Newcastle After Shrewsbury Town Winger

Newcastle United must have a long target list for this summer’s transfer window,  because we’ll have to bring in a good number of players to strengthen the squad, , and Newcastle may not be able to get their top choices in, and therefore may have to go down the list a little if bigger clubs are in for some of our top targets – but there’s no doubt this is one of the most important summer transfer windows for some time for Newcastle United.

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Josh Ginnelly – young Shrewsbury winger

The latest news on Newcastle’s target is that we are supposed to =be interested in signing 18 year-old Shrewsbury Town winger Josh Ginnelly.

Josh was born in Coventry and must be one for Peter Beardsley’s Development squad, and the lad has been at Shrewsbury for a couple of years now.

But he just turned down professional terms for the club, and can be signed by other clubs this summer, with Sunderland and Stoke City also said to be interested in the player.

Goal is reporting on the youngster this morning, who has played only 3 times for the Shrewsbury first team, and initially came through the Aston Villa Youth Academy.

While the lad will be a free agent in the summer, Newcastle will still need to pay Shrewsbury some compensation for the player, but the amount will be minuscule – and it’s noticeable we are being linked with a lot more Englishmen these days – and that’s good.

Maybe we are being linked with lot more young Englishmen simply because Mike Ashley has realized if they become good players in a few years they will go for a higher price simply because they are English?

That would bring more money into the Newcastle coffers, so it’s possible.

This is an important part of Newcastle’s strategy which has never really worked in the eight years Mike Ashley has owned the club.

At the moment however, we seem to have good young players like Adam Armstrong, Olivier Kemen, Callum Roberts and Rolando Aarons coming through.

While these types of signings may not be as vital in the short-term to Newcastle, we have to get some good youngsters into the club if we are ever to build a top side again.

That outlook looks the dimmest it’s been for many years at the moment.


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10 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Apr 8, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #1

    sack pardue .com protest ……….club brought in extra stewards from out side the area from an event management company in manchester thats how things were so heavy handed pretty sure they will do the same again….. ASHLEY OUT

  • Reyantoon

    Apr 8, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Tuff / Lil
    Points taken.But it’s gonna be scary and mouthwatering final 7 games for us.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 8, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    lilo – re the breach of contract -that someone on here posted. The gist is that when a fan but his ST/T he enters into a contract with the club – subject to the ticketting conditions. If subsequently it is shown that the club have introduced additional (legally unreasonable/unfair’outside of the ticketting conditions) conditions to deny a sT/T holder entry into the ground which he has paid for – the club could then be in breach of contract. Civil stuff is not my bab but I think that was how it was explained.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 8, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #4

    error bab = bag

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 8, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Interesting, legal is probably the area I’m least clued up on for just about anything, but would be interesting to know more and if there was potentially a case to answer.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Mr Tuff/lil

    Think it was BandB who mentioned something along those lines. Could be wrong though.

    Ron knee

    As far as the regime’s concerned he’s ticked another box for them.

  • estechco

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    No disrespect to Shrewsbury Town, but this has to be a contender for Ed’s most depressing headline ever (and there a few that spring to mind)!?!

  • geordiesteve520

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Worse than the time we were after a midfielder from Ilkeston Town, who went on to turn us down?!

  • estechco

    Apr 8, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    I must have missed that one

  • John Tudor

    Apr 8, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #10

    wow the dwarf from the lord of the ring


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