Newcastle Linked With Manchester United Striker


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. 😀

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 transfermarkt.com 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.



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76 comments so far

  • mag

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope Tudor is okay and makes a welcome return.

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  • Kris

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Welbeck and Hernandez; yes thank you, Moyes!

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  • Blofal

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #3

    No Thanks.

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  • toonking

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    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.

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  • toonking

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

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

    ________krul
    debuchy_willo_mbiwa_dummett
    __________tiote
    ___sissoko________anita
    goufran_____dejong_____sammy

    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.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #6

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

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #7

    As for welbeck would you have him or shola

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #8

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

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

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

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  • ToonMatt

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Shola is better so no thanks. #AshleyOut!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #11

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

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #12

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

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t think shola is better either.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #14

    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

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #15

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

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #16

    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.

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #17

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

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #19

    sage

    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

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  • Graeme

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #20

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

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #21

    beer

    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.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Graeme
    what else has he had to do since he joined us

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  • dufuss

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Tudor has probably been suspended for match fixing….hahah

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #24

    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.

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  • Ciaran

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #25

    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.

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  • tynesidetommo

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #26

    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.

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #27

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

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26515814

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #28

    sage
    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

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #29

    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.

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  • dufuss

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #30

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

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #31

    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.

    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/464045/Newcastle-Dan-Gosling-admits-FA-charge-over-betting-rules-breach

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #32

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

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  • Sliema

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Graeme

    Where does it say match fixing?

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

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  • Sliema

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #34

    My apologies Greame.

    Please scratch my last comment!

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  • toonking

    Mar 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #35

    graeme

    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.

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #36

    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.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Mar 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #37

    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.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #38

    ciaran

    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.

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  • dufuss

    Mar 10, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #39

    T.S.you missed of howard webb

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  • dufuss

    Mar 10, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #40

    off

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