Newcastle Reported To Be After Tottenham Winger


We’re sure that Newcastle would like to add more English players, make that British players to their squad, with not one Englishman at the moment in the starting line-up on Tyneside, so we would expect the club to be linked with some home-based  players before the January transfer window rolls around.

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Aaron Lennon – interest from Newcastle?

And there is a report on the Italian web-site CalcioMercato,  that Newcastle may be after Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, who was a target of ours about five years ago.

Aaron started his career at Leeds United, and he’s already played 360 games for Leeds and current club Tottenham, with 30 goals and 66 assists, yet he doesn’t turn 27 until next April. He has 21 caps for England too.

With the new players that manager Andre Villas-Boas has brought in at Tottenham over the summer, there will be increased competition for places at the London club, and it may be difficult for Aaron to get a lot of games this season.

But as always with Newcastle these days, it will depend largely on what transfer fee Tottenham would want for their Leeds-born England International,  and what wages he is on in London.

Aaron Lennon formed a good partnership with Gareth Bale last season, where Aaron was bombing down the right wing and Gareth down the right, but we wonder what his transfer fee would be – and it could be too much for frugal Newcastle – even if this report of our interest turns out to be true.

But he would give Newcastle something different down the wing, although that hardly seems a priority for Newcastle at the moment, with players like Ben Arfa, Loic Remy, Jonas Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi and Sylvain Marveaux, who can all play down either wing.

What do you think?

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78 comments so far

  • pigeon

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Utter horse poop! Where does this nonsense come from! As if he’d wanna sign for us anyway

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Spurs must have been pretty weak down their left side then…

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  • archaeomag

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    ONLY three and a half months till the Window opens – how exciting !!

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  • G

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Lennon was a good player once, but has had 1 serious injury too many in my opinion. Sure, he’s a better player than Obertan (Who isn’t?), but he’s a lot slower than he once was, and his ability to turn has somewhat diminished.

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  • low fell mag

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Canny player ,but not a great lot better than the man we let go, Wayne Routledge

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  • roy

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    He’s pacey but doesn’t score many goals for the amount times he gets into the box.

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  • count

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Diarrhoea

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  • HullMag6

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Looking across north london and since the arrival of ozil. How about Oxlade-Chamberlain? – pardew brought him through at saints. Ticks all the boxes, price could be the sticking point though.

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  • count

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Haemorrhoidectomy

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  • JackButler

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #10

    Wouldn’t we be going into our overdraft if we signed anyone in January?

    Or was that that another white lie?

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    Would be a fine addition but i like benny coming in from the right on his left foot and so i think we need to concentrate on getting a Pacey/trickery left winger. Remy will do as a stop gap but i don’t think he has the pace or the skill for it to be his primary position- he should be playing through the center providing Cisse with competition

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #12

    BonVoyageBenny // Sep 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    It’ll be interesting to see our squad come the end of the season, and where people are playing. At the moment, we have 4 ‘Left Backs’ in our squad; Santon, Dummet, Haidara and Ferguson, out on loan to Birmingham. I reckon Pardew is getting Ferguson into a more attacking role by putting him out on loan. As for the other three, it’s going to be a good battle for the future, they all look very strong characters, and I’m surprised Dummet has got ahead of Haidara, though I suspect his injury stunted his growth as a player.

    Ferguson is clearly a winger and always has been. He was only utilised at LB when we where short.

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  • VanToonMan

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #13

    Quick question guys….with us now playing the 4-3-3 formation again…would people rather the front 3 of
    Remy-Cisse-Ben Arfa like at Villa or….instead….

    Marveaux-Remy-Ben Arfa ?? ie Remy up top and Marveaux left wing with Cisse on the bench.

    Which do you guys think will be more effective?

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  • Spoof

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #14

    His delivery is of a similar standard to Jonas, thanks but no thanks.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #15

    nufc 11 // Sep 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Its very interesting that AP made reference to Bale but refering to Dummet the whole world can see Santon is no LB did you not see how he was caught out for Agbonlahor sitter on Sat (that was the differnce in losing games lst season poor defening) the kid cant defend and is a liability he was at fault for alot of bad mistakes lst year but he gets a pass every time why? He is truly explosive wen played on the right wing and could do a good job protecting the shakey Debuchy but AP over looks him for that posistion and will play Jonas as a protecter anyone heard what has happened to Hiadara hasnt been seen for awhile?

    Santon has been one of the best performers in the team for nearly two season i cant believe the amount of stick the lad gets. He is solid defensively and you dont see him very often get destroyed like Simpson and Debuchy has on a number of occasions already. The problem is he likes to bomb forward and leaves the side exposed but if you look all top full backs do this and it is up to the midfielders to cover the gaps. I must admit though he doesn’t bust his gut to get back into position quickly enough for me.

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  • Spoof

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #16

    VTM

    If Cisse is to be dropped it has to be for Gouffran, Marveaux is useless, he has had over 2 seasons yet you could put all his highlights into a 3 minute video.

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  • JaxtheMag

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #17

    we will be linked with a load of players,but when it comes to paying for them,thats when our interest cools. bulshit.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #18

    Also i would suggest it was just as much as Debuchy or ben afra whoever was meant to be picking up Agbonlahor fault as it was Santons. The lad was in miles of space he should have been picked up even if the cross did come in.

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #19

    Spoof agreed it should be Goof Remy and Benny for me starting up top at hull.

    Cisse is utter garbage at the moment and a total liability i honestly think we would do better with ten men at times.

