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Newcastle Reported After Experienced England International

8:00 am, Friday, July 31st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

There are several reports that Manchester United’s Ashley Young could be leaving the club after four years on board, with new £25M signing Memphis Depay having pushed Young down the pecking order at the Red Devils.

The Daily Star is reporting that Newcastle are interested in the winger, and we have been after Frecnh U21 Florian Thauvin of Marseilles,  but have not had success getting him to Tyneside – not yet anyway.

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Ashley Young in action last season for Manchester United

But Young does not fit the usual profile of players Newcastle like to sign, although he is an experienced player who previously played at Watford and Aston Villa with great success.

Angel Di Maria is likely to leave Manchester United after only one season at the club, as he looks to move to PSG, but Louis van Gaal is looking to bring in Pedro from Barcelona to replace him.

Other than age, the other thing that will put Newcastle off  Young is he is reportedly getting a massive £120K/week in wages, and paying out big money for players 30 or over is not something that Newcastle do these days.

Young has just one year left on his contract and he wants a new deal at the Red Devils, and the positive for Newcastle is that Young would cost a fairly reasonable £8M, and that’s a lot less then Florian Thauvin will cost.

Liverpool and Tottenham are the two other clubs said to be interested in signing Young.

This is what a Manchester source has told the Star about Young:

“He is aware that competition for places will be stronger than ever and it looks like Pedro is also heading to United.”

“He’s doesn’t want to leave, but doesn’t want to become just a squad man either because at his age he needs regular first team football.”

“If no offer of a contract extension is made then he will see what his options elsewhere are looking like.”

With Steve McClaren in charge at Newcastle, it may be that he sees Young as a decent buy at just £8M, but we’d still be surprised if Newcastle are interested in signing a 30 year-old winger, rather than one who is 22.

But you never know.

Ashley Young has played 122 times for Manchester United with 13 goals and 28 assists,  since joining them four years ago from Aston Villa for around £20M.

He has played 30 times for England with 7 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Quite possibly one of the most unpopular players in England, could not see him wanting to come here or us wanting him, the perfect ingredients of a non story.

  • 3 beermonkey // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    young has either signed or is due to sign a new deal

  • 4 TheToonKing // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    no way. He’s 30 ..on huge wages….and a bird shit in his mouth.

    Better wing options out there.

  • 5 Jamseyd24 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Ed, I love your blog mate, but sometime you report on some of the most ridiculous stories. Not a chance in hell of this happening.

    On a different note, unless we improve massively on sat, we are in for a good thumping by Southampton.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Please god no

  • 7 TudorCrisps // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    No chance, 120k a week thats a a brand new player mike could buy every week!

  • 8 mickalfas // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    My god ,no !!

  • 9 archaeomag // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Young is a well practised diver – an area where the team needs strengthening ?

  • 10 mickalfas // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    It’s gone a bit quiet on the rumour front ,are we done now ?we haven’t exactly spent a fortune yet
    Thauvin any good ?he doesn’t seem keen

  • 11 lochinvar // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Is he Dutch ?
    Is he under 27 ?
    Don’t think so
    Has he resale value
    No, Only to the scrap heap.
    Will he accept the National Minimum Wage and 3 pairs of Donnay socks for the honour of playing for NUFC ?
    Didn’t think so.

    Why do I waste my time commenting on such dross rumours – make note to self, only comment on credible stories.

  • 12 andylisle1892 // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:40 AM


  • 13 Sav // Jul 31, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Why would we want Ashley Young from ManU when we already have Obertan?

  • 14 RolandoOverhead // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Wouldn’t have the diving little toe rag if manure promised to pay his wages

  • 15 davis_toons // Jul 31, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    thumping by Southampton? …people here will try and find excuse like the team is not match fit.. what do you expect from a friendly and such..

  • 16 Dublin Toon Army // Jul 31, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Bird shit in the gob!!!
    Ed where are you pulling these from?
    He turned down spurs during the week didn’t he? Probably because he was being offered 50k a week. Why would he even blink at a newcastle offer, and why would we offer, he’s old and past it and if I’m honest we missed a good bargain in Brady, might be boyust as I’m Irish but I think he had a smashing season last season and can do a job on the left Wing better than any French stick, gives you everything in every game and young cheap and right up Ashley’s Street

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