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Exodus Starts – Newcastle Midfielder Leaves

8:47 am, Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 83 Comments

There will be a number of Newcastle’s younger  players leaving in the summer, and the Newcastle web-site is reporting that 22 year-old local lad Conor Newton, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at St. Mirren, will be joining Rotherham United this summer.

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Conor Newton – in action at St. Mirren

That’s where James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic have been on loan this year, and Rotherham are in the play-off finals of League One, and will play Leyton Orient on Sunday at Wembley, for the right to play in the Championship next season.

It’s being reported the Newcastle-born player, who grew up in Whickham, has signed a two year deal at the Millers,  and will join them when his contract runs out at Newcastle at the end of June, and of course it has not been renewed.

Newton came through the Newcastle Youth Academy, but like a number of other young players at the club, he has been unable to make the jump to become a first team player.

Other younger players such as James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic and Shane Ferguson are also expected to leave the Newcastle club this summer, to get first team football elsewhere.

And it’s also thought that Rotherham would  like to sign Tavernier permanently, after some terrific performances from the 22 year-old  this season.

Conor never played for the Newcastle first team but the central midfielder spent two good seasons north of the border at St. Mirren, where he played 61 times with 8 goals.

We wish Conor every success for his future in football, and Rotherham seems like a good move for him, and they have done very well this season.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Conor Newton · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

83 responses so far ↓

  • 1 geordie157 // May 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Newton will do well in the championship if they go up.

    Who’s next? I know who’ll be last out, obertan

  • 2 Dannyo // May 23, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Hardly Ed.
    Gosling is already gone.

  • 3 SeanNufc87 // May 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    I watched tav for Rotherham the other day and he looked excellent, smart on the ball, always seemed to beat his man and put in some very dangerous crosses. I could still see him having a future with us, perhaps if debs goes we could move santon on to the right with tav as back up and leave dummet and sadio fighting for the left (assuming we dont buy another full back) not forgetting ryan Taylor might actually be able to play.

  • 4 croftus5678 // May 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    remy/luuk not ours to lose.

    gosling/newton gone but tbh they should not have been in our squad as we do and should have a better quality of player.

    shola going again imo this makes us stronger as stupid as it sounds ^^ cambell/arma who shola was picked in front of given the same games should score more goals than shola would have.

    guti/ober/ferg/richardson/raylor are also players we could lose and not lose anything with reguards to the squad imo.

    so i wouldnt care less if all these left on the same day at the same minute ^^

  • 5 jayphoto // May 23, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Can’t see us swapping Constant for Santon! Constant is more of A defensive wide midfielder than a left back! Be useful in a 3-5-2 but not good enough defensively to be LB in a flat back 4 and not good enough offensively to play in a midfield 4.
    Would maybe work at left mid if played with a haidara if haidara spent all game overlapping

  • 6 Blackley and Brownlie // May 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Pace is a big factor in the game, massive. It’s something we lacked last season a little bit if I’m honest and its a definite factor in the recruitment scenario for next season.

    We still haven’t given up on keeping Shola here and Lee Charnley has been working hard to strike the right deal that suits both parties. If Shola leaves, he’ll be a big miss for sure because he’s been terrific for this football club. It will be like a new signing if we can tie him down.

  • 7 Blackley and Brownlie // May 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Swapping Santon for Constant? Joe Kinnear thought about it last season and thought he could do it by getting one consonant and one vowel.

  • 8 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    If it is correct that the TOON have offered Gomis £85,000 a week who has not played in the premiership. Then why not push the boat out and give Remy £85,000 – £100,000 to stay. Unless Remy is desperate to get away for Champions League football

  • 9 croftus5678 // May 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    @3 sean

    i agree i see tav a few games back and yes he looked great tbh on the performance that game i would have thought he wouldnt have looked out of place in our team (obv deb’s had a bit more quality about him but they wasnt miles apart) and apparently he’s been playing like that a lot while on loan.

    abied is another (although not seen only got reports) but he’s almost 1st choice as a loan signing at a top team so they must think a hell of a lot of him ! and he’s still young so i think he needs to be in our squad next season.

    vukic tbh is not 1st choice on loan only used as impact sub (like arfa for us but in a much lower league) i kinda doubt he will make it now but hope i’m wrong and if not he’s another who wont be missed.

    cambell ! tbh he did very well !!! 10 games mostly odd 5-10mins and 2 goals 1 assist so he was still very good stat wise esp for someone so young (i reckon he would have been picked ahead of arma if availible tbh ad he tends to be a bit more grown up and knows his position)

  • 10 JMist // May 23, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Shame these good players are not nurtured to become part of the first team. Not their fault but I think the manager does not have the ability to bring in young kids. He has failed on that. All the promising young guys who joined the club have gone backward. Mehdi Abeid for example proved that he was a good player but the manager could not see this. If you want a youth policy as Ashley want to implement at the club then you need a manager who can help them to achieve this. Unfortunately the manager is not able to do this.

