Newcastle Interested In Impressive Young England Defender

Newcastle are one of the clubs said to be interested in QPR’s young and impressive full-back Darnell Furlong.

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Darnell Furlong – Newcastle interested in 19 year-old

The Luton-born 19 year-old made his debut in the 2-1 defeat at Hull City last weekend,  when Joey Barton managed to get himself sent off again, this time for punching one of the Hull City players – and he made it a lot easier for Hull to get a vital 3 points at home.

Darnell signed his first professional contract last March,  and he has not been capped at any youth level by England, but other clubs said to be interested in the right-back include West Brom, Crystal Palace and Hull City.

The story is in the Mail today, and Darnell is the son of former Birmingham and QPR striker Paul Furlong.

QPR are battling against relegation for the second successive season,  but even with losing at Hull last weekend they are still in 4th bottom place on 22 points,  and above Burnley and Aston Villa but only just – on goal difference.

Furlong is said to be one of the most promising youngsters at QPR but if QPR are relegated they will find it difficult to hold onto their players including good youngsters like Darnell.

He came through the Youth Academy at QPR, and Newcastle are always interested in signing good young players before they become too expensive and the idea is to bring them to the club and then develop them into players who can play in the first team.

But if they become too good for Newcastle, because other big clubs come after them or they want European football, they are sold on at a profit.

That’s one reason Newcastle’s financial results, if not our actual football results, are outstanding.

If Newcastle are to build a good team in the future, the club will have to find some way to keep our good players rather than selling them off for money.

As far we can tell Furlong looks a very decent player and comes highly rated.

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6 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Black and White with an army lol “we would probably be relegated under Shepard and Hall and probably never would of got back up”

    May I ask what makes you believe the previous owners would have got the club relegated?

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #2

    The one thing I don’t understand is MA’s view on cup comps and Europe, surely having a successful club will give him a broader stage to advertise his shop. Who buys a football club not to make them successful? The more successful you are the more money you gain. Not rocket science is it?

  • jayphoto

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #3

    qpr won’t find hard to keep him if they get relegated! It would probably benefit him as higher paid players would leave and he’d get a season of first team football…..
    Charlie Austin on the other hand…..

  • BandB

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4


    I think it is all about risk and investment.
    They seem to have made it clear that the Europa League does not offer an acceptable ratio of risk v investment.
    We are not Champions’ League contenders anymore. It is an expensive club to be in, and i don’t see any evidence that we have elite ambitions.
    Outside the Champions’ League, the reward for success is a place in the Europa League. That includes cups.
    Which is why I think that unless we see a statement from the club that is very different from the “business as usual” statements Charnley made at Christmas, there is no logical reason whatsoever to believe that a huge and game-changing new tranche of investment in players and coaching staff is about to be made in the summer.
    They keep saying it will be business as usual. Why should anyone doubt them?

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    BandB I can see what you mean but as a loyal fan I cannot see the impetuous to support the club, if we aren’t trying to win anything then we have no ambition! Surely empty seats should give MA an inclination things need to change (although I can’t see that happening)

  • BoyDoneGood

    Feb 25, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #6

    [BTW I jjust answered some of your other points – Oortoon’s and Tequilamag’s too – on the previous thread.]

    You are mistaken if you think that other managers have not been wary of cup runs. Both Wenger and Ferguson have been criticised in the past for fielding second elevens full of kids. You only need to look at our season after EL qualification – courting relegation. Cissé played so many games his scoring rate virtually halved. It must have cost £20M in tv money, and nearly cost a lot more. Basically, you can’t venture there unless you have strength in depth. A striker and a centreback are not enough. And – as pointed out – even a top 4 team may run oiut of resources through injury, international demands, etc, and have to sacrifice a cup run.


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