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Newcastle Put First Two Players Up For Sale

The Sunday People are reporting today that Newcastle are ready to listen to offers for two players we signed for the Championship last summer, Grant Hanley and Daryl Murphy.

25 year-old Grant Hanley was the captain of Blackburn Rovers when he signed him for £5M last summer and he will be an excellent signing for a top Championship club who want a player with massive Championship experience who also has excellent leadership qualities off and on the field.

Grant Hanley – 25 year-old Scottish International center-back

Daryl Murphy is 34 years of age but proved when he got some starts for Newcastle last season  that he can score the goals.

Daryl would be a good signing for clubs who want a striker who can score goals for them as a target striker in the Championship nest season.

Daryl cost us about £3M from Ipswich and has turned into a real Newcastle fan favorite because of his common sense, maturity and professionalism.

Both lads have been good signings, but are now not needed in the Premier League.

Newcastle will be hoping to recuperate at least the £8M we paid out for the two players last summer and maybe even more than that.

Grant Hanley made 16 total appearances for us last summer with 11 starts and Daryl Murphy made 19 appearances, 8 starts and scored an impressive 6 goals.

Daryl Murphy – 34 year-old Newcastle striker

Maybe Daryl will return to Ipswich Town who missed him big time last season according to manager Mick McCarthy.

Wolves are already interested in Hanley, but we expect the center-back to be in big demand with top Championship clubs this summer.

Both of them did  a good job for Newcastle United last season and we thank them for that – they will not be forgotten by our fans.

Comments welcome.

63 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    May 14, 2017 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s a quiet Sunday….here’s an interesting read with a link to Ashington FC and Barcelona


  • hibbit

    May 14, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2

    boro have a fancy for hanley to replace gibson ???

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Why did Hanley get a five year deal?

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Their chairman 😀

  • beermonkey

    May 14, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5


    to maximise the fee when we sell

  • giimps

    May 14, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #6

    I think its probably cos hes only 25 so still a saleable item, especially if he was one of the mainstays of our promotion push ( it didnt turn out that way but we werent to know that then.)
    Probably not on huge wages which will make him saleable too.

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 14, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    Ionut Radu – tuttomercatoweb
    Jordan Pickford – The Sun
    Tom Heston – The Sun

    Callum chambers – The Mirror
    Harry Maguire – The Chronicle
    Kevin Malcuit – France Football
    Gregory Van Der Wiel – HITC
    Ryan Shawcross – The Independent
    Carl Jenkinson – The Chronicle
    Josef Yarney – HITC
    Ben Gibson – The Guardian
    Davide Santon – Tuttomercatoweb
    Jozo Simunovic – The Daily Mail
    Luca Caldirola – Sky Sports
    Mikael Nade – France Football
    Kieran Tierney – The Daily Star
    Brian Oviedo – Diez (HITC)
    Abdul Baba Rahman – The Mirror
    Eliaquim Mangala – The Daily Mail
    Peter Ankersen – InsideFutbol
    Ruben Semedo – A Bola
    Wes Morgan – The Sun on Sunday
    Nathan Ake – The Chronicle

    Gylfi Sigurdsson – The Sun
    William carvalho – A Bola
    Sam Clucas – The Guardian
    Fabian Delph – The Guardian
    Aaron Ramsey – HITC
    Jean Michael Seri – HITC
    James McCarthy – Telegraph
    Tom Cairney – Telegraph
    Oghenekaro Etebo – OwnGoalNigeria (HITC)
    Yaya Toure – The Sun
    Fernando – The Daily Mail
    Gabriel Pires – Marca

    Marcus Coco – Sun on Sunday
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Croydon Advertiser
    Bright Osayi-Samuel – HITC
    Frank Acheampong – HITC
    Moussa Sissoko – CalcioMercato

    Willian Jose – Daily Star
    George Thomas – The Independent
    Andre Gray – The Chronicle
    Jamie Vardy – Ladbrokes News
    Jermaine Defoe – The Sun
    Tammy Abraham – Ladbrokes News
    Jay Rodriguez – Daily Mail
    Daniel Sturridge – The Guardian
    Jonathan Walters – The Telegraph
    Sandro Ramirez – SPORT
    Kasper Dollberg – HITC
    Arne Jakipovic – The Daily Star
    Chris Wood – Yorkshire Evening Post
    Josh King – Northern Echo

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 14, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #8

    I see talksport have ran with the peter ankersen story today, gaining traction that one

  • Tsunki

    May 14, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    So basically transfer related journalism is a spreadsheet of players with qualifying reasons to leave linked to teams who have what appears to be a specific need for their skill set and can afford them. The winner of the ITK journalisf award goes to the one who Permed the best.

