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Newcastle Want Chelsea Player On Loan

8:34 pm, Saturday, July 18th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 73 Comments

The Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle are interested in 20 year-old Dutch U21 International Nathan Ake, who joined Chelsea in 2010 at the age of 15, and now it seems that Jose Mourinho would be willing to loan out a player who is very versatile and can play in midfield or in defense.

The left footed player can play defensive midfield, center-back or left back as well as in left midfield, although he seems a bit short at 5ft 11ins to play in central defense these days.

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Nathan Ake in action in early June for Chelsea at Sydney FC

Ake made his Premier League debut in December 2012 against Norwich City as a 17-year-old, replacing Juan Mata in stoppage time,  and he made his first start for the London club in the FA Cup in February 2013, in a 2–0 win against Championship side Middlesbrough.

He has played 12 times in total for the Chelsea first team, and 40 times for the Chelsea U21 side.

In late March of this year he was loaned out to Championship club Reading for a month, and he made 5 league appearances for them before returning to Chelsea.

Newcastle now have five Dutch Internationals in the team – Daryl Janmaat, Tim Krul, Vurnon Anita, Siem de Jong and new signing Georginio Wijnaldum – so the Chelsea manager may think Newcastle would be a good destination for him next season.

And of course head coach Steve McClaren has plenty of experience managing Dutch players with his toe stints as the FC Twente manager.

But we’re not sure where Newcastle would play Nathan – we suppose maybe at center-back or most likely at left back.

But we have two young lads in Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett who will need games at left-back to develop on Tyneside next season.

Maybe he could play in defensive midfield if Cheick Tiote leaves – but Moussa Sissoko played there for Toulouse before arriving at Newcastle, so he could fit in there – Jack Colback can also do a good job in that position.

So Nathan Ake could be a good player in the making – but were not sure where Newcastle could use him next season.

We’ll know better once our transfers in are completed this summer, and after Mitrovic hopefully is signed  in the next day.

After that we still need three more players brought in and maybe two of those are central defenders.

Nathan has played for all the Dutch Youth sides including 13 appearances with two goals for the Dutch U21 side.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

73 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pardews Priceless Bulls#*t // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    I dont believe you belfast. I think you feed ed all his info

  • 2 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    We are at the back of the queue for this kid
    after Leicester Boro and Aston Villa

  • 3 Bambams // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    We only sign players in the £10 million + bracket these days….

  • 4 toon22 // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Maybe the fact we have so many Dutch players and a manager who won the Dutch league might tip the scales in our favour.

  • 5 BandB // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    I have said this once before, but I am going to say it again.
    I believe Ashley would like to see us qualify for the Champions’ League.
    The most excited I’ve been in his tenure was when he put up the cash, to the surprise of us all, to buy Cisse.
    I think he was convinced he could score the goals to get us there.
    It failed. We all saw the Ba, Cisse conundrum being hopelessly mismanaged.
    But when we failed, we fell into the bunker of the Europa League.
    I wouldn’t blame Ashley if he looks at that competition and thinks WTF?
    It has skewed the Premiership.
    It has made seventh place the most competitive finishing spot in the league after top three, as many more teams than us think twice about whether they want all that hassle for so little reward.
    It should not be a booby prize for the failed CL teams.
    It should be a competition in its own right and the teams that fail in the qualifying stages of the CL should not get a repechage in the Europa League.
    It’s unfair and anti-competitive.

  • 6 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:45 PM


  • 7 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    This Mitrovic kid had better be good after all the fuss. I remember when we signed Hearts top scorer John Robertson and some people were even tipping us for the title. Robertson was a flop. That’s one of the reasons I never get excited about new signings. I seem to recall going to Everton full of high expectation on on the first day of the season having signed Robertson, Hodges, Beasant and Thorn. We got stuffed 4 – 0.

  • 8 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:46 PM

  • 9 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:47 PM

    The transfer for Mitrovic is in its final phase. He is currently in London to sign a contract & undergo a medical.

  • 10 overtheline // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:48 PM


    After Mbemba –
    1) A quality two footed winger – weren’t we linked with someone who fitted the bill earlier last week ?
    2) Van Dijk or Rudiger – the other classy CB
    3) Ideally Banega

    Would rather a two footed wide player than Austin if Mitty signs

  • 11 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie

    They put air in tyres these days son

  • 12 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    I think that argument had huge relevancy 3 seasons ago , but now with the unreal money in the prem , clubs are prepared to give cups a go solely for the kudos.

