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Why Magpies Must Hold Out For £35M Cool Cash For Sissoko

10:17 am, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 71 Comments

There are reports coming out of Spain today that say Real Madrid will offer two of their younger players in part exchange for Moussa Sissoko, who is now said to be keen to join the Spanish giants.

It looks like his dream team – Arsenal – are not interested in him after all.

It will be interesting to see if Newcastle pick up the bait or simply stick to their guns and ask for cash up front for the wantaway Newcastle midfielder, much like we did with Liverpool when we let Gini Wijnaldum leave the club last month for cool cash paid up front.

Amd most fans will be happy to see the back of inconsistent Sissoko – if truth be told.

marcos llorente

21 year-old Madrid-born play-maker Marcos Llorente

Rafa will know the two players being offered from his time as manager at Madrid last season.

One player is 21 year-old Madrid-born Marcos Llorente, who plays in central midfield and the other is 23 year-old Mariano Diaz, who was born in Barcelona and is a striker.

Llorente has played only three times for the full Real Madrid side and he has played 4 times for the Spanish U-19 side; he’s a play-maker and said to be extremely creative.

Marcos has played 62 times for Real Madrid Castilla – the Madrid reserve team – with 3 goals and 4 assists.

Mariano Díaz

23 year-old striker Mariano Diaz

Mariano Diaz is a 23-year-old striker who has played 43 times for Real Madrid Castilla with 32 goals and one assist – so it seems he can put the ball into the back of the net.

He is of Hispano-Dominican descent and has played once for the Dominican Republic with one goal.

Mariano may even a useful addition to the Newcastle squad, since we need another striker brought in.

Offering players in part-exchange like this is simply a way for Real Madrid to bring the price on Sissoko down, because they will put exorbitant prices on the heads of these two players.

Yes – just like Newcastle have done with Moussa Sissoko.


Seriously, this is a great opportunity for Newcastle to get the full £35M for Moussa Sissoko – and replace him with £4.5M Mo Diame from Hull City, who is similar kind of player to Sissoko.

Newcastle should strike another Andy Carroll like deal for the Frenchman – and if no club comes in with the right offer, then Moussa stays on Tyneside and will have to enjoy a season down below like the rest of us.

After all, Newcastle are not in dire need of the cash and we can afford to wait for the bids coming in, since big clubs other than Real Madrid are interested in the French International.

It’s really as simple as that.

Any player who outshone £110M Paul Pogba for France in Euro 2016 is worth at least £35M in cool cash – that’s Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Other News · Transfer News and Rumours

71 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    If Clarke is deffo coming, then that automatically makes Dummet the starting LB (whether we like it or not) Clarke is going to be 4th choice CB and LB cover probably. Gamez and Janmaat fighting it out at RB (unless Gamez gets the nod as starting LB). Either way, we have have enough defensive numbers (if not quite the quality in depth we wanted) to start the season. If we get these two spanish kids from RM, then we should have enough in MF and FW to be good to go. Like I keep saying, we can probably bolster quality in January because we SHOULD be a more attractive prospect as promotion favorites by then

  • 2 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    Another big plus from having a interchangeable squad, which can help form, sustained progression and possibly lower injuries, is that there is also a healthy competition for places.

    It’s refreshing to see Rafa (and Penfold) conclude the deals swiftly compare to the general shambles of previous years.

  • 3 JamesToon // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Marcos Llorente looks a very decent prospect

  • 4 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    I think two quality youngsters as a swap for Sissoko is a great deal, personally. Even if RM slap 10M each on them, we might still.get 10-15 cash on top. I really hope this is true.

  • 5 Mr Funk // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    I don’t see the point in taking the two youth players from Real – they could struggle to adapt to the championship.
    If anything has been shown by our transfer policy so far, is that NUFC are going for tried and tested players who could either perform in the championship or the premier league

  • 6 Mr Funk // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Still would go for Charlie Taylor rather than Ciaran Clark

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM


    I am wondering if we have been a bit harsh on the bespectacled roll on deoderant? Or maybe he was useless until shown how to do it properly. It’s hard to say. Either way it does look like penfold is doing things right these days

  • 8 Bambams // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    I still think we will sign a LB before window closes

  • 9 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:33 AM


    I think having a manager they know will ease the settling in process. Certainly the striker at 23 should be able to apply himself in any league, if he is any good. As for the play maker, we have been crying out for one all window. I think they could be the final pieces of the jigsaw we need.

