There are a number of even positive reports out that Newcastle have both been offered Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker, but he’s not yet the finished product, but he’s available for £8M – since that’s the supposed release clause in his contract.
Steve Caulker – while at Tottenham
And we cannot find any information that Cardiff paid out £11M for him, which is being widely reported, and all we can find is that it was something over £8M – and a club record signing at Cardiff City.
Steven is just 22 years old and he’s not the finished product by any means, and he played 12 times with two goals for the England U21 side and has one cap so far for the full England side, but he is also tipped to become an England regular as he matures.
Two years ago he was a regular in the Great Britain side that played in the London Olympic games, and he was an ever present at center-back while still only 20.
Cardiff leaked a lot of goals last season (a huge 75 goals in fact) and they scored only 32, and he played 39 times with 5 goals for them, so while he has been building up his Premier League experience, he’s still got a lot to learn.,
Tottenham under new manager Mauricio Pochettino are reported to want him back at Spurs, after he only left last July on a four year deal at the south Wales club, but there’s just no way he will now stay at Cardiff City in the Championship.
We also think some other big clubs will come in for him, but he would likely get a lot of playing time at Newcastle, so that’s an advantage we have.
But somehow we just don’t fancy our chances of getting this Englishman on Tyneside – even if the most recent news is true that we are interested in the Feltham, London born center-back.
If we did get Caulker in – then another Steven – Steven Taylor would be on his way out, so we suppose it would be decent business to offer Taylor in part exchange.
What do you think?