Newcastle Linked With Another International Midfielder


Newcastle are one of the many clubs reported to be interested in signing 23 year-old Nigerian international central midfielder Eddy Onazi, who joined Lazio back in 2012.

The Italian media has never been too accurate with some of their transfer stories and Newcastle, along with Swansea, Everton and German club Werder Bremen are said to be interested in the 36 times capped Nigerian Intentional, with Everton having apparently lodged a bid for the player.

Eddy Onazi

Newcastle linked with Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi

This has been a story doing the rounds on the internet for the last day or so, as Newcastle have been doing the deal for 24 year-old Andros Townsend, who is expected to sign for Newcastle today after having a medical.

According to web-site Calciomercato.it Lazio have lowered their price for the Nigerian midfielder to just €7M (£5.3M).

Apparently Lazio are willing to sell their midfielder at the right price in January, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle are in the market for another central midfielder having just signed Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet.

Newcastle have brought in three midfielders during this window although our weaknesses are at striker and in defense.

And while we are expected to sign a striker before next Monday when the window closes – there have not been too many stories that we are after any defenders, even though we have conceded 41 goals in our first 23 league games.

That’s the third worst in the Premier League to go with our points total of 21, which is also the third worst in the league.

Do Lazio have any good strikers or defenders they want to sell in January?

Put this down to a potential made up story – at least as far as Newcastle’s interest is concerned.

For the record the 5’8″ tall Onazi has made 101 appearances for Lazio with 6 goals.

Comments welcome.


84 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #1

    This was on newsnownewcastle yesterday
    Never heard of him, but I don’t follow Italian footy

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  • expatmag

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Another load of bollox

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #3

    surprise surprise we get spurs unwanted at a premium price and they swoop in for berahino. well we never saw that coming…!!

    why couldn’t we just have put that 12m towards a striker.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #4

    well we are good at signing what we don’t need, get him in…!

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  • TroubledToon

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    What, are we gonna play a 4-6 formation?
    Who needs strikers anyway, rite Steve?

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  • sparky55

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #6

    maybe we’re gonna flood the midfield and have winji up top

    …or maybe just another bout of bollox

    …probably the latter

    Bambams…that’s what I heard too and put it up on the blog and you’re right…it’s to worth it.

    Ed doesn’t help by accusing the board of missing out just because of 4 million like he did earlier today…he was never coming up north in a million years and we were told that before the January window opened.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #7

    tbh we have class in abundence in midfield now and well and truely enough so that we do not have to rely on our lone striker !

    a 4-5-1 is how i see it atm and the main goal threats coming from shelvey/townsend and wijnaldum with mitro mostly laying it into there path’s and doing the hold up play

    ——————-elliott—————–
    jan——-colo———mbe——hair
    ——————–sai——————–
    siss——–shel——wij——-town
    ——————mitr——————–

    perez/dummett/colback/krul/rolando as subs imo.

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    croftus5678
    is hairdryer back in training ????

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  • Bambams

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Sparky55
    Mate you will have worked out where I was earlier.
    Got told couple of things I won’t stick on here. Will text you

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #10

    croftus
    Why would u have our best gk on the bench?

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Bambams
    you tease come on lad if you got any imfo share it……………PLEASE !!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Beer / Ron…lets hope then Dummett is nothing but a future backup or that he suddenly turns brilliant.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Bambams….such a tease! 🙂 🙂

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #14

    WWSBRD – Remy is not a gaurenteed starter for Chelsea. Sureley they must have assessed that they will not win the league this season. They are supposed to be after that Pato bloke so Remy is put further down the list. So if he grumbles about not playing -they might just well release him. But who knows.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #15

    For some it’s important to keep up the appearance that the board simply failed to bring Austin here…and that he wanted to come!

    I don’t like the board one bit, most know that, but I try and keep this constructive and not part of a hidden agenda!

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  • belgrade fan

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Leicester ready to sign striker Eder from Sampdoria, with his representatives currently in London

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Tuff
    Again I doubt Chelsea care about how Remy feels but I don’t think they would want to help a rival for top 4 (I’d be amazed if they have accepted they won’t get there this season)

    He might end up there but I don’t think it’ll be Chelsea’s first choice to gift him to a team above them

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #18

    For F••CK’s sake we don’t need another midfield player

    IT’S A BLOODY GOALSCORER
    followed by a defender or two

    ARGHHHHHHH this club does your heed in at times

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #19

    with taylor back now they see it that they have enough defenders only takes a couple of injuries and were up the swanny without a paddle, there after another midfielder its obvious there crazy, a good quality experienced left back is a must, a top quality central defender is a must these nut jobs running our club just shows the experience them lot have

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #20

    unless they changed there no one over 27 policy…remy signing permanent is not likely….linked with caicedo last night on newsnow….7.5m from espanyol 27 yr old apparently

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #21

    jesper
    U accusing me of an agenda buddy? Haha

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Senor Tuff…Chelsea never like to do business that help its rivals. They would even buy a player just so a rival couldn’t have him! But who knows 🙂

    Remy on the other hand, if he has options, I think he’ll follow the money!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Expat – there is no gaurentee that the Townsend supplying crosses and Mitro putting them away concept will work – or be successful straight away.
    Surely the risk is reduced with the purchase of someone who can score goals.
    There should be no gambles on this front – were are points wise worse off than last season. There will not be further opportunities this season to rectify failed policies or we are definitely down.
    There is no time to tinker – we’ve got to get points in the bag.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Yo…you? Naa 😉 lol

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  • toon kk

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Surely the club recognise even if alot of fans don’t we Will be relegated without a quality striker brought in. Mitrovic is a couple of seasons away from the class goal scorer we need.

