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Newcastle Target Available At Bargain Basement Price – But Can We Sign Him?

During the summer the price put on Kieran Gibbs’ head has been reported any anywhere from £15M to £20M and for that amount we didn’t think Kieran was worth that to Newcastle.

But only yesterday the Mirror is reporting that Arsenal have put a price tag of only £8M on his head and this has to be a great chance for Newcastle to move in quickly and agree terms and sign up the 10 times capped England International.

For only £8M with today’s inflated prices, he would be a great buy for us but Newcastle have to move quickly.

27 year-old Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs – available for £8M

Kieran has played 230 times for the Gunners with six goals and 137 of those appearance have come in the Premier League.

We are heavy favourites to sign the player who can add Premier League experience to the Newcastle back-line, which is exactly what Rafa Benitez is looking for.

Gibbs is still only 27 years old and has just 12 months remaining on his current contract at Arsenal.

One problem for Newcastle may be his wages, since he wants £70K/week which seems to have been a problem for some clubs also after the player and they have already pulled out.

But Gibbs simply has no future at Arsenal and he could do a good job at Newcastle for a few years.

So this is like a test to see when a transfer target is available at (even) a low price can Newcastle move in to sign him quickly?

We hope so!

This seems a perfect opportunity for Newcastle to show the fans they can sign one of our top targets  and it would be a very good time to sign him too  with preseason training starting tomorrow.

It would give everybody a boost.

What do you think?

Comment welcome.

19 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Like you mate I’m a frequent visitor of St James park.
    It’s part confidence and part acceptance of where we are at under the Mashley regime.
    This summer will either be change or as we were,And I’m hoping it’s the first choice.
    My worry is to much Faith and hopes are placed at the powers Rafa supposedly has at the club.
    When in reality the same Regime still call the shots

  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #2


    We’ll be there mate like I have been for over 2 decades.
    But that’s more support for the club, Than what it has become.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #3

    If Gibbs can stay fit then this would be a good deal for us, And at the right age and experience he could prove to be a good buy

  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Arsenal in discussing his contract renewal next year were reducing his wages to £25k pw
    (Wenger’s way of saying “get lost” I suppose)
    We have already offered him 70k pw
    So I think this one is nailed on

  • hibbit

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #5

    jazzyp @2
    i think that’s pretty much where we are all at

  • Malta Mag

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #6

    As much as I’m frustrated at the lack of transfers, it’s not as if everyone else is buying big? Being here on the rock I mix with supporters of all clubs and everyone bar Everton fans are deadly disappointed at the lack of activity.

  • expatmag

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #7

    Just as an observation on the varying issues that maybe holding up Rafas recruitment mentioned on the blog such as:

    Over inflated prices
    Possible takeover
    Lack of available funds due to relegation
    Players uninterested
    Charnley deficiency in negotiations

    I was wondering whether there may be more to this HMRC situation than we realise or understand where the club may be looking at severe future penalties.

  • expatmag

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #8

    JIB @ 4

    and your source is?

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #9
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #10


  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #11

    summed up in one –

    To many people put too much faith in RAFA when the regime call the shots –
    does a leopard change its spots!!!

  • expatmag

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #12

    I would imagine that before Gibbs comes in, Ashley and co. will want rid of Lazaars and Haidara first. Seems logical.

  • expatmag

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #13


  • Nufc-83

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #14

    Charlie calm down we will add quality and have enough to consolidate this season just above the drop zone. We shouldn’t be looking for anything more at this moment.

  • hibbit

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #15

    people have to have hope, give up on that and what’s left

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Overpriced – par for the course
    Possible takeover – reports actually state that an investment is being discussed
    Lack of funds – cut your cloth accordingly
    Players uninterested – only in terms of being newly promoted and a lack of a marquee signing
    Charnley negotiating stance – needs to alter
    HMRC – I would hope Barnes is both dealing with this issue and the potential investment.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #17

    It’s not logical to not get thd players in you need just because you’ve got players who aren’t good enough. That’s Ashley logic I guess, you’ve already got socks why do you need more socks. Get who we need then get rid when teams are desperate. The will find clubs in the meantime we don’t have players we need in and getting use to each other. That’s why we need Ashley to give club overdraft to grease the wheels. Even if it means less in future windows until players offloaded permanently. Loan them out until then.

  • lesh

    Jul 2, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #18

    ‘Newcastle have to move quickly….’ to get Gibbs?

    Ah well, we can forget him then!.

  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #19

    Sorry expat
    I wasn’t ignoring you
    It’s morning over here and I am the Sunday morning full English b/f expert with a house full of hungry teenagers

    I read it on the London Football website

    Givvus time and I might find it again


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