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 – 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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