Newcastle Should Sign This Dutch International Defender

Newcastle have changed their transfer policy and are now said to be more willing to bring in older players, and that will help the side become more experienced.

Rather than buying younger player all the time, and usually from outside of England so they rarely have any experience in the tough English Premier League, bringing in some experienced and older players at times will make Newcastle into a stronger squad.

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Ron Vlaar – 30 year-old Dutch International

Newcastle are really short of good central defenders at the moment, and Ron Vlaar of Aston Villa has still not signed a new deal at Aston Villa, and he becomes a free agent at the end of the month.

There are reports out today that Newcastle are keeping tabs on the situation – but what that usually means is they watch while other clubs move in and get a deal done,  so keeping tabs on  a player doesn’t get many players into the club.

Other clubs have been able to talk to Ron since January, so if Newcastle want Vlaar we should be going in and offering him a deal on wages and maybe a signing-on fee.

Now’s the time to do that, and other clubs including Sunderland, Besiktas, Everton and West Ham United are said to be interested.

This is what Vlaar has told Voetbal International,  while he is with the Dutch International squad:

“I have in consideration a new deal.” I think about it.” “I want to maximize my career and think I can go a step higher.” “I will look at it before deciding.”

The news is that Ron is looking for higher  wages than Aston Villa are offering and yes, it’s a good question whether Newcastle are a step higher than Aston Villa.

Vlaar is a good center-back and has been at Villa Park since 2012, when he joined them after playing six seasons at Feyenoord, and he turned 30 last February.

He’s played 84 games with two goals for Aston Villa, and played only 19 games last season due to injury.

Aston Villa have already offered him new terms but he has turned them down, so if Newcastle want to bring in a good center-back who can play for us at least for three seasons – then Ron Vlaar would fit the bill.

It’s unlikely Ron will now stay at Villa and is probably waiting to see what terms other clubs would be willing to offer him, and of course Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat will know all about him having played with him in the Dutch squad.

Ron has played 31 times for Holland and made his debut back in October, 2005 when he played against the Czech Republic when he was 20.

He had an excellent World Cup for Holland last summer in Brazil, when Louis van Gaal’s team finished 3rd.

He could be a decent signing for Newcastle for the short term.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #1

    @Jib – interesting if true! I agree with that decision though! Fact is de jong said himself his muscles weren’t developed yet enough to play after almost 2 years really of no fooball! Club rushed back Aarons and we never saw him again, Pardew (and carver as his assistant) had previous form in rushing players back too soon!
    In De Jong we have a player who really should have 1) cost £15m and 2) moved somewhere higher up the league. We got him because of the injury he had, lets be honest. If he stays fit and plays to his ability (basing this on his champs league games more than eredivisie) then he’s probably our best player and one of our only leaders. In Charnleys eyes, he’s our next big pay day

  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Ha! We really really shouldn’t sign Vlaar ed!
    My Mrs’ brother in law is a big holte ender, even got a kid called Aston etc, he reckons Vlaar is a pony! Watched the world cup with him a bit and he couldn’t believe the Vlaar playing for Holland! Said he’d never seen him play like that for Villa. He’s hoping they replace him and that’s not sour grapes because hes not left yet.
    Usually a bad sign if the fans of the team he plays for aren’t overly keen when they watch him every week. Even worse when its a team like villa with next to no fan favourites

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #3

    would love vlaar

  • lesh

    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #4

    A Prem-experienced international CB available for a sign-on fee and Charnley’s monitoring the situation!

    It beggars belief as in any event he’ll be better than Saylor!

    Stop fannying on Charnley and do what you’re supposed to do – or are you doing it now, nothing that is!

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Vlaar is an average centre back who works very well when he has quick centre backs either side in a 3 at the back formation. If he is one of 2 or 3 new centre half signings then fine, but we are likely to keep Colo and he would be just as effective alongside 2 younger quicker centre halves, so see little point in this.

    He would likely be looking for better than us at this stage, plus a big pay day. Unless one of the top clubs moves for him I’d expect him to stay at Villa or move abroad.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #6

    I know a few Villa fans who have said similar things.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Varr – played well in World Cup where the game is played at a slower rate.
    premiership – looked like a donkey – yards off the pace – slower than Colocinni


  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Bollix to all that
    We should push the boat out .
    Spend £35million on Kevin de Bruyne
    With him and a fit de Jong revitalised Cisse and Rivere a further £10 million on a class CB
    we wouldn’t need any other new players , ST’s would be changing hands on the black market for £2000 and the rest of the PL would shit themselves.

