Update On Ruben Semedo – It’s Looking Very Good


Newcastle United seem to have made very good progress over the last few days in their bid to sign 23 year-old Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben Semedo.

The latest report from Portuguese publication O Jogo today is that Sporting are willing to do the deal and are now waiting for Newcastle to make the deal official.

The report in O Jogo is that Newcastle have managed to do the deal at a fairly low €14M (£11.5M) after Sporting initially wanted €20M for the player.

23 year-old Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben Semedo

There’s one caveat in all of this – the Portuguese press have not always been actuate in their reporting of potential Newcastle transfers.

The report is that Sporting ‘are waiting’ for Newcastle to get back to them on the deal and it looks like Newcastle are close to doing this deal and are certainly in the driver’s seat now.

From Sporting’s viewpoint they seem anxious to get the deal done as quickly as possible so they have the €14M cash from Newcastle and can start to look at bringing in a couple of new players to the club.

Southampton were interested in the player for some time now, but have made no move and French club Lille are interested, but it looks like they just simply don’t have the finances available with the news they only offered €7M for Semedo.

One problem with the deal is Newcastle will only get 80% ownership which is not allowed in England, so Newcastle would need to get the full 100% ownership of the player and maybe that’s something holding up the deal.

But with Sporting now very anxious to do the deal  because they get the full fee up front in cash from the Magpies – there’s got to be a way to quickly work out any problems that still exist.

The next step would be for Ruben to have his medical.

Hopefully Newcastle can get this 23 year-old signed up in the next day or two, along with the season long loan signing of 19 year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

Then we’d really be in business with some real momentum in the transfer window.

Who will we sign next after these two?

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 3, 2017 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Wonder what’s in store on the transfer front today? Abraham speaking to Brighton before he makes a decision as to where to go.

    Not sure what to believe anymore!

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #2

    Shirebrook
    Its hard to believe anything about players at the minute which is a bloody pain in arse tbh…..just hope once we get another player in, thats snowballs and theres a player every few days….and maybe a some news on players out to clarify whats gan on a bit.

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  • PotugueseTOON

    Jun 3, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Hi
    Nitro is good, just need playing time.
    Semedo, is not good enouph, here in Portugal they rate Sébastien coates Over him. What did coates on PL ? Hunnmm
    Hope we get this kid Abraham, butt ONLY with an option to buy.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Springy
    I too think that’s what will happen mate. Once one player signs, it will open the floodgates so to speak

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #5

    Just been looking at ismaila sarr on the dennis wise scouting network…this lad looks a player…big, strong,quick,great feet…yes its the french league and its only u tube but for 13m looks a decent buy if we can get him….hopefully some of our french based bloggers will have a better idea on this lad but looks good.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Nothing set in stone yet boys ??
    Would be nice to get the ball rolling for the transfer season

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Jazzy
    Ya not wrong mate…its draggin on!

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  • hibbit

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #8

    jazzyp
    at least nothing that we are privy to !!
    could just be rafa keeping his cards closes to his chest

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Don’t listen to jazzy. He thinks Jordan’s t1ts are fake 😀

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Springy/Hibbit

    Do ya think there is any truth in any rumours.
    Abraham was sounding like a done deal yesterday, And the Semedo looks like it’s got legs.
    Would have liked Carvalho in the Semedo deal lads… maybe Rafa is reading the blog and taking notes lol

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Shirebrook

    Hahaha I’ve proper shattered ya dreams brother

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  • Nufc-83

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Ancient I question your knowledge tbh as I have played and coached football at a decent amateur level and how you can think mitro is much better at hold up play than Murphy is ridiculous. Mitro hold up play was terrible at times he couldn’t find a team mate to save his life yet Murphy would come on and offer that link straight away. Don’t get me started on his goal threat it was none existent at times. It’s clear most people want mitro to succeed based on his passion etc but his abilities are lacking. His movement in the box is probably the worst I have seen from any striker we have had for a long time as he doesn’t attack the ball (like Carroll or shearer etc) he waits an if the ball is not within a metre he does not attempt to go for it. He is also relatively weak when up against the big CB which tbh is the only thing you expect from him as everything else is poor. Fans willing him to be good won’t make him the next costa.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    here’s another one !!!!!!

