Englishman Will Hughes Would Be Great At Newcastle


We were linked with 19 year-old Derby County and England U21 central midfielder Will Hughes last year, and we wonder if this lad in on Newcastle’s target list for this summer?

But we will continue the series from last year, when we profiled players who would seem to be excellent acquisitions for Newcastle United this summer.

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Will Hughes – England U21 creative midfielder

Will has played another full season with Derby and has 5 goals and 5 assist in 50 appearances for Derby, who have qualified for the Championship play-offs under former Middlesbrough and England Manager Steve McClaren, who was hired in September after Nigel Clough was fired.

Derby are in third place with one game to go and are 8 points behind second played Burnley and 15 points behind Champions Leicester, who have both qualified for automatic promotion, and former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson is the manager at Leicester City.

The left-footed Weybridge-born Hughes has played 9 times for the England U21 side, and he joined Derby almost three years ago in the summer of 2011.

He made his debut for Derby in November of 2011 against Peterborough, as a 16 year-old and has gone onto play 85 times for the Rams, and is one of the up and coming creative young midfielders in the Championship.

And since Newcastle are interested in signing British players, maybe Newcastle can try to bring this lad to Newcastle this summer.

Hughes has been described as a flair player and not unlike former Newcastle youngster Paul Gascoigne, and Will is a great passer of the ball, and can create holes in the opposition defenses, with his vision and passing ability.

Sounds exactly what we need at Newcastle right now, and he is valued on transfermarkt.com at a low £6M.

And eighteen months ago Will said on the BBC that bases his style of play on central midfielders Xavi and Andres Iniesta of Barcelona, and if he turns out anything like those two – he will be a top player for sure.

The 6″tall Hughes could attract some top clubs this summer, but we just hope that (for once) Newcastle could move quickly and get this lad on Tyneside – he’s a player the Newcastle fans would just love, and that’s especially true if Newcastle are to sell the mercurial Ben Arfa this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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116 comments so far

  • stuart no9

    May 2, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #2

    * for apologies.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #3

    “And I am not going to hide on the sideline.”
    How were you going to hide on the sideline exactly Alan? As a potted plant possibly? We already think of you that way.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Potted plant possibly? Love that alliteration.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #5

    “And I am going to hurt myself with a pointed stick if we lost this match. I mean it lads. I’m bloody serious here. You’ll be seeing pointed stick marks all over me after the match if we lose.” Beautiful Alan.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Alain Perdue. Comedian Supremo.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m not saying we couldn’t still have a game of conkers with Mike’s testicles mind. No. I wouldn’t ever say that.

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  • Sazzer

    May 2, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Gary Monk fires back on Alan Pardew’s Shelvey link. “He’s not going anywhere”

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  • Graeme

    May 2, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    G2 – crocheted conkers are the hottest fashion accessory this summer mate.

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  • beermonkey

    May 2, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #10

    GeordieTwo

    question for you

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Shelvey would be a good signing, the walkout will be a complete balls up!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Again pardew the man to develop Will Hughes. hahahahahahahah

    Pardew’s style (or chronic lack of one) is about as far away from Barcelona as humanly possible!!!

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Pardew would be great if he hired a premier league coach and Pardew sat in the office.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Wasup beermonkey mate?

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  • stuart no9

    May 2, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #15

    i’m off to see the man next friday in the lancastrian suite.
    i’m going to ask him if he’ll buy the club. with a consortium of http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/kevin-keegan-refuses-rule-out-7061448

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Stuart keegan is the man!

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  • Sazzer

    May 2, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Is the unofficial Will Hughes deal with Liverpool done or not?

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  • Munster Mag

    May 2, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Make sure you fellas take a stand and walk out. Would be so proud to see that.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #19

    G2

    My M.O would be a full blown boycott, ie don’t go in the ground in the first place.

    I’m all for any kind of action but just our luck it’ll probably be the one time we put on a half decent performance which would make it harder for fans to leave I guess, seeing as they’ve had little to no entertainment for 3 years to enjoy.

    After all we couldn’t really fail could we? This is playing bottom club Cardiff at home, who just got mashed by Sunderland and the mindless wonga wearing brigade will say everything’s just cushty!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Officially speaking it still remains unofficial Sazzer mate. That’s strictly secret so don’t tell anyone.

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle United won’t lose tomorrow 3-1 to the Mags!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #22

    stuart

    ask the legend about the sultan of brunei!!

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  • beermonkey

    May 2, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #23

    GeordieTwo

    a couple of weeks ago online guy was supposed to be talking to Ashley’s pa what was the out come of that

    I have a retarded misses who didn’t move the internet account when we moved and I missed the out come and not seen online guy on here in the last couple of days

    cheers

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  • Sazzer

    May 2, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Will Hughes ?@willhughes44
    Heard a rumour that Steve Kean is in with a shout as the next United manger….

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  • Sazzer

    May 2, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Hughes is ITK…

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m of the same opinion Rotonda mate. The only way to get this weasel out is to hit him hard in the purse. He has no guts for a fight so if we either get relegated next season or there is a boycott he will cut and run. He has had chance after chance to straighten out his dealings with the club but it just continues to get worse. Ashley out!!!!!

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  • Sazzer

    May 2, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #27

    Steve Kean have a Win% of 75 % so far with Brunei.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #28

    I didn’t hear about the interview with Mike Ashley’s pa either beermonkey mate. I had always thought Mike was laid as an egg in Satan’s underpants. Is that not correct then?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Does Will Hughes like meat pies? That is the key question here mates. I’ll look into it for you.

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Suet pudding is his favourite serving of wallop!

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  • stuart no9

    May 2, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #31

    rotonda——yep thats 1 name that could crop up , anymore????

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Tell Kevin to start on Monday!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Stuart,

    all the old suspects: Red Bull, Ambani, carlos Slim, the Russian guy etc

    Sultan of brunei was doing the rounds back in the day

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #34

    “His parents, Keith and Barbara, believed in him and mortgaged their bungalow in 1982 to raise £10,000 to buy a sports store in Maidenhead which he renamed Mike Ashley Sports.
    His father, who worked for a seafood company, handled the books, his mother, a secretary, helped out behind the counter.
    His parents, who rarely have contact with their son, the 25th richest man in Britain, still live in the same bungalow. Mike Ashley lives in a Hertfordshire mansion in 35 acres of ground, which was once owned by pop tycoon Mickie Most, where he can park the company helicopter. A father of three, his divorce settlement in 2003 cost £50 million. A party animal, he is a regular at Fifty, the gambling club in St James’s, and holidays in the playboy set of Sandy Lane in Barbados.”
    This is from an article in the Telegraph. Such a warm loving son Mike is.

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #35

    If the fat rat can do his old mother up, then it shows what a fat prick he really is.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    May 2, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #36

    RH/ Stuart

    What about the homeless guy and the squatter

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 2, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Having had his balls shrunk in 2007 while on vacation in New Guinea, Mike Ashley now hides in his castle and whimpers about how much it costs to run a Prem league football club. How sad for you Mike. Ah well possibly you can get another loan from your parents?

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  • beermonkey

    May 2, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #38

    GeordieTwo
    cheers
    oh well I will wait till he posts and ask him

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  • guvnor

    May 2, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashley is obviously a megalomaniac, so any walkouts won’t register.

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  • theartfuldodger

    May 2, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #40

    As long as there are 50K fans who go to the games and are prepared to tolerate the regime, Ashley doesent care about the rest of them. There is a stadium capacity to fill. Other people can hate him how much ever they want.

    Makes the walkout very important…

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