Newcastle In For Bargain Double Signing


The Manchester Evening News are reporting that Newcastle are preparing a double bid for center-back Micah Richards and winger/striker Scott Sinclair of Manchester City.

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Scott Sinclair – available from Manchester City

There was some news a few days ago that Newcastle had bid £4.2M for Michah Richards, so maybe that had soem truth in it, but we may also be  bidding for Scott Sinclair, and both players have been made available by City.

We did put out an article yesterday wondering whether we should go after striker John Guidetti and Scott Sinclair on loan, since both had been made available by manager Manuel Pellegrini, and he added that it was important that some of his younger players started to play again.

That will not happen at City, whose squad is just too big for this season, and therefore there could be some good deals available from the reigning PL Champions.

And Newcastle certainly like a good deal, as we all know.

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Michah Richards – Man City defender

We mentioned before that one of the problems with City players is they are on very high wages, and that makes it very difficult for the Manchester club to unload some of the players they don’t want any more.

Maybe Newcastle could turn that to their advantage by getting a (really) good deal from City for those two players – either permanently or on loan for the season.

Whether we will be willing to pay their current wages is another question, but if the players really want to play, they should be willing to accept lower wages, and start plying their trade again.

Both players have no futures at Manchester City and they know it, so a decent bid by Newcastle to City, and a decent wage package to each of the players could see the deal completed.

We think both players would be worth signing, since Scott can score goals from the wing, and Micah Richards will have an opportunity to become a starting center-back at Newcastle, a position we have looked weak in for at least the last couple of seasons.

We also thought striker John Guidetti might be a decent loan signing, but it looks like Feyenoord are moving in for him – and of course from 2011-2012 John scored 20 goals in 23 appearances for Feyenoord while on loan in Holland.

It’s not surprising the Dutch side are interested in him again – probably on another loan deal.

What do you think?

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139 comments so far

  • toon kk

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Just speculation.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Anyone see Demba Ba near score from center there? Pfff unlucky bonny lad

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  • toonfield

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Rather have Nastasic

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #4

    And we will be sending Obertan and Jonas the other way!

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  • goommy

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #5

    MR and SS for about 7M will be a good deal 🙂

    And for JG, I think we have enough forward now and wait for our young lads to step in.

    P.S. somehow feel like Tiote and HBA will gone soon..

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  • toon kk

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Kevy
    yeah watching match, wish we still had Ba.

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  • Harley

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Wasn’t Sinclair a disaster when he was on loan at WBA?
    He may have been injured I can’t remember, but they never played him.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #8

    toonfield

    would rather have nastasic and Guidetti.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #9

    sinclair totally unnecessary and richards is a perma crock.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Rotonda – Richards with his leg in a sling will still be an improvement on Saylor mate lol

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  • toonincheek

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #11

    I think Richards only has one year left on his
    high wage contract. After that, he would have
    to take whatever was offered.
    His loss of salary over one year could be covered
    by a signing on fee (hence a lower transfer fee)
    and putting him on reasonable wages fromn the
    start.

    Still not so sure about his attitude/commitment
    and lifestyle.
    Bit of a bling lover, isn’t he?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #12

    I thought Colo was the perma crock 😉

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  • NUFCJackW

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Rotonda

    How on earth is the Sinclair deal ‘totaly unnecessary’ ?

    Our only natural wingers at the moment are obertan and aarons. Cabella can play there. Sissoko and gouffran arent wingers.

    There are more important signings like ST and CB, but i totaly understand why we are after him. If this statement is true.

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  • ToonTiger

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #14

    I’d be happy with them.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Rotonda
    I can’t see any more new signings in this window, unless there’s a cheep “one for the future” player available.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Get Sinclair in he’s a quality player, well he would be wouldn’t he after all he did play for swans.

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  • scout

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Say what you like about scotty, he knows where the net is

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  • dannitoon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Honestly think the squad would be complete if we get both…. 2 more England players too… Richards n Williamson would work….

