Newcastle After German International Midifleder


There is news in the local papers today that Newcastle are again interested in Aaron Hunt of Werder Bremen, who has a German father and an English mother, and the first reported interest in the player was about a month ago.

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And it’s not too surprising that Newcastle are interested in the 27 year-old, who was born in Goslar, West Germany and has been at Werder Bremen since 2001 – because his contract runs out in June, when he will become a free agent.

The 6′ tall 3 times capped German International midfielder has played 335 times for the German club with 73 goals and 54 assists, which is a good record in what is a good league., not too dissimilar to the Premier League and rated the third best league in Europe behind Spain and England.

The Journal is reporting today that Newcastle have renewed their interest in the midfielder, and maybe that’s a move in case Yohan Cabaye is sold in the summer?

This is what Hunt had to say about a potential move:

“So far there have been no calls, not even with other clubs,” “The end of January, beginning of February, it will be more specific. If Werder are pushing for a quick decision, I would be set quickly.”

“It is then decided in February or March if I renew with the club or leave.” “That someone is at a club for so long hardly happens. I am glad that Bremen appreciate me so.”

“I do not say that by no means will I leave the Bundesliga. But when it comes to change, I would appeal to more foreign countries.

Newcastle will likely face competition for the player from both Stoke City and Southampton, and it would be a change to have a German International in the squad, which we haven’t had for a while now.

The last German International we signed was back in the summer of 1998 when we signed Dietmar Hamann from Bayern Munich for £5.5M, and he did very well in his first season.

But then he left Newcastle for Liverpool after just one season on Tyneside – and we got £8M for him – so at least we made a profit on the lad.

What do you think of Aaron Hunt?

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127 comments so far

  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Slank – You are so out of order. Insensitive and childish.

    It’s stupid posters like you writing this kind of dribble that keep decent, intelligent people away from this blog.

    You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself. We are all fully aware of the health issues Ed Harrison has gone through, and is still dealing with right now.

    Shocking.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Pardew’s Record against City For NUFC

    2010 – L – 3-1
    2011 – L – 3-1
    2012 – L – 2-0
    2012 – L – 3-1
    2013 – L – 4-0
    2013 – L – 4 -0

    Getting Worse

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    HD

    at least we will see a good few goals this weekend then…look at the positives

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Torq

    I agree with you on the point about Ed’s health.

    But that article was so not good at all.

    Some articles on the blog have been terrible and million miles away from the headlines

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    ‘………and maybe that’s a move in case Yohan Cabaye is sold in the summer.’

    Maybe? Maybe? Why maybe? Why wait for Cabaye to leave before replacing and prices go up? It’s madness!

    Rumours about Cabaye’s desire to leave I know, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire and we shouid be bringing players in in anticipation of what is likely to be.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #6

    HD

    I have said the same in articles being a bit sensationalist…but i guess it’s to get more page views, will attract more people when they search google for newcastle stories.

    Not perfect but will maybe get a few more to join the blog and contribute opinions.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    lesh

    we should be bringing players in with similar or better quality to cabaye…if he goes we have a replacement, if he does we sell say gosling or marv and then have a better guy on the bench/squad

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #8

    I agree about the sensationalist headlines not being factual, but the need to get personal was totally uncalled for, given the situation.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #9

    torq

    100% agree with that, it’s out of order.

    any news on remy cabella?

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  • sweendog

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    interesting we are linked with Gueida Fofana and Cabella .. looks like we are covering for Cabaye leaving IMO… which is the right thing to do .. lets see if they can actually do it with our negotiator being JFK

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  • Toon1978

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s quite sad that it will be a year this month since our last permanent signing and it could be longer if Ashley fails to invest in this window also. The lack of ambition from our owner is shocking to say the least. We are very strong in central midfield and in defence but we seriously lack width and also in need of a striker or two. Still a long way to go before the window shuts but from last Sunday, my hopes of signing has dismissed. From SSN reporting that Ashley has sanctioned 4 signings this winter then we hear from the meeting that we may not invest at all.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    theres a breaking point with me and unfortunatly i’ve reached it >.<

    i really am scared we wont sign anyone so i wish they would just pay that little extra and get both gomis for 2mil+1mil and pay a fee for luuk to end the situation.

    forfana looks awsome and so does that other young lad from sochaux but rumours rumours rumours who knows what to believe.

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  • south coast toon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #13

    well not getting my hopes up to beat city so wont be to disapionted if we loose they seem to score six for fun,
    just waiting now for the surprise signings same as last jan and the one before, no idea on cisse coming in
    last jan had never heard of grouffon and what a bargin 1mil,and the others all good so im not worried if not big names
    is remy cabbela worth 14 mil

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    @13 south

    i agree whoever we sign tends to be very good for the team but i just wish they could do it a little more and stretch for those last few weak links.

    no idea on cabella only seen youtube and looks a lot better than arfa with great team play but reading between the lines i can see me getting frustrated at his diving.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #15

    Torq
    Spot on re slank pathetic and needless insult

    Don’t know much about this lad, was very highly rated a few seasons back, can’t hurt to have some natural width in the squad

    Also Torq, that Forfana(?) lad, isn’t he another CDM?
    Really don’t want to see anymore defensive minded players unless it’s not a natural CB

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s never called for to be personal like Slank was! NEVER!

