Newcastle Now Linked With English Full-Back


Dutch publication De Gelderlander is reporting today that Premier club Newcastle United are interested in signing Chelsea’s 22 year-old full-back Todd Kane, who is currently on loan at NEC Nijmegen playing in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Todd has been playing extremely well on loan which is why he is attracting so much attention from  clubs other than Newcastle, with Southampton and Dutch clubs Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord all interested in signing the player in the summer.

todd kane on loan at Nottingham Forest

Todd Kane while on loan at Nottingham Forest last year

While Todd usually plays at right back he can also play on the other side, which is why we assume Newcastle are interested in him, although he is right-footed.

Shades of Davide Santon.

Kane joined Chelsea when he was just 8 years old and came through their Youth Academy and was in the team that won the 2011–2012 FA Youth Cup, beating Blackburn Rovers 4-1 on aggregate in the final.

Speaking about his future plans Kane has hinted he may want to stay at Chelsea:

“Chelsea say that I prepare normally for the new season in the first-team. I grew up in Chelsea and would like to break through there. That there are so many options is nice.”

“The Netherlands is beautiful, but the Premier League is a bigger competition. The point is then what are my prospects, and what Chelsea want. The summer is very important.”

Todd has played most of his games on loan and has never played in the Chelsea first team.

His loan spells have been at Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers, Bristol City, Nottingham Forest and he’s now at NEC Nijmegen.

Kane has played 84 times on loan with three goals.

With Newcastle about to sign Andros Townsend from Tottenham tomorrow, we badly need a striker with the two major possibilities seeming to be Saido Berahino from West Brom or Loic Remy on loan from Chelsea.

It would be good to get a defender in to shore up our defense which has been weak for at least three years – but it looks like Newcastle are more interested in Todd as a potential summer signing.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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143 comments so far

  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t ruin your career

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #2

    hazzy,
    19 clubs fail, someone does the treble every year do they ?

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  • firebug666

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost

    Jail

    Sorry mate just couldn’t resist.

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Ashley has thrown 60 million into your titanic club and were has it got you? If Sunderland had that money to spend we would be top 8 club

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  • lesh

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Well, there’s one thing for sure – Ashley can’t be accused of not freeing up the cash for this season’s spending.

    The fact that we didn’t get a CB and LB in during the summer’s down to Charnley and his fellow so-called board members – in particular Carr.
    McClaren has to be applauded for getting a change of approach by buying Prem-experienced English players. He can’t surely be implicated in the summer purchase of Mitro or the lack of much-needed defenders as he wasn’t around when Carr and Charnley held sway.

    McClaren really has his job cut out shaping our players into a winning team and like it or not, he did inherit some poor players. Maybe Carver was right on that score.

    However, it’s important we get points on the board starting with the next match.

    Fingers crossed.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #6

    No no no no. Sign a left footed left back ffs. None of this right footed but prefers the left, or can play left bollox. It hardly ever works. I can only think of Lahm who was a success playing on the “wrong” side.

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  • lesh

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Mackem alert – or is it yet another moniker from one of our multi-faceted mischief makers?

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #8

    When are going to get a purple player for one of the positions that we need!!!!

    i.e. CF, CB, LB

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #9

    kane is highly thought of at chelsea and he has a great eye for goal i’d welcome an attempt to get him.

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Likes of Sissoko, Winaldum and Colback need to jumpship before its too late. Steve Harper saw the light too late.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Why have we got a Sheff United supporting makem on here?

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  • firebug666

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #12

    lesh

    Not sure what it is mate, it has all the hallmarks of a Makem, can’t spell, thinks punctuation is that happens when he stabs a car tyre, and is defiantly an unscrupulous type.

    But what is it?

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  • firebug666

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #13

    is what happens*

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  • hazzy

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #14

    19 clubs fail in the league and a whole lot more clubs fail than that if you want to include cups JFA.

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  • martoon

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Evening YCMIU – I’ve just come on the Blog so you may have commented earlier but what do you think of Townsend? I personally think he is an excellent signing and a new club should hopefully rekindle his career.

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  • Thump

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #16

    @BlacknWhiteBarmy: I think it’s reference to a joke from when we were in the Championship. Think it was daffy (or maybe the other mackem who used to visit here – no, not toonbrother) who kept typing “SUFC”.

    There again, I may be giving far too much credit.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17

    lesh,
    It would be much nicer if we could accuse Ashley of freeing up the cash to build on momentum rather than to stave off an inevitable relegation.

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Is thump ed Harris?

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  • hazzy

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #19

    SUFC? How can anyone take that seriously when they pose as a mackem and have the wrong initials

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Hazzy,
    We only share a division with 19

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Evening Martoon

    Hows the health?
    Townsend COULD be a good signing. Hope he can get his career back on track

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #22

    My Chinese wife made the account for me

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  • Wayayman

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Well, the lad already speaks like Schteve so I’m sure he’ll fit right in here.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #24

    armstrong has tweaked his medial ligament….nufc injury curse reaches far!

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Are the people in blue text Ed’s minions?

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  • martoon

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #26

    YCMIU @15. Pretty good thanks – I’m starting a phased return to work next week. However as a precaution I’ve opted for some Chemo (tablets) so I’m not sure how badly I will be affected by side effects!

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  • archaeomag

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #27

    No

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  • hazzy

    Jan 26, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #28

    We share the league cup with 72 and the FA cup had over 700 so you decided to include cups in the matter by mentioning the treble.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #29

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZq5L-_WEAE91Ib.jpg

    Looking forward to this guy flying up and down the left wing. Welcome Andros and I wish you all the best.

    Medical tomorrow is it ?

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  • martoon

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #30
  • King Colback

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #31

    I believe the SUFC bit stands for Shut Up Fcuking Clown…….. which they should really adhere to!!!!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Martoon

    You’ll probably just be tired and suceptable to colds et.c. Its not great, but it does the job, and fair play for taking the extra treatment. It might be rough, but it’s worth the peace of mind. I did a fourth course which i probably didnt need back when i was ill. Didnt want to take the risk.

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Martoon

    You beauty ! I know he’s not every one’s cup of tea but I hope he proves everyone wrong and turns into a success story for the toon, because boy do we need one.

    What do you think of Remy if he comes back ?

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  • Jib

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #34

    SUFCsunderland // Jan 26, 2016 at 7:28 PM
    Ashley has thrown 60 million into your titanic club

    TITANIC definition
    t???tan?k/
    adjective
    adjective: titanic

    of exceptional strength, size, or power.
    “a series of titanic explosions”
    synonyms: colossal, gigantic, monumental, massive, enormous, terrific, tremendous, fantastic, towering, immense, vast, cosmic, giant, mammoth, elephantine, gargantuan, prodigious, huge, very large, great, substantial, mighty, Herculean,

    Why thank you my young Mackem friend !

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Thought we’d miss Colback, but the way he’s playing at your joke of a club I’m glad he’s gone.

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib, it !meaning you sinking

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #37

    I for one am happy to see townsend, would be impressed if we can lure Remy back

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Shows how boring Sunderland and the Mackem blogs are that they have to troll ours

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  • SUFCsunderland

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #39

    You don’t need another striker, just good crossing to mitro but your players can’t pass. 4-5-1 with mitro holding up the ball for sissoke and wildaldum to shoot if you clowns can’t cross

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  • TroubledToon

    Jan 26, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Guys, finally a Mackem has realized what a shit club they actually are. Even their blog must be as pathetic as them… Y else would a Mackem join a Toon blog? 😉

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