Strange Claim Newcastle To Sign Joao Moutinho For £9M


Newcastle are supposedly ready to sign Monaco’s Joao Moutinho for £9.5M according to Portuguese journalist and broadcaster Jorge Bacao – which seem rather bizarre.

Joao Moutinho

Joao Moutinho – Monaco midfielder

Jorge sent out this tweet:

Translated from the Portuguese that says:

EXCLUSIVE: John Moutinho to join Newcastle United for €13M (about £9.1M) and agreed with Monaco. Tomorrow doctor

So he is claiming Joao will have a medical tomorrow but Moutinho has been heavily linked with joining Arsenal in the next day or two – we don’t know if there’s any truth in this.

But we have been talking to Monaco about their center-back Aymen Abdennour, so we have had a chance to talk about their central midfielder too.

It could be a hoax and it could also be true – and Steve McClaren has said we are linked with players that are under the radar screen – maybe this is one of them?

The Express had reported Moutinho was growing unhappy at Monaco following the departure of Colombian superstars James Rodriguez, and the loan move of Radamel Falcao to Chelsea, but as we said Arsenal were favorites to sign him for £14M.

So that fee is not close – unless it is 14M – which is £9.8M.

But if we signed him it would be a surprise – and Steve McClaren said the coming signings under the radar screen will surprise Newcastle fans.

Just in case this might even be true – here’s some information on the player.

He’s a central midfielder who has previously played for Sporting Lisbon and Porto before signing on at money bags Monaco two years ago.

The fee was said to be a whopping €25M (£17.5M) and in wo seasons he’s played 86 times for Monaco with 6 goals.

While in Lisbon he played 258 times with 32 goals and at Porto he played 140 games with 10 goals.

He made his first team debut at Sporting Lisbon back in January 25th 2005 against Gil Vicente FC when he was 18.

Moutinho made his Portugal international debut also at the age of 18, in August of 2005 in a 2–0 friendly win against Egypt in Ponta Delgada.

We’ll have to wait if this news gets shot down in flames.

We suppose it’s possible.

Isn’t it?

🙂

Comments welcome.



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185 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Ooh….
    This would be a surprise.

    Nothing concrete though just a little tweet

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  • Thump

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Tweets: 20

    I’ll take this one with a pinch of salt, thank you.

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  • why oh why

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Well hopefully true
    This would be massive

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Norcal….Your missing the point!!!

    The trip in itself would have been fine, but the organisation of it was HORRIFIC! Our shocking defence need the most practice, yet they were the ones unable to play on the plastic pitch. Ok, a freindly is to give people a run out, but a back 4 of Bigi, satka (the only actual defender), fergy and aarons?? Haway, man! Just because we are not chelsea doesnt mean we should be finishung a tour with that sort of line up.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Why would Joao Mutinho want to come to the northeast. He suddenly developed an urge to get cold and wet over and over again? It’s just press bollocks. We’ve shot our bolt with Wij, Mit, and Mybimbo.

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  • scottoon

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #6

    This one is not happening. Simply no truth to it whatsoever….IMO. Next.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Mike is already sobbing quietly and looking inside his purse. All that lovely dosh gone……

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Build around Mybimbo!!!! We need more CB’s!!! Now that we know Fergie can play CB I’m worried we’ll stop looking for anyone else…Harrumph.

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  • Rainrix

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Somebody didn’t read the articallll…….

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #10

    From previous post. McClaren said the players didn’t play vs timbers because they didn’t know how to play on the pitch. And tbf the ball was moving all over the place. Them pitches are useless and poor satka got the wrong end of it making mistakes and a sh!tty surface.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Who knew that Fergie was a natural CB except Mike Ashley?? That man is just amazing!!!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Norcal.

    The fact is,we had no youngsters available in defence, appart from satka and Lascelles. I would have accepted satka and lascelles starting at CB, Bigi getting a run out at rb is not so bad fitness wise, but fergy could have played LB (even though he is really a lw imo). The pitch is sited as the reason that this did not happen, and SM did not want to risk injuring people on it. Apparently bigger guys suffer more. Lascelles is a big bloke, colo et.c get injured on candy floss.

