Magpies Linked With Norwich City Midfielder

News in the Evening Chronicle today from Lee Ryder,  that Newcastle are interested in Norwich midfielder Andrew Surman.

Andrew Surman – South African born midfielder

Andrew Surmon is a 25 year-old South African and he was born in Johannesburg in 1986 of British parents.

His parents had moved to South Africa while his father worked for an insurance company, but his parents returned to England in 1995, and the next year he joined the famous Southampton Youth Academy.

Andrew was there at the same time Newcastle striker Leon Best was at Southampton, from 2004 through 2007 and Surman was the youngest player ever to play for Southampton Reserves until Theo Walcott broke his record.

After being on loan at Walsall (14 appearances and two goals) and Bournemouth (24 appearances and six goals), he joined Wolves for a fee of £1.2M on a three year deal in the summer of 2009.

Andrew ended up playing for Southampton 134 times with 16 goals, but he struggled to gain a regular first team place at Wolves.

The 5’10” midfielder stayed at Wolves only for one year and left to join Norwich in June of 2010 on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Andrew has picked up four caps for the England U21 side.

He had an excellent game when Newcastle were hammered 4-2 at Carrow Road last December, and he would have caught Newcatsle’s eye in that game, and he seems to be a fairly decent player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • tomtoon7

    Feb 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #1

    never heard of the lad if im honest but inCARR i trust!HWTL

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #2

    newcastle linked with norwich in general

  • Tommyy

    Feb 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Too many threads! Possibly put all the chaps we’re linked with into one article?

  • shearermania

    Feb 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    going to be interesting today for sure…
    1. where does hba feature in pardews plans?
    2. will the dembas form a decent partnership?
    3. will our defence stand up to fletcher and doyle?
    4. will it be the rigid 442 or a surprise?
    5. since when did raylor become a key player?
    6. most important – how good will wolves be?

    so many questions – cant wait to get some answers…bring it on

  • super magpie

    Feb 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #5

    I suppose be would be decent backup, but do we need any more CM?
    We need:

    A RB/LB
    A winger
    A striker
    A backup GK

  • tomtoon7

    Feb 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Although norwich r a capable side..Absense of S Taylor& captain collo was only reason Canaries beat us so dont think we really need any of their players.So lookin forward to match this avvy!

  • ganiyu

    Feb 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #7

    any links for todays game??
    4 shearermania
    5. since when did raylor become a key player?

    Answer….his set piece prowess and crosses is a huge factor to the teams success this season.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Any line up news?

  • Tsunki

    Feb 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Thought there’d be a game on post by now seeing as it’s been a post fest lately. going for 3-0 or 3-1 to us today. Hope I’m no jinx like I thought we might nick one on Spurs!!! Anyhoo I’m off with me 2 boys now to get round the shopping traffic and book me parking space for the game. 2 weeks is a long time between matches isnt it?

  • theleckworthbird

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10

    The last South African we signed (can’t remember his name), but he turned out to be a dud and kept tripping himself up. Anyone remember him?

  • jesperfuglsang

    Feb 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #11

    These so called newspaper rumors at starting to bore me!

    It is what I call make believe 🙂

    If the british papaers doesnt have any news they just make up some 🙂 lol

  • blew

    Feb 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Ganyiu…. try firstrow

  • Crawfordladd17

    Feb 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #13

    I would bring him in, decent free and Martin too would be like £2m. Just 2 centre back needed in the defence Douglaus on a free and I would bring in M’Bwia £5m. A right winger Hoilett on a free and A back up striker possibly Jay Rodriguez for a £3m or so. A back up goalkeeper
    Which is spending 2+5+3=£10m and maybe goalkeeper isnt too bad then i would have this teams, the best premier league team

    GK Krul
    RB Simpson
    CB M’Bwia/S.Taylor/Douglaus prob Douglaus faster strong bigger etc.
    CB Coloccini(c)
    LB Santon
    CDM Tiote
    RM Hoilett
    LM Ben Arfa
    CAM Cabaye
    ST Cisse
    ST Ba

    Cup games(FA and Carling)

    GK Krul
    RB Martin
    CB S.Taylor
    CB Williamson
    LB R.Taylor
    RM Ben Arfa
    CM Guthrie
    CM Surman
    LM Jonas
    ST Best
    ST Ba

    Europa League
    GK Krul
    RB Simpson
    CB M’Bwia
    CB Colo
    LB R.Taylor
    CM Tiote
    CM Guthrie
    CM Cabaye
    RW Ben Arfa
    LW Ba
    ST Cisse


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