Archive for tag: Lewis McGugan.

Toon target Matuidi prefers PSG

July 11th, 2011 | 7 Comments |

Blaise Matuidi prefers PSG to Newcastle United.
Prefers PSG ... diplomatically
Alleged Newcastle United target Blaise Matuidi prefers a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Newcastle has been ‘linked’ with a move for Blaise Matuidi for most of the summer but in a recent interview he seems to be expressing a desire to remain in France. Matuidi said:

I have a contract with St Etienne and so I was prepared to return for pre-season. Having played well doesn’t guarantee a move.

My wishes haven’t changed, but there are things I can’t control. I’m a St Etienne player, but what is true today may not be true tomorrow.

PSG are an attractive club, although other clubs could be attractive too.

Very diplomatic and all bets hedged there by Blaise.

Apparently there’s a €15m buy out clause in his contract, which I would think is a bit rich for Toon finances and, although Liverpool and Arsenal are also supposedly interested in the player, it seems there have been no actual bids made for him yet. (more…)

Newcastle allegedly bid £1.5m for Forest’s Lewis McGugan (includes video)

July 8th, 2011 | 44 Comments |

Newcastle United allegedly make a bit for Nottingham Forest midfielder.
Another incoming midfielder?
Newcastle United supposedly bid £1.5m for Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan.

Based on absolutely no evidence that I can find, the Daily Mirror yesterday claimed that we’ve made a £1.5m bid for Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan.

However, as Nottingham Forest are allegedly after Wayne Routledge (now that QPR seem to have given up on him), maybe some sort of deal could be struck with Steve McClaren’s mob.

Lewis McGugan is 22, 5ft 9in high and plays in the centre of midfield as an ‘attacking midfielder’. He has been at Nottingham Forest from youth through to senior career and has scored 31 goals and provided 26 assists in 156 games. Last season was particularly good for McGugan with 13 goals and 16 assists in 45 games.

He’s also played for England’s under 17’s (2 goals in 10 games) and under 19’s (no goals in 4 games).

If by some freak accident the Daily Mirror has got this one right, I would presume he’s ‘one for the future’ given the number of players we already have in contention for midfield places. (more…)