Newcastle Challenge Liverpool For Willian


News in the Mirror today that Newcastle are interested in signing Anzhi’s Willian, although Liverpool seem to be ahead of the Magpies in their dealings to sign the 27 year-old Brazilian midfielder.

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Willian – Newcastle are interested in the Brazilian winger

Willian only signed for Anzhi on 31st of January of this year for a massive €35M (£30M), and he made his debut against Newcastle in the Europa League, but was injured in the first half.

Anzhi have decided to cut their wage bill significantly, and have put their whole squad up for transfer, and that includes the Brazilian winger.

But the latest news is that Liverpool are very close to sealing a deal for Willian, and it seems that once again Newcastle have moved in too late for their target – if indeed Willian is a Newcastle target.

And it seems Anzhi are willing to sell the Brazilian for half of what they paid for the player in January – how’s that for wasting £15M in a short eight months.

Joe Kinnear has been given the go ahead by Mike Ashley to sign Willian, according to the Mirror report, but we’d be surprised if Ashley would pay out £15M for a left winger, when it’s strikers Newcastle desperately need.

And the Magpies shied away from paying £12M for Wilfried Bony from Vitesse in the summer, and the Ivory Coast International ended up at Swansea, who were hammered 4-1 at home by Manchester United today, although Bony scored a good goal.

Willian joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2007 from Brazilian club Corinthians, and as we mentioned he moved to Russian club Anzhi in late January.

He played 222 times with 37 goals for Shaktar Donetsk in six seasons, and in 25 appearances for Anzhi he scored one goal.

Willian has played twice for Brazil and is said to want a move to the Premier League, but we’d be very surprised if he ends up at Newcastle, although we suppose it’s possible, if not probable.

What do you think?

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124 comments so far

  • ToonandGloom

    Aug 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Hahahaha

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #2

    No chance .Maybe in an alternate Universe without Ashley in charge we might show some ambition and go after players like that.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #3

    “Breaking news, Newcastle United join the race for Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney as Mike Ashley assembles squad capable of winning the league”

    Because apparently it’s made up news day…well it is nearly Sunday I suppose

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #4

    ….bugger me could u imagine if this was true haha even Id accept JFK then

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  • toon1707

    Aug 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #5

    No chance well maybe on FIFA or champ manager but no way will Ashley pay out 15 million on 1 player

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  • toon22

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #6

    If some pub team came in to sign him we would lose out.
    Its a sad joke.

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  • Slatymag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #7

    Better value, dare I say it, in France. Or even Holland. Yes there are flights to Holland as well! Probably other countries as well, I don’t know?

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  • ERER

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Why would we sign a world class left winger ?
    We have Jonas Gutierrez

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  • Crow59

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #9

    Willian = 100k a week = never happening.

    Lazy journalism at its finest

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  • toon22

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #10

    MA has built his fortune on peddeling cheap shite.

    This guy dont fit the bill.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #11

    No way at all. It involves paying a fee for starters!

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Mcmanaman on the pitch for 2mins today and sent of for a horrific challenge. And there manager defending him again. Fcuk off owen coyle.

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  • toon22

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #13

    We have JFK travelling the globe getting pissed on trains
    We have a strange flat earth policy where all that exsists is France England and a means of avoiding the press while getting hammered.

    We exsist as a way to make MA money and are a scorce of cheap advertising

    If you want to hurt the far bastard dont goto his cheap shite shops and discourage anyone else.

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  • ochytoon

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Lol

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  • manxpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #15

    JFK DON’T WASTE YA F””KIN TIME ON THIS!!!
    just get a striker in 1st ffs then get a winger in that would actually come here!
    and just seen mctwatermans challenge then his reaction afterwards!
    yep he certainly aint that type of player is he!?
    both disgraceful! wat a c@nt!

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  • Sav

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #16

    I didn’t think he ‘fancied it’ against us and he looks like a bloke who is injured or subbed a lot. ‘Pool are welcome to him. However, that Anzhi defensive central midfielder, the big guy – him we should get.

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  • beddersmag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Slaty and crow

    Cheers for the boxing updates. Always thought cleverly was a bit scrawny and thought this guy might have too much power. Wanted him to win as british but looking forward to seeing the knock downs now he has lost as hes cocky too.

    Kevymartins

    That kid has scum written across his forehead. He nearly caused a riot in a reserve game for similar just prior to the incident with us. Nasty little coward would be robbing old ladies if he wasnt a pro.