  • 10 one fine day // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Maybe Rafa should name sissoko in the side for Fulham .
    Watch how quickly teams stop dicking around and put in something concrete.
    Anyone else read the daft rumours that old pardiola is “desperate “to get him selhurst park :)?
    At least if he went there he can always go and watch his dream team in the champions league lol it’s about as near as he will get .
    Beautiful team !

  • 11 LGFUAD21 // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Hit a friend who is a hUll fan.

    He is p1553d lol.

    He sounds like he’s given up on hull with all the stuff going on there. Hope we get diame

  • 12 Mr Funk // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:41 AM


    You are right that it may help having a manager who knows them. But they could still struggle. I know that could said of any player, however it could be a big change for both of them and they may not want to leave Real anyway.

    I agree with you about the playmaker but would that mean Perez and DeJong playing as strikers instead?

  • 13 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:46 AM


    i think the spanish guys could be excellent business. one’s very creative and the other knows where the net is and let’s face it you don’t get to sign for Real if you haven’t got something.

  • 14 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:47 AM


    I think perez is going to first choice at 10, if we sign the spanish lad he will be competing with him for that spot. De jong probably wont feature.

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Because hes never fit

  • 16 Colombus // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    I would absolutely take a chance on these two players. 15 million plus these two and we will have a very exciting team. Both are huge talents that havent really blossomed yet. Mariano could prove a real bargain and Liorente is the creativity we need in midfield.

  • 17 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    It’s hard to tell, YouCouldn’t. He’ll absolutely have been given tips on how to improve his role in order to make it more efficient or how to maximise his negotiation strategies when it comes to signing players.

    it’s not like he hasn’t signed a player before. Still, at least it has been working well. I think that a plus side of Charnley seems to be that he seems fairly easy to work with – acceptance of other people’s views etc. It allows Rafa to get on and identify people and let Charnley get on with sealing the deal around the value limits he will no doubt place on incoming players.

    example, we want X player for maximum of £5m, no higher, but I hear a deal can be done for £3.5m after speaking to Y person. The gives a bit a flexibility if they want a bit more as the deal has already allowed some space to raise it and can be concluded a lot faster.

  • 18 Budge123 // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Massive risk taking players from lower Spanish league and expecting them to either be a successful goal threat or even harder playmaker in the ruff and tumble championship – no matter how good they are.

    We need to be out of this league first time so for me better to get the money and invest in a more likely proven player.

    These 2 might be great long term but we need focus on the short term at present.

  • 19 tomellifred360 // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Creating a NUFC Fantasy Football League if anyone is interested.


  • 20 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    there does’nt look like newcastle have any interest in charlie taylor,no mention of him to shout about anyway…the club may not rate him that highly to bid for him,cant say i’ve seen anything of him to be honest so cant have an opinion.

  • 21 martoon // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    I’ve always suspected with Charnley that he is very good at financial matters, negotiating deals, player contracts etc. However he is a very poor manager as exemplified by the embarrassing, protracted sacking of McClaren. Hopefully with Rafa doing the managing then Lee can do what he’s good at!

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:55 AM


    disrespectful to charmless. Hmm..let’s see. The man who gave us carver and mclaren, lost millions in a tv deal and spent 80m on a relegated team.

  • 23 robertsleftfoot // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    The playmake looks a prospect but not sure how much he would enjoy getting kicked up a height every game. Every manager in the league would be saying just get him hit early doors and he wont be interested.

    The striker would be good as at least a back up but not sure how much playing time another striker would get!! Looks like we are going to play one up top and with Mitro, Armstrong, Perez and Gayle another one will just be too much IMO.

    The friendly build up has shown us to be playing a 4231 and I rate Ayoze quite highly (as do Barca) so why take a player from Madrid who is more than likely not as good as Ayoze and get somewhere like £10 mill less.

    Get an extra £10mill in the Sissoko deal and but ourselves a proper left back!!

    If Diame has a release clause then does Robertson not have one too??

  • 24 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2016 at 10:59 AM


    i think the days of players taking time to settle are a bit of a myth now. with so many foreign players and foreign managers here now, it’s not quite the culture shock of yesteryear.

    In recent times spanish / latin players seem to have settled really well here.

  • 25 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM


    I’m not sure that Perez will start at number 10, in fact I’m not sure that he will start at all seeing that Aarons has featured so much during pre-season I expect Aarons to play on the left with Ritckie on the right with Gayle up front and in the central attacking midfield I would expect that role to go to Diame, Perez may get the nod for Fulham but long term he could struggle to get in, Diame could play as one of the two holding players but I expect a fight between Hayden, Shelvey, Colback, Anita and Saivet for those two roles with the first two possibly being the favourites.

