Pieters wants Newcastle United move – but do we want him?

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Erik Pieters smirks during a interview with the media

Pieters - Eager to join Newcastle according to his agent

The agent of Erik Pieters has today confirmed that the Dutch international is indeed interested in a move to Newcastle United after months of being linked. Pieters, who is getting ready for the coming EURO2012 in Poland and Ukraine has a great friendship with our keeper Tim Krul and on numerous occasions has been spotted on Twitter talking about Newcastle United and hoping they keep their push on for the remaining 4 games. We were strongly rumoured to have been unveiling Pieters last summer but it never materialised, however, it seems as if the summer of 2012 may be a year where NUFC work even quicker in the market and secure their targets.

His agent, speaking today said:

‘He was interested last year,’

‘Newcastle United is a fantastic club and I know that Erik follows them because of his friendship with Tim Krul. ‘

With everything said, and of course it is good to see players are interested in moving to NUFC this summer (who wouldn’t at the minute) - do we really need him?

I mean we have Ryan Taylor who can do an good job at LB, as well as Shane Ferguson and of course: Davide Santon.

I think Santon will be first choice left back come the new season as his recent performances have been excellent.

So if we’ve more than a couple of LB’s in the squad - where does Pieters fit in? He has been known to fill gaps in both centre-back and right-back in his time at PSV.

Do we want him?

Comments welcome as always 🙂

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Firebug666: ⏱ 24/04/2012

Short answer is "YES", Pieters could play left back Santon right back...PERFECT!

Andrew Furniss: ⏱ 24/04/2012

Santon can play on either side yes yes without a shadow of a doubt. 

Richarddewaal: ⏱ 24/04/2012

Of course! Personally i think santon is best on the same side as Ben Arfa because he likes to cut in and needs someone pacey to overlap and get a good cross in. All we need now is someone on the LW who has a similar ability to benny boy but plays with his right so we can perform the exact same. Peiters would overlap crossing with his left foot with the right footed winger cutting in, sorted! :) i would say a LB CB CAM LW is deffinatly needed to improve the squad in the summer. If we could get pieters douglas sigurdson and hazard i would be over the moon as i think we would be a match for any one with these players added to the squad... but lets be realistic hahaha! come on the magpies!!!!!!!!!!

Richarddewaal: ⏱ 24/04/2012

---------------------KRUL-------------------- SANTON--COLO--DOUG--PIETERS ------CABAYE--TIOTE--SIGURD------ BENARFA------CISSE------HAZARD SUBS... FORSTER, SIMO, RAYLOR, SAYLOR, GUTHRIE, OBERTAN, BA AND SHOLA ;) WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iToon: ⏱ 24/04/2012

Santon is a RB, but he plays in LB.if Pieters comes to NUFC, He could be LB and Santon RB

Neil: ⏱ 24/04/2012

 no gutierrez?

Richarddewaal: ⏱ 25/04/2012

shit! i totally forgot man, yes of course gutierrez hes our engine!!!