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Are Newcastle Looking For To Add Some Youth To Position Of Strength?

Newcastle were first linked with Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall during the week before our victory over Manchester United in early October.

At the time, a report in the Sun claimed that Steve Bruce wanted to bring the 22-year-old in for a knockdown price in January.

The claim was that his contract ran out in 2020 and that he could be gotten for a cut-rate fee. However, a follow-up report in the Nottingham Post correctly countered that he had signed an extension to 2022.

Worrall’s name has come up again today with the Mirror linking him to both Newcastle and Everton.

The Chronicle has noted that in the Mirror’s print edition, there is a claim that Newcastle are regularly scouting the 6’4″ center-back.

The Nottingham born defender is a Nottingham Forest Academy product who has risen through their ranks to become a first-team regular. He joined the club at the age of 14 in 2011.

Last season, Worrall made 32 appearances on loan under Steven Gerrard at Rangers. This season he has started all 16 games in the Championship for Sabri Lamouchi’s side.

Newcastle have been linked with quite a few central defenders this fall. There are Preston’s Ben Davies, Burnley’s Ben Gibson, and Real Valladolid’s Mohammed Salisu, to name a few.

It appears as though Newcastle will be in the market for a new central defender, most likely this summer. That does not bode well for a new contract for Federico Fernandez, whose current deal runs until this summer.

There’s also Fabian Schar and Ciaran Clark, whose deals run until 2021. While we hope Fabian Schar is in line for an improved contract; Clark, at the age of 30, is up for debate despite his recent form.

Newcastle may also want to get some younger defenders in as Jamaal Lascelles at 26 is the youngest of our 6 center-backs. In that regard, it would make sense that Newcastle scouting some of these players.

57 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Stay where you are lad.At a club that are trying to achieve and go somewhere

  • Mindshaft

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #2

    I can’t remember how many people picked one of our front three as TGS or how many goals but I think Linton and Almiron were on quite a few peoples lists and 11 /12 springs to mind … I’m sure someone will go back through the posts and correct me 🙂

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #3

    RIP Clive James

    Dropping like flies!

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Ron Knee – they say they always go in threes. Jonathan Miller, Clive James and Gary Rhodes. RIP to each of them.

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #5

    never knew moving house could be so stressful , down sizing what a nightmare . doing me head in 39 nine years of marriage 39 years of junk where doe’s it all come from ? …

  • 9

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Is Joelinton any use?

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #7

    9#6 …

    yeah to paint my ceilings when i move house mate … 😛

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 27, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #8

    NY Mag

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #9


    Do a boot sale, your junk will be what someone else desperately wants. 🙂

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #11

    EGB …

    we hired a skip a couple of weeks ago as soon as we put stuff in it was gone , so yeah you are right about what other people want . if i had of know i could of just put it out side save meself £216 …

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #12

    known -even

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #13


    we are down sizing to a bungalow , from a 3 bed to a 1 bed , costing me a fortune for all the new stuff wor lass wants …

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #15

    JoeLinton any good
    I think he will come good but have we time
    It would help if some one would get close to him when we attack instead of thirty yards behind
    Seems to been a problem over the past few years except when Perez played that linked up with our centre forward.
    We also have not broke in numbers or got forward in numbers unlike Villa on Monday and with pace

  • 9

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Hi Charlie,
    Thanks for your view. Do you have any particular reason why you think he may come good?

  • posada

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #17

    The rarest and most valuable skill in football is the knack of scoring.
    Gayle has it.
    ASM, Joe Lint and Almo do not.
    Would Bruce be allowed to drop one of those for Gayle.
    20/40/20 odd million that they cost.

    Don’t think so.
    The mystery director of football whoever he is. The man with the ear of the owner.
    He would say no.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #18

    All best in the new pad Tom! The heating bill will be halved. A one bed guarantees the kids can’t come back free loading. Lol

  • IrishRob

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #19

    How weird would it be if 9 was actually Joelinton in disguise. Lol I have faith in you Joe it’s the manager and the owner I want gone!

  • geordie157

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Not quite on the Kets level of crazy but straight swap Bowen for Almiron….haha

    Joking aside, Bowen needs to be signed, adds much needed quality and goals in the attacking third, competition for Saint-Maximin, Almiron and Atsu, and we can rotate players easier rather than very few alternative options.

