Newcastle Have £8.8M Bid For Juventus Defender Rejected


Italian website Calcio Mercato are reporting today that Newcastle have had a bid of around €10m (£8.8M) rejected for 20-year-old right back Pol Lirola.

Lirola is from Juventus but is on loan at Sassuolo, and it seems this is a more long-term buy that Rafa Benitez wants.

Juventus signed the player in the summer of 2016 after he had been on loan from Espanyol.

He is in the second season of a two-year loan deal at Sassuolo.

It’s the second bid Newcastle are reported to have made for a permanent signing with a £16M bid for Galatasaray central midfielder Badou Ndiaye also being turned down.

Pol Lirola – Juventus right back – on loan at Sassuolo

So there’s £25M Newcastle seem willing to spend on permanent transfers this month – but time is of the essence.

It seems that there will be no deal with Lirola not staying at Sassuolo for the rest of this season.

Maybe Newcastle will make Lirola a target this summer?

But this activity in the transfer market – although belated – shows that Mike Ashley has realized Rafa must have reinforcements if Newcastle are to remain in the Premier League this season.

Relegation would mean the price of Newcastle would drop by up to £200M in the open market.

Lirola has one Spanish cap at U21 level.

Lirola was born in Barcelona, and in December 2016, he made his debut for the Catalonia national team, starting in a 3–3 draw against Tunisia.

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56 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #2

    As someone else said earlier where’s the bids for a striker.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #3

    2 Hours 3 Minutes to KO

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Martoon

    Excuse my grammar, I meant that I doubt if the rumours are true and hope it’s just newspaper tripe.

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  • lesh

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #5

    If Ashley does decide he’s found some money to back Rafa and that money’s used for say £50m of transfer fees, then it could give PCP a way in to increase its offer £300m without a relegation clause or £350m with.

    Could this be a nice face-saver for all parties to help a speedy completion to the takeover?.

    Just a thought

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Expat

    Haven’t caught up yet but how’s the cricket going?

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #7

    1 Hour 58 Minutes to KO

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  • davetoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Why arent we talking to liverpool about sturridge on loan? He will be trying to impress Southgate to get in the WC squad so should be motivated. Its a no brainer

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d definitely take a chance on Sturridge but I don’t see that move happening.

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  • twotonearmy

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #10

    A defender? Another fullback? What are we doing!?!?

    Put any money we got into a goal scorer. I dont care if we drop the lot all on one player. I doubt we’ll have much and if we can use what we got to score more goals that will be much more important than “one for the future”

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  • jane

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #11

    clutching at straws there lesh

    1
  • davetoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #12

    If he goes to southampton its a sad indictment of how far we have fallen

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Rafa Bingo Bango:

    Aarons/Atsu——Perez——-Murphy
    Shelvey———–Diame——-Merino
    Dummett—-Clarke—-Lascelles—Mbemba
    ———————-Darlow

    Not sure if Mbemba is available, we need a solid back line and Yedlin maybe too attack minded but with the only other alternative being Hayden then the Yank will have to do.

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  • jane

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #14

    “I dont care if we drop the lot all on one player.”

    all eggs in one basket. what if they fail or are injured.

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  • jane

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #15

    i’d take Vardy though 😐

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Usual bull of rejected bids followed by the usual bull of; we tried but couldn’t get them over the line.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Was thinking the very same thing Lesh

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  • toonincheek

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #18

    EGB Lucky & Otis

    0
  • davetoon

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Too bad if they get injured. I’ll take one injury prone sturridge over 5 fit Joselus

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Are all the attention seekers that strung many of you along and had you hanging on their every word still frequenting the blog in the midst of the takeover news? They were adamant it was done and they had the inside track.

    Doesn’t pay to believe Chinese whispers.

    Lesh @ 5

    If you want to believe your fantasy wanderings of your mind nobody is stopping you.

    4
  • fairscup

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #21

    well said davetoon

    1
  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #22

    DOES anyone else not think it strange that Rafas deadline 20th jan was very precise, both parties coming out with statements only days before the date.

    im guessing that rafas statement was aimed at both parties.

    like the look of badou, but its a CF that is priority one

    3
  • Toondog2

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Novocastrian66,

    Yes that statement “we couldn’t get them over the line “ comes to mind all too vividly.

    However we still have 11 days before the window shuts so here’s hoping

    Gk,LB, Mf and especially a Striker!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    West brom leading Everton… Haiz…. Disaster.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Lesh ain’t gonna happen. That ship has sailed.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #26

    sturridge

    face palm,, wow

    Owen was a great goal scorer when fit, didnt play much though.

    so a player not scoring on the pitch is the same as a player not scoring on the treatment table, so why waste MORE money

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #27

    1 Hour 34 Minutes to KO

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  • fairscup

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Owen WAS a great goal scorer before bad injury

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 20, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Maybe Everton cud get sucked back to the bottom 5? Apparently their fans are not happy with hippo.

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  • fairscup

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #30

    I think Everton bubble has burst, there is a long way to go yet, could easily end up in relegation fight

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  • Toondog2

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Munster

    Interesting that Everton Fans aren’t happy with Big Sam,

    How much has Everton spent ? Seem to have bought loads of players costing loadsamoney.

    1
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s obvious Ashley isn’t keen on any causes and given our current situation PCP aren’t in any mood to match the outright asking price without caveats attached. So I see nothing happening until we know what league we’re playing in next season now.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #33

    I’m sticking with my 2 2 prediction vs Citeh today.

    Two pens for us

    3
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #34

    *clauses

    1
  • jane

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #35

    it’s in Amanda’s interest to keep the sale going even if she hasn’t got a backer in the hope that one comes along so she can get a pay day.

    2
  • Jib

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Lingaard is well named
    what a Jessy !!!!

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  • fairscup

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #37

    Like to see Everton equalise but Hippo never has a plan B

    2
  • jane

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #38

    has he scored again?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s been privately dead for weeks Lesh. We’re just finding out about it this week.
    I think if we stay up and have that TV money in the bank. He’ll take the club off the market to be honest and if we get relegated pcp won’t be interested.

    Best to forget about the white knight Amanda and her chums I think.

    0
  • Jib

    Jan 20, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Dyche won’t be happy
    The defender flinched away from Martial’s shot

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