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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Midfielder Very Close To Finally Leaving Newcastle

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 42 Comments

Cheick Tiote has been wanting to leave Newcastle for a few years now and it seems he is very close to leaving the club.

The Mail are reporting he is close to a move to Greek giants Olympiacos, but there is some late interest from Premier League club Burnley.

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Cheick Tiote after scoring fantastic goal against Arsenal
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Newcastle Take Care Of Another Top Prospect

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Like his 19 year-old Newcastle and England U-19 team-mate before him – Freddie Woodman – 19 year-old Adam Armstrong has just signed a new four year deal.

Adam is expected to go out on loan this season, maybe even to another Championship club to get the playing time he needs to develop his skills.

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Adam Armstrong signs new four year deal
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5th Player Goes Out On Loan For The Season

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments

It’s been confirmed tonight that Tim Krul has gone out on loan to Ajax for the season, where he will take over from Netherlands number one goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who has joined Barcelona for a fee of £11M that was announced earlier today.

Tim has been given a one year extension to his contract which now has two years to run and it’s not clear Tim’s career at Newcastle is over.

He is expected to return next summer and at that time Rafa Benitez will decide which of the four senior goalkeepers – Rob Elliot, Tim Krul, Karl Darlow or Matz Sels – will leave the club permanently.

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Tim Krul – gone on loan to Dutch powerhouse Ajax
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Newcastle Need To Increase Their Offer To Get Striker Target

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 106 Comments

Newcastle have been linked for over a week now with 22 year-old Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller.

French newspaper L’Equipe has had a couple of articles out on Newcastle’s interest, although it’s not known whether the 14 times capped French U-21 International striker (9 goals) wants to play in the Championship, although he is keen to play in England.

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22 year-old Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller
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Newcastle After Impressive 24 Year-Old Ghanian Winger On Loan

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 · 20 Comments

Sky Sports are reporting that Newcastle are keen on Chelsea’s 24 year-old Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu, and they want to take him on loan for the seaosn.

Sky Sports Keith Downie says that Newcastle have inquired about the winger, who seems to have played very little football over the last couple of years.

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24 year-old Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu
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