Manchester United Interested In Newcastle Target

Swansea’s on-loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has told Hoffenheim he wants to leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – in action for Swansea

Newcastle have been linked with the player who is currently on loan at Swansea, and the former Reading star is now attracting the attentions of Manchester United.

While Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers wants to also sign the Icelandic midfielder, there could be other clubs coming after the £10M rated midfielder, who has been compared to a young Frank Lampard.

Sigurdsson has scored seven goals and three assists in 17 appearances for Swansea, and while he was at Reading he scored 23 goals in 51 appearances, before signing for Hoffenheim in the summer of 2010.

Gylfi had this to say:

“I’ve told Hoffenheim what I want to do next season and that’s play in the Premier League.”   “I am not worried about it at the moment, I am just concentrating on my next game.”
“Hopefully things can get sorted in the summer.”

Sigurdsson moved to Hoffenheim for around £7M, after Newcastle had expressed an interest in the player, and he would probably be worth £10M now, given his performance for Swansea since he moved there on loan in early January, and he looked good when he playred against Newcastle.

The 7 times capped Iceland International was at Hoffenheim while Demba Ba was there, so we ‘re sure the Newcastle officials have talked to the Senegal striker about how good this youngster is.

Sigurdsson has tried to update the press on his potential transfer status:

“There is no news – but I am not worried about it, I am just focused on my next game. But my thoughts haven’t changed; I’ve told Hoffenheim what I want to do next season and that’s play in the Premier League so hopefully things can get sorted in the summer.”

He moved to Swansea to get more games, since he wasn’t playing enough after coming back from injury, but he has now been such a hit in England it seems that Hoffenheim will be willing to sell.

But whether Newcastle can get this last to Tyneside, we don’t know, but he would be an excellent player and probably well worth the 10M.

What do you think?

14 comments so far

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s looked a really good player in the PL this season and can see someone paying the £10m for him…just not sure we will.

    Anyone think he’ll get any games at Manchester Utd? I can see some mid-table team with ideas they’re better than their position buying him, the likes of Sunderland, Villa (if they stay up) etc.

    Be a nice addition if we could get him though.

    Didn’t see the Wigan game, only the lowlights, but it certainly looked like we were outclassed on the day. Saw some good chances from us that on any other day would have gone in. It wasn’t to be. No need for mass panic, these upsets happen during a season. Let’s pick our heads up and get ready for Chelsea, it’s going to need 100% from all players to get something from this game. HWTL

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Not for £10M !!!

  • Londtoon

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Young Lampard.. Or Old Vuckic? 😉

  • LewSpi

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #4

    This guy has an incredible goal scoring record for a midfielder, I’ve had to check numerous times, from different sources, to see that he actually does play there.

    1 goal in every 2-3 games is outstanding for a 22 year old;
    lampard only had 1 in 6 up until he was about 24,
    ZIDANE had 1 in 4ish up until he was 24 aswell. Mad.

  • LewSpi

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #5

    And he’s scored At every single club he’s been at, it’s not just a one off. Am I missing something?


    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Yes to the player as for the price tag depends on the transfer budget and how highly he is rated by Pards (not so much Carr as I assume he does mainly over seas scouting but who knows).

    Think that Corgnet is more likely though and a outside chance of Martin if relegation hits his team and they have to sell cheaper

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #7


    first half, very poor, the same as we were at fulham and spurs and every time we colaps

    second half, with a bit of luck, we would have scored a couple,

  • pbNcl

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #8

    Na can’t see this lad ending up here, would be an excellent addition but the big spenders will be sniffing about, and we do our business on a less frantic expensive scale.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 30, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9


    irecon the same, vuckic could be class, just needs games, he has an eye for goal

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Catchy…Seemed that way. Oh well, overall, it’s still been a fantastic season…it’s great to know we’re guaranteed EL, this result would have been gut retching if we were still hunting for points (I know we need them for CL, but I hope you get my point) 🙂

  • CODARM (The poster formely known as Ibizatoon)

    Apr 30, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone know when the club says they’re bringing in lots of new youth players, what age group this would fall between? I’m guessing anyone 20+ would need to be chasing a 1st team spot?

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 30, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Good player but 10M is a lot when we have carr who can find them for half the price.

    Off topic, I really think Mike Dean should be investigated over taking charge of NUFC matches. 3 times now he has failed to show a red. Luiz’s pull back on Ba, Cattermole’s braindead challenge on Tiote and Alcaraz’s blatant hand ball after already being booked.

    I remember years ago we played Boro and you may as well have put Dean in a red shirt. I would say Dean’s cost us at least 3 vital points this year, but the refs never get called on to have to explain themselves.

  • pbNcl

    Apr 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #13

    This is the annoying thing about transfers, everybody goes mental. The media create such a bloody hype its annoying. We get linked with everybody, and now due to our success, everybody’s gonna be linked with our players.

    Its a breath of fresh air how we’ve went about our business of late

  • RonVanDam

    Apr 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #14

    We should get this guy. Y have 1 “vukic” when u can have 2 = more attack


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