Rafa Benitez To Go After Yet Another Goalscoring Winger


There’s a report in Football.London that Newcastle are interested in a former target of ours – Robert Snodgrass – who moved to West Ham in January.

West Ham paid around £10M for the player and we don’t think he’s worth that much to Newcastle now, because if we are going to buy a winger for that much why wouldn’t we try to buy Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace for around £13M – assuming he still has that release clause in his contract.

Andros is a proven quantity under Rafa Benitez at Newcastle in the Premier League so he wouldn’t seem to be much of a risk and he’s worth £13M in today’s mad transfer market.

Scottish winger Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United

The 29 year-old 23 times Scottish International (6 goals) played 15 times for West earlier this year but failed to score but had two assists.

Snodgrass has not done well at the east London club and he has also failed to settle in London and we assume the Hammers will be wanting around £10M for him so they can recoup the fee they paid out to Hull City for him in January.

In early January Snodgrass seemed the number one target at Newcastle but with Atsu and Murphy already signed and Newcastle also after Sheyi Ojo of Liverpool on loan for the season, we would be surprised if we are after yet another winger.

The other clubs interested in the player are two promoted club – Newcastle and Brighton and two Championship clubs – Leeds United and Norwich.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #1

    No thanks. Next

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Agreed no thanks, move on please.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #3

    thanks Ron

    NYMAG
    got to agree 2m seems a bit low could be just a club testing the water ,
    i think even at a year old he’s worth what we paid

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  • martoon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #4

    How come we get linked with a lot of failures but not many successes?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Erm…………..

    No thanks. Next!

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  • hibbit

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Diego Rolan could make Fulham wait until the last days of the transfer window to sign him as he holds out for a move to the Premier League or Spain.

    Sky Sports News understands the striker is still unsure about joining the Whites despite visiting their Motspur Park training ground twice. Sky sources reported last week that Fulham had agreed a £5m deal with Bordeaux to sign the 24-year-old but talks with the player have so far proven unsuccessful.

    No serious offer has yet emerged for Rolan from the top flight but reports in the northeast have claimed Newcastle are interested.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Martoon,

    It’s because the papers hate us and don’t want us to be successful 🙂

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  • lesh

    Jul 20, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Football London’s clearly helping West Ham market Snodgrass and by referring to us as interested, that tells potential suitors that he’ll not be expensive compared with other players who’ve recently moved to or within the Prem.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #9

    lesh
    just the point i was making above !!!!!!

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Things are really looking up. Cost benifit analysis from Tsunki. It might take time for him to get the message across to some. But sound football thinking to me.
    bills-son doing all our yesterdays and showing the value of having a sound knowledge of football. Welcome and I personally hope you feature more often.
    Let’s not forget Belfast who’s rumoured to have been an extra in the filming of the latest series of Game of Thrones. Good to see his solo career take off.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t think the press have it in for us, we have been linked with big players but then no one believes it, Snodgrass type of link is believable with what we’ve already bought in. Manquillo should be announced today

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  • Jack Root

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Benefit

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  • SPRINGY

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Nar thanks to snodgrass

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #14

    The only reason I can see us going for another winger is we are going to swap to 352 or 343 and want 2 experienced and 3 with less experience wingers as s result. Especially with Aaron’s injury record.
    Plus rafa wants to compete in all competitions without risking premier league results.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if we get big name loans once top 6 clubs done most of their business.

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #15

    So is it now our job to hoover up all the failed transfers of the last couple seasons?

    We just do our duty to to give them money AND take the failed signing off their hands?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #16

    If he was a lot cheaper I think he’d be a good signing for us but I see this as a non starter, so just another nonsense newspaper headline.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Onealanshearer

    I can’t see rafa changing a formation he’s used at every club, he’ll stick with what he knows best and get players to fill in where possible. The only reason I can think of wanting another winger if true is that we were short in this area last season as Aaron’s was crocked. Gouffran has gone, Murphy is his replacement maybe rafa wants 1 more in to cover

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #18

    So are there any really credible transfer rumours connected with us.

    I’m just waiting for Rafa to suddenly pull one (or two even) big rabbits from the magic transfer hat and that will be our incoming players sorted.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Worried for next season tbh, not sure what’s going on but looking like there’s not much money spare, sell to buy.
    Unless there is some real quality arriving a relegation battle is definitely on the cards.
    Rafa or no Rafa.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Our toon
    Who’s going be cover for Gayle I wonder?
    There’s absolutely no cutting edge in our squad without him.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Our – yes that’s logical.

    Toon kk – still a long way to go. Yes we are short right now but most managers appear to have accepted business will warm up in last 2 weeks. Yes that’s not ideal but looks like the way it is.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Kk – yeah a gk, lb, dm, number 10 and possibly 2 strikers would be my idea of the gaps we have.

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  • andrewsneill

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #23

    The 4(!!!) wingers we have are better imho so i wouldn’t bother and spend the money on other more urgently needed players. Rumours of Mitrovic moving to Lyon for £16m would top up the budget and if he does go I’d splash the cash on as good a striker as would be willing to come to us. Someone like Batshuayi would be the dream

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #24

    I think the trophy has gone to a few peoples heads in the last few weeks, let’s not forget that we only got the Championship trophy because Brighton messed up in their last few games- we weren’t particularly great last year, especially in terms of style or fluency of play.

    It was largely grinding away and scraping the points, there weren’t many games where I thought we really played particularly well- that’s what worries me. There’s no way we’re going to score so many goals in the last few minutes to scrape 3 points from someone in the PL.

    Maybe others see it differently.

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  • Phil K

    Jul 21, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Was decent at Hull, we were interested. He went to West Ham and has been an unmitigated disaster. West Ham want him out, dunno who’s to blame, West Ham or Snodgrass, but I don’t think he’s worth trying to see if he can get back decent form. My guess is he may end up back at Hull – or more likely Boro

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