Chances Receding Of Newcastle Signing This Player In January


Former Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has addressed the rumors about his player Tom Ince during his press conference for Derby County’s important game tonight at Leeds United.

Newcastle have been linked with former target Tom Ince and the rumors were that maybe £8M would be enough to get the winger to Newcastle during this transfer window – but Steve says that could get his right foot.

Tom is left-footed.

Tom Ince – 24 year-old Newcastle target

The 24-year-old has interested Newcastle for a few years now and certainly he’s performed well in the Championship with Blackpool and now Derby County, but he has also struggled in the Premier League with Hull City.

This is what Steve McClaren said during his press conference when asked about the Ince rumors – as reported on the Derby web-site:

“£8M might get Tom’s right foot, at the present moment. We will treat that speculation with that comment. Tom has got great ability – he can score and assist.”

“He should be a Premier League player. He has had opportunities and you have seen the fight he has. He wants to get back there.”

There seems very little chance of Derby selling their best player to Newcastle this month – whatever the price.

That’s one of the problems Newcastle have at the moment with most of their targets – either the Championship clubs don’t want to sell or else Premier League players don’t want to take a step down to play in the Championship.

It’s a difficult transfer window for Newcastle.

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54 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Did it again Ed. 🙂 Ince isn’t their best player, Hughes is. He is in his dad’s eyes, who reckons he’s a world contender, but he also insisted everyone called him The Guvnor which shows how deluded he is. 🙂 No better than what we’ve got so why would we buy him? I’d take Hughes, but not Ince.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Starting to sound like old days we tried but could not get them over the line.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #3

    “Silva isn’t being drawn on reports that West Ham have tabled a second bid for Robert Snodgrass or of interest from Newcastle United in Sam Clucas.”

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #4

    RON
    Didn’t know pennywell was in a different time zone !!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #5

    hibbit

    Not a lot of people know that!

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  • U.S Magpie

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #6

    And the Merry go round just keep on spinning, you have to love that Newcastle United put fans through the same shite every January. If we not signing anyone please at least bring some of our player back from there loan spells, I would take some smaller good news than some no news what so ever.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    RON
    could be the low life that life there are all nocturnal !!

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8

    U.S Magpie
    who would you bring back and why ??
    still time to get players in
    the market is very slow for every club not just us

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Runaway, it’s nothing like the old times. We’re a Championship side mate, we don’t get to cherry pick players. Derby are now, under McClaren, contenders for promotion. God knows how, but there you go. Would we sell Shelvey this window? Or Gayle? Lascelles? Er, No! Right now, nobody is guaranteed promotion, so why would a team in with a shout, weaken themselves? That’s why this window is notoriously hard to pick up a good player. Nobody wants to sell the kind of player we want to buy. Unless you pay way over the odds and Rafa won’t be mugged off by anybody. We probably weren’t even in for him, it’s all paper BS. We won’t buy for the sake of spending money, I can guarantee that. If the right player is available at the right price, we’ll buy. If not, this set of players should get us promoted. Rafa trusts them and trusts himself. Window’s still open. Look how close he took the ‘deserves CL footballer’ Sissoko, before making a brilliant deal. He won’t be pushed, he’ll do it his way.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Bobbyee

    Your right bro just seems like where not going to get any loans so now is the time to go in with hard cash up front and see if they say there not for sale iam sure we could get snodgrass if they tabled a bid .

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Can’t help thinking that McClaren is protecting his own backside with statements that value Ince at £16m for two feet and that his failure at Newcastle only adds to his determination to say the right things to keep the Derby fans on board.
    Is Ince a game changer ? Probably not and that’s what we need at present. Who that is or where they come from is still a puzzle but please let’s make some planned and professional signings now and not last minute acquisitions just to please Sky on the last day of the window.

    We need some new talent certainly to boost the squad’s energy as the season is long and we need to put third place and below out of sight so that in the end we can concentrate on turning to win the League and let player show what they can really do when the shackles are off.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #12

    US magpie

    In the summer Rafa orchestrated more ins and outs than any other club. crazy buying in the most notoriously inflated prices window unless there is someone we need 100%.
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    For those who think we are negative how are we top scorers in all 4 divisions. Don’t let the stats get in the way of a good whinge.
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    BobbyBee

    This T.O.F guy is let’s be honest not the brightest. He is a mass of screwed up and bitter prejudices embodied in a bigot. First of all he was fattist, racist and job-ist! Now he’s just fattist and racist !!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Runaway, no doubt Rafa is working behind the scenes, but if players are not for sale what can you do? You’d be asking Snodgrass to step down a division with no guarantee of promotion. He’s worked hard to become a PL player, in his head, is it really worth the gamble? We’re biased obviously, we think we will go up, but we can’t guarantee it? No. You’ve got to put yourself in his boots. He’s probably looking for another PL team to move to.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Rotunda, you forgot arse hole from your list mate. 🙂

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Why haven’t we went in for Hughes? Surely he’s Rafa type of player!?

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  • ToonRich

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Would Depay drop a division fo half a season…?
    Could we afford his wage!

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Nezza, again, why would Derby weaken themselves whilst in with a chance of promotion? Hughes is the man who makes them tick. It’s like them asking Why don’t we buy Gayle or Shelvey from Newcastle? Because they simply are not for sale at any price.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #18

    RIP Lord Snowdon (Not football-related!)

