Newcastle Are Still Interested In Young Palace Star


Newcastle are still said to be interested in Crystal Palace striker/winger  Wilfried Zaha.

Wilfied Zaha – Newcastle still interested

Zaha was in action  again last night in Crystal Palaces’ 1-0 first-leg semi-final win over Cardiff  City in London, but another player interesting Newcastle – 20 year-old right back Nathaniel Clyne –  was not playing as he was one of about five or six Palace players who had gone down with a mysterious virus over the last few days.

But Newcastle may have their bid interrupted if Palace get to the Carling Cup final against either Manchester City or Liverpool, who play their first leg tonight.

That’s because Zaha is a top player for the London side, and they would hardly sell him in January, if the reach the Wembley final.

Newcastle are becoming a top club for youngsters these days, and the Magpies will do very well if they can get the 19 year-old to Tyneside, with other clubs also interested in the player.

Zaha  is said to be valued at £4M by The Eagles and the youngster has 5 goals and 4 assists this season in his 30 appearances for Crystal Palace, and while he obviously is still developing, he looks a top talent for his age.

Wilfried was born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in 1992 and started his career at his home town club ASEC Mimosas.

He has already represented the England U19 side twice, making his debut against Germany last February, and he made his debut for Crystal Palace at home to Cardiff City in March of 2010 when he was just 17.

If Newcastle can lodge a decent bid  for Zaha,  that would benefit Crystal Palace,  who only went into administration a short two years ago.

But this is what their 37 year-old Scottish manager Dougie Freedman had to say  in late December  about his young star potentially joining Newcastle:

“Wilfried is better than a Newcastle. I know the chairman won’t accept four, five or six million pounds and that rules out a lot of clubs.”

“If you’re talking eight, nine or 10 then who is going to pay that? That is the top five or six in the Premier League.”

There’s just no way Palace will get any more than around £6M for their player, if that,  but they can always dream – which is what Dougie is doing  in that statement above.

For the record Wilfried Zaha has 74 appearances for Crystal Palace with 6 goals, and the Evening Chronicle is reporting today that the lad  likes the idea of coming to Newcastle.

That sounds good – if it’s true.

Comments welcome.



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112 comments so far

  • Crow59Cdo

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Yet more links and specualtion, god i hate January, less talk more…

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #2

    The Mayans prophecised the end of the world in 2012 and if you read the prophecy itself it is very interesting. Here is the translation:

    ‘When the French revoloution sees the Magpie perch on top of the world fire from the heavens will rain down an apocolypse on all. None shall escape but the name of Saint Pardew will live forever.”

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  • ToonIcon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    not sure abot zaha think clyne we shoulddeffo be in for

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Beattie25, ROFL 😀

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #5

    is clyne better than Tavernier

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #6

    This is an idea for a good debate. What would you prefer?:

    Newcastle to go unbeaten at the start of the 2012-2013 season, winning every game until December, get bought out by a billionaire who promises to bring the worlds best to the newly renamed St James Park, we sign Carroll for £10 million and pay him £100 000 PW to clean the boots of Ba and then, just as half time approaches wnd we are beating the mackams 6-0 the World ends!

    OR

    Newcastle to be in a similar position as to now, we panic over who we may sell, wonder who it is we may bring in but we ultimatley enjoy the ride of the rollercoaster and remain ever hopefull over the future and it is a future we can witness as the World deosn’t end.

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  • jonny-intense

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    He provided a good outlet for Palace against Cardiff. They had 10 men behind the ball and allowed Zaha to just ran at and past as many defenders as possible. The only option Cardiff had was to foul him.

