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Newcastle May Consider Loan Deal To Get Striker

8:56 am, Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Patrick Bamford won the Championship Player of the Year award two seasons ago, with the 17 goals he scored for Middlesbrough being one of the main reasons the north-east club reached the playoff final last year, but lost 2-0 to Norwich City.

But last season Patrick didn’t fare so well and his loan spells at two Premier clubs – Crystal Palace and Norwich City-  saw him play only 10 times in total with no goals.

Chelsea are said to want around £10M for the 22 year-old striker and that seems a lot for a player who Alan Pardew hardly played at Palace last season.

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Patrick Bamford while on loan at Palace

We would expect Rafa Benitez to be talking to Alan Pardew about the reasons for that, because Patrick’s form and accomplishments last season were not those of a £10M striker.

Newcastle may look at getting a loan deal arranged for Patrick for next season, and there’s news in the Northern Echo today that Newcastle are considering that option although Chelsea would prefer to sell.

And like last summer, Newcastle have again been offered Palace striker Dwight Gayle, but he’s hardly good enough for Newcastle, especially under Rafa Benitez when standards have been raised significantly on Tyneside with his arrival.

We would prefer Newcastle bring in Fulham’s Ross McCormack, but if the news recently that the release clause in his contract is set at £15M, that’s a lot of money to pay for the 29 year-old Scottish striker and most fans thinks he’s just not worth that to Newcastle.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Loaning Bamford seems a little strange when we have arma seemingly ready to step up. Both would be a slight gamble, but at 22, Bamford struggling to get a game for palace seems a far more risky one than and up-and-coming natural finisher who we already own.

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Is everybody dead?

  • 3 WWSBRD // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Standards have been raised significantly on Tyneside? Didn’t we get relegated?

    Bamford scored plenty in the championship and offers the cheaper alternative to RM. not sure why Gayle is slated there either always looked good when I’ve watched him

  • 4 Jib // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Nice weather
    No news
    That’s blog life

  • 5 firebug666 // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Not really sure we want to do anything on loan deals unless we have an option to buy linked in there. Bamford could shine in the championship, but as YCMIU points out we already have Armstrong so why take the risk?

    Still silly season has it’s doors wide open and rumours old and new are flooding out from the gutter press thick and fast now.

    Chill out, relax, whatever is going to happen at Newcastle under Rafa will happen regardless, and I have faith in the man to do us proud and get up back up.

  • 6 Bobbybee // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Knock once for yes, twice for no. 😉 From what i read, Bamford is a bit of an upsetting influence. Must stress, just something i heard. Bit of a silver spoon type who doesn’t mix with riff raff. Can’t recall where i read it, so maybe somebody else can recall something? Anyway, we’ve got out own up and coming striker without bringing in another. Experience might be fine, but let’s not disrupt Arma’s development.

  • 7 Jib // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Add to that Ed not knowing the difference between McCormack and Bamford and Benitz and Charnley .
    Plus ignoring a scoop I gave him on Nano Mesa
    The silly season is defo here

  • 8 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:23 AM


    …but we haven’t had an update on Bas Dost so far. I am getting worried. We have normally been linked with him by now. He replaced erdinc as our “always connected to” player.

  • 9 WWSBRD // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Why is Bamford a risk but Armstrong isn’t?

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM


    Patrick McCormack co7ld be a great player under someone like Rafael Charnley.

  • 11 Jib // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Patrick Bamford was offered a scholarship by Harvard University and is quite a way up his own arse.
    If you know anything about Rugby he’s a bit of a Danny Cipriani type.

  • 12 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM


  • 13 firebug666 // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:31 AM


    Bas Dost has been put on the back burner until mid June, when he returns from holiday he will link himself no doubt.

    The gutter press are thinking in terms of us being in the championship, and it’s difficult for them to link believable players to us at the moment. I guess if we had stayed up we would have a lot more stories by now on the 40,000 players that would have been linked to us. 😀

    Anyway as we are such a good country for tax avoidance Messi will be joining us soon.

  • 14 firebug666 // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:33 AM


    Bamford we would either have to buy, or pay a loan fee for plus wages, ergo a risk. Armstrong is already ours and imo is ready to make the step up. Both are a risk, but we already own one of them.

  • 15 The next Mike Williamson // Jun 7, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    jib, just read that report on bamford and the bloke admits most the passes aimed at him were 5 metres over his head. and then bamford quit palace 30 minutes after game. It sounds like he wasn’t happy, probably didn’t fit into Pardews crazy gang long ball ethos which has actually made me think more of him. perhaps he’s another Ben arfa or tevez type player. In a word, pardewed.

  • 16 posada // Jun 7, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    When you are a young striker aged 19-22 you need to find a club where firstly the manager wants you and picks you every week. Also, sets up the team to play to your strengths.
    Hopefully that manager will be a very good one.
    Patrick Bamford has only had that once. When he was at the Boro. He scored nearly a goal a game over a full season.
    This will all depend on Rafa. Does he rate him or not.
    I’ll go with Rafa.

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