Newcastle Ready £5M Bid For England U21 Winger


There is a report in SportDirect News that Newcastle United are ready to bid for former Swansea winger and striker Scott Sinclair, who moved to Manchester City last summer, but it’s been a terrible move for the England U21, who has also played for the Great Britain side in the Olympic Games.

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Scott Sinclair – Manchester City winger

Newcastle are said to be readying a £5M bid for the skilled Englishman, and that may be enough to convince City to sell, although West Brom are also said to be after the 24 year-old.

But Newcastle could be in the driver’s seat, since West Brom are only offering a loan deal, and Manchester City and the player himself want a permanent move.

If this news is true, then Newcastle could well be successful, and we think Scott would be a good acquisition for Newcastle, although it would probably mean the club would give up on 21 year-old winger Tom Ince of Blackpool.

One advantage Sinclair has over Ince, in addition to being cheaper, is that he’s proved he can play well in the Premier League.

Sinclair played 40 times with 8 goals for Swansea the season before last, after helping the Welsh club to promotion the previous season with 27 goals in 50 appearances in the Championship.

Scott started his career at Bristol Rovers as 9 nine year-old, and then moved to Chelsea in 2005, and he went on loan to a number of clubs before finally leaving the London club for a move to Swansea in August three years ago for £1M.

We think Scott would be a decent buy for Newcastle at £5M, although Manchester City are asking £6M, but it’s a very decent bid by the Tyneside club, and an agreement on the fee should be able to be worked out.

Southampton are another Premier League club who are rumored to be interested in the England U21 International.

It was interesting yesterday that Alan Pardew said he thought Newcastle needed more Englishmen in the squad.

What do you think?

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401 comments so far

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Blancs comment:

    “For the moment, he’s at Newcastle. I also read that Tottenham are interested in him. Newcastle, Tottenham, or Paris – I hope that he’ll still be at a big club in September.”

    What gets me about this is why mention a player who is under contract at a club in this fashion?

    Seems to me Blanc has an agenda.

    Sinclair yes please.

    Young, hungry, skillfull, not shy of taking a player on and has a point to prove.

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Good Player

    Get him in and Obertan out.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #3

    not sure really. can flatter to deceive at times.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #4

    was blanc not asked directly?

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Not to fussed on Sinclair to be honest.

    Decent player, good price and a English option but he reeks of a player that would prefer to be a big fish in a small pond continuously overachieving despite the lack of quality around him. He’s a Villa/West Brom/West Ham type player and I prefer us to go for a player like Diego Capel who has better qualities and is available at the same price (according to reports)

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Sinclair ‘flopped’ at Man City last season. Why would we be so desperate to buy a flop when you lot all want to ditch Tiote, Jonas and Cabaye after last season.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #7

    If he plays on the left, he just has to be a better option than Jonas, surely??

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #8

    YES YES for Sinclair. Why are we waiting….get in and get him signed up please. Impatient is to light a word for the signing of this kid…quality!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Felipe,

    Flopped? He only got two opportunitys iver the course of the season.

    Money-bags City.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Sinclair is a cracking little player
    Shame this is on sports direct news might as well say drunk hobo in Manchester town centre claims Sinclair on verge of move

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Over*

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  • Jackel001

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Sinclair didn’t even get his chance so how can you say he “flopped”? I’d be VERY happy if we got him, world cup year and he’d want to impress. I said from the start him or ince all day and for £5/6 million you cannot complain.

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  • scout

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #13

    I’d beat Spider-Man’s record from last season.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Felipe
    Flopped at citeh? Yeah that’s the same as flopping at Newcastle
    Mancini had no idea how to rotate a squad hence them crashing out of every competition
    He looked cracking when actually given the chance

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  • luke.r

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #15

    He didnt flop at city.

    He struggled to get into a team where the manager didn’t play wingers.

    That and the fact he was up against the likes of David Silva and Samir Nasri.

    He’s a good player and would do well for us.

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  • scout

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #16

    EXACTLY what we need.
    Common Cyril sign him up boss

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Have SD News ever been right about anything?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Tom ince has a 2 game ban after accepting a misconduct charge. If we buy him, wait until blakpool have played 2 more games 😀

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Not my word. Just read the headline ‘West Brom are confident they can persuade Sinclair they are the place for him to revive his career after flopping at the Etihad Stadium last term’.