  • 11 jayphoto // May 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Anyone see the interview with the St Mirren manager where he says Campbell has all the attributes to be a top player but his problem and the fact he didn’t start was down to his lack of heart and passion for the game?? thats worrying, can’t teach that like

  • 12 Laurent Robert 32 // May 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Mind, the cups will be back on next season. We’ll get tired again.

  • 13 croftus5678 // May 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    @10 jay

    i didnt see that and your right if true it is kinda worrying.

    just worked his playing time out and he played just over 6 full games adding all his sub times up so 2 goals 1 assist aint that bad tbh a lot better than what we had last season even if it was in scots league.

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    On Campbell, it would be odd if that was correct. One of the things that virtually every coach who has worked with him has said is that he is incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about playing. It is the impression I have got when watching him as well. Maybe the lad didn’t settle that well up there and that was causing the problem with his ‘passion and heart’ for the game.

    Could also have been the fact that he saw Armstrong coming into the squads less than a month after he went on loan, and felt that could have been his chance as well.

  • 15 geordie157 // May 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Those Campbell comments remind me of a few yrs back when the same was said about Kadar, another who had a lot of potential but didn’t that bothered about developing it.

    Maybe it was the Nile Ranger influence of do what you like and you’ll still get a career with minimum effort. Although to be fair Ranger for Swindon was great on the pitch and did put in a shift too.

  • 16 estechco // May 23, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    You can stop whenever you hit the words “Football Direct News”…


  • 17 jimmysmith // May 23, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Newcastle probably have about 15 first team and reserve squad players that you might as well just draw a line through. I’m actually surprised Ashley hasn’t done it in the past, as we seemed to have had a large chunk of players that really aren’t going to figure. Why not a legitimate squad of 18 genuine first team players, a genuine attempt at filling the reserves with top 15-17 year olds, who at 18 or earlier push for first team squad if their the odd gem, otherwise released or out on loan for those who show promise, with two years max to prove yourself. Cant see the point in messing about because you really have to have obvious attributes to be good enough to break into the first team at Newcastle.

  • 18 GeordieDan // May 23, 2014 at 10:26 AM


    I tried to speak to Adam Campbell in the away end at the Stadium of Shite during our last derby there.

    The kids is an arrogant little prick. He couldn’t even be arsed to look at you when he was talking- this from a kid who has dobe NOWT to warrant being so up himself.

    If he doesn’t make it I’m not surprised at all. He doesn’t deserve it for either his on field cobtribution or his attitude.

    He needs a slap not a contract! Bollox to him, his loss not ours.

  • 19 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    why not give up till he has gone
    “not a penny more”

  • 20 theartfuldodger // May 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    WC starts june 12..

    So if we are signing any of the biggish names its gotta be done in these 2 weeks..

  • 21 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM

  • 22 croftus5678 // May 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    @16 jimmy

    i’m speechless ;-o

    that makes complete sense to me ! those not good enough for 1st team should be shipped out and stop wasting money + wages so we can maybe pay the better players a better wage to keep them here.

  • 23 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 10:47 AM


    I was just gonna post that link mate and if true, we’ve no chance

  • 24 Blofal // May 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Buckluck I hope that’s not true.

    I hate how money has ruined the game. Chelsea and the other big clubs can just buy players and loan them out just in case they become superstars. No doubt Chelsea would buy him then loan him to us.

  • 25 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    in order to compete you have to spend
    whether it is on stars young uns coming thru
    or a manager and coaching staff who know what they are doing

  • 26 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM


    I agree. No chance at all with the current regime mate.
    Every club in Europe knows we have a lot of cash. We have to pay actual value for good players. Not enough bargains laying around to build a whole squad.

  • 27 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    fat gonk wont spend till its almost too late
    not a penny more

  • 28 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Frustrating to know that £2-3m more in january and Cabella would probably be ours allready.

    You have to invest to build something. You can’t do it any other way.