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #19

    Toon rich, why indeed? Why would any player, who’s finally made it to the top, take a backward step and risk never getting back to the PL? It’s a gamble. For Gayle and Ritchie they thought the gamble was worth it,to play in front of 52k crowds and likely come straight back up. Others might think differently. It’s all about ‘what if’. What if we don’t come straight back up? Will another PL side come in for them? Or could they be stuck there? It’s a tough gamble that some will take, but others might think it’s not for them. Horrible window mate, always is.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #20

    from sky sport…
    .Derby County midfielder Will Hughes has signed a new deal that commits him to the club until the summer of 2020 ………………this could be the answer

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Hibbit

    Thanks for lumping me in with the fake Welsh wum.

    I’ve always been the same, say it how I see it so can’t see this accusation at all mate.

    I’m pretty sure your the same when it comes to the ones who try and disrupt the blog.

    Am I outspoken? Yes. Am I a wum? Hardly.

    By the way, my return? As far as I’m aware I never left.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Hibbett, Derby protecting themselves as their fans should rightfully expect them to do. I know McClaren made a mess of it up here, but nobody can deny he’s turned Derby round and they’re suddenly real contenders for promotion. Why he couldn’t do that here is a mystery, but he’s got Derby flying again and that’s really annoying, since he took us down. Makes you want to scream.

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  • Toonces

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #23

    When you talk about bringing in a player like Depay (pure speculation of course) you are looking at a player who, for whatever reasons, is not getting their chance/playing time at their current top flight club. So in the type of case a loan move to the end of the season might make sense. I think in this window that is really the best we can expect – players in this type of situation. Maybe an option to buy at the end but the main goal is promotion. We aren’t the only club looking for players in this situation and if we do stand pat we might be ok, but, we risk our rivals strengthening enough to catch or pass us in the table.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #24

    You’re

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #25

    AC
    would never class you as a WUM alway find you very knowledgeable and up to date
    but got to say aggression is a major part of your posts/replies these days as i said earlier not AC i remember

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Re Depay:-

    “Lyon manager Bruno Genesio has confirmed Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is his “number one priority” in the January transfer window.

    United have rejected a bid for the player from the French club who they signed for £31m from PSV Eindhoven in 2015.”

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #27

    Toonces, you are right of course, owns may be our best bet, but players on PL wages won’t take a pay cut. Look at Tiote. Turned into a right tw@t by refusing to leave whilst he can sit on his backside and earn 65k a week. Not sure, but I bet Depay is on over 100k a week now and can’t get a game. We’d have to agree a pay share and I’m not sure they would. This window is one of my pet hates and you can see why. 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Loans, not owns

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Toonces, not sure, but has anybody around us actually strengthened this window. I may have missed something, but I can’t recall anybody buying anybody of any importance so far this window. It’s as tough for them, if not harder. We can offer huge crowds, a top manager and a likelihood of promotion. Better choices than anybody near us, but if we can’t buy, t must be at least as tough for them.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Bobbybee

    Do you think hull will stay up rather jump ship now and come back up next season with the greatest fans around. we fill sjp 50.000 week in week out know matter how where playing mate

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  • nufc786

    Jan 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #31

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/such-talent-bags-experience-newcastle-12449558

    I think Dimitar Berbatov could be a good number no 10 behind Dwight Gayle if we are stuggling with our targets

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  • Sazzer

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Bad news on Will Hughes with his new contract unless there is clause that Rafa can trigger.

    So I think we are going to have to forget about Ince and Thorne as well.

    Time to join the bidding war on Conor Hourihane starting at £1m.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Runaway, mate, I think EVERYBODY should rush to us, we’re the best ever! Chances are Hull will go down, but if he leaves now, he’ll likely want security, like a West Bromley type team, who are staying up. The problem now is Hull have taken up the option of another season on his contract, which technically ties him there unless a big offer comes in. What a big offer is I have no idea, but it’s worth sounding him out. See how much they want, but again, without his goals and assists, they will definitely go down. It might actually be worth it for them to keep him and risk losing him for peanuts in the summer, on the chance he might just keep them up. If he goes, they go down. If he stays, they probably go down anyway, but they have more chance if he stays than if he goes for certain. Like I say, players we want are players clubs want to keep, hence the slow movement – or none at all. I hate this window, I really do! 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Bobbybee,
    I think the bigger mystery is how Pardew managed to keep us in the PL for so long under the same conditions, although I think even he realised the game was up in the end.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Bromley? Where does this phone get them from? And why don’t I learn to check before posting? More to the point, why am I talking to myself? See, this window is definitely driving me crazy – official. 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #37

    Derby aren’t short of a few quid, why would anyone with a shout of promotion and 135M prize give up a key player unless it was Andy Carroll type money.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail – nice to see you back by the way. I think Newcastle is one big mystery mate. How a club this size can go my entire life without winning a domestic trophy is just beyond bizarre. But yes, in answer to your question, it is a mystery how he kept us up when you look how quickly he lost his ‘dream job’ at Palace.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #39

    I hope Benitez is not going to let next weeks cup replay effect his team selection for tomorrow.
    Hope he does a “Bournemouth” and plays the “second string” and not be tempted to play the likes of Gayle in the side or use him as a sub.
    Do not need any further injuries -as the big game with Brighton is a fortnight tomorrow.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jan 13, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #40

    That’s my point all along jail. Players we want, teams won’t sell. Not just to us, they won’t sell to anyone. Why would they with so much to gain by keeping a strong team? Another mystery is how can McClaren motivate Derby when he had better players here and failed drastically? Maybe the club was just too big for him to handle, that’s all I can think of. I say it through very gritted teeth, but he’s turned them from relegation fodder to play off prospects. If I could swing a punch without falling flat on my face, I’d love to bust his nose! 🙂

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