Long Term Transfer Target Now Available – But Is He Good Enough?


Newcastle were keen on signing winger Robert Snodgrass last summer when he was at Hull City and then again in January, and he has now been made available for transfer from his latest club – West Ham United.

The Daily Record is reporting in Scotland that Snodgrass would like a move to Newcastle, but we wonder if Rafa thinks he’s a good buy these days?

Newcastle already have wingers Matt Ritchie, a rejuvenated Christian Atsu, new boy Jacob Murphy and young Rolando Aarons and if we can sign Chelsea left-sided player Kenedy on loan, as expected, the 21-year-old Brazilian can also play on the left wing.

So we do seem to be fairly well stocked on the wings, although Snodgrass can score goals and he’s also very good at free-kicks too.

It seems the 23 times capped Scottish International (6 goals) doesn’t have a future at the Hammers and he didn’t even make the bench for West Ham in their 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford last weekend.

West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass – available on loan

West Ham is willing to loan him out to get his wages off their wage bill, and that could entice Benitez who wants some loan deals to augment the still rather flimsy squad – since we seem to have precious little money to spend this summer.

So a loan move for Snodgrass with an option to buy next year if the 29-year-old plays well for us may be a cheap option for Newcastle to increase our firepower up-front for this season.

We would have preferred to have got Andros Townsend on loan or permanently, but there seems no hope of that now.

Should Newcastle Sign Robert Snodgrass On Loan?

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113 comments so far

  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 19, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t think we need more wingers. Gk,lb, no.10 and striker

    3
  • magspuggy

    Aug 19, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #2

    I dont think snodgrass is any better than what we have.

    1
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 19, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Toney and Longstaff have scored so far today, for those that like to talk football instead of constantly conjuring up their own dystopian version of reality regarding Rafa/Mash.

    9
  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #4

    dystopian . . . . eh

    own up all those who had to look it up !

    On Snodgrass no thanks.

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  • magicbus

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Need Rafa to try and move on the non squad players so he can generate cash first.
    Then look for a goal scorer and hopefully get Kennedy on loan

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  • magspuggy

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Hail. Aye mate the youngins are doing well this season 🙂

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Rafa Bingo selection

    Elliott
    Manquillo Mbemba, Lascelles, Clark,
    Hayden, Merino
    Ritchie , Perez, Atsu
    Joselu

    3-1 to us

    I’m going for 3-1 to us cos the Telegraph are forecasting them to win 3-1 they even have Aarons starting at left back. Obviously a know nowt on their staff.

    I think Snodgrass would be a good buy, he’s more than a out and out winger.

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Struggle at Huddersfield and I’m genuinely worried for this season.

    Excited for the match. Will be a good gauge for us.

    2
  • ToonTime

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Chicarito has scored two for 10 man WHU. Way too expensive for us but what might have been…

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #10

    I was the first to use Dystopia on here – when Essex William asked what the oppposite of Utopia was about 2 weeks ago.

    To think my dad actually questioned the usefulness of an English A- Level
    😀

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #11

    So Toney scored again, I think he is one for the near future and has been under the radar so far with us.
    Probably a better prospect than Abraham and many of the other youngsters we’ve been linked with.

    2
  • catchy in norway

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #12

    i’d give joselu his first start tomorrow,
    i expect huddersfield will expect Gayle to start

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Murphy scores again

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #14

    A level in English and master of jibbersh

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib
    Did I? don’t remember doing that, then again there’s a lot I don’t remember nowadays.

    Oh and by the way I had to get rid of those hops you asked about, as you didn’t reply to my query.

    2
  • beermonkey

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #16

    hail

    how is arma getting on

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  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Bill
    No worries
    Home brewing was never my thing

    1
  • Jack Root

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Hail is right but there are two sides to every story. Even if the majority see Ashley as the devil incarnate.

    Mark Brophy who knows a thing or two about Toon football points out the other side of the story.
    Benitez has been attempting to apply pressure all summer on Ashley, to approve more spending.

    Many on here have ad nauseam
    recounted Rafa’s unhappiness at the lack of a much bigger transfer kitty which many claim might cause him to leave. It’s not uncommon to read of supporters going into hissy fits and claim Benitez leaving would be a final straw for them. They might at least have reserved judgement and such comment until the window closes.