  • Jib

    May 14, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Quiet Sunday

    let’s see who “gets” this

  • Jib

    May 14, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    The goalie Tom Heston
    Is he the son of the film star
    Charlton Heaton ?

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 14, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Hanley too slow so he can go. Read him and Murphy out. Murphy deserves praise for his efforts. Hanley has never looked good enough. Good luck to them both. If safc had any sense they’d go back in for Murphy. He’s championship level.

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 14, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #13

    …don’t even read the article above…

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 14, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #14


    Bang on

  • LewSpi v2.0

    May 14, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #15


    I know there’s a couple of auto corrects in there, need to go through and correct them

  • sing in the corner

    May 14, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #16

    Agreed Ed. Two down to earth, good pros who have not let us down when called upon, and haven’t done themselves any harm in the process. Astute signings before the season, to make up a squad capable of withstanding what has been a brutal schedule.
    I will be watching how they go next season, with interest, and wish them all the best!

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 14, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #17

    I think looking at the players we are linked with or have a realistic chance of getting it does show how tough a job rafa has of rebuilding.
    I read fat sam wants hart for 20 million. I have to sat that seems high but if palace do get him I’d want us to have tried as I think despite the odd mistake he is a very good and vocal keeper.
    I also think the links to lots of veteran centre backs is not a bad thing. We absolutely need to be looking for leaders. However I hope we land one who still has legs. I have my doubts about most of the centre backs we’ve been linked with. A dominant centre back is crucial.
    As much as I rate shelvey and hayden highly I think both need competition. Shelvey gets lazy although rafa has improved that so motivation is required. Hayden looks a great prospect however I’d love to see us let colback leave and replace him with better.
    Gayle should absolutely get his chance but it’s obvious we need 2 quality strikers. Ritchie is probably the only player whose place is safe, competition and cover is necessary in every position.
    Left wing and pace are the gaping hole in the side….that needs a top player.
    I’d also like to see an attacking midfielder like sigurdsson to give us something we do no have….diame can go.
    Our fullbacks are interesting for me both should be cover as both have weaknesses. Dummett is steady but we could improve on him both going forward and defensively. Yedlin looks good coming forward but needs to improve defensively….Haidara, anita, Gamez and lazaar can all go.
    All the players apart from youth put on loan can go.
    Whatever happens it’s great to have such a potentially great season to look forward to…. actually trying to be successful for the first time in about a decade.

  • Harley

    May 14, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #18

    I think we’d get 5m for the pair. At 34 I don’t think there’s many championship clubs willing to pay more than a million or 2 for Murphy and I don’t think Hanleys price will have increased with the handful of starts he’s had.
    Even if we get 5m and take a 3m loss I still we’ve had good value from them in the bigger picture.

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 14, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #19

    Harley. Agreed.

  • Jib

    May 14, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #20

    They have both spent a season training with an “A” list manager and his group of top coaches plus being part of a good squad.

    They would be a great buy for any aspiring Championship club.

  • anthc

    May 14, 2017 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #21

    Wes Morgan? That must be lazy journalism. He’s 33 and shite with the exception of the title winning season. The QE 2 could turn quicker. I accept experience will help our young squad but Morgan really is scraping the barrel. It goes to the extreme opposite in another paper about a 38 million player from Portugal although I know they put ridiculous release clauses in. I think rumours and speculation scales are huge because rafa is at the helm. Role on August and we’ll know exactly where we are although I do admit the transfer window is exciting!

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 14, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #22

    If Hart is going for £20m, what would be the price of Fraser Forster? We can always sell Krul & Sels, apparently Sels cost £6.5m!!!