    …if he was my son I know what I would be doing 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #17

    south coast
    Cabella is a great player, still young and learning but is a very intelligent number 10, great range of passing great pace the only thing he needs is to bag a few more goals but he more than makes up for that with the amount he creates

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #18

    @15 tads

    forfana is a cdm but a very discaplined one that stays on his feet and does not give many fouls away. his reading of the game is superb for such a young lad also but he brings a lot of pace/strength to the attack also as he’s up and down the pitch all game ofc he’s used well at his club though so hard to know if he will adapt or not.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #19

    toonarmydownsouth

    HBA is a great no 10, some hoaw pardew sees him as a winger

    cisse was a good CF , some how pardew seen him as a winger

    sissoko is a good box to box MF, some how pardew sees him as a winger

    il give you 100 quid if the kid came, he would end up on a wing

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  • south coast toon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #20

    down south
    seems to be the the final balls in we lack but at that sort of money there must be better buys ozil would have done
    think we need 2 creative goalscorers who dont give the ball away and are aware of everyone else on the pitch,and 2 strikers , although i must say grouff is wading in with his share of the goals and probably be a bigger miss than ben arfa would
    wish ashley would just go with carr for a week and get his cheque book out as transfere windows are getting worse for the health lol

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #21

    To be honest I wouldn’t be surprised if we sign no one this month, it’s always difficult to get any value in Jan and given we’re pretty much safe from relegation and have nothing else to go for it seems unlikely.
    Does Ashley want to push on for top six …. probably not if it means having to spend 15 million quid or so as it’s not financially viable to enter the Europa and it’s highly doubtful we’ll ever manage top four

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #22

    Be careful they are not too creative or they will just end up on the bench at best 😉

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    All these potential summer signings are great… but we still need a goal scorer and some CB cover NOW. We made one youth signing and one loan signing last summer, surely there is a few quid down the back of the cushions on Mashleys sofa to spend on a couple of bodies?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #24

    mindshaft

    why though…why can’t he want to progress to improve the side.

    might as well go for europe (might only be 5th that gets it depending on who wins the cups). We have a decent squad now, remember pretty much our reserves with a couple first team players got through the group stage, and now we have an extra 5 players compared to then.

    So surely we can at least just do that again if we get europe?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #25

    We are also still in need of a tactical coach with a playbook bigger than a A4 page 😉 …and with more than one of two tactics (though they always seem to look alike)

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #26

    jesper

    not if they work hard too 😉

    saw negrado getting back to support the defense for man city even when winning 5-0 at the time and he still managed a hattrick…just came back at the right times

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Insensitive comment from Slank sure, but I hardly think it was malicious. Torq – I think you should take your own advice and not get personal there, many people say comments like “you should get your head looked at”, he just worded it in an unfortunate way.

    See it as a positive sign that Ed hasn’t provided an update on his health for some time. No news is good news and all that! I’m sure Ed would prefer to just get on with his life with no different treatment to any of the rest of us.

    And sorry Ed…that article was utter tripe…sure we might not sign anyone, but then a meteor might destroy Newcastle next week too…

    MA has always signed players if they are available for the right price. If someone comes up this month, then we will look to sign them, simple as that. if none of our targets are available for the price we want to pay, then we won’t.

    If we put it out there that we’re desperate to sign 4 players, don’t you think the sellers’ prices go up?!

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #28

    well..lets not forget ashley recieved and extra 20-40mil through tv rights when everyone spend theres before the season and that should be pure profit from last year if we made 3mil as a club last time.

    wonder if he will be using that money for the club ????

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #29

    TS…you cannot have it all mate 😉

    …most teams want both kind of players – we don’t! (try asking Ameobi to up the technical aspect of his play…or Tiote for that matter 😉 )

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #30

    any owner with ambition would be ecstatic that his budget team beat chelsea spurs and man u. and would glady bring in new recruits this month any owner cept ours that is

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #31

    TDS

    do you find it annoying we were ok to sign gomis for 8mil but a few 100k agent fee put us off, not we can get him for 2mil we wont pay the extra 1mil in fees….i get the principle but that’s the world they operate in these days, just have to accept it sometimes.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    It goes both ways doesn’t it? 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #33

    TS…Benny would more assist in that team as well and Negredo would get jack sh*t in our team 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #34

    jesper

    but some players are limited by technical ability, there is no excuse for not working hard for the team, you could take anyone off the street and get them physically fit enough to run up and down all day but couldn’t get them to be technically good enough

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #35

    croftus5678

    WRONG

    NUFC will receive an extra £20-40M at the end of this season.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #36

    jesper

    steve harper was on radio newcastle the other night and said HBA doesn’t train hard enough….there is no excuse for that.

    he is paid a wage to train and play, got to put effort in to both…maybe that’s why pardew doesn’t forgive him of things he forgives others of?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #37

    TS…lesser players have always compensated for what they lack in abilities with hard work!

    …what some players showcase in abilities has taken a lot of hard work and grit and should not be underestimated mate!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #38

    TS…explain hard enough?

    …like I said some players compensate for what they lack in abilities with hard work! Maybe Benny finds Pardew’s training unchallenged? I went to school with a few lads who didn’t find school a challenge (some called them lazy)

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #39

    TS

    In good negotiations, you set an absolute upper limit on what the item is worth. So in this case, JFK should have sat down with the likes of Carr, Pardew and Ashley to discuss their priority transfer targets and decide what their initial offer will be and what their maximum offer is. A good negotiator simply walks away once you get to that maximum point. The same could be said for Gomis, if he was that bothered to join us, then he could waive a bit of his signing on fee here, or reduce his wages a bit there. But he doesn’t. Fact is, I don’t even think Gomis wants to join us and there are plenty more strikers available.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #40

    * unchallenging (or what the word is 🙂 )

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