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Report – Newcastle’s Number One Target Is Scottish Forward

10:28 pm, Sunday, December 20th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 12 Comments

The Sun is reporting that Newcastle want Everton forward Steven Naismith in January, and this is the first time we have been linked with the 41 times capped Scottish International.

Certainly Steven is used to the Premier League having been at Everton since the summer of 2012 after being at Rangers for five years before that and Kilmarnock before that.


Steven Naismith – 29 year-old Everton forward

But Steven is 29 and about three years older than players Newcastle usually go after in the transfer market and we’d be surprised if the Scottish forward is really a target of Newcastle’s for next month.

Naismith has always found it difficult to get a starting position at Everton, which is another reason we’d be surprised if Newcastle are really after this player.

This is the fourth season Naismith has been at the Toffees – and he’s played 122 rimes for them with 25 goals.

We would have expected Newcastle to aim (much) higher for better players than Naismith – but we’ve wrong before.

Sunderland are also said it be interested in the forward.

The players Newcastle move for next month will  give us all an indication about just how ambitions the club is these days.

We were almost relegated last May due in large part to the incompetence of those running Newcastle and we are 4th bottom of the league at the moment – only one place above the relegation zone.

Certainly signing Steve McClaren as the new manager just a couple of weeks after he had been fired by Derby County in late May didn’t exactly look like an ambitious appointment by Newcastle, especially when a number of good managers were available.

And McClaren has so far struggled at Newcastle, although there are signs he may be turning things around on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome – but please be civil to other readers who may disagree with your views.

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

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 welshgeordie9 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Get Austin in, quite simple really.

  • 2 lesh // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    SNAFU! Nowt’ll change as long as Mike (employer of the year and, nice guy and all-round good egg) Ashley’s running the show.

  • 3 lesh // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:42 PM


    Austin who? Powers?

  • 4 welshgeordie9 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Well said Ed, are you lot listening to the boss, be civil to each other.

  • 5 welshgeordie9 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:44 PM


    Better than the muppets we’ve been linked with over the years.

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Sorry Lesh not Leah.

    Ha ha ha

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Besides that’s from the sun they are about as reliable as Elliot’s goal kicking.

    Ha ha ha

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Although they do get it right sometimes.

  • 9 nightfa11 // Dec 20, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    We need a forward who wont mind being on the bench.. Mitro was angry cos he didnt play for 2 matches.. If we get a striker who will start matches, mitro will demand a transfer

  • 10 U.S Magpie // Dec 21, 2015 at 1:14 AM

    There are reports that Newcastle are interested in signing Messi and Ronaldo. Shit, It seems that I was misinformed.
    Maybe I should get on this new just in site. Ok have I been asleep and its April 1st, or is this Beadles about or where’s Ashton.
    God, Gun in mouth and trigger pulled.

  • 11 Nufc-83 // Dec 21, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Similar to gouffran works hard and is not great at any one thing I would be gutted if we got this player in. We are desperate for a really pacy striker who runs the lines like a Bellamy or Vardy.

    First priority is a lb and a lw then a CB and a cm before getting a st.

  • 12 JP...from The Rock // Dec 21, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    I really hope this is just bullshite as this guy is not the answer at all.

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