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Guthrie And Gosling To Leave Newcastle This Summer

10:02 am, Sunday, March 18th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 22 Comments

The Sunday Sun is reporting today that Danny Guthrie will be leaving Newcastle this summer.

Danny Guthrie – can’t agree terms with Newcastle

Danny has apparently turned down the latest contract offer from Newcastle, and we don’t think Newcastle are prepared to offer too much more, and with Guthrie being a free agent in the summer,  he will very likely move on.

Guthrie is looking for better terms for his contract, and he is represented by agent Straun Marshall, but we’ve seen Newcastle hold firm before with players like Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan, and we don’t think that will change with Guthrie.

Aston Villa have been linked with the player for a while now, and Wolves are also said to be interested, and it’s possible those two clubs will offer him improved terms over what Newcastle are offering.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Bolton Wanderers, where he was on loan from Liverpool before signing for Newcastle, could also be interested.

Danny Simpson seems to be in the same position as Guthrie, and both Danny boys have said they would love to stay at Newcastle, but maybe that’s why Newcastle have been linked with so many central midfield players and full backs over the last couple of months.

And Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan also expressed a strong desire to stay at the club, before leaving last summer.

If the news is to be believed,  Newcastle have already signed 22 year-old Stade Reims midfielder Romain Amalfitano, and they have been strongly linked with 21 year-old Jacob Butterfield of Barnsley, who is also a central midfielder.

Butterfield will be a free agent in the summer, and has already rejected a contract offer from Barnsley, but he is suffering from a serious ACL injury, and will not be able to play for a number of months.

He’s therefore similar to Dan Gosling, who arrived on Tyneside almost two years ago as a free agent from Everton, but with a serious ACL knee injury.

Gosling hasn’t made it on Tyneside, and maybe he wasn’t as good after he recovered from the injury, although that’s hard to judge, and that may make Newcastle a little bit more cautious on Butterfield.

We even think that Gosling will be sold in the summer too, so in the worst case – or the best case – whichever way you want to look at it, we could lose all three in Guthrie, Gosling and Simpson.

But of the three,  we think Guthrie and Gosling are the two most likely to leave in the summer.

This kind of thing will happen every summer, as fringe players are moved out and younger and hopefully better players are moved into the squad – and at lower wages too.

That seems to be the way Newcastle are being run these days, and it’s not too bad and should hopefully lead to stronger squads each season, while financially Newcastle remain very strong.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Contracts · Dan Gosling · Danny Guthrie · Danny Simpson · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours





22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Losing his trainers in the stream at Finkle abbey is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    woh! slow down Ed.

    totally unimportant wih the Muamba business right now, but did anyone see swansea last night?

    Now that is how you play football. People say you can’t do it without big names and technically gifted players, but swansea have no superstars, yet are playing the best football I’ve seen outside of Barca and Arsenal. Just think what Brendan Rodgers could do with our lot (simpson and willaimson aside!!)

  • 3 Rotonda heights // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Jail

    To be fair he has lost some weight using those trainers recently

  • 4 TemuriKetsbaia // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    For people worried about Cabs form, they should check his stats.

    Amongst the best in the league for tackling and ground covered.

    Adjusting to the prem is tough and every player has a dip in form.

  • 5 super magpie // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    It wouldnt bother me if simpson and gosling leave but I’d like Guthrie to stay, because we should be playing with a 3/5 man midfield with him Tiote and cabaye.

  • 6 steve // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Cant really blame Guthrie for wanting to leave, he was in good form and as soon as cabaye/tiote were fit and ready he was dropped like a stone.

    I would like him to stay, but from his point of view you can understand why he would want to look elsewere.

    Gosling should be loaned out to regain his pre injury form. Simpson, if he is happy to play 2nd fiddle would also be worthwhile keeping. Solid enough, while not the best RB in the league, still good cover.

  • 7 Dannyo // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    I still have a lot of patience for Gosling, i reckon he could be a young, pacier, Nolan, a free scoring midfielder.
    As gor Guthrie, he’s only shown himself this season, and has been injury ridden otherwise.
    Simmo i think is a case of thinking that he’s better than he is.
    Even Pardew was harsh on the Simmo matter, saying “It’ll be strictly business”.

