Newcastle Enter Race For Exciting Argentine Winger


Football site TMW are reporting that Newcastle are now after 20 year-old top Monaco winger Lucas  Ocampos.

Newcastle have been scouting Monaco this year – and we have been interested in their Algerian International center-back Aymen Abdennour – but maybe we have also been watching their 20 year-old Argentine winger – who played 26 times with four goals for Monaco last season.

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Lucas Ocampos – in action for Monaco

Since signing on from River Player three years ago, he’s played 99 times for Monaco with 15 goals and 8 assists, and he’s an exciting young player who turned down Chelsea three years ago to sign on at Monaco.

He was extremely well thought of three years ago, with his price tag being a massive €15M – about £10.5M – and the fee being quoted for him now is €12M – which is around £8.5M.

While at his home town club River Plate,  whom he left when he was only 17 – he played 21 times with 3 goals.

There are a number of top clubs after the 20 year-old including Manchester United, so he’s in demand – but Newcastle are the latest club to enter the chase for the youngster.

Maybe a plus for Newcastle is that he would get first team football immediately at Newcastle.

Italian clubs Fiorentina and AS Roma are also after him,  and it will depend on what wages Newcastle can offer the winger, but Newcastle are not exactly short of money these days.

Lucas stands 6″2″tall – so they make them big these days in Argentina – it’s those Argentine hamburgers I tell you.

In February of this year Monaco sent Ocampos out on loan to Marseilles for the rest of the season,  and he played 14 games with two goals and two assists.

Newcastle can point to young striker Ayoze Perez last summer, who came straight into the Newcastle side to play 39 first team games for u with 7 Premier League goals.

Also new head coach Steve McClaren is very good at bringing players through – so Newcastle do have some advantages in their bid to sign this talented youngster.

There was news this morning that Newcastle have put bids in for three players in the last few days – so maybe this is one of the players we are now after?

Hope so.

Comments welcome.



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114 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Well,another winger linked. Looks good for our cbs and cfs doesnt it?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    So many contradicting papers it does my heed in!!

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  • N1CK06

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed, wouldn’t it be easier posting articles about all the players we haven’t been linked with?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Don’t know much about this kid is he any good?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Mark

    What you mean? Our club loves hiring managers that play players out of position, do you not think these wingers would play well in CB? 😉

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Tfl

    That article about the strikers…. its all ‘may’ ‘ifs’ and possiblies. Wouldnt read too much into most of that. The only thing i would be inclined to believe would be any reference to “too much money” because of sponge belly tight pockets.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Ymfb

    Good point!

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #9

    TFL@6 previous)

    It is possible, that rather like my ma, Ashley thinks he has worked wonders by bringing home something no-one else wanted…not even us, until we got him.
    I think McClaren, former head supervisor at the England Football Company, is meant to be the horse that will be bolted to the cart.

    As for gambling, it may already be in his head that he has just about cracked the relegation issue for next season with his amazing coup in fighting off nobody for McClaren’s signature.

    I think we will sign players……but nothing like the splurge that so many claimed Ashley has been carefully tending his piggy bank for.

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  • armchair fan

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Top drawer player on FM

    Would be happy to see him here.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #11

    ‘As for gambling, it may already be in his head that he has just about cracked the relegation issue for next season with his amazing coup in fighting off nobody for McClaren’s signature.’

    Absolutely brilliant BandB haha.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #12

    We are sure being linked with a lot of players today….

    It reminds me that journalist from The Sun last week saying they’d booted the preferred media partner arrangement because all the club did was feed them lines about targets who it would later emerge the club had made no efforts or enquiries to sign.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Il tell you what, I might have to come off this at the minute it is way too hot to be inside. I’m bloody roasting guys.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #14

    “Newcastle fight off nobody to secure signature of McClaren”

    I would have loved to see that printed in the national media. Class.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Ymfb

    COMMAS! PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, USE A COMMA!