  • 29 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM


    Then we have to buy the talents before them. We have to trust our scouts and buy the players we want before the big clubs get a sniff. The only way to do that is to pay close to asking price. Our first offer is often 50% of asking price and that’s an insult really. It seems like we do the same thing with contract offers. Not very classy.

  • 30 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    fatty is classless

  • 31 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    I thought Chelsea were over ran with number 10’s, why do they want another, unless Hazard does go to PSG then perhaps Cabella would be seen as a replacement for him, but without knocking the lad as I haven’t seen a great deal of him, is he good enough to replace Hazard ?

  • 32 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    This is what I don’t get about fatty, he has no qualms trying to increase the size of his SD empire by gambling with smaller companies or struggling ones, yet when it comes to us he doesn’t bother in the slightest! What’s 2-3m extra for a quality player who would most probably earn the club that back with league places, ticket sales, merchandise and the like? Not much tbh but even if the player didn’t effect them much he’s still an investment for the future! So what’s the problem?

    He fcuking hates us that’s what, it’s the only plausible explanation I can think of

  • 33 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 11:14 AM


    I think you’re right. I think Ashley does a lot of things now because of the way we treated him and his familiy some years back, and still do.
    I actually think his intentions was to make Newcastle grow and push for the top 4, but after a couple of major errors we jumped on him. His ego is far too big to let that slide.

  • 34 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 11:17 AM


    Every club in Europe knows we have cash apart from the most important one! Us!

    Try telling the puppet we’ve got money because according to him we can’t compete with the Southamptons, the West hams, the West broms or anyone for that fcuking matter!

    Really does piss me off mate

  • 35 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    .. and why not? He can watch his Spurs games and enjoy their “success” and just earn money from Newcastle on our expense.

  • 36 // May 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM


    Italian Sharing Platter for Two (with Prosecco) – Only £16.95 (usually £31)

    Based at Picollino, one of Quayside’s most luxurious restaurant, this is perfect for those still looking to make plans for this bank holiday weekend.

  • 37 Graeme // May 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Average @ 31. I dont think he hates us, its more likely that he and us fans look at things completely differently; with completely different goals.

    Ashley seems to be very comfortable with the Advertising and publicity NUFC provides him at NO cost to himself or, more importantly, to SD. As long as it continues, he will remain happy, as NUFC serves as a magnificent advertising hoarding for him.

    The fans on the other hand want to see as good a team as is possible, even with the financial constraints imposed. We want to see that team perform to the best of its ability in ALL competitions.

    I simply dont think that our performances interest him, he is not really a NUFC fan in any way. As long as we remain in the Premier League that is probably the only thing he is interested in.

    What a farce of a situation we are in!!!

  • 38 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 11:24 AM


    If i suddenly see him on the street in Oslo I will punch him, and I will punch him hard. Not because I want to hurt him(who am I kidding…of course I do), but because it would give me some inner peace. He’s a bully. He can do this all day long and there’s little we can do about it. Boycott..?
    I’m boiling!

  • 39 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    not a penny more

  • 40 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM


    what gets me though is that SD are now expanding across Europe, if we were also regularly in the CL which could be done then that could help to take the SD brand across Europe as well, so it could be viewed that he isn’t exploiting us as much as he could, and in all honesty if we were competitive in Europe on a regular basis would any of us be bothered how much free advertising he was getting, I certainly wouldn’t, so why not do it, I honestly feel that the only reason he doesn’t is out of fear that he may have a CL wage will without the CL income, now that is a gamble but it is a gamble which he appears to be prepared to take elsewhere, but as we often ask, why not us. ?

  • 41 toon22 // May 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    You would have to be a blithering idiot to want Strolla to stay.
    In the last 19 years which season/game/whatever has he actually done well?
    At a push id say he has had about 5 good games in 19 years.

    All he has to offer is the big stupid lump up front who has zero first touch,is rubbish in the air and cant hold the ball up.As for getting shots on target its laughable.

  • 42 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    but apart from that he is good lol

  • 43 toon22 // May 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    You get the impression that MA bought us and bit off more than he could chew.
    There wanst as much profit as he thought due to the debt,imho he wanted to buy cheap and sell high.Problem is hes stuck with us as he wants more than will be offered.So he makes the best of it by getting some advertising and shafting the team by making money from the tv/player sales.

    Sad to say but if he dont sell i hope we implode go down twice just to make him lose a large chunk of his precious pile of money.

