Newcastle Move In For England U21 Striker


The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are ready to sign Manchester United 21 year-old striker Will Keane as a free agent this summer, when his contract at the Red Devils expires.

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Will Keane – could sing as free agent for Newcastle in summer

The Stockport-born youngster has played for all the England Youth sides including 3 times for the England U21 side, and Manchester United seem unable to reach terms with the 6’2″ striker on a new deal.

And of course Newcastle are always interested in free agents (because they are cheap),  who are also good players.

However, Will had a set-back in his career almost two years ago when he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (knee) injury while on International duty with the England U19s in May of 2012.

That kept Keane out of action for the entire 2012–2013 season, and he only made his return for the Manchester United U21s in September of last year.

It’s hard to say if he’s as good as he was before that serious ligament injury, but the surgeons are getting very good at repairing the knee, and it was only 20 years ago that this type of injury would have ended a player’s career.

The 21-year-old has gained a bit of first team experience this season on loan at Wigan (4 appearances) and at QPR ( 9 appearances), and of course Will can get a lot better with more first team games.

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Michael Keane – 8 times capped England U21 defender

Interestingly enough Will has a twin brother Michael, who is also at Manchester United, and he is a defender and also 6’2″ tall, and Michael has also played for all the England Youth sides, and 8 times with 3 goals for the England U21 side.

Maybe we could sign them both – because we certainly need some decent defenders at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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76 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #1

    How cheap will Will Keane be then? That’s the key question for Mike. Because we’re also in there for Kuqi of course.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Who is Will Keane?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #3

    GeordieTwo

    Yes he is welsh he’s from Pontypridd have you heard of that place

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #4

    A lot of you are telling me that you can’t agree to only scratch yourselves during the appropriate rest breaks on here. Now….. what am I supposed to do about that? Am I supposed to look the other way despite being Official Blog Hobbit? I’m afraid I just can’t do that. It will have to be noted on all your official Blog records. Tsunki take note.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Of course I have welshie. As if I wouldn’t have. That’s near Pffwwwlngggnngg isn’t it?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #6

    jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew
    April 25, 2014

    Will Keane is Mr Keanes little boy

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Not far off

    Ha ha ha

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  • davetoon

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #8

    we’ll have Sammi and Ryan Taylor back, just like 2 new signings

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #9

    I went to Pffwwwlngggnngg on a miniature train once. Lovely that was.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Welch…is he a head case like his old man? 😉

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #11

    GeordieTwo

    Have you actually been to wales

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #12

    “…Old man look at my life,
    I’m a lot like you were.
    Old man look at my life,
    I’m a lot like you were”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m not sure Will Keane and Shefki Kuqi will be the answer to all our problems at striker. But can we possibly afford a third new striker? Can anybody imagine that? I’ll need time to take this all in. It’s difficult for me so just try to imagine how it is for Mike. Staggering amount of money needed. And an 8 year extension for Shola as well.

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  • Thump

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #14

    @welsh: A mate of mine moved there, actually. She’s been “moving back to Newcastle” for about 2 years now… go figure.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Aye I have welshie mate. Just the north though. A lot of slate there. In fact a huge amount of slate mate. Nice little villages and pubs though.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Neil Young jesper mate! Huzzah!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Just got back from visiting a lovely little place in Wales;
    Lloysthwycyyrigridarbrewwthh…

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #18

    You should come to South Wales especially swansea we have got pubs and clubs in wind street and it’s was mentioned on the news that it was no 1most dangerous place to go drinking apart from that it’s a lovely place

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #19

    When I mean no 1 in the uk not the world

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Sorry there was a hair in my mouth 😉

    I meant to say Swansea.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Just saw the review of the 2011-12 season(5th place finish) on youtube…

    What has Ashley done…how can he screw up that bad…we have lost ba,cabaye,best,gutherie,simpson..ALL of those would have been useful this season..

    Ashley looked happy, pardew looked happy,fans were happy and players too…

    Look what his arrogance and mismanagement has got us into..

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  • Graeme

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Jesper – a hair – or a rabbit?

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  • Bambams

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #23

    I can see Shola signing a one year contract….

    That would be the final straw for me and I dont mean to disrespect Shola. I just have this feeling Pards will come out with all the spin. Why else would they be playing him lately.

    Time will tell….

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #24

    just browsing and actually swansea is 2nd

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  • Graeme

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #25

    And there’s nowt wrong with welsh wales – I lived there for about 8 years and its fabulous countryside – almost as spectacular as Northumberland!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Or was it a sheep or sorry that’s just for us welshies

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #27

    You lot are putting a lot of thought into next season. If only Mike and Alan were. Still we have a top management team there. Men with strong ties to Newcastle. Men with incredible football minds. I’m feeling completely relaxed about the summer here at Blog End. Now where is that new pipe mixture I’m trying?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Graeme… 😀

    artful…besides Ba and Cabaye I think we have replaced those other you have mentioned!

    …but those two are a crime enough in it self

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #29

    I’d like to see south Wales some time welshie mate. I’m going to try and get over there again soon. Do you have any hobbits I can stay with?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Welsh…yes that id only for you welsh people!

    …I wouldn’t want to overstep you know 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #31

    Graeme…where haven’t you lived mate? 🙂

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #32

    jesperfuglsang – captain of the lemon crew
    April 25, 2014

    I thought I mention the sheep before anybody else

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Jesper..

    Leon Best could start almost every damn game this season.
    Thats over LdJ, Cisse and Shola…

    Specially in Remys absence…to be honest remy has missed quite a few games..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Well I’ve been on here a long time today mates. I’m of for a bit now. A pleasure as always.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #35

    A married couple are on holiday in Wales, and they stop for lunch at the famous town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

    The husband calls over the waitress and asks, “I was wondering if you could settle an argument, how exactly do you pronounce this place?”

    The waitress looks at him and says, “Burger King.”

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #36

    iL stop the whining though…

    Ashley is in the last chance saloon this summer.
    No attempts,No tries, No mistakes..Just results

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #37

    Artful…I don’t think you can fully plan yourself out of injuries and bad form?.

    …like I said Ba and Cabs should have been replaced but the rest I think is replaced!

    Our manager just don’t know how to use a squad to it’s full capacity!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #38

    That’s an awful joke

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Well I think I’ll have some cafetiere coffee and maybe watch House of Cards 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Welsh…I am sorry mate 🙁

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