Top Players Now Willing To Join Newcastle United

One of the outcomes of the just announced massive new three year deal for the TV rights to the Premier League,  is that more players will want to play in England, and one big reason for that is the big money available and of course the agents will be rubbing their hands at all the money they will be able to make from the summer of next year when the new deal kicks in.

The old TV deal was also a draw for top players, but it will be even more so now.

max kruse 987

Max Kruse – proud to be associated with Newcastle

The new deal – which we reported on yesterday – is a massive £5.14B, up from the £3B it is for the current three year deal, which runs out a year come June.

That will help to catapult the 20 Premier League teams up the Deloitte Money League, which is based on the revenues of football clubs.

The English clubs will gain on all other European clubs who don’t have anywhere near the TV money from the TV rights to their leagues.,

So with that background, it’s not surprising that Borussia Monchengladbach striker Max Kruse has said that he is proud that Newcastle have shown interest in him.

This is what he said in SportBild, when asked about the interested of a certain Newcastle United:

“I have noticed, and it makes me already proud that such clubs are being connected with me, but it is not the time to deal with this.”

In fact a lot of the top players in Europe will now be eyeing the Premier League, because of the big money (and wages) that will be available, and also it’s the most watched sports league around the world.

When the new deal kicks in it will also be the richest league in the world and overtake the NFL.

Max Kruse was one of the strikers we were linked with before and during the January transfer window.

Here’s some information about the player and it was the Mirror who reported that we were willing to bid £9M (seems a lot) for the German International:

Max is only 26 years old so he fits the profile of players owner Mike Ashley likes to sign for the Magpies, and while at Freiburg before he joined Monchengladbach in the summer of 2013, he scored 12 goals in 39 appearances, so the 5’11¨ player is a decent enough goalscorer but not prolific.

Southampton are also said to be interested in signing the player, according to the Mirror report – and this lad would look like a good buy for Newcastle, if we can get him through the door.

Kruse was at FC St. Pauli for three seasons before moving to SC Freiburg,and he scored 22 goals in exactly 100 appearances for the club.

Kruse got his first call up to the German senior squad for a friendly against Ecuador in May of last year, and since then he has 10 full caps and one goal for Germany, and he also played for the Germany U19, U20 and U21 sides.

He played 24 times for those German Youth sides with 8 goals.

Kruse failed to make the German World Cup squad last summer,  but he was in the German team that beat Gibraltar 4-0 in the last International break and played the whole game, and he was also a substitute in the  1-1 draw with Ireland.

This season in the Bundesliga he has scored 7 goals in 21 appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach.

He has 10 full German caps with one goal.

So Max Kruse would seem to be a decent signing if Mike Ashley is willing to pay out the money for him in the summer.

The side effects of the massive new PL deal will be increased wages and increased transfer fees (we’re not saying that’s particularly good), with top players more willing to come to play in England in what will be the richest and most popular sports league in the world.

Comments welcome.

You can follow us on our three social media sites below:

6 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 12, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #1


    On Ashley
    I can remember an argument with a mate down the pub years ago – he was loving the influx of glamorous foreign players into the Prem when SKY came in and the money arrived. Wanted to see the grounds improve, the pitches look green, watch top class football etc etc. My view was that SKY will kill football. Its happening, but not quite in the way I thought. The soul, atmosphere, working class letting off of steam have all gone.Of course it was far from a perfect match day experience! My main worry though is that even if Ashley sold up and left there are less and less dream owners now. This money is attracting a different animal into the game. The riches are there, the rewards for mediocrity plain to see. Get in the Prem, a vehicle for your business and a license to print money.

  • davetoon

    Feb 12, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    TV money may have increased but Scrooge McDuck dont give a f@.k

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 12, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #3

    22toonarmydownsouth // Feb 12, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Sadly his accent seems to be some peoples only justification in there claims “he’s doing a good job”

    I’d love to know what that is based on, i really would
    The football, at best, is poor
    Our passing has regressed and is frankly Sunday league standard, we’ll perhaps string 2-3 moves together over 90 minutes, or like last night, none at all
    Our attackers look more isolated than ever, which i genuinely didn’t think was possible!
    Our defence is a shambles, yes options are limited but we seem even less organised than usual
    As for his substitutions a blind chimp could of told you that around the 55 minute mark something desperately needed to change and a sub had to be made
    His other bizarre claim last night is that he made a change and successful nullified Bolasie….did he f**k, to nullify him would of been to make the change BEFORE he set there goal up, which had been coming for some time

    The bloke is inept, it’s that simple

  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 12, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #4

    There’s another take on the 5bn effect: it will level the playing field for non-CL clubs. Revenue is (a) TV, (b) match day, (c) brand-related. The bigger (a) becomes, the less important (b) and (c) become. If Newcastle/Ashley really did “aspire” to stay nailed to the middle of the table (which I very much doubt), we would still have to spend the extra money on players because the teams in the lower third will certainly spend their windfall on building squads to stay up. The new deal is great news for the quality of footbal at Newcastle.

  • yorkymag

    Feb 12, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s simply carver needed to change his game plan when leading so late into the game
    Ok his two up front got us the goal but not adapting quick enough got them their equaliser
    His subs were simply uncomprehendable and if anything gave palace more of the game late on
    That’s two games on the trot we have failed to see out games ,demonstrating a lack of leadership as we’ll as tactical ability
    If you want one moment that sums it up go to the Stoke game and ask yourself why with 85 mins played leading 1 nil does the keeper rush up to the half way line and punt a long ball to the gallowgate
    Cause carver don’t have it simple do you think a mouriniho team would have done that

  • lesh

    Feb 12, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Ed’s of course assuming that Ashley’ll pass on any increased revenue on in the form of increased wages etc

    A valid assumption? Yes with most other owners but with Ashley, little or no chance.

    Players’ agents, and coaches and their agents for that matter will demand a bigger slice of the cake.

    So, we can look forward to yet another season of cheap, injury-prone signings and being stuck with Carvdue!

    Mouth-watering won’t describe the 2015/16 season at NUFC – it’ll be a case of same crap, different season!


You must log in to post a comment.