This Precocious Chelsea Midfielder Would Be Perfect Buy For Newcastle


Another one of our many targets this summer seems to be 22 year-old defender/midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah of Chelsea.

Chalobah is yet another of Chelsea’s many young stars who is getting itchy feet and wants to the leave the Blues so he can get first team football elsewhere.

Over the last five years the player has had six loan moves to various clubs including a season loan last season to one of Rafa’s former clubs – Napoli.

22 year-old Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah

He’s been on loan at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading and Napoli and he’s played 121 first team games so far in his career including 15 games for the Chelsea first team.

He’s played for all the England youth sides and 40 times for the England U21 side and was a member of the England squad who reached the semifinals of last month’s European Under-21 Championship in Poland and lost 4-3 on penalties to …. well Germany again.

This lad looks like a top young player in the making who has already had lots of experiences playing first team football.

Swansea, West Ham, Leicester and Watford are the other Premier League clubs looking to sign the player this summer, with rumours Chelsea are now willing to sell Chalobah.

The 6ft 1ins tall player was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone and initially joined Fulham before moving to Chelsea back in 2005 when he was just 10 years old.

He seems just the kind of young, accomplished technical player that Rafa wants to sign for Newcastle and he would hopefully come at a reasonable fee.

Maybe he’s one of the players local reports say we have bid for and are now waiting for a response to that bid.

Hope so.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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80 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Brought him up the other night Edd. Yeah I would be happy with him coming in, Was one of our top performers at the u21’s and looks one for the future.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Chalobah fits the profile imho. However he’d have a lot of suiters

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    I see the Mirror (again) via Stan Collymore is putting the boot in to Rafa – calling him a dictator. Other things he says shows he knows nothing about NUFC.
    Is the Mirror having an anti Rafa campaign.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/rafa-benitez-must-willing-evolve-10723569

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Jazzy

    At 22 he’s definitely one for the future but more interestingly from what Ive seen off him he’s also ready now for PL football… Great potential this kid but think it will be another silly quoted price from Chelsea that we won’t pay but a mediocre club will throw the dough at!

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Onealanshearer

    I would imagine he will come at a premium price as well mate. If Ake has just gone for 20 mill, Then expect the same fee to be touted for this youngster

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Krull

    Yeah that’s the worry buddy whether we are prepared to pay the going rate. Every Debate boils back to the stringent nature of the club, And the targets we have missed out on in the past because of a few measly quid.
    This summer will tell us whether we are going on a different path or on the same destructive path we have been taking since Ashley took over

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    He will prove to be worth it in years to come but the fat man would never sanction it. He would be perfect competition for Haydon too!

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    We,ve got no chance of signing the lad, especially if Bournemouth show interest.

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  • AncientC

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Watched Chalobah when he played for Watford, whilst I am unsure if Hayden will be anything more than bang-average at PL level, he is still way out ahead of Chalobah. The guy has a cracking long-range shot on him, but his first touch is like that of Cisse.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #10

    We need a senior CDM surely not another for the future when we have Hayden?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #11

    After 17 Premier League transfers in the previous two months, things have really come alive.
    Whilst some £250m had been committed in May and June by Premier League clubs, there had only been a relatively small number of deals agreed.

    That has all changed though now.

    A day apart, Friday and Saturday saw nine separate Premier League transfers announced, with many of those deals involving clubs that Newcastle are expected to need to finish above, if a relegation battle is to be avoided.
    Watford have signed two, Huddersfield a couple as well, whilst Bournemouth added one to go with Thursday’s capture of Jermain Defoe.
    Newcastle have been heavily linked with Henry Onyekuru and Willy Cabaellero but they are now Everton and Chelsea players respectively.
    Aaron Mooy was said to be a Newcastle target at one point but has become Huddersfield’s record signing.
    Likewise, Newcastle were said to have made an enquiry about Nathan Ake but he has instead signed on at Bournemouth in a £20m record transfer for them.
    Last summer saw a record £1.2bn spent by Premier League clubs and the signs are that summer 2017 is going to leave that well behind.
    Pre-season training starts tomorrow for Newcastle United and our competitors are now showing their hand in the transfer market, the question being when will Newcastle join them?
    These are the 28 Premier League transfers agreed (two of them announced as early as March, during the season) so far as confirmed by BBC  Sport:
    22 March
    Elias Kachunga (Ingolstadt – Huddersfield) £1.1m
    31 March
    Tom Cleverley (Everton – Watford) Undisclosed
    19 May
    Pascal Gross (FC Ingolstadt 04 – Brighton) Undisclosed
    24 May
    Christian Atsu (Chelsea – Newcastle) Undisclosed
    26 May
    Bernardo Silva (Monaco – Manchester City) £43m
    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City – West Ham) Free
    30 May
    Dominic Solanke (Chelsea – Liverpool) Compensation

