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This Deal Would Make A Lot More Sense For Newcastle

12:11 pm, Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 21 Comments

We had a report out on Saturday about Newcastle being interested in bringing 20 year-old Everton defender to Newcastle this summer on loan.

But we questioned whether a straight loan deal was good for Newcastle,  with the likelihood that Brendan would play quite a few games for Newcastle in the Championship this season, become a better player under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez, but then return to Everton.

So the news today in the Chronicle that the loan deal will have an option to make the deal permanent is good news, but it’s also being disputed by the Times north-east correspondent George Caulkin.


Brendan Galloway – 19 year-old Everton defender

Here’s George’s tweet he sent out earlier today:

We can understand why Everton wouldn’t want to put an option to buy in the loan agreement, since Brendan’s such a highly rated youngster. who has already played 21 times for the Toffees.

Multiple sources are reporting the deal is expected to be completed today and that will give the youngster a few days to prepare for the Huddersfield game at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

We don’t think he will start that game, but depending on the state of the game in the second half, he could make his debut.

And Galloway could then start the game at home to Reading on Wednesday night.

Brendan will probably be used by Rafa at left-back, which is a bit of a weakness for Newcastle at the moment; Brendan can also play at center-back.

We should get some clarification on the loan deal hopefully today, and whether there is an option to buy in it.

If we had to hazard a guess we would say there wont be.

But this lad is a very good young player and if he can play well for Newcastle this season and help us get promoted – that would also be very good.

Comments welcome.

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

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    We need to remember we are a championship club. We cant realistically expect Everton to sell one of thier promising young players to a lower league club.

  • 2 Budge123 // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Perhaps Everton will be Sissoko’s new dream club now that they are minted after selling Stones?

  • 3 Spoof // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    I would be disappointed if it is a load deal only for Galloway, I can’t see how grooming another clubs player can benefit us when we have an adequate LB ourselves, I’d rather utilise Mbabu as a LB so we can groom our own.

  • 4 Spoof // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:27 PM


    We managed to do that with Hayden from Arsenal, if we can’t do the same with this lad then I would rather stay clear and move onto another target.

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:32 PM


    From what I gather, there were more peo0le ahead of Hayden at Arsenal than there are ahead of Galloway at Everton. Also, Everton have to be more economical with thier resorces than Arsenal. This might be the best we can do under the circumstances.

  • 6 Rotonda heights // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:32 PM


    A lot of teams will loan players as a means to an end. Hey if it gets us promoted I’ve got no problem with it. Bonus if the player then wants to stay longer.

    Band B

    I was trying to recall the playmakers of those early KK days. I think Scott Sellars was an inspired signing back then.

  • 7 JamesToon // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Mbabu gets injured too much and is right footed anyway, Galloway will be a class signing, times saying its a got a view to a perm deal, chronicle saying it hasnt?


    Janmaat, Mbemba, Lascelles, Galloway

    Shelvey, Hayden

    Ritchie, Diame, Aarons


  • 8 Ron Knee // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Isn’t Mbabu going out on loan?

  • 9 Jib // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    B and B
    My favourite player of the era of which you wrote on the previous blog was Gavin Peacock who was actually signed by Jim Smith the year before KK arrived.
    After leaving us for Chelsea then QPR he became a pundit on Football focus on the BeeB he then “got” religion and is now a pastor in Calgary Canada

  • 10 JamesToon // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    still need a pacey winger and a pacey/tall striker. Possibly a creative mdfielder as well.

    Still think we should go for either Ryan Fraser/Victor Moses/Bakary Sako, and Diafra Sakho/Assombalonga/Abel Hernandez/Forrestieri/Chris Martin

    perhaps for a creative mid, knockaert would be good in no 10 but doubt brighton will sell him

  • 11 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    I think Galloway is a good call. A proper starting LB rather than a utility cover. We have a decent option in Dummet if a game requires a more defensive LB, but Galloway should start the majority of games if we sign him. Get it done, then sign a creative winger/amf and a striker.

  • 12 lesh // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:50 PM


    Sissoko seems to have been doing an awful lot of dreaming over the years. Maybe if he stopped having a cheese sarnie for his supper…..

  • 13 Jib // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    you mean a
    sandwich au fromage

  • 14 BandB // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:54 PM


    Keegan had some tools at his disposal, for sure.
    I believe Barry Venison had two league winners medals and an FA Cup winners medal on his sideboard when he signed for us ….in the second tier.
    Paul Bracewell had also won the league and the Cup Winners Cup with Everton, alongside Kevin Sheedy, who was also in our squad that year.
    Times have changed. Maybe lower league journeymen and 19-year-olds who can’t break through at their clubs is now the inspired way to do things.

    Jib ….Peacock scored a fair few goals that season too. Jim signed Pavel too, who also got the nod ahead of Tommy Wright as that season warmed up. Damn good squad. I felt a little bit sick when I looked at those names again and realised why they did what they did.

  • 15 nut meg // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    A attacking midfielder come winger,this guy would be a very decent option for me….goals and assists.

  • 16 Munster Mag // Aug 9, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    McGldrick?? No ths. I would gladly take Darryl Murphy as back up to Mitro as he will score goals – in fact s many as mitro given the chance. lacks pace though

  • 17 simon376 // Aug 9, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Hi Jib
    He’s my cousin and doing really well out there, loves it in Canada. Wish I still had my free tickets from him, lot cheaper than a season ticket haha! But such a lovely bloke as well as a good player, great family too. His Dad was up last weekend, some of the stories we hear about Pards are far from true and he was totally done by the owner

  • 18 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 9, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    Nut meg

    Aye he looks canny. Seems comfortable coming off a wing, or in the middle. Good with both feet, and can put in a decent free kick. Wonder if our scouting network has spotted him

  • 19 tomellifred360 // Aug 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Fantasy Football League for NUFC fans. All welcome to join.

  • 20 Belfats // Aug 9, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    We need a physical striker

  • 21 geordiesteve520 // Aug 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Jib, you’re not 100% true there mate. Gavin Peacock (also one of my favourites from that era) was a born again christian when he joined the club. It is one of the things that a (bizarrely) remember from an interview with him in a match program.

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