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Newcastle Linked With Manchester United Striker

1:18 pm, Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 76 Comments

There was a report in the Mail over the weekend that Newcastle, who need to sign up to four strikers this summer, are interested in signing England International Danny Welbeck.

Danny  Welbeck

Danny Welbeck – Newcastle interested?

The Mail is reporting that new manager Davide Moyes could allow the 23 year-old to leave this summer, when the transfers both into and out of Manchester United will be crucial to David keeping his job, after a catastrophic first season at the Red Devils.

Danny spent a season on loan at Sunderland from 2010-2011 and in 26 appearances he scored 6 goals, but that shouldn’t (necessarily) stop him from signing for Newcastle. :D

The 6’1″ tall right-footed striker has so far been capped 21 times for England with 8 goals, and there’s no doubt this lad is a good striker – his goal on Saturday at West Brom was first class.

Danny has 29 goals in 128 appearances for Manchester United,  and this season he’s scored 10 goals in 25 appearances, and Danny played for all the England Youth sides, including 14 times for the U21 side with 5 goals.

Certainly Danny would be a welcome addition to the Newcastle ranks, and we could lose all four current strikers at the club this summer – in the worst case scenario.

We’re not sure how much Danny would cost – and since he’s English there would be a premium on his transfer fee and his wages too.

On the web site, he’s valued at around €17K, which is about £14M, which isn’t exactly cheap, especially when Loic Remy is available for £8M.

Of course the other thing is that this report may have no truth to it at all - that’s always a good possibility (probability?) with these reports.

But what do you think – would Danny be a good acquisition for Newcastle United?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target


76 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mag // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    I hope Tudor is okay and makes a welcome return.

  • 2 Kris // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Welbeck and Hernandez; yes thank you, Moyes!

  • 3 Blofal // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    No Thanks.

  • 4 toonking // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    we might as well just keep obatan.

    manchester united don’t let forwards leave when they expecting goals to be scored unless the club is willing to spend money in the £50mil+ range.

  • 5 toonking // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    maybe when sammy returns from injury why not play a 4-3-3 formation


    If we are not likely to be getting remy why waste the chance to see how gouffran armstrong de jong and sammy will manage in a front 3.

    Also the LB for the rest of this season should be left for dummett.

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Mag I know that a lot of us are not on every day but it’s been a couple of weeks with him.

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    As for welbeck would you have him or shola

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    How many goals has welbeck got, he started well at the beginning of the season.

  • 9 toonarmydownsouth // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Shola had a better scoring record than welbeck last season!!

  • 10 ToonMatt // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Shola is better so no thanks. #AshleyOut!!

  • 11 welshgeordie9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    If shola goes I would replace him with welbeck but I wouldn’t pay £14 million for him though

  • 12 welshgeordie9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    In welbecks defense we has doing alright until Rooney or van persie came back from injury.

  • 13 welshgeordie9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    I don’t think shola is better either.

  • 14 beermonkey // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    none starter of a story

    I quite like him as player, useful and now he has added goals to his game, pair young Sammy up with remy and goofy and see if we can add goals to his game

    while I don’t think Sammy will set the world alight he could prove to be a very good squad player and has stepped up this season when played would like to see some goals from him,

    does any1 know if the youth match will be televised

  • 15 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    welbeck is very over rated and would struggle with us…not the worse player but get much more bang for your buck elsewhere

  • 16 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    TDS and Jay (from previous)

    Personally I don’t think giving some of the kids (providing the management think they are capable) is chucking points away. Giving them 20/30 mins at the end of the games could be a reward for the work they have put in for now and give them more inspiration to push on their development.

    Look at dummet…could be seen as madness playing him over santon but he has done as well if not better this year.

  • 17 Ancientcoptic // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    I would feel like crying if we signed Welbeck, not tears of joy either.

  • 18 Ancientcoptic // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Welbeck is the perfect replacement for Shola… replace one clown with another.

  • 19 beermonkey // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:19 PM


    Sammy and dummett both dne well but need more time
    hadiara also done well and deserves time

    bigi last year did really well and looked like he could do really well I know he has had injuries but I cant recall him playing at all this season that wont help his development he is young and English something pards bangs on about

    10 games left plenty time for these players to get some time
    if there ever gonna step up they need to play played in the right way would not hurt the team in any way

  • 20 Graeme // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Dan Gosling has admitted an FA charge with regard to illegal betting – just on Sky News

  • 21 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM


    I agree…even if it’s just 10-30 mins at the end to let them know they are still part of the squad and future.

    I’d have dummet keep his place for the rest of the season, then have sammy coming on as a sub when needed as he has done quite well when given the chance.

    I’d totally write off the likes of tavernier though…too old and not up to scratch, good league 1 or even championship player though.

  • 22 beermonkey // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    what else has he had to do since he joined us

  • 23 dufuss // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Tudor has probably been suspended for match fixing….hahah

  • 24 Ciaran // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    If Welbeck was any other nationality he would not be playing for Manchester United, he would be a bit part player for the likes of Fulham or Norwich – a dreadful player with no football IQ, rubbish feet, pathetic aerial ability.

