Newcastle Interested In German International


27 year-old German International midfielder Aaron Hunt has still not signed a new contract with Werder Bremen, although contract talks are said to still be continuing, but Hunt could become a free agent in the summer, when his contract at the German club runs out – and Newcastle have been reported for many months to be interested in the 6′ tall attacking midfielder.

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Aaron Hunt – free agent in the summer

Newcastle take note of the players whose contracts are coming to an end up to two years before they could become free agents, so the club are usually well positioned and prepared when players do come available as free transfers.

The left footed attacking midfielder is attracting interest from Premier clubs Stoke, Southampton and Tottenham, as well as Newcastle.

Hunt joined Bremen in 2001 and made his first team debut in September 2004,  shortly after turning 18 and he has  a German father and an English mother.

So Aaron could have played for either Germany or England – but elected to play for all the German youth sides, and he has three full caps for Germany.

Hunt has played about 260 times for the Bundesliga club and scored 65 goals with 40 assists, which is a very decent record.

And last month during Werder Bremen’s 2-0 win over Nuremberg in early March, Aaron made headlines for something that you don’t usually see, especially not in England.

Aaron talked the referee out of awarding him a penalty kick in his favor, after he said he had tripped on the turf, and that the opposing player didn’t touch him.

It’s usually the other way round with players  trying to convince the referee they were fouled, when they weren’t.

It seems that Aaron, as well as being a good footballer is a truthful lad too – how many times have we seen that happen in the Premier League?

In order to lift the mood on Tyneside, we are hoping the club will announce some (very) good signings early in the summer, and there’s no reason why Lee Charnley cannot be negotiating for players right now.

We need some good news at the club – quickly.

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465 comments so far

  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Liverpool not quite champions yet 😉

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  • JackButler

    Apr 13, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #2

    We may be interested in a million and one players……………….the reality is we struggle to get anyone in, they have to be free agents (or very cheap transfer fee) and willing to play for peanuts and deal with the tactical genius of Pardew, Stone and Carver

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #3

    A boycott will never work as you simply won’t get enough people staying away to have an impact…it just doesn’t happen, not for any cub.

    Vocal protests before, during and after the game as well as other creative ideas is the way to go.

    Personally I don’t think it will bother ashley, I think he will go in his own time…but what we have seen from the fat man is that when he get’s put under pressure he will make a change to take the heat off himself and calm us fans down.

    He’s done it with sacking kinnear and he may well do it with Pardew…whether it helps us much or not is another issue as nobody with sense makes appointments at the club, but the quality if the football can’t get much worse.

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  • JackButler

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Sage

    there are reports that season ticket sales are down by 14,000.

    People cannot bitch and moan about what is happening at the club then stand in line to hand over their money to the very man that is killing us.

    Unless we stand together we deserve everything we get

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  • Ancientcoptic

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #5

    2-2 LMAO – WelshGeordie had Liverpool crowned Champions half an hour ago.

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  • MacToon

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Wow, Chelsea fans will be happy….

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  • toon kk

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Sad to say but the club is hardly worth supporting these days.
    Its only our pride keeping us going.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #8

    All this club needs is a modern manager and backroom staff. A total overhaul. No use investing in youth facilities if you don’t have the coaches to instil a culture and style in them. It’s as crucial, if not more so, than the eleven players on the pitch.

    I’m sure MA realises that he’s paying players that values will have significantly lessened over the last few months, because they’ve had their talent strangled, are uninspired and inhibited. If they play attractive football, their values will rise again, we’ll win more games, those we don’t, the fans at least will be entertained which is the bare minimum we ask.

    MA should really be asking himself the question, what’s 4-5m on a top manager and staff a season, when that manager will promote a style of play that will allow the players to express themselves and become more attractive to other clubs, raising their price, not to mention the prospect of placing better in the league and cups.

    Get this sorted now and give the new man the £50m+ we should have sloshing around to begin shaping the new look Newcastle.

