Newcastle Could Do Player Exchange For This Target

Newcastle are as per usual being linked with lots of players this summer and a number of them are previous targets. so we don’t know if they are still bona fide targets with Rafa Benitez now in charge of all transfers at the club.

The latest such report is in the Chronicle and says Rafa coud be interested in bringing Tom Ince from Derby to Newcastle this summer.

We were first interested in Tom way back in 2012 and the new interest comes from the fact that new Derby manager Gary Rowett is willing to sell Ince for over £10M so he has the money to spend to rebuild the Derby squad for a challenge for promotion from the Championship next season.

Tom Ince – 25 year-old Derby winger

Tom has done well at Derby since he moved there from Hull City a couple of years ago.

This season he made 50 appearances for the Rams with 15 goals and 8 assists in all competitions.

And since he has been at Derby he’s played 158 games for them with 38 goals and 17 assists, so that’s not a bad return for the Stockport-born player.

And in his overall career so far playing for seven different clubs, he’s made 264 total first team appearances with 75 goals and 50 assists.

And with Derby said to be interested in Newcastle center-back Grant Hanley, there seems a decent opportunity for Newcastle to do a player exchange deal.

But Newcastle would want to get at least their £5M back we paid Blackburn Rovers for Grant last summer.

Newcastle were credited with an interest in January for Ince, but at the time then manager Steve McClaren was unwilling to sell his winger.

But Steve has since lost his job and it seems Gary Rowett could be willing to do a deal with Newcastle with Grant going one way and Tom Ince finally joining us.

Tom has always been a very good technical player without ever reaching to heights he has promised.

That could change with Rafa Benitez coaching the 25 year-old, so if Tom does arrive at Newcastle we really think Rafa knows how to get the very best out of him.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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203 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    May 18, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    No thanks. Next!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 18, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #2

    NO, NO, NO
    If we are going for Championship players get the best likes of Cairney

  • optimistic prime

    May 18, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Have you heard the one about the Englishman Irishman and Welshman?

    No? Me neither as no one gives a toss about the Welsh. That Welsh wum would twist on 21.

  • geordiemark

    May 18, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    no thanks he can stay where he is


    May 18, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Ince was poor to middling till the transfer window in January…then had some good games….then went quiet again….not for me….hes a decent champ player but not premier.

  • hibbit

    May 18, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    just more paper/agent talk

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Really want us to go for Cairney and not Ince.

  • expatmag

    May 18, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    You have to laugh at the press really.

    Unproven and failures at PL level in Barnes Ince etc….lol

    What next?…….O’Shea??????

  • Tsunki

    May 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #9

    The Overrated Poster telling the blog they have no knowledge of football. Priceless. This is the chimp who not only berated the manager of his own team for guiding us to champions and promotion, but also thought we would forget it the same way he has after barely a fortnight.

  • Offkey

    May 18, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m sure I remember a time when ToF was ‘normal’

  • ShirebrookToon

    May 18, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Isn’t he still in Dummetts pocket from when we played them at st James

  • Bobbybee

    May 18, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #12

    TOF, just a wild speculative thought, plucked from who knows where, but, have you not thought that maybe the blog choosing Ritchie was everybody else getting it right, and just you who knows nowt? I know, crazy thinking, but hey, you’ve been known to be wrong before once or twice, so it’s worth speculating. By the way, I’d check the table if I were you. Strange things happened since you guaranteed us that we wouldn’t get promoted or win the league. Unless the entire media is wrong this time and you’re right once again, all on your lonesome. Maybe we didn’t win the league? Maybe Rafa didn’t get it right? Oh no, just checked that, all’s well. Give it up eh?

  • Tsunki

    May 18, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Offkey – you’re right. I think it was a Wednesday. Yep – definitely a Wednesday.

  • Tsunki

    May 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Did Ince play against us? I thought i would have remembered that. 😐

  • posada

    May 18, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Calm down. TOF is actually the Mackem Mover.
    He only comes on here to wind folks up.

  • ToonFanAbroad

    May 18, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #16

    Hey all, been following the blog for a couple years now, just getting involved because I’m excited for the upcoming season with Rafa.

    Amid all the speculation for the players we have been linked with. Does anyone think we should be bringing in a new Keeper? Is yes, who would you like to see in between the sticks for us next season?

    Or are you happy with Darlow and Elliot (maybe Krul)

  • hibbit

    May 18, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #17

    he’s a mackem wum just blank him no need for any fess !!!

  • ToonRich

    May 18, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #18

    TFA, whats your own answer to that question?

    If we are to challenge the top 7 I do think we need a gk upgrade. However a couple more seasons and Darlow could grow in stature and not need replacing! I hope long term Woodman gets his chance.

