Newcastle Bid £5M For Juventus Defender


There is news in the Italian press today that Newcastle are ready to make an offer for Juventus right-back Mauricio Isla.

Mauricio Isla Spain_vs._Chile,_10th_September_2013

Mauricio Isla in action against Spain

26 year-old Isla was born in Buin, Chile and joined Juventus two years ago after playing for five years at Udinese, and he was Chile’s right back in the World Cup, when they were unlucky to go out on penalties to the home nation Brazil in the round of the last 16.

It seems Newcastle have been watching him in Brazil, and must have been impressed with what they saw, because the news in Tuttosport is that Newcastle will make a bid of around £5M for the defender.

Isla is a versatile player and like many full backs these days he is also more than useful playing out on the right wing, but he can also play in central midfield and as a center-back.

Bu at 5’9″ tall he could be too short to play in central defense, but nevertheless he can play in multiple positions and that would be  a positive for Newcastle.

In his two seasons at Juventus he has played 41 times for the Italian giants, and it would seem he could be a decent buy for Newcastle.

Newcastle were supposed to have agreed a deal for Feyenoord right back and Dutch International Daryl Janmaat, and that was also according to the Italian press – so it’s really hard to know what the truth is.

But this lad looks like a good player, and he’s played 47 times for Chile, since making his debut as a 19 year-old against Switzerland in September of 2007.

Comments welcome.

Written while on vacation in England.


327 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #1

    To be continued Ed…….

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Think we’re going to get linked with every right back in Europe with Debuchy leaving

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #3

    average
    I blame you for this article

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #4

    LR32

    Look, we all know he is full of his own sh1t, and any space left is filled with ashleys sh1t that he is required to spout. There are things that happen at the toon that have nowt to do with Pardew, but there are a few here that can manage to find a way to use them as a stick to beat him with. There are plenty of real ones. Your reasons are one. He is a twisty liar. Mine are another, he is negative and cowardly almost when it comes to the on field stuff. Another would be, not accepting the blame at all, for anything, hiding behind the fact the club have essentially hung him out to dry re players in and out, but ignoring the fact he tries to play systems without the correct players to do so. There is three big heavy duty whacking sticks right there.

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  • nut meg

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Average
    I doubt he’s any use at CB,he’s only 5′ 9″.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #6

    another utility player??
    If his first and best position is RB then excellent, get him in. If he is one of those that are still undecided about what is the best place for them, then no thanks.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Beermonkey

    I was just going to take the blame mate lmfao

    Ed’s wife must of allowed him a dinner break with the speeds he’s getting these articles out at

    Well done ed you stick to your morals 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #8

    So, new lighting at SJP…and to think some of us questioned the clubs ambition!

    I for one take everything negative I’ve ever said about Ashley and the way he runs the club.

    Would have thought he could of splashed out a bit more mind and got a SD light, a bit like the bat signal.

    Oh well, small steps.

    Ed…”Newcastle bid” or “Newcastle will make a bid”…that is the question…

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Av Con

    You need to start hugging more trees, mate, you are out of touch with the balance of the universe 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #10

    HOLY CUT-PRICE SPORTSWEAR IBIZA!!!

    IT’S THE SD SIGNAL!

    QUICK!! TO THE FAT MOBILE!!

    NANA NANA NANA NANA ET.C

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Cheer up Ibiza you muppet.

    As the not so wise welshman on here would say.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Markaccus…Exactly mate. How brilliant would it be to have “50% off @ SD” beamed in to the Newcastle sky?

    Hell, it could even beam up our players names and current value during matches.

    The possibilities are endless.

    Na na na na na na….FAT MAN.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Belfast….You forgot the “ha ha ha”, but pretty good effort there mate.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Nut meg

    I don’t think things like that matter to parsnip mate. Along the lines of:

    Parsnip: Oi you, yeah you! Where do you play?

    Isla: Center mid or right wing boss

    Parsnip: What was that? CB? Great now go mark that striker over there!

    Isla: Which one boss? There’s loads!

    Parsnip: The other new guy, I think he’s called siem

    Sorry I couldn’t resist 😉

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  • Spartak Miserable

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    So we havent bid then, as the title says ”Newcastle Bid 5m”

    Yet the first line speculates we are ready to bid.

