Rafa Keen To Get These Two Players To Newcastle This Week – Before Chelsea Game

The Chronicle are reporting today that Rafa Benitez will make progress on the transfer front this week.

Newcastle have recently contacted several players they will try to sign on loan or permanently – if that’s what it takes to get them to the club before the end of the January transfer window.

One of those players is  Sparta Prague’s 29-year-old Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, and it was reported last week that his potential deal had fallen through.

But the latest is that Newcastle are now trying to buy him permanently for 6M (£5.3M).

The player is keen to join Newcastle, either on loan or permanently this month.

Martin Dubravka – Slovakian and Sparta Prague goalkeeper

And Rafa wants to get the experienced and talented goalkeeper to Newcastle this month to do battle with Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot for the goalkeeper jersey.

There’s news that Rafa could also go after one of his summer targets, 22-year-old Sandro Ramirez, who is available on loan from Everton.

The Spanish U21 International was signed by Everton in the summer for the release clause in his Malaga contract of 6M (£5.3M).

He was one of the players Rafa was keen to get early last summer – but didn’t.

Sandro Ramirez

Sandro Ramirez – Everton’s Spanish striker

In fact, if Rafa got the chance to buy him now we’re sure he would do that – so maybe if we get him in on loan we can get an option to buy him in the summer.

Rafa wants these two players signed this week and before the FA Cup game at Chelsea on Sunday (1:30 pm kickoff) and then he wants two more players signed over the following three days – before the January transfer window slams shut.

At Chelsea, Rafa may have time to talk to the Blues officials about getting Kennedy in on loan – who is likely to play in the game on Sunday.

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73 comments so far

  • Jib

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Chelsea fans had a jolly old time on the South coast
    Let’s hope the Spurs fans do today and keep Soton down fighting

  • hibbit

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #2

    i never at any point said the reserves had been “abolished ”

    i don’t think you’re right that it’s widely accepted that it was AS who stage managed the curry house meeting.
    i for one don’t think she did not,
    stage managed yes by her i don’t think so
    i think you make too many assumptions what people think

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Is Mikey still p#ss#d?

    “”West Brom are interested in signing Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, according to Sky sources.

    Mitrovic, 23, has been out over a month with a back injury and has not started a Premier League game this season.

    Sky Sports News understands West Brom want to sign a striker in the January window, but any move is dependant on funds which would be raised from the potential sale of defender Jonny Evans.””


  • TheJimBelow

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Southampton one up, Sanchez own goal

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Never count on Spurs to help us out.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #6


    Torres to name 1. My, how some people do come out with some mind blowing nonsense on here.

  • TheJimBelow

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s ok though cuz Harry Kane 😛

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #8

    So say these transfer rumours that are kicking about are try and we sign some players like this:

    Dubruvka GK Loan with option to buy
    Sandro CF Loan with option to buy
    Kennedy MF Loan
    Schurrle CF Loan
    Bryan LB purchase outright

    Would people be happy with this if we could do it bearing in mind Ashley will be setting restrictions left right and centre ?

  • Wayayman

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Just astonishing to read that some people believe anything pro-Ashley that’s been written these last couple of weeks and defend him by talking utter nonsense about the financial situation before and after he bought us. He’s taken all of the off-field assets and transferred to his Mash Holdings, or to Sports Direct. Why oh why don’t these Ashley fans take this information on board?

    All you need to know about the bloke can be summed up with the words “relegated twice”.

  • SouthLincsToon

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #11

    The Scum reporting that BVB offering Schurrle for loan to Stoke & Toon, plus will play half his wages. That’d be a top quality signing, though I’m probably in dreamland

  • nufc 11

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d rather Josh Murphy and Joe Bryan

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Ref Mr Tubbs source suggesting that they had not SEEN the money/ SEEN proof of money being available.
    I’d bet my last pound they didn’t even ask about PCPs funds.
    Would have been easy at the outset to require a POF letter (Proof of funds) from PCP.
    If this was refused etc Mr Tubbs sources would have termed their PR leaks differently – such as PCP have refused our request/ delayed etc etc.
    Wouldn’t trust Tubbs and his lackeys at all. Bad hombres.

