News from Sky Sports this evening that Newcastle may be interested in Stoke City play-maker Glenn Whelan.
Glenn Whelan – while playing for Ireland
Other clubs said to be interested in the player are Wigan and West Bromwich Albion, but this is a surprising player for Newcastle to be linked with.
Newcastle do need more creativity in midfield, especially in central midfield, but we wonder if Glenn is good enough to be a first-teamer at Newcastle – we doubt it.
The 26 year-old Dublin-born midfielder started his career at Manchester City in 2001, but moved on to play for Sheffield Wednesday in 2004 after playing just once for City and 15 times on loan at Bury.
Glenn was in the side that won promotion to the Championship in May of 2005, and then in January of 2008 he joined Stoke City for a low £500K.
The 5’10” tall player played 159 times with 17 goals for Sheffield Wednesday, and has so far played 100 times with 6 goals for Stoke City.
We’d be very surprised if Glenn Whelan ended up at Newcastle United, but if he does he would simply be a squad player in the attacking central midfield positions.
Newcastle have little cover for Nolan and Barton in that area of the field, with Danny Guthrie not seemingly coming through much on Tyneside this season.
In total Glenn Whelan has 275 first class appearances in his career with 23 goals.
And in addition he has played 26 times for Ireland with a couple of goals.
What do you think?
189 comments so far
Jan 7, 2011 at 6:59 PMComment #41
matty first time ive mentioned saviola on here??
so tell us who would you go for??
look when chris was here he brought in tiote an ben arfa two farn players an there amazing member are old team laurent robert…im just saying sometimes its better to go abroad than sign players from england
Jan 7, 2011 at 6:59 PMComment #42
G – alright, point made, but do you think he could improve us? I don’t know if he would.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:00 PMComment #43
Hamburg have confirmed WIGAN have made an offer too Eljero Elia on loan, if they can get him why can`t?
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:01 PMComment #44
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:02 PMComment #45
excatley colwell pardrew would rather go for seb larrson that elia??
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:02 PMComment #46
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:04 PMComment #47
Seb Larsson on way.
JAY BOOTHROYD to follow!!!
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:05 PMComment #48
Ok, here’s who i would go for:
Adel Taarabt as I’ve been calling for him for sometime. I don’t think anyone would argue that as he can play in a CAM role or out wide on the left
Mohommed Diame – great holding midfielder. would probably want to start all the time but I wouldn’t be surprised if some big teams try to pluck Tiote in the summer and I really like how disciplined Diame is. Just plays in a crap team.
Larrson wouldn’t be my first choice for an out and out winger but not bad by any means.
Scott Sinclair from swansea. Young, hungary, impressive speed and a work-rate only second to most of the players in our team and I think he would work well with AC.
Should’ve gotten Gylfi last year when we had the chance :/ . He’s tearing up the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim right now!
No to Sears, no to Whelan, no to Bentley, no to Keane. Kranjcar would be nice but i can’t see that happening.
So yes, were it me, I would feel confident in our strike options especially if we brought in Sinclair. My shortlist would be (assuming we wouldn’t get everyone)
what do you guys think? not sure about LB or RB cover but have been very impressed with Simpson this year
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:06 PMComment #49
sure pardrew practully said himself were panic buying…..he said we have alot of players injured an need some1 tru the door by sat against stevenage like???
wtf play the young guns against them half are team comes back from injury against the scum lol
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PMComment #50
mattyNUFC @ 39. I was being sarcastic mate. No I don’t think he would improve us now. 5 years ago on the other hand? I don’t think we are even looking at forwards at the minute. Frankly, I still feel wingers and full backs should be our priority.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PMComment #51
CT where did you hear about Boothroyd i`ve seen that somewhere myself?
