Newcastle May Try To Buy This Long-Term Target In January

Newcastle have been linked with a move for Danny Ings this season after he has been a transfer target since back in 2010 when we first reported Newcastle’s interest in the striker when he was on loan at Dorchester Town from Bournemouth.

The news today in the Chronicle is that Newcastle are keen to sign Danny Ings next month but that could be delayed until Rafa knows how much money he will be getting next month to improve the quality of the side.

Two of our relegation opponents – West Brom and West Ham – are also interested in Ings who hasn’t played many times in the Premier League over the last two years after picking up two serious knee injuries at Liverpool.

Liverpool have not yet decided whether to make Ings available but he needs first team games and a loan move in January would seem like the best thing for Ings.

Danny Ings – Newcastle target next month

Newcastle may even want to buy Ings permanently in January and that possibility has been reported this month.

If that happens it means Rafa must have had people watching him and also talked to his Liverpool contacts and Rafa must be confident Danny can do a job for Newcastle longer term.

However, the main thing Rafa is thinking about in January is those players who can help us through May to survive in the Premier League.

That’s job one in this transfer window.

Maybe we can do a double deal at Liverpool to get both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings to Newcastle next month – our survival could depend on getting good strikers through the door in January.

It’s also hardly a surprise that Rafa wants to bring players in early in January – but he may be prevented from doing that by the intransigence of owner Mike Ashley.

It also looks like Rafa will try to sell at least three players next month – Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Jack Colback – who may even return to Sunderland, since he would like to remain in the area.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

98 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Ings is a good striker, far better than what we currently have, his injuries are a concern but he’s not like Sturridge who has always picked up silly injuries his entire career, Ings has unfortunately pick a few serious knocks but could easily do a job for us, but I’d love to see Batshuayi come in on loan as well

  • stan anderson

    Dec 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    JIB.i have been let down by this club so many times over the years i now expect it.
    Even more so where this Slug is concerned.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 20, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Aye. I’d take Ings now, I just hop they’ve got everyone in by the first week in January.

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Jail I bet our transfers run until the last few days, why end the misery when you can prolong it as long as possible and we all know Ashley loves to twist the knife as much as he can

  • expatmag

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    On the subject of Richard Keys, a despicable human being of the first order, here in Oz, I watch the Keys and Gray show each week on BEIN Sports and the absolute shyte the pair of them spout is ridiculous. Last week, they had Pulis as a guest and it was clear they were touting him for the Rangers job.

    A few weeks ago, they had fat Sam on and the fa t everyone else was wrong but him was sickening. Past guests have included the likes of Moyes Reid Lambert and Pardew, all failures as managers.

    They never have anyone of any note on though. You would never see a Jose or Pep or Klopp Wenger or Zidane or Rafa.

    That says it all about these 2 inbreds

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #6

    Danny ings

    43 premier games in 4 years and that’s who people want

    proven prememiership quality?

    strange people with no logic or reasoning abilities

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Catchy is he better than what we already have?

    That’s why people would take him

  • hibbit

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    catchy in norway
    *strange people with no logic or reasoning abilities*
    if that’s what you think we are why bother with us ??

    it is your choice to post and it must be obvious to even you that your not wanted here by the vast majority of posters .
    shut the door on your way out !!

  • catchy in norway

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9


    chief numpty

  • hibbit

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #10

    in norway if that’s what you think why bother ???

  • ashleysmate

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #11

    Just WHO the he’ll would want to come here as we are?? In bottom 3 ..and take over process in a right mess…plus monkey boy keys trying to stir it

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Who should we buy catchy?

  • Jib

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #13

    Nonce musn’t be such a terrible
    word in the USA
    If Ed had not spent so long living
    across the pond it would have been
    instant banishment for Catchy for
    calling a fellow blogger it.

  • ashleysmate

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #14

    Ah but, how does he know what a nonce is?

  • Singinginthecorner

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #15


    Most thing you say are negative cannot remember when you have posted anyhing worth reading which makes me wonder are you really a newcastle fan or are you mackem in disguise prove me wrong post a positive comment.

  • cyprus

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #16

    I thoroughly enjoy their show! Lest we forget they have had KK on, as well as Shearer. Pullis and big Sam do insightful punditry too.

    On CF, would rather have ings than Sturridge. Both good, one more injury prone, less motivated. Surely we must not concentrate on one club, which will likely say no.

    Cast a wide net.

  • cyprus

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #17

    Despite the odd success, eg. Merino, we generally don’t do well in transfers, it’s been years now, hence our annual predicament.

    Other clubs have done better, with smaller investment.

  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #18

    Catchy, calling folk out for lack of logic and reasoning ability!!!

    You’re the most brainless reactionary on here.

  • TikiTakaAcca

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #19

    People can say ‘Oh but we have a Championship squad’ all they want. The fact is there are plenty of other teams like Huddersfield, Brighton, Burnley etc that also do. The fact is all these teams are above us in the league yet we’re the supposed team with a ‘World Class’ manager? Benítez is living off of his past glory like Wenger does at Arsenal. They don’t change anything to adapt to the modern game, they’re too stubborn. Rafa deserves all of the criticism he gets because it’s the simple fact of he can’t get the best out of what he has at his disposal.

