Transfer Fee May Be Too High For Newcastle To Pay For This Central Midfield Target


There’s a report in the Telegraph today that Stoke City have launched a £12M bid Manchester City central midfielder Fabian Delph and given the wild transfer fees being paid out this summer by Premier League clubs, that’s not a bad price for a good technical player.

The report says that Newcastle are also interested in signing Delph,  but that the fee may put them off –  we hope that’s not true.

The reality about Fabian is that if he did sign for Newcastle United then Rafa Benitez could bring out the best of a player who always had good potential without ever reaching the heights.

Mark Hughes is a good manager, but he’s no Rafa Benitez.

27 year-old Manchester City central midfielder Fabian Delph

The Telegraph report is the accomplished Stoke manager is keen to make Fabian his third signing of the summer – and we hope Newcastle will also try to make Delph our third signing of the summer.

Manchester City want to have a permanent sale this summer for the player who signed on two years ago from Aston Villa and they don’t want to send Fabian out on loan.

West Brom are the other Premier League club interested in the 9 times capped England International.

Stoke are obviously now in the lead to sign the play-maker, but from the Telegraph report, it doesn’t look like Newcastle are very keen to sign the 27 year-old – and that’s a pity.

This is what Mark Hughes has said about Delph:

“We have asked for an idea in terms of the possibility of doing something with Fabian Delph.”

“He is one of a number of players we are looking at, but we speak to a lot of clubs and ask about their plans for certain players.”

“Fabian is one that we have asked about, because he is a good footballer, but with certain deals you are in the hands of other clubs.”

“We are very active in the market at the moment, and we are hopeful that things will begin to move quickly for us.”

Rafa and Newcastle do have other central midfield players we are looking at, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

But it may be that Fabian Delph is not a priority transfer target at Newcastle after all?

We’ll soon find out.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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114 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Won’t lose any sleep over this one!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Martoon,
    If you reading. You werewright about the DD payments 😮

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #3

    He’s a good player and at 12m he’s available at a good price, how 12m is to much for us is beyond me

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Apparently Ashley has convinced Sporting to accept 7 million payments of 5 pounds each for Bad Toast. So, once a week Sporting get 5 quid in the mail….That seems perfectly reasonable to me…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #5

    The same type of deal could be applied to Delph in principle Our Toon mate. It’s the coming trend…….

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #6

    G2,
    What pub was that deal agreed in 😀

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Errrm I’m not supposed to tell Shirebrook. These footy deals are very complicated. “You have to use your common sense” is what Ash says. Apply 5 or 6 pints as a little starting lubricant and then go to work on the numbers. Fairly soon you’re getting 15M pounds of work for 1M! Magic!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #8

    All wor deals are going to be based on the 5 pound a week payment plan from now on. It just makes good business sense lads…….

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  • toon kk

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Our toon
    There has and always will be a MA regime at our club, Rafa or no Rafa. There is money to spend but a limited amount. I just hope it buys enough quality to keep us up, we’re a long way behind other clubs.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #10

    What do we want?
    Bad Toast!
    When do we want him?
    Now!!!!!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #11

    G2
    I hope no fire places were harmed in the making of these deals

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #12

    On the 5 pound a week payment plan we can stretch that limited amount a long way toon kk. This is a stroke of genius. Mike came up with it during one of his power drinking sessions….. Beautiful……

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  • Wayayman

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Delph looks like he’s just stepped out of The Adelphi at the top of the Bigg Market in that picture.

    The Kovacic rumour is very exciting, except that there’s little chance we could get a player of that calibre at the minute. He’d be an unbelievable signing even if only on loan for a season. Different class.

