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22 Year-Old England International Defender Wanted By Newcastle

Newcastle have been linked with lots of players this summer already and one of them we really like is 22 year-old Calum Chambers of Arsenal, who started his career at Southampton and last season he played on loan for Middlesbrough in the Premier League.

The 3 times capped England International only turned 22 in January, but he has already made 82 Premier League appearances and he looks a very good player in the making at right back or center-back – and in fact he can also play as a holding midfielder

If Rafa Benitez were to sign him for Newcastle then surely the Spanish manager can bring out the best in this talented youngster?

22 year-old Calum Chambers of Arsenal – good player

The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle are unwilling to pay the £15M asking price for the player, but at some point we have to start paying out the (big) money so we can bring in the players we need.

Rafa Benitez, as we reported earlier today, has to bring in at least one new full back to challenge DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett, with the likes of  Jesus Gamez, Massadio Haidara and Achraf Lazaar having no future at the club.

And two of our other full-backs, Vurnon Anita and Kevin Mbabu, have already left the club.

The fact that Rafa wants to bring in up to two new center-backs this summer is also a reason why Calum could be a very useful player to have in Newcastle’s back-line for next season, with Grant Hanley also expected to leave for a Championship club this summer.

It seems like it’s a waiting game at the moment before Newcastle make the plunge into the transfer market, but that will likely have to come sooner rather than later, with pre-season training due to start two weeks tomorrow.

Calum was brought though the famous Southampton Youth Academy and he has so far played 59 times with 3 goals for Arsenal, before he was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough last season.

He  played only 25 times for the Saints before he was snapped up by Arsenal in the summer of 2014 for a fee reported to be close to £16M with performance-related add-ons.

The youngster made his full debut for Southampton back in August 2012 in a 4–1 win over Stevenage in the second round of the League Cup when he was just 17 and he made his full England debut against Norway in September.

Maybe Newcastle could even arrange a season long loan deal for Calum for next season with an option to buy next summer?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

58 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #41

    Hibbit – Ed’s mentioned an asking price. You’re reading too fast! ?

    Jib – we aim to please…….. ?

    Vask – of course we’ll make signings but there’ve been so many reported links, imminences that’ve so far come to nowt. We’ll just have to wait and see but maybe the readies aren’t yet to hand. Frustrating but as others have pointed out, other clubs’ve done nothing yet. We’ll be ok, I’m sure. ?

  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #42

    Emoticons not showing up

  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #43

    i read Eds number just thought you had a bit more insight into the deal
    why do you always have to such a bitch ?????

  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2017 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #44


  • swemag

    Jun 18, 2017 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #45

    I was hoping we would be in for Hirving Lozano, specially with Rafa at the helm and as it seems we need wingers. It now seems PSV Eindhoven is about to sign him for 20 million Euros. Bummer.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 18, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #46

    On the topic of pre-season:

    I would they did a Huddersfield, with a few days survival training on an island in Sweden. Winning games is the best way to expand the fan base.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 18, 2017 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #47

    Purr purr miaow miaow – cat fight underway. You naughty pussies. Purr purr.

  • Our Toon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #48


    Not sure what the delay is, as others have pointed out clubs haven’t made massive moves in terms of numbers joint them but we are already miles behind these clubs in my humble opinion, not including Brighton or Huddersfield. We look to others and say they’ve done next to nothing but in reality we are already 2 or 3 players short of them clubs in terms of ability and we’ve let Anita go which technically makes us weaker than when we got promoted.

  • chicousa

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #49

    Re: Hirving Lozano
    Recently saw him play for Mexico against USA in a World Cup qualifier. Speed and quickness to burn! He was even giving fits to Yedlin, who is no slouch in the pace department himself. Plays mainly on the left wing, but can play either. Would have been perfect for us! Man City was also apparently interested in him.

  • Our Toon

    Jun 18, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #50

    Sounds like Sandro Ramierez is off to Everton

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #51

    But the lads on here say no transfers go on at the minute wake up .

  • stan anderson

    Jun 18, 2017 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #52

    Its looking like we have done our business.Atsu will be the saviour

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 19, 2017 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #53

    If we make a net loss in the transfer market, will the asking price then go up accordingly. It’s hard for me to believe that all this potential sale stuff won’t be impacting on transfer activity. The old Ashley shuffle. Be warned Rafa, he has form. He certainly has that. I think you need to be all over this. No trust or latitude. Force his hand.

  • lesh

    Jun 19, 2017 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #54


    Ye jest; me have inside information? Not a cat in hell’s chance. Like you, though you’ve probably got more insight into matters NUFC than me, I just read Ed’s post.

  • expatmag

    Jun 19, 2017 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #55


    I dont believe we will sign Florian Jejune this month but I can see us signing him in Jejuly……..sorry…..I’ll get my coat

  • chicousa

    Jun 19, 2017 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #56


    That is some pretty poor punning! 😀

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 19, 2017 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #57
  • Jib

    Jun 19, 2017 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #58

    My device won’t perform that link.
    I hope the club was represented


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