Newcastle Interested In Scottish International Defender


The Scottish Daily Record is reporting that Newcastle have joined the race to sign £1M rated Scottish International defender Callum Paterson.

The London-born Hearts defender has been capped once by Scotland last May in the 1-0 defeat against Italy, but he is included in the Scottish squad announced yesterday to play Malta in the World Cup qualifying games next month.

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Hearts right-back Callum Paterson in Wonga shirt

Newcastle have Grant Hanley and Matt Ritchie in that squad.

Callum joined Hearts in 2010 and has come through the Youth ranks and the right back made his debut for the Tynecastle club back in August of 2012 in the Scottish Premier League 2–0 win over St Johnstone, when he was just 17 years old.

And in five full seasons, the 21 year-old has already played 145 times for Hearts with 31 goals.

The report is that Newcastle want the 6ft tall defender for the development squad, but he could become part of the first team squad since he seems an up and coming player who could improve under Rafa Benitez.

Maybe he’s being checked out as a potential replacement for Daryl Janmaat, in case he 27 times capped Dutch International leaves before September rolls around?

And Newcastle seem to be on the lookout for young players who can be brought to Tyneside and improve under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez.

At  £1M we cannot go too far wrong, but we doubt if Callum would want to move to Newcastle to play for the Development side under Peter Beardsley.

He would surely be part of the first team squad this season in the English Championship.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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82 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    A 21 year old full international playing for a championship teams development squad? I have a few doubts, to say the least.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Expat

    In response to what you said on the last article..

    Totally agree. One or two loans ok, but when it gets beyond that, it’s detrimental to the club. Sell them.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    YCMIU
    Ditto.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    expat

    who would want to buy them ??
    they have been given fat 5 year deals on great wages
    there not going to want to give them up

    marveax robbed the club of 15mill in wages plus what ever his signing on fee was
    this is why our dead wood is so hard to shift

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  • Jan Stavik

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    145 games and 31 goals for a right back would be amazing! Honestly the fact that he’s been playing up front as well should be mentioned. Interesting stats anyway 😉

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Whey player links! No idea about this lad but seems cheap, Dost and Haller? Unlikely but why not! McCarthy would be great but very little chance and ice seen Judge linked good times

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #7

    145 games 31 goals?! Thats almost better than whole ameobi even and he’s a right back?! Its amazing stats actually.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    YCMIU

    It is happening too often. I see Gouffran is now mentioned when he has just refurned to the starting line up with some success. He is able to do a job as a decent squad player this season. Hos contract is up at hhe end of the season anyway so we arent getting any money for him. Might as well use him.

    Same goes for Riviere. Since sogning for us, he has never been played in his proper position.

    Thauvin was a joke. I am convinced it wasnt him who arked up but his dopey model girlfriend..

    Fact remsins, if these french teams want these players, pay the going rate and full salary or sod off.

    I am sick of our club and fans being taken for a ride.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Expat

    Gouf should certainly stay. Thauvin not so much, but like you say he should be sold rather than loaned. I would be scared to put Riviere back in, though, he is a bit of a clusterfcuk in front or goal.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Of*

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    BEER

    I take your point but these players were bought from well placed ligue 1 clubs when we were in the premirship.

    There is an element of ability about them, certainly at championship level. We gave one of yhe best managers in the world and a coaching staff that us rated very highly.

    They should be able to motivate these players into performances that are not detrimental to the clubs push for promotion.

    Psychology in football us almost, if not more important than ability.

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  • G

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #12

    Even as back up, this deal sounds like too good an oportunity to pass.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #13

    #Nufc believe that Sporting Lisbon are in for Bas Dost. Don’t think they can compete with that. Focussing back on domestic attacking targets.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #14

    YCMIU

    Riviere has NEVER been played in his best position where he has a very good goals scored and assists record st Monaco.

