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Newcastle Now Reported After Barcelona Winger

2:31 pm, Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 28 Comments

The Guardian are reporting that Newcastle are now ready to try to sign Barcelona’s 20 year-old winger Sandro Ramirez, who we have been interested in for about a year now.

The Guardian says that with Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy still insisting on a £14M permanent deal for Andros Townsend this month, Newcastle will soon be forced to turn to other alternatives.

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Sandro Ramirez – 20 year-old Barcelona winger

In fact the Guardian is saying that Newcastle have been forced to looks at other alternatives.

And certainly time is running out with the January transfer window closing a week on Monday.

Newcastle tried to sign the Spanish U21 international in the summer, so he is well known to Graham Carr, but were not successful and the youngster has just turned down the chance to join Real Betis.

However, this would be a risk as it was with Florian Thauvin and Remy Cabella, and it would be better to sign a winger with recognized Premier League experience.

That would mean they could immediately produce for the side and one problem we’ve had this season is that some of our summer signings are still bedding in.

Sandro Ramirez was born in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, and joined the Barcelona Youth Academy back in 2009.

He played for Barcelona B 61 times with 15 goals and has played for all the Spanish Youth sides including 3 appearances for the U21 side.

Ramirez is now available for a loan deal or a permanent transfer, and maybe Newcastle would go for an initial loan deal, so the coaches could see how he performed through the end of the season?

Sandro has played 19 times this season for Barcelona and scored three goals and in total has 31 appearances for the Spanish powerhouse with 7 goals.

He looks like a talented young player.

The other alternative to Townsend is said to be 24 year-old QPR winger Matt Phillips who is said to be available for a low £4M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    No chance unless Ayoze can persuade him to come here and shiver on the stands!

    As far as Townsend’s concerned, Spurs should be told £14m is out of the question do they can keel him.

  • 2 King Colback // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    JFA with a face like a squashed hedgehog

  • 3 Valid point // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Am I the only one thinking Thauvin would now benefit from a more playing side with Shelvey in the team? Hope he gets another chance and think he could whip som crosses in to Mitro.

    If fit I would swap him for Perez against Watford, rest of the team unchanged.

  • 4 NezzaNUFC // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:37 PM


    Maybe just maybe Lee could be waiting until the summer to recruit new youth coaches?

    It’s a possibility iny view since I think the youth coaches contract runs out soon ( I’m sure someone can get more info on this )

  • 5 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:37 PM


    Does Ayoze know him? is this Ayoze’s new year surprise?

  • 6 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    pete graves at sky reckon the two clubs are close to an agreement and it wont be 14m

  • 7 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    thats for townsend obviously

  • 8 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Springy if it’s us and west brom he’ll choose us

  • 9 NezzaNUFC // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM


    Southampton and Watford? They can have him.

  • 10 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    that report about wba not having a bid by anyone was on sky sports a couple of hours ago mate……as for townsend i think its looking nailed on tbh

  • 11 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    I agree Springy and bookies have stopped all betting, Skybet had us at 1/100 before they suspended betting.

  • 12 Sliema // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Valid point

    You’re not the only one mate. Newcastle fans and football fans in general write players and managers off far too quickly these days. Thauvin has barely had a chance and when he has he’s been in a losing team and/or coming on with 10 minutes to go, not to mention that he had nobody to play him a decent forward pass, until now!

  • 13 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:47 PM


    Javier Mascherano has reportedly been sentenced to 1 year in prison for Tax Fraud.

  • 14 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    More like Carr is playing hardball in any Townsend deal because it looks likely this ramirez will be ending up at WHL. I think it was likely barca who didn’t want ramirez to go to a rival side, because he’s probably still a decent striking prospect who just has the misfortune to be well down the pecking order of arguably one of the best strike forces there are.

  • 15 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    Ah swapping onion bags for mailbags eh?