  • 13 BandB // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    No talk of his nickname yet.
    I suggest Nitro.
    It sounds explosive.

  • 14 JP...from The Rock // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    I am not at all comfortable with Mitrovic having his medical in London. Seems very strange and reminds me of the Remy fiasco.

  • 15 Blackley and Brownlie // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    I wonder if Mbemba knows that we put air in tyres? I wonder if Carr wonders whether Mbemba knows that?

  • 16 magpiesi // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    I don’t see this player coming on loan to us as mourhino expects his players to play he would be a back up left back up here when it would be better to send him to a championship team.

  • 17 AndyMac // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Soz but who’s Ideally Banega ?

  • 18 BandB // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM


    I think it is still relevant.
    They made an extra qualifying spot open last year under the Fair Play rules.
    West Ham were set to “benefit.”
    You could almost imagine Fat Sam telling his players to go out and kick anything that threw a shadow.

  • 19 AndyMac // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    “I am not at all comfortable with Mitrovic having his medical in London”

    Dont want him to see the frozen North until he’s signed on the dotted line.

  • 20 JP...from The Rock // Jul 18, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    That photo of him at the airport could even be when he played against Arsenal in the Champions League.

  • 21 Rotonda heights // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:00 PM


    ideally is a great player.

  • 22 AndyMac // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    “The conclusion of the clan Mitrovic was clear: Porto, AS Roma and Benfica also interested in the services of the front, can never align with the proposal of Newcastle. After seeing the figures of the contract, it cannot but agree that Mitrovic received a monster proposal from the English leaders.

    Newcastle offers a net annual salary of €2.4 million to the top scorer title in the Pro League. It will also affect large bonuses: 10,000 pounds (€ 11,700) in case of draw and 20,000 pounds (€ 23,500) in case of victory. In addition to a villa and a car made available by the club, Newcastle also pay a signing bonus of €2m. Enough to accept a season (minimum) without European Cup more easily to the ambitious Serbian striker”

    So Fatman came through ?.

  • 23 check the toastie // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Preferably Banega is Ideally’s older brother who plays centre back for Besiktas, he’s worth a punt an all. 😉

  • 24 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Different hair against Arsenal

  • 25 Ron Knee // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    “The services of the front”!!!

  • 26 check the toastie // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Mitrovic the new Frank Pingel, he was dynamite in the lowlands an all,

    Andreas Andersson. Too…….

  • 27 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:07 PM


    I agree on the EL, the champions league drop outs shouldn’t join the EL it belittles the completion. It’s also unfair due to the cash advantage the drop outs bring from the CL.

    Is there any other completion in the world were if you fail you get another shot at glory in another one?

    If they did the same for the World Cup England may stand a chance of winning something.

  • 28 la.jim // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Seems like Big Mike is finally getting serious !

  • 29 honest fan // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    Same after the remy thing can’t help but feel a bit nervous about the medical being down here like
    If this is all in motion now we should hear tonight or tomorrow hope we get both these ladz will help mitrovic bed in

  • 30 overtheline // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:10 PM


    We need a mid upgrade while Ash has got his wallet out

    Punctuation defect.
    Eats shoots and leaves
    Eats, shoots and leaves

    Who’s the really good two footed winger – doesn’t have to cut in and can swap wings but I think is mostly a left winger. Just can’t remember his name

  • 31 BandB // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    We’ll be getting there when we have Colback, Aarons, Sissoko, Colocinni, Cisse and Cabella as a subs’ bench.

  • 32 Krul To Be Kind // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:13 PM


    Is it Florian Thauvin you are thinking off?

  • 33 la.jim // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    That was my first thought ,why was the contract and the medical in London rather than Newcastle?

  • 34 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    This is the Villa
    Ha ha ha

  • 35 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:15 PM


  • 36 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Eats, shoots and leaves
    Pandas are black and white

  • 37 GEORDIE69 // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Blackley and Brownlie, I was mascot for the last game of the 1988 season and had my favourite player as John Robertson put on the scoreboard, how well that turned out. I would be more hopefull with Mitrovic.

