Report – Newcastle Very Close To Signing International Defender


There’s news coming out of Spain today that Newcastle are very close to signing Atletico Madrid right-back Javier Manquillo and this could be the second time in two summers we have signed an Atletico full-back after signing Jesus Gamez last summer.

The interesting thing is that the 23 year-old was on loan at Sunderland last season where he played 22 times with one goal so if Rafa was interested in him at that time he could have easily checked on him.

The report is in Mundo Deportivo which is even saying that Javier will sign for three seasons and the report is that Rafa Benitez has been key in signing the player and that he is not part of Atletico’s future plans.

Javier Manquillo while on loan at Liverpool the season before last

In the last three years he’s had loan spells at Liverpool (19 appearances), Marseille (43 appearances) and Sunderland and has played quite a few first team games while on loan – 84 appearances over the last three.

He has made 17 appearances for Atletico after making his debut in December 2011 when he started in a 2-1 away loss to Albacete Balompie in the Copa del Rey.

This is no information on how much he would cost.

Javier has played for all the Spanish Youth sides including 7 times for the Spanish U21 side who this lad has been a good player for a while now.

Rafa will know all about the player and the fact that he has played for Sunderland shouldn’t cause Rafa not to sign him.

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He looks a very decent full back but not too much on how much he would cost with the youngster  having just one year left on his contract at the home town club he’s been with since way back in 2007.

If the Spanish report is to be believed he should be in Dublin soon to take a medical and agree on compensation and sign on the dotted line for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • martoon

    Jul 18, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #1

    I still think it’s bullpoo!

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  • giimps

    Jul 18, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Never seen much of him, if Rafa is happy paying compensation to Athletico for him ,so be it, on Rolan, he costs the same as we got Gouffy for in relative terms, again, if Rafa thinks he’s good enough to compliment our side ,even for a couple of seasons, wel more than likely treble our money on him if he’s any good, if not we’ll get our money back

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 18, 2017 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Martoon

    Me too. Simply because all the many reports springing up are actually just sorced from the same original report. Usually there are three of four with minor variances. I am not against signing him as cover for RB, though

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    apparently we have been made favorites to sign mcarthy. Not exactly thrilled about that tbh

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Markaccus – spot on , here’s the odds
    Newcastle United are the favourites to sign Everton midfielder James McCarthy, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds . Sky Bet have placed the Magpies at 7/2 on Tuesday afternoon to land the 26-year-old during the summer transfer window.

    If you want an outside bet then Stephen Taylor has been released by Ipswich.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Lochinvar

    Steven Taylor to come back to us as caretaker? 😀

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  • barkel

    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #7

    My mate is a mackem and he said Manquillo looked bad even there.

    McCarthy could be a great bit of business but it depends on the fee, I think anything under £20million in todays market would be good

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  • martoon

    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Markaccus @3 – Same reason for me. Although I sometimes criticise the likes of Lee Ryder the local reporters do seem to know which players we are genuinely interested in and they haven’t mentioned this guy!

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  • Jib

    Jul 18, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Martoon
    Jamaal Lascelles said in an interview on Sky Sports News about 5 minutes ago that this week NUFC have signed Murphy and a full back .

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  • nufc 11

    Jul 18, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Reeks of desperation this one Cyrus Christie is available at derby for 5 million twice the player of this dirt I give up

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