  • mickalfas

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #10

    On the BBC this morning 29 year old Sergio Ramos is available for the princely sum of £46.5m
    Any good for us ?

  • nufc95

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #11

    I wouldn’t sign vlaar for a Sunday league team he had a good world cup and that’s it i think he’s abit out of date now

  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Would prefer the dutch lad at Celtic but more so I’d prefer Douglas at Dinamo! Looked good in Holland, Looked good in Russia too!
    Theres actually some really great up and coming defenders in Germany and Holland.
    Matip I’m not a huge fan of but then I avoided watched boring di matteos schalke like the plague, Knoche has potential and we’ve been linked! Kirchoff is the one I’m shocked no link has been made yet! Hes got Newcastle written all over him! Formerly worldclass potential that’s been hampered by injuries so its on the cheap/free!
    In Holland Boilsen, Van Rhijn and Veltman at Ajax look quality! Feyenoord have Van der beek and Kongolo and PSV I’m pretty sure had 3 or 4 defenders in the recent national squad (probably all on loan mind).
    For defenders it’s rare that dutch, Belgian or german players don’t settle in England, they seem to have more success stories than not! Jason Denayer and Alderweireld from Belgium are both looking for clubs and both would dramatically improve us!

  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #13

    @JIB – Wolfsburg want £55m for De Bruyne it is said in Germany…. that £35m won’t even open discussions.
    But then if Liverpool rate Sterling at £50m who knows what players are worth these days. The highlight of that lads career was hitting the sidenetting at a world cup….

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #14

    I see jib – the blog pest is having yet another dig.
    (I wonder how “Supermac” is getting on meeting the players this morning -following your post yesterday).

    Clearly didn’t like me drawing attention to your basic lack of knowledge about the club -which cannot be supplemented by your tiresome use of Google and irrelevant links.
    Players don’t come back till next week – hahaha -what a knacker.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Here we go again.

    “There are reports out today that Newcastle are keeping tabs on the situation – but what that usually means is they watch while other clubs move in and get a deal done,  so keeping tabs on  a player doesn’t get many players into the club.”

    What that means Ed is that we keep tabs on thousands of players around the world and every PL player. So yes that does usually mean we watch while other clubs move in. Most often this is a good thing.

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Man U are going to swap de Gea for Ramos
    Some pundit was saying he won’t handle the PL he would get a red card every time he played.

  • nufc95

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #18


    Haidara j.bruma j.matip janmaat

    L.krejci sdj colback cabella

    A.perez b.dost

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Sergio Ramos will not be the only one to have a personality clash with Benitez.
    Ronaldo and Rafa had their moments in the Anfield and Old Trafford tunnels a few times.
    You could end up with a multiswap between the Bernabeu and Manchester

  • jayphoto

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Wouldn’t shock me if Madrid don’t cash in on Ronaldo! He’s not a very benitez type player. No Doubt he is the second best player in the league but he is incredibly selfish. Similar to ben arfa in the fact he always gives me the impression he’s rather lose 4-3 and score a hattrick than win a game and not be the guy who got the goals…
    The way Barca play as a team, I think Real Madrid need more than 1 individual player who thinks he can win a league on his own! Benitez builds teams that win (usually based around defence) His Valencia title winners had 11 players than ran and ran for their teammates. Bale is a player like this, even Messi works tirelessly but Ronaldo certainly isn’t this way.
    Also…. reports in spain that its in rafas contract that he has to be below a certain weight as he doesn’t fit the club image…. hilarious! Di Maria too ugly, Benitez too fat! I love Madrid 🙂

  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Tufted duck
    I said nowt about preseason.
    You can meet a player other than in a training environment.
    There are players back now.
    You can also learn a lot about a player just talking with him.

  • NOVA2967

    Jun 22, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #22

    No way.. Villa fan don’t even want him due to his injury record.

    Jetro Willems is the players we need. Every good team has a very good LB and jetro willems passing game is absolutely needed at NUFC. Should be a priority signing. We have been link to garbage so far. Hope we don’t actually start spend money on over priced players. Slowly build a top team piece by piece.

  • AmericanGeordie

    Jun 22, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #23

    If we’re seriously looking for a highly experienced premier league center half, I’d much rather see us test Stoke’s resolve and pursue Ryan Shawcross.

  • Brutooon

    Jun 22, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #24

    he is 20 times better than williamson!


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