    MAGPIES EYE SARR SWOOP

    Newcastle are plotting a £10.4m swoop for Metz winger Ismaila Sarr as boss Rafa Benitez looks to strengthen his squad, according to The Sun.

    The 18-year-old impressed in Ligue 1 last season and would suit Rafa’s wish for another winger to add to his options for next season.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Jazzy
    Hope I don’t bump into you in site. Bearer of bad news you are lol.

    I reckon this Abraham deal is all smoke and mirrors mate. Bit like the Reina one!

    Not holding my breath on the Semedo one either.

    Could this mean Rafa is going to pull a rabbit out the hat!

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Shirebrook

    It’s the standard of player we are gonna go for that interests me more.
    Whether Rafa will build a side to just to survive or to actually challenge for a cup… maybe even dare I say top 10

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Jazzy
    Bang on mate. Think Rafas more concerned as to the quality he can bring in with his budget rather than quantity.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Jazzy
    Hard to know truth from bull at the minute all we can is read the story and look at the player mentioned…. mentioned earlier about this sarr lad…looks a good player,big,quick, strong,great feet but that was in the french league and on u tube so its all ifs, buts and maybes at the minute.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Springy

    Cabella and Thauvin spring to mind mate. Yet we’re pants in the Pl. Go back to there homeland and look outstanding players again.
    How much do you honestly think Rafa has got to spend??

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #19

    Jazzy
    Without selling players my guess would be 80m….because thats roughly what was spent when we were relegated and im assuming Ashley wouldn’t of been diggin deep in his pockets at that point….like i say that just my opinion/guess.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Jazzy
    Thauvin and cabella tho talented,they never looked physically able to handle tjis league whereas this sarr lad does…hes a big powerful lookin player compared to them so he could do ok if we were to get him.

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  • AncientC

    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Nufc-83, Murphy has 1 assist this season, Mitro has 6. That seems fairly indicative to me that Mitrovic isn’t behind Muprhy in regards to link up play. Stats aside, from what I have been of Mitrovic, he looked better that Murphy at bringing other players into play. Murphy looked like a ghost at times, drifting out of the game, but with Murphy his finishing was quite clinical.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Without looking mitro prob had a lot more game time and Murphy still scored more. I especially used to watch mitro cos like everyone else I wanted to see something in him to support him but after him chesting the ball down and failing to find a teammate over and over again I lost patience. Add his terrible finishing and lack of movement/reading of the game that was enough for me and Rafa clearly agreed as mitro was quickly dropped for Murphy. Bottom line is the championship was a terrible standard of football and we where terrible for large parts of the season yet we won the league. If we had played like that in the prem we would have been rock bottom. Mitro should be at this stage in his development ripping that league apart Christ people expect Arma to rip that league apart yet he is so far behind in terms of development and experience. Let’s leave it as we will see.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Springy

    I would say that Rafa has been handed a substantial war chest plus whom ever he may sell.
    Depending on how ruthless the management are going to be this summer, I would easily say he could raise another 30-40 mill on top of money promised.
    Have we still got the Thauvin money to come this summer as well as Sissoko money if he is sold

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #24

    It has gone quiet and what noise there is you just can’t rely on.
    I’m just hoping rafa ends up having the quantity and quality he wants to be competitive.
    Abrahams doesn’t make me feel like we are heading in the right direction. Partly because it reminds me of boro getting another chelsea supposed good thing in – bamford.
    I’m hoping we get a well established striker in of top quality.
    Abrahams did well in a poor team last season but I’d like real top quality as first choice.

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  • widowmagandapoke

    Jun 3, 2017 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #25

    NUFC-86
    I agree about Mitro. When he came we all thought he was going to be a brave and bold attacking striker. Trouble was he was too bold and this got him into serious disciplinary problems. When he had that taken from his game he had little else to offer. I expect him to be moved on. Incidentally, the transfer window doesn’t open until the 9th so only expect speculation until then.

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