    So to summarise; I would be happy to sell 2-3 gks and bring in an established #1…who though? unless we spend big on Donnarumma (dreaming), then we should look at someone already in the EPL: Butland, Hart, Caballero, Begovic, Schmeichel, Forster?

  • hibbit

    May 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #19


  • barkel

    May 18, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #20


    Keeper isn’t a position I’m too concerned about at the moment, if Krul has improved his distribution he has to be our no.1.

    I don’t see to much difference between our other 3 senior keepers, Elliot perhaps edges it for back up he seems to be a bit more commanding/vocal. Darlow or Sels could easily get the nod but I think they’re a bit more prone to loss of concentration.

    It depends who becomes available and fees involved but I think we need to concentrate our budget, whatever that may be, on upgrading the left wing and adding more competition in the centre

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 18, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #21

    Got to love the auld player exchange transfer trope. Every window multiple player exchange deals are suggested by fans and media alike and yet they’re as rare as rocking horse shite in reality.

  • ToonFanAbroad

    May 18, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #22

    ToonRich, I completely agree with Darlow, I think given the chance and some time to develop he will be our go to keeper. Looked solid this season just gone.

    I think that if we managed to get Hart in that would be good business, depending on the price obviously. Begovic also a good option, but O’ve read some of the big boys are looking at him.

    I’m still certain that Rafa already knows who he wants and will get them early on in the window, and we are going to be surprised by some of the signings!

  • TheBoss

    May 18, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #23

    Well the circus goes on & on , every transfer window we are linked with every player on the planet. Or should I say all those that are not up to standard , Tom Ince being the latest donkey & worst so far . His ego far out ways his talent ( or lack of ).. Really hope this is just more tabloid bullsh*t….

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 18, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Latest I’ve heard through the Trans-dimensional network is that we are after an eight armed GK that plays in the Zog premier league for Klung United, Haven’t seen any youtube clips of him/it but apparently has a record number of clean sheets to his/it’s name.

    The transfer fee wanted is a number of angst ridden fans as this it what they feed on. Rafa is asking for names to be put forward.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Hart would be my first choice.

    Very good GK and quite vocal,something we lack at the back,his price wouldn’t be an issue but his wages might unless he’s willing to take a cut?

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Any Andy Carroll links yet?

    Or shall we give them a week for it to circle?

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 18, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Buying a GK would be a complete waste of resources.

  • ToonFanAbroad

    May 18, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Nezza, he might be willing to take a cut to move back to England, never know!

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #29

    Hail Wor Ashley

    Not really considering there are better GK out there.

    We have good GK atm but nothing wrong with vastly improving that area though.

    Out of 1-10 I rate Darlow and Rob 7-10 but that’s just my opinion on them,but as you know we ain’t desperate for a GK atm I would leave it until we get our squad improved.

  • Bobbybee

    May 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #30

    We’ve got a great young keeper in Woody, who’s away with England’s U20’s right now. This is one keeper we do not want to lose. We don’t want to stifle his progress imo. He has the potential to be a future international and is highly thought of in the international set up already. We need to encourage Woody that he can achieve his targets here. Maybe a Championship loan next season of even No2 here. Championship might be the better option. Regardless of the here and now, he’s definitely the future and we don’t need to spend millions on him.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #31


    Isn’t he on loan over there?

    I’m sure Pep wants him of the wage bill so it could be a opener for us

  • G

    May 18, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #32

    @26, only AC rumour I’ve seen this week is one linking him to a highly lucrative move to China. Don’t think that one has any legs to be honest.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #33


    Could be number 2 for us if we had a top GK to tutor him? something maybe Rafa is considering?

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Spending £10-20m to go from a known 6-7 GK to a GK that might work out to be a 7-8 isn’t worth it. Especially when you consider the consistency factor with relation to how a GK work with a defence.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #35


    It must be the new thing now,linked with China first,Newcastle second 😉

  • Jib

    May 18, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #36

    Andre Gray (1 year left on deal) in quite fraught new contract negotations at Burnley.

    Newcastle keeping eye on situation .

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Hail Wor Ashley

    True but I wouldn’t put it past Rafa when looking for other GK options.

    I’ll give it a month when the Hart links to us comes out.

    Rafa spotted with Man City reps could be Hart and Mooy transfers maybe?

  • ToonFanAbroad

    May 18, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Nezza, he is at Torino on loan, 120k a week apparently.

    But I think that Man City actually pay a large portion of his wage, most likely simply because they want to even just reduce the output to him from them

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 18, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #40

    120k a week? ouch I don’t think Rafa would pay that (maybe half that due to England caps)

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