Aston Villa To Bid £6M for Newcastle Midfielder In January

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Danny Guthrie could be  going to Aston Villa for £6M in January.

Danny Guthrie – Aston Villa target this January?

Aston Villa were linked with Guthrie only last week, and since he is available for free in the summer,  that price seems fairly high, especially when Newcastle bought him for just around £2.5M from Liverpool in the summer of 2008.

But Danny has played the last six games for Newcastle and has been in excellent form deputizing for Cheick Tiote,  but we would have thought that Newcastle would offer the 24 year-old a new deal, but of course if the club don’t offer him a new contract there’s nothing much Danny can do about that.

Only yesterday Alan Pardew was saying how well the lad has played recently, although he is now ruled out with a groin strain from four to six weeks, so if this report is true, he could have played his last game for  Newcastle.

But Pardew talked about having Danny back again before mid-January, so he could again deputize for Cheick Tiote, when Cheick will be off the the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.

Aston Villa have not done well since Alex McLeish arrived last summer, and if their last game at  home to Manchester United is anything to go by, the Scot has them playing the same way as he had Birmingham City playing – very defensive, although Villa have much better players.

With former Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas having returned to Tottenham earlier this week,  with a season ending injury to his foot and about to undergo surgery, Alex is on the lookout for a central midfielder to replace him.

Danny Guthrie is a squad player at Newcastle and if Villa are willing to pay that amount of money for Guthrie, whose contract runs out next summer, Newcastle could well take the money and bring in  another central midfield player next month for much less money.

We have no idea if this report is true, but we find it hard to believe that any club would bid £6M for Danny with only six months left on his contract at Newcastle.

But there again Liverpool paid £35M for Andy Carroll in cool cash last January, so anything is possible.

We hope Danny gets a new deal to stay at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #1

    i like danny guthrie, maybe another 2 years extension of contract?

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #2

    I hope danny gets a new contract cause he can be a good squad player just like RAYLOR and can do a job when brought on and his wages will be fairly low and IS young so i guess he will get a new contract

  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 10, 2011 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #3

    The latest injuries have proven how thin our squad is and when all fully fit Guthrie is the no.1 replacement for midfield so selling the lad just makes no sense at all. However we bought him for 2.5Mil and to sell for 6Mil is a win win situation for the fat gambler, time will tell what he wants to do with this club.

    If we lose Guthrie and Tiote for example then he is only in it for the profit if he keeps our core and builds upon it then his intentions are good, the amount of effort to get us into the position we are now in will be for nothing if we start to sell the core AGAIN…….

    Im missing being at St James’s on these cold frosty afternoons but the 32 degrees outside makes up for it, only just!

    This season has been great and I have faith in Pardoux and the French Revolution, however Cashley’s and lamearse’s comments have been disgusting. Bring in a CB,LB and a ST then we are laughing all the way to 7th this season.


  • shielsy_83

    Dec 10, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #4

    tellya what i love guthers but 6 mil for a lad that 26 ish f**** snatch there hands off and put 2 mil towards it and get marivin martin 22 at the most and got bags more tallent

  • shielsy_83

    Dec 10, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #5

    see i love guthers since tiote been out he been a breathe of fresh air but if villa pay 6 mill for him why can’t we stump up an extra 2 mill for marvin martin who got bags more tallent and skill not dissin guthrie at all by the way he been brill but 8 mill for a 22 year old future star and 6 mill in for a player that ganna stay at the same levelm it a no brainer for me martin all the way

  • Solaidback

    Dec 10, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Dream on, the Vile won’t pay 6m for Gutherie, not when he can go there for nowt in the summer…. this is complete tosh & lazy reporting imo….

    As for his contract, I was under the impression that he’d been offered a new contract & hadn’t signed it yet!!! so what does that say about him wating to stay at the Toon.. if he goes, he goes, we have Vuckic, Abeid & Gosling who can play the same role, so no biggy if he leave imo!!!