  • 38 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:19 PM

    If Mitrovic is in London having his medical I’d say it’s because they want to fly him straight to the USA for the last week.

    It would explain why it’s been suggested his parents have been looking at houses.

    They’ll sort that so he ready and settled.

    Just guessing obviously with things that others have suggested.

  • 39 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Is this you ?

  • 40 King Colback // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:21 PM
    We are to sign both Mitrovic and Mbemba in next 72 hours

  • 41 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:25 PM

    The images are from London St Pancras Station.

  • 42 Sazzer // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    The image…

    and it’s from when Anderlecht played against Arsenal in Champions League.

  • 43 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    In the words of Ian Dury
    “There inarf sum cleva barrstids”

  • 44 ronjohno // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    hopefully so that he can fly to states straight away.

  • 45 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM


    The article also states at the bottom that we are in the mix for Abdennour, but hasn’t he gone Milan for 30 mill ??

  • 46 GEORDIE69 // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Nah Jib, this was me.

  • 47 honest fan // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Suppose that make sense actually opt prime
    Good thinking!
    Not sure I’d let my old dear pick a house for me tho

  • 48 King Colback // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:33 PM


    The Monaco defender’s agent insisted a €30 million deal had been struck between the two sides, but the Rossoneri director says the move is impossible

    AC Milan will not be signing Aymen Abdennour from Monaco, despite his agent insisting that a deal was imminent, Umberto Gandini, a director at the Serie A side, has confirmed.

    The 25-year-old has attracted a lot of interest thanks to his fine performances in the Champions League last term, and the defender’s representative told Shams FM that a €30 million deal had been struck with Milan.

    However, Gandini has insisted there is no way the Rossoneri will land the Tunisia international this summer because they cannot fit any more non-European Union players into their team following the acquisition of Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano.

  • 49 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Kick off: 4:00am Sunday morning.

    Game live on YouTube

    Link here:

  • 50 JP...from The Rock // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Really worried with this delay in Mitrovic’s signature. Please don’t do a Remy on us.

  • 51 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    Was that a Mackem S.W.A.T. team ?

  • 52 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    I thought it was 3 AM kick off? Damn

  • 53 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    King colback

    that would top this transfer window off a treat mate if we could land this guy.
    Abdennour and Mbemba at the back with Janmaat and Maybe Hadaira….happy days

  • 54 Jib // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    I any one wants to watch proper competetive footy before the kick off the Argentinan league is still in full swing.
    Now Boca
    Followed by River Plate

  • 55 King Colback // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Jazzyp would be a major coup

  • 56 John Tudor // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    didnt schteve sign that dutchman for boro …best thing since sliced bread ….couldnt score in a brothel here

  • 57 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    QPR brace themselves ahead of a £15 million swoop from Newcastle for Charlie Austin.

    Queens Park Rangers’ prolific striker Charlie Austin is the target of Newcastle United, who are prepping a £15 million bid for the 26-year-old, according to the Daily Mail.

    Austin’s future has been much discussed following QPR’s relegation to the Championship, with the likes of Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion, Southampton, Leicester City, Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Aston Villa all reportedly looking to take him back to the Premier League.

    Interest in the Hungerford born striker is unsurprising; he scored 18 goals during his first season in the top flight, despite his teams relegation, and earned himself a call-up to the England squad.

    His first season in English football’s top division completed an impressive climb through the leagues, having started his career at non-league side Kintbury Rangers and local team Hungerford Town. His scoring form for Poole FC, where he scored 48 goals in 42 appearances, led to him signing for League One side Swindon Town, where his performances persuaded Championship side Burnley he could step up another level.

    His goal scoring form continued, convincing QPR he was the striker to lead their bid for the top flight, and after achieving promotion with the London side, was the Premier League’s fourth top scorer last season.

    Even club legend Alan Shearer has tried to coax the striker into a Tyne side switch:

    keep spending that cash Ashley and do us proud for once.I wonder where this will leave Riviere’s pipe dreams ?. If these two lads are brought in I think that is his time up with the toon

  • 58 WLtoon // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    come on Mitz, sign on the dotted line ffs.

