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Newcastle To Battle This Summer’s Big Spenders For £15m-rated Winger

Wales Online is reporting that a fee as little as £15m could be enough to capture the signature of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.

Yesterday Football Insider first reported of Newcastle’s renewed interest in the Welsh international. It was reported late in May that Liverpool would give the 22-year-old a chance to land a first-team place at Anfield.

That, however, always seemed unlikely for Wilson to be able to accomplish at the Champions League winners. It appears that after four starts in the preseason, Jurgen Klopp has made up his mind on the attacker.

At £15m, Wilson would be a great signing. The report in the Welsh publication does also say that a loan with an option is something Liverpool would consider however the fee to buy would then be increased to £20m.

Earlier this summer, Wilson’s fee was reported to be in the £20m range so we are not sure why it would have been lowered at this point.

We would hope that Newcastle would be able to beat Villa to this player’s signature. Aston Villa have signed two right-sided attackers this summer and have brought their spending to well over £100m. One thing that Wilson will be looking for is a place where he will get first-team opportunities.

He will likely get that at both Newcastle and Aston Villa but we have to be skeptical that Villa can continue to spend in this capacity. So they may be looking at the player as more of a loan signing than in a permanent move.

Wilson is a left-footed set-piece specialist who generally plays on the right. He has a decent long-range shot on him as well.

He also has a bit of versatility and can play on the left or as an attacking midfielder. We think he would be an excellent signing for the quoted amount and would provide the squad with a very good option in the attack.

95 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1


    I think it can only have a positive impact on us, hopefully they do have financial issues, he will always have SD in higher regard than nufc or any other business. If they are having financial problems then the asking price might well come down and the chance of him leaving for good is alot closer

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Our Toon, totally my understanding too.

    If SD are in the shite and need money to restructure that business then selling an asset would be the way to go.

    Hopefully now if stories are true someone will offer him 250 – 300 and he will have to take it and it’s bye, bye Ash the cash.

  • G

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Isn’t this guy just Danny Guthrie mark 2?

  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    If he is instead of Max it best be permanent and not a loan

  • DaraghL

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    G – In what way is he like Danny other than he played for Liverpool?

    They are completely different players.

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #6

    chi onwurah@ChiOnwurah

    Good to see this reply from the Sports Minister that she will be writing to the @premierleague to ensure #NUFC meets its requirements to supporters group… waiting to find out if she is still the Sports Minister & will follow up

  • G

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Thats what a Liverpool fan described him as on Talksport mate

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #8

    One minute we’re signing an exciting forward with pace skill and charisma and next we’re signing a guy who will disappear in the premier league! I fckin despair these goons are pathetic and with all the money we must have!

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Even Jib has given up his PR role in despair!

  • DaraghL

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #10

    G – Ah ok.

    I live with two Liverpool fans so we have watched him a lot for Derby. They’re really excited about this lad and don’t want him to go. He’s in a difficult position trying to get into that front three.

    I would snap at the chance to buy him. Has significant potential and is a very exciting player to watch.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Looks like Ashley is rebranding his sports retail business.

    Shambles Doings

  • fog on the tyne

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d certainly take him for 15m. Bit rough around the edges but if he can get rid of them, theres a very promising player beneath. I’d rather him than max tbh, the sole reason being he’s english/welsh. Knows english football and would take as long as maximin would, in theory. I’m thinking back to marveaux, cabella and thauvin, all disasters. Dont fancy taken another punt on a frenchy.
    This lad is quick, a grafter, chips in with goals and can hit a dead ball with devastating effect. How many corners, freekicks have we had in last 3 years that have either hit the first man or the stands????
    I’d be pleased if we brought him in.


    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Allan Saint Maximin or Jarrod Bowen? Flair vs Championship goal scoring striker/winger.

  • Toonces

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Re: last thread – that’s right we already have ginger Jack – Colbackayoko.

    In regards to the jersey sales – don’t all the different stores get them from Puma?

    Puma pays the club (MASH, who knows?) for the right to supply our kit and sell Newcastle jerseys. Newcastle (or MASH holdings) would get a cut from the general sales as well, and whatever outlet sells the shirt gets their cut (could be club shop, could be SD, etc.).

    Crazy thing is with the way Ashley has divided up the club into all this mini-companies maybe the shirt deal with Puma doesn’t actually go to the club at all… at least not directly.

    Hurts my heed.

  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #15

    fog on the tyne
    H ben Arfa
    Demba Ba
    Laurent Robert
    Loic Remy

    NUFC have had some really crap Frenchmen playing at SJP


  • hibbit

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #16

    i would be very happy with Jarrod Bowen and Harry Wilson

  • Harley

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #17

    I’d rather go for Bowen.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #18


    Ben arfa played a handfull of good games for us, where he was stellar. Trouble is, for the rest of the time he was a waste of space due to his attitude. I don’t think him and a few others deserve to be in that list alongside the likes of Ginola.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Toonces, the club shop is a franchise of Sports Direct, therefore the profits go to SD. The branding and Intellectual Property is held by MASH Holdings, so royalties go there.

