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Report – Newcastle To Go After Premier League Midfielder


The Sun’s Alan Nixon has an article that Steve Bruce is planning to strengthen Newcastle’s midfield with a bid for Everton’s James McCarthy.

McCarthy was linked to Newcastle along with teammate Yannick Bolasie a couple of weeks ago.

In fact, James had been deemed a constant target when Rafa Benitez was at the helm but was always priced out of a move to Newcastle.

James McCarthy– long-term target now available

Nixon says that Steve Bruce and Newcastle are plotting a £5m move for the Republic of Ireland international. McCarthy, however, is 28-years-old and has a history of injuries.

While £5m would be a good deal for a Premier League experienced midfielder, Mike Ashley seems unwilling to sanction a few extra million to get top target Allan Saint-Maximin over the line. So we’ll remain skeptical on this link until we see that a bid is made.

We do have a good core in midfield at the moment with Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Ki Sung-yueng, and Jonjo Shelvey but really should be adding another body for depth.

They are a couple of injuries away from being short. Both Sean Longstaff and Jonjo Shelvey had major injuries last year. There is always Jack Colback who we suppose could do a job as cover.

In retrospect, it seems a poor decision to have let Mohamed Diame go. He’s worked with Steve Bruce at Hull City and has loads of experience. He would be a better option than Colback.

So maybe McCarthy has been identified as a good replacement for Diame. Though we do think if Newcastle bring in another midfielder it will likely be one quite a few years younger.


169 comments so far

  • MarkBro

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Hes useless. Had 2ok seasons..

    Mike admitted he shouldn’t own a football club.

    These are the signings we should expext from steve (never been a dream) bruce and an owner who doesnt give a sh/t

    10
  • hibbit

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2

    why on earth are folk feeding the WUM ???????
    he has an agenda and is working very hard to achieve it.

    #divide and conquer disrupt and destroy

    26
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m sooo not looking forward to this season.

    12
  • bill

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Relegation, here we come.

    10
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    OMG McCARTHY AGAIN!!! Don’t rate this player at all!! He’s just another Colback!

    14
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #6

    We need Strikers, Wingers and Full Backs FFS!

    Not DMF, CM nor GK!

    10
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #7

    Nor CBs.

    6
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Agree Jail for once. But if we got maximus and another attacker we might have a team with sone style which is more than we’ve had for most of the 45 ish years ive been on this gig. I have maintained my sons half love of nufc by holding them in 2nd position behind his new love Liverpool. I coulnt begrudge him. We needed Khaled but hey ho.

    2
  • geordiemark

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #9

    good morning ladies and gents, lovely morning least its not chucking it doon 🙂 mr ballony so ashleys shite direct company hasnt commited fraud aye i think tax evation in belguim says different, if his company doesnt pay that bill there government will shut down his bank accounts and his tat shops there and confiscate the lot, the tax bill will go up and more fines to pay on top of it, then think of the other european countries he has shops in and there governments will be saying the same thing if hes done that in belguim he be doing it here lets send in the tax inspectors, under the leagues fit and proper tests they will order ashley to sell the club and dont forget about our very own tax departments ive no doubts with the news in belguim they be churning at the leash to get stuck into shite directs accounts here

    10
  • jane

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    “why on earth are folk feeding the WUM ???????
    he has an agenda and is working very hard to achieve it.”

    any different to toon22?

    9
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Sorry everyone else: forgot my golden rule – don’t engage in debate with the me tally insane, tell them firmly – I am not prepared to listen to this drivel

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Markbro, peopke said same re jolintin and miggy. Hope for best but mccarthy.. Oh dear. Hopefully only for small beer and we can dump the ging.

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #13

    geordiemark,
    Why engage with him, he’s getting on everyone’s nerves and you’re giving him the ammo he needs.

    13
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #14

    Wheres jibbo gone these days. I miss the old fella.

    1
  • danishmag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #15

    2 weeks till kick off..
    How does it look? Ah.. the usual bollucks from the “owner”..
    Now i just cant wait to hear the excuses for NOT GETTING THEM OVER THE LINE..
    There is at least another 75mil in the bank plus tv money..
    Anything Else than that beeing spend is a load of BS.
    Relegation for Sports Direct FC.
    Newcastle United is NO MORE

    7
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #16

    Munster,
    Who said Almiron was shite and nobody has even heard of Joelinton unless you happened to watch Man City vs Hoffenheim that week.

