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Czech Republic International Keen On Move To Newcastle

8:51 am, Sunday, June 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

Newcastle were linked with 22 year-old Sparta Prague winger Ladislav Krejci last week, and news today in the Chronicle is that he wants to join Newcastle.

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek is the goalkeeping coach at Prague, and he has revealed today that Ladislav has talked about moving to Newcastle this summer, and wants the move.

ladislav krejci

Ladislav Krejci – 22 year-old Czech Republic winger

This is what Pavel has said in the Chronicle:

“We have talked about the Newcastle interest and there may be something there.” “Krejci is a left winger and a very, very good player.”

“The season before last he was absolutely fantastic – maybe last year he needed to do a little bit better but the whole team was not at its best.”

“Newcastle fans would like a player like him, he is a real entertainer.” “Of course he is keen. We had a few conversations and he was excited a club like Newcastle was linked with him.”

“I have told him all about Newcastle because it is a fantastic club to play for.” “I don’t know whether anything has happened this summer but of course I would recommend it if anything happens.”

We had thought that maybe Pavel had been involved and told Newcastle about the good form of the youngster, and the former Newcastle goalkeeper will have given Ladislav a glowing reference about Newcastle United.

It looks like Newcastle have been in talks with the player who has 13 full caps for the Czech Republic, and is currently in his home country representing them in the European U21 Championships.

Last season he played 37 games with 7 goals and 6 assists and has played a total of 126 games for his home town club with 27 goals and 26 assists.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 spitfire_ // Jun 21, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Now this is a real club ambassador… not Moncur who sold himself for a bag of peanuts.

  • 2 Pootle2118 // Jun 21, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    If the tittletattle is true about Woodman snr going to Palace as GK coach, I’d love to think Pav would come back and take over from him

  • 3 Slank // Jun 21, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Can only be true if he has either played for McClaren or in the German League, Dutch League or the English Championship.

  • 4 Slank // Jun 21, 2015 at 8:57 AM


    What about Harper ?

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Did Harper not fall out with the regime for expecting wages ?

  • 6 Slank // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Expecting wages, whatever next !

  • 7 Pootle2118 // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:12 AM


    Harper is a good shout but I’m not sure if he has his badges or not. How true this next bit is I’m not sure and it is a golf club reference.

    A very good friend of mine was speaking to Harper at Slayley Hall course not too long ago and was asking him what his plans were. Harpers response was “think I might take a year or so off to see if I can get down to scratch”
    Like I say, how true that is I am not sure, my friend does try to toss an exaggerated whopper about every so often. Me personally, I think this is one of those whoppers

  • 8 scout // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Austin will sign im 100% certain.

  • 9 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Harper was with one of the ones who spoke up with Barton, Nolan, Big Andy, and Smith apparently. I think it was Barton that said that they all swiftly left, and CH was let go because he couldn’t get the team to follow Ashley’s orders about bonuses. Who knows…

  • 10 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    There’s two words which you should know. The first word is Ashley, the second is out.

    As a combination, it provides us with the useful saying, Ashley out.

  • 11 Jib // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Pav lived in Princes meadow off of Kenton Road for a while.
    I got the impression his missus didn’t like England.
    The kids of the area (Pavel was great with the local bairns) would knock on his door.
    This rather attractive tall blonde would answer and bellow
    “Pavel he eez not here – GO AVAY”

  • 12 croftus5678 // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    @8 scout

    i really really hope your right.

    i just cant get excited about anyone we are linked with as the same thing has been done season after season without anything happening !

    and its same old story so far also with a lot of players already gone to other clubs.

  • 13 Slank // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:22 AM


    I suppose if you have the time, the money and love golf why not. To me, he always came across as the relaxed type who would not get involved in the dirty business of coaching even if it was only goal keeping.

  • 14 Slank // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    scout @ 8

    ‘..Austin will sign im 100% certain.’

    I’m with you.

    Any idea which club ?

  • 15 mickalfas // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    How many players do we need to be linked with ,before its quicker to list the players we’re not linked with !!

  • 16 lochinvar // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Krejci looks like a good target – skillful, pacey and could cross a ball to 6’5 Dost waiting in the centre with Perez maybe Cisse ready to pounce on knock downs etc .
    What’s more unlike some others the night clubs of London and taking a ride on a big shiny wheel are of no interest.
    He might actually be a footballer and with Pav on the scene in some role that makes sense. Someone ( but not Ashley ) may actually be thinking about our team unity – Dost could join a Dutch ensemble and others from Czech, Germany etc would fit in well. They are first and foremost footballers and not C list wannabe celebs who think London or Manchester is where it’s at. It’s not. Add A few strong minded Brits and with the core of the existing team we might just have a strong squad – let’s hope so

  • 17 sportiquet5 // Jun 21, 2015 at 9:39 AM

  • 18 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jun 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    We can be LINKED with everyone and his DOG ! But if the club don,t get a Freeking move on then Swansea and and Southampton and West Ham will be poaching and Outbidding us for every Target we go for or even express an Interest in ?


  • 19 KevinLee // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Second Cabella, thin & weak

  • 20 Ericles // Jun 21, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Leave the Czech and bring back Pavel as our goalkeeping coach and eventual manager?

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