Newcastle Fans Don’t Fancy This Playmaker – Not At £20M

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has said that if Fulham do not get promoted this season, they will be willing to sell their 27-year-old playmaker Tom Cairney for £20M.

That was the price put on the former Hull City and Blackburn player 14 months ago when Rafa was interested in the central midfield player who had two great games against us last season in the Championship.

He certainly looked a good player but 20M is a lot of money and Cairney is untested at the Premier League level.

If Rafa does pay ou £20M for him, it will be a risk, and there should be better value in bringing a player in from the continent for less than  £20M.

Tom Cairney – not worth £20M?

We put a poll out to see how Newcastle fans felt about the possible deal and three in four fans do not think it would be a good deal for the club.

Should Newcastle Sign Tom Cairney For £20M - If Available?

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Fulham are the team in form in the Championship and are currently 3rd in the league table, 7 points behind second-placed Cardiff and automatic promotion and 8 games to play: Cardiff also have a game in hand.

Their best chance could be to gain promotion through the playoffs.

And maybe Aleksandar Mitrovic can power them to promotion with his goals.

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • Toonces

    Mar 28, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #1


    @ Jail re your comment a couple articles back where you mention Demba Ba.

    Well interestingly enough Rafa was managing Chelsea when they bought Ba from us. Ba was (IIRC) third top goal scorer in the PL at the time when they triggered his release clause. Thing was, Rafa had Torres, who was terrible that season for Chelsea. He brings in Ba but hardly played him, certainly wouldn’t start Ba over Torres. Torres hardly scored, was very poor, but he still kept starting Torres. So in judging how Rafa will play his strikers, I don’t think any reference to Ba really helps your case – even if you didn’t consider this. And for what it’s worth, our management (Pards) should have stood up more to Ba and better explained what was best for the team.

    That said, Ba was the best striker that we have had at the club in the Ashley era – Maybe you can say Owen, but he was a sick note with questionable attitude and Carroll left too soon, but I’d say Ba was better than him during his time.

  • Jib

    Mar 28, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Chelsea bought Ba in January 2013 , Rafa left in June.
    Ba played in 22 games in that period (Coloccini broke
    his nose in February) so he was hardly ignored.


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