With Newcastle being associated with so many central midfielders in the transfer market, we wonder what the future holds for Danny Guthrie on Tyneside.
Danny Guthrie - waiting on contract deal
Danny’s four year deal he signed when he joined the club from Liverpool in the summer of 2008, runs out at the end of June, and he has yet to pen a new deal to stay on Tyneside.
But news today that contract talks on his Newcastle future have been put on hold until the end of the season.
That will allow other clubs, like Aston Villa as one example, to move in for him, and he could well get better offers elsewhere than he gets on Tyneside, and he could still leave the club in the summer.
Of course other clubs have been able to talk with Danny and his agent since January on a new deal.
Cheick Tiote is now said to be struggling with a thigh injury, so Danny could start on Sunday against Norwich City, and the 24 year-old had this to say to the local press today:
“Come the end of the season, my agent will be in touch with the club, or vice versa.” “We’re just waiting to see what happens.”
“Of course I’m content on Tyneside, ” “Look at the way the club’s gone this season – I’m really happy.”
“On a personal note, my form’s been really good. I’ve had a couple of injuries, but I’ve managed to stay fit for a while now, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”
Guthrie has been in good form when he’s appeared for the Magpies this season, and there will be no worries if he starts against Norwich, as this lad has shown he can get the job done for Newcastle when called upon.
It was a heart-breaker to concede that last minute goal against Arsenal, but there again we did score a vital equalizer against Sunderland in the previous game, so we suppose it evens itself out.
And Guthrie is as upbeat as ever with the way the team has performed this season so far:
“The position we’re in at the minute’s down to the players and staff.” “We lost some big players, but the club brought in good players, and we’ve all pulled together. We want to finish it off now.”
“You’d rather score a last-minute goal than concede one. It just improves the morale.” ”We did it against Sunderland and it was entertaining.:” “It was a tough game, as we’d expected.”
“They’ve shown great form since Martin O’Neill took over, and it was great to get a last-minute goal.”
We’d love to see Danny Guthrie stay at Newcastle for a few more seasons.
Ryan Taylor was injured for Monday night’s game at the Emirates, and he is still a serious doubt for the Norwich City game, with a calf strain.
But Newcastle can still put out a very strong side on Sunday, even with Tiote and Ryna Taylor missing.
What would your team be?