    Hideous article

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Hold on…..

    I’m wasted on this blog Ibiza you muppet.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #17

    Mark

    I much prefer sitting around campfires mate 😀

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibaza

    and everyone would have to carry a can of bullsh1t spray in their underpaid orphan hand made utility belts.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Why are my ears burning Ibiza ?

    Ha ha ha

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibaza?… Ibiza :S

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #21

    AC…One correction in there…loads of strikers? Come on now 🙂

    Belfast…There you go! Must be nice not being the biggest idiot on here these days? 😉

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Belfast are you on the troll again….geez give it a rest you muppet!

    Ha ha ha

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza

    I was going to put that was sarcasm in brackets but I felt the blog would get it without

    I guess the troll has taken the average IQ down on here by a good 50% 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Mirkiccis (seems reasonable 🙂 )….”b*llsh*t spray” sounds unpleasant.

    I was walking down the street the other day when I was sprayed with some bulls sh*t.

    How did we get here again?

    Belfast…I’m not sure mate, but don’t take your head out of the oven quite yet…

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m not an idiot Ibiza, i’m an asshole.

    Ha ha ha

    Ha ha ha

    Ha ha ha

    Ha ha ha

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Thanks for compliments guys

    Ha ha ha

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #27

    wait till rossmccormark scores 20 over goals for fulham and we’d regret not signing him for 11m and he’s value would be about 25million.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #28

    A Pizza (ok i stretched it a bit there) :-p

    We went from Batman style SD signals and it grew from there i think 😀

    Anyway, am i the only one who has never been trolled by welsh? everyone else says hes a WUM etc?

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Nah he’s alright to be honest.

    If you ignore him.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyway who’s this ha ha ha poster you keep mimicking Belfast 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #31

    AC…That is a worrying thought….my IQ must barely be hitting double digits now.

    What is it I’m supposed to do after breathing in again?

    Right Ibiza…keep a close eye out for sarcasm 🙂

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Ilove

    A bit like last season in the championship?

    Fulham got relegated mate lol

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #33

    I take everything back, cause he’ll probably read these comments later, and then start annoying me again.

    Leave him alone Ibiza.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on the swans !

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Even if you didn’t say anything he’d still bore the tits off ya Belfast he can’t help it

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Markaccus…Oh good, as long as there was a reason we ended up there and it wasn’t just me rambling… 🙂

    As for Welsh, he’s fairly harmless, but a troll all the same. I just don’t like being told to be happy…i like being miserable and it’s my right as a man…or woman. Solidarity Reg.

    Belfast…You really have to stop pigeonholing yourself like this. You can be both an idiot and an assh*le. Dream big mate and anything can happen.

    ha ha ha

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  • Belfast

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Wales is beautiful….

    I’m off to listen to my Tom Jones album, while I iron my Wales rugby shirt.

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  • banjax

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #38

    It’s called having competition for places. At Newcastle our squad has been no where near big enough to have competition for each place, so it maybe (don’t hold your breath) that we buy two full backs instead of one. About time too !

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #39

    God I’m good

    Ha ha ha

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 8, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Mark, I think he plays the wrong systems with the correct players who could very well do a good job with a capable manager.

    He told us we were going to attack the Liverpool game and go for goals.

    Now, what does he do… Plays 1 up front, leaves Ben Arfa and Gouffran on the bench and packs the midfield with defensive midfielders to sit back.

    Not only is he not going out to attack like he said (a lie) he’s filling the team with players who probably won’t score at all. Basically curl up into a ball tactics and hope u don’t get hit. We lost 6-0 and I sat til the end which was an embarrassment.

    He’s got some good players at his disposal, he just hasn’t a clue how to use them. He instead goes for the plodders who can run all day to make up for the fact they have no plan of attack and they just end up chasing lost causes. That is his own doing, not Ashley’s.

    Ashley keeps Pardew employed, so that is enough of a reason to want him out regardless of all his other misdemeanours.

    Pardew is a chancer and a conman.

    I hope he gets more of the abuse he got against Cardiff in every game until he slithers off to his next job.

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