Surprise – Southampton To Beat Magpies To This Striker


There’s a report today in Spanish newspaper Marco that Southampton are in advanced negotiations to sign 21 year-old Tenerife striker Nano (full name Alexander Mesa Travieso) for €3M, which is the release clause amount in his contract.

Newcastle were expected to make a move for the youngster this summer, if only because Ayoze Perez was signed from Tenerife for 2M two years ago, and the 22 year-old has been a success on Tyneside and brought in at a bargain basement price too.

Rafa Benitez is also expected to bring some Spanish players into the Newcastle squad this summer.

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Nano – signing for Southampton?

The news is that Nano has already flown to England and has to agree personal terms with the south coast club, so if that news is correct, it’s almost a done deal for the Saints as long as Nano passes his medical.

Aston Villa were also said to be interested in the 21-year-old.

The news is that the Saints are willing to pay the youngster a rather high initial £24K/week in wages on a four-year contract.

The young striker had a very good seoasn last term and scored 14 goals in 35 total games at the Spanish second division club.

Hopefully, Nano is not one of the four imminent signings Rafa talked about last Thursday.

We thought Newcastle would sign this youngster in the summer, so this is a bit of a surprise if the news is true.

Comments welcome.



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60 comments so far

  • G

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #1

    I suspect if Rafa really wanted him, then he would already be a done deal. The link to us was press speculation at best.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Thought he had signed for some low end Spanish outfit? But am not fussed either way we’ve already got a Spanish wonder kid to bring on just fitting him in the team is the problem. Nice to see him planning on staying though he needs to up his game after last season

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Isn’t he a bit small?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki @3 – classic quote of the bride Jane aka Mrs Jib Jibberish on their wedding night.

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  • lesh

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    No surprises here then. After all, Charmless would be lost negotiating a single million quid deal for a player. He needs to be sure that he doesn’t sign off any more big money signings that flop.

    Anyway, he’ll be negotiating with Greggs to supply Spanish flavoured nibbles for Rafa!

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  • giimps

    Jun 27, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    I was certain this was a rehash of the Charlie Austin 100million articles from Ed

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  • Belfast

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Pretty certain he signed for Celta Vigo or someone ?

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  • Belfast

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Or maybe that was somebody else.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh lord am in the same boat as Belfast…that’s a bad sign

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  • Belfast

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #10

    I new I shouldn’t have listened to you when you told me that transfer news the other day.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Why don’t we go mad and bid for Adam Nagy I’ve loved watching him play during the Euros

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Haha I never said I was in the knaaa Belfast mate am no Colin

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Mr Tuff
    Are you pissed ?

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Do you mean Adam Lang th right back ?

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib
    That directed at me? Because I mean the Hungarian CDM Adam Nagy (Nodge)

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #16

    We have enough midfielders to start a midfielders stall on the quayside Sunday morning.

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  • Fostino

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Could bigi..Sammy. .Vickic..goofy..haidira..colo…Good..thavin…cabella..riverie..cisse…Please leave the big brother house

    Might be time for toite…janmaat..wini (on loan maybe) to leave as well.

    Undecided on saviet but would not miss him.

    The rest can stay but a lot of reinforcements needed

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Jib
    We have enough strikers on the books yet we are desperate to bring a striker in

    Numbers don’t mean quality

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Fostino // Jun 27, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Might be time for toite…pronounced — twat ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #20

    If Danny Murphy was wearing a blanket I’d chuck him a quid to buy himself a cup of tea!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Jib Jibberish in answer to your question – no. Just I’m on top form today -quality gags.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Tonight 4 – 0 to England providing Woy plays the best team which includes Vardy and Sturridge and does not include Wilshire and Henderson.
    I would not start Harry Kane either sub with Rashford.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 27, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #23

    This could be a cracker if there’s an earlyish goal.

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Woy has to play de yoofs

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  • AncientC

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #25

    “The news is that the Saints are willing to pay the youngster a rather high initial £24K/week in wages on a four-year contract.”

    There is absolutely no way Nano would be on those type of wages coming from a club like Tenerife, which tends to make the whole story look made up.

    Perez who turned down Real Madrid, showed form in the Premier League to earn a new contract, is still probably not even on 24k a week.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib….. Is Jane really your wife?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Still no signings then, unbelievable.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Only couple of weeks to our first game in the championship, ffs.

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Christian Vieri calls Andres Iniesta – Harry Potter.
    He just passed a ball to David Silva that took 4 Italians out of the game !
    Player of the tournament so far IMO.

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #30

    sweatybetty
    Yup Jane and I are happily married.

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #31

    welshgeordie9 // Only couple of weeks to our first game in the championship, ffs.

    Have the buggers cancelled July like?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Welshie……. I used to go out with a Welsh girl who had 36DD’s It was a ridiculously long name.

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #33
  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #34

    betty
    Your name in Welsh – “peli chwyslyd”
    pronounced Pele Thweezle

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #35

    Shit myself have you.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib

    This Friday is the 1st July, so there’s not many weeks to go, besides a lot of teams have already made some bids.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Betty

    You wouldn’t handle a Welsh girl never mind going out with one.

    Ha ha ha

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Welshie……. She used to make me shove a stick up my asre so I resembled a Taffy apple.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Welshmen…. In al seriousness …. Do you speak Welsh ?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 27, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Welshmen meant Welshie

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