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Benitez Has Chance To Sign Playmaker He’s Wanted For Two Years

The Northern Echo is reporting today that Newcastle may be willing to exchange Dwight Gayle for Fulham’s Tom Cairney in a swap deal.

Rafa has rated Cairney for some time now, and he will need to bring in some central midfielders to fill the gaps left by Isaac Hayden, Mo Diame and Jonjo Shelvey who could all potentially leave the club this summer.

Dwight Gayle has shown how good he is at scoring goals in the Championship with 21 goals this season for West Brom while on loan.

And Fulham are an ambitious club and will pay good money to have the likes of Dwight Gayle in their line-up for next season.

Former Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is almost sure to leave Fulham this summer for first-team football elsewhere.

Tom Cairney involving Dwight Gayle?

Fulham were after Gayle last summer, and it will depend on whether they want to keep Cairney in their line-up for next season, but it would be a great opportunity at Newcastle for the Scottish International playmaker.

Cairney has missed a lot of games this season because of injury, but he is back playing again and looked good in Fulham’s surprise 2-0 home win against Everton last Saturday.

He is an excellent passer of the ball and as we said before Rafa has been keen on signing the 28-year-old for a couple of years now.

Fulham beat Newcastle twice in the Championship season, and in both games, Cairney was outstanding and caught Rafa’s eye with his brilliant creative play.

Tom Cairney has two caps for Scotland and could thrive under the guidance of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.

Last but not least – Newcastle may need to use Dwight Gayle in part exchange for on-loan West Brom striker Salomon Rondon this summer.

But if Mike Ashley would pay the money for Rondon we could keep him on Tyneside and also have Tom Cairney in the team for next season.

Sounds good to us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • posada

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Why would we want to sign a complete failure.
    Plays for a team relegated before Easter.
    Certainly no better than what we have.

  • martoon

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #2

    I never realised that Cairney is now 28 so he doesn’t meet the Ashley age policy now! 😉

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #3

    The bloke that come up with the plan to extend St’James’ park sez you
    Just need someone who is a visionary , well , his plan looks cockeyed and all over the shop .

    No need to cause any disruption or turn the pitch 90° .

    How’s this for visionary .

    Extend the Gallowgate in line with the 2 already developed stands and stick 2 new tiers on the East stand right along the terrace, how I hear you ask ? .. put those 2 new tiers on massive hydraulic rams , put them up on Match days, down through the week ..preserving any rules on light and transgression on to Leazes terrace .. Job done ..no disruption and should cost as much as Rainbow bridge to raise and lower . £1.50 .

    75 thousand. Simple.

  • Mindshaft

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Cairneys 28!! don’t know why but I always thought of him as a young player ( although can’t say I’ve watched him much)

  • Mindshaft

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    @onlineguy – hahaha – two tiers are going to be some size even if you let them down on non matchdays – doubt the houses behind will see any light ever

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Anyone from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Journal , Sunday Sun, reading ?

    Your online news , website, is a disgrace, it’s like the clitoris …nature’s Rubic cube .

    Your on line site is the equivalent of British Journalisims Rubic cube .

    Pages jumping all over , takes ages to load , adverts, video’s, distractions a-plenty, broken text, story’s and articles interspersed with more jumping pages and crap ..it’s like whosoever set the pages is on some hallucinatory Mushroom bloody soup for elevenses.

    Get it sorted .

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7


    It can be done and the rows of seating can back fold into the ground . Hydraulics can be employed right along the terrace and disappear at the push of a button. You would get ten thousand seats along there with one tier on top . It’s a doddle !

    Spurs can move a football pitch on air.

  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Online Guy
    Guitar Playing – thumbs up emoticon
    Engineering – big thumbs down

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #9


    Iv tried it with Lego ..works !

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #10


    Yill see . Lol.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Online guy

    Digging down is a way expanding the stadium

    I am sure I posted a link to a study done a.while back

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Mindshaft, Jib ,

    You know those pilings and columns that hold a cantilever stand … well you can have them with the hydraulics inside of them and it would look no different when it’s elevated ..it’s easy to support raise and lower with 8 hydraulic rams hidden in those columns .

    Iv worked it all out with my meccano set ..

  • Online Guy

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Beer..yes you can dig down, your right ..it wouldn’t take much .. but we got to expand the Gallowgate in line with the other development ..it looks lopsided without that .

    A new east stand hydraulic terrace , tier would then bring it up to somewhere near a perfect roof line .

    It would not achieve the height of the other 3 stands when Gallowgate is brought up in line but would get 2/3rds the way and look well ..10 thousand on the Gallogate and another ten on a hydraulic tier would cause little disruption. You could build over the road at the Gallowgate ..like old Trafford. The hydraulic east stand is the answer .

    I’m dreamin.

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Munster……….. You’re the knacka my dear chap for having the audacity to refer to several of us on here as half wits when questioning during the club’s campaign to stay in the PL the sense in allowing a game of rugby to be played at SJP and churning up the pitch.
    As a follow up to your insult I then went on to question the judgement of a man whose first love is a game where there appear to be no rules and three sports seem to have been combined into one. That is in no way denigrating your National Heritage.

  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Charnleys holing a press BRIEFING

    Completely different to a Q&A

    He’ll read out a prepared statement and that will be that, the press may try and ask questions but unless he has a approved response ZIP will be said..

  • Optimistic Panda

    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #16


    Is there a reason you always twist what the club is actually doing?

    If Ashley took a shit in the bog you’d say he’d personaly been decorating the toilets in his spare time.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Apr 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Cairney is not what we need. Very average footballer who barely looked above average in the championship. Rafa can find better for less.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Betty, you are indeed a halfwit if you don’t understand other games but make completely ill informed comments. What do you make of aussie rules? What asinine comments you make. Of course GAA has rules and your analysis is flawed and half witted. So yes, you are a halfwit. Your ignorance is obvious.

  • Jib

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #19

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