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Newcastle Expected To Open Talks For Free Agent In The Coming Weeks – Report

When it was announced a few days ago that Josh King would not be offered a new deal by Everton, the forward became an interesting proposition for Newcastle United. He’s been a reported target for years and fits our profile this summer as he’ll be a free agent next month.

The Northern Echo is reporting that the Norwegian has jumped to the top of our wishlist with talks expected to happen within the next few weeks. NUFC head of recruitment Steve Nickson has close ties with King’s representatives, the ROGON agency, who also represents Joelinton. The group has had a number of targets linked to Newcastle over the years.

The 29-year-old will have plenty of offers despite coming off a subpar year with Bournemouth in the Championship and then with Everton for the second half of this season. He managed just 11 substitute appearances during his brief spell at Goodison Park.

Newcastle could call on our contingent of former-Cherries to persuade King to come to Tyneside. It may prove to be an enticing proposition to link up with Matt Ritchie, Ryan Fraser, and Callum Wilson once again.

Steve Bruce will be looking to add another forward and King definitely fits the profile. He’s got bags of Premier League experience, is versatile, and most importantly won’t cost a fee. Though he’ll probably end up one of our top wage earners with so many other clubs likely vying for his signature.

The report by Scott Wilson backs earlier claims that Newcastle will soon be announcing a new three-year deal for Dwight Gayle. However, suitable offers for the 31-year-old will be entertained in the hopes of raising the summer budget.

Andy Carroll’s second stint at his hometown club will also come to an end this month. Carroll managed just one goal, albeit a terrific one against Leicester, over the past two seasons. Despite avoiding the major injuries that have plagued his career, he was handed just 580 minutes of football this past season.

Carroll’s departure will open up a place for King, who would suit our counter-attacking system beautifully. This signing seems like a really good possibility and a solution to some glaring recruitment issues this summer.

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47 comments so far

  • Mund

    Jun 6, 2021 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #41


    End of the day the new owners don’t have the keys and until then it’s business as usual but with even tighter purse strings.

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 6, 2021 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #42

    England boss Gareth Southgate said he wants to have Jordan Henderson around the squad for his experience even if he is injured.

    Roy Keane – with a dead pan face – has had his say on ITV: “Why keep him? Does he do card tricks? A sing song?” (BBC)

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 6, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #43

    That’s what they’d have us believe.

  • geordietom

    Jun 6, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #44

    Jail , what a childish answer off you .

  • toon22

    Jun 6, 2021 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #45

    Well i totally trust the turd and the bunch of lawyers hes got doing work for him

    Why wouldnt i LOL

  • hibbit

    Jun 6, 2021 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #46

    “End of the day the new owners don’t have the keys”

    well that’s because there not the new owners and don’t look like becoming them anytime soon !!!!

  • Online Guy

    Jun 6, 2021 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #47

    Jail, just a quick one as I am soaking up the Sun on board here and sipping a long cool aperitif before dinner.

    Its a dirty job but somebody has to partake .

    You made my point for me with your words to me yesterday, less than friendly would be the best non confrontational way to put it to you.

    After you’re nasty post to me I was reticent to reply as I did not want to get involved with you, hence less traffic.

    You are a strange fellow Jail .

    Les Misérables


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