  • 26 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Rotonda, it’d be interesting to know how much influence Carr and Moncur had on those appointments. They could have been the ‘brains’ behind the operation (abysmal if so) and Charnley merely completed the formalities.

    It’s hard to tell, but at least things seem to be most definitely moving in the right direction now.

  • 27 Nufc-83 // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Over the moon with Diame as I said he was one of my favourite players at West Ham. Spoof I doubt he will be put into a no10 position he will go straight in alongside Hayden IMO in the centre of the field (Tiote will be sold).

    I would take a chance on these two players but I doubt this is true and if it is it would likely only be a loan for a season which is definately not worth it.

  • 28 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    madrid want sissoko to slap in a transfer request.
    but sissoko wants a signing off ”loyalty” fee and a singing on fee at real. the hypocrisy and greed make you want to heave.

  • 29 Budge123 // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Rotonda – if we had stayed up I would agree with you. But in the Championship they are going to be kicked from pillar to post and more than likely back to Spain as soon as they can for a big lose. Hope I’m wrong!

  • 30 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:09 AM


    yes as long as lc lets rb run the show 100%

  • 31 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:11 AM


    point taken, but i do think they would be exciting additions that rafa could bring on, literally and metaphorically.

  • 32 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    just hope perez is moved from pillar to post all season like last year coz it really effected his game,get him a position,number ten(my preference) or striker and let him get on with it…then if he’s good enough we’ll see what he’s about,if not then he’ll be on the bench….shoe horning players in just to get them on the pitch was part of the problem last year.

  • 33 Rotonda heights // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:11 AM


    do you mean isn’t

  • 34 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:12 AM


    I’m not so sure about that, the way I look at it is that Hayden was bought to replace Tiote and if you look at our other holding midfielders who are Shelvey, Colback, Saivet and Anita I just don’t see Diame as being bought for that role, for me Diame has been bought to replace Sissoko and to take Sissoko’s role which was as an attacking midfielder and not as a holding one, I could be wrong but I’m sure we will see in time.

  • 35 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    aye sorry…another bollick,read it back as well and still missed it!!lol

  • 36 JamesToon // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Clark and Diame having medicals today

  • 37 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    just hope perez isn’t moved from pillar to post#
    cheers rotonda

  • 38 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:16 AM


    I have the same fear for Perez as you and I fear that he will become the jack of all positions again.

  • 39 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    SPRINGY, not SRINGY, sorry.

  • 40 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    i agree about diame,it would appear he’s a replacement for sissoko,i expect hayden,colback or saivet to be the holding midfielder with shelvey, in the other maybe anita, but anita maybe pushed wide as he’s played there preseason pretty well by all accounts.

  • 41 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Could Saivet spring a surprise perhaps? He seems quite versatile. Wasn’t he captain at Bordeaux for a bit? He’s played for the French youth teams right up to the U21s then played for Senegal.

  • 42 barkel // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    It’s great to finally have such a healthy competition for places. I do see Perez in the no.10 role too so will be interesting what happens with him, sdj, diame & possibly shelvey playing for that spot

  • 43 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    he needs a position sorted,i personally dont think he’s quick enough or strong enough right now to be main striker,the lad can finish and is technically good,with an eye for a pass and creative…number ten for me….he may get stronger and move further forward later but not at the moment.

  • 44 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:25 AM


    You could be right about Anita, I hope so as I really don’t like him at all as a holding midfielder but as cover for our wide players he could be useful to have, he may be in a similar situation to which Perez is in, having to cover various positions, Perez could cover various atacking areas with Anita doing likewise but in deeper positions, don’t forget that he did play quite a lot at left back for Ajax.

  • 45 Oleg G // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    If it is anywhere between 20 to 25 million + 2 players on a permanent deal (not a loan), than I’ll take it.

    Lets say 20M + 2 players.
    They sound like good prospects and they are coming from one of the best teams in the world, so there has to be something to them.
    Plus, 30 goals in 40 games? I mean, that got to be worth something.

  • 46 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:28 AM


    I agree, I also feel that number 10 could be his position but now that we have Diame, assuming that he does sign which seems very likely I doubt that he will get an extended run in that position.