    1 June
    Darren Fletcher (West Brom – Stoke) Free
    6 June
    Sead Kolasinac (Schalke – Arsenal) Free
    8 June
    Ederson Moraes (Benfica – Manchester City) £35m
    14 June
    Victor Lindelof (Benfica – Manchester United) £31m
    15 June
    Davy Klaassen (Ajax – Everton) £23.6m
    Harry Maguire (Hull – Leicester) £17m
    Jordan Pickford (Sunderland – Everton) £25m rising to £30m
    16 June
    Mathew Ryan (Valencia – Brighton) Undisclosed
    22 June
    Mohamed Salah (Roma – Liverpool) £34m

    23 June
    Laurent Depoitre (Porto – Huddersfield) Undisclosed
    24 June
    Will Hughes (Derby County – Watford) £8m
    29 June
    Jermain Defoe (Sunderland – Bournemouth) Free
    30 June
    Nathan Ake (Chelsea – Bournemouth) Undisclosed
    Aaron Mooy (Manchester City – Huddersfield) £8m
    Jonas Lossl (FSV Mainz 05 – Huddersfield) Loan
    Henry Onyekuru (Eupen – Everton) £7m
    1 July
    Ethan Ampadu (Exeter City – Chelsea) Undisclosed
    Daniel Bachmann (Stoke City – Watford) Undisclosed
    Jan Bednarek (Lech Poznan – Southampton) Undisclosed
    Willy Caballero (Manchester City – Chelsea) Free
    Kiko Femenia (Alaves – Watford) Undisclosed

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    See it’s Sunday all this shit flying around again,so the mood will improve at nufc why cause all the same players returning nowt new , have a good day toontaff2 and Lord hibbit

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  • Levi

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #13

    everyone is talking about signing players but from a financial point of view what will rafa do with this lot?
    krul
    colback
    hanley
    lazaar
    de jong
    diame
    mbemba
    haidara
    gouffran (1 year deal maybe)
    saivet
    gamez
    riviere
    murphy
    mitrovic
    plus sels and anita already gone

    I like some of the players on the list but I don’t think they have any real future under rafa

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Jazzy – it’s why nufc are always going to be hamstrung under this regime. I’ve seen no evidence that anything has changed. I hope Ashley sells but his price is too much so I doubt it. To think we would have had man cities ownership if he’d not have priced us out of it. Right now there are players available we should be all over buying imho. Sakho, iheanacho, gray, mangala, Navas. … we will likely instead be shopping in the ‘never hear of him bin’.

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  • Levi

    Jul 2, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #15

    http://www.totalsportek.com/money/english-premier-league-wage-bills-club-by-club/

    makes for a good read. newcastles is reportedly 75m last season if we hadn’t sent anyone out on loan.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Lewis

    krul sell
    colback sell
    hanley sell
    lazaar loan or sell
    de jong sell or loan
    diame sell
    mbemba keep I hope
    haidara sell or loan
    gouffran – gone I hope
    saivet sell or loan
    gamez sell or loan
    riviere sell or loan
    murphy sell
    mitrovic if we get 2 strikers then sell

    Those I’ve said sell I can see us getting money for those with loan I’d just get off the wage bill using a loan.
    I highly doubt we couldn’t get them off the books if needed. Even if we paid part of a fews wages.
    It’s far more important to get the right players in, however I doubt Ashley will see it that way which is going to cause problems.
    In my Humble opinion we need 7 or 8 first teamers with 3 or 4 better cover. We lack pace and creativity in front 6. Only shelvey and Ritchie. Back 5 need an overhaul only clark got me is ready.
    Rafa will know this far better than me hence his alleged frustration.
    As per usual the regime show a lack of class and understanding.
    What’s on the pitch should come first not what the books will look like.