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  • PompeyJohn

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #13

    If we sign him too I can only imagine someone else is leaving (Sissoko) to make room in midfield/wage bill especially if we are still after Thauvin? We still need another very good centre half.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #14

    I hate it when the ball moves all over the place kevy mate. They scored three in 17 minutes against us so apparently Portland don’t mind when the ball moves around.

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  • Wijnotthen

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #15

    HAHAHAHAA his wages will be way too high….

    don’t get dragged into it people come on

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #16

    G2

    Just shows that being used to poor surfaces helps. We had 11 men trying not to get hurt in the first half. Aarons obviously got used to it in the end 😀

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  • JackButler

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #17

    BS alert.
    BS alert.
    BS alert.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Joao Moutinho in a toon top

    There is a phrase that contains the words ‘Felnwicks’, ‘window’, and ‘Arse’ that springs to mind.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #19

    The King of Cool, Steve McLaren. Did anyone see him in The Great Escape? Very nice…

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Might I add

    “HahahahahahahHa”

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Story has more shades of excrement to it than Jorge Bacao has tweets

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Geordie two said Joao Moutinho is coming and leaving then, shit!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Good point Zangwill mate!

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  • 89Norcal

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #24

    @youCoudlntMakeItUp

    So I was just talking to myself in the last post 🙂

    I agree though, that was way too weak of a backline.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Another Midfielder!!

    Wondering if I’d be happy and positive if say a CF and another CB was brought in.. Would that be enough? A show of intent?

    Winger needed also like but that would be enough for me.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Haha

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #27

    Hmmmmm ManU are looking for another CB. We could sell them Fergie for about 15M or so……Yes, I believe I’ll email Lee about that straight away….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #28

    In fact I’m going to call Schteve the King of Cool from now on. Until his first big mistake and then he’s the Wally with the Brolly……

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  • Bambams

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Shaqiri is a hopeful possibility!

    If you think about it we have started something here ( I hope) Wini mentioned it when he signed ‘ I want to be part of this plan’….

    Three very good signings and in my opinion we only need a solid unit alongside Mbemba (Van dijk) and what we have missed for ages ‘Beardsley’ type player who has that pass nobody else spotted…SDJ could possibly, Wini is also a possibility BUT Shaqiri has got that. Would be brilliant link up through the middle. IMO

    He could be bought 12-15 million.

    What a player thus fella is

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  • 89Norcal

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Charlie Austin considering chelsea?

    He’d make an excellent Left Out for them

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  • TheToonKing

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #31

    whaaaaa ??

    I’d like this, but we need other positions strengthened…..I also don’t believe it 😀

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  • JackButler

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #32

    We need defenders not another midfielder, a striker would see someone have to move on but its at the back where we still have serious issues

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #33

    so have we signed the defender with more bdays than the queen

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Shaqiri is another pipe dream Bambams mate. Along with Moutinho. Nothing to see here….move along now ladies and gents…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #35

    He’s 24 or 27 or 28 or something like that! That’s all we need to know. That and his name beermonkey mate.
    Cancel! Cancel!
    Cancel Mybimbo!!!

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  • JackButler

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #36

    G2

    We are said to be in a race with Everton and Shalke for Shaqiri, he’s not getting any game time at Inter and has been told he can leave, so maybe there is some truth to this story

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  • Noel Worst

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Any schmuck can assume an identity and make up a rumour and it catches like wildfire with the credulous, desperate sect of NUFC fans, as this proves.

    Do they have zero ability to think critically?

    Anyway, Mbemba spotted by our eager espionage sect of NUFC fans as expected 😀

    After this flurry of activity I think it may settle down for a week or so, Austin will go all the way to deadline day I reckon, contingent on Cisse leaving. Just hope we don’t allow Cisse to leave last minute and then fail to get a replacement ‘over the line’.

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  • Bambams

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Geordietwo
    Can’t argue fella….It’s a hopeful one I know.
    Just read that Stoke had come in for him, he could be available and that Mitrovic, Wini and Mbemba have all messaged him on fb to come and be part of this new era… ( well you never know)

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  • lukes26

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #39

    I just did a google search for Jorge Bacao & it seems the only results for this name are in reference to this transfer rumour

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  • 89Norcal

    Jul 23, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Noel Worst

    That line seems more like a minefield doesn’t it

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