Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Man City make £8 million bid for Given

Man City make £8 million bid for Given

Shay Given has again returned to the spotlight on Tyneside with Manchester City upping their bid to sign him from the St. James' Park club.

According to The Sun City boss Mark Hughes is said to be keen on the Irish stopper and an improved bid of £8 million has been made in order for the transfer to go through.

Magpies gaffer Joe Kinnear is said to be unwilling to sell the 11-year-veteran goalkeeper, but it is understood that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley would sanction the sale if an offer of £12 million arrived at his doorstep.

City had initially opened with a bid of £5 million, which the Toon rejected, but with money to spend, and no limits on prices, Hughes can easily trump Kinnear's plans to hold onto Given by offering the magical number which would make Mike Ashley take notice.

The club already has two young goalkeepers in its ranks, as well as veteran Steve Harper who has the skills to step into Given's shoes if necessary, but Newcastle United may never be the same if Given is allowed to leave.

With finances tight, however, Kinnear may have to dip into whatever he can get from the market, and £12 million, plus the money Ashley has already sanctiond, i.e. £10 million, would make up for a nice warchest of £22 million with which the Magpies can buy much-needed reinforcements in an attempt steer clear of the relegation zone.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Saturday January 17 2009
Time: 8:42AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Conor Benn Wins on Points

Comments

0
Shame if he left, but money talks.
Mehzeb
17/01/2009 08:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle - Highlights

Newcastle drew with Aston Villa in the Championship on Saturday.

Vital View - Championship 23rd-24th September

Blackburn collected another three-points with a win at Derby with fellow strugglers Cardiff collecting a needed win at Rotherham with leaders Huddersfield slipping up at Reading.

Audio - Benitez On Villa

Manager Rafa Benitez has been giving his thoughts following today's draw against Aston Villa.

Stats: Aston Villa v Newcastle

All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (1) Newcastle, Villa Park, 24/9/16 Att: 32,062

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Villa MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sels2%
Yedlin50%
Lascelles0%
Clark12%
Dummett0%
Ritchie12%
Hayden0%
Shelvey0%
Gouffran0%
Diame0%
Gayle12%
Sub - Tiote0%
Sub - Mitrovic12%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Sep 28 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Capital One Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot110
2.PieMag63
3.officemonkey50
4.Pellet42
5.Mcnamee6740
6.keggy_keagal35
7.The Owl23
8.billybobcat20
9.McCreery19
10.Rytoon14