    He has the ability and pace to play the wide forward role and should have been given a fair opportunity rather than being shunted into an unfamiliar role.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #15

    expat

    problem is most of these French players should never have been bought

    other problem we have is we have a manager who has control but still has a wage budget and transfer kitty

    who really would want to buy riviere on the cash he is getting who would want to buy dejong

    maybe by loaning them out and getting half there wages paid it will free up enough room for rafa to bring in who he wants
    whilst away they all play regular maybe we can then shift them on at the end for a small fee

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  • nut meg

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Callum Paterson link if anyone interested.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MIcBfWFdms

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    RON

    I doubt anyone will come in until Sissoko is sold and I am slowly but surely starting to realise that the sales of Sissoko and Tiote wont go through this window.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Expat

    I suppose thats fair enough. Luke De Jong was also played out of position and i defended him. And he is flying now.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #19

    BEER

    Once again, I see where you are coming from. I have years abd years of experience in senior coaching clubs here in Australia.

    Soccer here is exceptionally well organised and most clubs at higher league levels have junior teams ftom under 5 to under 18 and reserve and senior squads.

    I know what it is like to be appointed as Head Coach and have to deal with players you probably dont rate or want but have to involve due to lack of numbers whilst gaining results at the same time.

    Eada should be able to get the best out of these players. He is experienced enough.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #20

    expatmag

    I think it’s more the fact that we’re a lowly Championship side now. I hope you’re wrong about possible Charnley machinations!

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #21

    Y MIU

    It seemed to be a recurring habit of Pardew Carver and McLaren of putting square pegs in rounds holes but much ofthe blame lies with Ashley for the restrictions he placed on them.

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  • msk21dec

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #22

    Apparently we signing alan judge from brentford. Who?

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #23

    MSK

    Good player. Winger and can score goals too. I hope this us right.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #24

    @19 eada should read Rafa

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  • msk21dec

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #25

    Is he better than what we already have and cant we do better? Apparently hes on his way for medical

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Expat

    Yes, it is certainly important to spread that blame arround. It was never fair to lump it all on one person, and as Mash said himself, “the buck stops here”.

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  • msk21dec

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #27

    I rather have mark hamill from barnsley

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #28

    RON

    I fully expect us to fly up the league as soon as the window is closed as long as we dont decimate our players list with silly loan deals.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #29

    expat,
    Riverie doesn’t even know where to stand on the pitch never mind being put in the right position, doesn’t matter where you play, jumping for balls ten yards in front or behind you suggests he is clueless orr shot of belief.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #30

    MSK

    On a par with Ritchie good enough for you?

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  • geordie157

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Don’t know why but I have a soft spot for Hearts, probably due to hoping they could challenge the old firm duo and make it a bit more interesting in the SPL.

    Paterson burst on the scene a few seasons back and had a good game vs Liverpool in their Europa league tie.

    He’s capable of playing rb, rw, st and I think he’s played cm too. So that’s why he’s got a few goals to his name.

    If it’s 1mill for him, seems worth taking a chance on. Hearts are good at bringing young players through but SPL to championship is still a big step up.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #32

    MSK

    I would also like Mark Hamill. Having a Jedi in the side can only be a good thing.

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  • jimmysmith

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #33

    That recent picture of Sissoko in this seasons kit might suggest that he too is slowly but surely starting to realise that his transfer might well not go through. Ha!

    There must be a figure that’s the tipping point, anything less than 30 and you’re maybe better off keeping him, probably maybe even as much as 35, now that they’ve decided to let De Jong go and considering the urgent need to go straight back up, with all the money at stake, regardless of the players feelings on the matter.

    I thought 25 was good business for Widjnaldum, as 35 would be for Sissoko, but certainly not less than 30, having lost both Widjnaldum and De Jong already.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #34

    JFA

    You are showing him to be no better than a sunday park footballer. I am sure he is better than that.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #35

    @ 22. – The Irish Messi. Must be one of Belfast’s tips!

    I read that Belfast was tipping Adam Armstrong to go on loan to Ipswich – watch this space.

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #36

    Nutmeg
    I know its on the dennis wise scouting network,but patterson does look a decent player with a great eye for goal from that vid,but is just that a vid.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #37

    Jimmy- I watched some of the Burnleyv L’pool game. Widj was a bystander and the game passed him by. It’s maybe a mindset thing if things aren’t going his way. Not the Klopp’s way.

    On Sissoko just hope new signings are not dependent on him going out.

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  • nut meg

    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #38
  • geordie157

    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #39

    See we’re being linked with Alan Judge now too, good player but he’s injured til November I think

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 23, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #40

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