Newcastle have been watching Ipswich Town’s Tyrone Mings all last season, and we were linked with a possible move for him in the January transfer window, and the 22 year-old signed a new deal last September to keep him at the club until the end of June, 2017 – and that’s probably to protect what they see as an investment in Tyrone.
The lad stands 6’5″ tall and we need some height in Newcastle’s defense and in the team generally, and last year Tyrone played a total of 44 times for Ipswich with one goal.
Tyrone Mings – 6’5″ tall Ipswich defender
Mings came through the famous Southampton Youth Academy and he joined them back in 2001 as an eight year-old, but in 2009 he was released when Southampton were struggling with various financial problems, and Alan Pardew joined the club as their new manager.
Mings plays left back and was brought into the first team last season to replace Aaron Cresswell, when Aaron joined West Ham last summer.
Tyrone usually plays at left back but he is a versatile player and can also play at center-back – where his height is more useful.
There’s news today that West Brom are making a move for the youngster with Newcastle and West Ham also interested and the news is being reported in the Express.
If Newcastle did sign Mings it would be to make him into a center-back, and with his massive height and good control on the ground, he could become a very good central defender.
However, it looks like West Brom are leading the chase for him.
Tyrone is a smashing lad and he has a reputation for doing lots of charity work and on Christmas Day back in 2013 he spent his time feeding homeless people – so there are no problems with the character of this lad – and he has great potential.
Tyrone could be a very good signing for Newcastle United, but maybe the powers-that-be think we are well off in the left back position, with both Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara fighting it out for the starting position at Newcastle.
What do you think?