  • 16 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    lol tsunki

  • 17 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    thauvin was on up hill struggle from day one coz when he signed it was’nt the player some wanted at the time so he was’nt given anywhere near a chance he should of, and dragged across the coals everytime he got near the pitch….now his confidence is so low that i think the lad wants out and not even willing to fight for the chance…..if he is good on the lad…every player is different when they come to this league some hit the ground running some dont….but he came into a poor struggling side and instantly under pressure for being a flop before he kicked a ball,under those circumstances i doubt even suarez could of came here and looked the player he was at liverpool……thats not a comparison by the way

  • 18 goommy // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:53 PM

    It’s really hard to do a business with Spur nowaday. They know how to dig a money out of you like when they did with Bale.

    Don’t know why but I really feel uncomfortable about Townsend and Berahino deal. Hope we get other players instead of this two. 🙁

  • 19 optimistic prime // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Bit harsh to blame Beardsley for not bringing kids through. He can only bring them so far then they need first team game time, with us or on loan. That’s something no academy coach can give any young player.

    We never send them out as we need people to sacrifice when the master plan goes tits up.

    I do agree that our whole youth set up needs looking at.

  • 20 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    I think the big problem with Thauvin is that he was an agreed deal in a series of manoeuvrings going back a couple of years, when he was seemingly a bright prospect. A bit like agreeing to buy a rental car that only had a few miles on the clock, but not being able to collect it until it had done 60k miles ha ha. And then finding out it was a Kia not a BMW. 🙂

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Beardsley got his team relegated and for a club supposedly wanting to rely on bringing players through should have paid with his job for that. But he says the right things when asked and is the perfect guy for splitting fans opinions, like bills son once said, if Beardsley trusts Ashley then so do I.

  • 22 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jan 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    I think given time Mclaren will sort out our youth set up step one is getting the promising lads we do have out on loan so maybe next season they can contribute to the squad and it looks like we are starting to try and buy younger players such as that we have on trial from Palace .

    On Sandro hes a really good player just not maybe Barca level but with the time and space allowed to forwards in the premiership he could be quite deadly as our game is a lot more open than playing for Barca where teams dont give you much space at all

  • 23 SPRINGY // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    funny…..i mentioned the other day that maybe SDJ going to psv as part of a willems deal might be a good move for all concerned….we get willems,psv get SDJ, and SDJ gets to play with his brother… on news now his brother has said he wanted to stay at newcastle coz he wanted to play football with his brother but he’s happy at psv and hopes to play in the same team as his brother one day…….said for while i believe willems is joining in the summer….maybe this deal could be the actual deal?

  • 24 Jail for Ashley // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    I’m not sure on your Thauvin theory, he would have quickly won over fans if he’d been any good. His great display against Northampton didn’t really do him any favours either. Just showed what his level was.

  • 25 Tsunki // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    I notice Ed sandwiched his Deloitte Financial on NUFC in the middle of his daily article slingshot run 🙂 probably trying to avoid another full day of arguments over club accounts.

    But, using only tea boy reasoning and company little helper technology, I still haven’t had a clear answer from anyone as to why Ashley gives away a major revenue stream in ground advertising for free when it would clearly offset the drop in TV bonus versus merit payments (nufc is losing here due to poor league placing). Ashley has ensured the ground stays full due to keen pricing and season ticket strategy, because he knows it’s not just bums on seats its consumption of beverages, food, and merchandise sales that ensue. So why just give away millions of pounds in revenue? I believe Ashley though when he was asked at an SD agm about it when all he would say was ” because it’s good for SD”.

    Good answer please and not shoddy defective humour centred around office-boy jibes. 🙂

  • 26 lesh // Jan 21, 2016 at 3:25 PM


    Funny you mentioned Perez’s new year surprise – I was wondering about that.

    Maybe it’s about Charnley who Perez was hoping to report any sign of life in him yet!

    Maybe next year Ayoze?

  • 27 hazzy // Jan 21, 2016 at 11:54 PM

    Sandro is a striker not a winger. He’s plays more like a number 9 which is why he may never get a chance at Barca. Good touch and tenacious but not convinced he’s a goal scorer. May become one in time though

  • 28 f // Jan 22, 2016 at 5:03 AM

    i thoguht it was Messi, Ed

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