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Are Newcastle Interested In Wes Brown?

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Newcastle are one of seven clubs interested in signing Manchester United defender Wes Brown in January.

Wes Brown – available in January?

The clubs are said to be Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Everton, Birmingham City, West Bromwich and Newcastle United.

Wes has started just five games so far this season, and although there has been news in the past of him leaving the Red Devils,  he could indeed opt to move on this month, to get some playing time elsewhere.

The Longsight, Manchester born player can operate at right back or center-back,  and would offer Newcastle good defensive cover, and of course he has vast experience, having played for Manchester United in the European Champions League every one of his 12 seasons as part of the first team squad.

Wes joined Manchester United when he was 12 years old and it is the only club he has ever played for making a total of 355 appearances with 4 goals, and it was back in May of 1998 that he made his debut against Leeds United, coming on as a substitute.

If Alex Ferguson lets the player go, there is likely to be lots of interested clubs in this very experienced defender, but it would be unlikely that Newcastle could attract him to Tyneside, and he’s a little old for the type of player Newcastle want to sign these days.

And given the distinct lack of success of the Sol Campbell signing last summer, owner Mike Ashley is unlikely to be persuaded again to move for an older player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #1

    I cant see it somehow!

  • dublin mag steve

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #2

    of course newcastle would be interested in wes brown hes an england international who can play right back or centre back unfortunatly for us i fail to believe if hes available he wont get offers from clubs challenging for europe we are just not back in the positioning of challenging clubs for top targets at the moment the only way to get is by blowing other teams out of the water financially but them days are gone for the moment also would be a great signing tho.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #3

    News is slow today!?

  • geordie_india

    Jan 12, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #4

    No way!

  • Toonkistan

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    i dont like him or rate him for that matter….next one pls

  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6

    i think even if he was available our priority in the transfer window is further up the field, he is a good proven player with lots of experience but im pretty sure his wage demands would put ashley and co off if pardew was interested

  • jarra geordie

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    another day another name linked with a move in or out of the club.

    For the people who are all aboard the Tarrabt band wagon I’d like you to remember Darren Huckerby and consider the fact he looked great at the second tier of english football. However he was NEVER able to replicate that form in the top division and Taraabt seems like he might fit into the category. Only time will tell

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #8

    I agree with Gateshead-Mag.

    Our biggest problems are Midfield (Crossing) Upfront (Scoring)

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #9

    just another name chucked into ring and just another day of tittle tattle
    keeps you on your toes though, ile probably be writing the same comment at the end of january when its to late to sign anyone and the team is running on fumes

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Latest Transfer news:
    > Liverpoo now want Charlie Adam.
    > The unwashed have had an offer for Stewart Downing rejected.
    > Villa want Maynor Figueroa and Hugo Rodallega from Wigan.
    > Villa put off by £6M price tag on Bartoon’s head.

  • wynsleap

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #11

    Wes Brown?
    I think we’ll pass on that one thank you.
    …… and the next.

  • The Leazus End

    Jan 12, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    next we will be linked with mother brown

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Then Mother f*****

  • cheikplease

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Would be just like the Nicky Butt signing – he would see it as a step down. Doesn’t really meet our criteria as an up and coming youngster either

  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 12, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #15

    i’d take him, but doubt he’ll be leaving


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