Newcastle Want To Sign Impressive 19 Year-Old This Summer

The Sun is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in signing 19 year-old Blackpool midfielder Bright Osayi-Samuel in this summer’s transfer window.

League Two Blackpool want £1M for the Nigerian teenager who has played 35 times this season for the Tangerines with 5 goals and 3 assists.

Osayi-Samuel plays in right midfield and he has played a total of 67 games for Blackpool since making his debut two years ago.

Bright Osayi-Samuel – Blackpool’s 19 year-old midfielder

Osayi-Samuel was born in Nigeria and his family moved to Spain before finally settling in England nine years ago when Osayi-Samuel was just 10 years old.

He made his debut for Blackpool in March, 2015 in a 1-0 home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday when he was just 17.

And in April last year he confirmed that he would like to play for Nigeria should he ever be picked at International level.

Aston Villa are also reported to be interested in the teenager and he seems to be one of the Development players Rafa Benitez is keen to sign for the club.

The 56 year-old Spanish manager is attempting to bring in talented young players to the club and develop them into top players for Newcastle.

We have not been successful in doing that with Mike Ashley as the owner, but there again we didn’t have a world-class manager like Rafa Benitez at the club either.

The Sun report is that if Newcastle do sign Osayi-Samuel in the summer, we could loan him out to a Championship club next season so he can get first team games and develop as a player.

That seems reasonable.

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31 comments so far

  • magpie6699

    Apr 2, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Another positive for us about Huddersfield: Yes, they have a game in hand but that means they have to play SEVEN more games in April (we have 6 ). That could be knackering!

  • magpie6699

    Apr 2, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    And of course the curse of David Wagner winning manager of the month!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 2, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #3

    Bright Osayi-Samuel was Blackpools outstanding player until he went off injured – yesterday in a otherwise poor performance from the team.

    Tend to keep a eye on Blackpool as a lad from WARK Bradley Potts plays for them and is having a half decent season

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 2, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    The full match will be available from midday on the official NUFC site.

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    LR32 well said on the previous posts!

    Just need to get promotion sealed, and imo I think we should be going rightctill the end I want the title not just 2nd!!

    Then it will be a big summer, this current squad was built to win the championship, rafa will want to build a squad that can compete in the prem! So I definitely think we’ll see at least 6 signings with 7-10 players leaving.

    I genuinely think these players will be near the top of the shortlist, I think Rafa will want his signings to be predominantly British/prem experience with the odd hint of European talent:

    CB: Maguire/Chambers/Zouma
    LB: Robertson/Davies/C Taylor
    CDM: Carrick/Camacho/Dendoncker
    CAM: Cairney/Tielemans
    LW: Jesé/Knockaert/Townsend
    CF: Gray/Wilson/King/Sturridge

    Then you got positions like right back and possibly a cover for Shelvey if Diame is sold but would personally play Diame as a box to box CM.

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Valencia are like 14th in la liga I wonder whether we’d have a chance of signing to of their up and coming full backs, Jose Gaya and Joao Cancelo?

  • LewSpi v2.0

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #7

    Very much agree with them targets James (assuming promotion)

    However I wouldn’t entertain sturridge, good player but way too injury prone for my liking

  • LewSpi v2.0

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Have to say I’m very excited about the future if we get promoted.

    Being linked with young homegrown talent hopefully in order to strengthen the underbelly of the squad for the future.

    I wonder if we have an eye on what will happen with brexit and the work permit regulations for European players. Hopefully getting ahead of the market should there be any restrictions imposed on European players the same as international ones now

  • magspuggy

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #9

    I would be very surprised if the FA don’t find a way for footballers to be exempt from work permits.

    Footballer earn a lot on income and pay tax on it so it would be stupid of the government to allow things to change.

    It would probably work out better for the homegrown talent if we only allowed premier standard players but very unlikely imho.

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #10

    We need to follow the saints Spurs model, retain and strengthen that core of British experience and talent, then add to that underbelly with domestic young up and coming players that we can develop, along with the odd foreign signing.

    It’s so vital having a core of premier league quality and experience. I’d say our spine at the moment is Darlow, Lascelles, Shelvey, Ritchie and Gayle, which is a spine better than a lot of the premier league teams fighting in the bottom 5 imo. We just to strengthen around them with ready made players with experience and up and coming talent


    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Chambers may well be seen as a RB and Anitas replacement. Think Taylor is Liverpool bound though and Carrick is too old now (also pretty much said he wont be playing for us last I heard). Other than that not a bad list of targets tbf

  • midweek weekend

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Two huge signings for me if we get promoted and yes I know I’m definitely crazy, the first is Joe Hart I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan but he’s better than what we got has excellent experience and is most important available but I highly doubt we’d be able to pull it off

    The second is even more unlikely and that’s Wayne Rooney again me and most on here probably aint Rooneys biggest fans and his best days are long behind him but his premier league experience would be massive for us in our first year back in the prem, unfortunately he would no doubt still want close to 100 K a week and he’s likely to go to the states but would be a very interesting signing definitely a markee player shirt sales and all that

  • AncientC

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13

    If Batshuayi is available on loan next season, we are bound to be linked with him; considering the interest shown in the past. Batshuayi’s value has dramatically decreased – although wages could be a problem.