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  • geordie157

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Sounds like Liverpool will get xhaka and matip.

    Any news on the Townsend medical yet? Hope we get remy back

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #27

    belgrade
    they said on ssn that his reps are here to listen to the offer but the player is not keen on a move now as it may effect his chances of playing for italy at the euro’s….but things change

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Lyrics – to the Tune of Three Wheels on My Wagon

    See at: http://youtu.be/fsXoMS9-xxg

    Three days in the window
    And we’re still strolling along
    The Villains are chasing me
    rumours fly, right on by
    But I’m singing a happy song

    I’m singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety, high
    Wor Geordies never say die
    A mile up the road there’s a hidden cave
    And we can watch those strikers
    Go galloping by

    SPOKEN: “Mike they’re catching up to us!”
    “Get back in the wagon McLaren !”

    Two days for the transfers
    And we’re still rolling along
    Them Swansea’s are after me
    Flaming Ash, splash the cash
    But I’m singing a happy song

    I’m singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
    Geordies they never say die
    Half a mile up the road there’s a hidden cave
    And we can watch those defenders
    Go galloping by

    SPOKEN: “Duh, Cashley ? Are you sure this is the right policy ? ”
    “Will you hush up? You and your ideas ! ”

    One day for a transfer
    And we’re still strolling along
    Them Mackem b’s are after me
    I’m all p@ssed off at Mr. Carr
    But I’m singing a happy song

    I’m singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
    Geordies always say why aye
    Right around that turn there’s a hidden Gregg’s
    And we can watch those Transfers
    Go galloping by

    SPOKEN: “Should I get the loaneees in now ? ”
    “Woman, I know what I’m doing!”

    No more strikers now,
    So we’re not rolling along
    The Championship beckons we
    We’re effing mad, things look bad
    But we’re singing a happy song

    SPOKEN: “C’mon all you fans sing along with me!”

    Higgity, haggity hoggety, high
    Geordies always sing why aye
    The fans are p!ssed
    at the players we’ve missed
    But we’re singing a happy song ….

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  • Bambams

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Hibbitt
    You know the craic fella, I have given a little but I do not know who from the club looks on here and I won’t risk the source.
    I don’t know about any possible signings that I can tell you.
    Hope you understand fella

    Sparky55
    Text sent, might take a while….

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  • belgrade fan

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #30

    springy

    Didn’t see then good. Remy will not go to Leicester, would be sub for Vardy. Ranieri will not change winning team

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #31

    jesper
    Haha well how offensive

    I just fail to see how NUFC are unable to convince a championship striker that we are a good move for him yet we can convince the Dutch player of the year to pack up and come look at our bridges

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #32

    WW/Jesper – who knows what will happen.Certainly Remy seems to be more mercenary than the rest.
    As for Chelsea buying up potential good players so other clubs cannot get them is also true. When I first heard about this -having 30 odd players out on loan I could not believe it. City also do a bit of this as well.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #33

    charlie
    i doubt its true mate so would’nt let it wynd you up…..be very surprised if we sign another cm unless it to replace tiote and shelvey and saivet were coming in anyway to strengthen

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  • NUFCJOE

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #34

    We’ll not sign him, probably just some agent trying to drum up interest. He looks like Anita 2.0.

    As for strikers, I really can see us getting Remy. He’ll not got to Leicester if the bid is rejected, and Chelsea are definitely not going to release him (as someone mentioned) if they have a £7m bid on the table.

    Remy on loan is probably the perfect fit right now. He’s proved he can score for Newcastle allowing us to stay in the premier league (although I don’t actually believe we’re going down with our current squad). However, he’s 29. Which means 1. We’re never going to buy him 2. He’s probably only got 2/3 more seasons at his peak and finally, the financial loss Ashley would make.

    Get Remy on loan until the summer, where we can peruse others, such as Berahino etc.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Mister Tuff
    Strange how many people keep going on about Mitrovic scoring all these goals to keep us up with all the potential service he’s going to get. He’s had loads of chances to score and keeps f-ing them up, he has quality’s there’s no getting away from that but he needs help and time or we will definitely go down. I’ve said it all season.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #36

    Yo…some just doesn’t want to relocate when they have options!

    Some have to ask their wife and some wife says no 😉

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  • geordiemark

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #37

    for me remy can stay where he is, turned us down twice so bollox to that, you know who I would go after van persie, yeah he might be getting on a bit and he will demand big wages but end of the day do we get relegated or not, I think he will be well worth it

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 27, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #38

    nufcjoe
    it looks like chelsea are wanting 12m for remy in permanent deal….loan deals for him have gone quiet….loan would be better tho

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 27, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Tuff
    Yeah who knows what’ll happen but I don’t think it’s as cut and dry as some are making out that Remy will go to the club furthest up the league

    Chelsea’s loan system in quite shocking to a football fan but it’s an incredible business plan

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  • ToonRich

    Jan 27, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Bambams, do you really think the club would spend their time on here and workout who you are…id hope they’re watch YouTube of possible signings!! 5days until deadline, give us something to speculate about 😉

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