  • Bobbybee

    May 14, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Decent games to watch today. First one’s a tricky choice. I’d like to see the Championship season finish by watching Huddersfield v Sheff Weds, BUT I also want to watch Hull at Palace. If Hull win it pulls Hippo Heed right into the fray and seeing that smug look wiped would make my weekend. Hull can’t win away much, so there’s the risk of seeing that smug smile broaden. Decisions decisions.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 14, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    What a strange world we live in these days -especially with all the various social media platforms and how they are used by individuals.

    You’ve probably heard of the famous Boston Strangler, more recently in the UK we’ve had the Suffolk strangler and now we appear to have a Toon Strangler.
    Isaac Hayden has been tweeting that he likes to choke his lady friends in the boudoir – what’s all that about?

    He has also been sending frontal images, revealing his tadger, to a lady he was pursuing – what’s all that about??

    Going off him a bit now.


  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #25

    After listening to how bad them lot down tge road were yesterday Hull don’t really deserve to stay up after getting beat off them last week. I think a point keeps Palace safe so I think they’ll do that today.

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #26

    Footballers. ..they all seem to fancy sending photos of themselves. Seems it’s the trend of the youth these days. Sad really. As for the choking.

  • Bobbybee

    May 14, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #27

    On a good note, nice to see Dummett in the Pundits Championship team of the season. He’s improved steadily through the season under the tutelage of Rafa and despite the haters, has held his place well. I always find it odd that the players our fans like to go after the most tend to be home grown ones. Is it that we expect more off local lads?

  • lesh

    May 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #28

    Mister Tuff

    If that’s right about Hayden, Rafa needs to have strong words with him before it all gets out of hand and he becomes a liability to us.

  • Jib

    May 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #29

    yer right
    Shearer seems to be the exception

    Stevie Watson gots loads of flak

    Since retiring Beardsley has become the target of the boo-boys that never even saw his sublime skills in the flesh.

  • magspuggy

    May 14, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #30

    Nowt wrong with wanting to choke your lass
    Last time her indoors went wild with my credit card i wanted to throttle her.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #31

    Dummet has done a great job this season but I think that’s because like Gouffran he has found his level, I think he should be kept as a utility defender but I’d be disappointed if he was a regular starter. Equally as disappointed if Gouffran is still here.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #32

    Clark never got any flak or Carroll, Ameobi was well…..

  • Bobbybee

    May 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #33

    Dummett would make a good three at the back player, being a solid enough defender, should Rafa choose to go that way. Never make a wing back though! 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Footballers need educating on the pit falls of being set up. Did that girl tell the morally righteous Daily Star because she was disgusted or because they’d give her 2K.

  • Jib

    May 14, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #35

    Jail for Ashley
    Do you know for a fact it was a lass
    It could just have easily been a journo

  • AncientC

    May 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #36

    ‘Tony Xia admits dire situation, as Aston Villa won’t have any net spending on players for next season.’ From ‘TheMag.’

    It is laudable that Xia will admit not being able to have a net spend is a “dire situation.” 7 out of the last 8 seasons has resulted in no net spend for Newcastle. Considering that Benitez has to generate all his funds for this coming season – I certainly hope there will be a net spend this summer. Signalling that Benitez has to generate all his own funds, it is touch-and-go on that one.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 14, 2017 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Obviously not. Whether it was or not he has been stitched up lije a kipper.

  • carl

    May 14, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #38

    The blog increasingly term it Tuffonomics. What it is and why it is dangerous all incapsulated above. He really is a two legged stool. If he’s not targetting toon fans who add to the football knowledge on the blog and driving them away he’s employing his judgmental agenda on up and coming young players. When it suits his agenda and to attempt to close down debate he blames it on the London press.
    You can’t always get what you want but it would be nice to have “one of our own” as I fancy singing his name and that he’s one of our own. I realise it’s not original.

    We’ve always had some fans who scapegoat locally born players and it’s my experience that they rarely if ever actually watch them at junior levels through the academy and playing regularly at SJP.

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 14, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Seen the link to mattia destro. Never seen him before but looking at videos of him he at least seems to have tight defending against him when he scored however a few if the goals the keeper should have scored. Looks a battler though with a lot of skill. As long as he’s not meant to be the main striker I’d say he’s worth a punt at a reasonable price and wage.

  • magspuggy

    May 14, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #40

    I would fine him a months wages for the bad press

    Nowt to do with getting set up hes been a fool

    We should expect better from our players.

    Too much stamina a few extra laps around the park will help with that..


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