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Newcastle Go Head to Head With Liverpool For Defender

Liverpool were keen on signing Hull City’s left back Andrew Robertson in the summer transfer window and when Newcastle were said to be interested in the player recently, we were surprised he hadn’t already gone to Liverpool.

Earlier this summer the news was that Jurgen Klopp was interested in the player and Robertson was keen to join the Reds.

Liverpool need to bring in a left back this summer so that former Newcastle winger James Milner can play in a more orthodox position next season, although he improved as a left back last season and got the job done.

23 year-old Hull City left back Andrew Robertson

The news is that Liverpool’s Spanish International  left-back Moreno is keen to leave Liverpool to get first team football elsewhere.

If Liverpool are indeed interested in signing Robertson, we see little chance of him arriving at Newcastle, although he would be a very good buy and Andrew had an excellent season for Hull, even though they were still relegated.

Robertson made 39 total appearances for Hull last season with one goal and two assists and he was one of Hull’s best players.

Apparently Liverpool have been watching Robertson for a couple of years now, so it the Reds decide not to go after him then hopefully Newcastle can move in quickly and sign the 16 times capped Scottish International.

Newcastle need a couple of full backs brought in this summer and Andrew would be an excellent acquisition for us.

Hull have put a fee of around £8M on his head, with  Burnley and West Ham said to be interested. although it looks like Burnley will be signing 23 year-old Leeds United left back Charlie Taylor.

The Glasgow-born player joined Celtic as a youngster, but was released at the age of 15 because he was considered  too small 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 and 10 assists.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 30, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #1



    “it’s folly to sign just anyone for the sake of it”

    I think I’d rather have a mediocre PL player like Dummett – obeying Rafa’s instructions – than some third-choice with no PL experience.

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #2

    Kris Woods

    Very positive #Nufc Fans Forum last night. Open forum and a wide range of issues discussed.

  • cyprus

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #3

    Milner was arguably the best attacking (and defending) LB in the PL last year so why mess with that? They should strengthen elsewhere.

    As far as the whole transfer thing is going, really, no one has been up to much up to now:


    Though I agree with a post above that we have more catching up to do than the likes of Chelsea. I mean, who are they trying to catch 😉

    Some of those released players from other teams aren’t that bad. Pick a couple from there Rafa. Cheap (offset by big salaries but hey). Should have gone in big time for Zabaletta. Captain material, takes no prisoners, skillful. Really has it all and is still going strong. Easily could have continued with City who are arguably better than NUFC.

  • cyprus

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Just read what I wrote above. Yes, the likes of Chelsea are way behind some European teams. Not even sure if the likes of Lukaku will take them there. I mean Costa is better than Lukaku, right? And he’s off. One step forward, one back for them.

    I wasn’t convinced by Chelsea last year, I’ll admit. Even Chelsea fans I’ve spoken to are a bit perplexed as to why the rest handed it to them.

    They reminded me of us last year. Poor performances, results gained.Mark of a champ, I hear you say.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #6

    ”Easily could have continued with City who are arguably better than NUFC.”

    You think……!!!!!!!

    City = Silva
    Us = Colback

  • hibbit

    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #7

    any link please !!

  • lochinvar

    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #8

    NoGo Ojo them
    Liverpool have turned down a number of loan approaches for winger Sheyi Ojo. The 20-year-old has attracted interest from Newcastle, Burnley and Middlesbrough following his success with England at the Under-20s World Cup.(Liverpool Echo)


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