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Midfielder To Leave The Club He Loves


Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden seems to be in big demand as he wants to leave Newcastle this summer to be closer to his family in the south.

The Telegraph is reporting West Ham could move for him in the summer.

It’s known that manager Manuel Pellegrini was interested in signing Jonjo Shelvey last January for around £20M.

But he could well have switched his attention to the former Arsenal youngster who has been outstanding for Newcastle since December.

We never thought Isaac could play as well as he has for the Magpies this year – he will be a terrific signing for some club this summer.

Isaac still seems determined to leave Newcastle this summer so Rafa will need to bring in at least one new central midfielder to replace the 24-year-old.

Hayden has put himself in the shop window over the last five months with some brilliant play from the midfielder we picked up for around 2.5M from Arsenal three years ago.

Newcastle can now expect over £15M for him and maybe closer to £20M – he’s worth it with still being only 24-year-old and he’s still improving.

Brighton tried to sign him last season, and they could again be interested and there could be clubs who emerge in the next few weeks who have been watching his excellent performances for the Magpies.

This is what Isaac said after our last home game against Liverpool last Saturday as reported in the Telegraph:

I think I will be going,” “I have spoken to the club about it and they’ve been open and honest with me.”

“I’m pretty sure this will be my last game at home. In football, you never know, so I can’t say for definite, although it’s looking like my last game here.”

“Nothing has changed. It’s not what is best for me or my family to be playing here next season and to be doing the traveling I have done this season.”

“It’s unfortunate but the club know my stance and have known it for a year now. There is no excuses going into the summer. It’s about getting the deal right for the club and for myself.

“It’s a fantastic club. You wouldn’t want to actively try to leave a club when you have 52,000 every home game.”

“But, for me, I have a daughter and a fiancée, soon to be wife, who I have to put first.”

“To me, they are more important than football will ever be. Hopefully, something can be done and the club have been quite proactive with that, so I don’t think there will be a problem.”

It will be very sad to see Hayden leave, but he’s leaving for good reasons, and he’s been very straight with the club and the fans since last summer.

If he leaves we wish him the best for his future – both in football and in his personal life.

He’s such a nice lad – as my (late) mother would say.

Comments welcome.


75 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #1

    rob

    loftus cheek would want more than the customary 25k a week

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #2

    4 hours 17 minutes to KO

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #3

    £35m minimum for Perez and £25m minimum for Hayden.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Sign, Posuela, Martinez and the Portland Timbers midfielder for £20 to £30 million from the MSL.

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Elias Chair for £3m from Stevenage and Bradley Dack from Blackburn £20m team sorted with the youngsters stepping up.

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 8, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ve been catching up on the blog since finishing work, I had a bit of a panic attack.

    Couldn’t find my glasses and it looked like we were being bought by mackems, Mexicans thank fcuk.

    14
  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #7

    essex

    i dont mind hayden going nor perez but i dont see the point in selling them if the manager who ever that may be only gets the first instalment because we have sold them on the drip

    because then out of the 50mill war chest plus i dont know 10mill first instalments we would have to buy rondon + backup replacments for those 2 and diame who looks likely to leave

    it cant be done if we are to move forward and up the table

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Mind I doubt very much if any of those will be signed just an initial wish list by me! 🙂

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    May 8, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Currently looking at this
    https://globalsportssalaries.com/GSSS%202018.pdf

    Because they’ve analysed the date from CIES Football Observatory on the salaries across sport for 18/19 season. Premier league section is pg52-55.

    They’re looked at average salaries at clubs per first team player and comparing them. No surprise we are lower down, fourth bottom.

    Average in the league per player is less than £3m. Newcastle are £1.65m. Take out the big 6 and we are still below the average.

    You kind of see why Rafa brought up the wages issue when talking about wanting to compete with the rest.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #10

    beermonkey

    Aye that’s true, Ashlie does seem to to have his own bizzare buying methods which are completely at odds with how other clubs do business.

    Think someone has tried to work out why he does, probably a tax dodge, does anyone think that perhaps HMRC ought to have a look into it?

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  • RobLeenio

    May 8, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #11

    beermonkey, true dat, but I think we could stretch to £26k
    😉

    Obviously wages could be an issue, but I don’t think he’d demand too much to get out of Chelsea and get regular games. He’s still young and needs to play.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #12

    You notice with players they sometimes take a few seasons and then boom they become a player in this last 6 months Perez is starting to become that player! Would be crazy to sell him now!

    We should be starting next season with the 3 amigos up front fully fit and flying from a proper pre season with the rest of the team improved by additions behind them to provide more chances and be better in possession!

    Even if we get 30 million for him Ashley’s stupid way of running us to make us look like we have no money would mean we only get 5 or 6 million in that window anyway as it’s installments over 5 years….. so we would be back to buying someone who was at Perez level 3 years ago at that price that needs moulded and coached AGAIN!!

    One thing that has went under the radar is Almiron gets a lot of credit for Perez form but I think Muto coming back has also gave him a bit of competition as before there was literally no one who could take his place in the team!

