Newcastle Interested In Coventry City Top Young Midfielder


Sky Sports News is reporting that Newcastle are planning a move for Coventry City’s young star Gael Bigirimana.

Gael Bigirimana – 18 year-old Coventry midfielder

The Burundian-born Congolese football player is 18 years old and plays in midfield, and he has so far played 26 times for Coventry with 16 starts.

Newcastle are thought to be bringing in a number of top young players this summer, to build up their Development squad, so this report could well be accurate.

As many as 12 current Development players are leaving the club when their contracts expire at the end of June, and Newcastle have already had some top young players on trial on Tyneside.

The 18 year-old is very highly rated, but Coventry manager Andy Thorn is desperate to keep City’s talented youngsters together, as he hopes to bring the club straight back up to the Championship next season.

Coventry were relegated last season, when they finished second bottom of the Championship with 40 points.

But it appears the Magpies are keen on the youngster, who won the Championship’s Apprentice of the Year award for last season, and he beat Crystal Palace’s Jonathan Williams and Reading’s Jordan Obita for the award.

The same award was won by Ipswich striker Connor Newton in the previous year – with Connor now on Sunderland’s books.

This report could well be true, and it will depend on whether Newcastle can agree a suitable fee with Coventry for the player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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196 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #1

    I broke this news, well! after SKY. Ed you are an 👿

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Sign him up now before somebody steals him!

    Everyone is so focused on nufc transfers nowadays due to our success rate that we can no longer guarantee stealing a march on our rivals.

    Cmon nufc get the summer business done now!!!!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #3

    I broke a fart…is that note worthy? 🙂

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Bit slow on uptake today Ed but definitely the type of young player we need at such a young age he has already proven himself to be a very adept player. Lots of Cov fans seem very upset if they lose him.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Beattie

    Why did you copy and paste my comment on the last post. I’ll get you done plaguerism ;P

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Supatoonkid

    Why did you copy and paste my comment on the last post. I’ll get you done plaguerism ;P

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Wow twice that’s happened now.

    I guess great minds think alike.

    Also are you lot forgetting the time difference and the fact Ed lives in the USA?

    That’s why he is slow on the uptake, he’s been asleep and it’s like 8 am over there or sommat!

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Beattie

    You cheeky sod, I expect it’s cos you agree that my opinion is the best.

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Supatoonkid

    Your opinion is the best to that I agree but I also like your style.

    Consider me your tribute act if you will!

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  • gonz

    May 28, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10

    JFA,

    Just to clear something I had written on an earlier post which seemed to cause a debate about supporting England. First of all I’m not English. If I were then I would support them no matter what.
    Being that I’m not English is why I said I’ll be supporting the Newcastle players and the French team.
    Not everybody who supports Newcastle or reads this blog is English.

    As far as England goes, Hodgson has made some terrible choices. Downing/Kelly/Carroll/Terry just aren’t good enough IMO. For me it should have been Sinclair/Sturridge/Richards/Ferdinand

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Hey guys?

    Does anybody go on match.com?

    Is it any good?

    xxxx

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Beattie…But I thought you were an original? One of a kind? There’s no sense to the world anymore

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Beattie…Nope. Is it football or dating?

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Transfer Central TNC ?@TransferNewsCen
    Around an hour left till Eden Hazard announces on twitter where he’s headed #staytuned #MUFC #CFC #MCFC -RA.

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  • Indian Magpie

    May 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #15

    as a nufc supporter do i dare

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m English but when you have list pride you are nothing but a being fraught with solitude due to the lack of national identity.

    It is times like this I turn to my Scottish blood and call on the ancestors of auld to bathe me in pity and wash away my love for Harry, England and ST George

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Beattie

    For real my friend that is a great honour because you are my favourite on the blog and I believe your opinions are the best. I suppose it’s because our great minds think so alike

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh have you lads seen Alan Smith is discussing a permanent deal with MK Dons according to Sky

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibizatoon hast this returneth to thu original name?

    I cannot see clearly due to my mobile connection but tis it true?

    If so then maybe, just maybe I can remember who I am. This fragile beast that layeth before thee is no beast at all just a humble man with monstrous features. Be not afraid for only the adder bites and I am merely a hedgehog!

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Supatoonkid

    This is turning into a bromance and people may begin to talk so we should stop this flirtation so in the famous words of Ron Burgandy, I want to be on you!

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #21

    Supatoonkid

    I like they way you’re put together

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Seriously though Supatoonkid

    You, like me, are often right and we share many similar thoughts and ideas. You sir are a top blogger.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Beattie

    You got it bro, we’ll keep this under locks but then unite in our opinions as I see this more as an alliance than that of a bromance.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Beattie…Original name. Original views. Positivity remains the same.

    Beattie the hedgehog? Love it.

    “I know that one day Veronica and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and there’s going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and you won’t be invited.”

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Beattie

    Exactly, I see some strange twisted opinions on this site: from wanting to sell Ba to placing Santon out on the right.

    We as the optimists on the blog must join together in this alliance and crush the pessimists and the Mackums. Today is a good day let the Beattie25-SupaToonKid Alliance commence!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Wait wait wait….Beattie as the optimist? My work here is done.

    My Padawan, you are now a master. MasterBeattie25

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  • graham cwarr

    May 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Beattie we never did do lunch! Now i see you’re moving on? That cuts deep. It hurts so much

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Cwarr…Don’t take it personally. He’s the blog bicycle don’t you know 😉

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    May 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #29

    On the subject of “marketing” our image in Korea etc (brought up in the last article)

    If we wanted to do that, we should really look at
    – Keisuke Honda
    – Atsuto Uchida

    Both very talented players and fit the profile.

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #30

    Hi guys.

    I’m looking to meet a nice girl for a date, some nice food and wine and maybe a spot of rogering.

    I have a gsoh, a fun loving personality and a massive will-I-am man crush.

    I love walking around in my tank top, flip flops and shorts and have a real fondness for out bulls.

    Anyway if you could help me out I’d be thankful.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry…If i’m going to reference Star Wars, I should make an effort.

    Padawan, no longer you are, MasterBeattie25 shall you be known

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    May 28, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Beattie…I’ll admit I was falling madly deeply in love, until…Will-I-Am-A-Twat.

    Come on now 🙂

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #33

    PERCHINHO

    Honda would be a quality signing as we need an attacking midfielder to get us goals (Cabaye is the passing CM, Tioté is the tackling CM so could Honda be the goal CM) but how much would he cost?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    May 28, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #34

    Are we now seeing the return of the infamous lynch mob or the ever so naive everything is great look at the table association 😀 Ohhh dear lord thought we were through with that nonsense.

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  • SupaToonKid

    May 28, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Beattie

    As my Ally I will help you. You must first divulge information on what sort of girl you looking for; looks and personality wise and then let the games begin.

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Graham cwarr

    You were my one night stand, my college experiment, my thunder in the night.

    You held me, you moved me you made me feel whole again. But I used you and for that I am not sorry but I am aware.

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  • JDdubai

    May 28, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Connor NEWTON???????

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  • Beattie25

    May 28, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Supatoonkid

    I like our alliance already. By the way I’m not fussy when it comes to women. As long as they are conscious and over 18 I’m good to go.

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    May 28, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #39

    @SupatoonKid

    Not really sure, but rumor has it that United are willing to offer Berbatov + 4 mill for him.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #40

    Gonz,
    I am aware we have many non English posters here that is why I addressed the Englishmen who chose to support France over England,if I had my way I’d have them displayed in gibbets on the banks of the Tyne.

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