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Newcastle Make Their Move For Premier League Central Midfielder

Newcastle have been linked with Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas this summer, but certainly not lately.

However there is news in the Mail today that the 26 year-old, who had a good season for Hull last term, is attracting strong interest from Rafa Benitez and Newcastle.

Sam was named Hull’s Player of the Season and he looked a very good player in what was a poor side who were finally relegated after one season in England’s top league.

26 year-old midfielder Sam Clucas of Hull City

Maybe Sam is one of the players that Managing Director Lee Charnley hinted to the Fans Forum last Thursday night that Newcastle were close to signing?

There are a number of other Premier League clubs interested in the player including Leicester City, West Brom and Burnley.

The fee of between £8M and £10M quoted by the Mail seems a reasonable fee for a player who looked accomplished last season in a struggling side – especially with today’s daft prices in the transfer market.

Sam started his career as a youth player at Leicester City where he spent six years, before he was released.

He then joined Hereford, Mansfield and Chesterfield in the lower leagues until he was eventually signed two years ago by Hull for just £1.3M from the Spireites.

At Hull City he’s looked a very good player and played 93 times with 9 goals for them.

Maybe while we are trying to sign Sam we should also try to get his team-mate and left-back Andrew Robinson,  who is quoted at about the same price as Sam and is said to be another Newcastle target this summer.

£16M for both Sam Clucas and Andrew Robertson would be some great business for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #1

    No thanks Edd on Sam clucus

  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Why all the interest in Hulls players, they were relegated for a reason?

  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Many thanks for your hard work Ed, it’s much appreciated, I hope your recovery is going well……as do we all

  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Add Grosicky to the list, thats a possible 3 players from a relegated club, maybe even 4 if we are still after Huddlestone. I know it is possible to find a diamond in the rough, but four diamonds? Next, please

  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Would Sams extended family be the Clucus Clan?

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #6

    No thanks. He just a shite Jack Colback ❗ 😀

  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #7


    Morning mate
    Don’t go slagging players off on here mate. You know what happens haha

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #8

    = colback.

    No thanks

  • toontaff2

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Clucus Clan 😆

  • ToonFanAbroad

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #10

    Does anyone have any clue and if/when tickets for the Wolfsburg game will be on sale?

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #11

    Morning mate. Think we’ve established that Jack is shite so it’s safe lol. Got my season ticket confirmation yesterday mate. At last!

  • brklyngeordie

    Jul 5, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #12


    Don’t buy into they were relegated for a reason theory, they were set up to fail from the get left to dry by owner, manager walks not really replaced till in dire need of relegation saving in which they then played well once Silva arrived so to dismiss a player ( And I’m not speaking specifically about Clucas ) so easily is ignorance.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #13


    Have you got your seat number mate.
    Are you lower or upper Gallowgate

  • martoon

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Markaccus @4 – That is a terrible pun 🙂
    ShirebrookToon @10 – Good news about your ST – where about in the ground are you sitting?

  • Markaccus

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #15


    I’ll get me coat :p


    I know what your saying, but I still wouldn’t take 3-4 players from a relegated side.

  • jga81

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #16

    He is a championship midfielder

  • giimps

    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #17

    I wasn’t just highlighting Sam Clucas, we were after both their Cd and lb as well as Grosicky and Huddlestone, that’s 6 Hull players and I’ve probably missed a couple , whilst I agree that some of them may be good enough for premier league ,surely part of the blame must reside with others as well as the owner and manager?
    I would prefer to get (where possible) players on the up rather than down

  • Malta Mag

    Jul 5, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Sorry guys but I thought Clucas was a standout player last season and I rate him highly


    Jul 5, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Another Colback. Looked decent in a terrible side but not going to improve on what we already have. Every player this window should be improving our best 11 or putting massive pressure on the starting player.


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