It seems that Newcastle are now willing to meet Blackpool’s price of £8M for highly rated Blackpool winger Tom Ince.
Tom Ince – Newcastle target
But the news in the Mirror is that Newcastle will only bid for Ince, if they sell Yohan Cabaye, and of course Tom is not a like for like replacement for Yohan Cabaye
If Newcastle do sell the Frenchman, they must, with the emphasis on must, replace him with a top central midfielder.
The bad news is that Tottenham are now interested in the England U21 International, and that’s what happens when you delay moving in for a target, other clubs will become interested.
And the Mirror is reporting that Paul Ince, Tom’s famous father and former Manchester United and England midfielder, wants his son to move to a club where he will get regular playing time.
That gives Newcastle an advantage, because it’s more likely he will get more playing time at Newcastle, because our squad is not as strong as the Tottenham squad.
It seems that Newcastle are willing to sell Yohan Cabaye, but only at the right price, and that’s at least £20M.
But it looks like the Tyneside club may be planning on how to use the money they will get for Cabaye, and we could be in for multiple players.
But if the last nine weeks is anything to go by, and the snail’s pace at which Joe Kinnear appears to have carried out Newcastle’s transfer business, we’ll be lucky to sign one player never mind multiple players, and that’s whether we sell Yohan Cabaye or not.
We’d like to be proved wrong on that.
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