  • 44 Graeme // May 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Spoof @ 39 – Unfortunately, being in the CL is detrimental to SD as ALL stadium advertising belongs to UEFA for their Commercial Partners for both CL and Europa Matches.

    If we get back in to European competition, NUFC would have to remove, or cover up ALL advertising not related to their commercial partners ie Carlesburg etc.

    If Ashley could find some way of maintaining SD exposure at SJP, without having the bother of the footy team, he would take it!!!

  • 45 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM


    I suggested that relegation could be our best way of ever getting success 2 years ago, I got hammered for not being a true fan, I suggested it again last year and it was met mostly with silence and the odd “I can see your point but it’s a bit drastic” I have mentioned it again this year, still mostly silent but the comment’s of support for the suggestion far out number the comments against the suggestion, there are more and more who now view relegation which would take us off the tv PL money gravy train as being a sacrifice worth taking, because without that money then we would serve no purpose fom him, which could result in a sale and bring back some hope for us.

  • 46 toon22 // May 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM


    Think you just hit the nail on the head as to why we arnt interested in europe/CL

  • 47 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM


    I agree that we want different things but as you say his sole purpose is exposure of his tacky shop but I also believe without hesitation that he hates us fans and would and has done anything to piss us off even more

  • 48 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    our best hope is when he dies he cant take us with him

  • 49 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 11:56 AM


    I didn’t know that, so that’s the reason why he doesn’t want progress, no Europe allows for a smaller cheaper squad, which suits him, we have no chance do we, it’s all so depressing, what makes it worse is that this advertising ban will hardly encourage him to buy Rangers which was a hope, but they would be in the same position.

  • 50 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    If we were to get in Champions League, UEFA take control of ALL advertising for those games, so Ashley would not be able to advertise his brands or Sports Direct in the ground on European match days.

    Did anyone ever question why we had Sports Direct painted on the roof, and why we painted over it – in deference to fans and a judgement by Wonga – when we were no longer in Europe? It was the only way, after the group stages, Ashley could keep SD on the TV in Europe, it wasn’t needed this season

  • 51 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Obviously this is just my opinion but the way he treats the club, our history, us fans and ultimately the city with utter disdain and disgust whilst using and milking us for all he’s worth is plain to see

  • 52 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    I see Graeme beat me to that! Although advertising is only taken over by UEFA in the Europa League AFTER the group stages. i.e.. When the bigger teams drop in from the Champions League and it has a larger/wider interest from fans.

  • 53 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    not a penny more
    never learn

  • 54 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    LG, thanks for that as I already said to Graeme, I didn’t know that, could it not be turned to your advantage though, as Graeme mentioned Carlsberg and all other companies who do sponsor Uefa can still advertise so surely with cl football we could get a great deal off these companies, instead of Wonga on the shirt, strike a deal with Carlsberg, I would be amazed if they wouldn’t be interested as they are already spending a fortune on the sponsorship deal, surely there has to be ways somehow ?

  • 55 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    why not have SD on the shirt

  • 56 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 12:13 PM


  • 57 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    All the advertising in the ground is centrally contracted to UEFA, and 48 hours before the game UEFA have to have access to put in their sponsors boards.

    The problem with one of the alcohol companies sponsoring a jersey is that there are a number of European countries where advertising alcohol is forbidden – France is one. The sponsor logo must be removed from the kit.

    As for the other sponsors, well, they pay handsomely for the sponsorship to UEFA, but I doubt it would pay as handsomely as free advertising and your own brand recognition – otherwise these other companies wouldn’t pay.

    The other way around it for Mike would be to put SD as the clubs shirt sponsor, then it would be seen in Europe. I’m not sure which one I would dislike the most, SD or Wonga….

  • 58 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    I guess Ashley will have had the research done into whether it is worth the money having SD on the shirt, in terms of additional marketing for SD at SJP. My guess would be the £8-10 million in cash plus any other benefits outweighs the minor increase in marketing potential for SD.

    Selling the domestic sponsorship rights to a sponsor, and then making SD the European shirt sponsor may well be an idea for him to maintain exposure though.

  • 59 Rotonda heights // May 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Hardly re-inventing the wheel though is it. A lot of people on here and elsewhere have suggested relegation would be a price worth paying to get id of Ashley. Only it possibly wouldn’t have any immediate effect as he’d still get a massive ”parachute” payment for relegation.