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Why on Earth didn’t we go back for Ba ? .

    He is bossing Arsenal’s defence in a relatively poor side .

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #20
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Still no apology from welshie. Harrumph! Very well then sir. But I must warn you that I have selected a very nasty Romaine lettuce leaf for tomorrow’s misadventure. No butter lettuce this time mate. I would suggest you do the same sir. Until tomorrow then welshie!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #22

    We need Alderweireld! Listen to ketsy before it’s too late! Harrumph!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Where were you off to GT? Feeding the honey badger?

    …remember they take no shit from anyone 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #24

    graeme

    that is very true

    NUFCJackW

    cabella, aarons, riviere, gouffran all play that position

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #25

    And as I’ve said before welshie, bring a sweater. It can be very cool and damp in the morning at this time of year.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #26

    We don’t need these two.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #27

    BPC

    I don’t think ba would have ever come back tbh

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #28

    I was patrolling the parapet jesper mate. Remember, take no prisoners!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #29

    We need Alderweireld. Right ketsy?

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  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #30

    I am not sure these two are good deals..
    But if we let go tiote,there are good younger options.I don’t know about Sinclair but the Richard deal looks good one bcoz he is much better than s.Taylor,
    Isn’t zaha better than Sinclair?

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  • NUFCJackW

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Rotonda

    i know gouffran and riviere can play in that position. But it isnt there natural position. Sinclair plays in that position and he is a natural winger, he will be better then gouffy and riviere in that position.

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #32

    Riviere Gouffran are strikers. Only Pardew would play players out of their natural positions.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Pizzicato – they are also FB’s in waiting!! lol

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 19, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #34

    ill take toby (never happening) or richards in a heartbeat. Richards could be absolute steal. He needs a chance to get regular playing time. Colo is gone after this year. taylor sux. MYM is hated by p45dew

    richards in
    tayolor out!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 19, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Get these two in and it’s a great window. Fail to sign another midfielder and CH and the window is a joke. Two positions we’ve needed for years now

    One of Riviere, Chucky, Ayoze or Cisse are more than capable of stepping up to the plate. I’m excited with all three CF signings.

    We can probably count on Cabella for at least five goals if he stays fit, along with Sissoko and De Jong chipping in at least as many.

    I’m personally iffy on Sinclair but Richards is a beast when fit. Both would round out our squad perfectly though, with or without Saylor and Tiote

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  • toonfield

    Aug 19, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Both of these are too injury prone

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 19, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Definitely no thanks to Sinclair. He did zip at West Brom last year. Fair enough he missed 10 games through injury, but he never managed a full game, and only started 3 or 4. He had 1 good season in the Prem, nothing more.

    Richards is better then we have but not great. I’d take him.

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 19, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #38

    We need Sinclair as he’s a natural LW/RW got a lot of flair, would like to see Richards and Alderweireld as well.

    If Sinclair comes that means we could move Gouffy up to his proffered position of ST.

    Krul
    Janmaat Richards Alderweireld Haidara
    Sissoko Tiote
    Cabella de Jong Sinclair
    Rivière

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 19, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Manchester City won the Premier League in 2011-12, with Richards nominated as Manchester City’s player of the year.[16] Richards finished the season with five assists – the most of any defender in the Premier League.[17] City won the league again in 2013-14, but with Richards having lost his place in the side to Pablo Zabaleta he made only two league appearances (not enough to qualify for a winner’s medal) and ten appearances in total, including three in the UEFA Champions League

    4.2 mill for Richards is a steal and need to get off this always injured notion. the fact of the matter is that Zabaleta has been keeping Micah out of the squad and not injuries.
    Lascalles is currently injured……Does that mean we shouldn’t have signed a possible future English international ??.
    personally bring Richards in,Give him the lead role in the heart of the defence, bring lascalles in to the fold next season and hopefully this would go some way to solving our defensive weaknesses

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 19, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Cabella highlights v man city

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVsZf9IALM

    this guy’s gonna be a star for us

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