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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

  • posada

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #81

    Genj
    Aye don’t wash them for Christ sake. They fall to bits and clogg up the washing machine.
    Wear once and throw away.

    Not that I’ve ever owned a pair mind. Someone told me about it.

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  • Toonces

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #82

    Mark @ 41

    Fog did say “I’d rather him than max tbh, the sole reason being he’s english/welsh.”

    I know what he was trying to say after he added to it but this statement could be taken a Jib described it.

    I wonder what our hit rate is over the past 12 years for English/Welsh players compared to French and other nations?

    Probably about the same or maybe even worse.

    Problem really was that Ashley’s transfer policy forced us to look for the cheapest players hopefully with potential we could get to sign with us. And “good” players for cheap meant looking in France since Carr’s contacts were strongest there. But at the prices we were paying there were more gambles than sure things.

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  • IrishMagpie

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #83

    Didn’t Shearer have it in his contract that he was always the highest paid player? I thought Collo was just the same as that.

    I see Carr listed there, I rated him as one of our better right backs in the last 20+ years. That doesn’t say much but I’d really only have Beye ahead of him and Debuchy.

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #84

    https://www.futebol365.pt/artigo/211246-mercado-marega-tem-dois-clubes-da-premier-league-dispostos-a-pagar-30-milhoes/

    I cannot see Ashley paying €30m for a 28 year old
    However he speaks Portuguese and would be a great
    role model for Joelinton

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #85

    Its a good analogy comparing mike ashley to his donnay sock range.
    Good for one use then throw away.
    Falls apart at the seams, clogs up and kills.
    Mike ashley coming to city near you.

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  • Toonces

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #86

    Posada @ 80

    Certainly hope not.

    Bruce is coming into a job that the previous manager worked hard to improve the standards and culture in the team and staff.

    The players hold each other accountable now. A more professional feel about the team. It is there for him to maintain it and build upon. Would be a mistake not to.

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #87

    Jarrod Bowen getting close

    Perfect replacement for Perez

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 26, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #88

    Something going on at Shite Direct.

    Say ashLIE wanted to take sd private and offered shareholders a 40% bump (from current price), he’d only need £730m- which he could potentially fund with SD’s balance sheet or a sale of us would cover almost half of it.

    So……

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  • Toonces

    Jul 26, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #89

    Irish – that might have been the case and I think the club used that over other players. -saying the highest paid player had to be the captain – which is bollix btw

    But when you have players out performing their contracts as Ba was, you need to bump them up.

    If paying Ba appropriately meant also needing to bump up Colo due to his contract terms then so be it. Wouldn’t be worth it for Colo but Ba’s goals were important enough to do that.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 26, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #90

    Jib
    Hadn’t seen that Bowen was getting closer but hope so . He’ll give his all, damage defences and him and JL could be a handful for opposing teams.

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  • giimps

    Jul 26, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #92

    Mickey, I said this a while ago, maybe selling Shirebrook and leasing it back, selling our club and buying back Sh!te direct is his endgame after all , I really hope so as it means we may be getting towards his final plan, then he sells it to a Chinese Billionaire for 3billion and hopefully retires somewhere with poisonous creatures like him

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  • posada

    Jul 26, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #93

    Toonces

    Jul 26, 2019 at 4:57 PM
    Comment #86

    Posada @ 80

    Certainly hope not.

    Bruce is coming into a job that the previous manager worked hard to improve the standards and culture in the team and staff.

    The players hold each other accountable now. A more professional feel about the team. It is there for him to maintain it and build upon. Would be a mistake not to.
    *****************************
    Comes down to the character of the manager. Also a strong manager.
    Tales were told under McClaren that the players simply ignored him.
    The reported bus incident. He told them to get off. They refused.
    and that was a former England manager.
    Rafa had to fall out with a few. If they won’t join the collective ethos they have to go.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 26, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #94

    As for the cause of Sports Direct’s latest woes, Wilson said it could be a big miss on core earnings, an auditing error or House of Fraser having “totally blown up”.

    For worried investors, there will be at least some more hours for fears to fester. The London Stock Exchange’s company update feed closes at 6.30pm.

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  • posada

    Jul 26, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #95

    Dubai
    Hope your right with some of that.
    However, I don’t think he would pay 700 million for 40% ( he owns 60 ) of a retail business like that.
    It’s simply not worth it.
    Retail is in big trouble. He has failed to realise just how much trouble.

    NUFC is turning into the best business he owns.

    We will have a better idea of the worth of SD when they finally release these figures.

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