Rafa Benitez Trying To Persuade Liverpool Striker To Join Newcastle


There was news a couple of days ago that Newcastle were likely to miss out on getting Liverpool striker Danny Ings to the club.

Manager Jurgen Klopp and the player himself seem to have agreed that the best course of action for the rest of the season is for the former Burnley striker to stay at Liverpool and keep fighting for his place.

But news in the People today is that Rafa is trying to persuade Ings to join Newcastle on loan, and he will get plenty of first-team action on Tyneside.

Danny Ings – Rafa trying to persuade striker to join Newcastle

Danny has an outside chance (at best) of making the England team for the World Cup.

But Rafa will point out how Andros Townsend two years ago came to Newcastle, played well and made the provisional squad for the Euro 2016 Championships.

The report suggests Ings is top of the striker list at Newcastle, and Danny has been a long-term target at Newcastle.

If we can get him in he would be a very good loan signing.

He’s on the fringes of the Liverpool first team, but the reports are that he’s very fit, keen to score goals again and performing well in training.

The strikers who will go to Russia in the England squad are anything but certain at the moment.

So if Danny comes to Newcastle and scores goals for us – he could make the England squad – it’s not impossible.

We’ll have to see what happens, but the very minimum we need in January is one new striker and preferably two.

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29 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #1

    This guy is more like it. Great attitude and willingness to work. Polar opposite of Kenedy whos attitude stinks. Don’t need egos like Kenedy in our dressing room.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Yep perfect attitude ings, hasn’t kicked a ball in 2 and half years as he blew both his knees out but has come out and said he would rather sit on the bench and wait for his chance at Liverpool. You’d think after 2 years out he’d be chomping at the bit to play unless he knows himself that his body will break down again. God knows what type of player he is now.

    I’d prefer someone who has kicked a ball in the last 30 months over someone who’s spent more time on the treatment table

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Ings….isn’t he more or less disabled footballwise?

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  • c-dog

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Kenedy would improve our team. Laughable statement. Only evidence any of us have on Kenedys ability is yesterday’s performance. Which was dreadful.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    If Ings were playing 20 years ago he would be retired by the age of 24

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    C-dog…one would hope we’re looking to buy starters

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Hard to know if he’d be a good signing as he hasn’t played much football for a couple of seasons. Only he will know if he still has the pace, balance, fitness, etc that he has before.

    Even if he is still fit, how long will it take him to get his sharpness back. He might be a decent signing but it’s a gamble. Then again, there is no guarantee with any player, even ones who’ve done well at other teams in the league.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #8

    if Tony Green was playing now he would be worth a £150 million !!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #9

    But maybe right now is just not the time for unnecessarily gamble?

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  • c-dog

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Buy starters, would be ideal. But with takeover and difficult market it’s understandable if we’re not.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Hibbit

    The money now is a joke but that’s the market. Most “entertainment” whether sport, art, music or film sees crazy money banded about for things which are essentially not important compared to things like healthcare, education and infrastructure.

    As long as clubs continue to make huge money we’ll see huge fees. Nobody benefits from new tv deals, clubs get more money but costs rise and fans are leftoauijg through inflated tickets, merchandise and tv subscriptions.

    I bet the catering staff, stewards, cleaners, etc don’t see the same pay rise as players.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Hibbitt, is it the ownership fitness test that’s holding the deal up from what u hear? It would be nice to be associated with better players if the takeover was so close?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Jesper

    I agree. All transfers are a gamble but some more than others. What we need is to go for the biggest reward on the smallest risk.

    I guess it depends when money is available and just how much. Low risk costs a lot more.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #14

    I’m increasingly struggling to see significant business being done this month even if something is announced this week.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Munster Mag @12
    i’ve been told it is

    it can take between 10/30 days (not sure if that’s working days) the application only went in the week before christmas so we could be in for a long wait especially as we have no idea who the applicant is ??

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  • Slank

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #16

    Re Kenedy, The modern game, as exemplified by Man City, requires full backs to be quick and agile who can support their forwards. If they can defend even better.

    In Yedlin we have such a player but have no one on our left side. Dummitt is left footed and a good solid defender but poses little to no threat going forward. Manquillo is not so good a defender but better at attacking but not left footed. Haidara is left footed and probably the best of the three at attacking but out of favour with Rafa.

