Bolton Move Forces Newcastle To Go Back In For Wilfried Zaha

Bolton Wanderers  have entered the market for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.

Wilfried Zaha – Newcastle back in for youngster

Newcastle had held talks with the Crystal Palace Chairmen Martin Long and Steve Parish earlier in the week,  after Palace were eliminated from the Carling Cup by Cardiff City.

It was thought that Newcastle would delay any move until the summer for the 19 year-old England U19 International, but with Bolton making a move yesterday, Newcastle are reported to be back in for the youngster.

That news is being reported by the local Evening Chronicle.

Bolton are said to be willing to pay £5M for the winger/striker,  and that is probably more than what Newcastle were hoping to get the youngster for – assuming the reports are true of course.

Newcastle have at least two things going for them in the negotiations with Crystal Palace – one is they can pay for the player in cool cash up front, and the second is they are probably a more attractive club than Bolton right now, who after all are fighting relegation.

The possible third thing going for Newcastle is the player is keen to come to Tyneside, if you believe local reports in the papers.

Crystal Palace are in need of money after they went into administration (bankruptcy) back in early 2010, and they will keen to receive money up front.

Crystal Palace wisely signed the lad to a five-year contract earlier this season, but that was to protect one of their biggest assets, which clubs try to do these days,  so they can then get the maximum amount in the transfer market,  in the event the player is sold.

It remains to be seen whether Newcastle can somehow prise Wilfried from Palace with a decent cash offer, but the entrance of Bolton Wanderers into the negotiations has certainly muddied the waters for the Tyneside club.

But you never know what may happen,  and we still need to bring in a good  center-back before the window closes on Tuesday night, and the capture of Wilifried Zaha would be a terrific addition.

Comments welcome.


22 comments so far

  • phizzyJ

    Jan 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1


  • phizzyJ

    Jan 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Think this would be a good move. Nice to see Newcastle thinking about the future. It’s what the top clubs are doing and that’s what we are. A force to be reckoned with.

    As a side note, I think it’s appalling how the fans at anfield are booing evra. It’s essentially sticking up for a racist Suarez who deserves no support whatsoever! As fans wherever our other allegiances are, our aim should be to kick racism out of football and society! First and foremost!

  • Dannyo

    Jan 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #3

    If Zaha demands too high a fee, we’ll deffo move for Knockheart.

  • ToonIcon

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #4

    would welcome a couple ofsignings to boost the squadnumbers but we must get a cb for me it has to be Mbiwa

  • Stuart

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Not really too bothered about Zaha like. Looking forward to the return of Marv myself.

    Times running out on that new CB, I’d be more worried about that if I was in charge.

  • PortsladeToon

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #6

    that is just sad

  • phizzyJ

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #7

    1-0 Liverpool .

  • JC148

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m relatively new to the blog, but what’s with the ‘1st’ thing? It’s really stupid, we’re here to talk about the toon right?

  • Solaidback

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Can we not offer them players like Perch, Loverkrands & Strola as part of the deal, then we may get him around £3m plus those 3 off our books… lol lol

  • Offkey

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #10

    De Gea looks really poor….

  • Tsunki

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    If you were Zaha would you choose Bolton over Newcastle? Duuuhhhh………

  • SurefootedShola

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #12

    De Gea will not come good in England. He’s a shambles and always looks so anxious. Won’t ever adjust in my opinion.

  • phizzyJ

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Doesn’t look great, but lookin good for us. Just read on sky sports news app that krul has said he isn’t interested in any way in moving from Tyneside. Good news!! Like to see loyalty may still exist in football.

  • JC148

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Wolves are after Lovenkrands (or Best), Pardrew rates Perch and Shola won’t leave unless he gets no contract, he loves it here. I wouldn’t mind paying £6m for Zaha, been looking great.

  • TTT

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Zaha is not good enough. A sign of a talented player and potential ability is their first touch, Zaha needs 2 or 3 to get the ball under control. Sammy Ameobi is a much better player.

  • Tsunki

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #16

    Uh-oh! Shola’s been mentioned. Brace yourselves! Here’s an idea – instead of the Pro-Sho’s v Shola-Bashers why don’t we just blame Pardew for playing him? Unless he’s got no-one else to play of course. Anyways road up, we do need some speed in our back line if we’re going to keep our good run going. Park just scored has he?

  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #17


    that is such a ridiculous statement. Sameobi COULD become better than Zaha but to say he’s better now is so far wide of the mark it’s bordering the preposterous. Zaha is a regular, a stand-out at that, at a championship. Sameobi has had one start and a handful of cameos in a strong PL side without so much as leaving any mark on any particular game. Yeah Zaha has a way’s to go to be a top class player, but he is without question miles ahead of Sameobi. I’ve said it before and truly believe that right now, his standard is League 1 at best

  • TTT

    Jan 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    mattyNUFC – I live in Croydon and go to Palace all the time so thanks for opinion but no thanks. A couple of my pals played with him on a regular basis and say exactly what I said before, as do Palace fans. Sammy Ameobi starts for England U21 and plays well, Zaha doesn’t and Palace would bite your hand off to have Ameobi instead. Don’t use he media and football manager as a basis for your opinions, watch games and you won’t sound like a mug and your opinion on football eill become more accurate.

  • TTT

    Jan 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Also, Zaha is good at the standard he plays at which is much much lower than the standard of football in the premiership.

  • jakesome

    Jan 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #20

    @phizzyj 2
    totally agree mate, sickening the lack of class show by the bin dippers
    they’ve agreed a covert sponsorship deal with the BNP to promote racism throughout the uk


    Jan 28, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Great talent, get him now!

  • geoff777

    Jan 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Sometimes transfers are a question of timing.

    Zaha is showing promise and is ripe to be snapped up.

    Do we buy him and take a risk with the CB?

    I’d say yes. We’re safe. Saylor will return next season. Do we need to buy another top CB if it means missing out on Zaha?

    What happens when Colo, Willo, Saylor & the new CB are all fit?

    If Zaha is that good we should go for him and make do at CB.


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