

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  • connor_nufc

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #27

    hes back in london sorting out the riots

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #28

    anyone see the arsenal fans r well pissed that wenger spent 12mill on chamberlain n not a more est player lol

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  • JackButler

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #29

    Any truth that the riots in Liverfool were caused by Andy Carrol after a night out on the pop

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #30

    someone wants to advise Jose that slum clearance currently on going at Liverpool so should be plenty of space to construct his Spanish villa, also plenty of fire’s in case he fancies a barby, yes totally lovely for Jose in Liverpool at the moment.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #31

    goverment fast tracked tiotes visa bcoz hes harder than the police n the army

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  • voodoo85

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #32

    cant imagine us keeping enrique and pieters at the club and happy.

    pieters being a full international will want to be in the first 11 and enrique certainly wont stay to be 2nd choice left back

    i say sign him up to avoid any risk of being without a recognised LB and sell enrique for highest possible price

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #33

    @davybtoon 28
    Someone whispered me Wenger was catholic, maybe thats why he’s so hell bent on young boys…

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #34

    am still convinced ngog will b part of any jose deal

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #35

    well he is a international player so i think he is good who know he might be better than ENRIQUE

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  • digereedo

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #36

    Would be a good one but he will cost alot I believe his contract runs to 2014 so not going to be cheap. Presume enrique fee is going to pay for it direct. Here is Pieters nutmegging Figo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7xG-3cDvqk&feature=related

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  • JackButler

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #37

    If N’Gog come’s here then there will be a proper riot

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Pav – is not worth £14m – pls dont buy him – MA needs to take his nose out of Levy’s bum and I saw pieters play for Holland – he is handy LB. Nice spot Carr.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #39

    england game called off

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 9, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #40

    theres a clause in his contract saying he can leave psv for 6/7mill

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