Newcastle Reported After New Midfield Target

BBC Humberside are reporting that Rafa Benitez is interested in Hull City’s 26 year-old midfielder Sam Clucas who plays on the left.

Sam has mainly played in the lower leagues in his career so far and played once for his home town club Lincoln City back in 2010.

Sam Clucas – Hull City midfielder

He joined Hull City from Chesterfield in July of 2015 on a three year deal for around £1.3M and since then he has played 74 times for the Tigers with 6 goals and has played 20 times in the Premier League this season

The news is via a tweet from BBC Humberside’s Mike White which was posted in Chronicle Live this morning:

Sam can play on the left wing, left wing-back or at left back so he seems quite versatile.

In his career Sam has played for Lincoln, Hereford United, Mansfield Town, Chesterfield and now Hull City and it’s only this season he has played in the Premier League.

Last year he was given a contract extension at Hull which runs through the end of June, 2019.

In his career he has played 235 times with 40 goals and if this news is accurate then Rafa Benitez must see something in the lad that he can develop at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1


    Your’e the only one so far to pick the same team as me.

    Possibly of of the very few to pick Murphy.

  • jane

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Sammy’s goal scoring record is poor however he played over 50 times in the premier league (half as a sub) over 5 seasons often in poor sides that sometimes managed to be mid-table. he didn’t feature in the relegation season.

  • jane

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #3

    let’s see if Spurs can breakdown WBA.

  • one fine day

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Essex Geordie Bill.
    See below .
    11one fine day // Jan 14, 2017 at 6:45 AM

    Rafa bingo
    Anita, Lascelles,Clark,Dummett,
    Hayden Colback
    Ritchie Murphy sammy

  • Bobbybee

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #5

    If this is true I will be amazed.

    Anyhow, the bingo I never win. Could go for the obvious, but…


    Yedders Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Colback Hayden

    Ritchie Perez Sammy


    I know, but stranger things happen. 🙂

  • TyneMouth

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #6

    RAFA BINGO. Confirmed Team;



    …………HAYDEN………. HAIDARA.



    Sammy off the bench!…

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    One fine day

    Neither of us picked Sammy, although I reckon he’d be a good wild card choice.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2017 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    On rereading you choice I realised you meant Murphy. my apologies.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Find it surprising that so many don’t think we can’t win this game. We are the best away team in this league despite some recent setbacks.

  • one fine day

    Jan 14, 2017 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #10

    No worries Bill
    Hope he gets a run today either way


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