    Or is MA just hell bent on shrinking the size and profile of this club, whilst making a comfortable profit?.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Vocal protests will only go far the fans have tried it before Ashley will just stop attending games and will just do something radical to make fans forget like getting Wonga, Kinnear , stadium name … he always introduces something to manipulate the fans mood to deflect away from the team dont be surprised to see Dennis Wise back this summer!!

    A proper protest with an empty stadium would finally give Ashley the message that what he is doing is not working he knows he can get away with anything because the masses just keep filling the ground every 2nd week so he probably thinks he is doing a great job and the fans are happy

    Sometimes it feels like you could put out 11 planks of wood on the pitch and we would still get 50k every week

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  • JackButler

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Watching Liverpool today is like watching NUFC under Keegan – Amazing going forward but shocking when defending

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  • JackButler

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Did Pardew give the Liverpool players their half time team talk?????

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #12

    @8
    he doesnt give a bollocks about football or the fans just ££££££££

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #13

    BRING BACK KK

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    shit goalll…

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #15

    It’ll be sad day when supporters stay way en masse, but they can hardly be blamed. The club is a joke in every respect with the exception of the fans.
    The players have no motivation, they have nothing to play for. They have no respect for the manager or the fans that pay their salaries.
    The manger cannot inspire them and is ultimately to blame. The supporters aren’t behind the club that’s the owners fault.

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #16

    dont know if we could every see newcastle play like liverpool one day

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #17

    ever

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  • JackButler

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Ba starts for Chelsea

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  • Graeme

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Jamsha, we used to play even better than Liverpool mate – KK was the Manager, the team was known as “The Entertainers” and for very good reason. We were everyones second team and played fast, free-flowing footy based on all out attack. You score three, no problem cos we wil score 4 or 5!!

    Oh, those were the days mate lol.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Kompany is inclined to make a big mistake or two

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #21

    NUFC were the pioneers of modern, slick, swaggering football in the UK. Sadly, in what is now the distant past.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Ancientcoptic
    April 13, 2014

    What was you saying

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Vincent ‘Bramble’ Kompany.

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  • MacToon

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Is it not funny having Flanagan and Allen playing on the same team? Maybe the scousers find it amusing.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Come on you swans

    Jack Army

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #26

    jack

    Those may well be the reports, be very interesting to see it next year.

    I won’t be critical of any fan that either boycotts or continues to go….people want to support the team, not the owner, manager or players just the entity that is Newcastle United…so fully understand why they continue to go, even through these bad times.

    But likewise, if people want to stop going to try and force the owner’s hand then fair enough also.

    Given that we have just got an extra 20/30mil from TV deal this year, we made a profit last year of 10mil and have since sold cabaye for 20 mil this won’t hurt him too much though.

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140225/newcastle-united-201213-financial-figures_2281670_3686538

    According to that link our matchday turnover is 27.8mil…now with the extra money and tv deals even if all that goes we will still just about break even.

    So it is really difficult for us as a fan group to have a significant impact on the clubs finances unfortunately.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #27

    To add to that…protests, trying to show him for the heartless owner he is, having the media dig up stories about his other business and pointing out any negative aspects (such as staff working conditions, where the good come from, drop off in brand quality, etc) and attacking him from all angles is the way to go in my eyes.

    Still we need a buyer, but hopefully we can make it so uncomfortable here for him that he just wants to find a buyer and maybe softens his selling demands.

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  • JAMSHA

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Graeme

    with that stupid ashely we will neva see those beautifull football we used to play … hope he dies

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  • JackButler

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Sage

    A mass boycott would cause Ashley no end of problems as the media interest would be global and we’ve all seen his reaction to the local press for their coverage of the march……………hell, even Pardew is blaming them for the fans protests yesterday.

    The reality is that if we sit back and do nothing then nothing is gonna change. I understand people still want to go to support the team that they love but as long as we continue to feed Ashley he will never change his approach to us or our club.

