Newcastle Cool Their Interest In Manchester United Youngster

Newcastle will not be signing Ravel Morrison from Manchester United in January.

Ravel Morrison – Newcastle have cooled their interest

Newcastle did make an offer for Morrison a few weeks back, and it was said to be around £1M but it was rejected by the Manchester club.

And the Newcastle Journal is reporting that the Red Devils rate the 18 year-old youngster at £4M, even though he has never played in the Premier League and has only three appearances in the Carling Cup.

One reason Newcastle have cooled their interest in the 18 year-old is they can not offer him much first team football after Papiss Cisse has been brought into the squad.

And Frenchman Ben Arfa is showing some of his top form, and has scored three goals for Newcastle in his last five appearances – all excellent goals.

And the news is that manager  Alan Pardew has some reservations about Morrison’s  character and how he would fit into the squad – which has shown tremendous team spirit all season.

Indeed the lads came back from Tenerife in the Canary Islands last night, and the news is that the trip was very successful, and that the team spirit has been further deepened, and that sounds good.

Newcastle may go back for the lad in the summer, but he may have moved on from Manchester United by then, with Roma said to be interested in taking the player.

Ravel Morrison will be a free agent this summer, so if  the Magpies can agree personal terms they may go back in for him, since it seems Newcastle are also trying to tie up some deals now that will be executed in the summer.

Ravel has a troubled character, and that may have put Newcastle off the player, who has mercurial skills.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


30 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Hopefully we turn our full attention to a cb now then.

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh and 1st. Yesssss! Indian will be so proud 😉

  • jayphoto

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    More to this story as player was definately in toon a couple days back! Reckon we’re trying to agree personal terms to pick him up free in the summer! A tribunal would rule his value less than 1m because of how little he’s played! Not to mention man Utd only developed him from like age 15 and not 6!

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #4

    So in other words hes signed and will be announced shortly

  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    GT89 _ you hit the nail on the head there – it is impossible to interpret or predict exactly what we will do.

    It does make it more exciting, however i am now onto the flesh of my fingers after nibbling past my nails.

    I have no doubt that we will bring in a CB tbh however who he is, where he is from, his capabilities etc is impossible to predict.

    Keep the faith, AMEN

  • bambams

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    You are probably spot on there, seems he was in north east and its a long way to come just for the day.

    Time will tell

  • richard

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7

    is sol available, sorry thats not funny

  • Indian Magpie

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Go on toonboy, you deserve it 😉

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    What’s the rule about agreeing terms with Brits and British based players within the last 6 month of their contract?

  • nimo

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #10

    just so you know i got it wrong he doesn’t know who the player is it is just one of the players the agent of Jan villa represents .. sorry guys

  • FloridaToon

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11


    I believe you can go ahead and negotiate directly with the player and basically have a contract in place so that they are basically already signed. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

  • bambams

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #12

    on another completely different note whats the bet Harry Redknapp plays the “judges son” this weekend !

    Cant believe how greedy and stupid he has been …. If he gets off with this, money has talked AGAIN.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #13

    @ nimo

    Yann M’Vilas agent is WB-Sportmanagement. The represent players such as:

    Mamadou Sakho
    Benoît Trémoulinas
    Antoine Griezmann
    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    Franck Tabanou
    Cheikh M’Bengue
    Yacine Brahimi
    Cédric Bakambu

    Maybe we have bit for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 😉 would make sense.

  • jayphoto

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #14

    You can talk to the player without permission if they have less than 6 months left and they can sign a precontract if they play from a club outside the premier league

  • bambams

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Hope you are onto something there, seems a bit too much of a coincidence and Yanga-Mbiwa is allegedly a very good player !

  • nimo

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #16

    he said we bid for summer though n didn’t we bid for mbengue or was linked with him. just recognise the name from somewhere

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #17

    @ bambams

    I know it would make me happy 🙂

    …and it would make sense. Let’s hope there are some truth to it.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #18

    @ nimo

    If I remember correct both names – M’Bengue and Mbiwa was up in the summer.

    Don’t know if we bit for any of them. Does anybody know?

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #19

    nimo – the press says we bid for M’bengue but when have we done anything the press think haha.. we probz bid someone else we were linked to all those in the summer except Mbiwa so we would of bid for him haha..btw Griezmann = What a player!

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #20

    Hope we get Mbiwa like,

    Moses wants to leave Wigan aswell we need to get in ahead of QPR

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #21

    I really hope we get Mbiwa. Top quality centre half. (as long as he doesn’t turn into another Boumsong).

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    LMAO – Derek Llambias played in a behind the scences kick about in Tenerife haha so he mustnt have went to france he must of went to Tenerife


    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #23

    Mbiwa is of all the defenders we have been linked with is by far the best and most obvious choice.
    He is 22, he captains his team and would’nt be sitting on the bench because he is so adaptable and capable of playing anywhere across the backline.
    He can bring the ball out of defence like Colo and is fast, strong and skillful.
    He is one for the future but is well capable of holding down a regular place in the team and would even when Staylor returns from a long term injury, he could also release Santon and allow him to play in his best position on the right so he can give Arfa the defensive cover he needs to attack the oppositions defences.

  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Also very good to see the teams spirit is very good looking at them photos every player and member of staff is looking happy and enjoying being part of Newcastle.. its brilliant to see and makes you happy knowing that they are all happy being apart of our amazing club

  • bambams

    Jan 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #25

    @ itunderashell
    You have sold him on me mate, please email MA !

  • estechco

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #26

    @22 Surely he deserves the holiday, given that it’s such a long time since his last one and he works so hard ;o)

  • Irie-Magpie

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #27

    This could very well be but in all things Transfer related unless we have quotes from AP, MA or DL, we can’t rule anything out, mark you if we sign him great if not no worries. But based on the kids twitter account he never asked for 30k a week and unlike Obertan and Smith and Simpson that we got off ManU with no issues i say this kid is the real deal hence SAF holding firm.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #28

    4M for an unproven kid that is yet to play in the Premiership!! Fergie is just as disillusional as Harry Redknapp.

    We could try a 1M deal with add- on bonuses depending on appearances.

    I much rather we sign Elia from Juventus.


  • Markone

    Jan 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #29

    M’biwa wont come in before the summer if he comes. He is very very good.

  • Premiership Manager

    Jan 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #30

    If Alex Ferguson cannot sort the boy out or deems him too much trouble to sign a new contract we should steer clear of him.

    I’d much rather we sort Ranger out as he has bags of skill, can unlock defences and just needs firt team football.

    As for defenders, if we are going to spend this window we should either get Bassong on loan as cover or we should invest some money and buy Eliaquim Mangala as he can play at LB or CB and has bags of quality and potential.

    I’m looking forward to the Villa game as it’s on Sky and with Ba and Cisse it’s going to be very interesting.


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