Center-Back Could Soon Be Leaving Newcastle


The Mirror is reporting today that Sheffield Wednesday are now ready to meet Newcastle United’s £5.5M valuation for center-back Grant Hanley, who is being allowed to leave Newcastle this summer.

That’s a good price for Grant, who is not only vastly experienced in the Championship but he is also a born leader who shows his leadership qualities both off and on the field.

Wednesday had tried to sign Hanley a year ago, but Grant had preferred to move to Newcastle where he appeared 16 times in all competitions with one goal.

Grant Hanley – could move to Sheffield Wednesday for £5.5M

Grant has played a total of 165 games in the Championship for both Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Sheffield Wednesday have been pushing for promotion over the last couple of seasons and their impressive Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping that one or two new signings this summer will allow them to get that vaunted promotion next season.

As it turns out the Owls beat Newcastle twice last season, 1-0 at St. James’ Park and 2-1 at Hillsborough.

That didn’t really happen did it?

🙂

Grant should be an excellent signing for the Owls and as we said that’s a good price for such an experienced campaigner with excellent leadership skills.

He was third choice at Newcastle last season, but that was due to the excellent form of captain Jamaal Lascelles – who made the Championship Team of the Season in April and Ciaran Clark, who we got for a bargain £5M from Aston Villa last summer.

While at Blackburn Rovers, where he was the captain, Hanley played 200 games with 9 goals and last season Grant was always a positive influence at Newcastle, even though he didn’t play as much as he wanted to.

Remember that any money that Rafa gets in from transfers this summer goes towards his transfer funds and he can use that money to bring in new players.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note:

One of our readers Alex Wannop is completing in the GN 10K next Sunday and also the GN Run to collect funds for Tiny Lives, because the Trust provided lifesaving care for his son Isaac, when he was born by C-section and in some distress.

The Tiny Lives Trust funds the Special Care Baby Unit at the RVI where Alex’s son Isaac spent the first few weeks of his life.

Alex is appreciative of the work the great doctors and nurses did to save his son’s life and that’s why he’s raising money.

Please support this very worthwhile charity on Alex’s Just Giving page where there are pictures of his son Isaac – thanks.



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97 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Thank you for your help in the Championship Grant

    All the best pal wherever that may be

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  • swemag

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    I remember two years ago at this time having signed Wijnaldum and Mitrovic. There was an optimism in the air. We had Steve MaClaren as new coach. I was not super excited about him but then I thought, how bad can it be? He has done some good stuff in the past. Now, we all know how that went. So for all that has been written about lack of signings I am still confident we are in a better spot with Rafa and I must believe that he has a few signings lined up. Still positive.

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  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #3

    San Dyche also wants him for Burnley
    Do Burnley have anyone we could want ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Lee Ryder?
    Gouffran now out of contract with #nufc but his agent still having discussions on new deal with Newcastle.

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  • anthc

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Linked to all these Chelsea loanees makes me wonder how many youngsters they have. Surely having all these kids is detrimental to football, fairness and some of the kid’s futures. Some of them earn more than experienced pl players but are plying their trade in other countries and lower leagues with probably an almost impossible chance of making Chelseas first team. Surely a cap on number of youth players and wages would benefit the game and give other teams a chance to have their own good youth players instead of developing Chelsea and the likes of man city’s youth squad.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    Swemag

    I can remember 10 year ago when the Fat controller took over the reigns at Nufc
    He promised us the earth and look what we have become .

    Now look at Bournemouth.. At the same time they were 2 days from liquidation and now there signing 20 mill players

    Optimism and Ambition don’t go hand in hand mate with Ashley

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Good bit of business if true. Will we see a replacement or will the money go on another position.

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  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Jib

    Is there anyone we might want from Burnley? We’ll, we could hijack Michael Keane’s move to Everton or maybe offer a straight swap for Andre Gray – innit!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Or Heston if we’re after a keeper

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Heaton**

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    “San Dyche also wants him for Burnley”

    I didn’t know Dyche was Japanese, Jib!

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  • posada

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #12

    Seems to me that the signing of Florian Lejeune depends on Hanley leaving.
    One out and one in.
    We have 4 CBs and that makes sense.
    However, it also means that progress will be slow.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13

    Burnley could swap us gray plus cash from us.
    One thing that I have no proof of but I’d hope is not the case, there has been mention in the past of 1 in 1 out. I blood hope they aren’t stupid enough to do that in order to keep wage bill down.
    The cash from hanley I’d imagine going on lejeunes or perhaps even Gibbs.
    Of all the signings I think wI’ll tell us what to expect it’s the defensive midfielder and striker positions. Those 2 could determine our season. Top quality required in both. I rate hayden but a top experienced player is needed as well.