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  • beddersmag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Sav

    Have to admit i thought he looked your average disinterested mercenary when he played us but he must have something for them to pay that amount. Liverpool are buying a top side by the looks of it.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #19
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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #20

    Mike Ashley wouldn’t pay 15million for ronaldo or messi, what’s da chances he’s gonna pay 15million for Villiam?!?!

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  • Moe

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #21

    Thank you Ed, you made my day!
    I had such a good laugh after reading this 🙂

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  • Slatymag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #22

    All in all it’s nice to be linked with him, but for what he’s going to Liverpool for (15-20m) surely Fischer would be a better buy. Not that we are serious about Willian, but I don’t rate him at that price.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #23

    beddersmag great post on last thread btw

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  • Sav

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #24

    Jucilei da Silva

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  • Moe

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #25

    manxpie @19

    He’s apparently wrapping up a deal over a drink or something .. That’s how they do it at the office these days 😉

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  • BWFFBW

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #26

    I am laughing at this blog post Ed… we aren’t in the mix for this lad. He is over 10Mill and have you noticed we really don’t sign footballers over 10-13Mill, thus us being in the mix for this lad is a utter joke. Its almost disrespectful to us readers and followers of this blog.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Anyone else concerned that our transfer dealings are done?

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  • manxpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #28

    moe haha wat look like a tramp?
    supposedly it was in london you have really gotta laugh tho
    i didn’t think i’d say this but BRING BACK LAMEARSE!!!

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  • Slatymag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #29

    @bedders

    Aye it’s always nice to see big headed fighters getting knocked down a peg, even though I would’ve liked to see Cleverly win.

    If Froch gets his rematch which he is making noises about ( though I very much doubt he really wants) against Ward then I foresee him being beaten again as well. It’s a shame but if he’d just stop making excuses about his defeat people would have a lot more respect for him. Well I would anyway. It’s part of the game but some fighters carry it off and some just seem like pricks.

    Missed the Mcmananan “challenge”, is the other player injured?

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  • manxpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #30

    slaty nah it was ian harte (remember him?) lol
    it was just an un-needed reckless challenge plus 2 footed he did win the ball but totally reckless

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  • Toon73

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #31

    More crap

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  • manxpie

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #32

    after that pic ruddy…………………..eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmm……………. yes 🙁

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  • beddersmag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #33

    Slaty

    Havent seen the latest tackle myself. I actually think froch does want it. He has improved since ward and with a home crowd and favourable ref i honestly think he feels he can reverse it. Dont forget that ref let ward sit on him all night which rally helped wards cause and it was still fairly close on points. Almost hatton mayweather in reverse where the ref stopped hatton as soon as he got close, and he had taken shots to get there. A ref like that and he would win imo.

    Anyway this is a boxing forum right?

    Manxpie

    Cheers, i do think some have forgotten how good that 5th season was. Short memories or just scarred by the debacle that was last season?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #34

    Manx

    Would be disappointing if that was the case, guess we’ve got to strap ourselves in, take a deep breath, and just hope that we see something that is somewhat more entertaining than the tripe on show last year.

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  • potski

    Aug 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #37

    toon22

    You do know that the “rumour” about Kinnear going to a meeting pissed was a maccem wind-up?

    manxpie/Moe

    Shameful that you think someone having a pint in their local on a Saturday night is worthy of comment. Do you never go out? Or perhaps you are too young for your parents to let you out?

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  • Slatymag

    Aug 18, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #38

    @bedders

    I don’t see why Ward should have to fight in Nottingham as Froch would have it. Regardless though I can only see one winner again as Andre in my eyes completely schooled him, timed his jabs perfectly to knock Froch out of his rhythm not allowing him to fight his fight. He neutralised him almost completely, not saying it was a shut-out but outside of his comfort zone Carl finds it difficult to adapt. And let’s face it he can’t fight on the back foot.

    I still think he’ll have too much for Groves though.

    You’re right though – this is not a boxing forum

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  • the black and white stripes

    Aug 18, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #39

    Looking at the wrong Anzhi player imo, Lacina Traore looks more promising

    http://theblackandwhitestripes.wordpress.com/

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  • BigAl9

    Aug 18, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #40

    Ed i’m sorry but I can’t be arsed to read your blog anymore. You report every bit of stupid gossip going and it gets on my tits. Do you seriously think we are going to buy Willian? or any of the huge amount of players you have reported that we ‘might’ be after. I wish you well with your health Ed, I think your a good guy, but you report far too much. It should be about quality not quantity. Sorry mate, it’s hurts me to say it.

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