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Newcastle Join The Race For Talented Premier League Defender

Whenever we watched Hull City last season, we were impressed with two of their players – center-back Harry Maguire and 23 year-old left back Andrew Robertson – who had a great season for the Tigers.

Newcastle were interested in Harry this summer, but we were priced out of a deal when he moved to Leicester City for £17M.

The Hull Daily Mail are reporting today that Newcastle  have joined the race to sign Andy Robertson, whom Hull City value at around £8M and he’s worth that amount of money from what we’ve seen of this player.

23 year-old Hull City left back Andrew Robertson

Newcastle need to bring in a left back this summer to challenge local lad Paul Dummett, with Achraf Lazaar, Jesus Gamez and Massadio Haidara all expected to leave the club this summer after failing to make an impact at the club.

Robertson says he does not want to rush into any move and wants to make sure it’s the perfect move for him this summer.

So we suppose the 15 times capped Scottish International is not one we can sign this week.


Liverpool have been linked with the player all summer and we are surprised Andrew is still available and Burnley bid £10M for the player in January and could again be interested this summer.

Let’s hope in this case that Newcastle move in quickly and try to snap up the 23 year-old, because he would be an excellent acquisition for just £8M – but  that fee could go higher given the experience with Maguire.

The Glasgow-born player joined Celtic as a wee bairn, but was released at age 15 because he was considered to be too small (he’s now 5ft 10ins tall) and he joined Queen’s Park Rangers.

He joined Dundee United in 2013 before finally joining Hull City in the summer of 2014 for £2.85M.

He has played 115 times for Hull City with 5 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 26, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #1

    5 million a Sports Direct mug and a Sports Direct bag for life is the latest offer to be tabled. According to sauces HP and Heinz!

  • jazzyp

    Jun 26, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #2


    Do you live near Sports direct.
    Do you know if the new home tops in stock yet??

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 26, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Home tops were in the TOON shop last week not sure about Sports Direct – but TK Maxx were selling old TOON tops either last season or season before at knock down prices last week.

    Of all the players we have been linked to – must be creeping up to 200 – can we least get 1% in this week – be a start


    Jun 26, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Ashley is holding on to his his money prior to selling the club to any buyer. He is in my view severely rattled by the tax investigations which occurred recently into a number of clubs and does not want his business dealing with Shirebrooks investigated. I hope a deal goes through quickly and Benitez is still the manager but fear he will walk. This is Newcastle United after all.

  • KevinLee

    Jun 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    fuxking Cashley go to hell!

  • ToonTiger

    Jun 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Robertson is one of the few Hull City players worth looking at. Ask Ritchie to have a word with his fellow scot. A good option to challenge Dummett


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