Magpies Open Negotiations For Right-Back Nathaniel Clyne


News today that Newcastle have entered negotiations with Crystal Palace, with the view to signing their 21 year-old English U21 International Nathaniel Clyne.

Nathaniel Clyne – Newcastle in move for 21 year-old right back

The news is that Alan Pardew is a big fan of Clyne’s, and Alan is well thought of at Palace and has some good contacts there, after his time managing Reading, West Ham United and Charlton Athletic in London.

Other clubs are said to be interested in Nathaniel, and they include Manchester United, Ajax, Fulham and West Ham, but Newcastle can offer the lad first team football next season at St. James’ Park, and that should appeal to the 21 year-old.

Newcastle want to open up negotiations with Crystal Palace and his representatives at the same time, and they also want to agree compensation with Crystal Palace for their player, and don’t want the fee to have to go to an arbitration board.

While Nathaniel’s contract runs out at the end of June and he becomes a free agent,  Palace are still due compensation because he is under 24.

The Championship club’s co-Chairman Steve Parish had this to say about the youngster:

“We have long since resigned ourselves to Nathaniel wanting to go. It is just a matter of talking to those clubs interested in him and agreeing a fee.”

And Crystal have already brought in a replacement for Nathaniel in former Portsmouth full-back Joel Ward, and it seems that both Crystal Palace and Newcastle hope a fee can be agreed for the 21 year-old.

This is what manager Dougie Freedman had to say,  when asked if the negotiations on the fee for Nathaniel would need to go to a tribunal:

“I don’t think people will do that because they get very nervous with going to tribunals – there is not one set figure,”

“Any responsible club would rather sit down face to face with our chairman and say, ‘let’s thrash a deal out’ if they want the kid. I believe it will go that route, it’s just a matter of seeing what happens.”

“Nathaniel must have ideas where he is going to go, because he has had a very good financial contract put on the table here. To turn that down he must have one or two options.”

We wonder if that offer in front of him is from Newcastle?

And the Magpies are ready to bring in Clyne independent of whether Danny Simpson signs his new deal or not.

So if Newcastle are successful, then Nathaniel will have to battle it out with Clyne for the starting right back position, and that’s good, because  Newcastle want to increase the competition for places all around the pitch for next season.

We think Nathaniel would be a great buy for Newcastle at £4M or anything less than that.

Comments welcome.



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31 comments so far

  • english yeoman

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    get in the bag!

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Tavernier?

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  • Ollieh51

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Would he be our 1st choice for us or Debuchy?

    We still REALLY need a LB too!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Why sign Clyne when we have Tavernier who imo is better as hes stronger defesively and just as good if not better going forward

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #5

    “Nathaniel will have to battle it out with Clyne for the starting right back position”

    That’s a new method. Fight himself for a starting spot…fierce competition 🙂

    Get him in, looks to be a good prospect that’s ready to push the starting 11.

    Heard lot’s of good stuff about Tav, but not really seen anything to know for myself. Hopefully he’ll get some games next season

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Ibiza

    Glad to have you back as your self pal. Notice that I

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  • Colo-Sus

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    never called you anything else….;)

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Clyne is a free agent right and he’s under 24. Humor me here; a championship player under 24 which contract runs out costs £ 4 mil and a French International at 26 costs £ 6,5 mil.

    No wonder we are buying foreigners 🙂

    I wouldn’t pay more than £ 2,5 mil tops for Clyne.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    which = who’s

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  • yorkshireToon

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #10

    4 million for an untested player in the premier league who is ou of contract is way too high, take them to the tribunal no way it woul come to 4 million

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Has any 1 seen tribunal award more than 500k for any 1. so, take any figure with a pinch of salt.

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza – no contest – everyone knows Nathaniel is much better than Clyne.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #13

    The article in Journal said that Clyne is being bought for competition as he may be a natural RB but can play LB as well. It said we will go after Debuchy if or when Simpson leaves.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Colo – It was noted and appreciated 🙂

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Would be a cracking signing imo as for Tav he needs to start pushing for starts and proving himself but not just at League 1 level

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Indian – Sturridge was around 4.5million at a tribunal

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #17

    GT89,

    so, i am wrong, this is an unknown feeling.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Some reports have said we have made an official approach to lille for debuchy and would like the deal done before euro 2012

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #19

    Magpie….I’m not so sure. On his day Clyne would give Nathaniel a good run for his money

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #20

    Im sure Gutierrez was around 7 million at a tribunal aswell might just have been paper talk at the time though

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  • Colo2

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #21

    Don’t understand signing Clyne unless Tav isn’t going to sign a new contract, especially if we are going to sign a senior RB when/if Danny Simpson leaves

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  • mondziu

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #22

    ‘Some reports have said we have made an official approach to lille for debuchy and would like the deal done before euro 2012’

    You all complain about lazy journalism, well that’s some good stuff. If we are after Debuchy, I bet we want to do the deal before the Euro2012! Well done, journo!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #23

    Those of you who have seen a lot of Tav, can you tell us if he’s really that good or is this just another case of a player being a Geordie who we want to succeed?

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  • Wor Shearer

    Jun 1, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #24

    Daniel Sturridge’s compensation package was about £6.5 after all the add-on (goals, international caps etc.).

    The Professional Football Compensation Committee can award ANY fee as compensation…..so it could be a rick.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #25

    Jesper – Tavernier isnt a geordie we signed him from leeds, hes a yorkshire lad and a cracking talent

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 1, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #26

    GeordieToon89

    You think he could be one for the future?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #27

    I’m sure sure if we’ll need to sign. Just imagine us signing Debuchy, Clyne and Cissokho and no centre back/strikers. My first defensive signing would be a centre back and then Aly Cissokho. Hopefully Vertonghen rejects Spurs and comes to us. I’m sure we’d be willing to pay £10m for Jan as he is seen as a must signing (like Cisse).

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #28

    20m to spend – the world is our oyster!

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  • RobertLeeNo.7

    Jun 1, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #29

    Id love to get Clune as a prospect but we need someone of international class to come in at RB straight away surely if we are trying to improve this season.

    Also I’d love us to get Alderwield from Ajax he’s young and faster than Vertongen.

    Fingers crossed Ba doesn’t leave

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  • tenpointnine

    Jun 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #30

    @29 Is that George Clune? A cany actor but a bit old for our squad.
    Agree on Toby Alderweireld though. Very impressed.

    @9 which = who’s = whose

    Sorry, couldn’t resist!

    Funny how a few years ago, there weren’t any famous Belgians, other than the fictional Poirot (what, you mean he isn’t real?).
    Now there is Kompany, Vermaelen, Van Buyten, Mignolet, Fellaini, Hazard, Dembele, Vertonghen, Lukaku and Alderweireld.
    You have to wonder how they didn’t qualify for the Euros?

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  • tenpointnine

    Jun 1, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #31

    ‘Canny’, even!

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