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Newcastle Linked With Exciting Duo

At the end of a report in Team Talk about Dwight Gayle’s wages being a stumbling block for Leeds United, a pair of the Whites’ players were mentioned as being of interest to Newcastle.

Kalvin Phillips and Jack Clarke are the two players specifically mentioned though the report does allude to possible interest in more than just those two.

Surely if Newcastle are interested in any Leeds youngsters, they must be aware of left-back prodigy Leif Davis. He was born in Newcastle after all.

Kalvin Phillips-excellent young Leeds midfielder

Kalvin Phillips is a central midfielder who has made 89 appearances for Leeds over the past two seasons.

This past season he has played a more defensive role and actually filled in at centre-back when Leeds captain Liam cooper was out injured from early December through to January.

He is also heavily linked with newly promoted Norwich and Bournemouth.

The Bournemouth link is interesting as Phillips and young winger Jack Clarke were both linked with Bournemouth in April.

Jack Clarke-exciting young winger

Jack Clarke is an excellent young prospect who has broken through to the Leeds first team this past season making 25 appearances. While only starting in 5 of those games, he did manage 2 goals and 2 assists.

Clarke is still very young at 18 years of age. He is right-footed and can play on either wing.

With the disappointing finish to their promotion campaign, Leeds will want to hold on to these two key players as Marcelo Bielsa’s side make another promotion push next year.

With both players being from the area as well as being Leeds academy products, it is uncertain if they would want to leave the Yorkshire club.

These are definitely exciting young players who we like the look of. We will have to wait and see if anything comes of these links but Leeds certainly have some young talent in their side.

We also like Leif Davis and hope that Newcastle are interested in the young left back as well.

44 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 22, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    So another decent player that is from Newcastle that we missed out on ?!

    This is why we need to sort out the academy we should never be missing out on a player from around the local area fair enough if they aren’t going to break into our first team but we should still be able to develop them for a career in the game and possibly sell on fees in the future!

  • dig-n-dig22

    May 22, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #2

    I am sure that we could feed Gayle into a deal with Leeds somewhere.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 22, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Do feel a bit sorry for Gayle being shifted about as a makeweight every season for players in the championship!

    He might decide he wants a settled life for his family so might want to go back down south on a permanent transfer ?

  • geordietom

    May 22, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #4

    whats the count on players linked with us . god this is getting tedious now…

  • Mister Tuff

    May 22, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib your knowledge of politics is just as bad as Lesh. Posting duff/invented info.

    The Brexit Treasurer is called Phillip Basey and the jailbird you said was the treasurer is called George Cottrell.

    Lesh mentioned the European Social Fund would/could provide grants for the NUFC Academy – what a complete load of made up bollix. It is just not used to provide money for privately owned football clubs. Lesh – you need to read the Rules. More made up bollix.

    Post Thursday when Nige sweeps the board I hope in the best interests of UK democracy the loons will apologise for their lies in general, lying rants and trying to deceive bloggers.

  • posada

    May 22, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Thanks for that Mr Tuff, as far as George Cottrell is concerned.

    So, basically George Cottrell has no connection to the Brexit Party.
    Anything further to add Jib.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 22, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Lesh………… There is no hope for the likes of you and your Neo Marxist brethren.
    Our biggest worry as citizens of this fine nation, much more so than Brexit and Farage and by far the biggest threat to this country’s economy and security goes by the name of Jeremy Corbyn.

    This is a football blog and used to discuss football and in particular NUFC. We don’t need members of the hard left coming on here to try and propagate support for an ideology that is a proven failure.

  • Australian Pie

    May 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Lads no politics… simple

  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2019 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #9

    The Times, 3 days ago – A disgraced former aide to Nigel Farage who was jailed in America for offering to launder money for drug lords is a fundraiser for the Brexit Party, it can be revealed.

  • Jib

    May 22, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #10

    The guy with the sunglasses on walking front of Farage
    (when he was all shook up) who quickly darted out of camera view
    was George Cottrell.
    It actually doesn’t bother me much – they are all as bad as each other

    I’m voting LibDem as a protest

  • Jib

    May 22, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Mr Tuff can you find it in your heart to forgive me ?
    I said Treasurer not Fundraiser


  • bettyswallocks

    May 22, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Australian pie………… Quite right no politics. We can all see that it’s nearly always Lesh that starts the political comments and even though he is clearly ill – equipped intellectually to handle these discussions it is not fair that he is allowed to proceed with his ridiculous agenda unchallenged.

  • geordie157

    May 22, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #13

    With Rafa keen on 2 new full backs, can anyone see Yedlin being sold this summer?

    I can see Rafa upgrading at RB/RWB with Manquillo staying as the back up.

    The two Leeds lads are bother very good players, Clarke might not be quite ready for the Prem yet but Phillips from what i’ve seen could be the perfect replacement for Hayden.