    Anyway, what we are seeing played out is what Ashley believes was made abundantly clear to Rafa last May. Simply that there needed to be a rationalisation of the squad, the wage bill was too high and had to be cut prior to new player recruitment. Ashley had learnt the lesson of our earlier relegation and return to the Premiership. Players not likely to feature in the 25 man squad needed to be moved on in order to reduce the wage bill. Charnley was party to this.

    Benitez had agreed to comply. A retained list was shortly thereafter to be compiled. The subsequent spiralling transfer and wage inflation has made this more difficult than Benitez had envisaged. Ashley has heard it all before but he is a business man.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Hope we’re well up for the game tomorrow, Huddersfield will be, I don’t think we’ll get anything from this game tbh, any quick moving hard working teams we struggle against.

    2
  • magspuggy

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #20

    We have been linked with a bid for denis praet from sampdoria belgium midfielder.
    Its on twatter atm

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  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    ha ha ha
    Ed’s blue-eyed boy – Charles Austin esq. – scores the winner for Soton in extra time

    2
  • magspuggy

    Aug 19, 2017 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #22

    11:38
    Newcastle ‘bid for Dennis Praet’
    Newcastle have bid for Sampdoria midfielder and Belgium international Dennis Praet, according to Italian outlet Il Sicolo XIX.

    Rafael Benitez has reportedly bid £13million for the Belgian as he looks to bolster his midfield on the Magpies’ return to the Premier League.

    The 23-year-old made over 182 appearances for Anderlecht before moving to Serie A in 2016.

    Daily fail are running the story online atm.

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  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Whoops
    How embarrassing
    A post meant for twatter ends up on here
    😀

    1
  • Jack Root

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #25

    mags
    jib mentioned this yesterday!

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Jese Rodriguez starts for Stoke

    0
  • jane

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #27

    we are 16th and have played a game less than all the teams below and after the Stoke v Arsenal game may move up to 15th.
    🙂

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Jack interesting comments from Brophy. Do u have a link? Rafa has the name of being ‘like a child in a sweetshop’ when it comes to transfers. Not sure where I saw that…i just hope guys like manquillo and 10m Murphy add to the squad. The other major question that few are asking, is how much would rafa be given to spend if we stay up? Either way all bets are off if we lose well to Huddersfield.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Can’t believe Stoke got Zouma and Jesse

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  • ToonTime

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #30

    @Jack Root, comment 18.

    Great post… spot on

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #31

    JackRoot
    I’m the Daily Mail’s goto for breaking news
    😎

    2
  • ToonTime

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #32

    @Davetoon: Time will tell who got the best deal between Joselu and Jese.

    Jese’s description on wiki ends with ‘Upon the conclusion of Jesé’s loan agreement, Las Palmas elected not to attempt to sign him permanently, with his poor overall performance, high salary demands and off-field behaviour ultimately contributing to the club’s decision.’
    If the mighty Las Palmas didn’t want him then not sure we’re missing much but it certainly explains how Stoke got him.

    Chelsea are very worried that Zouma has not and may not fully recover from 9 months + out with cruciate ligament damage. I’m happy we got Lejeune in instead.

    2
  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Hail – dystopian? Heres another word for you …. Hyperbole.

    3
  • Tsunki

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #34

    …and no, the Beatles never played there.

    3
  • davetoon

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Tbh I would’ve thought that Zouma would have gone for a lot of money to a Liverpool or other top 6 side with defensive issues.
    Think that we wouldve been mad not to go for him if had the chance. As we have seen already injury can happen at any time.

    Jesse I will reserve

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  • davetoon

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Tbh I would’ve thought that Zouma would have gone for a lot of money to a Liverpool or other top 6 side with defensive issues.
    Think that we wouldve been mad not to go for him if had the chance. As we have seen already injury can happen at any time.

    Jesse I will reserve judgement on but I take your point on attitude especially if that info is correct.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Jane
    That’s not bad 16th and 0 points!!!!!

    3
  • the white tino

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Have you seen all the empty seats at the stadium of shite must be 10k at least ??

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #39

    the white tino

    They’re all busy posting on Newcastle United blogs

    2
  • magspuggy

    Aug 19, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #40

    After watching a few of the opening games i am not that worried about staying up this season. If and it is a big IF gayle and dejong can stay fit and bag some goals we should finish mid table nee bova.
    Hopefully our bad days of injurys are behind us. Grab a new striker and cover for left back and we have a good squad. Our defence looks a lot better than some i have seen so far this season.

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