Newcastle Interested In Signing Top England Youngster


According to the Mail today Leicester City have had an initial £1M bid for the Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst turned down.

Newcastle are reported to be one of a number of clubs interested in signing the 18-year-old who has already represented the England U20 side.

George is the son of former striker David Hirst who also played for Wednesday and had 3 England caps.

George Hirst – in England colors

It’s only an opening bud that has been turned down so we’ll see if the Foxes go back in with an improved bid.

Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton in addition to Newcastle are interested in signing the player who was outstanding for the England U18 in this summer’s Toulon tournament.

George scored four goals during the tournament and ended up as the joint top goalscorer.

England, of course, won the tournament for a second successive time winning on penalties (5-3) against Ivory Coast after a 1-1 draw.

George made his debut last season and has so far made two substitute appearances for the Owls.

This lad looks like a top player in the making so it will be interesting to see if Rafa bids for the teenager.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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19 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Get him signed, Penfold!

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Going for a run 😆

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #3

    As Giimps pointed out, no nufcblog mentions on newsnow

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #4

    4 😮

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #5

    And then it was 5?

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #7

    The record is?

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Bugga!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Pity we couldn’t have kept our very own Gibson.
    Looks like Murphy is on his way as well. Good luck to the lad, Did the job he was bought in for

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #10

    A good one for the future possibly. Sounds like a player Rafa would like….

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  • magspuggy

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Got ya taff..

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Expected Murphy to be out so that’s no surprise. This sounds mean but I’ll remember him mostly for seeing his name on the team sheet and saying “Oh, Murphy starting again!” when I’d have preferred Gayle or Mitro or even Perez. Worked hard though and always gave all he could.

    Talk on the radio or Mitrovic off to France for 16m….If that happens we need some serious signing to come in.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #13

    “Newcastle United are set to confirm Javier Manquillo’s move from Atletico Madrid today.

    “The deal has been slightly delayed as the clubs process the relevant paperwork, but Rafa Benitez is expecting to be able to use him in one of United’s forthcoming friendly games.” (Chronic)

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Murphy played when Gayle was injured or rested. Mitro was not good enough to displace Murphy last season.

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #15

    West Ham sign Chicharito !

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #16

    What price a flood of “Andy Carroll NE return” stories now

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #17

    That’s fair, I just wanted to see the younger players succeed. Plus Murphy meant the style of play wasn’t going to be very fluent or incisive.

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  • Jib

    Jul 20, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Spotted in Stockolm earlir todayZlatan Ibrahamovic
    in a yellow Ferrari. If you look closer you can see Lee Charnley in the passenger seat!

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 20, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Yeah, he’s offering him a SportDirect cast for his knee- very good value apparently, 70% off!

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