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Newcastle Close In On Deal For Argentine Defender

2:07 pm, Sunday, January 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 25 Comments

Valencia are very close to signing Atletico Madrid left back Guilherme Siqueira on a deal after he seemed to snub Newcastle’s approach for him after a medical had been arranged, but it looks yesterday Gary Neville’s club moved in and they will soon be successful in announcing the signing of the Brazilian.

It seems he has been offered an 18 month deal by Valencia whereas Newcastle offered him a short-term loan deal.

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26 year-old Argentine International Lucas Orban

But Spanish website Football Espana is reporting that Newcastle have been in talks over the last day or so with Valencia’s Lucas Orban over a loan move to Newcastle

And as we were hoping yesterday – Are Newcastle Moving For Orban – Is Siqueira Deal In Trouble? – once a deal for Siqueira is completed it will free up the 26 year-old Argentine International to join Newcastle on a loan deal through the end of the season.

The report is that the loan deal will include a clause that will make the move permanent if he impresses through May during his loan spell.

Lucas is keen to leave Valencia and he is a left-footed defender who can play at left back or in central defense and he is an accomplished player.

He picked up two caps for Argentina and as Kevin Keegan was fond of saying – you have to be a good player to play for Argentina.

We think he would be just what we need at Newcastle for the run-in.

Here’s  hoping we can sign this defender – with fingers crossed.

Comments welcome.

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

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Get him in

  • 2 will die for the toon army // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Mister Tuff

    Sir Hall, Shepherd, Shearer, Sir Bobby, King Kev did their part in promoting NUFC.


    Mbabu going on loan will be hard. He is the first Fullback back up.

  • 3 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    Rhodes deal to Middlesboro is off, boro pull out

  • 4 Hail Wor Ashley // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Let’s all pray Doumbia can have a similar impact to Cisse upon his arrival.

  • 5 JackButler // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    A big, strong, commanding centre half in the summer and we could look like a half decent squad capable of more than fighting off relegation

  • 6 Moonraker15 // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Colo should be able to talk to Orban and get him over the line!

  • 7 JamesToon // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Anyone know anything about Orban? Sounds like another Dummett, would prefer Gibbs or Willems

  • 8 why oh why // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Get him
    And move dummet into centre half

  • 9 bettyswallocks // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Seems like Valencia would get the best player if it all happens as reported. Why would they release Orban and hijack Sequeira if not?

  • 10 will die for the toon army // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:24 PM

  • 11 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    oh ffs

  • 12 Thump // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    @will die: I think this is a gamble we probably need to take. Mbabu won’t flourish by playing second or third fiddle (least of all when Haidara’s back fit), and Mbemba has shown he can play at RB. Let the lad get some first team football under his belt imo.

  • 13 JDdubai // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:29 PM

    Orban on loan then Willems in the summer

  • 14 firebug666 // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Gambling with Seydou Doumbia

    This is Seydou Doumbia, the man it looks like Newcastle are turning to to save them from relegation. At 28 years of age, this is a fantastic opportunity for him to establish himself in what is arguably the best league in the world.

    Will Doumbia be a success or has Steve McClaren been playing too much FIFA…

    Seydou Doumbia is currently playing on loan at CSKA Moscow from AS Roma. He had originally moved from CSKA Moscow to AS Roma a year ago this month for £10million. In his last 3 seasons (this season inclusive) for CSKA Moscow, Seydou Doumbia scored 41 goals in 64 games (49 starts). During his time at CSKA Moscow he has a ratio of scoring 1 goal every 109 minutes. That is lethal. It is clear he knows where the back of the net is. This is why Newcastle are signing him.

    His time at AS Roma is seen by many as disappointing and as proof that he can’t make it in a top league. I disagree, he played 13 games, playing the full 90 minutes in only 2 of those, scoring 2 goals over this time. He was then loaned back to CSKA Moscow where he immediately rediscovered his goal scoring form immediately, scoring 11 goals so far this season. On average he played around 35 minutes per appearance at Roma. In my opinion it is therefore understandable that his record at Roma is not pleasant viewing.

    It is true that the Russian League is definitely not the same standard at the Premier League. Doumbia will not have the same goal scoring record in the Premier League as he did in Russia. But, Seydou Doumbia does know where the back of the net is and that is clear. He also adds a lot of pace up front. Something Newcastle have not had since Loic Remy.