    We need to stand together as one and put a stop to what this man is doing to our club because along with Pardew and all the other ‘Yes’ men they are a cancer that is killing us

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #30

    If I bought newcastle tomorrow the first thing I would do is hire a top draw (or as best as we could get) technical director. Have him fit in line with my policy of attractive, passing football and wanting to develop our own players.

    Then I’d overhaul the coaching (using advice from the technical director) to get the best manager, coaching staff and academy staff to teach the attacking brand of football I’d wand to see.

    Then I’d have him assess the scouting system, re ours good enough (I think so) and do we have enough or need more.

    Then obviously use these to bring in the right players to suit the needs.

    Now I don’t think it’s an easy or simple process but most of these appointments are managing, coaching and backroom staff….not huge fees when you consider say 9mil paid for papiss cisse or the 60k a week Collo gets paid.

    All it takes is a bit of thought, careful planning and a commitment to drive the club in the right direction/.

    All of that wouldn’t be too expensive but would make a huge difference to the club, fans and city.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #31

    very difficult to get excited about any potential signings when the elephant pardew is still in the room. Hardly going to get ringing endorsements from Cabaye, MYM etc

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Jack

    But my point is no club, or none that I can think of do enough boycotts to make a difference…even blackburn fans turned up when the mad chicken man were running the club out of the rem league, mass boycotts just won’t happen in my opinion which is why we need to use other methods.

    Boycotts probably split fans 50/50 (at best, probably more against them that for them) so we need to find something which 80/90/100% of fans can get behind for it to be a successful and sustained event, aiming to change things.

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  • AaranD

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #33

    Can imagine Pardew going on and masterminding the downfall of Liverpool on the last day of the season…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Rotonda

    I think you were like me early season, accepted pardew had stayed and just though, lets see what he has learned from last year as he clearly is going to be managing us this season.

    I am sure you, like me, were please with the ball staying on the deck a bit more but accepted more progress had to be made.

    So again, like me, I think you have given pardew plenty of time to see the problems and correct them, but he simply hasn’t done it and once again shown that he can’t deal with injuries to 1 or 2 players….All teams drop points when missing there best men, but none so spectacularly badly as we do.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Aaron

    Or more likely can see them putting on a show for their fans and bringing the trophy back to anfield in record style haha

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  • Ian Toon

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Mactoon – Your name calling and misconstruing/ wrongly interpreting, is that of a callow youth. You were mentioned by some older fans a while ago purely in reference to Solano( late of this parish) as I said your an appendage. As far as talking to Ed – feel free. You really are a big girls blouse- LOL. Being a toon fan is fairly incestuous- I am by nature a good listener and it’s not to difficult thereafter.
    Resorting to accusing me of lying is plain pathetic. Stop and think without overreacting.

    Liverpool victory does this mean the toon will feature in their CL celebrations on the closing day.

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  • JackButler

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #37

    Sage

    For the past 30 years I’ve heard that we are the best fans in the game but as it stands now we are being walked over and made to look like gutless fools by Ashley and we are allowing it to happen without so much as a whimper.

    Basically mate we deserve every single thing that Ashley does to us as we are too divided to stand against him.

    People think this season has been bad…………………well wait till next year as things are gonna get a lot worse

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  • AaranD

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha that is very much the more likely! Despite how much I want Gerrard to lift the trophy, I’d chuckle if they lose against Pardew and his merry band.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #39

    How many goals will Arsenal and Liverpool score against us this season if they both need something?

    I am going with 9 at least

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Jack

    I wouldn’t say that at all….we are loyal to the team, not to Ashley, Pardew, cabaye, remy or any other single player or person associated with the club.

    If anything the loyalty to the team even with all the rubbish going on shows we deserve even more…you always have the darkest hour before the dawn, you need to hit rock bottom sometimes before everyone will unite and react together.

    There does need to be more united action in protests, etc but look at other clubs, no other clubs have mass boycotts for one game let alone a sustained period, it doesn’t happen anywhere.

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