Newcastle Interested In Liverpool Center-Back


There is news today in the local Newcastle papers that the Magpies may be interested in 23 year-old Uruguayan center-back Sebastian Coates as potentially a loan option.

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Sebastien Coates – Newcastle interested?

The Uruguayan was part of the Uruguayan squad for the World Cup in Brazil in the summer, but he made only one sub appearance in the 88th minute against England in the 2-1 defeat of England.

The 6ft 5ins center-back has not fared well at Liverpool since signing on for them in the summer of 2011 from Uruguay club Nacional.

Liverpool have signed some defensive reinforcements this summer to try to improve their defense which conceded 50 goals in the Premier League last season.

They have signed Croatian center-back Dejan Lovren from Southampton, and 20 year-old right back on loan for two seasons from Atletico Madrid, and both have looked good in pre-season.

Last summer Liverpool signed former Newcastle target French International center-back Mamadou Sakho.

So Sebastien doesn’t have much chance of getting a game at the Reds next season, and hence Liverpool may be trying to get him out on loan to get some games.

In the three seasons at Liverpool, Coates has only made 24 appearances with two goals, and only 12 appearances in the Premier League.

Coates didn’t make one appearance for Liverpool last season, and was sent on loan to Nacional in the second half of the season to get some playing time before the World Cup.

Acouple of weeks ago it was news that Newcastle would only bring in another center-back if somebody – like Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa or Steven Taylor for example – were moved out.

The news is that Newcastle could still be after another striker, as well as a center-back and a midfield player before the transfer window slams shut on September 1st.

Do you think Coates would be a good loan option for Newcastle for the coming season?

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39 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    This makes sense. Dont shoot me down….

    We loan this guy and when lascelles comes in next year he can nick off. Unless he becomes a big hit and wants to stay of course!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    yes i think it would be quite an inspired move.

    I wonder what the combined cost of Cisse, Ben Arfa and Tiote would have been a couple of years back.

    I think if anything finally rightly gets pardew the sack it’s the ability to turn highly valued commodities into assets worth a fraction of their original estimation.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    M

    Coates and Lascelles maybe

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  • scitoon

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    This guy had loads of potential prior to his move to the Liverpool bench. I agree with Markaccus, a loan signing makes sense for the Toon – and for the player to show his quality – this time around as i would hope Lascelles would come into the team next year.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    I’m not too sure
    I thought part of the reason Liverpool were pipped for the title was their defense., and this guy is considered inferior to the accident prone Agger!

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  • deeps

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    You take Coates on a loan deal

    At least he’s better than Saylor 😉

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  • deeps

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #7

    I would defenitely get Coates on a loan deal

    At least he’s better than Saylor 😉

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  • G

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s hard to judge a player when they never get a decent run of games. I think if we can loan him with an option to buy, it’s a no brainer.

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  • Phatoon

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    If I had my way (which I don’t). Something like this would happen:

    Someone like Coates in, send Yanga-Mbiwa on-loan for a season (to get his confidence back). End of the season sell S Taylor and buy Coates.

    Then we would be left with:

    Coloccini
    Williamson
    Coates
    Yanga-Mbiwa
    Lascelles
    Satka
    Streete
    Good

    Then depending on how good the kids are, could sell Williamson and or Coloccini.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #10

    He hasn’t exactly excelled at Liverpool when given the chance. Still, a little bit older, a little bit wiser (possibly). Could he be worse then what we have? He did have a fairly serious knee injury last year though. Has that affected him?

    In all honesty, I doubt many of us have seen a huge amount of this lad, except maybe some of our South American bloggers. A loan would seem sensible. Whack a ‘to buy’ price into it as well just in case he is a success.

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  • Phatoon

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #11

    My FIFA/FM moment of the day there 😉

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #12

    I’d rather they spend 10 mil of the clubs money on a decent CB and keep him beyond the 2 yr shelf life if he does well.

    And don’t advertise him every window over the two yrs either!

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #14

    R

    If Coates works out well, the i dont see why not. MYM and maybe one of the youngsters as back up them. Willo… thanks for your dedicated service, Taylor, here is an application form for Nandos.

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  • Phatoon

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #15

    @Toon Prodigy

    Like they did with Coloccini

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  • martoon

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #16

    I don’t know much about him but if has been at liverfool for 3 years would he count as a home grown player?