    If Kenedy is brought in on loan and turns out to be no good then he is returned. Like Marino, if he is good then he is bought.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Jesper

    All signings are risks but some risks you can avoid. Ings for example, spent 30 months on a treatment table, he’s behind a kid in solanke and a crippled Sturridge at Liverpool. Yet he’s come out and stated he’s happy to fight for his place.

    That to me screams of a player who knows his body won’t hold up to playing weekly, if he goes on loan and fails (which he will) or keeps picking up injuries (which he will) then his career at the top with really good paychecks is over. This way if Liverpool do sell him in the summer someone might gamble on him in the summer…..they won’t if he has a poor loan spell.

    Ings is finished in my eyes, like I say if you have been out for 30mths you’d he wanting to play no matter what level the club is at. The fact he wants to bench warm says it all

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  • giimps

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #18

    If they are both loan deals it’s a no brainer for me, if Rafa liked enough of Kennedy in the summer to try and loan him , it’s matter less as to how well or badly he played in a cameo out of position vs a well organized Norwich city team, if anyone saw the game , nobody was playing to their best vs Norwich, so for me, go get him ,try him out for half a season….Ings is better than what we have but has possible fitness issues ahead so we need another striker as well, loan out Joselu to Scumberland as they’ve just lost their only source of goals……hopefully Joselu will take a space and produce the same lethal finishing as he has here,at the same time, making room for a real striker to come in.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #19

    OK Tks mate. If we can just get a striker in it would help so much, but failing that, we have to sideline Joselu and keep Perez on the pitch. I’ve always liked him so hoping his form stays good.

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  • c-dog

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Haidara is a poor player.

    For the season that’s in it I think we need guys with a good attitude and willingness to work. Until the purse strings are loosened we should stick to that. Ings will work for the team. Fitness unknown, yes.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Slank

    do you think these are loans with the option to buy ????

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  • Slank

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #22

    Hibbit,

    ‘..Tony Green was playing now he would be worth a £150 million !!!!..’

    At 71 years of age ?

    I watched him from the terraces in my youth and he was outstanding, head and shoulders above the rest, although my favourite was ‘Pop Robson’ who was the nearest to my all time favourite goal moocher Gerd Muller.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #23

    Any loan is effectively an option to buy. If the player wants it and nufc want it and the price is favourable. Ie less than 10 mill, ideally less than 6 🙁

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  • Slank

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #24

    Hibbit,

    I would hope it would be a loan with an option to buy as he reportedly has ‘baggage’ whether that is true of just media muckraking I don’t know.

    He did something stupid (once ?) in China. If we rejected players for being stupid in their youth we would never have seen Gazzer although to be fair he was stupid all his playing career !

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #25

    BE CAREFUL WHO YOU WASTE YOUR LOAN MOVES ON.

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  • Slank

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Our Toon

    ‘..Ings is finished in my eyes, like I say if you have been out for 30mths you’d he wanting to play no matter what level the club is at. The fact he wants to bench warm says it all..’

    I wouldn’t be so quick to rule him out.

    I think he is saying the politically correct thing in being patient and waiting for his opportunity. It shows a loyalty to his club, especially what he has been through.

    If he started demanding to be selected or saying he wanted away then I wouldn’t want him.

    It’s all a matter of interpretation.

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  • giimps

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #27

    Hibbet,
    I think it depends on whether Rafa sees them as long term signings or just to keep us up, putting the option to buy always seems to encourage the player to play well so they either get the move or stay at their parent club to fight for a place

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 7, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #28

    I think Ings might think if he goes out on loan then he’s got one foot out the door at Liverpool. He may believe his best bet is hanging in there for the shot at Liverpool that his injuries have denied him so far. I’d welcome him at Newcastle, because he’s a talented player and has been fit now for a few months. I don’t think he’s necessarily being a chancer or shirker wanting to hang in there at Liverpool. It’s an elite club. A club you wouldn’t want to leave.

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  • widowmagandapoke

    Jan 7, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Slack
    Tony Green was better than pop robson who slated Newcastle when he went to West Ham. Also he finished up taking ballet lessons when playing for Sunderland.

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