Transfer Target Now Favorite To Make Newcastle Move

Newcastle have been installed as 5/4 favorites on SkyBet to sign Fulham’s 26 year-old creative midfielder Tom Cairney.

Tom has even expressed an interest to join Newcastle, after Matt Ritchie has been talking to the Fulham star about how things are at Newcastle – and we’re quite sure the former Bournemouth winger will give Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle a glowing reference.

Tom Cairney – open to joining Newcastle?

In fact Tom is said to be flattered by Newcastle’s interest in him, so that’s good news and if Rafa can get to talk to the player he could even seal the move.

The other clubs interested in Tom are Bournemouth at 5/1, and Swansea and West Ham  at 12/1 and 14/1.

Rafa was really impressed with Cairney in both the games he played against Newcastle last season – both wins – 1-0 at Craven Cottage and 3-1 at St. James Park and Tom controlled the central midfield in both of those games.

Newcastle are willing to pay out £12M for Cairney and remember Fulham get that fee in cash up front, so that Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic can then use those funds immediately to reinforce his squad.

Tom is even reported as being ready to push for a move out of the Craven Cottage club to Newcastle.

In his 51 total Fulham appearances this season Cairney has scored 13 goals and has 12 assists – a good return.

Ad Rafa seems certain the former Blackburn and Hull City player can make the move up in class to the Premier League with Newcastle – he’s that good.

Tom was born in Nottingham and started his career at Leeds United Youth Academy before joining Hull City in 2007.

Six years later he joined Blackburn Rovers where he stayed for just a couple of years before joining Fulham in the summer of 2015.

Since then he has played 93 games for the Craven Cottage club with 21 goals and 18 assists, so he is a very productive player.

Fulham want as much as £20M for him, but a deal could be possible somewhere between £12M and £20M – and nearer £12M.

What do you think?

Comment welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Krul To Be Kind

    May 21, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost from previous

    It’s not just about having a strong 11 to be fair, you need a further decent 11 players on top of your regular starting 11 to keep the training sessions competitive. Mitro seems to divide the masses but really if we sold him for ‘up to’ 12 million would it be realistic to replace him and his potential for around the same price, not in my opinion it’s not. On Murphy, as good as I think he is for us as an impact/replacement player he is defo not getting any younger and he certainly isn’t an Ibrahimovic as much as he looks after himself off the pitch. I would like to keep Mitro as I believe he would be hard to replace at a reasonable fee.

  • jezza442

    May 21, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    looks a good player but don’t know about the price,unproven in the premier league and not really a youngsters so I think 12m should be the upper limit really 20m is way over the top

  • switch365

    May 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #3

    That is his price Jezza, £12 +67% British player rip-off tax.
    To be fair Cairney has shown he has the skills, Colback has bags of Premier League experience, who would you rather have in your team?

  • HarriboNo9

    May 21, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Why have we not signed Sturridge yet ? Best English striker and will never play under Klopp, could easily be the next shearer (goal wise) for sure

    Loftus Cheek

    All should be bought regardless of price it’ll cost

  • U.S Magpie

    May 21, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Cairney when he played against us this year made our Midfield look average at best, he played around with them like they were from the non league. Let be honest here, Cairney v Colback? I know the one I would love to see playing for Newcastle and he does not have ginger hair. Yes Colback has the heart of a Geordie fan but then again so do I, does not mean for that reason I will be signed next season. Colback has had enough time to show the fans how good he could be, but he is a back passing midfielder and just does not score enough goal as a midfielder. Don’t sell him, just keep him around to challenge for the position and back up for inquiries.

  • Krul To Be Kind

    May 21, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #6


    He needs to be kept in the squad for sure, our stats with him in the team if I remember correct where better than without… He is a good ‘team’ player and will gladly take a booking for the benefit of the team and his heart and desire cannot be questioned. Ability wise though he should not be a regular starter.

  • jezza442

    May 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #7

    yeah switch I see your point,but I’d have
    cairney further forward possibly no.10 and
    hayden in colbacks place but ginger Jack is more than a decent backup.

  • giimps

    May 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Jezza, i agree, Cairney as the 10 with Shelvey and Hayden just behind , Diame sell, Perez keep as backup Jack either sell or keep either way im not bothered , he is a decent breakup player , our problem this season has been getting the ball forward quickly, having both Cairney and Shelvey able to play the quality balls forward for Ritchie, Atsu, And Gayle to get onto will get us chances and goals,

  • Spoof

    May 21, 2017 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Can someone please explain why we have signed Atsu, he was good in flashes but generally he was very poor, what a waste of money, he wasn’t good enough for the championship, god help him in the premier league.

  • giimps

    May 21, 2017 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #10

    If Atsu does develope into a decent consistant player who contributes a few goals and assists his 6m fee will be miniscule compared to risking the same fee on someone who Rafa dont know , Atsu came into his own in the last couple of games of the season and helped us get the league title, he is better when given a run in the team as most players are and Rafa does seem to like his guille and workrate, i think he could become an ok player who we can upgrade on once were established in the prem and his value will have increased, if not and he flops, hes a proven goalscorer and assist maker in the championship so we should get what we paid for him ….. possibly a business decision as much as a footballing one ….but authorised by Rafa so im good with it.


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