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Newcastle Now Favorites To Sign Premier League Midfielder

9:50 am, Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with £8M rated Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard for some time and there are now some Premier League clubs like Swansea City and Middlesbrough interested in signing the 23 year-old Englishman, who was born in Orsett in Essex.

It could be that he is one of about three players Rafa will be trying to sign for Newcastle as soon as possible and certainly before the Championship season starts on August 5th at Craven Cottage.


Alex Pritchard – Newcastle 2/1 favorites to sign him

Other Championship clubs interested in Pritchard include Leeds United and Wolves.

It’s been clear for some time now that Alex is not in the plans of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and he is available for transfer.

It now looks like Newcastle are favorites to sign the player and at Bet Victor, Newcastle are at 2/1 favorites to sign Alex.

Here’s the current betting on which club he will sign for:

Newcastle 2/1
Swansea 3/1
Middlesbrough 4/1
Leeds 6/1
Wolves 6/1

Pritchard has Championship experience having played in the league twice in his career so far.

He was on loan at Peterborough for half a season in early 2013 – and then he was on a season-long loan at Brentford in 2014-2015 and played 45 league games scoring 12 goals.

We really hope the Magpies can sign the 9 times capped England U-21 International.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    He’d Probably get plently of games at boro or swans. Might be tough to get him since they are both prem clubs. I suppose the top manager might be a big draw.

  • 2 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    From last

    Shearer joined the toon instead of Man u, because he loved his home town club, and sacrificed major success in the process. I doubt, therefore, he would suddenly decided that managing the same club in the champs would be beneath him. Shearer has an arogant streak a mile wide, by all accounts, but his love for NUFC cannot be in question.

  • 3 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    He dislikes Mash, and has never been shy about having a dig at him. And rightly so imo. It just unfortunately means he is shunned.

  • 4 scout // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Reminds me of an old school teacher Mr Pritchard. I’d end up calling him Sir.
    What a side were gonna have in this Championship, how the bookies have it 2/1 i dont know. Should be 1/3.

  • 5 Average_Contents // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:16 AM


    No, your wrong. He absolutely thought it was beneath him despite him saying he waited and waited and waited and waited and….

    Jizz says so. Unequivocally.

  • 6 expatmag // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    On Shearer

    The bloke is a massive heedyabaal.

    He has turned down opportunities to manage at the likes of Cardiff and Blackburn because he felt they were beneath him.

    I think he would be a dismal failure as a manager wherever he would be.

  • 7 posada // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    What is this lad.
    Winger, forward or midfielder.
    From what I can see he plays wide or as a support striker.
    Not a midfielder in the centre midfield area.
    Not in Rafa’s 4/2/3/1 anyway.

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    A couple of club legends in Mike’s employ back him to the hilt as he dragged our club through one of the most monotonous in our history with it’s stated policy of not wanting to win and people say it’s heresy to slate them Another club legend criticises mind numbing policy and has no balls and is a head case????

  • 9 Ian Toon // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    posada- He’s an attacking midfielder and someone compared him yesterday as being similar in playing style to Eden Hazard. He’s small and will add much needed pace. He’s been unlucky with injuries – broken leg and torn ankle ligaments over last two seasons.

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:48 AM


    Ah yes. Forgive me. That has to be right

  • 11 croftus5678 // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    he would be great in a 4-2-3-1 if played in any of the 3 positions with his desire to get into the box and shoot.

    i think along the same lines with thauvin also though as he’s very suited to that formation.

  • 12 WWSBRD // Jul 26, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Shearer vs Ashley? Howay man what Newcastle fan sees that as a competition

    Shearers reluctance to take a management job does annoy the hell out of me but he is without question a club legend and possibly the best we will know

  • 13 ayecanny // Jul 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Does anyone have any ideas of how many people will be at the Newcastle V Vitesse on Saturday??

  • 14 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 26, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    aye canny
    diven’t kna – but I have just went on-line to purchase tickets and the Gallowgate End looks canny full – (not opening top section though)

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 26, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    Id like to see a comfortable win tonight. We need to get used to playing away at grounds like southends and dominating games.

  • 16 Wayayman // Jul 26, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    AyeCanny, only the bottom half of the ground is open unless thee’s more demand than expected. Probably 25K would be a decent turn out I’d have thought?
    There’ll be plenty of Geordies at Southend tonight though! I’ll be at both games with the kids.

  • 17 Ron Knee // Jul 26, 2016 at 11:44 AM

    Southend managed to beat a West Ham U23 side at the weekend.

  • 18 Wayayman // Jul 26, 2016 at 11:52 AM

    Ron Knee, a league 1 side should really beat PL reserves if ours are anything to go by!