    He is like Walcott in the sense that the only attribute that he possesses is speed, but that speed serves to hinder him as his gangly legs seem to get in his way more often than not. In Walcott’s defence, he does get much more goals than Welbeck will ever achieve in his career, and I’m astounded that he has even got 10 this season!

    With players like Smalling, Welbeck, Jones and Cleverly supposedly making up the future of the English national team, there can be no complaints when this hapless bunch of misfits crash and burn in the upcoming World Cup as the English media wouldn’t know a semi-decent player if he came up and slapped them in the face.

  • 25 Ciaran // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Or you could look at that the other way, if Welbeck was playing for Fulham or Norwich he would be nowhere near the English national team.

  • 26 tynesidetommo // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Welbeck has the potential to be a class act. He’s got pace, a good shot on him and is intelligent. He’d be great in a black & white jersey.
    Welbeck is the type of player we should be chasing. Well need more than Remy to run the line.

  • 27 Grafton83 // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Dan Gosling is being charged with match fixing. BE very interested to see how this relates to newcastle

  • 28 beermonkey // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    agreed on trav he has had time in the team

    Ferguson he cant get a game at Birmingham nice left foot cross but spent a lot of time injured I thought he could go on to make a decent squad player but with Sammy being played mainly on the left and doin well I would sell him to

    as for vuckic I dunno whats best, think he needs a year injury free and min of championship standard league

    I see lee clark was bigging up that ravel Morrison who he had onloan and old soggy chops git him now at qpr
    there is something in his contract that west ham cant afford to trigger
    would he be a good buy for us
    has an attitude problem but very talanted

  • 29 Grafton83 // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    oh no wait I mis read that, it’s in relation to betting rules. Presumably then he has been betting on the outcome of newcastle games.

  • 30 dufuss // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    worth a punt on Jeremain Lens
    A 25-year-old attacker, a fantastic dribbler with an end product as well.

  • 31 Grafton83 // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Rule E8 apparently:

    “Gosling has admitted breaking Rule E8(b) which relates to gambling on games in which a player is involved or has any influence over.

    The rule states that a player may not “bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on” such games.”

    Hope this happened when he was on loan not at Newcastle.

  • 32 Grafton83 // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    As if these players don’t earn enough they try to suppliment thier income by betting on thier own matches. What a world!!!

  • 33 Sliema // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:44 PM


    Where does it say match fixing?

    He never even plays ffs. It’s betting related, all we know. Don’t go making stuff up.

  • 34 Sliema // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    My apologies Greame.

    Please scratch my last comment!

  • 35 toonking // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM


    although it won’t go down the exact same route as match fixing, I can’t see their being much of a difference between the two really.

    If he is going to put a bet on things like what the score will finish as or who will be the next goal scorer, why spend over £1000 to win a bet of say 10-1 when their is poke tournaments which offer £5000 for just a cost of £55 or online slot casinos which offer prizes of £1 million pound.

    the only type of bet i would think of doing is a bet which i could effect the outcome by fixing the match.

  • 36 Grafton83 // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Given his lack of first team games I wonder wheather the influence over part of the rule is involved. Seeing as you can bet on so many ridiculous things like first throw in or number of yellow cards perhaps there was a match he wasn’t involved with and he asked another player to do something. In which case is there more charges to come. Pure speculation I know but seems quite plausable. I know footballers aren’t all academics but you’d think they’d be brighter than to be caught up in all this.

  • 37 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    I think Gosling would’ve bet on a few premier league games whilst he was on loan at Blackpool. I don’t think it’s major.

    Welbeck is useless. I’d rather have Marc Antoine Fortune in my side. The only players I’d take from Man Utd would be Rooney, Janazaj and Valencia.

  • 38 Transfer Sage // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM


    Walcott is a million miles better.

    In the past 3 years only 4 players, rooney, aguero, rvp and suarez have been involved (scored or assisted) in more prem league goals.

    Walcott is both overrated and under rated at the same time….if that makes any sense.

  • 39 dufuss // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:22 PM missed of howard webb

  • 40 dufuss // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM


  • 41 rex // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    I said yesterday danny welblack mite join newcastle but a mouth peice called darnsarf laffed another cockney big heed

  • 42 rex // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Arsnil far FA CUP and livapool far premiere league city chelsea arsnil man Utd everton tottingham newcastle 8th

  • 43 cyprus // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Players who go down to our team tend to not play well. We’re good at up and coming (and moving on).

  • 44 toon kk // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Speculation speculation for a start far too dear for Mash, he’d rather give Shoala a new contract.
    Better player’s out there anyway.

    we should look to the championship for bargains suit Mash just fine and they’d fit in with our current squad.

  • 45 rex // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Remy mite miss fulham with injury newcastle should beat fulham bottom 3 fulham cardiff wba

  • 46 rex // Mar 10, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Real champion league final real to win cup

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Welbeck will not join NUFC he is on £65k or more and would probably demand alot more to join us.