    Imo, Guthrie has done FAR from enough to sign an improved contract.
    Expecting Guthrie to be dropped completely and we may be able to see Vuckic or Abeid instead.

  • 8 Bucks mag // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    I think we should give Gosling time to prove himself, however I don’t think he’s good enough

  • 9 jesperfuglsang // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    I agree with Dannyo. It all might be the chance both Vuckic and Abeid have been looking for.

    As for Gosling can’t see him leaving. He need time after that injury. For some you recover and get back on track in no time and for others it just take time.

    Maybe he should have been loaned out this season. Who knows!

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    I don’t know how much more time Gosling has to be given I think he’s had ample time,the sending off at Norwich and that needless handball against Everton at home which should have seen him see red which would have most certainly cost us the game,shows he’s not the cleverest of players as well.

  • 11 chris_g // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    That’s odd. If you look at the link to this article, ie: http://www.nufcblog.com/2012/03/18/guthrie-and-gosling-likely-to-leave-newcastle-this-summer/ you’ll notice that it says “guthrie-and-gosling-LIKELY-to-leave-newcastle-this-summer”

    But for some reason Ed changed his mind, and wrote a slightly different headline to this article, ie: “Guthrie And Gosling To Leave Newcastle This Summer”

    Why do you think he did that?

  • 12 davybtoon // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Swansea play great stuff but it was our own pardew who showed how you stop them doin it up here we were jus unlucky not score

  • 13 North Atlantic Magpie // Mar 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Keep Gosling, he’s young. Let Guthrie go.

  • 14 dimkinss // Mar 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Letting go of Guthrie would be a very big Mistake.
    Do you see the passion with which he Plays? Look at the Aston villa gaMe. When Cabaye was suspended, Guthrie took control of the teaM. He was our play maker. But Pardew is just a poor tactician and kept Guthrie out immEdiately cabaye returned. That’s like covering a candle so its light does not shine.

  • 15 jesperfuglsang // Mar 18, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    dimkinss, I think it is just a matter of money. Guthrie has been offered a new contract and so has Simmo.

    I think both will leave ’cause they want more than they are worth.

    Honestly, I think we can find younger, cheaper and better players :-D

  • 16 newca // Mar 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    keep the both players, could be the good squard plays

  • 17 newca // Mar 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    players

  • 18 Rotonda heights // Mar 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    davy

    you miss the point, it’s not about stopping them, but rather how to play like them

  • 19 beefman13 // Mar 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Dannyo, in pre season gosling was looking the part he scored a few goals normally by arriving late in the box, we have not got that sort of player at the club as none of our regular midfielders do that he seems the only one capable of doing it, that said he has shown zilch in the playing time he has had to be fair, i was really looking forward to him playing after his long injury i still feel he has something there but he may have just missed the boat, shame really.

  • 20 chuck // Mar 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Ed.
    Being you dont really know whether either of the players mentoned will actually leave, perhaps you could have added a questionmark following the headline.
    Unless you thought it was more sensational without.and would grab more readers ?
    IMO Guthrie, though he has on occasions had some good games, lacks consistency and obviously wants to be a starter, which aint gonna happen at NUFC.
    Possibly his agent can get more dosh and a job starting elsewhere, good luck to him.
    As for Gosling, unhappily for him, his performance’s have been woefull.
    Whether this is down to lack of match practice or whatever, we just have’nt seen the prospect we had expected.
    Simpson, has been a steady and improving player all season long, i just dont get it why he is picked on by certain fans.
    Perhaps because he is unspectacular, not going for the sliding tackle that takes the opponent out, playing to the crowd so to speak, prefering to avoid cards.
    It appears there’s friction between his agent and the club over what’s being offred and a possibility he may be off also.
    I think he’s a steady RB and would like to keep him, but again, good luck to him if he goes.

  • 21 StuW // Mar 18, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    I wouldn’t read anything the Sun writes, never mind the Sunday Sun. Absolute load of shit, Guthrie has said that he is happy to wait until summer to talk.

  • 22 Arsyan // Mar 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    guthrie and gosling must stay.both lads still can progress.but danny simpson maybe could leave…. try to sign kyle naughton or maybe nathaniel clyne for better replacement!




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