Rafa Attempting To Negotiate Ambitious Double Deal In Portugal

Portuguese newspaper Correia del Manha are reporting that Sporting Lisbon are expecting Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez to soon make a double swoop for center-back Ruben Semedo and playmaker William Carvalho.

Both players have release clauses in their contracts of €45M, but there’s just no way that Rafa would pay anywhere near that for either player and we expect the Magpies are looking to get a decent package deal from Sporting for the two players.

25 year-old Lisbon playmaker William Carvalho

The news is that Sporting want €20M (£17.4M) for Semedo, but even that would be considered too high for Newcastle.

William Carvalho is a very good and experienced defensive midfielder, who has been linked with many big clubs over the last few years because of his excellent form for Sporting and Portugal.

But with the transfer kitty expected to be anything from £70M to £100M this summer in addition to any money Rafa can generate from selling players, any reports that Newcastle are willing to pay out £50M for these two must surely be wide of the mark?

Carvalho would be a great signing for us, but we’re not sure with Rafa wanting up to 8 new players this summer there’s not enough funds at Newcastle to sign Carvalho outright this summer.

But maybe we can try to get William on a loan deal for the season with an option to buy at the end of the season?

23 year-old Ruben Semedo – Sporting center-back

Semedo will be a lot cheaper and Rafa is hoping that Lee Charnley and his team can negotiate a better deal for the 23 year-old central defender.

Maybe paying out some extra money in the future, depending on the number of  first team appearances Ruben makes for Newcastle.

Lee is known as a very good negotiator, so we will need his skill this summer as he works very closely with Rafa to build hopefully what will become a very good team in the Premier League next season.

That’s what we are all hoping for.


Howay The Lads!!

10 comments so far

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 30, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Boudebouz, Grosicki, Sandro Ramirez of Malaga and Townsend are the ones I really really want here. If we can get those in along with Carles Alena and Andre Gray we will have one hell of a team already. Add a couple of good defenders in there and we look to be sorted. All those are very possible transfers nothing over the top and well within our budget. I would love to see them all here.

    Now add Carvalho to that and we will be immense.


    May 30, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Ambitious and am guessing false tbh

  • Ibizatoon

    May 30, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    False ambition is better than none at all I guess 🙂

  • sing in the corner

    May 30, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s gonna be very hard work persuading clubs to part with any decent players for realistic prices. After all, the players they want to sign themselves are at clubs who aren’t keen to part with them fir realistic prices.
    And so on…

  • Mag52

    May 30, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    The tension’s building, the expectations mounting as we edge towards the start of the summer transfer season. Make it a good one Rafa !

  • nightfa11

    May 30, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Mangala 15, boudedouz 13, Sandro ramirez 6, batsuyashi (or ihenacheao on loan) 25, carvalho 25 (or fabregas on loan) plus a winger and a fb and we’re good to go..

    Costs : cca 100 mio
    Players we sell :cca 20-30

    And we have a top 7,8 team..

  • Shot Bru

    May 30, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Been working in Korea and Japan the last couple of weeks and had a chance to watch a few games in FIFA under 20 WC

    Currently watching Japan for the second time.

    Ritsu Doan has been the most exciting player in the tournament, having another great performance today.

  • Spoof

    May 30, 2017 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #8

    We may be targeting better quality players than what we have targeted in our recent past which naturally means that they are a bit pricier and with possibly £100+ if we include player sales cash going into the pot then we can and should target better quality, but even so, Carvalho is surely still out of our price range.

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 30, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Bilge!! The end!!! Why target a defensive midfielder for so much dosh when we have one of the best up and coming in the country by a mile!!! Stand up Issac Hayden!!!

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    May 30, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #10

    PS same with the 20m for Mcarthy. Hayden will be twice he player of Mcarthy!


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