    Dec 10, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #7

    If The Villains are really interested in Guthrie and are willing to pay 6Mil for him then we should make them dig deeper in their bank balance and pay: 10MIL for him.

    Guthrie is a good player and since our team tends to crumble after a series of injuries we should be hanging on to the players we,ve got and not selling anyone!

    Don,t believe this post for one minute, but don,t think it will be the last bulls…..t post we will get before January comes around!

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 10, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s Collo and Simpson that are waiting to sign contracts.
    Guthrie is at the right age now and coming into his best form,great range of passing ability and running with the ball and a good striker of the ball.
    Would be stupid to let him go but money talks.
    All the same,this is crap as 6million on someone that’ll be soon on a free?Not gonna happen

  • seantoon

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Can’t see them paying that for him when he’s out of contract in the summer

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #10

    As well as he’s played recently 6M would be a fantastic price.

    We still haveTiote, Abeid, Vuksic and Gosling who can all play that role.

    We may seem a bit thin at the back but in midfield we ‘ve got loads.

  • phillyg

    Dec 10, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #11

    £6 million…. take it i’d say. He’s usually injured and can’t seem to put a run together with a slight injury. He is very good at what he does but to similar to Cabaye. There is vukic and gosling coming through and can’t wait to see abeid in a run of games because he is going to be class. I’d rather sell Guthrie and take 6million which could encourage Asley not to sell any1 else like krul or tiote.
    My team for today:-

    subs-both ameobies, obertan, gosling,lovenkrands,elliot,raylor

    benarfa on the wing should kill norwich and feeding our strong physical frontline. I’d start with best and ba to get the winning partnership back and bring shola on if needed as he can be effective from bench. Also sammi and obertan could be leathal against tired legs.

  • geoff777

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Guthrie is worth more than 6M.

    His passing is fantastic.

    By the time you pay transfer and agents fees a decent replacement would cost a lot more than 6M.

  • Sav

    Dec 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Who on earth knows what Ashley and Llambias will do next? No point in trying to apply rational speculation to it. They like to play roulette FFS.
    I wonder if they’ve seen The Deerhunter?

  • Dyer8

    Dec 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #14


  • cupiddstunt

    Dec 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Sav @ # 14

    It’s funny that I got the impression that MA was a very cold calculating businessman and made his decisions on the facts around and supplied to him and not letting emotion come into it.

    Most of his decisions he has made since owning the club indicate that.

    Forget what he does when he is relaxing and what he decides to do with his pocket money as that has absolutely nothing to do with his business decisions.

    He owns and runs one of the very few companies that have bucked the current market trends and has made substantial profits, 100mil of which were handed back to the staff as bonuses as a thank you for their efforts.

    The clever bit is it was not just giving cash as bonuses it was handed back as shares in the company this ensures that the staff continues to put the effort in as this ensures they are working to increase their own share holdings value. So as they increase their own values they increase his, very clever staff handling in my view.

    To be honest I think if you remove the emotion and only apply “rational speculation” to their actions then they start to make a little sense.

    It was MA’s business balls that got 35mil Paid up front for Carroll, superb bit of business. Then remember all the emotional irrational vitriol poured on the board for their decision and then on Carroll as they called him a judas.

    Rational speculation is all the board is using emotional clap trap is left for the fans.

    Barton, a distraction to the team, kicking him out seemed like madness at the time but the proof of the action is we a better team for him being gone

    Nolan our captain and one of the rocks we built our return to the prem on was never going to fit into the type of football we are trying to play so out he went, the doom and gloomers were screaming they’re ripping the backbone and heart out of the team but it appears they have been replaced with a younger stronger and more talented backbone and heart.

    To me that look just like cold calculating decisions.

    When a hardnosed control freak spends his days in total control there are times when they have to get some release and relax, that is roulette to MA it is something he has little control over, he gets to pick his number then the rest is outside his control so he can relax.

    As for Guthrie if the 6mil is offered then grab it, we have some wealth in the midfield so it makes sense to cash in on some to improve other areas.


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