There are still no new signings this morning by Newcastle and there’s only four days to go until preseason starts at the Benton Training grounds this coming Monday.
But the news in the Chronicle today is good and it seems we are close to doing a double deal.
The Florian Lejeune deal is still being worked on (what exactly are we still working on?), but the other deal now close is to bring exciting Liverpool 20 year-old winger Sheyi Ojo to Newcastle on loan for the season.
Liverpool’s 20 year-old winger Sheyi Ojo
The news in the Chronicle on Lejeune is not unlike what it’s been for the last two weeks – that the Spanish press are reporting the deal for Lejeune is edging closer and should be completed in the next two days.
We need to have a look to see why this deal has been held up for so long and it’s this type of dithering that could lose Newcastle a player in the future.
We must quicken up the time it takes to sign targets we really want – like Florian Lejeune.
Newcastle have opened talks with Liverpool for 20 year-old winger Sheyi Ojo on loan, but this could be similar to the Tammy Abraham deal.
It will be interesting tos ee if Rafa Benitez can get an option to buy clause in Ojo’s loan contract – but we doubt it.
Rafa wants more pace in the side for next season and Ojo can certainly give us that as an option on the wing.
The Independent is reporting today that Newcastle are the clear favorites to sign the Liverpool winger on loan, with Burnley and relegated Middlesbrough the other two clubs interested in taking the player.
We were hoping we would be closer to more permanent deals going through before MOnday, but it looks like only the Florian Lejeune deal is close.
What do you think?