Transfer Target Could Be Available This Summer – Will Rafa Move For Midfielder?


News today in the Mirror that if Fulham are not successful in being promoted back to the Premier League this season they will let their star midfielder Tom Cairney leave the club for £20M.

Cairney had two great games against us in the middle of the park last season in the Championship, and Rafa is an admirer of the 27-year-old who has been capped once for Scotland.

But £20M is a lot to pay for a central midfielder who has not been tested at the highest levels and has played only 14 games in the Premier League for Hull back in the 2010-2011 season.

Tom Cairney – former Newcastle midfield target

That was also the fee manager Slavisa Jokanovic put on his head fourteen months ago when Newcastle were interested in signing the player.

Newcastle did not pursue the deal at that time for that fee, but in the summer we will be flush with the Premier League funds – at least £110M.

Fulham faltered a little yesterday in their promotion drive by only drawing 2-2 at home to QPR after being 2-0 up just before halftime.

They are now 7 points behind second-placed Cardiff City, and their best chance of being promoted is probably to win the playoffs.

Tom Cairney is a good player, but £20M would seem to be a high fee for him and a risk for Newcastle.

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14 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s 27 and has only played in the PL 14 times and capped for Scotland once, is there a reason for that?

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  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Munster

    Watford away 2-1
    Krul
    Janmaat
    Coloccini
    Mbemba
    Haidara
    Colback
    Wijnaldum
    Sissoko
    Thauvin
    Perez
    Cisse

    Watford at home 0 -1
    Elliot
    Janmaat
    Mbemba
    Coloccini
    Dummett
    Mbabu
    Sissoko
    Tiote
    Wijnaldum
    Perez
    Mitrovic

    0
  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    not worth anywhere near £20m far better out there for that kind of money paper talk !!!!

    1
  • c-dog

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    20M is actually a bog standard price nowadays. What market are you following?

    Cairney has bags of potential

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    We’re gonna get Eibar’s Dani Garcia
    on a free – he’s out of contract in June
    it’s nailed on
    Rafa was on his case 2 years ago

    3
  • G

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Just read on social media that during the mackems match yesterday, the halftime crossbar challenge was won by a bloke wearing a toon top who then did a lap of SOL Shearer style! I have no idea if this is true, but if so this guy needs to be found so we can all buy him a pint.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    That 1-0 was in the cup down there and they beat us 1-2 home and away that season.

    0
  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    He’s gonna be a the new Xabi Alonso

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #9

    C-dog,
    Can it be classed as potential at 27 years old?

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail
    apologies you are right
    1 – 2 in the PL
    Elliot
    Janmaat
    Lascelles
    Coloccini
    Mbemba
    Sissoko
    Saivet
    Shelvey
    Aarons
    Wijnaldum
    Mitrovic

    0
  • hibbit

    Mar 18, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    jumping the gun here lads, till Rafa is confirmed as staying it’s all just hearsay speculation from the press
    Rafa will have his list but they won’t know who’s on it

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 18, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #12

    That team shud have stayed up but what a shower . Charva was still involved wasn’t he? Tks jib.

    1
  • marshy

    Mar 18, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #13

    the real question is ‘will fatash allow rafa to spend that amount of money’.

    0
  • widowmagandapoke

    Mar 18, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Rather go for Sesegnon, if we are raiding Fulham.

    1

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