  • 19 nufc 11 // Jul 26, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    8 millon for what? Were struggling to get that for Tim Krul a full international. This kid is in the 2/3millon price range. Do we really need another midfielder? We spent 5millon on Saviet and he played twice. What have we to lose on keeping Thauvin? Their is obouvis talent their if anyone could get him back on track its rafa.

  • 20 JDdubai // Jul 26, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    nufc 11

    Yes we need him, or at least another wide player.

    We have Ritchie, Aarons and Thauvin as natural wide players currently who could be deemed good enough. Thauvin is a complete gamble if he stays, Aarons has only played 14 proper games in his career with how many injuries? Leaving just Ritchie.

    If Aarons gets injured then we have no backup to the other 2.

    Gouffran etc not good enough.

    so maybe not Pritchard but we need another body – he is at the right age, english, has a point to prove if Spurs let him go so seems as good a bet as any.

  • 21 Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    The European midfield carousel keeps spinning!

    Mino Raiola the agent who owns 20% of Paul Pogba is unrelenting in wanting his pound of flesh.

    Thus Real Madrid still think they are in with a shout.

    Meanwhile according to Spanish media , Zidane has spoken to Sissoko on the phone.

    Sissoko will end up being transferred for sure but where?

    The problem for Rafa is , it could be near the end of the window , so what does he do with MS until then.

  • 22 geordie157 // Jul 26, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Hoping we get one more in this week.

    Not long now til Rafa’s first match day squad announcement.

    Based on the current squad, I’d go

    Janmaat, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett
    Shelvey, Tiote
    Ritchie, Perez, Aarons

    Sels, Sterry, Hanley, Anita, Hayden, Thauvin, Armstrong

    I’ve forgotten Gamez but I don’t think Colback if everyone’s fit makes the squad!

  • 23 Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    One cannot even speculate about starting line ups until after the Arnhem game on Saturday.
    However Tiote has only come on as a last quarter of an hour sub against Bohemians and Lokeren – he was unused at Doncaster Rovers.
    The other player to be used similarly was Wijnaldum and he’s down the road !

  • 24 Jib // Jul 26, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Having said that
    Looking at the team that started vs Lokeren

    I think is not a million miles away
    I liked Janmaat as a winger and Perez with a freer role is looking like his old self

  • 25 Colombus // Jul 26, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    for 8 million Pritchard is far to expensive. What do you guys think about sounding out Arsenal for Joel Campbell? I think he would be brilliant for us.

    I also think that we should try hard to keep Thauvin as I think the kid really has a lot of what we need regarding creativity.

    Alvaro Vadillo is available on a free and should be worth a punt. We should have been in for Timo Werner who went from Stuttgart to Leipzig for 8,5 million. Now that’s a steal!

  • 26 nut meg // Jul 26, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    From many many posts ago.
    I remember Keith Robson,can’t really tell you anything about him only that he showed promise.He moved to West Ham i think and for decent money at the time.

  • 27 expatmag // Jul 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM


    Keith Robson was a bit part player for a short time much in the same way Paul Cannell was. I think he was more if an understudy to John Tudor.

    I seem to remember Keith scoring twice in a league cup match against Doncaster which we won 6-0

  • 28 Jail for Ashley // Jul 26, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    nut meg,
    Seems like a really nice bloke, he certainly wouldn’t be walking round Norwich airport in a hi vis vest had he been plying his trade thirty years later. He went for some canny transfer fees as well.

  • 29 Tsunki // Jul 26, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Criticism of Ashleys regime is not tolerated. Shearers obvious love for the Toon does not blind the pathetic circus we’ve witnessed up to recent times. I’m very sceptical about hearsay on what jobs Shearer has rejected or not. It doesn’t matter, there won’t be any talk of Mr Shearer until Mr Ashley is no longer the Capo.

  • 30 clinath@ed // Jul 26, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    The Sissoko saga will run to the end of August imo. Bit of brinkmanship going on between more than a few parties here.
    Cambell from Arsenal…liked the kid when he was out at loan to that Greek side, but never really shone at the Emirates, doesn’t get a good press on here – but if the price was right, I’d take a chance.

  • 31 martoon // Jul 26, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Jail – according to the font of all knowledge that is he works in a factory in Norwich but it could be out of date:
    ‘Keith Robson: (Hetton-le-Hole, 15.11.1953) West Ham, Team Hawaii (USA), Cardiff City, Norwich City, Leicester City, Carlisle (loan), South China AA (Hong Kong), Norwich Busmen, Corinthians, Wroxham, Mackintosh, Wroxham, AM Wroxham, machinist @ Impress Metal Packaging, Norwich’

  • 32 martoon // Jul 26, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Sorry Jail just found your original post about him – as you know him you are obviously correct. It might be worth letting Niall & Biffa know so they can update their records.

  • 33 Jail for Ashley // Jul 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Aye martoon it must be, he’s been at Bristows since I started flying out of there about three years ago.

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