Mbemba To Have Newcastle Medical Tomorrow


It seems that Chancel Mbemba has his heart on joining Newcastle, and he has said as much today in comments which have been reported widely,  that it’s his dream come true to be signing for Newcastle – no ifs ands or buts there from Chancel.

And there’s now news in HLN.be in Belgium that he will travel to Newcastle tomorrow to have his medical.

mitrovic and Mbemba in training

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba at Anderlecht
To be re-United at Newcastle

The report is that now that Newcastle have signed his Anderlecht team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic for €18M (£12.6M at today’s rate of exchange) – Newcastle will now concentrate in the next few days on getting his team-mate at Anderlecht signed up.

They say the plan is for the 20 year-old defender to travel to England tomorrow, have his medical, and if everything goes well on Thursday, then he will  be signed on Friday for €12M – £8.4M.

Chancel will be getting a five year deal at the Magpies. much like his team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic signed yesterday.

That sounds like it could even be true, because the player himself has said the deal will go through, once some details have been agreed.

That was very similar to Aleksandar’s case, when he said yesterday the hold up in his transfer was a small gap in the fee Anderlecht wanted – and what Newcastle wanted to pay.

Assuming the deal goes through Anderlecht will have transferred two of their top 20 year-olds to Newcastle in the last few days for a combined total of €30M – £21M.

They are two excellent signings for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.


160 comments so far

  • Jamseyd24

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Still not sure he is the answer, but I guess its a start.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Is it not fair to say shearer had an attitude problem? He had an issue with being benched by Gullit….does that mean shearer was a trouble causer

    Jib

    You’ve picked out 1 occasion in his career, how many times was this repeated?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost

    Our toon

    It’s like the bollocks written about Mitrovic being a bad un.

    The Serbian Balotelli and he’s crazy.

    If you read the actual transcript of his head coach from Anderlect what he said was, he may look crazy because of his hair and tatts and has been likened to Baloteli but he’s the hardest working and most dedicated player ive ever worked with and he is determined to succeed.

    Change a few words and it’s, Crazy Mitrovic the Serbian Baloteli.

    Weak and pathetic like the people who lap it up.

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce · 4 mins4 minutes ago
    We can confirm that Newcastle are interested in Shaqiri, but priorities lie elsewhere. Stay posted on this one! #NUFC

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Soccer Sauce ?@soccer_sauce · 6 mins6 minutes ago
    Newcastle still keen on doing a deal for Jöel Matip. Has always been number one defensive target, but Schalke reluctant to sell #NUFC

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #6

    There’s two ways to look at XS moving clubs.

    The he’s a bad un, no one likes him.
    Or
    He wants to play and doesn’t want to be where he isn’t wanted.

    Why people choose to beleive the 1st without any real evidence is beyond me.

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  • Bambams

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #7

    I must confess mbemba looks an old looking twenty year old….

    Roger Milla comes to mind.

    Hope he is only 20

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  • King Colback

    Jul 22, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle would prioritise another defender, striker, and wide player before going for someone like Shaqiri. #NUFC

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Berahinho and Berardi would be ideal. But that would probably cost 1 Sterling. Yarmolenko and Carrillo seem like cheaper alternatives along with Shaqiri, Thauvin Volland Bellarbi and so on

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Mr Magpie // Jul 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Lukes
    I am not saying Pardew may not have had an influence on him joining.

    I was only saying none of these other teams came in for him or seemed willing to pay him a £100k a week with a guaranteed starting place.

    If Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Spurs had come in with the same offer i find it improbable he would have still gone to Palace.

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #11

    thank god for mbemba now abdennour pretty please i’ll sleep at night then.

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  • Noel Worst

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t know why everybody is so keen on this Abdennour. Quick across the ground and athletic, but poor in the air, not that he doesn’t win headers but he has a weak header and often times the ball just hits his head rather than him directing it and when he does get purchase on it he has a habit of heading down back in to danger zones. Definitely not a 15m worth of player and ACON participation is another minus.

    I’m at a loss currently as who I’d like to come in and partner Mbemba, none of the CBs we’ve been linked with appeal.

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Bambams,

    You not read the articles about his apparent age? he rekings he’s had scientific test to prove his age, some say he’s 21 or 22 or 26 so how can any one be sure! just some kid born under a tree under the stars one night.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Benjamin Button lets see how his work permit goes.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    OP

    It’s baffling mate really is.

    Croftus – yes 1 more cb needed mate

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  • Terry

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Isn’t it amazing how a couple of signings have got people sticking there noses up at the very thought of Charlie Austin.Youve got to laugh

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Seems problem with the TOON is they seem to be after plenty of players but Charmless can only deal with one transfer at a time.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #18

    We’ll see how McClaren tries to turn Obertan into a player like many before him.
    Surely Obertan can look at Rolando Aarons and see what needs to be done to achieve his goals,he’s got the speed and skill,you’d think he’d have learned to be more direct by now(hopeless case maybe).
    Still think we could do with Austin and let Rivière go.
    One commanding CB now please

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Shakiri has been linked to the fifa corruption scandle. Steer clear.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #20

    I made that up. But he is swiss, and so is blatter. So it must have legs. It’s how the newspapers work 😀

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #21

    I think we should avoid Nkoulou, Matip and Abdennour now with Mbemba in because of ACON.

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  • Polarboy

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #22

    @King Colback. To be fair to soccersauce for a twitter rumour page they have been correct on all our signings so far, and a fair bit earlier than most, but what sort of comment is that they will be prioritising other players including a wide player instead of Shaqiri. Last time I checked Shaqiri is a wide player.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #23

    No acon this season, so i would be ok with 2 african CBs, as long as lacelles develops and we pick up an non african cb next summer.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Shakiri was a wide player, but he has lost some weight recently.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Mbemba looks like a younger version of Samuel L Jackson to me the question is how much younger is he lol

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Aarons said he play for Steven Mcclaren that is a statement on Intent.

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #27

    Oi Belfast I lost all my money last night. You are as reliable cwarr07

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #28

    not too much younger by the looks of things, but the boys got pace

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Polarboy

    Soccer sauce said we agreed a fee for Matip. Still waiting.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Tequilla

    Wow!! Thats harsh! Comparing somebody to cwarr07!! You might as well have called him “Belfast bin Laden”!

    Shame on you.

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  • Douglas

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Shakiri would not be my choice as a Newcastle player. Mind you she looks good and can sing.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #32

    I wouldn’t buy a worse defender just because he’s not african though. But pay little more to get equal non-african player should be priority.

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  • tequilamag

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #33

    YCMIU harsh but true Mystic Belfast got it badly wrong.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Why can’t we just get mats hummels instead of messing around with other cb lol

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #35

    He’s had a tough paper round leave the lad alone!

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #36

    how about getting woodgate out of retirement

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  • Polarboy

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #37

    @will die for the toon army. To be fair they have got over 90% of what they have said about us right. Now whether they have got lucky at times and pushed their luck I don’t know, but the Matip link hasn’t come from only them and hasn’t gone away.

    I’ve seen a few people joke about Mbemba’s age but I read an interview where he is quoted as saying that he went through medical tests to prove his age. Apparently you can determine’s someone’s age through bone density tests.

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  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Matip has missed training yesterday and today !!!
    Oi Oi
    We aal knaa wot that means like.
    Nudge nudge Wink wink

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  • Jib

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Wouldn’t mind Shakira’s feller at the Toon

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  • scout

    Jul 22, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Say no more say no more jib son lol

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