    3
  • oldarse

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Anybody think of a hobby I can take up this season, cause this football is going to be a nightmare.

    1
  • geordiemark

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #18

    boycott Arsenal

    aye thats true ill ignore him from now on talks a lot of ballony anyways 🙂

    2
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Jail: did you read the abuse I got from Genjikai? So, I am the one in the wrong?

    I answered his question about why I do not agree with a boycott.

    I have also explained why I think Bobbybee is a hypocrite.

    Baaa. Baaa.

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail i havent been on a lot recently so apologies if its been discussed. If ashleys liability at SD is limited, whats the bid deal for nufc? And if he is fined for tax evasion, will that mean he cant be a club owner. If not we are surely just whistling in the wind, which is what most of the screamers on here are doing most of the time anyway?

    3
  • hibbit

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #21

    Munster Mag
    he’s a live and kicking dressed as jane this morning 😉

    17
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #22

    danishmag,
    Were we really after Danny Rose, if so, what was Brewcey told in the initial meetings after the other eleven, I mean two managers knocked the job back. Did Brewcey honestly believe that we’d spend 20M on a 29 year old LB or was the story all just bollorx. If he was told they’d try and bring in his number one targets then surely that’s the first breach of trust when a position he knows is weak has immediately fallen flat, but surely Brewcey knew all this anyway. I’m confused.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Jail you’re not listening. I didnt say miggy was shite? What u on about.

    1
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Munster,
    What did you think of Brewcey playing Jacob Murphy at LWB, are you going to wait until the real stuff starts before offering your astute tactical analysis.

    5
  • hibbit

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #25

    Munster Mag

    any conviction world wide would stand against him, but don’t hold your breath on that that count these things drag on and on and a large majority of them just end up with a settlement and no conviction,

    6
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #26

    Munster,
    ”Markbro, peopke said same re jolintin and miggy”
    Who said it?

    1
  • jane

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #27

    hibbit fair weather glory hunter.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #28

    Tony

    Still pretending to be in America?
    Been up all night defending Jabba ?

    It’s what 3:40 am now at best over there
    Hahahahaha hahahahaha

    Hiya JIB

    7
  • hibbit

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #29

    jane/jib @27

    ya right after 60 years i think deserve a rest 😀

    7
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #30

    Our club is slowly being suffocated by Ashley and, it has to be said Charnley.
    There’s no real strategy; they buy Joelinton who’s got to be a big gamble and then apparently go for journeymen like McCarthey and the Hull city guy whatsisname.
    They constantly go in with ridiculous bids that are laughable!
    Now fatso is here forever! I said previously I was out if Rafa goes but Nufc is like a drug which as we know drugs have a big downside!
    Ashley stayed in his staged interview in the Mail that spurs have a £40 million a year shirt deal cos they’re in the CL and that gives them an advantage. Yes it does Mike so why not at least try to get where they are instead of just surviving? But then I suppose he couldn’t take the money the way he does. Had anyone examined the accounts to find out where the money goes?

    3
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #31

    I am sure that Ed and Neil have visited Chicago so they will know what I am saying is true.

    I will change my avatar aging to The Wrigley Building just for Oldarse.

    I am a bit of an amateur photographer and have been taking a few pictures for a friend who moved to Seattle.

    0
  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #32

    Yeah ive decided to stay up all day from me shifts.
    Hiya toon22
    Did you like my shout out too you on the magpie group twitter? #itsNeverAshleyFault
    Little nufcblog.com easteregg

    7
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Jail just because i was the first to break ranks and say rafa looked to be doing something stupid playing sissoko on the left, dont go getting all bitchy about Murphy I wonder what you would have said if bruce was the manager when we played so cautiously v sunderland at home despite having farcsuperior players, at home, in a six pointer?

    6
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #34

    HOF on its way down the crappa Jabba will need that TV money more than ever

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #35

    LoL
    Genjikai

    4
  • oldarse

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Tony I think it’s best to say your an amateur full stop.

    7
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #37

    Tony

    Hiya JIB

    Up watching the golf ?
    Or pretending to do something else ?

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #38

    See ya Monday morning

    Hahahahaha

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #39

    As for Murphy jail. He always looked like a waste of money by rafa but if Bruce gets a tune out of him then hopefully you will acknowledge that. Maybe his man management ability and communication style, something jonjo referenced negativeky about rafa, will help bring the lad up.

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #40

    Don’t worry though

    There’s always time to sell a few more players

    Still 11 days left

    2
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