Newcastle are having difficulty negotiating with Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy, who is standing firm on his £14M valuation of Andros Townsend, a player Newcastle want to sign this week.
But if Levy doesn’t bend a little on the price, Newcastle may go after another English winger – and news in the Chronicle is that it could be 24 year-old QPR winger Matt Phillips.
24 year-old Matt Phillips of QPR
We first saw Phillips playing at Blackpool when the Tangerines were in the Premier League and he’s a decent enough winger who can score goals, but he’s not as good as Andros and wouldn’t cost as much either.
Phillips started his career at Wycombe Wanderers where he signed on as an eight year-old – and made his debut a month after his seventeenth birthday, in April 2008, in a 1–0 defeat to Notts County,
Phillips signed for Premier League club Blackpool in August of 2010 in a deal that was eventually worth around £700K and he stayed at Blackpool for three years. playing there 101 times with 18 goals and 15 assists, before signing on at QPR for a fee of £5M.
Matt has so far played 76 times with 10 goals and 13 assists at the London club and he would offer a similar threat that Townsend offers – since he’s a speedy out-and out winger who both scores goals and makes them.
Matt has played for the England U20 and U21 sides and he has two full caps for Scotland, and is eligible to play for them because he likes a Scotch now and then.
Oh no – sorry – he is eligible because of his Scottish grandparents.
He made his debut for Scotland against the USA in May of 2012.
Matt is a similar player to Andros but not as good.
What do you think?