Reports That Newcastle After Surprising New Midfield Target


The ChronicleLive are reporting that Newcastle are being linked with Clinton Mata in the Belgium press today – and the 6 times capped Angola International seems an unlikely player for Newcastle to be pursuing – always assuming the report is accurate.

He was born in Verviers in Belgium and plays for RSC Charleroi in the Belgium Jupiler Pro League and he is a midfielder who stands 6ft tall.

Rafa must have been alerted to this player by one of his many contacts on the continent.

Clinton Mata – Newcastle midfield target?

The player is also said to be interesting Belgium Champions Anderlecht, Nice, Marseille and Feyenoord and the have been alerted by his excellent club form this season.

Clinton signed for Charleroi in 2014 from Eupen who were in the Belgium second division until they were promoted to the Belgium first division last summer.

In July 2014 he was asked to switch his international allegiance from his country of birth Belgium to Angola and he made his debut for Angola later that year.

Mata qualifies because he is is part Angolan and part Congolese descent.

Information on the player is fairly difficult to come by but he’s played 86 times for with one goal and four assists for Charleroi and played 71 times for Eupen with two goals and five assists.

If any readers know more about this player leave the information in the comments – thanks.

He looks good in black and white stripes.

🙂

Comments welcome.



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96 comments so far

  • SPRINGY

    May 24, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s that unheard of..even u tube struggle for footage of him playing…..he may be a hidden gem… but think it myt be paper flanel! Lol

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  • lochinvar

    May 24, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed – hope the treatments are tolerable and that progress is being made.

    Atsu – welcome to the lad, he’s earned it and will I feel have some memorable games with us. With better ref protection in the Premiership he’ll flourish.

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  • toontaff2

    May 24, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Who? 😮

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  • SPRINGY

    May 24, 2017 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Aye ed,like loch….hope all is goin as well as can be for ya

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  • SPRINGY

    May 24, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Glad atsu confirmed….for the money…in this market i think its a good signing,pace,skill and a goal threat….so although he has his drawbacks to some fans…he can create which is what we need.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 24, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Woah this layout is new. I like it.

    Anyone hear someone in the crowd saying things during the minute silence?? Rude.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Youngmagpie
    Yeah looked like a few Ajax fans were being disrespectful fcukers.

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  • Zekalea

    May 24, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #8

    I think he might be a rightback…

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  • manxpie

    May 24, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #9

    for anyone that doesnt know the game is free on bt sport showcase free view 59

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Bound to be some NUFC scouts at this game looking at Ajax lads I look forward to all the links over the next week

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  • manxpie

    May 24, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #11

    warning tho… hargreaves is commentating so the best ever anything will happen

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #12

    WW
    Aye Schone, Sanchez and Veltman I’m watching 😉

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 24, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Ooooo lucky goal like

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  • JAMSHA

    May 24, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #14

    he is 18 yrs old lad ed

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #15

    Very lucky goal. All came from a poor throw in

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Shire
    Not that Zyiech (dont know how to spell his name and I cant be bothered to look it up) Ive heard nothing but good things…tbh the whole team are pretty good

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #17

    WW
    Aye there’s a fair few canny players in this Ajax team. I like Traore too. I forgot about Ziyech.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 24, 2017 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #18

    *De ligt misplaced pass

    Commentators talk about it.

    *Valencia misplaced pass

    Commentators ignore and change the subject.

    Lmao.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #19

    Shire
    I wasnt far off with his name then, he was the one I was looking forward to seeing tbh maybe swap deal for de Jong? Haha

    Traore is Chelseas isnt he? Or is that another one? Speaking off on loan winger types I saw Celtic complete their invincible season against wor Cathro and that lad on loan from Man City was worth looking at

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Patrick Roberts thats his name

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 24, 2017 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #21

    I actually hate Mourinho, absolutely zero passion.

    Is it an ego thing?

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #22

    I love Mourinho and he certainly has passion u dont get to be one of the best in the world without it especially not the way he did it

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #23

    WW
    Yeah he’s Chelsea’s mate. Not seen owt of that lad at Celtic on loan from City. Speaking of City players. Why hasn’t Iheanacho been signed yet! 🙂

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 24, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #24

    His passion really shone through in that goal celebration…

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #25

    I like Mourinho tbh

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Shire
    I have only seen him in that one game but he looked very much above the level he was playing at (not hard I know but hes only 20, fast as hell and a bag of tricks). I will be chuffed with either Iheanacho or Batshuayi either would be incredible but I doubt we will get either

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Youngmagpie
    Because he knows there’s still a long way to go in this match 🙂

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #28

    YoungMag
    He might hide it well but he will be over the moon if they win

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 24, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Maybe. He just seems angry all the time. I guess we’ll see after this game if Manchester United win.

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  • AncientC

    May 24, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Veltman is going to get the better of Man Utd sooner or later.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #31

    WW

    You never know with Rafa mate. He’s bound to pull an ace out of his sleeve. Think there’s going to be a few surprises this summer.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Ancient
    He’s running Mkhitaryian ragged down that right hand side.

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  • SPRINGY

    May 24, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Poor final upto now…funny how man utd celebrate the goal.. yet a few year ago they laughed at teams in this competition….how times change eh! Lol

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Shire
    I am taking the route of thinking we will get steady not amazing signings mate so no hopes are getting raised haha I will be happy with Andre Gray

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #35

    SPRINGY
    Means to an end mate

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  • jazzyp

    May 24, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Wws

    Come on mate lets stay positive. with Benitez splashing the dosh this summer and Ashley at the helm, What could possibly go wrong.

    Oh and welcome to the toon Atsu

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #37

    WW
    Andre Gray ain’t a bad shout. He’s quick but also strong.

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #38

    jazzy
    Think I am positive mate haha but we are talking two expensive strikers who will have a lot of options not holding out much hope for either signing

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  • WWSBRD

    May 24, 2017 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Shire
    Meant to be quite likely to come in according to reports but we will see, meant to be after more than 1 striker so him coming in wouldnt rule out another

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 24, 2017 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #40

    WW

    I think there will be a couple of signings that people wouldn’t have dreamt about. Come on Rafa!

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