  • 47 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    im hoping to see what saivet has to offer,was hard to get any read on him last season so never gave the grief some have,lets see what he can do,we never know he could be class once he’s got playing a bit.

  • 48 martoon // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    JamesToon @36 – If that’s true then normally there are blurry pictures of them arriving on Twitter but I’ve seen nothing yet.

  • 49 SPRINGY // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    from what i can gather from reports preseason ritchie recently has started on the left,could be wrong.. but maybe aarons has’nt impressed, so ritchie has been moved left with us apparently struggling to bring a left winger of quality and diame could go wide right in sissoko position,its all up in the air right now but the its actually great to see that we are not sure who’s playing where coz of competition for places for a change.

  • 50 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    I had hoped that Rafa’s initial signings were the “workmanlike” brigade and it would be followed up with some players with more pedigree. Obviously not happening, as the signings are becoming more pedestrian. What Diame and Clark add to the squad other than a couple more bodies, I don’t understand. They have no quality or potential. My optimism has taken a serious slide. What are we going to do with the Sissoko money I wonder? Add another half dozen plodders to the squad? Maybe I’m playing the Devil’s Advocate to a degree, but I am genuinely disappointed the way things are turning out.

  • 51 Toon fm Exeter // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:38 AM


    Final league position 1st
    Final league points 92
    League cup 5th round
    Fa cup 5th round
    player of the season Ritchie
    Top goal scorer Gayle
    Number of goals 22

  • 52 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    The overrated Frenchman
    I disagree with you about diame he is a good player and will play better than sissoko and Clark is a squad player did you really expected someone like stones to come and play for NEWCASTLE UNITED in championship

  • 53 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    The overrated Frenchman
    look at the so called potential of thauvin and cabella

  • 54 Slank // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:41 AM

    Spoof @ 34

    Firstly I must apologize as a previous post of mine to you missed out the ‘S’ in your name, much to the amusement of another blogger.

    I agree with you about Hayden being Tiote’s replacement as the defensive player in midfield alongside Diame being Sissoko’s replacement as the attacking player in midfield.

    Who occupies the third position is up for grabs. I would say that Colback has a good chance as (i think) he is the only left sided player who can operate in midfield.

    Where this leaves Shelvey, Saivet and Anita I’m not too sure although Anita is so versatile he may always start on the bench. I’m not overly impressed with Shelvey. His appearances come across as a ‘one trick wonder’ and not too dissimilar to Sissoko in that they can turn it on but all too frequently they are anonymous.

  • 55 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    Springy, there’s a few good match reports of him in France, so I guess we’ll have to see. Likes a tackle and can play further forward as well. I’ll have to see more of him before judging, as you said as well.

  • 56 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    The overrated Frenchman
    we already got potential in jamaal mbemba and hayden now what we need is experience which diame and Clark got in abundance

  • 57 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:43 AM


    It is great to have options and we will all have differing idea’s, which is like you say great, personally if Aarons does get left out and Ritchie is moved to the right my thought would be that Diame would stay where he is through the middle, I just don’t see him being a right sided midfielder, but either Anita, Janmaat or Perez could be moved to right midfield/wing.

    But like you say it is good to be in a position where the fans will have so many differing opinions.

  • 58 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Sorry have fallen behind…

    Rotonda.. i agree there is no doubt churners has been responsible for some naff choices. I was just wondering whether some of it was down to having other muppets around him. He still has to take some responsibility.

    Spoof/springy et.c on Perez

    I am way behind on this one, but i agree about him being given a position, and that it should be at 10.

  • 59 Wayayman // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    Knockeart seems to have gone off the radar. Shame, really think he’d be good for us with Ritchie on one side and him on the other. Diame would be excellent business but Clarke is a head scratcher. Not sure where he fits in unless like someone else said last night Mbemba is leaving which would be a huge blow imo.

  • 60 BandB // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Rafa said earlier this week that it was important for him that he saw the right kinds of players being brought in.
    This said to me that perhaps he doesn’t have the control over transfers many people assume he has, though he possibly has a bit more say than his immediate predecessors had.
    The squad needs to be strong in numbers because the fixture schedule gets heavier as the season progresses in this league. It will end up at two games a week.
    I have no doubt we will get out of this league at the first attempt, but no-one should expect it to be a joyride.
    And when we do, we will be just another newly-promoted side in need of quality with only a fighting chance of staying up.
    Those hoping to see Rafa land surprise names packed with potential from his secret notebook to bring quality to several key positions are still hoping.

