Newcastle Bid Could Be Imminent For Top Transfer Target

There’s a report in the Northern Echo that Newcastle will make a firm bid for one of their top midfield targets – Tom Cairney – very soon.

There is news that Tom is keen to sign for the Magpies after Scottish International colleague Matt Ritchie has been trying to persuade him to come to Tyneside this summer.

Tom Cairney – Newcastle target this summer

Things have been very quiet since the end of season almost two weeks ago but what we learned from last summer is that Rafa is probably calling the players he wants in an effort to persuade them to join the Rafa revolution at Newcastle and certainly he had some success with those calls last season.

When he wasn’t successful it was because players didn’t want to play in the Championship last season, but that is no longer a barrier to the Newcastle club after we were promoted as Champions for the second time in seven years.

And we have to think that a Rafa Benitez managed Newcastle United in front of sold-out 52,000 home gates at Newcastle’s a huge drawer for some very good players.

Fulham lost out to Reading earlier this week in the playoffs, so they will have at least another year down below in the Championship and manager Slavisa Jokanovic wants to keep his star players.

This is when Jokanovic said after the Reading defeat:

“I expect our best players are going to stay with us,” “We are talking about most important players – they are going to stay with us.”

The official asking price for Cairney is a whopping £20M and Newcastle would offer £12M, but there’s got to be a very decent chance to reach an agreement with Fulham for Tom’s transfer.

Something between £12M and £20M maybe, with incentive payments once Tom pays a certain  number of games,  could be enough for Fulham to sell their star player.

Jokanovic would then have time this summer to bring in reinforcements for their promotion push next season, since Newcastle pay cool cash for their transfer targets  and up front too.

Sounds like a deal is possible to us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • clinath@ed

    May 19, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Van Toon….on the PC version, the links are at the top of the page, while we post at the bottom….have to keep checking your not posting on an old thread….As i’ve just found out again.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #2

    bugga hell logged on this morning – thought I was on a different planet – mega change to website – Cairney would be a good start to the window

  • lochinvar

    May 19, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #3

    “Testing testing 123”
    Always wanted to do that with the new blog I can

  • catchy in norway

    May 19, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #4

    What a transformation, will take some getting used too.

    Not sure on the TC report from the Echo like, its just trying to sell papers me thinks 😉 .

    but would like it if he did come, he is a canny little player, and i guess we are closer to home for him

  • expatmag

    May 19, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Cairney would be good as would Mooy but we will need reinforcements right across the back 4 because they are currently not good enough as a unit.

    Dont sell Gayle either

  • Ron Knee

    May 19, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Very slow to download onto a laptop!


    We need a link to the next thread!

  • thehen

    May 19, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #7

    ed, well done the site looks great, Rafas judgement will do for me so we should sign Cairney at a price no more than 12 million for me! we need a top forward and CB! would anybdy have Cabaye back? i dont think big sam is a fan!!

  • ToonFanAbroad

    May 19, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    Logged on this morning and thought I got the wrong website

    I like the look of this new design, but it is running very slow

    Anyway, has there been any more updates on Ryad Boudebouz? I like the look of him

  • hibbit

    May 19, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #9

    the links need to be at the bottom
    very very slow loading to a laptop
    but otherwise very big improvement thanks Ed

  • Klatoon

    May 19, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Im all for a new season, new kit, new players…but a new blog interface….uuuuhm

  • ScottRDavies9

    May 19, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #11

    I really rate Cairney, he was different class at St James’ this year.

    Hope we don’t buy too many championship players, there are a few quality premier league proven players available this summer.

    Personally would like to see us bring in Gibbs, Sigurdsson and Sturridge (if available)

  • AncientC

    May 19, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    The Android/Mobile version of this blog has always had the option of timestamps & top to bottom (numeral) relevance. Just sayin’.

    What a bunch of old women.

    “They changed our blog.”

    Looks good to me.

  • Wayayman

    May 19, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #13

    Blog looks very good Ed. Well done to Kacper too. One note: Might be an idea to make the ‘comments’ font slightly smaller on the desktop version as longer posts would take up huge amounts of space.


    May 19, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Nice new blog layout.
    Sunderland have a new one as well , you can only scroll Down.

  • widowmagandapoke

    May 19, 2017 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Fulham will want to hold on to him, so he may be an expensive target. I would like to see us go for young Sesegnon.

  • widowmagandapoke

    May 19, 2017 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Fulham will want to hold on to him, so he may be an expensive target. I would like to see us go for young Sesegnon.

  • U.S Magpie

    May 19, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #17

    If we get Cairney and Ince that would be awesome. But why are we not trying to get player like Sigurdsson whos proven in the prem. Honestly we need two more strikers and at least some more quality in the back four. Heard about Morgan coming but not to sure about that, but will trust Rafa’s judgements like I did this season when he got Murphy.


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