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    We should have transfer listed the lot with price against each. Buy one get 1 free.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Well, the signings must be on their way?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #19

    toontaff

    I nominate you to stake out Newcastle airport!

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Taff – I’d hope lejeunes a formality and in this week, I’d take gibbs if Dummett staying too due to his injury record.
    After that I’d say gray and iheanacho are what we need to be after – both.
    If Ashley I’d will to part with 25% with a valuation of 400 million investment of 100 million on players would kick start a proper recruitment drive. I’ve been wondering if that’s what’s been holding up signings. Waiting for investment to be finalised maybe.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #21

    I’ll get my binoculars, notebook and pad and my sandwiches ready!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #22

    Mister
    In fairness to Collymore, a lot of what he said is true; e.g. Rafa must have control and this is a positive for Newcastle! Also that Newcastle do need a character like Rafa in charge!

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #23

    Mind, in the spirit of the Toon, I’m not paying for long term parking, so I’ll be constantly on the move, with the 10minute free passes!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #24

    toontaff

    That’s the spirit!

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  • U.S Magpie

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #25

    Just one this week, just bloody one. I honesty don’t care which one just one, if two that would be awesome but one will do. Come on Newcastle United just one bloody signing to make us feel like the club has a future in the premiership. We have been linked with what feels like 1001 players so just one Newcastle just one will do this week. See the theme here NUFC, most would be happy with just one signing, we don’t want to go back to the Championship to play Sunderland we really, really don’t want to do that so please stop trying to make that happen and sign one bloody player.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #26

    Lejeune must be on his way, but someone needs to keep an eye on the Benton training facility – he may sneak through the airport unnoticed.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #27

    Toontaff2 what you been on to do all this running about bro pmsl

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  • SPRINGY

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Morning all
    Im not a fan of joe hart tbh….thinks he more hype then ability,and would rather stick with one of the keepers we have now and use the money else where in the team.
    Regarding abied, never thought he got a decent chance when he was here but cant see him comin back under rafa,but if he did…i wouldn’t be disappointed at him gettin another chance, never seen chalobah.

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  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #29
  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #30

    Mr Grayson wants rid of Kirchoff, Kasri, N’Dung, Rodwell, Djilibouji, Kone.
    O’Shea and Larsson signing new deals.
    And we’ve got problems.

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #31

    JIB, that’s my team of helpers sorted!

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  • toontaff2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #32

    Runaway, lad, someone’s got to be prepared to make sacrifices! 😆

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #33

    We need a squad to check the hotels, too!

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  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #34

    #25
    Some of those chaps from over the pond are terribly rude and vulgar – what !

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #35

    Taff they might get money for 3 of them. They should pull in players from lower leagues to build up a squad of youth. I don’t see them coming back up for a decade without a long term plan. They have very little quality.

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  • neverwin

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #36

    It always concerns me when NUFC are the only team interested in a player.
    Lejeane {?} . has been talked about for weeks now – if he is any good why has no other club tried to get him.

    Hope Joe Hart rumour is false -better left to wash his hair.

    Completely lost count now of how many players we have been linked with.

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  • lesh

    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #37

    Mister Tuff

    Isn’t the Mirror supposed to be the club’s official media partner? If that is the case, our PR lot aren’t managing it at all. Successful businesses manage their media but our lot appear to be letting the media print whatever mischievous rubbish it chooses to. So, what is friend Bishop doing to earn his not inconsiderable corn??

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jul 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Joe Hart needs to stop using Head and Shoulders, it’s making his hair fall out !

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 2, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #39

    No,no
    No,no,no,no
    No,no,no,no
    No,no

    There’s no DANDRUFF!!

    I’m not sold on Hart TBF

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 2, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Wasn’t our most costly buy Michael Owen at £17m.

    Possibly our best buy ever!

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