Newcastle Keeping Tabs On Ipswich Defender

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.

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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?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • clinath@ed

    Jun 15, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Is it me?
    Or is it every time we are connected to a player for a day or so, Liverpool move in?
    Do you think we’ve got them worried….?

  • cyprus

    Jun 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Is this player good enough for the big next step? Don’t we have that Forest player and the Aussie youngster for CB?

    I think we need a world class CB, a ten million one, like Colo was when we got him. Colo, with someone actually better than him, will do fine in this position.

    In order to compete in the PL, you need two equally good players in each position, so that when one is injured, out of form, or doesn’t fit in a formation, can easily be replaced.

    How do they all stay match fit and happy? Rotation, Watson.

  • firebug666

    Jun 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #3

    How could we have been linked with buying this player in January, it’s a well known fact that the club will not do anymore business in the winter window.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Jun 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    My thoughts on L’pool exactly but they have an owner who splashes mega bucks !!

  • ToonTiger

    Jun 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Zouma may be on the move.
    Bas Dost gathering pace.

    Someone has linked us as unnamed club with Tevez lol

  • WLtoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Liverpool and Swansea dont need scouts to find talent, they just wait to see who the numpties from Tyneside are INTERESTED in, then wait a few days and offer a few Million more thn we were supposed to have offered.
    Peace of P,ss

  • lochinvar

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #7

    If we sign Mings and Dost wouldn’t surprise me if Ashley change sponsors and we ended up with The Jolly Green Giants !


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