    Could be a good purchase but what sort of money are we talking about for him? I think £6million + could be used better elsewhere at the present time.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Beattie25, If Carroll cleaning Ba’s boots is televised world wide. I’d go for A. Just the idea gives me a hard on.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #9

    i like the vicissitudes

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Indian magpie in all honesty couldnt answer as havent seen enough of tav but clyne has nearly 2 seasons as a first team rb can also play lb and has barely missed a game hes 1 of the highest rated up and coming defenders in england the lad is class and if we can really get for 3-4 mil we should be signing him

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #11

    right, whats everyone hoping for?
    i want:
    IN:
    clyne
    hoilett
    samba

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  • Krul Blow 1

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #12

    would love to see a little less rumour and a little more buying.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks TADS

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Lewi spy would rather sign Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa than samba tbf

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #15

    KRUL
    CLYNE- WILLIAMSON-COLO-SANTON
    HOILETT-CABAYE-TIOTE-JONAS
    BA- BEN ARFA

    for our best team id replace williamson with taylor

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #16

    ive never saw Yanga- M’Biwa play, is he any good?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #17

    i wd go with the devil i know

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    off topic,
    i hope everton can do something 2day

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  • planb

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #19

    Now that Sir richard branson is sponsoring NUFC Ashley has suddenly woken up to the fact that a successful team makes money and being in the top 7 has got ashley going so stand by for some exciting additions to the squad young hungry players that want to win things!

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #20

    I would like.
    Rhodes
    M’Biwa
    Moses

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #21

    PlanB

    really, i dont think ashley is going to change

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #22

    planB and you know this?

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #23

    I watched him last night,I thought he was cream of the crap.He is no bettet then Sammy nor Vuckic in my opinion.

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Looks like Omrani is coming on Trial today

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Lots of my mates down hear follow palace they would all be gutted to see clyne and zaha go however they would inderstand clyne going as the lad has been mint for them but feel he really deserves to be in the top flight and is ready to make the jump however they all think zaha is def not ready yet bit of a 1 trick pony and needs to kearn to read the game better in regards as to when to make runs, pass and on the whole be alot less greedy on the ball they think if he went he could be a bit if a bostock ( bostock was a promising young midlfielder who orrible arry redknapp engineered a move for thru the lads dad and has basically de railed the lads devolopment/career big time)

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #26

    @GAZ is that the lad who just had a trail at bayern?

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #27

    yep was at bayern on loan from Lens

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #28

    @GAZ good to see were getting a quality youth system in place

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  • GAZ09

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #29

    the youth system is all good for the future, but we really need a few quality players with lots of experience for now

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  • kelplace1702

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Leaving south Africa now, destination the toon! For my 21st soooo excited can’t wait 😀 will be my first football game on Sunday 😀

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Indian Magpie @ 20, none of us know what Branson (spelt it right) has in his sponsorship contract. But you can guaranty he’ll want high power advertising. Which he won’t get if we are just a mid-table club.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #32

    If Sir Richard Branson bought the club,he would change the Stadium name to ‘Virgin Blue Stadium’.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #33

    CaptainGeordie, why blue? All of his logos are red.

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  • CaptainGeordie

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Cheers,GeordieGerman.I meant *Virgin Money*.

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  • t00ntime

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #35

    I think all the nufc fans shud get together and buy the naming rights (together)
    And we will call it ‘Stupid Mackem Bas***ds (and then in small) always in our shadow

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Mbiwa and Hoilett would give us an enormous boost. I’m sure we could use some of our players in negotiations for Hoilett, say 5m + Gosling on loan?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Prefer “Virgin Money Arena/Stadium” than present. I’d just about prefer anything other than Puma buying the naming rights and calling it “The Black Cat Arena/Stadium.”

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Honestly think that the money we would have to pay for samba would be close to 8-9 million think we would be better just paying the 10 for vethogen from ajax

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #39

    I’d like to introduce the Toon army’s latest recruit a six pound baby girl born last night,just put her new toon pj’s on and finally getting a bit of sleep.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #40

    @ponderous aye would love to see them to in bkack n white would also like to see us get erdnic if the rumours are true or some1 similar just to add another dimension to are game as all are strikers are target men yiur right bout gosling that lad defo needs to go on loan and gets some games! Only prob with hoillet is where we would play him seein as benny does look best out on the right?

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