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  • magicmac54

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Ashley needs all his money for his power drinking, and drinking bottles of wine at 3,000 pounds a bottle, its a bit unfair to ask our great owner to fork out money to buy players he he he, to my great fellow Newcastle fans, the best and most loyal fans in the land, nothing will ever change as long as that parasite Ashely is in charge of our club,if you think otherwise your simply thinking with your heart, and not your head, its been the same for the past 10 years, no vision, and no ambition to make Newcastle better, his is simply sucking the life out of our once great club. HWTL.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Drunk men tell no tales Shirebrook mate. Hee hee!!!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #16

    If your a lightweight then Mashers won’t do business either

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Kovacic! Boom boom!
    Scratch that itch! Boom boom!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #18

    When is Rafa going to go ballistic with Ashley?
    I can see the neck veins beginning to bulge already…..
    Get ready Ash…..
    Here it comes…….

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Still really doubt we are going to fork out 60M euro for Bastods. And, evem though 12M is probably the right price in todays market for Delph, I really am not bothered. Never been impressed by him.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #20

    If we’ve got 35M to spend on Bas Dost we’ve obviously got about a 100M in total. Bring on the Dost.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Das Boot! Boom boom!
    He’s a hoot! Boom boom!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #22

    I’ve got it! Bring in both Bass Todd and Kovacic! Why didn’t I think of that earlier? Doh!!!!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail.

    Conversion from google

    60000000 Euro equals

    52781100.00British Pound

    Ouch! Really cant see that being forked out 😮

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  • Jib - Jazzy's xenophobic mardy bitch

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Ashley
    Makes a twat of himself in front of strangers
    Drops lots of bollix at work
    Gets pissed and makes even more of a twat of himself
    Loves a punt and will bet on owt
    Gets even more pissed and spews his ring anywhere

    HE IS A GEORDIE AFTER ALL !!!!!!!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #25

    Im sure “Bastods” is how the cast of Game of Thrones describe illegitimates

    John snurrrr, ya bastod

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #26

    When are we getting our next pictures of Herr Knickson with more senior Nazi party leaders? I’m looking forward to seeing a young Rudolf Hess….

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Send a raaaaven, ya bastod

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #28

    G2

    Does Rudolf Hess have a red nose?

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  • cyprus

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #29

    This player is quite good, if he’d be motivated to play for us he’d be a good addition and a step up.

    I don’t think we’ll dominate many games with our current MF. We’ve actually tried it at the PL level, more or less, with disastrous results. We need one classy attacking MF… One versatile super winger. One amazing CF.

    To be comfortable mid table. If we want more we’ll need 5-7 new top players.

    Not sure why we’re piling on the CBs. Has Rafa ever played three of those, with flying full backs? Anyone know?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #30

    If we argued for 4 weeks about 8.7M pounds for Lejeune how long will it take to get the Bass Todd deal done? This is a math quiz lads so get out your pencil and paper!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Rudolf the Red Nosed Nazi!
    Has a very shiny Nose!
    And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows!

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail
    U really think we are looking at paying that much on one play? Think it time away has hurt ur mind haha

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Not many Geordies despise our iconic football club mind!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Just off to visit Tsunki in the hospital now lads. After the refueling accident with the rocket powered bobsled he’s a bit under the weather. I’ve already told him he looks very decent with the hair burned off one side of his heed.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #35

    bring in ISCOOOO

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #36

    We yend to be classier whrn drunk, too

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #37

    In all seriosity lads I do see us getting a few decent players in. No Bass Todd for 35M and no Kovacic however. Who we’ll get is a complete mystery and that’s the way it should be.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #38

    Really lads does this not piss you off yet we cant match other clubs in buying players this blog is turning repetitive now day after day same old crap not off the lads who comment but it same write up about the same players come on hibbit jail toontaff2 guess you’s know more then what on hear of late

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Silence!!!!! Herr Knickson will now once again have speakings with you:
    Herr Knickson: well, well, well, still with the whinging eh my little Geordie swines? Is that it all you want to do is whinge about my player picks for Rafa? You think we aren’t watching you? You think we can’t find you and punish you? This Geordie Two for instance. He will be punished. No laughing back there!!! That is all!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Runaway,
    I come on here to get my info. .com don’t do rumours and it’s easier to read all the bullshit on one site than to trawl through the Web.

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