What Are The Chances Of Newcastle Getting Ross Berkley To Tyneside This Month?

There was a lengthy report in the Mail yesterday about various transfer news, and it mentioned in one single paragraph that Newcastle is now interested in signing Everton’s Ross Barkley.

So we join some big clubs like Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and AC Milan in wanting the 23-year-old 22 times capped  England International – who will leave Everton this summer for pastures anew.

Barkley has refused to sign a new deal at the Toffees and  Ronald Koeman, his manager, has told Ross he will be sold this summer.

Everton is not willing to allow Ross to finish out the last year of his contract and become a free agent next summer.

Ross Barkley – 23-year-old England International

But even then because Ross came through the Everton Youth Academy Everton there would be compensation due when he moved to another club.

The excitement yesterday was that chances of Barkley signing for Newcastle United this summer were slashed by Betfair from 50/1 to 6/1 with William Hill having the odds at 4/1 that Newcastle would be his next club.

In both cases, Spurs were the favorites to sign Ross.

But the only possible way we could sign Barkley is on loan for the season with an option or obligation to buy next summer when we should have a lot more money in the coffers.

That’s not what Everton will want after they have spent millions and millions on new players this summer and will want the Barkley deal to be a straight transfer for close to the £50M they are asking for the England International.

Ross joined Everton back in 2005 as an 11-year-old, and since then he has played 179 times for the Blues with 27 goals and 28 assists.

He has played for all the England youth sides from U16 through U21 and at one time a few years ago was thought to be the next star player for England.

There’s not much chance of Newcastle signing Ross, and the only hope is that he wants to be coached by Rafa Benitez and join the Rafa revolution on Tyneside.

Rafa could certainly get the best out of him if he did join Newcastle this summer.

That’s the only hope we have, and the chances we can sign him must be minimal.

That’s the reality.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #1

    RIP Robert Hardy

    Dropping like flies!

  • SuperShearer

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #2


  • Ron Knee

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #3


    Beat me to it!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Got more chance of platting sh1t!!

  • Sheikh MagToon

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #5

    Another April 1 scoop!

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #6

    Loved that programme all creatures great and small in my younger days r.i.p robert hardy morning shirebrook.

  • pablos left foot

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Chances……zero to none.

  • Jib

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #8
  • expatmag

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #9


    Loved him as Siegfried in ACG&S


  • expatmag

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #10


    As you know, I know TUFF very well and I can assure you that he isnt bald.

  • Pootle2118

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Whatever they are smoking or injecting at the Mail’s sports department must be some good stuff!

  • expatmag

    Aug 4, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Signing Barkley may not be such a fanciful thought.

    Clearly, he has burnt his bridges at Everton and where would he fit into their front 4 with the players they have.

    Lijewise Chelsea, Man City and United. Liverpool are a definite no go.

    We might be a good option especially now that Everton will be desperate to sell with Sigurdson virtually signed

  • pablos left foot

    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Ron Knee, did you know Robert Hardy was the “Go to” authority on old English longbows?

  • Blofal

    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #14

    Squad as it stands (starting line up will vary of course and keep in mind we can only have 25 players).

    Yedlin – Lascelles – Lejuene – Dummett
    Ritchie – Merino —– Shelvey – Atsu
    ——————De Jong

    Darlow, Mitrovic, Perez, Aarons, Clarke, Murphy, Hayden

    Squad: Mbemba, Gamez, Colback, Woodman, Diame, Manquillio, Sterry

    That’s 25 players – a full squad!!

    Then we have Krul, Riviere, Haidara, Hanley, Lazaar all for sale/loan.

    We have to sell some players ASAP.

  • James RS

    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Why join the chase for these big stars when we can’t afford them!

  • James RS

    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Or won’t pay the money

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 4, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #17

    £50 million and over £100,000 a week? Not a cat in hells chance of that happening.

  • U.S Magpie

    Aug 4, 2017 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #18

    There new today that Newcastle are signing Neymar, Messi , Bale and Pele. God I always knew the papers get it 100% right every time. This was bought to you by Tongue in Cheek Productions, no animals or journalists were killed in this production of this movie.

  • stuart no9

    Aug 5, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #19

    We have one chance . And that’s no chance . Sorry


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