Three Players Who Will Interest Newcastle In The Summer


Newcastle have been linked with at least two young players at Crystal Palace over the last six months.

Nathanial Clyne – excellent young full-back

One is Wilfried Zaha, the 19 year-old Ivory Coast born winger/striker that  Newcastle showed interest in during January, and it would not be surprising if Newcastle go after the player in the summer.

Bolton Wanderers went in with two bids during January for the England U19 International, but the word is that if the offer had been accepted, Wilfried would have turned Bolton down, and he seems to be keen to come to Newcastle.

The other Crystal Palace player we have been linked with continually is 20 year-old right-back and England U21 international Nathaniel Clyne.

Clyne is already an excellent young player,  and if Newcastle can get a good deal in the summer, he could well be arriving at Newcastle.

Manchester United and Liverpool (of course) are also interested in Clyne, who looks to be an excellent right back in the making.

We still expect Danny Simpson to sign a new contract before the summer, but if he doesn’t,   he will in all likelihood be sold this summer, and that would be more reason to go after Clyne.

We have to also remember that young James Tavernier is starting to look the part at Newcastle, and we think James will be fighting for a first team place next season, after he finishes his latest loan spell at MK Dons,  through the end of this season.

The news is that the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon to watch Middlesbrough take on Crystal Palace in the 0-0 draw,  and both Clyne and Zaha played the whole game for Palace.

But another player Pardew could have been watching is the 23 year-old Australian Rhys Williams, the 6’2″ Middlesrough central defender, who can also play at right back and in defensive midfield.

We’ve watched Rhys a couple of times, including the FA Cup tie against Sunderland,  and he looks a good player, and his flexibility would also be useful to Newcastle.

Newcastle will be bringing in a number of new players in the summer,  and we think that either of three above would be good acquisitions, but as always who arrives depends on what kind of deal the club can get, and the Magpies will not pay over the odds for anybody.

We expect a mini clear-out this summer with players like Alan Smith, Tamas Kadar and Peter Lovenkrands not having their contracts renewed, and other players like Steve Harper, Nile Ranger, Xisco (if somebody will take him)  and Danny Simpson could also leave the club.

Danny will leave if he doesn’t sign his new deal before the summer.

There will also be a clear-out of some youngsters who will not be offered new contracts,  including Phil Airey and Jeff Henderson, and we think around five top youngsters will be arriving on  Tyneside in the summer months.

Obviously the aim in the summer will be to improve the quality and the size of the squad, and that will be even more important of we can qualify for the Europa Cup.

And we’ll not even mention possibly qualifying for the European Champions League – because that would be getting way ahead of ourselves – which is why we cannot mention it. 😀

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260 comments so far

  • danishmag

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh dear..
    Here we go again..
    It´s only a couple of days the window shut..

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Jesus Ed, and my claims I’m premature

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #3

    *Wife*

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  • wingspan

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Evenin Gents, after a coupla things, just joined twitter was wondering who is officially on it.? Im following danny, ryan. fergie and sammy so far. Anyone else?? Seems to be a few fake ones.

    Also has anyone got a link for tonights game??

    Cheers in advance

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #5

    There soo many good free’s available this summer, we could assemble a great squad for nothing (Excluding wages, agents fee, plane costs)

    … and anything else NUFC want to add.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #6
  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Douglas will be someone who we’ll be looking at, a big pacey centre half available of a free

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  • wingspan

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #8

    cheers jack

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #9

    @dembabafoot is another one

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Cabaye is on twitter as well but cant remember his name on it

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Cabaye….

    @YCabayeofficiel

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Found it @YCabayeofficiel also @reelM_abeid, @the_dilsh (Elliot) and @JamesPerch14

    Oh and a former player @No1shaygiven

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  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, Clyne is out of contract in the summer.

    We could get several great free transfers to build up the squad if we are in Europe…the likes of Clyne, Douglas, Rodellga, Diame all decent players who would add strength and depth. Even a cheeky contract offer to Kalou!

    Boro turned own 6.5 million for Rhys Williams, about 6million more than we would be prepared to pay for him.

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  • nightfa11

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #14

    3 players:

    utility defender…someone who can play on the side or center..

    young striker..shola 30, ba, cisse 26 so i expect a 20 year old..

    and PERHAPS a winger..but we still have hba & marveux.. so thats not a priority.

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  • gstadt

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #15

    @officielcabaye

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #16

    What has Barton been saying thats got him into trouble again?

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Dogleash has to be the most obtuse, dour person on the face of the earth

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  • wingspan

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Brilliant cheers guys. hahaha the pics demba has posted of the syrup is genius!!

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  • Dannyo

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Ryan Taylor is also on twitter lads.

    @TaylorR1984

    And if Simmo goes, we’ll get an LB, not an RB, Tav and Santon will take the RB mantle.

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  • Dannyo

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #20

    @nightfa11
    Concerning a young striker, i think Sammy and Campbell would more than fit the category, atleast as makeshift strikers.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Lads, I would like to draw your attention to the villa preview story comment 121….. the score is off but I accurately predicted Ba would score and demba #2 would score off the bench, not only ghat but I predicted it would be a screamer. Demba #2 if you read this I will gladly accept this weeks pay packet for getting you off to such a smashing start on tyneside.lol then properly return it you for the memory because it was priceless!!!!

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  • santoooooooooon

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #22

    @elgagojonas

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #24

    I think come the summer there’ll be a scramble for Jordan Rhodes, also Matt Philips at Blackpool looks to be a great young player with plenty of pace

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  • toonthompson

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Miaga got sent of for mali yesterday

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  • NUFCarter

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #26

    My twitter sam carterrr

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  • NUFCarter

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #27

    @samcarterrr

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  • Dearka

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #28

    i hope Xisco does not go because like james perch and Obertan i think AP can get the best out of Xisco if he remains, what you guys think

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Come on Spurs lets see some good attacking football and a nice big win

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #30

    I hope we get another winger in the summer too challenge Jonas. Been far to comfortable for years imo.

    Would have loved Craig Bellamy to come back nd play on the left of midfield.

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Dearka Xisco apparently has a bit of a attitude problem from what I have heard (not sure what the problem is but it was enough for Pards to try to get shot of him)

    Dont think Xisco will be seen in a NUFC shirt again though I could be wrong

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  • singapie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #32

    very good quality link to the MOTD of newcastle vs aston villa if u want to see a replay of cisse’s goal 😀
    http://www.livefootballol.com/highlights/england/week-24-newcastle-aston-villa-05-02-2012.html

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #33

    @Dearka

    He’s on 50 grand a week, i think Ashley will try and give him away on a free in the summer just to get that off the wage bill. Don’t blame him either.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Come the summer we should have Xisco,Smith and Lovern off our books freeing up around 140k a week for players who will challenge for a place in the side

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  • tdt

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #35

    How do we want the spuds Liverpool game to end? Liverpool to lose I suppose? We ain’t catching spuds…

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Spurs to win but with them picking up three of four injuries and a few suspensions along the way 🙂

    Charlie Adam must have the record for the most fouls committed this season

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  • Gateshead_Geordie

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Signing up Colo should be our one and only priority for the next few months. Summer targerts can wait. King Colo needs a new deal, best CB ever seen at SJP.

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #38

    @JackButler

    Frightening isn’t it, how we used to be run.

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  • JackButler

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Level 7 Hero – It is mate, if you look at the amount of money thats been wasted over the years it’s crazy. Massive transfer fee’s and massive wages for little back in way of performances and commitment

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  • WWJBD

    Feb 6, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Dogs at Sunderlad, Cats at Liverpool…..I’ll stick with the magpies showing up to our games 😉

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