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #20

    Tads you crack me up. Now Mancini is a rubbish manager too! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #21

    Get the big black van on the motorway to collect him Joe

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #22

    He was so cracking he was dropped for the next game…

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  • luke.r

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Felipe

    yeah but then you went on to back up the headline with your own opinion…

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Luke.r

    Funny you should say that… neville and caragher on ss1 just now were discussing citehs narrower attack compared to manures wide atrack, and how navas will change things. They will play wider this season, whether that means they will want to keep sinclair or not i dont know.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Lads, have a look through the training session photo’s on the link. I think we underestimate how strong a squad we really have. The unwashed back us to go down and them to finish 8th…..deluded bunch of trollops they all are. They forget ALL these foreigners they have bought need time to settle. I think they have signed to many at once so i am hoping this is their downfall and plummet out of the EPL. I can’t stand the gitts lol. Back to the true NE team, you will see the quality we really have and i think we can get a top 10 finish with these lads. 🙂 HWTL!!

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/News/Gallery/0,,10278~3341710,00.html

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  • jimBOB

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #26

    defo get him, young, English and faster than Jonas, just keep building the squad with players like this lad, he was no flop in the GB side! also 28 goals in 82 games for the Swans, so he has the potential

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Sorry Luke. Hadn’t intended to give an opinion on Sinclair. Was just amused how the neggers on here have written off most of our players only to jump at the chance of someone who ‘didn’t do very well’ last season. It’s all typical xbox/championship manager football.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Better link..click on Remy 😉

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/Home

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  • stu mel

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #29

    anyone else feel blancs, playing a game with us, stir thing up to get his man on the cheap or something, what was PSG involvement in the gomis fall threw. I think i little bit of chest beating maybe going on between the clubs.
    ok id give JFK a bottle of vocka and send him in for desuctions that would teach the little stirrer, maybe that could be the role of Joe the guard dog. you want are player then you have to go throw a drunk Joe

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  • luke.r

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Markaccus

    yeah city will defiantly change up with the new manager and it would make sense for them to keep sinclair now. Navas will have a great season.

    I dont think Sinclair is good enough to get into a City team. That doesn’t make him a bad player and i really do think he will fit into our squad nicely.

    All summer I’ve seen him linked away and City haven’t put a stop to the rumors so I assume he is on his way out.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #31

    We should as PSG for Sakho plus 10 million then he can have Cabaye. Then we should go in for Macarthy.

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  • Felipe

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Sign him up then six months later we’ll all be saying how rubbish he is and how we should sign ******** instead.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #33

    At five million Sinclair is under valued. Something rings very true about the Toon offering that.

    He won’t leave for any less than 6.5 mil.

    Can we extend the transfer window for Mike and Joe please.

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  • stu mel

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Scott Sinclair that price yes i would go over 7m really, newcastle probs wont ever

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  • luke.r

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Felipe

    I know what you mean, but the players you mensioned, the likes of Tiote, Jonas and cabaye really did flop last season.

    Sinclair just didn’t get a chance to play. I cant really see that as a flop. He just went to a club that was too big for him and was never allowed to play anyway.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Felipe
    If you can show me where I said Mancini was a bad manager by all means feel free
    Show me an argument where he coped well with squad rotation and keeping the massive who’s at in citeh in check
    He cracked under player pressure and lost the dressing room

    I suppose rodwell is a flop as opposed to a great player that was wasted under Mancini

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Luke

    He is still young so if he is in thier future plans the loan deal to wba makes sense (unfortunately). You are right he is not ready for the first team yet considdering the awsome quality of player ahead of him. This might hold his career back, so in that case, a move to us permanently makes sense, as he will get much more game time. He is wasted in citehs reserves

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #38

    Not good enough for us. We shouldn’t just sign English players for the sake of it. They’re not enough decent english players available at the moment. The only english players I’d be interested in us signing would be Rooney, Adam Johnson, Walcott, Oxlade Chamberlain, Gary Cahill and maybe Micah Ricahrds in a few years. But lets face it, we aren’t going to go for these players. Mcmanaman is the most sensible option.

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #39

    Pretty sure wba are on the verge of a loan deal for him. I’d be surprised if we got him.

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #40

    toonarmydownsouth

    I feel any young English player that signs for City are making a very bad decision. Milner, A.Johnson, Sinclair,Rodwell all quality players that could do a job anywhere else in the EPL but city and their greed want to stagnate any competition by buying all the best players. What i would give to see both Rodwell and Sinclair here is no ones business haha, two very good player that really need to move on for their own sake and careers.

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