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  • Spoof

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #20

    Nufc-83

    I wouldn’t read too much into the Agbonlahor chance, no team can go a full 90 minutes without their opponents creating a chance, generally the defence was solid and that is what is important, Debuchy apart from Man City where everyone was outclassed has been good so far this season, he had both Jarvis and Agbonlahor in his back pocket for most of the games, however I do agree with your views on Santon and I have said much the same as yourself on many occasions, people are calling for Cisse to be dropped, for Marveaux never as Marv is hopeless, we could drop Cisse for Gouffran or even put Remy in the middle with Santon on the left of a front 3 with eith Dummett or Haidara as the fullback

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  • Spoof

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #21

    Nufc-83

    can you remember the Sir Bobby Robson teams, he always insisted on having plenty of pace as it is so difficult to defend against, what would Sir Bobby think about a front 3 of Santon Remy and Ben Arfa, I do believe he would lick his lips at the prospect.

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  • VanToonMan

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #22

    Spoof Dummett at LB and Santon LW with Remy up top and Cisse coming off the bench if we need him is a nice idea – would be interesting to see how that would work out.

    In terms of Goofy – I prefer him as an impact sub – don’t think he is quite as effective when he starts the game. But Goofy Cisse Tiote coming off the bench are 3 pretty solid substitutes to have as options when needed!

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  • VanToonMan

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #23

    Funnily enough if we did sign a Striker in the summer (like Lukaku for eg) and a LW – does that mean both Remy and Cisse would be on the bench? LOL Pardew would literally have had a major selection dilemma then!

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #24
  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #25

    @VTM

    That’s the sort of dilemma that we need ha

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  • wynsleap

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #26

    JackButler @ 10
    Now now Jack with questions like that you’ll get the Ashley groupies and his ‘accountants’ after you!

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  • Spoof

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #27

    Vtm

    it would be a selection headache for Pardew, but it would be the type we need, but I wouldn’t get too excited about the possibility, don’t forget who signs or doesn’t sign the cheques as the case appears to be.

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  • HullMag6

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #28

    The ox can play in the hole or lw as he has for England young enough attacking player. Rather him than lennon. If somehow we could afford it.

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  • the_besty_show

    Sep 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #29

    Player is English. Next.

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  • Scottiedog

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #30

    If we played 4-4-2 then yes he could be a very good player for us as he will stick to the wing when Ben arfa like to constantly come in to the middle. But as we are pushing for 4-3-3 now his style would not fit our play.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #31

    wynsleap

    Hahaha, sorry mate, couldn’t help myself 😀

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Scottiedog i wouldn’t be so sure of that the santon seems to have a decent shot on his right foot and can go past people easily enough with the added benefit of being decent in the air when crosses from the right are coming in. I would love to see Santon played in the LW role just to see how he would get on.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Are we allowed an over draft in January ?

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #34

    This is a list of players who have created the most chances this season. Marveaux is joint top even though he’s only played twice and neither of them were for 90 minutes.

    Leighton Baines (EVE) 10
    Sylvain Marveaux (NEW) 10
    Eden Hazard (CHE) 9
    Nacer Chadli (TOT) 9
    Santi Cazorla (ARS) 8
    Adam Johnson (SUN) 8
    Jesus Navas (MCY) 8
    Christian Benteke (AVL) 8
    Theo Walcott (ARS) 7
    Michu (SWA) 7
    David Silva (MCY) 7
    JWard-Prowse (SOU) 7

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  • JackButler

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #35

    The next Mike Williamson

    I would have dropped Cabaye for Marveuax, play him in that central role where he does the most damage

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza- I clearly didn’t express myself very clearly yesterday. I’ll try harder this time-LOL. If ‘poster boys’/ salesmen for the various action groups, call their target recruits to the cause, idiots, morons, cretins etc they are unlikely to be getting many converts. It’s more likely that they would alienate them . This is true for a salesman selling widgets or indeed anything else.

    It would be far better to have those types working behind the scenes on administration and the emotionally intelligent types ( your diplomatic!)
    on the front line winning the hearts and minds.

    You have to persuade not bully. Whether by design or not, the latter seem to be more visible in the pubs. This is from what i have seen and heard. These declared spokesmen and ( a few women ) do seem to be ‘on message’. It’s just not clear what they’re seeking to achieve other than getting Ashley out- we all agree he’s not our ideal boss. But trust
    me I couldn’t see you signing up to what’s currently on offer. Their a rabble.

    I heard that Man U have issued a statement to their supporters giving an explanation of transfer dealings during the window. A little late but good communication. It’s not rocket science.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Question number 1

    If Virgin offered to pay £20M a year for 5+ years to rename our stadium “Virgin Arena” and all of that money was guaranteed to go towards the playing squad, how many people would say yes?

    Question number 2

    If come January both Remy and Cisse have scored 10+ goals and Ben Arfa, Cabaye and Goofy have chipped in with 5+ each, would you still consider a striker as the number one priority signing?

    Question number 3

    Would you rather we gave players like Sammy, Bigi and Dummett their chances in the first team this season or would you rather we had signed experienced back-up?

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  • Spoof

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Stats can be mis-leading, I read somewhere that statistically Mike Williamson was our best defender last season, against Fulham the stats show that we had something like 20+ attempts on goal, but did we really look like scoring until Ben Arfa popped up with that beauty.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #39

    The Next Mike Williamson,
    Where are those stats from? What do they define as “creating a chance” most would include anything that leads to a shot, so some of Marveaux’s 5 yard square passes which were subsequently blazed over from 35 yards would count.

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  • JackButler

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #40

    ToonDarnSarf

    Answer 1 – No, the name St James Park is part of our history and our very identity and cannot simply be sold off

    Answer 2 – Yes a striker has to be the priority as Remy is only here on loan and buying a striker then would allow him the time to settle into the club/league

    Answer 3 – If we have the right manager then those young players will get their chance if they are ready to step up and good enough.

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