  • LewSpi v2.0

    Apr 2, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #14


    Yeah I agree they will no doubt find a way around it.

    In my opinion it should be an opportunity they should somehow seize to encourage promotion of domestic talent, and I’d really like to see newcastle at the forefront of that push in 2-3 years, along with the likes of Southampton and Spurs

  • AncientC

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #15

    There is no chance of getting Rooney on 100k a week. It will be 3 times that. PSG and Chinese clubs would likely give him that & more.

  • magspuggy

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #16

    What do our top earners get per week 50k ??

    Big part in bringing top talent has to be the wages

    How can we bring someone in and pay double per week what the others get and not have it effect moral??

    Up and coming players will always get there heed turned

    What happens if someone offers Gayle double wages will he stay ?

    Its complex but I hope we can keep what’s ours and also spend over fifty million to give us a fair chance of staying up a year to build a proper prem squad.


    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Hart is a solid keeper most of the time but too much in wages very unlikely we’d get him unless City sub his wages. And no chance on Rooney he’s not what we need and probably earns as much a week as we pay our starting 11

  • AncientC

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #18

    Club’s can easily have large disparity between the wages of their players. Simply put, better players earn more… there can be no argument with that. Although some clubs do not see it that way. Arsenal do not seem to like having large differences in pay for their players, but that has done them no good in holding onto their best players in the past.

    You cannot have the likes of Colback demanding parity with Shelvey. He wouldn’t have a leg to stand on in negotiations. If anything, the better players earning substantially more should motivate those that want to earn more, to up their performances.

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #19

    I think and hope darlow will be our number 1 next season, only 26/27, he deserves it imo.

  • cyprus

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Good argument as a basis but using Shelvey as exhibit 1 and colback as exhibit 2 is hardly illuminating in my opinion. I mean how much more should colback be earning?

  • AncientC

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    cyprus, you must have misunderstood the point being made. No argument was made for Colback to be earning more.

  • hibbit

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #22

    thing to remember Jack was a free so i think you might be surprised the wage he’s on !!!!

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #23

    On a side note I hope puma make a home kit very similar to this years one for next season.

    I honestly think this is the best home kit puma have ever made for us, I love it, with the stripes on the back and the hooped socks.

  • cyprus

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Got it ancient, thanks 😉

  • magspuggy

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #25

    There a big difference between the wage gap between jonjo and jack than the likes of Rooney,
    No way would we allow one player to earn that much more Tha the rest , nor should we tbh.

    I wonder how many of our lot still get premier wages and if Ritchie etc will be demanding a premier pay rise .

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Watching the full 90 of Wigan game, Dummett didn’t seem to be hoofing it as much

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #27

    As we progress the wage bill will only have to go up, the key players will start demanding more and more

  • AncientC

    Apr 2, 2017 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #28

    The club is bound to have had some very large variation in wages in the past. We once had the world’s most expensive player in Shearer.

    We could really use a few marquee signings. Everton had the right idea with Lukaku.

  • magspuggy

    Apr 2, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #29

    I hope rafa gets to spend the sponsor ship money on the squad.

    That and the parachute payment should add up to a right few bob.

    Gonna be an exciting year for us.

  • JamesToon

    Apr 2, 2017 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #30

    ben gibson and michael keane will definitely be on that shortlist i reckon

  • sing in the corner

    Apr 2, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Good afternoon lads, very deep croaky voice today but a very happy man after a big big win. Good atmosphere for spells in the game, nice to hear some noise from further into the Gallowgate than our east corner.
    Once again the team staggered out of the blocks, I come to expect it now. We did let Wigan grow into the game and to be fair to them they knocked it about canny, frequently finding space but not usually where they could hurt us.
    I like Ritchie a lot but I’m stunned to see him getting over three quarters of the vote for MOM. He came to life with the goal but before that he was uncharacteristically ordinary and anonymous.
    As usual Colback gets a bad review from several folks but I thought he was better than steady, made a few good blocks, some incisive passes. He was on his own in the centre when we didn’t have the ball, alongside a mediocre Shelvey yesterday.
    To see Jack coming behind a completely ineffective Gouffran is laughable in my view. Yes, Colback got ‘caught’ in possession on occasion but usually this drew a foul on him and possession to us.


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