UK time is: 10:32:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Shearer wants 10m Portuguese winger at Toon

Magpies gaffer Alan Shearer has already planned ahead for the summer, after telling Mike Ashley the club's current crop of players will instigate the same relegation prospects next season if wholesale changes are not made in the coming months.

Ashley has responded with a promise that given Shearer keeps the hapless Toon up, 50 million will be allocated for transfers in the summer.

To that effect Shearer has identified several Premier League players who he considers instrumental to the side challenging for honours next season. And one of them plays for Manchester United.

On Sunday, Toon assistant manager Iain Dowie was sent to scout potential targets at Manchester United's 3-2 win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Under the guise of preparing for the final match of the season against Villa, Vital Newcastle can exclusively reveal that Iain Dowie was taking notes on potential target Nani, a player Shearer considers can fulful a Laurent Robert/David Ginola role at the club.

The 175m tall player arrived at Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 for a fee believed to be 15 million. The player has however failed to command a regular place on Sir Alex Ferguson's side, and Newcastle are keen to tap into those insecurities to try to lure the 22-year-old left-sided winger in the summer.

The Magpies are ready to offer 10 million for the Portuguese ace, and will approach the Old Trafford club in the summer, although an initial approach has already been made, some sources claim.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools




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

The Journalist

Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 6 2009

Time: 7:41AM

Your Comments

NANI- going newcastle HA u must be joking
lathamwafc
NANI- going newcastle HA u must be joking
lathamwafc
errr, 50m? nani? who made that crap up. Shearer will be lucky if he can get 2m out of tight ar5e Ashley.
geordie_mark
errr, 50m? nani? who made that crap up. Shearer will be lucky if he can get 2m out of tight ar5e Ashley.
geordie_mark
The Observer reported that there will be 50m. Not a bad source. =)
Mehzeb
The Observer reported that there will be 50m. Not a bad source. =)
Mehzeb
"The club's current crop of players will instigate the same relegation prospects next season" How many of these players were signed by Keegan "The Messiah"? What you need is some stability, not speculation on who you are going to sign. I still think you will beat the drop, but you shouldn't go window shopping until you're sure!
fifthcolumnblue
"The club's current crop of players will instigate the same relegation prospects next season" How many of these players were signed by Keegan "The Messiah"? What you need is some stability, not speculation on who you are going to sign. I still think you will beat the drop, but you shouldn't go window shopping until you're sure!
fifthcolumnblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Aarons Blow Should Be No Loss (Tuesday September 16 2014)

What's The Point? (Monday September 15 2014)

The Shocking Truth (Sunday September 14 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday September 13 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Match Review (Saturday September 13 2014)

Ashley's Statements. What Do They Mean? (Saturday September 13 2014)

Pardew Smugness Uncovers Truth (Friday September 12 2014)

Aarons Toon Career On Hold (Friday September 12 2014)

Smoke Screen (Wednesday September 10 2014)

More Deals For Away Fans (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. billybobcat 214
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 180
3. officemonkey 148
4. thecorner 127
5. kevinpie 91
6. Wilco 79
7. BLACKBOB 27 76
8. Finn_the_Dog 76
9. Rytoon 75
10. Rexn 69

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 4 1 1 2 -1 4
15. Sunderland 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Q.P.R. 4 1 0 3 -8 3
17. Crystal Palace 4 0 2 2 -3 2
18. Burnley 4 0 2 2 -3 2
19. WBA 4 0 2 2 -5 2
20. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -6 2

Breaking League News

Liverpool: Ludogorets Razgrad Verdict
Liverpool : 17/09/2014 09:43:00
Looking at 15 Years!
Man Utd : 17/09/2014 09:42:00
Rooney Ends Feud
Man Utd : 17/09/2014 09:41:00
Liverpool : 17/09/2014 09:36:00
Match Day Moments - Schalke (h)
Chelsea : 17/09/2014 07:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 4%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 19%
Mid table 48%
Relegated 26%