Potential Transfer Blow To Newcastle

The striker we have probably been linked with the most this season is Danny Ings of Burnley who is only 22 years old, English and can put the ball into the back of the net.

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Danny Ings – not for sale next month?

The scenario is that Danny’s contract runs out in the summer, and at that time Burnley would lose him for nothing when he becomes a free agent.

Therefore, the thinking has been that a bid of say £3M could tempt Burnley to sell him in January.

But Burnley manager Sean Dyche is having none of it, and has come out today and said Burnley have no intention of letting their England’s U21 International striker leave next month:

“I have no concerns whatsoever. I’ve been asked that question for the last two years.” “It’s just the reality of the situation and we have open dialogue with him and his agent.”

“The club have made it quite clear how much they value the players we’ve got and we’re in a good position cash-wise because we haven’t spent a lot of money.

“If anything, we’re thinking about adding to the squad.”

Burnley still have hopes of signing Danny to a new deal at the Lancashire club, and we suppose that could still happen.

And as far as the finances go – if Burnley can keep Danny with them through the end of the season, he could help them stay in the Premier League with his goals.

And with clubs getting anywhere from £60M to £100M from the PL every May,  then losing Danny for nothing in the summer wouldn’t be a big financial hit to them – if they are still in the PL next season.

Sunderland,  Southampton and Ajax are also said to be keen to sign the striker.

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35 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Dec 23, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1


    pards loves and odd job man that can play anywhere

    I fear for dummett can play at left back looks like he could be a good cb he was thrown to the wolves at right back next up for him is dm and we can call him the new perch

    when really what he needs to be doing is playing cb and sticking to it

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    So now Sameobi joins his esteemed manager in blaming the crowd for encouraging the team to score a goal. You just couldn’t make this s–t up.

    This is from the Ameobi who usually loses the ball and then fouls someone!

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 23, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3


    It won’t be fear of relegation if one or two get injuries or suspension but it could easily prevent us from picking up points in games we could have etc which I think will be his worry.

    He knows that fans will instantly blame the fact he used them in a cup game, even if he was going out for the win and gets it.

    I think it will also hinge around the fact that we should be able to beat a (likely understength) Leicester even with a weakened team out ourselves.

    Game theory is very interesting.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Just back from Newcatle and seeing the derby from the Gallowgate and loved every minute..well except for the last one when they scored. What an atmosphere!! I was buzzing! Look for a Gibraltar flag behind the goal and you’ll see me there.

    I even got the Golden Ticket from the match day programme so got to meet Gouffran and a few of the other players! I’ll be on the next matchday programme holding the signed shirt

    What a shame about the result though..but the fun I had softened the blow.

    Great memories and wishing I was still there and now working right now.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Dec 23, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5

    I doubt fans would blame him for playing a full strength side in the cup. I think most fans would prefer to see the cup prioritised now that we are looking less likely of pushing the top 6, and are unlikely to be in real danger of going down (bar a Pardew meltdown).

    It will be interesting to see how Leicester treat the game, whether they go for it or give it up. Whoever plays for them will graft hard though, and will be working to a set game plan. They won’t come out and attack and Pardew struggles to break organised and hard working teams down.

  • stuart no9

    Dec 23, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    We have all banged on about a CF for years now, we are still waiting .untill we get one we will struggle .
    For at least 2 years the club knew we needed one , we have always had a no 9 as far as tradition goes and that’s where I think Ashley has proven again that goals are not something he’s really concerned about , after all even now at xmas we are in the perfect position for him , why will he buy one when he knew we wanted one years ago and never bothered also sitting pretty perched at mid table won’t really trigger a panic buy in January that’s why I think if we do buy anyone it will be a defender .
    They can’t rely on Williamson sailor is prone a bit to injuries , the back four as a group are suspect . We need cover . I feel Ashly’s preference will be in that area or we go down . The goals are not important to him they win games and I believe he has a target of how many games he ants to win each season , exeed that target and it may put us or pardew in a awkward position as far as Europe is concerned which will never happen as long as Ashley is here , so avoiding relegation is key . To do that we need to stablise the defence . That is the ares they will be looking to strengthen . It will become all too clear in the next 2 years his intensions when he starts to build a team in Glasgow with CL in mind . Coz I believe that is why he has bought it , I believe CL will be their priority or else why buy into it . Just note in time the quality heading to Scotland . One thing is for sure , pardew will have nothing to do with it . He’s not good enough – Ashley knows that

  • south coast toon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #7

    i dont think its a blow, how many goals has he scored this season, we should be bringing in a striker that can score loads and will be ahead of perez and cisse and wingers who can create for cisse as ive said all season hes are best hope of scoring goals id be happy to sell tiote if all the money and some went on striker and winger, i think we can wait for cb as we have played well in games with dumment there, but not putting the ball in the net cost us again sunday i would think lascacette would be ambtious target but we need that calaba of striker is pea still on the bench in germany and how about ayew is he near the end of his contract he has an impressive amout of assists if i remember and has alot of pace
    dont expect anything from man utd or everton with the injuries we have
    get shot of ferrya, yang, scrap arfas contract, give riv away and we have wages freed up spend some bloody money ashley were not far away on our day just need some rel quality here and there


    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    south coast toon at 7 pea is playing in germany and they are struggling near the bottom of the league and need him. most of the french league is a poor standard , watch it all the time but iam close to giving up. van wolfswinkel scores regularly in it .remember how many cabella and riviere scored and assisted last season and how they have done this season . the last thing we want is to sign another french flop imo.

