Newcastle To Swoop For Two Charlton Players

Newcastle United are rumored to be interested in 21 year-old central midfielder Jordan Cousins, who has played for all the England Youth sides through the U21 level and plays for Charlton Athletic.

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Jordan Cousins – 21 year-old central midfielder

Jordan came through the Charlton Youth Academy and made his debut in August of 2013 in a 4–0 win against Oxford United in the Capital One Cup.

Jordan has played 41 times for Charlton this season with 3 goals and 4 assists, and overall he has made 88 total appearances with five goals and six assists over the last two seasons for the Charlton first team.

Jordan was born in Greenwich and just by chance it looks like his contract at Charlton runs out this summer, so he would be available as a free agent, although Charlton would be due some compensation since he’s younger than 24.

Newcastle like to bring in young players on small transfer fees, who have yet to fully develop, and then when they have developed into better players at Newcastle, they are usually sold on at a big profit.

That’s good for the finances at Newcastle, but we also need to keep some of our best players, if we are ever going to have a good team again.

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Joe Gomez – 17 year-old center-back

Newcastle are also said to be interested in Charlton’s 17 year-old England defender Joe Gomez, who can play at center-back or right back.

And even though Joe is only 17, he already stands 6’2″ tall and has played 11 times for the Charlton first team and for the England U16, U17 and U19 Youth sides.

If Newcastle are indeed after these two youngsters it shows that Newcastle want to bring in more Englishmen into the squad, and maybe we’ll see a double swoop for the two of them in the summer.

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7 comments so far

  • Sazzer

    Mar 24, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #1

    To get our top targets then we probably need to get in a new head coach regardless what Carver does.

    I imagine a lot of young talented french players would rather choose Remi Garde and Newcastle over West Ham and big Sam if all else being equal. Despite us being below them in the table.

    Plug Carver into the same equation and I’m not sure that will pass up on equal paying or bigger paycheck elsewhere.

    Nothing against Carver it’s simply fact. It’s the same with McClaren. No players in their right mind would choose Everton over us with McClaren or Carver in charge. Maybe West Ham. McClaren surely have some connections in the Netherlands but he won’t beat Koeman in that market and even worse he might not even beat Dick Advocaat in that market.

    If all the coaches are more or less equal as managers then perhaps Tuchel is the one that can attract the best players to come here.

  • AncientC

    Mar 24, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #2

    “Newcastle like to bring in young players on small transfer fees, who have yet to fully develop, and then when they have developed into better players at Newcastle, they are usually sold on at a big profit.”

    That almost makes Newcastle sound like Ajax.

    Let’s be honest, we haven’t developed any players since we came up from the Championship – apart from Carroll that is. It is debatable if Carroll is even a good player, he would need to stay fit and perform consistently to prove that, which he hasn’t been able to do yet.

    That takes us to Cabaye & Debuchy. Cabaye came to our club a ready made player, he didn’t improve, more went backwards then started playing good again at the start of last season to earn his move away.

    Debuchy, came to the club a seasoned international, we didn’t make him into a better player, all he got was experience of the league. Debuchy even stated as much, when he mocked the training facilities at Newcastle in comparison to Arsenal etc.

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 24, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3


    I think you may be overstating that.

    Any player would be a fool not to meet a new head coach based on reputation.

    Also the name Sam Alardyce will mean nowt to a foreign player.

    Have you heard of Antoine Kombouaré?

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 24, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4


    For once I agree with you on something.

    I cant think of a single player we have developed and Cabaye definitely may not quite have moved backwards but he definitely did not quite fulfil the huge potential he had.

    If the club want to follow this policy, they need to understand the value of a good coaching team

  • nut meg

    Mar 24, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #5

    So what are your thoughts on John Carver introducing a football philosophy throughout the entire club,academy to the first team. That is part of the requirements of the new head coach as said by Lee Charnley in his interview. I find it frightening that he found out by a scout the a player he has known/coached over 4 years was capable of taking a corner kick.How come he never seen that in training ? You couldn’t make it up !

  • optimistic prime

    Mar 24, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #6


    I posted similar earlier, it’s beyond belief.
    Goes a long way to explaining why our set pieces are crap.

  • The Great Valerio

    Mar 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #7

    “Swoop.” Hahaaa


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