    “I’m roasting guys”. Ewwwwwww

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry,just a joke. Couldn’t resist 😀

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #17

    You are so right BandB

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #18

    “Newcastle fight off nobody for signature of (insert player or coach name here)’

    Could be the story of the summer.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #19

    BandB

    The story of the last 8 years, even?

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Mark

    Lmao, I had no idea it looked like that haha, maybe you just have a dirty mind??

    I shall never do that again haha.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #22

    BandB

    That sums up Newcastle perfectly, such a shame!!

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #23

    I think Joel Matip and Charlie Austin purchased
    and Marco van Ginkel loaned are in the bag.
    Mijneer van Ginkel wants to stay on Chelseas books but needs a season in the Prem.
    I think Sissoko and Tiote will be used as makeweights in further deals and now there is talk of Cisse following Ba to China.

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Is it hot down there, Burnley?

    The daffs aren’t out up here.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib

    Are you in cloud cuckoo land?

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  • Jib

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #26

    TfL we’ve pulled out the Villa chase cos we have got Matip.
    I think Das Bost was just McClaren screwing with Wolfsburgs heads , there are folk there SM really dislikes.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #27

    BandB

    Not entirely sure if it is hot outside, but in my room(attic) it is just too hot. My guess is it will be pretty hot outside though. Hate my room, either really hot or really cold. Shame it’s not warm up there?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Sitting outside for my break in Cramlington. It’s a belter of a day.

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  • ronjohno

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #29

    Not a hope in hell – as usual.
    Toon theme song should be MAYBE TOMORROW.

    Can you imagine any seeing Charnley face to face and for one minute thinking “I want to be here”. The man looks totally inept and completely out of his depth.

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  • JDdubai

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Think Ayew may have been a possibility but it would be either him or Thauvin, not both. This abenndour(?) was always out of our league, just look at the teams in for him, think Mitrovic will be the same.

    The moment i see Austin, Matip, Van Ginkel or Thauvin transfer elsewhere then i agree we are royally in the cack, until then i will cling onto the hope that the club will deliver and hope that we are waiting until July to finalise things

    is it a new financial year that starts in July? If so then that will be my reasoning!

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Burnley,

    It is actually warm here, but the sea breeze means a fleece is never more than five minutes away.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib

    That’s a decent guess on the Bas Dost situation however that would be extremely unprofessional of Steve McClaren! Mind you, we do seem to lack a lot of class in our heirarchy, but I doubt your speculation.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #33

    You poor poms wouldnt know what summer heat is.

    You will be dropping like flies if the temperature hits 20 degrees C……..lol

    Thats a winters day for us Melburnians……..

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  • BandB

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #34

    expat,

    That’s true.

    The only time I have ever been completely brown was after my sons’ little accident last week.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Band

    Dear me. Still changing teenagers nappies……..lol

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  • JDdubai

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #36

    I’ll trade hou weather at ghe mo expat….

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  • JDdubai

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Wtf?????

    Really should have checked that.

    Meant to say id trade you weather at the mo expat.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Dubai

    It is winter here in Melbourne mate and we are only getting tops of 14 or 15 degrees. However, our summers are getting hotter and we regularly get temps in the low to mid 40s. Much like what you are getting now.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #39

    i dreamt that we had Matip and Vlaar in defence with Austin and Mitrovic upfront…

    too bad it was just a dream..

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  • N1CK06

    Jun 30, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Reading the previous article it really seems to me the way it’s written suggests the cynicism is uncalled for. What the…?

    Hard to believe a 30% drop in ST sales? Expecting >50,000 first home game? Why ignore all the facts? Why pretend everything is fine and dandy?

    The only thing that surprises me is that 70% of fans have given the fat man their money for STs. I hope these fans are not going to bend over, lube up, and take another raping for the 8th year in a row… but all fans can do is hope. What use is hope when we still have zero signings, and a business for a football club?

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