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Newcastle Defender In Big Demand In Premier League

1:32 am, Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

We thought that when Paul Dummett returned to the team under Rafa Benitez in April, he looked like a different player and has certainly benefited from Rafa’s excellent coaching, as have a number of other players at Newcastle.

The 24-year-old Welshman is in demand in the Premier League with West Brom, Crystal Palace and Stoke City having already made inquiries for the local lad.

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Paul Dummett – after scoring equalizer against Manchester United

But there is just no way Newcastle will be willing to sell Dummett – and he may be one of a number of players that Rafa Benitez has specifically identified in his agreement with Newcastle who must not be sold this summer.

One reason some Premier League clubs are interested in Paul is that he is a home-grown player and came through the Newcastle Academy and every Premier League club must have at least eight players who have come through an English Academy in their squad.

Dummett is not rated highly as far as a transfer fee goes – maybe £3M – so there’s no real incentive for Newcastle to sell.

It looks like Gini Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko, Daryl Janmaat and Florian Thauvin are the four expensive  players on big wages at the club who Newcastle will look to sell this summer.

Those four should bring over £50M into the coffers if we can sell the four of them.

Captain Fabricio Coloccini is on around £65K/week and is also expected to be moved out permanently or on loan to get those wages off the payroll, after Steve McClaren rather foolishly extended his contract by a year last summer.

Paul Dummett has played 70 times for this home town club with three goals and is expected to get a new contract at Newcastle this summer.

We’d be very surprised if Paul goes anywhere this summer.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Championship · Contracts · Newcastle News · Paul Dummett · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours




4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tuttelbom // May 23, 2016 at 6:39 AM

    Im sorry, but I didnt see any difference in Dummetts style of playing.
    First of all is that hes far too often caught drifting away from his markers.
    And if someone noticed it, it looks like the other players hesitated to pass the ball to him while building attacks, as he seems to bend himself in a last gasping attempt to pass the ball too late almost every time he launched a pass forward.
    Ppl should not forget how we on a regular basis has been overrunned on our left side all season.

    Dummett has some qualities in those tackles though, and if hes intended to be used as a CB, this is a more natural position for him.

    He may well be good in championship, but if we are to plan for premier league next season I would sell him and bring in some new faces if hes intended to be used as a left back.

    I must admit that I have been sceptical about Rafa as manager. I just dont fancy his defencive and often negative approach to games.
    But so far he is by far the best manager we have had since King Kev and Bobby.
    Chris Houghton was honorable tough, and Shearer just didnt got time time enough.
    The rest in between there has been bollocks to be honest.

  • 2 Tuttelbom // May 23, 2016 at 6:47 AM

    When it comes to the last 6 games unbeaten, I think that has more to do with Lascalles and Mbemba forming a CB pair than using Dummett as LB in my eyes.
    Combine that with a Tiote that showed glimpses of his old, and u can see where the team get a more stable platform to build on.
    Forgot to write that in the other post.

  • 3 posada // May 23, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    Dummet made a huge difference at left back for those final few games.
    Has his faults there and will not be a top LB.
    However, he was at it and at least fit enough to play there.
    Previous to that the players at LB had been dreadful.
    Dummet is don’t forget a CB.

  • 4 NoahJ // May 23, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    he’s a good squad player (something we’ll need with the amount of championship games next year), but I won’t be losing sleep over him leaving. He is a committed player, but he can’t kick with his right foot, and too often gets caught out of position.

    If he goes, we have to replace him no question. I’m still waiting for santon’s replacement (and haidara, who I actually quite like, is never fit)




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