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PMComment #52
Andy Driver from hearts would be a good shout too. He just seems to be injured all the time
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:07 PMComment #53
Matty I agree that is a very good realstic list
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:08 PMComment #54
just rumours the usual..the only people who really know who we’re interested in are pardew, llambias, ashley and the clubs they’re making enquiries too.
hopefully we will be surprised like in the summer with tiote and ben arfa
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:09 PMComment #55
So in summary……We’ve signed up Arfa and got S Taylor tied down, looks like smith is going back to leeds, ‘Arry has finally dropped his interest in Carroll, Tozer is staying at Northampton and we’re loaning a few of the younger young’uns out – and we MAY be landing Larsson.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:10 PMComment #56
Taraabt is top of my list by a long shot then i`d go for sinclair like the look of him and stupidly quick.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:10 PMComment #57
Don’t we all just love january lol
it get’s annoying sometimes waighting on news tho
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:12 PMComment #58
Please tell me this window closes soon …
Hopefully none of the players mentioned will be brought in.
Then the club will post on the official site the signing of a surprise quality player, we can all stop speculating wildly and get back to actual football?
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:13 PMComment #59
Mattynufc….Templeton from Hearts is a much better winger.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:13 PMComment #60
Good link for watching all the transfer goings on…..you can filter by team of you want…
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:13 PMComment #61
Colwell, 3x sources. Heard first rumours yesterday but wanted to check.
Can`t divuldge directly but an ex player of Indian heritage who scored against scumacks before playing for them???
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:14 PMComment #62
Jay Bothroyd is a player who I don’t really rate too highly, however, I remember watching him make his debut for Coventry City some years ago, against Monkey Heeds mackems, and he single handedly tore them a new backside. If we could borrow him for the game against the mackems next week, I reckon I would go for it.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:16 PMComment #63
colwell- I said the same yesterday about Wigan and Elia.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:16 PMComment #64
Im happy with the team we have..altho a we surprise won’t do any1 any harm:)
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:16 PMComment #65
Bentley has gone on-loan to Birmingham (SKY SPORTS) maybe Seb Larsson on his way to us?
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:19 PMComment #66
CT- with that clue I just don`t know who you mean lol.
I like Bothroyd very good feet i`d take him over Shola anyday!
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:19 PMComment #67
headline:reported interest in stokes david whelan ed dont u mean glen whelan?
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:20 PMComment #68
Sorry Atom didn`t see your post m8
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:22 PMComment #69
one player i would dream of havin is sergio aguero
but ill keep dreaming:(
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:22 PMComment #70
Whelan is a good pro but not good enough to improve nufc, too slow. Wud only be a squad player but defo no trouble out of him! Has to be seb and a no 10 what about tuncay?
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:22 PMComment #71
Rangers accept a £600,000 fee from Birmingham for Kenny Miller
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:26 PMComment #72
apparently there was sometin said bout aliadiere?
no thank you by a mile
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:39 PMComment #73
@colwell Yeah Gio would be a nice Loan deal tbh if we were truly interested in Adel than Gio is same type of Playmaker and would be easy to get loan and maybe view to buy?
I still think we need a striker tbh someone cheap ish below 2 Mill i mean someone like Charlie Adam who may be NUFC fan his hero growning up with Shearer so mite be and he would work ALOT for the cause which we want we dont want another Ameobi type of “Lets no run” attitude.
On the Whelan i would think we would of moved for Jamie O Hara on loan before buying Glenn,Jamie is alot better than him and would be sold or loaned, he works hard and is a good player nothing special but does a job.
Heard alot of news from Leeds ppl we are trading Alan Smith for Max Gradel, would be a good deal if we can do that!
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:39 PMComment #74
Charlie Austin not adam lol
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:44 PMComment #75
I hope not…. rather keep Guthrie….
JP...from The Rock
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:48 PMComment #76
Attacking midfielder from Stoke!!?? You must be joking! I would like us to grab Larrson now and perhaps a classy player like Lavezzi even on loan.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:49 PMComment #77
if theres any truth in this story it signal to me that guthrie n smith are on there way
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:51 PMComment #78
Lavezzi on loan. Hahahahaha.
‘You must be joking!’
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:52 PMComment #79
some serious fifa fans in here like, some of the name popping up are beyond a joke.
Jan 7, 2011 at 7:55 PMComment #80
if we have some money, please sign Connor Whickham now ! Roy Keane sacked then maybe we got the chance .
I think Tottenham don’t want to sell their players to us because they think if let us keep on improve our squad, It will be dangerous for them in the future. Bermingham is not their rival contender.