Newcastle Priced Out Of A Move For One Of Our Transfer Targets


News today in various papers that Manchester City are unwilling to loan out their England International goalkeeper Joe Hart and they only want to sell him this summer.

The price is reported to be around £18M and paying that amount for a goalkeeper this summer  would seem to make no sense for Newcastle, since our goalkeeping position is hardly one of the weakest in the side.

There are many other positions that need to be strengthened before goalkeeper and we have three senior goalkeepers in Tim Krul, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow who could get the job done for Newcastle next season in the Premier League.

Joe Hart on loan at Torino last season

Rafa Benitez would like to bring an experienced goalkeeper into the side  but he surely doesn’t want to pay that much for Joe Hart, who didn’t have an outstanding season for Torino last term on loan and he looked a little uncertain in his recent displays for England.

It’s also very clear that Joe has no future at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola after joining the club back in 2006 from Shrewsbury Town and playing over 340 times for the club – there seems no sentiment in football – certainly none in the Premier League.

The other difficulty for Newcastle is that Joe is on a massive £120K/week in wages and he would become  the highest wage earner at the club if the Magpies were to sign him this summer.

So the fact that City will not loan him out this summer probably will end any interest Rafa may have had in bringing Joe Hart to Newcastle.

But we will see.

Our best bet seems to be to bring in Pepe Reina from Napoli with his situation still not fully clear at the Italian club and he has refused a new contract and has just one year left on his current contract.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note:

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28 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Loan yes .. 18 million No

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  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #2

    I agree with Ed if we are going to spend £18m there are other areas that need strengthening before goalkeeper. Assuming Krul is fully fit I don’t think he is far behind Hart – yes his distribution is poor but he certainly makes less blunders than Hart who always has a mistake in him.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #3

    jazzyp

    I agree, he is a good keeper, but at that price with his wages then its a no, to expensive, shame really because he is a good keeper, mind he is possibly the only keeper in the world who’s distribution is worse than Tim Krul’s, and that’s saying a lot !!!!!!!

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #4

    18 million they have to be joking, we don’t need him really its other areas of the pitch we need to improve on

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Spoof

    If it was a loan with a view to a permanent transfer at say 10 mill , Then I would be all for it.
    At the end of the day if he’s good enough to be Englands no 1 then he’s good enough to be a club what’s just come out of the Championship No1

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Have to agree with previous comments. why are we targetting 3/4 players from a very mediocre relegated Hull team. Can someone be a s—e Colback, they’re surely just a Colback.

    As for Hart, mistake after mistake for clubs and country and someone should tell him head and shoulders is full of sulphates and probably a reason he’s losing his hair.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #7

    money’s tight and talk of £18m on a keeper plus wages of £120 k a week it’s never going to happen
    it’s all just smoke and mirrors to put pressure on the deal Rafa wants Pepe Reina

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Tim Krul fully fit and with restored confidence , a passion for wearing black and white ( or orange or green or purple if that’s the goalies top ) and a much improved defence in front of him is a better option than the likes of Hart. Also less likely to have any dressing room disruption if we parachute in some name like Hart who is used to silly money dolled out by the likes of City, Man Utd , Chelski etc

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Dummett to be offered a 5 year deal??

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #10

    martoon

    I can’t agree with you their, in the past Krul was possibly as good as Hart but ever since Krul done his shoulder in against the unwashed he has never been the same keeper since, the odd game like that wonder show of his at three points lane were like the Krul of old, but he ain’t that keeper anymore.

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  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #11

    I never wanted him anyway, Not even on loan, save the stupid wages and use them on an upgrade to Colback and gouffy

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Jazzy, Martoon.

    I’m in Gallowgate East Corner. Section D 😛

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Dummett – a five year deal? That sounds like a sideways or backwards move ….

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #14

    18 mil……. bit steep for a outcast. Loan with option to buy yes. But not 18 mil jeez

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #15

    Lochinvar

    What happens if we parachute Batshuayi in or Zouma. Or Fernando or Leiva.
    The only way to attract better players is to offer better wages

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  • exiledtoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #16

    It makes no sense to me why we are after a goalkeeper. Always rated Krul, doesn’t make many mistakes at all. Elliot has done really well when has played and looked just as good. Darlow was brilliant last year with some great performances such as against Forest. Started making a couple of mistakes at the end but still did well. Think we should sell Darlow get some decent money for him and start clearing a pathway for Woodman. Arguably the best GK we have had in recent years is Forster because we didn’t give him a chance.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Pleased for Dummett, he deserves it, the most underated player we currently have, a no nonsense no frills defender with a good attitude who does his job well, this new lad we signed yesterday seems to be made from similar stock which augers well for our defence this coming season.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Shirebrook

    Wow that’s right in the corner in the singing section.. Happy days bud

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Dummet is a solid player and follows Rafa’s instructions. Just need proper winger in front of him, not the Gouff!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #20

    Spoof
    Do you see Dummett as the starting left back this season

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #21

    You’d better make some noise, Shire!

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  • Jib - Jazzy's mardy bitch

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #22
  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #23

    Good old sauce reporting we are in talks for Batshuayi

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Jazzy,

    Yeah mate I’m well happy. You staying in platinum mate?

    Toontaff,
    Oh I’ll bring the noise alright 😛

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #25

    No sign of Le Gouff.
    Surely released players need a pre-season somewhere?

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  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #26

    Spoof @10 – I did say ‘a fully fit Krul’ – you could be right about his shoulder injury but I haven’t seen him play recently in his loan spells so I can’t judge but I’d like to see him given a chance in, say, the friendlies so he can be assessed. We’ve always got Elliot and Darlow as backup and we know their capabilities.

    ShirebrookToon @12 – That should be lively in the middle of the singing section and Gallowgate flags!

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  • Spoof

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #27

    jazzyp

    Yes, definitely, why wouldn’t he be, every manager he has had has rated him including Rafa, he has ousted Santon, made Haidara an outcast and performed so well that not only did Lazaar get nowhere near the first team but Rafa even made him captain in Lascellas absence, now if this new lad is to be a first team regular who will be his partner, if it’s Clark, Mbemba or another new signing then clearly Lascellas captaincy could under threat, if that happens I would not be surprised if Dummett gets the nod, I hope he does as it could help this fan dislike of him to be rightly put to bed, the only people who don’t rate him are some of the fans.

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  • NYMAG

    Jul 5, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Nobody will touch him for that sort of money. I don’t think he’s better than Krul but improvement on Darlow and Elliot. Might be a decent loan signing because he’s going to be extra motivated to rescue his career after horrific euros, poor season at Torino and woeful performance against the scots.

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