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Newcastle May Find It Difficult To Move Nile Ranger Out

News today that Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave manager has put in a bid for £500K for Newcastle’s 21 year-old striker Nile Ranger.

Nile Ranger leaving court in Newcastle earlier this year

Newcastle tried to sell Nile last summer, and if the reports were to be believed, Blackpool agreed that transfer fee with Newcastle, but they couldn’t agree terms with Ranger, and the Londoner resisted the move, and it never happened.

In October of 2010 Nile Ranger signed a five and a half year deal at Newcastle, with good terms, and that contract still has four years to run, and the terms the Londoner will be seeking will be the difficulty again this summer, and not the transfer fee.

Nile Ranger would appear to have no future at all at Newcastle,  after getting himself into trouble with the law over the last twelve months.

Only last weekend Ranger was rushed to hospital with a 12 inch cut on his arm, after he said he had fell during a night out, and that wound required 21 stitches.

And Ranger is still currently on bail and facing an upcoming trial for assault on two people,  and also separate charges of assaulting two police officers.  Not good.

Ranger had this to say earlier this week on his future:

“I don’t know what is going on with my future.” “It was a good feeling at Sheffield Wednesday, getting games and getting them promotion.”

“I want to play, I don’t want to be rotting on a bench and missing out here and there. Obviously I’ve got four years left at Newcastle and I don’t want to just sit down and get money, I want to play.”

“Whatever team comes for me, I hope it’s high up there in the Prem or the Championship – at a high level – I want to go there.”

For some reason we don’t think it’s going to be easy to move Nile Ranger out this summer, and Newcastle may have as much success  as we’ve had with Spanish U21 striker Xisco, and Newcastle will try for the fourth summer in a row to move him off the wage bill.

That’s difficult when the lad is getting £50K/week, and yet he’s only played 9 times over the last four years with one goal for the Magpies.

We could have the same type of situation with Nile Ranger.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • RonVanDam

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Sheffield can have him for free. Useless f. Squandered talent. Imagine players who would do anything to be on his place

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Simple if he want’s to play sit him out and tell him he only gets to play football if he moves

  • RonVanDam

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Hope both ranger n xisco leave in this window. That will free 3m in wages n be put to good use in buying talented players who want to play for the club

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #4

    I’d try get £1M for the lad as he has the potential but just has a major attitude problem. Chris Hughton seemed to have a good relationship with Ranger so i wouldn’t be surprised if Norwich came in for him.

    On the Debuchy front though i’ve got a bad feeling we won’t buy Debuchy until Simpson has cleared off. I don’t know but i think maybe we will have to wait for the club to clear out Simpson, Best & Ranger so they can assess the situation before bringing in upgraded replacements. Though, on this theory, that would suggest our next signing would be a CDM i.e. Anita to replace Guthrie.

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #5

    Or somebody like Hoilett to replace Lovenkrands.

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Or ofcourse the much need CB. Really our next signing look likely to be CDM, CB & a wing-forward before we consider bringing in a RB & CF.

  • Harley

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    On xisco. I know it’s not his fault he’s on this big contract but surely to god anyone else on here would just want to cut their losses and do what’s best for their career. He’s made over 20 million so far out of the club. Please tell me that is enough to warrant taking a pay cut to sign for your boyhood club.
    I cannot understand what goes on inside the heads of these players.
    If it were me, I’d want to go to where I was happiest regardless of money (even though he has plenty).
    We should block any loan move for him and force him to make his choice!!!

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    what about the replacements for Lovenkrands and Smith though?

  • RonVanDam

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Lille wants 7m for debuecy,we offered 4. Meet somewhere between 6 and 6.5m n sign him. We will recover the excess 2.5m when Simpson is either sold to fulhum or qpr.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Sorry things are always a lot clearer in your head but often less so when you see them in type.

    What I meant is tell him he will have nothing to do with any of the squads and he will have to train on his own with no help from the club.

    In reality what that will do is effectively kill his career, he still has around four years left and to sit out four years of prime football time will be a career killer.

    He says all he wants to do is play football then simple he moves by his own request, if he refuses he is removed from the squad sheets but still has to turn up every day for training but on his own.

    He turns up late he gets docked a week’s wages, he doesn’t turn up he gets docked a week he doesn’t put in enough effort (which the biometric monitors he has to wear will record) he gets docked a week. How long do you think he will last.

    Personally I do not think he has the strength of character to come through that type of treatment and when he kicks off his contract is terminated, simple.

