Newcastle’s Drawn Out Saga Hopefully Coming To An End Soon


One of the  drawn out sagas of this summer’s transfer window so far, is our efforts to nail down 19 year-old Tammy Abraham to a season long loan, with news today he is still not sure a move to Newcastle is the right move for him for next season.

Newcastle thought they had the deal all tied up some weeks ago, but his agent has said he will not make the final decision until England’s involvement in the European U21 Championships in Poland is over.

The tournament is scheduled to finish at the end of this month and we beat Slovakia 2-1 yesterday, although Abraham did not score.

19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

Brighton are the other team vying for the player, but Swansea have also placed a bid for the striker, so he will have to decide between the three Premier League clubs – presumably in the next 10 days to so.

The Shields Gazette is reporting today that sources close to the player still say he is not fully convinced of a move to Newcastle and he may want to stay closer to home (in Surrey) at Brighton or Swansea.

With the news yesterday that Newcastle are close to signing 25 year-old Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar, Tammy is still worried about how much playing time he will get at the Magpies.

There will be more shoes to fall with the strikers at Newcastle and if we do sign Aboubakar then Newcastle could even sell Aleksandar Mitrovic, although that would still be a surprise.

But this seems a problem for the teenage striker – he wonders if he will get  enough starts if he did come on loan to Newcastle.

Hopefully this thing will be over very soon and if he doesn’t come to Newcastle then hopefully we have at least one other striker, in addition to Vincent Aboubakar, already lined up.

Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins put the race for Abraham in some kind of perspective when he had this to say yesterday to BBC Wales Sport:

“Tammy does not have Premier League experience, but we are interested.”

“Paul (Clement) knows him from Chelsea.”

“If you look at the options which have been publicised, they are Brighton, Newcastle and ourselves, so it is left to Tammy and his family to decide where he wants to go next.” 

It’s really that simple.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #1

    I really don’t see the need for this loan deal, he will not even be ours at the end of it, yes he has potential and he can play poacher at championship level, but a risk at premiership level where he is untested.

    We just need to buy a striker we can rely on who will give us 2 or 3 years of good service, Abraham is not that player, and he’s not even committed to a deal that was said to be done.

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  • one fine day

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Best advice anyone can give to this kid is get rid of the agent milking this for his own benefit .
    Asking for 50 k a week and a signing on fee ?
    Just hope wherever he goes he is as good as he/ agent think he is .
    Not good to let labeled a flop at such a young age.
    Bobby bee mentioned the other night how many chances came to him in the box in the championship ,a lot of them from poor defending ,something he will see a lot less of in the prem.
    Commanding that kind of money and relatively unproven is asking for trouble .
    I think this kid is not getting the best advice.
    Didn’t seem to listen to rafa’s for starters

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  • SuperShearer

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #3

    The longer this draws out the less I think we should sign him. To begin with I could see the merit, get a proven goal scorer in on loan to compliment Gayle, Mitro and Perez without shelling out a huge transfer fee. That leaves money in the coffers for other positions that need strengthening until next season where we get a nice war chest from the TV money.

    But if he’s “ummming” and “arrrhing” over whether to join us or not then frankly mate, go elsewhere. The other clubs interested don’t have a sell out stadium every home game and they don’t have world-class, highly regarded manager. If you can’t see the merit in that young sir then go ply your trade “close to home” so mummy can still cook you dinner when you need it.

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Getting from Surrey to Swansea isn’t much easier than to Newcastle! As far as I’m concerned, if he comes he comes, if not – it’s not like when we missed out on Luca Modric!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #5

    I’d rather we forgot about this one. Taking the pish and sure Rafa will have other players in the pipeline.

    Tammy you and your agent take the fcuking piss mate!!

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  • martoon

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Rafa is not a stupid man – surely he must be thinking the same as us as reflected in the above comments. I’d be surprised if Abrahams ends up with us now!

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  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #7

    If the ill-advised kid opts for Brighton, that’s fine by me. He’ll be closer to the bright lights and let’s not forget his mammy who’ll be wondering what to do with what his agent passed on to her from the signing on fee. She could even splash out on a Big Mac!

    I’d like to think that Rafa’s wished him well weeks ago.

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  • nut meg

    Jun 20, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #8

    I went to see Laurie McMenemy at a talk in many years ago and one thing he said has always stuck in my mind.The talk got around to signing players and he said what he would do if he was our manager. He would either phone the player up or have a meeting with him and simply tell him that he wants to sign him up,if he hesitates then he’s not the player you want at Newcastle United Football Club.I feel that way now about Abrahams,time to move on.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 20, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    With what he is asking for I would sooner go out and bring someone in who is not gonna use us as a simple stepping stone.
    I thought we had turned the corner and on the up.Playing silly mind games for an unproven kid is not the way forward in my opinion.
    Better options out there than to waste our time on a primadonna

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  • Bianconeri

    Jun 20, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #10

    This kid seems to be more chew than he’s worth.It worries me about how much Raffa has to spend when were waiting on a loan signing with no hope of buying at the end 🙁

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  • SeanNufc87

    Jun 20, 2017 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m sorry but this kid isn’t good enough for the Prem, you watch the video of his goals in the championship and half of them he doesn’t even know about, getting lucky with rebounds and such which just isn’t going to happen as often in the Prem. Fair enough his positioning is there but there’s nothing else to warrant this kid messing us around.

    Remember he only scored more goals than Gayle on account of his injuries and Gayle has Prem experience. Surely he has done enough for our club to be given his chance at the top?

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