Newcastle Ready To Pay Out £10M For England Boy Wonder

We had reported on Friday morning that Newcastle are one of at least ten Premier League clubs who are interested in 18 year-old Will Hughes of Derby County.

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Will Hughes – Newcastle in the lead for top England U21 International

And there’s news in the Daily Mirror on Saturday as a follow on to the news, that Newcastle may be in the lead to sign the England U21 International, and are willing to pay out £10M for the youngster, and then loan him back to Derby County for next season, so he continues to get first team appearances.

That seems a good deal for Newcastle, because the club has learned that good youngsters need first team games to develop, and they don’t necessarily get that playing in the Newcastle U21 side.

And it seems a good deal for Derby County and manager Nigel Cough too, as the Midlands club get the cash up front, and yet will have him still playing for the club next season.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City are also said to be keen on the top England youngster, but it seems that Newcastle are about to make the first move for the midfielder.

Will Hughes’ contract at Derby now extends through 2016, but Newcastle must have faith in this lad to put down big money for an 18 year-old, but of course in a couple of years he could worth twice the £10M fee.

We have to hope this news is accurate, and it would be a coup for Newcastle if we can sign the youngster – but we wonder if he would spend the whole of next season at Derby, or there will be some provision in the deal, for Newcastle to bring him back to Newcastle, say in January.

This would seem like a good long term signing for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

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26 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Being caught going down on Clare Balding is too good for Ashley.

  • Mark the Mag

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #2


  • lesh

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #3

    And where would this leave Adam Campbell??

  • toonking

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #4

    it will be a good signing for us and if he were to be sent out back to derby next year will continue to build his XP as he would be starting much for us as we have already got anita cabaye tiote sissoko and bigi all ahead of him.

  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #5

    £10M for a championship youngster, stinks of conor wickham this

  • Newcastle for alltid

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #6

    It would be nice loaning him back to Derby to get him prepared for playing in the Championship for us in the 14/15-season 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #7

    That is the most ridiculous headline I have ever read on this blog !

  • toonking

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #8

    brown ale not every lower division player is rubbish alex oxlade chmberlin arrived from Southampton.
    lesh he is not a forward he is a midfielder.

  • jayphoto

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #9

    The girlfriends nephew was in the county academy side with will hughes! Says hes got a great attitude, always wants the ball and reckons hes like an english xavi in style! Downside is apparantly its an injoke how slow he is, really struggles to get around the pitch! Also reckons Mason Bennett is the better player from Derby and that everyone at the club is for sale as they are struggling for finances!

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #10


    Im struggling to measure up your logic here.

    So if we lose some top players then we will be better next season for it? After what we have witnessed this season having our best players missing half of the season? Come on.

    The real reason we finished where we did is because Colo, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Cabaye missed half of last season. Mostly at the same time. And we also missed Taylor for a hefty spell. Williamson is awful. These players struggled for consistency all season.

    We didn’t have the quality as back up until January, and even then, trying to settle five players who do not speak English into a forecoming relegation battle is a massive job in itself.

    Our players would not be coming out in interviews saying they love it here and so on if there was any hatred towards the management.

    If players want to leave they will, but it won’t be because they hate Pardew or the playing style. It will be because they have a better opportinity or Mike deems it an off to good to be refused.

    Just about every player has gave interviews about how they love it here in Newcastle. It dosn’t mean they will stay if a better offer comes along, but I doubt they would be saying such things if there was a bust up or split in the dressing room.

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #11

    That performance by Debuchey against Liverpool encapsulates just how precariously placed this side is.

    A tip top pro losing all discipline out of sheer frustration and disappointment is just one manfestation of a far deeper malaise that surely can’t be overcome and put behind us simply because the season ends.

    I’m expecting change and upheavel this close season and I think we need it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Toon prodigy,
    I’m struggling to see how anybody could be happy to take 15/20M for Cisse when we have absolutely nobody near him in class or goals at the club and hero worshipped him for half a season, we were so short in January I’d have liked to have seen Danny Graham come in.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #13

    I don’t really think we are in a position to be spending 10 mill on youngster and sending him back out on loan to be honest?

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Minus the addition of a top notch out and out winger, this squad looks excellent to me, but the skill and quality of the players is less of an issue now than their focus and desire to play for Newcastle and Pardew after the debacle of last season.

    What these players say publicly and our natural instinct to hope for the best won’t amount to a hill of beans if we don’t weed out any who’ve lost their belief and commitment for the job at hand.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #15


    I’d like to see him stay, so long as we get the right person in to suit him. I’d love a fast intelligent clinical finisher to create some space for him, take defenders away from him. He is lethal give him half a yard around the box.

    If we are willing to sell him for 20 million then we must be looking to re-structure the whole forward line. 2 proven quality strikers would have to be brought in with experience, and maybe a third as back up on top.

    Mike loves to treble his money.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #16

    One would think you were a pupil of Arisotle himself.

  • Toon! Toon!

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #17

    In his picture, he definitely looks like he could sentence Ned Stark to death 🙂

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #18


    At the minute they are all talking a good job, thats the best we can hope for as a supporter. They all want to put these wrongs right what was witnessed last season.

    I’v seen players say they want to stay and they love the Toon in the past, then take off for more money and ambition. Ba springs to mind.

    If there is hatred towards management though, and if they are really upset about where they are, I’v never witnessed these sort of interviews.

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 1, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #19

    Reet, now you’re straight out taking the piss, but it is a deep well we find ourselves immersed in, that’s true enough.

  • Sav

    Jun 1, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #20

    For 10 mil? A skinny kid with 2 goals and no experience? And we lend him back…?
    Rubbish story.
    Mashley may be many things, most of them bad, but being completely stupid with his money is not (NOT) one of them.

  • Charlietoon

    Jun 1, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #21


    As one is a striker and one is a midfielder I dont think it would make any impact on the team at all


    Jun 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #22

    While i can see the logic of investing Money in prospective young signings, with a view to future signings?

    Would it not be a better idea to invest in our own fisdt team squad first ?

  • sphinxhunter

    Jun 1, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Not for 10M, maybe 5M, esp if loaning back to Derby.

  • Preqwal

    Jun 1, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Love it! Pards comes out at the end of the season and blames our finishing position on lack of experience, yet he seams to be after in-experienced, promising youngsters!

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 1, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #25


  • widowmagandapoke

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #26

    , but of course in a couple of years he could worth twice the £10M fee.
    Why do we seem to be caught in the trap of selling on fees being more important than what a player will bring to the club?


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