Newcastle Now Interested In Liverpool Winger On Loan

In what is proving  to be a very difficult transfer window for Newcastle, the Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle were offered 9 players on Friday and one of them was of interest to Benitez, but the name of the player was not mentioned.

We’ll have to wait to see how long Dwight Gayle will be out for, but if he is out for a number of weeks with his hamstring injury, Rafa may be forced to bring in another striker.

The very fact that the injury list is now starting to grow also means there should be  more urgency at Newcastle and one player Rafa is keen on bringing in on loan is Liverpool’s talented 19 year-old winger Sheyi Ojo.

19 year-old Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo

That’s according to the Chronicle.

The player was born in Hemel Hempstead and he was in great demand in 2011 when he was at MK Dons and big clubs were interested in him including Chelsea.

But he finally signed on at Liverpool for £2M with apparently Chelsea willing to bid a lot more for him.

He is now on the fringes of the Liverpool first team after making his competitive debut for Liverpool in January last year.

He has 12 total appearances for the Reds, but he has also been on loan at Wigan and Wolves over the last couple of seasons.

Rafa could give the teenager some games this season and he looks a very good player in the making and it seems Rafa is genuinely interested in getting this player in on loan this month.

Ojo has represented England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    just a couple of question lads ?

    how much would you pay for townsend and how much do you think palaces will want in this market ?

    would you pay him the extra 20k per week palace pay him ?

  • G

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #2

    I would take him, he’s pretty quick, and he passes well.

  • G

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #3

    @1, I think we should pay what we sold him for, and no more. Wages wise 20k is a lot, but if we pay him a slight increment, with a promotion bonus, I think that may work. Otherwise a loan with option would be the only way this could work?

  • posada

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Don’t want him back.
    We were lucky to get our money back on him.
    Was a problem at Spurs. Was not fit when he came to us.
    Not consistent.

  • Australian Pie

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Agree with G exactly. But yes I would definetly take him back.

    A cheeky pop for left back/left wing also would be ex Liverpool back up left back who is now parked on the bench at Bournemouth Brad Smith. Bring him in for £5 mil, Aussies into Newcastle =] although the last one didn’t work out so well…..

  • Australian Pie

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Posada he was probably our most consistent player at the tail end of last year…

  • Nufc-83

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Posada he was extremely consistent for us, QPR and even England when he’s played. At Spurs something was not right but he was in and out of the side which clearly effects his confidence. Not sure how any fan can question his ability when he was outstanding for us last season.

  • posada

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Australian Pie
    Aye. Exactly, he got himself fit and did it for a few games.
    But, look at his record over the years.

  • posada

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #9

    When Townsend played for England he was outstanding to the point of being unplayable. We all thought what a talent for the future.
    I think he struggles though to keep up the fitness and athletic side of things to play like that over the longer term.
    It was said in the press he would not comply with the Spurs fitness requirements? Who knows I can only go off what I read in the media and how good has he been for Palace recently ?

  • giimps

    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #10

    As iv said previously, i would take him back without question but for how much?
    I believe Sam wont take less than they paid for him, i also dont think he will let him go out on loan as he needs the funds now to buy to keep them up,i think hel be looking at 15 mil, would i pay that for him in this climate of overinflated prices?
    I would pay that having seen what he can do under Rafa, if it was another manager buying him they may not as its a risk, i dont think its a risk for us so i would go for £15 mil , put a buyout clause in of £30 mil ,that will encourage him to play well, the 20k extra wages could be offset and paid as a promotion bonus when were promoted.


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