  • martoon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    JP…from The Rock @4 – Glad you had a great time – you make a good point that hasn’t been mentioned on here (at least I haven’t seen it) because of the defeat. The atmosphere was great and the banter raucous without being too nasty and fair play to the mackems for applauding in the 17th minute – really it was just the result that sucked 🙂

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Martoon- Thank you. It was excellent and the perfect weekend trip. My girlfriend is a fully converted magpie now 🙂 to top it off I could not believe my luck that I was the one that won the golden ticket..amazing! 😀

  • south coast toon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #11

    at 8
    id love an english striker but ings hasnt scored enough in the pl this season and although hes a good player he wont score enough we need 15 to 20 at least from a striker
    and cant agree more with you on the french flop thing, but remy was the real deal when he came, cabeye did alright, debuchy hes moved on as well, haridha ,sissoko, pea was our first chioce over remy and co and our scouting do get it right very often but not in the case of riverra who most of us didnt rate before he came, cabbela is light weight but starting to improve
    danny ings is not good enough charlie austin has 12 goals this season
    sakho of west ham has around 8 another target from france who has done well in his first season
    ulloa at leister has scored a few
    pelle at southampton the same
    no if we are getting a striker its got to be one of better quality than all mention above as we should be beating these teams and have better players than ings dig deep ashley

  • Sliema

    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #12


    I was there. The atmosphere was fantastic. The Sunderland fans behaved reasonably well all game EXCEPT when Saylor got injured.

    During the delay the Mackems were chanting “we wish you were dead, we wish you were deeeeeead. Steven Taylor we wish you were dead”.

    I was sitting beneath the unwashed and heard it very loud an clear, they were all chanting it. Absolutes disgrace.

  • mindshaft

    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Ings had a decent game against us but don’t think he’s the answer – although knowing Ashley and his eye for a deal this doesn’t mean we wont try and sign him…
    Burnley would be mad to sell in Jan as he is the only person in that squad who can score the goals they’ll need to stay up and collect the 60 million prem money next season – it’s worth letting him go for free in the summer rather than collect 5 million in Jan

  • dazzler

    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #14


    I was in the west corner and heard clear as day too. It wasn’t a handful of scumbags, but the entirety of their support which was harsh. But had it been Cattermole I suspect tens of thousands would be singing the same.

    I also love how the sad gits have stolen our cheer up Peter Reid song, and re-invented it to something far less original.

  • martoon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Sliema @12 – I sit in that area too and heard that chant which, yes, was over the top but slightly tounge in cheek. I had to laugh at their “Lock up your horses, there’s going to be hell” song.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #16

    I would love to see Pardew show some b*lls and threaten to resign if our best player is once again sold in the January transfer window.

    Just as likely to see the Pink Arrow Ariel Porcine Formation team do a fly past of St James Park at the Everton game!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #17


    We can look forward to 34% possession, containing football and being the lowest goal scorers for at least another 4 years under the smirking gimp !!!

  • Albertan_J

    Dec 23, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Wishful thinking at best! Why would anyone come to us knowing they chance to be played out of position in a defensive formation for a tactically inept mouthpiece that only stumbles onto wins.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #19


    What league do you think that is likely to be in. I think we probably have the players to do well in the Championship or even League 1.

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #20


    Is it only four more years?

  • Reyantoon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #21

    I agree with ED.The best chance of getting 3 pts in this month was against Sunderland & it’s gone.And I don’t expect anything in the next two games.It’s bad time to be a toon fan.
    I have also lost some passion for our club.Just like some fans here.Valle said it exactly what I want to say in his earlier post.
    Personally,unless we sign one of Grenier or Lacazatte, it looks like a joke supporting NU..

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Munster Mag // Dec 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Very disappointed with Pardew and tactics v Mackems. I hathe the stupid pointless abuse he gets from some of the knuckleheads on this site, but claiming that we were so brave in trying to win the game and his attacking front foot philosophy makes a mockery of the two defensive midfielders and isolating Perez up front. For his system to work, we badly need pacey wingers :

    1. To broaden the pitch for Sissoko and a playmaker
    2. To allow him to play the defensive approach that he likes.

    He needs to be supported financially to get these players and a striker / centre half etc. My real concern is that we will flog Sissoko and go into decline just like we did after Cabaye. We know this team doesnt have a lot of mental fortitude and they showed that in spades when Cabaye left. I would be quite concerned re this. The sooner we get the Algerian back the better.

    wow, seems very silly of you to have a go at the knuckleheads , then basicly say the same thing we say, its like you think your better than us, and only people on your level can have a go at him

    whats more silly is you saying he needs more financial support, for what exactly? if your thinking transfers, surely he would need to be in control of who he gets first, as i think he has wasted what he had bought for him in the summer. rivi and cabella were 18 mil between them. both sat on the bench we have a striker that has not seen the light of day yet.

    id personally like a new manager who new what he was doing, we have good players. i mean for some reason cabella has been cosen to represent france, goofy gets in our team ahead of him, surely thats speaks volumes about our manager. hmmm

    me i think your a clown who knows very little, climb back under your pro pardew rock with your five friends

  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Essex Geordie Bill

    Living in a dream land.

