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Newcatle Interested in Bournemouth Center-Back

2:37 pm, Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

There’s news today in The Sun that Newcastle United are interested in Bournemouth central defender Steve Cook, and Steve can also play at right back.

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Steve Cook – Bournemouth defender

Newcastle need some central defenders brought in this summer, since it’s been a problem position for us over the last two seasons, although we will be getting Jamaal Lascelles from Nottingham Forest into the first team squad this summer.

21 year-old Lascelles spent a year on loan at Forest, after we signed him along with Forest first team goalkeeper Karl Darlow last summer.

Since Cook signed on at Bournemouth from Brighton in 201,  he’s played 154 times with 9 goals and 5 assists for the Cherries, and last season he played 49 times with five goals and 2 assists.

Steve started his career at Brighton & Hove Albion and came through their Youth Academy, and he was on loan at various clubs such as Mansfield and Bournemouth before joining Bournemouth full time three years ago.

We don’t think Newcastle will sign a specialist right back this summer as a back-up to the impressive Daryl Janmaat, but rather sign somebody like Steve Cook who can play in multiple positions along the back four.

Steve Cook’s another Englishman and Newcastle could sign quite a few English players this summer, as the attention shifts away from recruiting form France.

The Sun is reporting that Steve Cook could even be Steve McClaren’s first signing for Newcastle, and obviously the new Newcastle head coach thinks highly of the player.

A couple of center-backs could be leaving Newcastle this summer, probably Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor, or even Fabricio Coloccini.

But Newcastle may wan to  keep the experienced Argentine on board for McClaren’s first season, and let him leave next summer as a free agent, when his contract is up – after eight years on Tyneside.

Young impressive Bournemouth manager Steve Howe cannot be too happy is he loses his first team center-back, before their first season in the Premier League.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Toon fan

    I’d like to have Bas Dost, you are right stats can be deceiving but goals scored stats are slightly different to pass completion or any other stat. I think his stats were 17 starts 4 bench apps 17 goals in a league which is not to dissimilar to ours for physicality.

    The main reason I want Bas Dost is because he’s 6ft 5in not gonna lie but we haven’t had an aerial presence like that in the opposing box especially for crosses and more importantly set pieces such as corners.

    I think to many get carried away with the Riviere type of forward, does the donkey work but is an actual donkey when it comes to scoring…..give me a goalscorer any day of the week over a grafter for the team!!

  • 2 Our Toon // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Underwhelming to say the least if this is true, we need class CB’s….kdeally ball playing CB’s not jack of all trades!!

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Thuavin again

  • 4 Mr Magpie // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    No thanks….next!!!

  • 5 midweek weekend // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    occer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce
    Update: #NUFC hope to secure Charlie Austin transfer by the early part of next week #QPR playing slight hardball over transfer fee

    Were currently odds on to sign him, would be a great first signing

  • 6 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Would take this lad as a squad player as long as (like our toon says) we sign a class, ball-playing defender with presence.

  • 7 WWSBRD // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    The defense isnt getting sorted out because we need to sell before we buy

  • 8 Kris // Jun 12, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    These relegated players could do well combined, maybe more to take from here?

    Trippier, Caulker, Davies, Robertson
    M. Philips, Fer, Diame, Ince
    Austin, Ings

  • 9 WWSBRD // Jun 12, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Austin and Ings scored goals and looked generally like good players yes
    Ince wasnt seen as good enough for Hull who had crap wingers, very risky imo
    Diame I thought he was still at West Ham which shows how much impact he made at there
    Fer loves a relegation party no keen on him
    Philips just not all that good it turns out worse buy than Ince who as I said above is a risk

    Caulker lost his heart but potentially could be good but I wouldnt buy him now maybe if he does well in the Championship in Jan take another look. Davies no better than what we have. Full backs I would take but not for what Hull want am unsure over Trippiers price tag though

    Heaton maybe but with Darlow coming in and hopefully a new boss will stick a fire under Kruls a**e again not sure we would need him specially if we keep Woodman

  • 10 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM

  • 11 Brettone // Jun 12, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    What a load of rubbish from all contributors so far. Cook has zero interest in going up north to a club that by a whisker avoided the drop. In any case, no member of the AFCB squad has any intention of leaving – despite various agents working their socks off spewing out misleading transfer info! To read the latest transfer news makes you laugh – so many articles released by agents acting for the ‘over 35 brigade’ – you’d think there’s some huge surge to sign up the retirees!

  • 12 nufc 11 // Jun 12, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Stand up the new Mike Williamson?

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