The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are still interested in signing Fulham’s 25 year-old creative midfielder Tom Cairney and are likely to go in with an offer for him soon to test the waters.
Certainly Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic does not want to lose his star player and he has said that many times – and Fulham are now rumored to be willing to offer Tom a new deal to get him to stay at Craven Cottage.
However, the wages will hardly be close to what Newcastle will be able to offer the player if he agrees to join us on Tyneside.
Tom Cairney – Fulham’s 25 year-old midfielder
Newcastle were said to be initially quoted a price of £20M for his services but that price has seemingly gone down to between £8M and £10M – which seems a lot more reasonable.
There had been conflicting reports over the last week or so on whether Newcastle were still interested in signing the playmaker and the answer to that seems to be yes.
The report is that the player is aware of Newcastle’s interest and Newcastle could test Fulham’s resolve with a bid.
Tom was born in Nottingham and started his career at Leeds United Youth Academy before joining Hull City back in 2007.
Six years later he joined Blackburn Rovers in 2013 where he stayed for just a couple of years before joining Fulham.
Tom has played for the Scotland U19 and U21 youth sides and qualifies to play for either England or Scotland because of his Scottish father and English mother.
In his career so far he has played 240 games with 29 goals and 37 assists.
We think this lad would be an excellent signing for Newcastle this month – if we can get him – but he’s worth £10M to us.