This Defender Would Be Top Signing This Summer

Newcastle were linked with 21 year-old 6’5″ tall (it’s those hamburgers) Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings in January, but Mick McCarthy was able to hold on to one of his top youngsters,  at least through the end of the season.

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Tyrone Mings – 6’5″ Ipswich Town defender

Mings can play at left back or center-back and he has also played on the left wing,  but maybe because of his height he could be made into a top center-back as he matures, and of course Newcastle need strengthening at center-back.

We are not very strong in that position at the moment.

We expect (maybe hope is a better word) Newcastle will bring in some new players in the summer, since we didn’t strengthen in January,  and it seems we will lose Davide Santon to Inter-Milan in the summer, and have already sold Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma for £5.5M – so we will have to bring in some new defenders.

We are also short of a central midfield creative player and short of experienced strikers – so we could see as many as five new players brought  in over the summer, when we should also have a new head coach.

Tyrone is one of the top young English players around at the moment, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made it clear in December that the 21 year-old is on the Arsenal radar scree.

If that’s true,  there cannot be much hope that Newcastle can sign the youngster, who is worth around £8M.

Manchester United and Everton are also said to be interested in the young Englishman – and Crystal Palace offered £3M for Mings on the last day of the summer transfer window last year.

Mings signed a new three year deal at Ipswich in late summer, which keeps him under contract at the East Anglia club until 2017, and he’s so far played 49 times for Ipswich with 7 assists, and has made 30 first team appearances this season.

We are hoping that Newcastle’s interest in the 6’5″ powerhouse is true,  and he would be a top acquisition for the Tyneside club in the summer.

What do you think?

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7 comments so far

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #1

    dont need him. Getting saylor back next year will be like a new signing.

  • toon kk

    Feb 24, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Thats it keep getting player’s from the lower leagues, at least they’ll fit in with what we’ve got.

  • lesh

    Feb 24, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #3

    What’s the point? If he’s any good he’ll be sold by next January!

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 24, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Stop it ed with these articles that actually hurt us more.

    We all know we won’t buy unless they are cheap and will be sold as soon as they’re good. I doubt we are actually interested in anyone at this time.

  • jayphoto

    Feb 24, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m no mystic Meg, but heres my prediction for NUFC’s summer transfer window- Club will bring in an out of contract player for nowt and 2 young players years away from 1st team level.
    Sissoko and Cisse will be sold.
    In July they start looking at managers aswell as saying they’ll use preseason to look at youngsters. (They won’t tho)
    In Mid/late August they’ll appoint a manager. im guessing mclaren but Garde seems a bit cryptic lately
    They’ll then starting looking at players using the fact we had no manager as an excuse!
    We’ll then sign 2 players. A centre midfielder and a striker. My guess is 6m for the midfielder and 4-5m for the striker. Outlay in total 12-15m.
    Club will then spout off about how weve signed 5 players and a manager and spent alot of money when in truth we’ll be 5-10m up from dealings in summer window and they’ll be no mention of the 15m we recouped in the winter window or the £160m of 2 years worth of tv money that no one has seen.

  • Brutooon

    Feb 24, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #6

    He would make Mike Williamson sh*t at his own pants.

  • Sav

    Feb 25, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Tell him he can have his choice of the two centre-back shirts and the captain’s armband – and Carver’s seat in the dugout.


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