Newcastle Reportedly After Top 21 Year-old English Player

There’s a report in the Mirror that Newcastle United are interested in signing Ipswich Town’s Tyrone Mings in the January transfer window.

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings – 6’5″ Ipswich defender

It’s not the first time we have been linked with this player this season – who stands 6’5″ tall and usually plays at center-back or left back – but he is also very versatile and last week in the FA Cup tie replay against Southampton he was brought on to play on the left wing and he looked very good for Ipswich in an unusual role.

The 21 year-old joined Southampton in 2001 as an eight-year-old, but he was released back in 2009 when the Saints were in financial trouble.

Surprisingly enough in the summer of 2012 Mings even considered quitting the game completely, before he joined hometown club Chippenham Town, and the next year he joined Ipswich Town.

He made his debut for Ipswich on the last day of the 2012-2013 season against Burnley, but was second choice to Aaron Cresswell at left back last season before Cresswell left Ipswich Town for West Ham last summer, and Tyrone’s played 20 times for Ipswich this season.

Mings has now played 39 times for Ipswich in total, and the news in the Mirror is that Arsenal are trying to sign him – with Newcastle the other club said to be interested.

Most of these reports are not accurate about Newcastle being interested in players,  and that’s especially true this month, but this is one we hope is true,  because this lad looks like he could become an excellent player in the future.

Maybe Tyrone could be made into a top class center-back at Newcastle – we certainly need one.

It’s not surprising that Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy says that Tyrone Mings is not going anywhere in January, but maybe this lad could be a real transfer target of Newcastle’s in the summer?

What do you think?

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13 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Jail…”The Book”

    …look it up

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #2

    TS…if people backed Pardew they in this sport for all the wrong reasons

  • firebug666

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Even though Charnley says we are not in the market this January, and that the squad is full. mmmmmmm!

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Giv owa

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m sure Ipswich said he’s not for sale.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Saying our squad is full is lot of crap, get one out and replace him with another, simple really.

    Get rid of


  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #7
  • Bri

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #8

    He’s not what we need. We have the young guy from forest next season. What we do need is an established and experienced CH.

  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #9

    The only positive about Carver getting the job as most of expected is it’s a brave call we stay up under his stewardship…so it’ll be a good indicator as to whether he’s selling us or keeping us.

    If carver gets the job and we buy some new players in this window then he’ll want to keep us up and will spend money to do so and most likely will have realised he will not get his hands on rangers.

    If however carver gets the job and we don’t buy anyone in the window and let players go then that I think will be a clear indication he doesn’t give a fcuk if we go down cos he’s rolled over the SFA and is buying rangers.

    All hinges on what happens on the 27th

  • a long way from newbiggin

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Stop giving money to Ashley till he shows respect to the club and the supporters.

    Vote labour at the next election, they have a policy of putting 2 supporters on every football club board

  • toonicle

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Can play at LB? Well sign him up then, if there’s one thing we love it’s LB’s!

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #12

    If the money goes back in responsibly then there’s little to fairly and realistically bitterly complain about. There’s no obvious evidence to the contrary. The major real complaint is lack of timely transfers, in and out, but the club will simply argue it IS being responsible, and again, the market being what it is, they have a point. It’s wholly annoying that the club won’t pursue a Cup, but again, they’d argue the priority needs to be the league.

    Ashley is tight and he is using us, but it’s the money required to compete in the league that has burned the fingers of owners in the past, that is the greatest barrier to us spending. The returns aren’t there, relative to risk. We were 100 mill in debt, then went down and added a further 30 to it. That’s Newcastle and that came from Shepherd trying to compete and mismanagement, and all in all why we have Ashey and the austerity we are seeing now.

    It’s not likely to change, and only a rich benefactor could change it, however unlikely that is, and it’s basically why I maintain at least some optimism that the Ashley model might slowly turn us around, because frankly, better alternatives to Ashley realistically seemingly aren’t there and it seems to make more sense that he own a successful club for his own goals rather than an also ran one, and as a fan what real choice do you have, other than beating everything with a shit stick, which is no fun at all.

    Shepherd said himself recently that if the club were on the market for a pound it might be viable, and if you want to make money you shouldn’t be in it, and Ashley has found a way around it, and sorry as it sounds, he might just be our best bet in the real world.

    I favour the Barcelona model, what fan wouldn’t, or the City of Newcastle owning the club, but do either of those have wings, at this stage not at all. Added to that, Ashley has us running at a profit and a top centre forward, centre back, and coach away from being an entrenched top ten side and potentially in the European places, and all within reach. So the deep vitriol against the ownership seems a little ridiculous and pointless at times.

    I have no real sympathy for him, because I think he’s in it for himself, he is disliked, it’s understandable, but I think he has turned us around to a large degre with his money and his methods and it is still possible he can take us consistently beyond anything we’ve seen at Newcastle in my lifetime…. a viable competitive football club. That can happen, and also one that hasn’t been financially doped, which surely would be a good thing. I’m willing to wait and see, before giving up hope, and I won’t be solely blaming Ashley if he doesn’t deliver, but moreover the football landscape in general.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 22, 2015 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Money talks: Clubs’ revenue in 2013-14


    1 (1) Real Madrid 459.5

    2 (4) Man United 433.2

    3 (3) Bayern M 407.7

    4 (2) Barcelona 405.2

    5 (5) Paris S-G 396.5

    6 (6) Man City 346.5

    7 (7) Chelsea 324.4

    8 (8) Arsenal 300.5

    9 (12) Liverpool 255.8

    10 (9) Juventus 233.6

    11 (11) B Dortmund 218.7

    12 (10) Milan 208.8

    13 (14) Tottenham 180.5

    14 (13) Schalke 178.9

    15 (20) Atletico M 142.1

    16 (-) Napoli 137.8

    17 (15) Internazionale 137.1

    18 (16) Galatasaray 135.4

    19 (-) Newcastle 129.7

    20 (-) Everton 120.5

    *Last year’s position in brackets

    Newcastles revenue up 35%. All relative of course, considering all EPL clubs have increased revenues, but should allow us to be more competitive in Europe atleast, if we did get back there.


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