There has been news over the last few days that Newcastle have been monitoring Ipswich Town’s 6’5″ tall defender Tyrone Mings, with the 22 year-old able to play center-back or left back, and there are articles in all the local papers today that Newcastle are ready to bid for the player.
Tyrone Mings – Newcastle interested
Take your pick about the fee because it’s quoted as anywhere from £8M to £10M and Newcastle are starting to understand it’s a lot more expensive to buy English players than it is a player from the continent, but that’s our new strategy so Newcastle will have to cough up the money to get these players into the club.
Steve McClaren is aware of Ming’s capabilities from managing in the Championship, and apparently one outcome of a meeting earlier this week with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr is that Newcastle will go after Mings.
Not surprisingly if Mings is to leave Ipswich the Championship side want the maximum fee possible for him, with Arsenal and West Brom the other clubs said to be interested in the player.
While there’s still a lot of time in the transfer market, and there has not been much business conducted by Premier League clubs yet, it’s very important that Newcastle show quickly that they can strengthen their squad this summer.
There are only two weeks left before the players return from pre-season, with the league starting one week early this season because of the Euro 2016 Championships in France next summer.
Newcastle must be aggressive in this transfer market and it would help if we can get in at least two signings in the next two weeks.
Newcastle are going to have to show some boldness and ambition this summer, if we are really going to significantly improve the squad.
But that’s been missing for a while now at the club, and Newcastle may be balking at some of the fees being request for their top targets – and if that’s true that would not be good news.