Newcastle Close To Second Deal – Favorites To Sign Englishman


Henri Saivet is on Tyneside right now and taking a medical and if everything goes OK with that – it looks like the 9 times capped Senegal International versatile midfielder will be a Newcastle player – for a fee of around £4.5M.

And more good news in the Mail today that Newcastle now look favorites to beat Crystal Palace and Alan Pardew to the £12M acquisition of Swansea’s English International midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

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Jonjo Shelvey – said to prefer Newcastle

These are the two players the Chronicle mentioned this morning that Newcastle will try to sign this week – and it looks like we may even do that – but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

It seems the good news is that Shelvey likes the idea of working with Steve McClaren at Newcastle – so that’s good to hear – and he’s been told he will given a free role in central midfield and help provide the creative spark for Newcastle.

So he will get plenty of playing time and an opportunity to perhaps even make the England squad for the Euro 2016 final in France in June.

Newcastle will offer Shelvey a deal that will be four and a half years – through to June of 2020, and Shelvey has already made the decision that it is the right time to move on from Swansea, where he’s been since the summer of 2013 when he signed on from Liverpool for £5M.

Shelvey seems to have had a change of heart and now believes Steve McClaren will give him more of a chance to express himself and have a more creative role at Newcastle than he would have got with Alan Pardew.

It had been reported Shelvey would like to return to London but maybe that was just the London press expressing their own views.

Pardew did give Jonjo his football debut when he was manager of Charlton Athletic, and the player made his debut in April 2008 against Barnsley, and became Charlton’s youngest-ever player at the age of 16 years and 59 days.

At Swansea Shelvey played 95 times for the south Wales club with 10 goals and 18 assists.

Jonjo would be an excellent addition to the Newcastle midfield and would provide some creativity – plus he hasn’t got too bad a shot either.

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184 comments so far

  • croftus5678

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #1

    after shelvey thats the midfield sorted now get us a bloody striker and cb please >.<

    i'd like to see a few exiting also btw !

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  • Graeme

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Better than many we already have – what about clearing out the dross??

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #3

    elliot

    janmaat mbemba colo mbabu

    saivet

    sissy shelvey gini perrez

    mitro

    need another striker and left back

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  • Vask

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t watch much other football…

    How does Shelvey act on the pitch? Is he a leader? Does he talk to others on the pitch?

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #5

    bournemouth put in a £9mil bid for one of our targets Andre Carillo, fast and skilful winger that we could do with.

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #6
  • hibbitt

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #7

    graeme the problem with dross is finding someone to take it

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #8

    How Bobby lad..good to see you back on, hope the health is heading in the right direction?
    Exciting day at the toon. Pleased with the prospect of Shelvey, have to be honest I know very little about Saiv apart from what’s doing the rounds on here. Have to say I’ll be surprised if we get both like. Our usual modus operandi would be to play both deals off against the other and get the cheapest… Cynical me… 🙂

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Saviet’s a winger.

    Raphael Guerriero is a must signing. We need a left back. Left back is priority. I’d rather us sign a left back than centre back or striker. Riviere will come good.

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Vask

    Shelvey i’d say is a deep lying playmaker and dictates the play. Wouldn’t say he’s a leader though, has had attitude problems, but i think he’s one of the most technically gifted central midfielders that England have got at the moment

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  • geordie157

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Saivet is not a dm, he’s a winger/second striker who’s converted to a midfielder but definitely not a ball winning midfielder!

    Keep tiote until the summer.

    Striker next please

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Kets

    What about robertson

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #13

    G157
    Agree mate

    Ed saying that Shelvey would prefer us to palace because he thinks he will get in the game more here and would be allowed to express himself more instead of pardew *cough long ball cough* which makes sense but I would have thought he’d prefer palace purely because they’re in London and that’s where he’s from

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  • Bambams

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Two midfielders. ….
    We are desperate for a top striker and a commanding CB

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Not good enough. Guerriero or Willems would be good addition

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  • Vask

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Cheers James,

    You never know, 23/24 might be a good age for him to develop a mature attitude. Fingers crossed if we get him, eh?