  • 61 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    Apparently Diame has tweeted a black and a white circle. Looks like it’s a sure thing now.

  • 62 BandB // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    It isn’t at all impossible that Mbemba will leave.
    Despite the fighting talking about holding onto our best players, everyone will still have a price tag.

  • 63 Wayayman // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    I don’t see that at all BandB. Where Rafa said that I think he’s just referring to wanting to bring in the right characters as he’s obviously aware that we’ve not done that in the recent past. I think if English was his first language we could read between the lines but I really believe he’s in control and has final say. He’ll delegate for sure, and has a team doing the recommending of player he isnt aware of but ultimately there’s no way a manager of his stature would be working for our owner in this league if he didn’t have full responsibility

  • 64 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 11:57 AM


    glad you remembered the S this time, I don’t want you getting me a reputation lol.

    This is a big season for Shelvey as he does have questions to answer, but my gut instinct is telling me he will answer them, my own view is that Shelvey is good at quickly turning defence into attack, as soon as he gets the ball he is looking forward to get us forward as quick as possible, he done this at Swansea but for me he struggled there as there style is to keep the ball for an age and get nowhere quickly so for me he would never suit them or them suit him if you like.

    Many will expect teams to park the bus against us which wouldn’t really benefit Shelvey but I’m not so sure that they will park the bus, we are without doubt the glamour club in this league, we are the team that opposing fans most want to beat, as a result I can see for teams going for glory and throwing the kitchen sink at us in an attempt to give there fans what they really do hope for, a win against us, as a result Shelvey could have a vital role to play.

  • 65 jimmysmith // Aug 2, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    I’ve been highly critical of Charnley, unless you’d come down in the last shower, how couldn’t you? Carver, McC, the 80 million pound relegation, and the fatal dithering before appointing Rafa amount to a damning list of failures.

    However, it must also be remembered that he’s very young and been on a steep, steep learning curve, and now working with Rafa, there’s every chance he’ll develop into a top notch MD over time. He was lucky to keep his job, but there was a sense that had he gone, you’d have lost someone just as they were likely to start to produce.

  • 66 The overrated Frenchman // Aug 2, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Roshan, I think it’s fair to say there’s some intermediate ground between Stones and Clark, is there not? I wasn’t expecting superstars, but Clark is no better than Taylor, and has no potential. Have you seen him playing for Villa? I watch all their games and he is a dud, I’m sorry to have to tell you.

  • 67 Slank // Aug 2, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Spoof @ 64

    I agree that we will be the club to beat and as such teams will park their bus on St James Park lawn but on their own ground they may well go hell for leather to beat us thereby leaving themselves exposed at the back.

  • 68 Spoof // Aug 2, 2016 at 12:07 PM


    I have to agree with you, for me Rafa is in total control, Gamez 31 I think he is and Diame 29 if he comes are so far out of our previous radar that never in a million years would they have been considered, we now have three cb’s with Clark likely to come as well, now whatever any of us think about Clark what this shows is that we are building a squad, with three good cb’s already in the squad I very much doubt that we would even consider a fouth, again this is happening solely because this is what Rafa wants, so for me Rafa is running this club, he may not be the one who owns it but he is certainly running it.

  • 69 BandB // Aug 2, 2016 at 12:07 PM


    Unless, within two years from now, Rafa gets us to a position in the league some distance ahead of where he found us, his reputation will take a possibly fatal hit as a top manager. That’s what gives me faith that he will do everything he can to succeed.
    The facts are that what we are doing now is a bog standard rendition of what every relegated club does, which is to offload saleable assets who want out (pretty much unavoidable) and building a never-mind-the-quality-feel-the-width squad with the short term aim of getting out of this division. It is utterly unexceptional.
    As I said, if we are promoted we will be in the same position as any other newly promoted side of needing a hefty upgrade. That is when we will see how much control Rafa has.

  • 70 TheBoss // Aug 2, 2016 at 12:14 PM

    Not really the time to get 2 untried young Spanish players regardless of their potential, if they were really that good they would be knocking on Madrid’s first team door but by all accounts that’s not the case. We did a similar thing last year when signing Mitro , untried & untested in English football and to be fair he has not set the club alight or the league ( As Yet ) he may still come good given time . But that is the one thing we lack at present. We need another proven goal getter, we have plenty of forwards at the minute but NONE are prolific.
    Then we just need to keep them out at the other end of the pitch and we should be OK..

  • 71 Budge123 // Aug 2, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    100% agree with that theboss

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