Newcastle Interested In Tottenham Center-Back

There was some news in the Sunday Sun yesterday that got lost in all the news surrounding the derby game with Sunderland yesterday.

Steven Caulker – very promising Tottenham center-back

Newcastle were well represented at the England U21 4-0 victory over Belgium at Middleborough’s  Riverside Stadium  last Wednesday evening, and one player we  were watching is reported to be Tottenham’s young center-back  Steven Caulker, who is currently on loan at Swansea.

The Feltham-born youngster is just 20 years old and looks an excellent prospect,  standing 6’3″ tall, and he joined the Tottenham Youth Academy back in 2007,  and was out on loan two seasons ago at League One club Yeovil, where he made 46 appearances.

And last year he was loaned out to Bristol City where he made 30 appearances with two goals for the Championship side, and this season he has 16 appearances for Premier League club Swansea.

So it’s been a step up in the leagues each season for the promising young defender.

Newcastle would like to bring in a top young center-back in the summer, and were interested in West Ham’s James Tomkins in January, but it could be difficult getting either Tomkins or Caulker to Newcastle in the summer.

We cannot see Tottenham wanting to let such a good young player leave when he will still get a lot better, and it seems that West Ham have priced Tomkins out of a move after asking £8M for the England U21 International in January.

And other news was that Newcastle have maintained their interest in PSV Eindhoven left back Erik Pieters, and they may have tried to bring him in during January, but he was injured.

However, Pieters didn’t look too good for Holland last week at Wembley against England, and the 23 year-old was taken off at half time after being given a bit of a runaround by both Adam Johnson and Daniel Sturridge on the England right wing.

Newcastle were close to signing Pieters last summer, but they couldn’t quite agree a fee for him with PSV – but don’t be surprised if ends up on Tyneside in the summer.

Erik has played 88 times for PSV since 2008 when he joined them from Utrecht, and he has played 14 times for the Dutch national side.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Edijs

    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    sounds interesting…

  • deeeeeeano

    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    I dont think you can be too harsh on Pieters, he had played only half an hour for PSV since his long spell out, then hoyed into a game against englands ”finest” so we can forgive the rustiness. As for Caulker, great young player but melted candle dial aint gonna let him go and will probably quote some rediculous fee.


    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Bit harsh of Pieters Ed he has just come back from a broken foot he did get shown up at times by England but he also did some tidy and intelligent touches in the game and read the game well so didn’t get caught out of position.

    As for this lad Spurs are pretty good at keeping their young stars and giving them what they want in order to do so plus they have no reason to sell him unless he wants to go

  • sirtoongospel

    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Ask the poor people who have to clean SJP after a game what they think of the Sunderland fans.

    Absolutely disgraceful, and shows them as being animals. Beyond belief really.

    Also, Cisse got criticised from both sets of fans yesterday, but there were many people who thought Demba was very very poor. I thought he was woeful every time the ball went into him, he lost it through poor control. Cisse gave it away a few times but he was trying first time passes and he tried to lift the tempo. He flicked it to Demba first time in the first half and we were away, then Demba played a shocker of a pass back. Demba has been great for us, but he was poor yesterday, and to be honest, should never have taken the penalty.

    But hey, the team are learning together and we will improve.


    Mar 5, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Pieters was shite yesterday against Twente! PSV LOST 2-6!

  • chuck

    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #6

    No harm in being given the run around by either Johnson or Sturridge, who both gave Enrique a hard time while he was still at St James’ Park.
    Johnson has the ball skills and Sturridge blistering pace.
    In which case i would,nt judge Peiters on that game.
    But looks like Spurs are after two of our reputed targets, Jr. Hoilett and Pieters left side partner in the Dutch side.


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