    He’s awful with money as well and you can go and check his Liverpool spending record. He also signed Jacob Murphy for 12M when he knew he would have a shoe string budget. I don’t see why he’s so highly respected? I’m not saying he should be sacked but come on …

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #20

    Ashleyout- Staveley wants us relegated or not

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #21

    That sounded wrong

    Staveley/pcs Want us even if we are relegated or not (they have done their homework)

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #22


  • hibbit

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #23

    i’m not sure he dd know he would have a shoestring budget when we Murphy it seems to me that shortly after signing Murphy, Ashley moved the goalposts

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #24

    Go! You are not wanted on this blog by genuine supporters! We don’t all agree except on one point! That’s you now do is a favour and leave the blog!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #25

    Did Brighton and Huddersfield have a media circus surrounding them this summer with a notoriously bad owner giving out staged PR interviews and completely ignoring the wishes of their managers.

  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #26

    TikiTaka that’s exactly the point, he didn’t know he had a shoestring budget. He was told that he’d have the surplus money from last summer’s sales, plus money raised form transfers.

    He was lied to by Ashley, who then blocked the loan signings of Caballero and Abrahams.

    After signing LeJeune and Murphy the wallet was promptly shut and Rafa had to find the best he could with fcuk-all money.

    When these underqualified, inexperienced youngsters were doing well at the start of the season nobody was calling Rafa ‘past it’! Ashley announces he’s selling the club, takeover talk is rife, and the team’s results nosedived.

    And yet all you can see in front of your blinkered eyes is Rafa not getting enough out of these players!

    I really despair of folk like you.

  • Little h

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Ffs like Benitez out? Are you backward? We have 20 games left we need 7 wins and 4 draws out of them for 40 points…. consider we are newly promoted… we have a weak, but not incapable squad I can easily see us staying up think of the remainder of games in two halfs… first ten we need 3 wins 2 draws and could lose 5 which is highly possible then the second ten 4 wins and 2 draws that’s not impossible at all it’s not as bad as people think of rather have our bad patch now and get it out the way… once we start getting points then we will all see it’s not even that bad

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #28


    What Raffa has at his disposal is without doubt the poorest squad any manager has had under Ashley, arguably the weakest squad in the league. A squad he doesn’t want because he was to,d he could and would be able to rebuild after promotion from the championship.

    Mistakes have been made no doubt, but He’s the best coach, manager we’ve had since Sir Bobby. Given the right support we would be a very different animal.

  • Our Toon

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #29

    Media circus always follows us, on Danny Ings…..hes barely kicked a ball in 2 years. I honestly hope rafa can pull a rabbit out of the hat rather than shite like Ings.

  • martoon

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #30

    I have to say guys it is a bit out of order asking Catchy to leave the blog. Yes he has strong opinions that not many of us agree with but he is entitled to post them just like the rest of us!

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #31

    Our Toon

    You’re right he’s barely kicked a ball and he’s still far better than anything we currently have. He would be nowhere near my first, second or even tenth choice, but given the fact that Ashley is still malingering we have to be realistic on what and who we can expect.

  • Our Toon

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #32

    Let’s see what backing rafa gets from this window if any. Pre season rafa was supposed to be the game changer and would win us points becssue he’s streets ahead of most managers in the league. I agree with some that this squad isn’t great but it’s made even worse by refusing to select players.

    Goalposts seem to have been moved pre season but rafa is currently underwhelming in his role, compared to udders, Brighton and Burnley our squad is better.

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Our Toon

    What players would you want to see selected?

  • Our Toon

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #34


    That’s my issue, he’s not kicked a ball in 2 years and we assume he’s better than what we have. 2 serious injuries and definitely not the same player he was, yet he’s judged based on the player he was rather than what he has become.

    We may have a limited budget, I’d have thought rafa would use his connections a lot better than Danny ings

  • Jib

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #35

    Our Toon
    Ings has had 2 yes TWO
    In Shearers time either one would have
    been career ending
    He’s fought through both
    He scored 5 goals in one reserve game last month
    He doesn’t deserve you calling him shite

  • Jib

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #36

    He called somebody a paedophile

  • Our Toon

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #37


    I’d want us to go for batshuayi, no brainer in terms of he needs to get into the Belgian squad for the world cup and he’s not even picked when morata doesn’t play.

    I believe a PL club is only able to loan 2 players from another PL club. I wouldn’t want one of those wasted on player that hasnt kicked a ball in vain in over 2 years.

    Rafa has the connections he can do better than ings

  • JackButler

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #38

    Our Toon

    I’d love Batshuayi on loan until the summer, but as long as Ashley is here we will never pay the loan fee or the wages for players of that quality. We are still shopping at the bargain basement and I’d doubt we’d be able to match Ings Liverpool wage tbh.

    I have a good friend who works for Aston Martin, I still couldn’t afford to buy one, so even with connections it depends on what’s in the wallet

  • Our Toon

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #39


    Ings is shite, that’s my opinion on him. We need someone who can get goals and can’t take risks in this window. Ings is a massive gamble

    Reserve games mean absolutely nothing to me, Chopra was amazing for the reserves and was shite for the 1st team

  • lochinvar

    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #40

    “Staveley interested whatever happens” was Ed’s previous headline.

    Interested ?
    She better be more than bloody interested.


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