    The club also pays Sports Direct for the right to have them hold stock for us in their warehouse. Millions annually.

    We probably actually make a negative amount for each club shirt sold.

    Football strip asset strip.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Ben Arfa is one of my least favorite NUFC players ever. An utter disgrace and a waste of all those skills. We were not the first or last club he did that to, either.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 26, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #21

    hibbit, as would I – I’d also be happy with either one and Saint Maximin.

    I think we’ll likely get one of the three.

    I do wonder if the fact Saint Maximin is suddenly back with the Nice squad is because we have shifted target. It’s possible, I guess.

  • fog on the tyne

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #22


    I’m not disputing some of those players mentioned weren’t good players, but they were all bought at a fraction of whats been mentioned for maxi. I just see the point in spending that amount, when you can get a proven(albeit championship) player with probably the same attributes and potential for less money. I’ll be honest i havent seen maxi play, but everytime i’ve seen wilson play, i’ve mostly been impressed, he can only get better.

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #23

    Not going to happen, only players to be announced after Linton will be loans and freebies , with 2 weeks to go before season starts you can expect the couldn’t get it over the line excuses to Bruce…. clearly he already knows we can’t get things over the line because we offer low ball fees that are rejected out of hand, Shearer et al have already told him how they work

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Watched Wilson in Liverpool’s friendly game in New York on the telly the other day and was impressed with him. I’d be over the moon if we got him. If we got him the problem would then be we’ve got all these players who can supply assists but no real out and out striker like Rondon to bang them in. Of course we still have Gayle, but we need someone with a real eye for goal at Premier League levels of skill.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #25

    And yes, I know we have Joelinton as our new number nine, but it remains to be seen if he’s going to grab 15-20 goals that we’d expect of that shirt. I certainly hope he can though 🙂

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #26

    Marcaccus – got to agree with you on HBA, on his day a world beater but those days were few and far between – can’t remember how many times I watched him stroll around the pitch giving the ball away constantly , complete waste of talent – he could have been a french great but his attitude was greater than his application

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #27

    So it looks like

    Linton replaces Rondon
    Gayle replaces Perez
    Colback replaces Diame
    Saivet / Arrons replace Kennedy

    Transfer business done

  • yogz69

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Since when was demba ba French?

  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #29

    The squad
    Longstaff S

    I’ve seen worse

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Jib – funny about that french list…

    H ben Arfa – cried to go
    Demba Ba – (not french – but cried to go)
    Cabaye – went on strike to go
    Sissoko – begged to leave to join his dream club ( insert any top club)
    Laurent Robert – mercurial
    Debuchy – cried to go once his mate Cabaye went
    Loic Remy – cried to go
    Ginola – left once KK left and team dismantled – toon great
    Saha – didn’t do much at toon, cried to go to man u

    basically we’ve been a stepping stone for everyone but Ginola / Robert for all our french players

  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #31

    Demba Ba played for Senegal
    However he was born in Sevres
    in the southwestern suburbs of Paris
    which I do believe gives him a French
    passport and citizenship.

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #32

    That squad is very weak, there are very few goals in it …. joe linton is going to need to score at least 30 a season in any combination of a team from that squad

  • Mindshaft

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Demba Ba called himself senegalese ( former french colony of course)

  • lochinvar

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #34

    So Shamblic Dealings have been playing the stock market all day and now say that results will be published at 16pm.

    In the meantime the share price has yo yo’d mostiy downwards like the Mackems league position.

    Someone must be gaining from this position so the Stock Exchange should surely have suspended trading in their shares as this sort of trading is I suspect not entirely within the rules.

    Have they done anything ? No. Why not ?

    Very unsavoury

  • yogz69

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Sorry I doubted your googling skills jib

  • geordietom

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #36

    just to clear this up

    Demba Ba (born 25 May 1985) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club ?stanbul Ba?ak?ehir and the Senegal national team.

    He made his first-team debut with French team Rouen in 2005 before moving to Mouscron and onto 1899 Hoffenheim in Germany in 2007. In 2011, he moved to Premier League side West Ham United. He played only 12 games for West Ham and despite being their league top goal scorer in the 2010–11 season, they were relegated to the Championship and Ba moved to Newcastle United. In January 2013, he completed a move to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, before joining Be?ikta? for €6 million 18 months later. After one season in Turkey, he moved to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.

    Born and raised in France, Ba has been a full international for Senegal since 2007 and represented the country at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

    not taking sides …

  • lochinvar

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #37

    4pm is more accurate

  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #38


    the point fog on the tyne wasn’t about how they left the club

    In a rather xenophobic way he inferred all French players are bad

    ” I’m thinking back to marveaux, cabella and thauvin, all disasters.
    Dont fancy taken another punt on a frenchy.”

  • stan anderson

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Really need not buy anything from the tat shops do we.
    I bought a retro away shirt from KK days and was told the slug even has the rights to the logo.
    No escaping his grubby hands is there.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 26, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Welcome back Jib


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