    What exactly would be his incentive?

    He knows he wont get a bigger job than this and even with his record here he’d walk into a job at West Brom, Stoke, Palace etc.

    What do you do for a living and would you resign if you faced problems at work. He knew what he was getting into before he took the job.

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #24


    I’d buy him a pint

  • beefman13

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #25

    9th place at the moment, thats the bonus sorted for next year plus no Europa league, would they take this now? happy days for MA!

    Personally i think we have bit more to offer im not buying in to it, even though i cant blame those who do, a couple of signing of quality in this coming window could push us on again, it does not matter who is coming back after injury, injurys happen again, andif Sissoko gets crocked we need someone to make things happen, and im not sure we have that apart from young Aarrons, we cannot rest on our laurels, you have been warned MIKE!

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #26

    As incentive 😉

  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Rotonda heights

    The contain and counter system may not be the champagne stuff you want to watch but as far as Pards is concerned its the best way for him to do his job: get enough points to stay up.

    Sometimes you have to admit you dont have the players to play like Barcelona.

    At the end of the day. There is no pressure from the owners to improve the style of play. Its points they want.

  • LGFUAD21

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Someone once started a kickstarter to raise £1m to pay the band Weezer to stop making record.

    What if Newcastle did that to pay Pardew to resign?

    Problem is that £1m is probably nothing to him.

  • toonking

    Dec 23, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #29


    where is this statement about sammy blaming the crowd?

    you’ve got to think mind in all honesty our crowd is more noisier when playing away than it is when playing at home, This is no fault of the of the crowd mind, it’s another of these things ashley does to destroy the club because a few years ago he split the singing section up because he didn’t like the abuse he deserves.

    why do you never give critism towards ashley, are you a person that is quite old, meaning long term isn’t an issue?

    for all the nonsense we see made by pardew their is twice as much nonsense caused by ashley.

    1 split up the singing section
    2. changes the stadium name
    3. has wonga as sponsers
    4.constantly appointing rubbish as directors or managers
    5.doesn’t allow spending for one whole season
    6. constantly sells players without a replacement
    7. only ever seems to be buying CM when it’s the striker, RW and CB we need
    8 changed the name of shearers bar.
    9 doesn’t give advertising companies the chance of avertisment instead he puts up masses of SD.
    10 now is causing possible mayhem at rangers.

    you’ve also got proof of how awful he is with staff through a documentry about his way of running SD
    A minimum wages or even un paid contracts
    B the places which make the stuff are treating children like slaves.

    he is just a complete b@stard who the sooner we see leave the club the sooner pardew leaves.
    but whilst he’s here, pardew is here because pardew is doing as told, finishing above relegation, avoiding europe and not being a critic of ashley.

  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #30

    kudos to toonking i agree with the majority of what he says he has my seal of approval lol

  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #31

    stoke would be a dream move for pards all those lovely 0 – 0’s and no criticism for it

  • optimistic prime

    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Who’s this Kudos bloke play for?
    Everyone’s talking about him

  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #33


  • Munster Mag

    Dec 23, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Catchy, you’re a pointless fool ( a non NUFC fan) who wants newcastle to lose a lot so that people will listen to your Pardew bile. I have clearly stated that I disagree with the constant negativity of some of the morons on this site. For example, if Pardew leaves Tiote on, he’s defensive. If he takes Tiote off and we lose a goal, he’s tactically naive. You’re one of those idiots. If I cant point some Pardew failings, without being called a hypocrite ) , then knuckleheads like you need to give your knuckleheads a shake. I have said for years but will say it again for your simple mind: Pardew is an average manager in an average team at an average club ( in terms of league placing ) . We can do better than him, and we can do worse. The silly brigade cant accept that, for some reason and the man can do no good, whatsoever. This is clearly ridiculous. BTW, I hope you enjoyed looking like a fool when HBA proved useless, AGAIN, at Hull. I guess Pardew was wrong about that too. Oh well, hopefully NUFC will lose their next games and get dumped from the FA Cup and your 2 mates on this site can be happy with you for Christmas.

  • bignes

    Dec 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #35

    Think this may be the first of ashleys rangers links

    If nufc sign him, its a tribunal, if ranger sign him hea going abroad so itll be free

    Rangers sign him, loan him to nufc before we pay rangers a nominal fee for him in jan 2016

    All legal and above board!


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