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #14


    Dortmund losing Aubameyang and willing to loan out Schurrle?

    I dont watch Bundesliga but how many striking options do they have if they lose those two?

  • hibbit

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Mister Tuff


    *proof of funds was a requirement in the due diligences contract *

  • Jib

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #16

    You are half right
    He transferred to Mash Holdings
    Why wouldn’t he ?
    He owns the club

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #17

    #14 ugh nevermind, mixed up my teams (sigh)

  • Jib

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #18

    We actually need Spurs to win this to
    put pressure on Chelsea so Conté plays
    a weakened team in the cup on Saturday.

  • carl

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #19

    The point was that it was under Hall/ KK that reserves were abolished.
    Not under Ashley.
    See my earlier posting.


    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Is schurrle as good as the hype….im not so sure?…probs wrong but seems more hype then class….otherwise why isn’t he playing?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Hibbit – how do we know that. Surely if that was the case – the subsequent due dilligence would never have happened yes/no?????

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Michael Martin?
    Follow Follow @tfMichael1892
    Mike Ashley has not stablised #NUFC finances. He has doubled the debt (from £76m to 144m) and reduced the income bar everything but the telly money which he has no role in negotiating. We are now utterly non-competitive as a football club. #ASHLEYOUT

  • AndyMac

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Sorry Ed but those two players are dead wood. Dubravka is a journeyman keeper and nowhere in his career has he cost a club more than pennies. As for Ramirez, if you ask Everton fans they’ll tell you he’s unable to hit a bovine’s rear with a double bass ! Joselu mark 2 ?

  • carl

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Bryan from BCity. The acquisition would give us the Rafa option of 3-5-2. Also a Kenedy loan signing would provide cover at wing back.

  • c-dog

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #25


    I suggest you look at Torres before he signed for Liverpool before comment again.

    Sandro is crap. Not at Gayle or Mitros level.

  • JDdubai

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Sturridge on loan
    Sell Mitro and buy dembele – net around 15m maybe?
    Find a no10, poss Claessen would be with a loan punt? Ajax captain and a point to prove, though seems to mirror de Jong a bit.

    Anything else is a bonus

  • dannitoon

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Id like to think he/we have higher expectations than an everton flop on loan… even joselu scored more thsn him

  • hibbit

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #28

    i’m well aware of who disbanded the reserves and at no point did i mention the reserves in my post !!!!
    maybe you should read my post again before making ridiculous comment trying to make yourself look knowledgeable

  • carl

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #29

    An official spokesman for the Reuben’s has said they were only interested at £250 million.
    Ashley wants £ 350m.
    Even forgetting the disparity where’s the money for investment in new players.
    The numbers don’t add up.

  • Bianconeri

    Jan 21, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Linked with Bristol City’s Joe Bryan .

  • hibbit

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #31

    what’s the Reuben’s saying no to being part of the deal got to do with were the investment for new players is coming from they were obviously only one of a group of investors ??

  • c-dog

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #32

    I just have a feeling we’ve replaced signing cheap French players with cheap Spanish players. We have a class manager who needs a proven decent striker. We’re going into an FA Cup weekend off the back of two bad league results with the takeover dead and no players signed. Optimism is at a season long low and been linked with players who have proven themselves not up to it compounds the despair. Things, again, are dreadful at mike Ashley’s Newcastle United.

  • hibbit

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Mister Tuff
    Re post 15

    that’s not a new post i first put it up oct/nov so i thought it was ok to repeat,
    definitely one the clause it the contract !!

  • hibbit

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Joe Bryan isn’t going to be a cheap signing never mind spanish !!

    *if we get him*

  • Jib

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #35

    I can see why Southampton are struggling
    Their players don’t seem to have much respect
    for Mauricio Pellegrino

  • twotonearmy

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #36

    This is the part of the game where you will start to see those niggling tackles and players diving/dirty tricks.

    Keep an eye on Alli

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #37

    hibbit – ok cheers.

  • hibbit

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #38

    thanks lads filled a boring afternoon in with no electricity due to heavy snow and a falling tree
    battery just about gone

  • Jib

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #39

    You not got a car adapter ?

  • jane

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #40

    lol @ hibbit saying something is definite


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