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Swansea Could Beat Newcastle To This Striker

4:44 pm, Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

It was only four years ago that Swansea were promoted to the Premier league,  after almost falling out of the football league completely back in 2002 – but they are now a very well-managed club and they have built up an excellent team over the last few years.

Their manager Gary Monk is also one of the up-and-coming managers in England at just 36 years of age.

Troy Deeney

Watford’s Troy Deeney – in demand

Swansea along with Southampton are two teams who have pulled ahead of Newcastle in building up a good side over the last couple of years, and we only hope that Newcastle can do what Mike Ashley said in his Sky Sports interview on May 24th – that we’ll make our own luck from now on.

Swansea have twice beaten Newcastle to two of our former transfer targets – one was two years ago when the south Wales side signed Wilfried Bony from Vitesse after Newcastle balked at the £12M fee.

Within the last week they pulled off a bit of coup be signing Andre Ayew from Marseilles, the Ghanaian International winger, who we had been interested in signing for over two years.

And only last summer they beat us to Atletico Madrid center-back Toby Alderweireld for a season long loan.

So we haven’t done all that well when competing with Swansea for players in the transfer market  – and therefore it’s not good news that Swansea are now after Watford striker Troy Deeney who is worth anything from £5M to £10M according to recent reports.

Newcastle are trying to bring in two strikers this summer, and if we can do that the club will cash in on Papiss Cisse, and we’ve also been linked with players like Charlie Austin, Bas Dost, Saido Berahino and Patrick Bamford.

If we were to hazard a guess it looks like Charlie Austin and Bas Dost are the two main targets we want to sign, but there are also secondary targets, and Troy is probably one of those.

It may be difficult for any club to get Deeney this summer, since Watford will want to hold onto their top striker, and last season they put a massive £15M fee on his head.

The news is that Swansea are interested in signing Deeney to join Bafe Gomis as the two strikers at the Liberty Stadium – and Bafe was another player Swansea signed who was our top target a couple of years ago, but we balked at his wages and Swansea signed him last summer.

Troy Deeney scored 21 goals in 43 appearances for Watford in their promotion winning season, and we think he would be a decent signing for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

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

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:45 PM


  • 2 Sazzer // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    “But the one I want to play, I hope they stay up, is actually Newcastle away.

    “I’m a bit old school. I love fans, I love 50,000 fans giving you so much grief.

    “They’re going to be giving me loads of stick, so I just love that kind of feeling when you score and they hate it, there’s nothing better.”

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    YCMIU In answer to your question on last thread no I haven’t mate

  • 4 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:50 PM


    The mackems are trying to swap Fletcher for Dick Van Dyke according to their fans.

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Has Ed been on the source before midday

  • 6 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Anyone know anything about this lad?

  • 7 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    50,000 giving him stick.

    He’d be lucky if there was a sigh louder than a mouse farting

  • 8 Shaker Shakrah // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    I am sick to the death of ” Swansea could beat Newcastle ”
    man !!!!!!!! 🙁

  • 9 Brian Pinas // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:54 PM


    Interesting article. Not sure why they felt the need to remind us what Pavel Nedved looks like.

  • 10 bladeuser // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    If it was a choice between nufc and a team in syria the player would still not come to this rotten shitty club

  • 11 optimistic prime // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:57 PM


    Have you renewed your season ticket yet?

  • 12 Shaker Shakrah // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    # bladeuser

    how about you go bark like dogs somewhere else ??
    rotten shitty minds , the reason why this
    world is suffering , , , you are one of them . . .

    I am from Syria by the way

  • 13 Novocastrian66 // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Troy Deeney is no better than Leon Best.

  • 14 usmagpie // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    You have to remember all these stories are rumors and nothing else. I actually don’t care about rumors just facts, and until I see them holding a shirt I don’t really care. But if these rumors are true and these players sign for someone else because we dragged our feet and they score goals against us, then that’s the biggest issue.
    Come on Steve lets see something to get us Geordies full of some hope before next week.

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:02 PM


    Ok mate. Just i have been trying to alter my pattern for years and i cant seem to do it. Lol

  • 16 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    He is better than Leon Best. Not worth 10 million though.

  • 17 Belfast // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    You can change it by clicking on it 10 times Markass.

  • 18 lochinvar // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    So McLarens had a productive week but Swansea might get Troy Deeney ?
    Someone surprise me please
    New coaching staff ?
    New players ?
    Etc etc etc

  • 19 Thump // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Have Swansea just started following Carr around?

  • 20 Mr Magpie // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    I really hope they do!!!

  • 21 hibbit // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    usamagpie not even rumors mate just mr bishop doing his job

  • 22 welshgeordie9 // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    14Average_Contents // Jun 18, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    What were these meetings about? Other planned meetings but you couldn’t agree on when and where more like. Go on your holidays lads there’s nothing to see here was the most likely outcome.

    About as much use as a Swansea supporter on a nufc blog.

    What a drama queen.

  • 23 welshgeordie9 // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Swans don’t need deeney.

  • 24 welshgeordie9 // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    See the thing is monk will ask huw Jenkins can I have this player and that player and the club gets them in, newcastle are total opposite that’s the difference between the two clubs.

  • 25 Mr Magpie // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Loads of reports that Nathaniel Clyne is on his way to Liverpool for £15m.

    Amazingly Southampton brought in a right back replacement for Clyne in the form of Soares days before they sell Clyne…hhmmm what a brilliant idea this forward planning is!!

  • 26 welshgeordie9 // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Austin would look good in a swans top though.

    Ha ha ha

  • 27 toonicle // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    I’m officially depressed.

  • 28 Bambams // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    I wonder if all the negativity over the last few years along with the way ash conducts his business and that we use a pay as you go mobile to tell former players they are not wanted – has an affect on players thinking about signing for us ?

  • 29 GeordieTwo // Jun 18, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    The following strikers are probably out of reach for Newcastle United: every decent striker available. 😯
    What a surprise. The Theory of Low Bids strikes again mates.

  • 30 MassiveG // Jun 19, 2015 at 2:34 AM

    Umm Alderweireld signed for Southampton not Swansea Ed…….probably the most disappointing day that when we hoped we’d sign him. It in the end just lost Ben Arfa. almost as disappointing as just letting Santon go for no reason

  • 31 James RS // Jun 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    Swansea must tune into this site maybe because they have no scouting system of their own…:) a system that works for them…for example .Bafetimi Gomis; Wilfried Bony; Troy Deeney; Andre Ayew; Toby Alderweld to name but a few…but they know they can always beat slow and inept Newcastle in the transfer market. Sunderland and Liverpool seem to do it as well.

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