This Englishman Could Be Newcastle’s First Summer Signing


The news today is that Newcastle will make a move for their center-back target Harry Maguire, now that Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following their devastating 4-0 loss at Crystal Palace yesterday.

All has seemed to go wrong for Hull in their last two games as they lost 2-0 at home to Sunderland last week when Sunderland actually turned up for the game – that was the first shock.

And then  yesterday at Selhurst Park  the nerves of relegation seemed to get to the Hull players and they were never in the game and made far too many mistakes to lose far too easily.

24 year-old Hull City center-back Harry Maguire

So two promoted teams from last summer – Middlesbrough and Hull – will go down to the Championship with bottom of the table Sunderland.

Newcastle will unload some center-backs this summer with Grant Hanley already up for sale and Chancel Mbemba’s future at the club not looking too promising under Rafa Benitez.

24-year-old Maguire has looked good at the back for Hull all season long and he could improve a lot  at Newcastle under the expert coaching of Rafa Benitez.

However, there will be competition for Newcastle to sign the former Sheffield United player with three of the top  seven clubs – Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham – all said to be interested in the player.

Maguire only has one year left on his current Hull City contract and Newcastle could potentially get the player in a bargain deal.

£12M has been mentioned as the transfer fee but maybe it will be less than that?

Newcastle will be able to offer Harry first team football,  which he will not be guaranteed at the other three big clubs after him.

We have to hope that Rafa’s renowned persuasive qualities are in full swing this summer and Harry could become our first signing of the season in the coming week.

Harry is said to be keen to join Rafa’s revolution at Newcastle and he said this before yesterday’s game at Palace:

“Obviously every footballer wants to be playing in the Premier League, myself included. It’s probably the greatest league in the world at the moment.”

“With new contracts etcetera, I’ll be discussing those at the end of the season when the football has finished.”

Harry Maguire would appear to be a solid signing for Newcastle and he has good Premier League experience and also good leadership qualities.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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16 comments so far

  • G

    May 15, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Offer them 8M plus Hanley? Seems win-win to me. With Spuds and the Bindippers hovering round for a bidding war to start this would seemingly be the best solution.

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  • expatmag

    May 15, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #2

    G

    If he went to Spurs or Liverpool, I reckon he would be a benchwarmer whereas he could be a regular starter with us.

    Offer them Hanley plus 3m is closer to the mark considering his contract length

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  • Jib

    May 15, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Unfortunately we are being linked with Stoke’s Phil Bardsley who is out of contract next month.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2017 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Jib,
    Just because every team needs it’s grafters it doesn’t mean that there aren’t better players than Colback out there to do the dirty work. Someone who claimed that Riverie would be come a top striker under a great coach like Mclaren really shouldn’t be judging which fans know their “footy”.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #5

    I though Tiote was going to be ummense in the Championship, one last flurry to go out on a high and put himself in the shop window. But unfortunately he was one of the last group of players that eptomised what’s been wrong in the dressing room these last few years. Couldn’t wait to see the back of him in the end.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #6

    How many times did he play, he came on against Villa and should have been taken straight back off, I think he started a game as well.

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  • expatmag

    May 15, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    JFA

    According to whoscored.com, Tiote played a total of 16 minutes this season.

    Dont know how he is going in China now.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #8

    expat,
    He musn’t have started then, he came on for Yedlin against Villa on 75 minutes so that must of been his one and only contribution and he really should have been brought back off.

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  • Budge123

    May 15, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #10

    New kit looks great Steve if that is legitimate.

    Does look a bit like an American Footy ref mind

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  • Jamseyd24

    May 15, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #11

    Havent watched much of this guy. Is he really a step up from what we already have in Lascelles and clarke??

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  • Malta Mag

    May 15, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Get his team mate Clucas, the boy’s been class all season and just what we need in midfield

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  • expatmag

    May 15, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #13

    JFA

    I dont remember him starting a game. Didnt quite understand why he wasnt used especially as he appeared to be fit

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  • expatmag

    May 15, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #14

    If we keep buying relegated teams cast offs, we will end up joining them.

    I want to see better pmayers coming in.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 15, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #15

    expat,
    What a strange mentality. 40K a week to play a game most play for free, a chance to leave on a real high under a World Class manager and he basically downed tools to move to some industrial City in China which he could of gone to now anyway.

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  • Steve Le Sleeve

    May 15, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #16

    Kit does look a bit reffy doesnt it?

    Maguires best game this season was v Chelsea, he was a rock, but has been very average since when i’ve seen him. Others we’ve been linked with: Chambers, Morgan, Simunovic, Ake, Caldirola. Seems like it’s only Hanley leaving so one of those six will come in and in Rafa I trust!

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