  • 59 optimistic prime // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:53 PM


    Alvez or something like that

  • 60 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Jib @6

    That pic of Mitrovic ties up with this one:

    which if you search the headline, is an article from The Sun in November 2014

  • 61 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:05 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France ·
    Newcastle United are in advanced negotiations with Anderlecht for defender Chancel Mbemba, a PSG target, according to Foot Mercato.

    Must be a cracking CB if was a PSG target with the defence they have at there disposal

  • 62 GEORDIE69 // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Aye Jib they asked my name, rank and number. I only replied Geordie, taxi and 69, then they ran off. They had SMB written on their uniform, which gave it away.

  • 63 switch365 // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Come on Jabba, give Penfold the all clear to go all out and add Rüdiger and Abdennour to Wijnaldum, Mitrovic and Mbemba.
    That will show true intent on having a go at the top 4, would also give us one hell of a team to watch this season.

  • 64 beermonkey // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:11 PM


    I cant see us signing both mitrovic and Austin and if we do I think riviere could still have a job and players like cabella
    if were going to field strong teams in the cups its where some of last seasons under performers could get there chance to sign not sure the club will be willing to right them off just yet
    and they all deserve there chance with decent coaching and a hc that knows what he is doing and can set a team up

  • 65 King Colback // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    mackems have apparently approached Manure to loan Adnan Januzaj anyone think we should try and hijack the deal?

  • 66 jazzyp // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:23 PM


    if were lucky enough to sign both players, that would give us Mitro-Austin-Perez……young Arma and SDJ who can play as a striker. I just don’t see any room for him mate within the squad allowance for the season.


    Unless there is a buy option in the loan deal, I don’t see how it benefits Nufc in the long run. personally bud I hope Aarons gets his chance this season

  • 67 nearly // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    it might be they want it tied up quick n the first flight in was to london ,maybe fly him straight to america ,or maybe he will fly straight back home for a couple of days to sort things out

  • 68 King Colback // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Jazzy like that idea 🙂

  • 69 voodoo85 // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Mirror claim Abdennour likes idea of coming to Newcastle:

    “Newcastle are expecting to land Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this weekend in a £13million deal.

    Toon sources say completion of the move is imminent and the 20-year-old Serbia international – who scored 23 goals last season – was due to undergo a medical.

    The Geordies are also chasing Monaco centre-half Aymen Abdennour – who has indicated his desire to make the move to St James’ Park.

    Magpies boss Steve McClaren has already landed Dutch star Georgino Wijnaldum from PSV and now has £15million-rated Abdennour in his sights.”

  • 70 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    I would accept this lad as the second CB signing. A versatile player. As long as mbembameabebamenba lands.


    If we then add a versatile “squad” forward, and a proper winger and it qualifies as a fantastic window.

  • 71 beermonkey // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM


    best thing for Armstrong is drop down to the championship and play weekly I will be a bit miffed if he is still with us in sept

    cant see us playing 442 so we only play mitrovic or Austin if we sign both
    but then if line up 433 in the cup we can have either striker and then riviere wide left cabella or perez on the right

    I know riviere shooting was woeful a bit panicked and a bit short of confidence but he gets into good places and showed other good bits to his game I wouldn’t want to right any1 off just yet

    lets not forget if we get favourable draws in the early cups there should be plenty of games

  • 72 King Colback // Jul 18, 2015 at 10:47 PM
    Cisse, Riviere and cabella to go

  • 73 Online Guy // Jul 18, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Got a feeling in me water that if the signings of Mitrovic, Mbemba and Abdennour actually happen then with the addition of Xherdan Shaqiri and a top left back, Steve McClaren could be close to doing a Howard Wilkinson at Leeds…We will really be top competition for the established 5 money clubs ..

    I look at the best way to set a side up is always defence first…And if all goes to plan and Abdennour is bought then we will be solid.

    We have a great spark down the left in Rolando Arrons

    He can do the same job that John Robertson done for Cloughie , We got our John Robertson ..if he stays fit .

    Mitrovic needs a Good supply and Shaquiri is the man.

    Compare our centre backs now to the afore mentioned can see why we have suffered at the back ..It’s the first thing any Manager should get right and it’s being attended to !

    Things are looking up …!

    got a feeling that Mitrovic’s agent is hanging on and hanging on for a Phone call from a London club .
    Agents really make life hard when it comes to signing a player. Greed.

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