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #17

    R

    If Coates works out well, the i dont see why not. MYM and maybe one of the youngsters as back up them. Willo… thanks for your dedicated service, Taylor, here is an application form for Nandos.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #18

    Jail – you posted earlier :-
    Jail for Ashley // Aug 14, 2014 at 8:18 AM
    “This expat/Tuff exchange reminds me creepily of another couple of posters we had on here some time ago.”

    Please explain what you mean and who are the couple of posters you refer to.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 14, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Can’t really comment on this lad never really seen him play and always confuse him and Savic!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #20

    £46 for LEGOLAND tomorrow, I thought it was expensive till I realised I paid £52 to watch us beat QPR 1-0 a couple of seasons ago with the goal being the only shot on target.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #21

    deeps
    You just cannot say he’s better than Saylor.
    No one can possibly know
    Liverpool think so much of him he has played 37 minutes for them and 17 for Uruguay

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #22

    Mr Tuff,
    Is that necessary !

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #23

    Would be a very good loan deal for us, I’d take him and it gives Satka and good an additional year to go out on loan and get further experience.

    Jeff – you are quick to criticise liverhamptons defensive record but remind me what ours was again!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    Markaccus
    They would never let Taylor work at Nando’s he’d eat all the stock

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #25

    Nowt wrong with loans, especially if its between that and not signing a defender full stop. Never really seen coates play but i seem to remember him scoring a sweet volley against….. errr someone, helpful i know 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Tuff

    I think it was two posters called Simmy Javille and Holf Sarris.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #27

    Rainrix

    It was against Fulham, a kind of scissor kicked Volley….cracking goal

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #28

    Phatoon,

    Nearly.

    Only if he is more consistent, and dosnt want to scramble home..

    Otherwise sell him, he then deserves to go.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Not really seen a great deal of him but never impressed me in the odd game I did see. Maybe he was still settling in…and also Liverpool’s defence was a shambles no matter who played so obviously they don’t put as much on that area as say a chelsea do…so who knows. More options at the back won’t harm us anyway.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #30

    Buy Coates, sell Saylor; Next season bring through Lascelles and sell Collo (if he has a value!!) Good should also be ready for the 1st team around then – CB problem solved, ish!!

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  • Rainrix

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #31

    Our Toon… Aye thats the one, strike and a half it was, awesome technique.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #32

    The club do confuse me at times.

    – always seem to buy a lot of midfielders, mainly central ones, have plenty of centre backs (lacking quality though) too. Then we have a shortage down the flanks (other than LB) and up top.

    – can’t push the extra 100k at times for players but willing to spend 1.8mil on floodlights which surpass the required levels.

    – tie poor coaches down to long deals making it a costly experience to replace if needed

    – keep buying young centre backs but kinnear cancelled douglas deal as we had enough in that area

    There seems to be little planning going on, but it’s not like everything is done for the short term either….strange at the club.

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  • G

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #33

    Centre half, that can score goals? A decent chance of getting a game this season. Better bang him in my Fantasy Football team just in case.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #34

    We will probably have to loan out or sell a non HG player to accomodate coates. Same if a non-HG forward comes in. I think our business might be over, for this reason.

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  • lesh

    Aug 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #35

    Coates? Man U rejects have proved to be a waste of time and money so where does that put a player who the Prem’s scavengers don’t want!

    No thanks

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Aug 14, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #36

    Hmmmmmm much cheaper option so i wouldn’t rule
    this out !!!

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  • tweaked

    Aug 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #37

    no thanks I would rather spend 10m on Agger and have a world class CB

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  • switch365

    Aug 14, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #38

    As we know all too well, just because a player hasn’t made it at 1 club doesn’t mean he won’t make it at another.

    Loan with option to buy ticks all the boxes, I’d prefer 2 x experienced, strong and reliable signings for the center of our defence.
    But that looks about as likely as Cashley announcing tomorrow that he’s agreed to sell the club to Richard Branson.

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 14, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Rotunda: “I think if anything finally rightly gets pardew the sack it’s the ability to turn highly valued commodities into assets worth a fraction of their original estimation.”

    Yeah. That makes total sense. That’s why we’ve got the most profitable player trading record in the league by a mile.

    Shite-tinted specs on again, eh.

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