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  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Shirebrook

    Charley’s on the ball, he’s bid for Heston……. Blumenthal!

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  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #15

    OneAlanShearer

    One out one in’s understandable but it’s the timing that worries me. If we’ve got to ship out before bringing in we’re in trouble.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #16

    Lesh

    Well that’s the catering sorted aswell as the GK. two for price of one. Well done Penfold!

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #17

    Lesh- exactly. That is ok if you only intend to buy 5 players across a summer. It’s ridiculous if you plan a proper overhaul. The regime are scum if they plan to hamstring rafa by slowing things down.
    They could actually relegate us if they are. Every team will build and we have 7 or 8 weak links in my humble opinion. At this level you get crucified with that.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Jack Witshire linked now for 15 mill

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  • jackostoon

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Since the transfer window officially opened, I’ve had a feeling of dred, disappointment and a sickly feeling in my stomach, part and parcel of being a Toon supporter, today, seeing that Rafa’s back at Benton, I’m feeling canny optimistic about the coming weeks for transfers but I’m easily pleased.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #20

    LESH

    Charnley has bid for Heston???????

    Doesnt he play for Charlton?

    Ok, I”ll get my coat

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  • hibbit

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #21

    hopefully things will start to happen now and we can all breath a collective sigh of relief

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  • Spoof

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #22

    Jazzyp

    Bournemouth signing 20 mill players you say, crikey, that’s a big squad, lol

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #23

    I thought Charlton Heston was the agent for popular Israeli player Judah Ben Hur?

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  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #24

    Expat

    You’re on the ball today bonny lad.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #25

    John Terry to Villa!?

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Surely someone at Spurs will want us to pay something for their secondary players after we did such a good deal (for us) so Sissoko last season.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Whilst the deadwood will be training with the stiffs, has RAFA found a role for Riviere? https://www.dreamteamfc.com/c/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/03/Emmanuel_Riviere.jpg?strip=all

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  • giimps

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #28

    I’m so pleased we’re out of the championship this season, I think there will be a lot of teams competing with each other for the top 2 places, the teams from last season who were doing well and will look for promotion.
    Including the likes of Wolves ,forest,Hull, Boro and even the Mackems if they do find someone with a packet of swizzles and a half eaten Toblerone to pay for the club.
    So that’s Reading, Sheffield ,Norwich, Villa, Fulham, Leeds, Mackems,Hull, Wolves,boro and possibly Derby who will be fighting like hell for a top 2 spot, it’s going to be a bloodbath and I wouldn’t put a penny on any one of them to get promoted, they all could, the ones who dropped should but probably wont……..do I feel sorry for them…..er ….no, I just dread the season after if we don’t strengthen it might be us in the same situation, probably not but footballs a funny old game

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    So another player could be out the door before one comes in says it all about our beloved club what you think hibbit of this bro.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #30

    So first day of pre-season is here. A whole month and half of wild speculation has passed with nothing happening in reality. Wonderful. Football media is 90% fabrication and mirage, I don’t understand people that still invest heavily into what any of them say and follow day in day out their bullshit, hanging on every word.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #31

    My championship top 3 are

    Reading
    Fulham
    Villa

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  • hibbit

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #32

    RUNAWAY777
    it looks like we need the money more than the player

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #33

    Runaway, it’ll be revolving door, Lejeune in, Hanley oot. Net spend 3 million. Similar wages.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #34

    If Hanley leaving takes as long as Lejeune arriving, he’ll be at the Christmas do!

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #35

    Cairney new deal at Fulham – cross off the list!

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #36

    Is that Charlton/s Heston? mwahahahaha

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #37

    sh!t….just realized Expat beat me to it.

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  • giimps

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #38

    Cairney pens 1 year extension to stay at Fulham till 2021, hel have at least gotten a hefty payrise out of our interest and a nice big bonus for the agent….good work if you can get it

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #39

    Champo –
    Sheff Wed
    Boro
    Villa

    Breaking news : George Boyd to SheffWed!

    Was he on our list? Nice hair 😆

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 3, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #40

    Keep hopping, Lord Hobbitt 😮

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