Transfer Target Close To Agreeing Surprise Move To Newcastle

We were very surprised when Newcastle were linked with Leicester City center-back Wes Morgan who is now 33 years old, although he’s had two very good seasons in central defense for his club over the last two seasons and has played extremely well.

Not sure why Rafa wants the player in other than to shore up the central defense but maybe he also wants the vastly experienced Wes in so that our younger center-backs like Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark can learn from him.

Wes has great leadership abilities, which is one reason Rafa may want him, but this is a test of owner Mike Ashley – who doesn’t usually like bringing in players whose value will only decrease at the club .

Wes Morgan – Rafa target could join Newcastle

But if we do sign Wes, it is a sign that Rafa is in full control and Mike Ashley is willing to let Benitez bring in players he thinks fit to make Newcastle into a much better side next season.

If we do sign Wes, it’s very likely he will be the new captain at the club too and will have a big role to play in the next few years.

The Mirror is reporting today that Morgan is tempted to make the move to Newcastle this summer, and join Rafa’s revolution.

The former Premier League Champions are now said to be looking at Hull City’s Harry Maguire as a replacement, who also happens to be a Newcastle target this summer.

Morgan joined Leicester from Nottingham Forest over five years ago and he’s been a huge success at the club.

Morgan is very rarely injured and is also a top-class professional having played 233 times for the Foxes with 10 goals and is also the Leicester City captain who led them to the Premier League title last season.

Rafa wants an experienced player in central defense to help out his young side and it seems a great chance for the 30 times Jamaican International  to extend his career and help Rafa make Newcastle into a top side in Europe again.

This report is promising and of course Rafa is famous for able to persuade good players to join him.

This would be on odd signing for one so old, but we also know that Rafa knows exactly what he’s doing and he explains exactly why he wants players to sign and what he sees their role as at the club.

If this deal goes through then Mike Ashley is supporting Rafa big time – which would be very good and also reassuring.

Wes has played 640 first team games in his 15 seasons playing football, so that’s an amazing average of  42 appearances every single season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1
    May 17, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    No Fcuking way!

  • 2
    May 17, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    I’d be surprised by this but I’m the first to say we need experience and overall leadership. Plus a great appearance record.
    Rather than just him I’d get a 2nd cb as well. Maguire stands out or Simunovic perhaps.

  • 3
    May 17, 2017 at 7:37 AM



  • 4
    May 17, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    Wes Ugo Morgan!

  • 5
    May 17, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    On another note. Rafa let’s go get mooy, Cairney, sessegnon, Grosicki/gray,hart, Markovic,Ineacho, musa/king…. the quality in that lot would be brilliant.

  • 6
    May 17, 2017 at 7:41 AM


    I’m praying it’s smoke and mirrors!

  • 7
    May 17, 2017 at 7:42 AM


  • 8
    May 17, 2017 at 7:43 AM


    And you are off in the Ketsbaia world of cloud cuckoo land mate

  • 9
    May 17, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    He will appear now you’ve mentioned his name. Like beetlejuice!

  • firebug666
    May 17, 2017 at 7:51 AM


    We can only hope, not the player I was hoping Rafa would look for, kinda hoping for experience in a younger model, one who would still have the ability to lead and learn.

    I suppose age doesn’t come in to it with Rafa, and he goes for what he can use right now. We have to trust him, but like yourself, I hope this is just smoke and mirrors.

  • toontaff2
    May 17, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Maybe Wes is The Next Mike Williamson 😮

  • OneAlanShearer
    May 17, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Expat just enjoying this crazy time. Doubt we will get them all of course. Getting more creativity into the team is essential. I expect to be pleasantly surprised by rafas signings though.

  • firebug666
    May 17, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Slavisa Jokanovic says Fulham won’t sell the likes of Tom Cairney to Newcastle but failure in the play-offs is surely a game-changer.

  • lochinvar
    May 17, 2017 at 7:55 AM

    Smoke and Mirrors – well Smoke and Daily Mirror certainly
    Leicester will bid for 24-year-old Hull centre-back Harry Maguire, amid strong interest from promoted Newcastle in their captain Wes Morgan, 33. (Daily Mirror)

    I thought Maguire was more our target, we shall see
    However Newcastle and Rafa must now be a more attractive proposition than Leicester despite their previous success

  • toontaff2
    May 17, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Manager Claudio Ranieri said “Wes Morgan is Baloo off The Jungle Book. He is a big gentle bear who looks after all the lads. He does not speak so much but when he does speak, everybody listens. He is the perfect captain. I never knew anything about him before I came here. But I watched all the matches, I watched how solid, strong and intelligent he was”.

  • firebug666
    May 17, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Should Newcastle United Sign Charlie Taylor From Leeds United?
    Charlie Taylor has been a wanted man for some time now and the player himself showed a desire to leave Leeds United last season. His wish was not granted though and the young left-back stayed to play out his contract at Elland Road.

    Taylor managed to hugely disappoint manager Garry Monk when he refused to play Leeds’ last game of the season and he has since been punished by the club. With his contract ending soon and Newcastle on the lookout for a new left-back, should Rafa Benitez jump in and sign him?

  • welshgeordie9
    May 17, 2017 at 7:59 AM

    Can’t believe some of you don’t want Wes Morgan, so what if he’s 33, he’s got experience and he will sort the back four out and not give away sloppy goals.

  • welshgeordie9
    May 17, 2017 at 7:59 AM

    Can’t believe some of you don’t want Wes Morgan, so what if he’s 33, he’s got experience and he will sort the back four out and not give away sloppy goals.

  • welshgeordie9
    May 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Didn’t we sign Sol Campbell.

  • toontaff2
    May 17, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    WelshUdders is up early, despite / because of all them sheep pics! 😆

  • geordiemark
    May 17, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    I think morgan could do a job for us for 2 years maybe so aye I think he would be a good signing to stabilize the defence, we need a full back as well as a number 10, I still think about 7 top quality signings has to happen just for us to stay in the league really

  • toontaff2
    May 17, 2017 at 8:07 AM
  • welshgeordie9
    May 17, 2017 at 8:08 AM


    Where are you from exactly.

  • OneAlanShearer
    May 17, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Apart from the Leeds full back Charlie taylor have we been linked with many full backs?

  • ToonRich
    May 17, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    This was reported on nbcsports (US) yesterday…I did warn you all 😉

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