Newcastle Linked With Talented 22-Year-Old Ghanaian Center-Back


There’s a report today in Swiss newspaper Blick that Rafa Benitez is interested in signing  Young Boys center-back – 22-year-old Ghanaian defender Kasim Nuhu.

Kasim stands 6ft 3ins tall and has been outstanding for Young Boys this season and they have won the Swiss Super League by a massive 13 points form FC Basel in second place.

That’s their first league title since way back in 1986.

Kasim Nuhu has two caps for Nigeria with one goal – and he made his debut last October against Saudi Arabia.

Last season he played 43 times for his Swiss club with 3 goals and 2 assists.

He joined Young Boys last summer from Mallorca after having a loan spell at the club.

Kasim last season played alongside former Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu, who seems to have settled in well back in Switzerland.

Kasim Nohu – Rafa interested in this player

Blick is reporting that various other clubs are after his services of the youngster from Germany, Ukraine, and Russia.

The reported fee is low at £7.5M and Rafa will be looking for some bargain buys this summer – maybe this is one of them.

Chancel Mbemba is expected to leave Newcastle this summer so Rafa will want to bring in at least one new center-back.

We were first linked with Kasim last summer, and it seems the Newcastle scouts have been keeping an eye on him this season and he’s played really well.

A £7.5M fee seems like a decent price to bring in a young defender who can only improve under the guidance of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


32 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    May 19, 2018 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #1

    He’s 22???? Really?

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2018 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #2
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Wouldn’t want to to disturb you before your royal painfulness Tsunki!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #4

    It is lovely here in DK Betsy the Lil’ Sebastian of the blog…

    …you should come visit once …I can even help you order senior tickets online 😉

    laughingmyassofemoji

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  • Tsunki

    May 19, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #5

    I have better things to do jesper. You know what i mean don’t you?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #6

    It is a financial disaster to be relegated…so much so that you would have thought any person owning a football club that have tried that ones would never ever put a club through that again…

    …one would have thought that…right Big Mike?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #7

    You really cannot emphasis with him or understand his predicament when it’s self inflicted…twice!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #8

    You? Like what? Yelling at the missus or throwing some gender slur around on a football blog?

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  • Ron Knee

    May 19, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #9

    jesper

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde:

    “To be relegated once may be regarded as a misfortune; to be relegated twice looks like carelessness.”

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Jesper…….Jeg elsker dig dyrt.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2018 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Ron Knee from previous thread……..Suggesting .. £7mil for the striker could be Mike’s idea of a bargain could be insinuating that Mr Ashley is mean and / or greedy and will incur the wrath of Jib in particular.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Jesper……. Could you guarantee my safety if I were to pay you a visit over there?

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  • Jib

    May 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m surprised Jesper’s on here
    There’s some lovely dresses at the Royal Wedding

    This Ghanaian fella was a team mate of Kevin M’Babu
    and Spurs and us looked at him last summer
    So tis is very old news I’m afraid
    look at the date of this link
    https://www.graphic.com.gh/sports/sports-news/newcastle-and-tottenham-eye-ghanaian-defender-kasim-nuhu.html

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Try any form of debate with Jib that doesn’t involve when he knocked about with Sting or one of the private schools he went to while becoming a postman then a modern languages psychologist and he will hide away before returning drunk to call you a pr!ck. E.g., Ashley was right to block the move for Caberello, ask him where do you draw the line where Ashley gets the say on what we do and don’t need, he can’t answer that so goes off in a temper to get pi$$ed and return sneering. An ‘orrible excuse of a man.
    He was once working as a labourer on the Copthorne hotel bragging about being in a certain SAS squadron, a young apprentice who’s dad was actually in that squadron brought in a photo and asked him where he was then. He said it was him that took the photo, ha ha what a prize bullshitter!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Ron…it really does make it difficult to try and understand the situation Big Mike finds himself…what a poor guy Mike is!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #16

    There’s some lovely dresses where I am as well Jib!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 19, 2018 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Betsy…you’ll probably have to tone it down a notch…

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  • Jib

    May 19, 2018 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #18

    SweatyBetty

    Is English your first language ?

    Greedy and Thrifty/Mean have
    2 entirely different meanings

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  • Jib

    May 19, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve looked for a footy player called Caberello
    You’ve stumped me there Jail
    The S.A.S. guff is new – when did you dream that ?

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2018 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #20

    Jeper……… Ok I’ll come over then but I don’t want to wash up!!

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  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Can anyone be bothered keeping count of players we’re linked to this summer? Damned if I can. 300 last summer I believe which will take some beating.

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  • jazzyp

    May 19, 2018 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Pellegrini on his way to West ham.
    Ya can relax now boys

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  • Pottsclock

    May 19, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #23

    I couldn’t care what the price of a player is. For me, I am expected some cheaper players to come and replace some of the back-ups we already have. There should be no problem in finding a player of £7m who is a better quality striker than Joselu. I am all for buying value for money.
    What I like about Rafa is that he is prepared to develop players. Other managers buy the finished article for £80m and wonder why they’re not motivated. We’ll see plenty of these players later on today.

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  • Bobbybee

    May 19, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Jazzy, was never worried mate. Rafa to Wet Spam? Ha ha ha ha!! Frying pan – fire springs to mind. 🙂

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 19, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Woah – Jib Jibberish in the SAS. Didn’t know that. I’ll expect some tales of bravery from the battlefield.
    Oh hang on we are talking about the Special Air Services and not the other SAS- Surfers Against Sewage.

    Jib’s surfing on here all day and comes out with plenty of shyte.
    Most recent (apart from insults) was that we signed Dubravka a couple of days ago – strange the club don’t know about this yet. What a divvy. Worra plonka.

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  • bettyswallocks

    May 19, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #26

    http://org.ntnu.no/langrenn/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/monty-300×222.png

    Jib…. In all seriousness I can’t for the life of me see how you could possibly defend Ashley as being not greedy. In the cold light of day you must be embarrassed or were you just being deliberately contrary?

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  • jazzyp

    May 19, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Bobbybee

    Hopefully we can relax now buddy and let’s see who Rafa can bring in this summer.
    If the last game of the season was anything to go by at the ground,Then I can’t wait for the season to start already.
    Onwards and upwards I say

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  • lesh

    May 19, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #29

    Jail, Tiff

    You really ought to back off Jib. To his credit, he’ll have been at the wedding, keeping up with the service and posting his thoughts on matters NUFC.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 19, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #30

    So spade a spade guys…. If Rafa gets to spend 40 Mill plus sales will that be sufficient for you to say that Ashley has been fair this summer and Rafa has an OK budget. 50mill plus sales?

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  • dig-n-dig22

    May 19, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Jazzyp

    West Ham were just a stalking horse . If we dont tie Rafa down and soon ,expect a lot more.

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  • dig-n-dig22

    May 19, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Mister Tuff 25

    That is so funny… Expect to wake up with Rafa’s head on your pillow as punishment. and a box of Milk Tray on the table.

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