NUFC enter three-way tussle to sign £11m West Brom star – Report

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle have ‘shown interest’ in West Brom’s Matt Phillips – but we’re said to be facing competition from Cardiff and Middlesbrough for the £11m-rated winger.

The 27-year-old is one of several players who West Brom may be forced to cash in on following relegation to the Championship and he’s not the first one we’ve been linked with this summer.

Benitez has been credited with interest in Baggies teammates Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson on several occasions this summer, but the Daily Mail now reckon we’re ‘showing interest’ in Phillips.

Here’s a snippet from their story today on our alleged interest:

‘West Brom winger Matt Phillips is at the centre of a three-way fight for his signature ahead of the new season.

‘Cardiff are showing a serious interest in the attacker and are plotting an £11million move.

‘But Newcastle are also showing an interest in the Scotland international, whose future is in doubt following the Baggies’ relegation last season.’

If he was signed as a back-up option out wide then I’d be happy, but I’d be quite concerned if he arrived as Ritchie’s replacement – with Townsend a superior option if we’re serious about improving our first-team this summer.

He has 11 goals and 21 assists in 109 Premier League appearances, having bagged 5 goals and 9 assists in 2016/17, followed by a disappointing tally of 3 goals and 3 assists last season.

He’s direct, powerful and very hard to deal with on his day, but he does lack consistency.

Could Benitez bring out the best in him or would you steer clear?

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4 thoughts on “NUFC enter three-way tussle to sign £11m West Brom star – Report

  1. We are scraping the barrel now. £11mil for this guy. I must be worth a couple of million if thats the case.
    Are loads of players out there that would be good additions to our squad.
    We need defensive cover, winger, no. 10 and 2 strikers.
    Daley Blind is available but looks like he’s going to Ajax. He can player anywhere in defence and centre mid.
    Luke Shaw is better than Dummett.
    Laxalt was good in the world cup.
    Quintero as a no.10.
    Antonio from West Ham is worth the money.
    Townsend still an option.
    Ings should have already been signed up.
    Sturridge would be a gamble.
    Jackson Martinez is available on a free.

    This is just off the top of my head. Ashley just hasn’t got the ambition needed and have not heard anything about a takeover for weeks.


  2. Jack:
    You must be kidding , no thanks , pretty underwhelming

    Yeh I’d agree with that if he was being looked at to replace Ritchie. Not shown enough at PL level to suggest he’s good enough to be a first-teamer at NUFC.

    I think he’d be a handy squad player mind..


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