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 8, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Wow so Perez actually hits a bit form manages to get into double figures and people think he’ll be sold for 25-35million.

    Not a chance in hell!

    The club would be lucky to get 15-20m!

    He isn’t a regular scorer or provider, he doesnt even look decent in our team of misfits!

    My dog runs around all day does that make him worth 35m ?

    Are you lot playing fantasy football?

    4
  • NY Mag

    May 8, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Beermonkey,

    I know this is probably gonna get me some amphibious attention…..but why do you assume we only get to spend the first instalment of any player we sell ‘on the drip’ ?

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    May 8, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Optimistic
    You want some chips for that salt 😀

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    May 8, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Ny
    Hiya KBA.

    Might be easier coming from me. Not sure what you’re doing though, this is the day shift.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Have we actually been paid for Winaldum and Sissoko yet?

    1
  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #18

    ny mag

    this window we will only that instalment the rest we will spend as we get them like we do now

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 8, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #19

    Ronaldo

    We’ll see come the summer.

    Well I will as I dont wear black n white tinted sunglasses!

    0
  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #20

    “Essex Geordie Bill
    perhaps HMRC ought to have a look into it?”

    Good idea

    Why don’t you suggest it to toon 22

    😛

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Diego Valeri, the Portland guy, although he’s 33 now, so probably too old.

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  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #22

    ny mag

    our whole transfer policy is shrouded in mystery

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 8, 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #23

    One thing I don’t get though with the accounts that came out, hoping someone can clarify. If Charnley says we had 120m odd for the past two seasons including from player sales but have 11m left over to carry this season, why do we not see this in the transfer dealings these past couple seasons?

    Surely then it would be a case of past two seasons net spend should be reflecting this but it doesn’t.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    May 8, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Just so we’re clear.

    Its Perez everyone is talking about?

    The same Perez who despite playing 5 times as many games as Joselu up until xmas had still scored less goals than Joselu.

    Give your heads a wobble ffs

    3
  • NY Mag

    May 8, 2019 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Beermonkey,

    We also buy ‘on the drip’ so the net effect is neutral

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 8, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Optimistic
    Just pulling your leg lol.

    To be fair, double figures for goals from attacking midfield couple seasons running now isn’t anything to be sniffed. Especially from what you’d class as a defensive minded team.

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 8, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #27

    The club never seems to have the money available from the installments we have had from players sold every season because if thats the case we should be at least looking like a minimum net spend of 40 odd million every season if you take the fees for Sissoko , Wijnaldum , Janmaat, Thauvin etc etc we never ever spend that and always end up in profit!!

    So where does that money go every year? Where does the record sponsorship deals?

    4
  • Mag52

    May 8, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Sell Perez – crazy talk.
    Give him a pay rise and watch him mature into a player to be reckoned with over the next couple of seasons.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Whether we can get £35m for Perez or not is irrelevant, that should be the asking price to put off potential suitors!

    3
  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #30

    ny mag

    we dont buy on the drip we buy with cash
    one of the reasons we got a loan for miggy we pay up front

    3
  • Ron Knee

    May 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #31

    Maybot: “I actually think that when we look at the Liverpool win over Barcelona last night, what it shows is that when everyone says it’s all over, that your European opposition have got you beat, the clock is ticking down, it’s time to concede defeat, actually we can still secure success if everyone comes together.”

    A team managed by a German with goals from Dutch and Belgian players. Don’t think she thought that one through.

    6
  • Ozzy

    May 8, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #32

    I think last year there were transfer rumours about Arnautovic transfer for something like 50 million. His goalscoring record is not much better than Ayoze’s.

    2
  • NY Mag

    May 8, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Beermonkey,

    That’s not what the accounts show…

    1
  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #34

    OP
    Joselu as main striker has scored 6 goals in total for NUFC in the league
    Perez as 2nd striker or winger has never failed to score 6 goals
    or more in 5 seasons
    Perez 177 games 41 goals
    Joselu 46 games 6 goals

    2
  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #35

    lcbp

    rafa has made a profit each season he is been here on transfers its a mystery

    3
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 8, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Ronaldo

    My problem is before xmas the fast majority slated him, useless, get him out the team, Rafa favourite, Spanish speaker etc…

    His form picks up now hes worth 35m, ridiculous!

    Two or three backed him bit the majority wanted him out the side and gone, I’ve even seen posts saying they’d rather see Joselu play because Perez was so poor!

    My stance hasn’t changed on Perez for 5 years, flatters to deceive and I’d happily get rid!

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 8, 2019 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    Can you read?

    I said Joselu was out scoring Perez up until xmas

    Joselu 3 Perez 2, in a fraction of the games.

    In this side this year!

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 8, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #38

    This season

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 8, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #39

    OP

    But Perez as often as not looks likes he can score during games, Joselu seldom does.

    0
  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #40

    The season doesn’t end at Xmas

    1

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