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Newcastle Get Chance To Sign Belgium Whiz Kid Center-Back

8:37 am, Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 15 Comments

There are reports that Newcastle may make a move for young Manchester City center-back Jason Denayer, and it is expected the club will now sell him, after they have brought in Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia.

The Argentine International is costing Manchester City a massive £31.5M.

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Jason Denayer – Manchester City center-back

It had been expected that this season 20 year-old Denayer would have been one of the four center-backs at the Manchester club,  but the arrival of Otamendi has come as a shock to the top youngster, who has already been capped 3 times by Belgium.

Denayer has recently signed a long term deal at City, but the arrival of Otamendi has out a spanner in the works and it looks looks like he now wants to leave City.

Deneyer’s agent is Jesse de Preter and he has reacted to the signing of the Argentine:

“He was not in the squad against Chelsea, that was no surprise to us. But if City get a defender, that’s it. If he is to sit on the bench or in the stands, he leaves.”

Steve McClaren has said Newcastle are still after players before the window closes on August 31st, and here is a chance to sign a top young center-back who needs playing time next season.

Steve McClaren had also mentioned earlier in the week that the club would be monitoring what other clubs would be doing, as they decide on who they will bring in, and that there could be some players become available late in the transfer window.

Jason was on loan at Celtic last season, where he played 44 times with 6 goals and was voted the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year.

The Belgium formed a solid center-back partnership with Virgil van Dijk last season, who is another potential  Newcastle target in the final 10 days of the transfer window.

Denayer stands just over 6ft tall and we suppose a season long loan deal could also be an alternative for Newcastle.

Jason only turned 20 in late June, and he made his International debut for Belgium in March in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier away to Israel, which Belgium won 1-0.

It seems he would be an excellent signing for Newcastle and would be one for the future, but could also have an immediate impact at Newcastle.

Newcastle have also been linked with 26 year-old Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour this week, and it seems here’s a chance for Newcastle to bring in a top young center-back – who could be an alternative to the Tunisian International.

But the Magpies will have to move quickly for a player who is one of the best young defenders in Europe.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 geordie157 // Aug 21, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Good young player, sign him up!

  • 2 hibbit // Aug 21, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    jib think the championship is a way better leaugue then the scottish prem more games more varied stronger teams generally better opperition week in week out i think man city want to sell

  • 3 melt // Aug 21, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Completely unboard, although where are the reports coming from? I’ve heard nothing and can find nothing..

  • 4 OneAlanShearer // Aug 21, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Marseille are interested in him.

  • 5 lochinvar // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Shocking – if this trend continues we will be awash with Centre Backs which would be ……what’s the word I’m looking for ? Useful ?

  • 6 Jib // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    This is from 3 days ago

    But of course since then Man City have bought Otamendi and the goal posts have shifted.

  • 7 sweendog // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    well worth getting, but first choice CB would be a risk.

  • 8 lesh // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Jib, the poster with a double doctorate in googling.

    This blog is awash with talent!

  • 9 lesh // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Could Willo be key to signing a CB? If so, let’s hope the Club doesn’t ask too much for him.

  • 10 sing in the corner // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Way off topic I know..
    But if anyone needs a little pick me up, can I suggest watching Alan Shearer 100 club?
    Favourite goal for Newcastle number 213 at the Gallowgate, Dec 2002 – that volley against Everton. Possibly my happiest 10 seconds of life.
    Still gasp when I watch it now.
    I know…sentimental fool.
    But Lordy…please deliver another one like him in my lifetime.

  • 11 jayphoto // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    hard to judge this player. Man City in Otamendi, Kompany and Mangala aswell as dimechelis probably have the strongest 4 centre backs in world football as a 4 (Bayern and Madrid might be stronger) so its no failure not breaking into their squad.
    He looks like hes city’s 5th choice, but if I were Pellegrini, with the amount of games Man city have I’d want 5 centre backs.
    Never seen Denayer so no idea on ability and don’t want to slag off the Scottish league but I’m pretty sure a cardboard cutout would be able to have reasonable success playing in the celtic back 4….

  • 12 OneAlanShearer // Aug 21, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    “@GFN_France: Jason Denayer agrees to join Marseille, clubs negotiating, according to L’Équipe”

    However other french reporters suggest that could mean N’kolou however you spell it and doria might be available now as they have too many centre backs now. I have wondered if we would go with either as Carr will have watched them whilst scouting thauvin. Linked either n’kolou loads of times but doria is a Brazilian who wasn’t given a squad number despite his alleged talent.

  • 13 Jib // Aug 21, 2015 at 12:12 PM

  • 14 ashleysmate // Aug 21, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    Sing in the corner..topic no.10…good post BUT..there’s only one Alan Shearer

  • 15 jimmygscot // Aug 21, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    I saw Denayer playing for Celtic last season and he is a very good defender. The Toon should buy him and then go for Celtics Van Dirk they were a great partnership with different skills.

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