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Newcastle Move For Top Championship Player

8:14 am, Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Newcastle have been keeping tabs on 21 year-old Burner striker Danny Ings for four years now, and the news today is that Newcastle could make a move for him, after they may have had an offer for Leeds United captain Ross McCormack turned down.

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Danny Ings - Newcastle interested

May is the optimum word there because new Leeds owner Massimo Cellini has come out and said it was a substantial offer from Newcastle  that he turned it down, and that his captain wanted to stay at Leeds, which made him proud.

That seems to be very self-serving, but Newcastle came out and said they hadn’t bid at all, and that was backed up by Sky Sports who reported that Massimo’s comments were complete nonsense – so go figure.

News in the local papers this morning that Newcastle will now turn to Danny Ings, and in our archives we were first interested in this player four years ago, when he was on loan at Dorchester Town from Bournemouth – as a 17 year-old.

Danny has only one year left on his contract, and if he sees that out he would become a free agent next summer, so that’s one good reason newly promoted Burnley may want to sell Danny – who was the Championship Player of the Season in March.

This is what Danny has been quoted as saying about a new deal at the Turf Moor club:

“I don’t need to handle it. I’m just enjoying my football. I’ve still got a year left on my contract and I’m a player for Burnley Football Club.”

That even sounds like he may see the contract out and become available on a free contract next summer, and that wouldn’t be good for Burnley.

Players have every legal right to see out their contracts at clubs, and then get a great new deal since the buying club does not have to pay a transfer fee for the player.

It seems that an £8M bid for Danny – which is apparently the fee being mentioned – – would be a good offer for the 21 year-old – given those circumstances.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 6, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    When Pardew misuses international players, what hope do these lower level guys have of developing?

    What kind of service will they get? Remy was fending for himself a lot of the time.

  • 2 Ben3arfa // Jun 6, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Gomis and Ings would be great signings “over the line” lol

  • 3 croftus5678 // Jun 6, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    ings would be a player that could have a really good chance at making the step up.

    1 season in the prem could potentially tripple his price so it may suit fat lad.

  • 4 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 6, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Well, Burnley is now an EPL team, Ed. I am not sure how much more it would take to get Ings.

  • 5 jazzyp // Jun 6, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Bad news lads!! Clement Greneir has suffered a significant injury in training and is out of the world cup.
    So Cabella has been put on standby to take his place.
    Cabella’s agents are now keen to do business after the world cup in hope that the lad’s stock rises….Bummer !!

  • 6 catchy in norway // Jun 6, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    is anyone really interested in who we sign ??

    we will be faced with the same problems no matter who we sign,
    pardew will play them out of position to just do a job for the team, he will not exploit the talent they come with,

    Pardew is the original Master of Disaster

    you all know when it all starts going wrong, he is going to use this is a new group, he needs time, he has lost leaders in the dressing room ( SHOLA )

    he makes me sick

  • 7 Shaker // Jun 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    i really really hope we sign this lad
    21 years old with 21 goals & some promising talent
    amazing English player !!

  • 8 Sav // Jun 6, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Ings would be good, along with Lasogga and Grenier or |Cabella. Colback and Perez in the bag lets give a bit of credit, at least to Charnley for outsigning Kinnear (not difficult but…).




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