Reports Newcastle Agree Fee For Chilean International

More news of Newcastle today on the transfer front,  and we have been linked with a Chilean International who has just turned 26 – so he’s at the right age.

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Mauricio Isla – we know what he looks like in black and white stripes

The news is coming from reports originating in Chile,  with Newcastle said to be interested in the versatile right-sided player Mauricio Isla, who is currently at Juventus, and was part of Chile’s World Cup squad in Brazil.

The news is that Isla is close to a move to Newcastle United for about £7.6M,  after the two clubs have said to have reached an agreement on the fee.

Isla is certainly versatile and can play at full-back, on the wing or in central midfield, and over the last two seasons he has not had a lot of playing time for Juventus, since he moved there from Udinese in June of 2012.

In the last two seasons in Italy he has played about 20 times in each season, and he would like to get more playing time at another club.

The 5’9¨ tall player made his debut for Chile at the young age of 19 in a friendly against Switzerland, way back in September 2007.

In that same year he moved to Italian club Udinese from Chilean club Universidad Catolica, and stayed there for five seasons.

Right back seems to be his best position, but that will not be were he plays at Newcastle if he does arrive on Tyneside, and he could be used on the right wing or in central midfield, with Jan Janmaat of Feyenoord having already been signed by Newcastle.

Mauricio Isla was in the Chilean World Cup squad in Brazil, and he played every minute of Chile’s four World Cup games.

But with Newcastle needing strikers, a center-back and a midfield play-maker this seems a strange move by Newcastle – if the news in Chile is true.

If Isla does move to Newcastle,  it will be the third club in a row he’s played for  who play in black and white stripes.

That’s got to be a hint this news is true. 😀

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108 comments so far

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Rushed article? Take your time, we can wait.
    I’d take him as long as it’s not at the detriment of a signing a striker. Where is the striker!?

  • roblee7

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Spoof, yeah nothing has changed and to be honest I can’t see it changing. I’m just saying, you never know. Perhaps as ridiculous as it sounds the reason we’ve not signed players in the past is because we’ve not had the people needed to actually make signings in the first place. I mean Joe Kinnear? That was mental and little wonder we signed nobody. Charnley could be the key for all we know. Thats what I think gets to everyone, we know so little about the ins and outs at our club these days. But I have to say, I’m trying to stay positive until the window closes and am very happy with what we’ve brought in so far

  • Spoof

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Now that’s a much better strip ????

  • krijo

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #4

    thats oen mssey artilec..

  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Should my ears be burning?

    Ha ha ha

    Kilcline you legend.
    I now remember why I always liked you mate! I hope you’re well.

    Ibiza, Jesper, shut it.

  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s not true according to the twatter local journalist crew.

  • Spoof

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #7


    lets hope so, certainly Charnley has done a decent job, the chances are due to how the squad was he was given a bit more rope but credit where it’s due he has used that extra rope quite well, so far any way, but now is the real test, how many times have been so close to a decent side ( which I feel we could now have ) and a decent squad to support the side but then let ourselves down by not getting those extra 2/3 players in which would give us quality when the dreaded injuries come around, aka last season, we are now in that same position, as it stands a good side with a weak squad and your looking mid table as we were last season, whereas a striker, playmaker and CB and we could be in business, now is the big test as so far all we have done is secure our PL status with what we currently have.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #8

    This is just recycled from earlier in the window i think. Signing this guy means two “purple” right backs. We would be more likely to sign a cb who can cover rb. Economy rules at nufc.

  • roblee7

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #9

    spoof – totally agree with all that. Lets just hope this window is the one! 2-3 more players and we’d be sorted. Provided we don’t let anyone else major leave that is. Think Ben Arfa’s gone like ,would be amazed if he returned. Such a shame as a genuinely talented bloke, just seems to lack that inner drive that all the best players have

  • Spoof

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #10

    If we did sign Isla could it be feasible for Janmaat to play in front of him with Isla veing the more defensive of the 2, for Holland where Janmaat was so impressive he was used as more of a winger than a full back, I could be totally wrong but it is just a thought.

  • yo-yo

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Maybe he’s just our right sided utility player – we could still do with dececnt cover

  • Klatoon

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #13

    didnt realise we had already sold janmaat

  • kilcline

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Sup Belfast

    Im good mate. Just want Richards/Dier in and a top number 9!

  • Andobackman

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Only way this isvtrue is if we also are after bacca. Then it would make some sense.

  • toonicle

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #16

    I see Caulker signed up for the QPR roller coaster ride. that’s a shame.

  • Spoof

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #17

    roblee- it is a shame about Ben Arfa, if he was a teenager or in his early 20’s then you keep him and try to correct the wrongs but at his age it isn’t going to happen, if it was going to happen then it would have done by now, however such is life, but with Cabella we may if he can handle the physicality of the PL have another on the edge of your seats player, fingers crossed on that one as well.

