Saints To Beat Newcastle To International Striker


It’s difficult to know if 22 year-old Malaga striker Juanmi was one of Newcastle’s top striker targets – since we seem to have already put in bids for both Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost (£9M is the reported bid) and also of course for Charlie Austin, who seems to be our number one target.

Juanmi Jimenez

Juanmi – looks like Southampton will sign him

There is news today that Southampton are expecting to sign Juanmi,and they have agreed to pay out the €7M (about £5M in today’s exchange rate) release clause in his contract, and personal terms have also been agreed.

It will not be the first time the Saints have beaten Newcastle to one of our targets, since last summer they brought in Atletico Madrid center-back Toby Alderweireld for a season long loan spell.

We could really have used Toby last season, since we were really short of good experienced center-backs.

Juanmi was capped for the first time for Span in March, and he reminds us quite a bit about Ayoze Perez – a small Spanish forward who can play up front as an out-and-out striker or out on the wing.

Ayoze is actually 4 inches taller than Juanmi so he’s not exactly little and he built himself up well last season, so the likeness between the two players’ styles may be why Newcastle didn’t go all out to get Juanmi.

Of course we still are in with a decent chance of getting both Dos and Austin to Tyneside,  and those two would be great signings for Newcastle.

I noticed a comment or two about why all this stuff about transfers going on now, when the window doesn’t officially open until July 1st.

Deals are agreed now, and then they are signed on July 1st and made official.

In fact Davide Santon is still officially our player until June 30th, with a deal already being agreed with Inter-Milan for his transfer.

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238 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Good. Good. That’s settled then. We’re not getting Juanmi. I didn’t like his name anyway.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #2

    So Perez is actually a power forward compared with Juanmi then? Excellent. I knew we were going to need the Belgian midget strikers. Juanmi was actually too tall. Harrumph.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Juanmi – why would anyone want to buy a Board Game that gets you into so much trouble ?

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #4

    @3 loch

    lol jumanji

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  • toonheroes

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #5

    In order to get beaten to players we have to be in for them in the first place really.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s Junmangi !

    Where we even in for him? Probably not.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #7

    *Jumangi*

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #8

    tbf i think like perez juanmi would have been bought for the dev squad and at 5mil that was never going to happen !

    at the 2mil that was reported then we would have been interested but no way at 5mil as he’s far from prem standards atm…..still better than obertan and goofy though lol

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #10

    Still not quite there Belfast ahaaaa

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Got there in the end toon tang.

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  • toonheroes

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #12

    Apparently Man City to bid €114Mil. for Pogba. Mike get yer wallet out. Bargin.

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  • kakaobi

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #13

    There’s only one Andy Carroll that’s what we’ll be singing next season

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  • chasing_rabbits

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Might take them out of the QPR race though?

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  • chasing_rabbits

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Obviously I mean Charlie Austin, not QPR

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Good. Didn’t want him anyway. We don’t want players coming in and getting in the way of our next “top young exciting prospect” from the academy.

    Have the club let us know how this new plan ties in with the old plan by the way? Is it basically the same old plan but now we want to win something, rather than publically saying we don’t want to win anything in case we get relegated?

    Oh, and how are we all doing? Summer’s here and I’m missing my blog family. Except you Belfast. Of course.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #17

    I’ve been wondering for the last few days how Man City are going to get round the financial regulations for this little spending spree ?

    Pogba, Sterling and Kevin De Buryne.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Chasing…I think you may be on to something there. This guy is just a decoy.

    All our chips are on Austin really. Let the other teams “steal” our “targets” and leave us with Austin.

    Love it. What could go wrong? 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #19

    Belfast…I guess they’ll just pay the fine and select a smaller squad for the CL as that was their punishment last time, right?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Never seen this Bas Dost kid but reading between the lines, I fear this is another typical second rate spot by the comedian’s dad.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #21

    I’ve heard it is a Malaga centre back were interested in, not this little chap.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #22

    I’d like a superfast forward, Bellamy style, who can terrorise defences, open up spaces for Perez and _______, show passion, and fight with opponents-

    Please.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Blackley…It is frustrating that the board haven’t understood Mike’s message.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #25

    I’ve been enjoying your absence Ibiza.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Belfast…Don’t say that. I’ll have to find more time for the blog.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #27

    A leopard never changes his spots

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes Ibiza but I think the punishment is bigger the next time you break the rules. I suppose when you’ve got that much money a 50 million fine is like 50 quid. Lol

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #29

    TFL…Amen to that. That’s why I try to avoid Belfast.

    Spotty b*st*rd.

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  • toonheroes

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Don’t want to depress people but Pogba is supposedly being offered €92Mil. Wage over 5 years with a signing on bonus of 15Mil. That’s just mad. With the relaxing of fair play the top teams are just going to be out of sight. Newcastle really missed the boat a few years back. Might as well just make the champions league a league on it’s own.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Belfast…So they get tougher with you the more you break the rules?

    When money isn’t an issue though – I’m not sure how effective fines will be.

    Banning clubs from European competition is surely a way to stop it.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #32

    @ibiza

    ye good ty m8 hows you ?

    and aye our teams full of up and coming youngsters who just dont make the grade ! i.e. campbell.streete/vukic/bigi/ferie/good(who i dont believe will)

    arma/rolando i dont doubt will make it though and they will def be worth the wait but macca needs to play arma differently to how pard’s played him and give him support up there.

    1 big lad to sign imo either dost or austin with cisse/perez/arma and siem if needed to fill in (even though i think he’s best as acm)

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #33

    heroes…Don’t be depressed about it. Buying expensive players is a mugs game.

    No pound for pound value.

    I bet if we did the stats on Pogpa vs Colback everyone would see that Colback is the best choice. Mugs, the lot of ’em!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #34

    pound for pound value? is he buying footballers or stock for shitty sports direct?

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Ahh Ibiza, hola!

    Nice to see one of few usernames on the blog I recognise from year to year when I frequent in the summer.

    Hope you’re well mate.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Croftus…All good thank you. Fairly busy over here, but I’m not losing it quite yet (I hope).

    The issue for me is that our squad is reliant on these players being able to make an impact. They are the players to replace our purples when not available.

    Most of them should be out on loan. Aarons is a player that loads of people were desperate to get back in to the mix last season. Show’s where we’re at really.

    There’s a long summer ahead.

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  • toonheroes

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza. you’re right of course. I forgot myself for a moment. Thanks for reminding me that it’s the sell on value that counts. Silly name anyway. Go Jack go..

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #38

    TFL…Don’t you think Mike can be successful in bringing his SD mindset to football?

    Affordable football with an owner who wants to win something. You get a free mug. What have you got to lose?

    LewSpi 2.0 – Long time no speak. I’ve noticed there are quite a few new names this past week. It’s something about the summer, brings people out of hibernation 🙂

    How’s things?

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #39

    Yeah they where talking about relaxing the rules well Platini was anyway. All because his Psg have absolutely no chance of complying with the rules.

    The signing bonus would be nice. You could happily retire with that…

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 15, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #40

    wasn’t das bost a german war film?

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