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Hoillet wants silly money

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #12

    Debuchy has a decent but not amazon tournament, can’t see his value being much different from the start.

    Yesterday niafron agreed he had and 8 million euro release clause which isn’t much for a player of his level.

    We paid over 5 million pound for santon so surely we will bid more for debuchy. At 27 we would get a minimum of 5 good years out of him as well, if he looked out of himself it could be closer to 8 years.

    I’m not bothered who we sign as long as the club rate them and get a couple through the door before pre season.

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #13

    @ Cupid

    It’s not that simple.

    Remember the tevez affair? Even after he did what he did once he returned he had to play. If a player is not included in a squad or is not given the chance to play in 10% of the games he can claim compensation from te club for denying him from doing his job.

    We woul end up paying him out then losin him on a free.

  • RonVanDam

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Down side of signing debuecy at 7m is his age, 27. If you look at the upside, most players hit their peak around this age, we need all the beat players we can at this stage to go further than we did last year n battle in Europe. In 3-4 years time when we are in a much healthier position financially n when FFP is in place. Debuecy will still have a good resale value so we won’t be losing
    Much on him n replace him with a better rb when the time comes, he will be 31 by then n may move back to France to end his career, who knows

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Hoilett might want silly money but he also wants champions league football.

    There are teams on Germany which will offer him that. He will not stay in England.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 24, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Missed the Ba thread so here is my two pennyworth and it has already been pointed out on here.

    We all understand that football is a short career so a footballer has to make it count.

    Well in Ba’s situation it possibly even shorter, his well documented knee problem could kick off at any time so he has to more that most maximise his earnings window.

    His knee could go in pre-season training and he would have nothing left of a career then, so to call him a mercenary or a judas for wanting to get a new contract elsewhere is really so narrow minded it’s incredible.

    If I had a medical problem that could kick off at any time I for one would be looking to maximise my paydays, and if that meant re-negotiating my contract on an annual basis then that is just what I would do.

    Ranger could learn a lot from Ba, like keep your head down and be a good professional do your best to make yourself attractive to prospective new bosses so keeping your options open.

    Only a fool would not try to cover his back and anyone thinking Ba is either a Judas or a mercenary can only be a fool for not seeing that.

  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #17

    rich_toonfan @ # 13

    I understand what you are saying but NUFC/ranger I think is in a different place both in events and financially.

    Tevez and Mancini had a falling out but shitty had paid a lot of money for Tevez and did not want to lose out on their investment and he could have gone to a challenger and did them damage playing against them whereas the plastic gangster has none of those conditions around him.

    He is a youngster with some limited potential and a major attitude problem, he is on a path of self destruction you tell him the first time he kicks off/turns up late/refuses to train he is removed from the squad for the protection of the squad.

    He is told he has to keep his end of the contract up in order to keep getting paid but he will soon ***k up it is in his personality to be a dead loss. I think it can be shown that he has had plenty of support from the club but refuses to accept it he was a class “A” ass**le before he came here ad has not changed.

  • BeeGuy

    Jun 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Ranger’s agent won’t want to see him give up his NUFC money. So, figure on paying him all the way through. That leaves 2 options: loan him out and get some of his wages paid, or see if he can play defense. Some Championship team will pay part of his salary and, if not, he is big, fast and smart: all assets for making a first rate defenseman on the pitch.

  • giimps

    Jun 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #19

    Ranger will not just give up his lucrative 4yr contract.
    If the club do as Cupid says and forces him out by forcing him to train alone etc, this will be classed as constructive dismissal and he could (if his lawyers agree) force the club to pay his contract up and sign over his registration papers.
    If he gets loaned out and keeps his head down and gets in with a decent crowd at another club, he may just get on track.
    Admittedly he has managed to mess up at every opportunity so far, but he must get to a point in his life and realise that its not always someone else`s fault, or because he has had a rough upbringing……maybe the answer is to loan him to a club abroad where the path is straighter and there are less bad roads to drift onto.
    I believe he has it in him to be a good player , if only his mind wasn`t so tainted.

  • rotherschild

    Jun 24, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #20

    If Ranger is found guilty of the alleged charges of assault then Newcastle can terminate his contract under “Gross misconduct”

  • melives

    Jun 25, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #21

    With regard to Nile Ranger

    Surely if he is found guilty of charges he will be in breach of the terms of his contract and we can cancel it

    Any long term contract whether it be football or anywhere else will have terms and conditions on both sides


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