    The most important thing in this singing is that Doumbia can finish. With the arrivals of Townsend and Shelvey in particular accompanied in the midfield by Wijnaldum and Sissoko Doumbia should have all the service he needs to score. It is a gamble however, lots of players who have been prolific in foreign leagues have come to the Premier League and struggled. An example of this is Salamon Rondon. He had scored 20 goals in 25 games at Zenit, moved to West Brom last summer and has scored 3 goals in 17 games so far this season. It is impossible to say whether Doumbia will succeed at Newcastle. But it is a step forward none-the-less.!Gambling-with-Seydou-Doumbia/cjzh6/56ae19170cf2062bd40ff2cb

  • 15 Slank // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    JDdubai @ 14

    ‘..Orban on loan then Willems in the summer..’

    If Orban comes !

  • 16 SA Toon // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    From what I have seen of Orban, he is the real deal. I have been a Willems fan for some time, but I’m not sure that he brings any more than this guy. Would be really stoked if we managed to bring him in. Come on NUFC – get it done!

  • 17 Mister Tuff // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Will die – agreed about the old hierarchy.
    Can you imagine the difference in the case of a budding recruit -undecided about his future. I propose two scenarios:-
    1. Wally Blusterman rings you up and tries to sell you the dream.
    2. King Kev rings you up and tries to sell you the dream.

    I instinctively know who would sway my decision.

  • 18 jazzyp // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    French reports: Seydou Doumbia has completed his Newcastle medical with success. The deal is done. (FM)

  • 19 SA Toon // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    @Jazzyp I hope you’re right brother!

  • 20 Mister Tuff // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    My previous post about the size of Berihino’s arse had two strings attached – firsrly it would draw comment about it’s size and secondly it would actually draw out arses who post on here and like to have a dig/pop – and it worked a disparaging snipe by Hail for Ashley.
    The same fellow who was outed yesterday because of his association with Alpha Dog.
    Alpha Dog has been posting in non offensive terms today -but like the scumbag he is -he plays his substitute Hail to put the boot in.
    Alpha Dog is a cunning cur,he has the stealth of the Viper, the cunning of the Jackal, the treachery of the scorpion and the deceiptful words of the weasel. Not a nice person in other words.

  • 21 JackButler // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    The thought of having

    Sissoko, Tiote, Shelvey, Townsend



    is very exciting

  • 22 will die for the toon army // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    If Colo gets an extension on his contract then i will believe he is going to be our next Head Coach either him or Cathro.

    MA belives is building within.

    Back to transfers. Doumbia is here.

  • 23 tequilamag // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    I See Mister Tuff, so you were intending to draw out more arses. Each to their own I suppose.
    Can I ask does Doumbias arse get the Tuff seal of approval ?
    Personally I am more interested in whether he can score any goals but it is always interesting to see how you judge the worth of a player

  • 24 Jib // Jan 31, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Lucas Orban , Pablo Zabeleta , Sergio Aguero in Washington DC with the Argentina side last March.

  • 25 Blackley and Brownlie // Jan 31, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    Angels @111 earlier thread
    You’re claiming your argument was nuanced and I couldn’t grasp it. So here is your argument.
    “Carr could make that mistake in his 40s as well as his 70s. It is not an age related error of judgement.
    There are some skills for which experience does count. He may not be able to become a sporting champion but as long as he is not geriatric, there is no reason age prevents him making the right decisions.
    Age-ists like Bl&Br need to differentiate between age limited skills and age limiting activities – like 5 times a night sex for the over 70s. Just think Churchill in WW2 became PM at 66, and again in 1951 at the age of 77. I don’t know about Churchill’s sexual proclivities but he could drink a few under the table at any age.”
    That post was in response to my point, which you’ve clearly missed. There’s nothing in your first lines I disagree with. Where I differ with you is that I believe age can affect your ability to your job. It can affect your cognitive abilities, your powers of mental performance wane, your memory declines, your decision making is impaired. They are slow and subtle changes that may not be immediately apparent. And it doesn’t just apply to people with alzheimers and dementia, although many people of Carr’s age are so affected.

    You brought up Churchill, not me. I just quoted a historian’s view of Churchill’s performance in his final term, which was less than flattering and added support to my argument.

    You call me an ageist. Based on what? Science and history show that age is linked to performance. I’m saying age “can” affect your performance and very often does. That is not ageism. It’s biological, scientific fact.

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