    Bowen and Sissoko (Strasbourg one) in Jan pls.

  • 9

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #21

    Sorry, Rob, I ain’t Joelinton!

  • posada

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m not going to write off Joe Linton.
    Hope he does it. I still go to games and I like our front three as players.
    Happy to support them.
    Like their effort, commitment and application.
    Like their attitude.

    As far as Joe goes though I have concerns.
    Takes too long to get a shot away.
    Not too powerful when he does.
    Seems to lack a goal scorers instincts.

    Remember that goal Kane scored a week or so back.
    Went to shoot, waited a split second for defender to slide past as he tried to block the shot, then guided it into the net near the left hand post.
    Can’t teach that.
    Think Joe would have wellied it off the defender.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #23

    I don’t
    Think he will come good As a no9 goal scorer but I think if he was alongside a goalscorer but played he would provide the ammunition
    I think this is where he played at Hoffenhiem – like to know his stats
    Goals and assists
    He ain’t a centre forward tends to go wide play down the right

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Early doors in the AV match Joelinton had the ball in the
    corner of the pen box – he tried a shot when it was clear
    that with his skillset he should have advanced and possibly
    drawn a penalty.
    He’ll get there I’m sure

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Valencia v Chelsea (17:55 GMT)

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Watching the build up
    It’s pissing down in Valencia

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #27
  • posada

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #28

    So, 10% of Man City is worth 370 odd million.
    We can’t find a buyer at 350 million.

    Why ? The new money, Yanks, Russians, Sultans and Sheikhs. They want to be in London or the North West.
    Not that place up North where those nutty people are fanatical supporters despite the fact that they never win anything.

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #29

    irish rob …

    cheers mate dont think it’ll stop the kids gonna be a tight squeeze on new years day when they land with the grand kids though …

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #30

    its on hes goals as well …

  • dougie

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #31

    I’d swap Bowen for Almiron in a heartbeat,Almiron is League one standard similar to MLS, it’s a no brainier.£20 million down the drain.I would swap Joelinton for Joselu as well,what a waste of money.Its all going to plan for the parasite we might just scrape 17th,job done!Another embarrassing season under the slug and his cohorts,oh happy days.Its a zombie club devoid any any ambition as a sporting enterprise.Bruce on the touch line is the icing on the cake,enough to make you puke.

  • geordietom

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #32

    coming out the tunnel now …

    deffo on hegoals …

  • 9

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Posada @28
    Not quite. They haven’t just bought into Man City, they’ve bought into the outfit that owns Man City + 5 other clubs across the globe. Obv, Man C is the bulk of it, but not the whole 100%.

    I don’t think the billionaire potential owners you have in mind give a diddly squat about where their (potential) EPL club is situated on the map; it’s the fabulous croc of gold which a successful EPL club represents which is the attraction. In my humble opinion NUFC are a snip at anything MA can be persuaded is worth his while, say £300m-£400m, or a smigeon more, to get out at not a loss.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 27, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #35

    Family begs to be moved away from ‘neighbour from hell’

    A young family has complained about the ‘neighbour from hell’, who only moved in today but has been accused of terrorising the blocks of flats they share. Lily Bolton, 24, and her partner Steve Moore, 28, are desperate for the council to move him away from the building, which they say is unsafe for their family due to geordietom’s unbelievably shite patter They live in a two-bedroom home in Buxton, Derbyshire, but say they can no longer cope. ‘We feel harassed,’ Steve said. ‘His patter is so bad it has set fire alarms off and burglar on several occasions already today. ‘And we do not have a sound regulated door as the council are still to fit these. I know that people often say this, but he really is the neighbour from hell.’

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #36

    A young family from South Shields has complained about
    the ‘neighbour from hell’
    Apparently her husband works offshore and the constant
    coming (sic) and going , of men knocking her back out
    makes so much noise , it seem like they are living in a car

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 27, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Looks like Jibbers has been on the sauce already 😮

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Chelsea all over Valencia like a rash at the moment

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 27, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Lucky Chelsea.

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 27, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Chelsea GK blunders again.


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