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Shelvey is a box to box midfielder. Marveaux and De Jong are playmakers.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #18

    @9 kets + 11 geordie

    http://www.whoscored.com/Players/34949/Show/Henri-Saivet

    hope this helps.

    most his games are dm or cm and strength’s are defensive.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Springy
    Rivi has only had a season but he was worse than Cabella who was shown the door. Marv has had chances with us though and he’s just too soft imo

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #20

    Wait we can even decide where Saivet plays? Wonderful

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  • Vask

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #21

    I still hold out hope that de Jong gets to show his worth, really like his influence on the pitch.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #22

    i would lke tiote to stay..hope he does…..as for saivets position from what ive been reading he was winger….but has playing cm for bordeaux for while and excelling apparently….but we’ll see where he starts i suppose

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  • fatfrank

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Long time lurker, first time poster

    We need a proven striker, a fox in the box who can bounce off Mitro

    I’d go with Jordan Rhodes or Ross McCormack, who have both been banging them in for years

    And a totally left field cheapskate option for Fat Ash, but totally proven and would do a 6 month job and bang them in – Defoe

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #24

    geordie157 …could you explain that one again?

    If Saivet has been converted to a CM fram whatever position then isn’t he a CM?

    http://www.whoscored.com/Players/34949/

    I would argue that if Saivet is going to be a winger for us then clearly Carr haven’t scouted him 😉

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #25

    *from

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  • Vask

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #26

    I’d rather see us go down than get defoe to be fair. Don’t know why, but i can’t stand him.

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  • Thump

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #27

    So we’re bringing in two players and that’s great, but who is leaving? We have a 25 man squad… so who is leaving?

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  • Vask

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #28

    I reckons Tiote might be aff

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #29

    @22 springy

    i read the same thing !

    at a younger age he was touted as the next henry however he never progressed in the wing possition and became surplus to requirements from avg and under avg performances untill he was moved into dm/cm where he has excelled with very good motm performances in the league and europe so i read.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #30

    The club likes to buy mid field players they obviously think they’re versatile and can be used in any possition.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #31

    welcome fatfrank
    rhodes..maybe scores a few but not enough pace that we need…McCormack think hes would out of his depth tbh imo….defoe…he would get goals..but the club wont sign him…to old

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  • tomellifred360

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Is JJ Shelvey any better than we already have? I’m not sure.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Thump
    Wasn’t Bigi registered?

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #34

    croftus
    exactly the same article probs…. glad you put that info on was starting to doubt if id read it mysell!!lol

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #35

    @32 tomelli

    just a personal opinion but i’m kinda excited that we are after it !

    i always thought we missed the type of player he is which is an all round steven gerrard type imo.

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  • JamesChick

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #36

    If we sign Saivet and Shelvey then surely that means we won’t sacrifice creativity by playing Gini out wide as these two could provide that, instead of having a number 10 we could play Tiote purely as a ball winner who plays it to the wingers or Saivet and Shelvey which would give us more players in the box must increase the chances of actually converting chances?

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #37

    just read newcastle have 3 doubts for tomorrow…colo,thauvin and mbabu?….colback should be back

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  • AncientC

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Shelvey will not be coming, Saivet was the cheaper option of the two.

    There is a reason why Premier League players coming in is a rarity.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Now then sing. Health ain’t been too good mate. Seems i’ve got some infection they can’t pin down which has caused me to develop osteoporosis at an early age. Since i’ve been missing my spine has fractured three times for unknown reasons. Very painful and totally debilitating. Surgery is too risky because it could paralyse me according to the specialist. Worst of all it’s causing me to miss games! Gutted. I was hoping to get to the game tomorrow but my back went again yesterday so I’m back in bed.
    From what i’ve read, this kid was a winger, but has spent this season as a CM and has been their best player but wants out. Seems he started as a striker, then switched to winger, now plays in midfield! Pretty versatile if nowt else!

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Tommeli

    Technically and creatively he is Miles better, did you not watch our games v Swansea where he dominated the midfield

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