    Also what happened to Victor Fernandez, he seemed to be in the first team mix last summer and I can’t remember seeing him mentioned once this season, so assume he’s been out injured.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 22, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #14

    For arguments sake, let’s say interest in mata is genuine and serious. That’s not actually a signing I’d pursue. Used to be a great player, still is but he doesn’t have the legs to fit in the side as we need.

    If we were going to build a possession based side then 100% go for it, but we are not and I don’t think we are looking to go down that route either.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 22, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib – just post accurate stuff not tosh.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 22, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Fernandez has had a lot of injuries but towards the end of the season, to my knowledge he was training again and training with first team squad too as some youngsters get the opportunity to do so under Rafa.

    If we are signing another full back/wing back on the right side then yedlin or manquillo will have to go. Not sure which like.

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 22, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Gayle, Murphy, both questionable futures with our club.
    Maybe some swop deals maybe not, will not know till the man gets signed to a new deal. Simple as that.

    As for all talking about politics on the wrong site.
    Here’s some wise words from Groucho Marx.
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

  • geordietom

    May 22, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #18

    NUFC Blog (Weblog)11:45 Newcastle send bold message to Man Utd after news of Sean Longstaff ‘bid’ – Report

    Newcastle’s response is ” NOT FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE ”

  • Bambams

    May 22, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Longstaff has stated to a few that he is going nowhere. Loves life at the minute and let’s face it, he has plenty of time.

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 22, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #20


    For someone who flaunts blog rules like you you’re very pedantic

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 22, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #21


    If that’s the club response I expect Longstaff will be sold by 1700

  • geordietom

    May 22, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #22

    OP …

    dont think they will sell him . then that would be to Rafa…

    ” the straw that broke the camels back ” …

  • geordietom

    May 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #23

    gotta go out with the missus … catch up later …

    i dont do politics … its deeing me heed in …

  • Rotonda heights

    May 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #24

    we finally get a front 2 that has clicked spectacularly in the form of rondon and perez and a really exciting young midfield in the shape of longstaff and hayden and we could lose the lot!

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Not for sale, it at any price. Where have I heard that before?

    Oh yeah, mike Ashley telling the sky cameras and then short fast forward, we’ve been for sale according to himself twice since that.

  • hibbit

    May 22, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #26

    till Rafa’s future is sorted no decisions will be taken one way or another

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 22, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #27

    I would sell longstaff in a heartbeat to Man Utd for £30m. They must pay upfront and what they see is what they get, once they have paid up front, no refunds. Deliver them a Long Staff that Gandalf would be proud of.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 22, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #28


    Sorry, the month was shown first and the sun is badly reflecting off my phone!

    Lucas Vazquez had only 3 starts in his last 10 matches.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 22, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #29


    Just send them the third youngest and when they realise the error, charge them three times as much!

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 22, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Yeah, would Mata fit in a side that demands its front three press so intently. Maybe in place of Jon Jo, in competition with Ki alongside either Hayden or Longstaff. Rafa would surely have some interest in a player of that experience, pedigree and maturity. Could he drop back into a deeper lying playmaker role in the last two or three years of such a top career and run the game for us?

  • lesh

    May 22, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #31


    Among other things, the European Social Fund can be used to contribute towards training and education opportunities. It does not, nor did I say it did, offer 100% of any costs attached to an approved project and funding is generally dependent on funding provided by partners whether local authorities and/ or the private sector. Never did I say that the ESF would fund an academy.

    How many times do I have to say it – I AM NO FAN OF CORBYN NOR PART OF YOUR SO CALLED LOONY LEFT?


  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 22, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #32

    ……mmm, bit of a stretch. Yeah, great player, but most likely too old at 31and not enough left in his legs to really make a difference to a hard running side like us, and wage demands too high.

  • c-dog

    May 22, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #33

    if we sell longstaff, lose rafa and don’t sign rondon it’ll be goodbye from me until ashley is gone

  • Mister Tuff

    May 22, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #34

    lesh – just checked back – yes you did.

  • Jib

    May 22, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Who will you support ?
    Man U?
    Liverpool ?

  • toon22

    May 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #36

    “But Ashley is not said to be worried about the length of contract talks.

    Instead the Magpies’ owner is prepared to be patient, as Newcastle look to ensure Benitez signs a new deal.”


    You think MA plans to drag this out till August ?


  • toon22

    May 22, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #37

    As for politics

    you always get people who wish to make you think their way

    Think ill just think for myself


  • lesh

    May 22, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38


    I’m not going to argue for the sake of it and can’t be bothered to look back.

    You’re clearly an angry man today and seem to have mood swings. Food for thought?

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 22, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #40

    News Flash, Irma Geordie reporting from a restaurant in London.

    Rafa signs new deal!!!!

    Hold on, Irma Geordie reporting, sorry my mistake he was signing the credit card receipt, he even has to pay for his and Mikes meal.


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