  • 60 Rotonda heights // May 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM


  • 61 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 12:21 PM


    even though I did say it myself the thought of having SD on the shirt makes my skin crawl, however if circumstances were different and we were a CL club then I sure that having SD on the shirt would be accepted by us without even a second glance, the only reason it makes my skin crawl now is because of the man who owns, it’s not actually the company itself which I have a problem with.

  • 62 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    We are playing Real sociadad at SJP in the pre-season game that was yet to be announced

  • 63 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    So that’s why charnley was,in Spain! So much for us getting our hopes up he was their to meerlt agents lol

  • 64 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    I’d agree the parachute payments would keep him happy for a couple of years. If we haven’t made it back to the Prem in that time, then Ashley wouldn’t get his asking price, and is more likely just to cut the clubs spending than sell up at a value less than he wants. Sell off all the top assets and reclaim some of his debt would lower the price, but no one would buy us for £100million a few years back, why would that have changed if we go down again?

    The thing that would hurt Ashley the most is the loss of exposure for SD, but whether that would be enough for him to take a loss on us I very much doubt.

  • 65 Spoof // May 23, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    RH, thats true, I could be wrong but did you yourself not say that going down could mean staying down, it that happened then it could work, I know it’s a rediculous suggestion, but I just can’t see another way which could force his hand in terms of selling, and hoping for a change in philosophy from is a more rediculous hope than that of relegation, well I think it is anyway.

  • 66 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Sorry sociedad

  • 67 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure it would, would love to have Champions League nights back, even if I am unable to get to them anymore!

    With the Prem shown globally anyway (Only around 7/8 of our games weren’t shown here) does the CL offer more coverage than we currently get on TV screens? I guess that all depends on who you play, and who plays the same night as you.

  • 68 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM


    A few years back when we got relegated, he got offered near 200m and still wouldn’t sell mate

  • 69 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    ashley sucks

  • 70 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    This was after he sold or let go most of our top earners

  • 71 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Exactly, that is my point. While I would love him gone, I don’t see him selling the club on anything other than his terms regardless of fan pressure. Whether we are relegated or not. I’m sure he would be happy to use the parachute payments to maintain a squad capable of going up.

    I’m not sure what his exit strategy is, but I’m certain he will have an idea of when he would want to get out, and I doubt we will know when or his reasoning for it until it happens.

  • 72 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    He still wanted top dollar for a championship club without most of the high earners and after he’d recouped as much as he could from player sales

  • 73 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Apparently Chelsea are offering Cabella £90,000 per week.

    The only reason for Cabella to choose us over Chelsea is less playtime at Chelsea. Let’s hope he is one of the few…
    Several reasons to choose Chelsea though. Better contract, better manager, better co players, league and cup titles, champions league and at Chelsea he could actually entertain the crowd.

  • 74 Belfast // May 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Absolutely no chance of signing that kid.

    He’d need sectioned if he would rather play for Pardpoo

  • 75 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    I’m not even convinced by the less playing time. Even if he played 2/3rds of Chelsea’s probable games then he would come close to matching the total number of games we are likely to play.

  • 76 beermonkey // May 23, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    I cant see Chelsea going in for cabella
    its not a position they need strengthening they need strikers
    and after selling mata I cant see them selling hazard

  • 77 toonarmydownsouth // May 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Stoke have been busy!

  • 78 Laurent Robert 32 // May 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Just watched this Ginola video and I think I had a smile on my face who whole 8 minutes.

    Bollocks to negative and clueless football, Alan Pardew.

  • 79 BuckLuck // May 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    It’s a good point there mate. If Chelsea want him they will get him I guess.
    Again it seems we loose out because we’re too slow in the market.

  • 80 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    apathetic crap

  • 81 the truth will out // May 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    sissokos agent engineering a move

  • 82 Lilongwe Geordie // May 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    I’m not sure it is us being too slow if he goes elsewhere this time. Nicolin didn’t want to sell in Jan, and Cabella was happy to stay after being told he could leave in the summer. They only just stayed up, so an extra few million probably wouldn’t have done it for us. After that, it made sense for the lad to wait and see how the land lay come the summer, and now he says he will make a decision once his training with the French squad is up.

    It may depend on how Salah has taken to English football. Also, there were stories last season that Mourinho wasn’t happy with his attacking midfielders, even Hazard at one stage, so it isn’t unthinkable that they would go for him.

  • 83 Average_Contents // May 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM


    Why didn’t you know? We can’t compete with stoke or Southampton or any team for that matter 😉

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