  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #18

    I think we’ll only sign a striker if one becomes available on the cheap Kilcline.

  • Slank

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #19

    This ‘news’ is very odd. After signing Janmaat why sign Isla who appears to be a right back unless Pardew sees him playing in a different position.

  • kilcline

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #20

    You are right Belfast, he wont spend anymore big money.

  • check the toastie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Rumour has it we are signing Isla as Sissoko is off to Monaco, one step forward and two steps back.

  • Spoof

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #22


    I don’t get the link, yes they are both Chilean but even so why spend £8m or so on Isla if the real aim is to get Bacca, I don’t get that, it can’t be a double swoop as they play for different teams in different counties.

  • check the toastie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Made that up by the way, but would be concerned if Isla signs, there is bound to be a bombshell before the window slams shut… Just bound to be, just to knock the squad as things were looking up eh….

    Don’t know why Tiote is a shoe in for most people for our current team, couldn’t live with Colbeck in two derby games last year, the most overrated player at the club. We will play better football without him, Sissoko and Colbeck for me in our midfield two, both offer legs and offensive threat, Tiote should warm the bench, offers little in most games.

  • Spoof

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Its now getting reported that we are going to make an £18m bid for Herdandez from Man U, £18m, they’re having a laugh, and why would we do that when Lukaku and Benteke are better players who could be bought cheaper ?

  • kilcline

    Jul 22, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Woud take Hernandez for £7-8m tops

    Richards for £7m

  • Andobackman

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #26

    As it would be a french, a dutch and fraction from chile in our squad…

  • check the toastie

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Hernandez is no good, waste of money and isn’t what Parsnip wants, the whole team needs a target man whilst Percy is here as he has no idea on how to get the football up the pitch by playing the ball along the deck.

    He’s clueless, people need not forget this as excitement builds about the squad, Ashley, Carr and Charnley are building.

    Pardew Out. Never Forget….

  • geordie157

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Isla would provide good back up for jamaat, but primarily I’d say he prefers playing right wing. Decent player. But would prefer the money went on wijnaldum.

    Or if we want to boost our home grown numbers we could spend the money on someone like byram who’s a great prospect and plays rb or rw

  • Sliema

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #29


    Absolutely. I think there’s a strong chance we lose SISSOKO abd that’s lame.

    At least we now sign players before selling them! Haha.

    If we keep Sissoko, we’ll have the best midfield we’ve had in years

  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Spoof and Ando
    What you lads on about? Bacca is from Colombia and Isla from Chile.

    About two hours ago:
    Damian Spellman @DamianSpellman
    I’m told there’s nothing in the rumour that #nufc have agreed a deal for Mauricio Isla.

    Miles Starforth @milesstarforth
    Understand #nufc have no interest in Mauricio Isla.

  • g.s.tooner

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #31
  • AndyMac

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Why would the Fatman pay £7m for a right back/utility player when he’s just bought a RB for £5m ?

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Chilean publication El Mercurio is reporting that Newcastle have reached an agreement with Juventus for Mauricio Isla. An £8million fee is said to have been agreed for the full-back, who will join on a four-year contract.

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #34

    Who said sell Taylor for a marsbar? Extravagant person you! I think a Freddo would do it, at a push maybe a chomp 😉

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #35

    @Check the Toastie

    I agree with you on this I think Tiote should count himself lucky he is one of Pardews favourites !

    He is bad in the tackle , gives away bad fouls, loses possession easily and has no patience on the field always hits stupid shots rather than keep the ball he is also poor at tracking runners

    People slag Anita but he will offer a lot more in a pass and move system also offers intelligence to cover the full back when they go forward Tiote does not

    For me if we are going to be more attack minded this season Tiote really needs to step his game up big time

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #36

    10p mix then? Any takers? No? Ok ok how about a 1p sweet? Nothing less!

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #37

    I find it laughable that a PL midfielder (Tiote) can have such a poor shot . These guys get paid £ 50 grand a week yet I could have a better effort on goal FFS .

    Same as Gutierrez who couldn’t cross a ball to save his life despite being a winger .

  • roblee7

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #38


    Janmaat Colo Mbiwa Santon

    Sissoko Colabck

    Cabella De jong Ben Arfa


    Strongest eleven if I could have my way! (provided one individual bucks their ideas up n sheds a few pounds!) On the back line…I’m not totally convinced by Santon!! As for Tiote, prefer Colback already, not as rash and doesn’t give away the ball in stupid positions like Tiote seems to do at least once per game

  • kilcline

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #39

    @Average contents

    Haha that was me.

    Richards would be a great signing, a woodgate type signing for us if he played 38 games at centre back, he would be an England starter.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Pardews team for the start of the season :

    —Sissoko————-De Jong————–Cabella—

    Mine would be:
    —HBA—————-De Jong—————-Cabella—


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