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Growing List Of Clubs Interested In Newcastle Player

There are a growing number of clubs who seem to be interested in Newcastle’s 23-year-old central midfielder Isaac Hayden whom we bought from Arsenal for £1M two years ago,.

Newcastle now rate the youngster around £10M after he has had two good seasons under the coaching of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.

The player wants to return south to be close to his girlfriend and young daughter who are living in the south-west of England.

Chris Hughton’s Brighton were the first club interested in signing him and newly promoted Fulham are also interested along with some Championship clubs, who may find the fee a little high.

Isaac Hayden – we’ll be sorry to see him go

Reading, Ipswich and QPR are three clubs who are thought to be interested in taking the player – although Newcastle want a straight transfer rather than a loan deal.

With Fulham also wanting Aleksandar Mitrovic it seems unlikely they would want to pay £30M for the two Newcastle players with the Magpies still looking for £20M for Mitrovic.

And there was news yesterday in the Chronicle that Mitrovic wants his future sorted out by July 25th – that’s a week on Wednesday.

He is due to report back to training at that time after completing his holiday following the World Cup in Russia.

If Newcastle can get the prices they are looking for, then we should have the money to bring in replacements.

Although that is proving difficult with Newcastle still nowhere near bringing in a striker as a replacement for Mitro.

Isaac’s decision to want to leave the club for family reasons has come at an awkward time for Rafa, who is in Ireland with the squad on a week’s training camp.

But that’s football – and that’s life.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Fulham could bring in huge money for Sessegnon. If they do, we should ask for £30m for Mitro and £8m for Hayden.

  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Jail for Ashley
    Are you honestly trying to justify the fact that we aren’t
    spending money because Benitez isn’t a new manager

    No Thicko

    I’m saying new managers tend to be in more of a hurry

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    county down magpie,
    Comparing us to Huddersfield an Brighton is music to Mikeys ears. We’ve spent all but three of the PL years in the top flight, Brighton and Huddersfield haven’t. We’re nothing like those two clubs, the biggest difference is the owners, who seemingly care a lot more about their clubs than ours does.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4

    If he doesn’t give him any money there won’t be anything to hurry for as he’ll be off at the end of the season.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    we all know penfold is slow. i’ll pass judgement at the end of the window. but we have to be careful. last year chelsea kept us waiting for kennedy then decided to keep him. if we’re waiting for other clubs to find replacements for our targets it could backfire.

    one thing we can’t rely on this year is the camaraderie that comes from being newly promoted.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    The next Mike Williamson,
    Contrary to what the loud mouth Jiblets has to say about the same moaning minnies flapping their lips, I kept very quiet and patient last summer over transfers as did many other regular attendees, we got nothing to get excited about. This year was supposed to be different with all the TV money in. Instead we were given the carefully cooked books of 91M losses and a wage bill going up 35%, if that wasn’t preparing us for a massive disappointment this stellar transfer window is.

  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    I can guarantee
    that Brighton and Huddersfield
    don’t have blogs with posters called
    Jail for Bloom
    Jail for Hoyle

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Why would they Jib, if Ashley ran our club with any ambition I wouldn’t want to see him banged up for life.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #9

    I wonder if Rafa will target a Cup run knowing he does not have the resources for the League and the likihood that he will leave. I think he will operate to the best of his ability within the parameters that are set out by the owner. Unfortunately that his little to do with improving the club and challenging for honours.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #10


    Do you still insist the club wages were £144M in the 2016/17 Championship season?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    I believe that we’ll average out to spend what we earn. Same as most clubs not in terrible debt or with rich chairmen. I assumed we’d have 40-50m plus transfers this year. Hopefully we haven’t messed that up with huge wages. I can’t see that being the case. I’m getting nervous too, but I’m glad we kept Kennedy. It made a massive diference having a creative/ flair type in our attacking quartet. One more upfront who can either score or create wouldn’t go amiss. And I’m glad we got Ki, because if Shelvey got injured then we’d be back to the days of no creativity in midfield – think of the Anita/ Colback partnership.


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