  • 48 Sliema // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    If take Welbeck.

    He has 8 international goals, and 21 apps.

    Who else we got of that calibre? Cause comparing the lad to Shola is an injustice.

    He can be an inside forward too, either side.

    I’d pay £12mil.

  • 49 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Will fat Mike shell out that you think?

  • 50 toon kk // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Mash might pay out around the 8mil area on one player any others will either be free or a chancer.
    any player demanding large wages simply WON’T be signed.

  • 51 Ciaran // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM


    Agreed that Walcott is much better than Welbeck, and while it is hard to dispute his stats for Arsenals, I don’t like Walcott either as I think he isn’t in the category of players that his contributions would seem to put him.

    12 million for Welbeck? Wouldn’t give half of that for him! Never going to happen, move on.

  • 52 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    You can’t compare Walcott with Welbeck. They play in different positions.

    Welbeck is slightly faster than Shola. Ability wise, they are about the same.

  • 53 Ciaran // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    In case anyone has forgotten, Ashley has NEVER shelled out more than 10 million for a single player in his 7 year tenure at our club. Some people think that is testament to our astute eye in the transfer market, but sometimes one needs to speculate to accumulate.

    How much did Spurs spend on Luka Modric?
    How much did Everton spend on Fellaini?
    How much did Southampton spend on Wanyama? (That guy will go on to massive things in his career)
    How much did Liverpool spend on Suarez?

    If you want to properly profiteer, why does he not push the boat out a little on a gem? Aren’t we supposed to have an incredibly talented scout in Graham Carr?

    We aren’t even ambitious in trying to flog players for God sake.

  • 54 Ciaran // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:17 PM


    Of course you can compare them, both of them play either as inside forwards or through the middle.

  • 55 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Not to mention we won’t shell out what is would take each week to make either of them happy!

  • 56 usmagpie // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Yes Danny, we also will be getting Messi and Ronaldo.
    There is also a rumor going around that we will be getting Rooney and possibly Beckham. Do you see the sarcasm with in this post. Hopefully you do!!!

  • 57 Ginger // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Personally I think Welbeck is massively under-rated. I would take him hear for £10m. He’s English and a really good striker.

  • 58 toon kk // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    There will be no big names coming to Newcastle surely people know that? That isn’t how Mash works.
    We’re a business looking for a bargain or a chancer, if that player can’t be found we manage with what we have.

  • 59 bobby mango // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    This won’t ever happen. We don’t sign players with his status, he’d be looking for champions league as well.

    Personally is thought for a while is like him but it’s never been realistic

  • 60 toon kk // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    you may take him for 10 mil but do you think Mash would? Even if that money was available we could do better.

  • 61 mag // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Danny Welblack, brilliant Rex!

  • 62 mag // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Some of these fanciful striker transfers, now Moyes wants remy and we want welbeck pure nonsense.

  • 63 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    What’s this about Gosling and match-fixing?

  • 64 Graeme // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Jespar – nothing to do with match fixing. He has been charged with illegal betting activities by the FA and admitted it.

  • 65 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Graeme…thanks mate!

    …how will that impact on the remainder of his Newcastle career?

  • 66 Graeme // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Jasper – no idea mate, guess it depends on the number of breaches, the sums involved, the matches involved etc. He could face a substantial fine and a long playing ban; No doubt the FA will probably make an example of him!!

  • 67 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    This blog is unbelievable dead these days!

  • 68 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    I didn’t make the cut after not getting passed a trial with a premier league club, however, I know I am a better footballer than Welbeck. £10m for him is ridiculous. Agbonlahor is a much better player and he can’t even get in the England squad. I would take Agbonlahor to the world cup with Rooney,Sturridge and Darren Bent.

    I’d also take Adam Johnson. James Milner deserves to be on the play.

    I don’t rate Jagielka and Chris Smalling.

  • 69 mindshaft // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Wellbeck won’t be high on the list of the top 5, namely bindippers, chekski, arse, citeh or spuds – so if Wellbeck was lucky he might have toon & Everton after his services – more likely he’ll end up somewhere like Stoke or the like

  • 70 toon kk // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    probably because we support a club with NO ambition, people ramble about things that won’t happen or run out of things to talk about. Its called the MA effect.

  • 71 mindshaft // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Kets – Darren Bent – you are joking !

  • 72 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    I still think Darren Bent is one of the best strikers in the county. I’d rather have Darren Ambrose than Cleverly/Carrick/Scott Parker.

  • 73 Ciaran // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    Kets you old ragamuffin, you should be on stage

  • 74 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Daniel Sturridge’s goalscoring record at Liverpool is phenomenal. Unbelievable actually.

  • 75 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Toonkk…jfa said something similar this morning!

  • 76 Ketsbaia9 // Mar 10, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    I hop Welbeck gets an injury which keeps him out of the World cup.

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