Rafa In Move For 24-Year-Old £18M Rated Uruguayan International


TalkSport are reporting that Uruguayan international Giorgian De Arrascaeta is interesting Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.

The 24-year-old currently plays for the Cruzeiro club in Brazil.

De Arrasceata started his career playing for Defensor Sporting in the Uruguayan Primera Division and made his first-team debut back in October 2012, when he was just 17.

He plays as an attacking midfielder with a vast array of skills and scored twice for Uruguay when they finished runners-up to France at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

24-year-old Uruguayan international Giorgian De Arrascaeta

De Arrascaeta made his debut for the Uruguay senior team in a friendly match against South Korea in September of 2014 and currently has 16 caps with 2 goals.

He is reported to have a £18M release clause in his contract, and the report says that Rafa would be willing to pay that amount.

Wonder if that’s been OKd by Mike Ashley.

That’s a lot of money to pay for a player who has not been tested in the top leagues like the Premier League.

The report says that he almost joined Monaco last summer but couldn’t agree on personal terms, which is not thought to be a problem at Newcastle.

Celtic are the other club reported to be interested in the player and they could offer him Champions League football but 18M is a lot for the Scottish Premiership club to pay.

De Arrascaeta played a number of games for Uruguay in qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.

His brilliant form at club level meant that he was included in the final squad of 23 for Uruguay.

He seems exactly what Rafa said he needed this summer – players with class – and we assume he could play in the number 10 position at Newcastle.

Now the big question – can Newcastle move quickly to sign this lad up?

Probably not, but we hope so with only 24 days left in the transfer window and he would be a very popular signing with fans.

Comments welcome.


271 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Yawn

    5
  • hibbit

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Next

    5
  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Jazzyp your so rite with yawn how many players are we after god and no movements. Well put low bids to show us there after them knowing fine well they’ll be turned down poeple on here think things will change soon honestly i think there living in fantasyland.

    5
  • magscar

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Runaway

    Fantasy land is giving these endless reports credence 🙂

    7
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #5

    lochinvar

    The same thing happened in 98: “Les Bleus ont reçu la Légion d’Honneur à l’Elysée.”

    0
  • BANDWBURNABY

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Should start off with “once upon a time”

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Ha ha ha
    I’ve been posting about this guy on previous for about
    15 minutes

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Aha
    a decent poster from Canada for a change !

    2
  • jazzyp

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Runaway

    I’m fed up of it mate..Everyday is like Groundhog day,Click bait and rumour after rumour.
    It’s got to the stage they are not even worth discussing no more cos ya know it’s just more crap being shoved down ya throat

    11
  • Jib

    Jul 16, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #10

    I hope Olivier Giroud has the good grace
    to decline his – Lukaku and he were rubbish

    1
  • lesh

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast

    Tut tut. It’s not PC to refer to your smelly socks as black and it could be regarded as ultra un-PC to describe your black socks as smelly.

    I’m assuming you’ve got more than one pair – of socks that is.

    🙂

    6
  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #12

    If this is true which we will never know until we see him in a shirt standing with Rafa, I watched him in the world cup and he seems a good player. The question is if Celtic are the only other team interested why would he sign for them? Get ready Army this next three weeks is going to GROUNDHOG DAY over and over again.

    5
  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Once again it’s just getting to the point well just sign bloody somebody please, any slight Hooe this transfer window might be different has gone,all be it I had almost no hope it would be different.

    I thought at one point we might sell mitrovic and Ritchie and bring in Towsend and even maybe Plea (although I didn’t think he looked great from youtube) but damn that on top of the signing we had I thought would be good for Newcastle(best we could hope), yeah show you how bad it is when if that all happened it would all just be swapping one player for another basically….fat controller barely having to spend a penny..but it’s best you can help for as a Newcastle fan

    3
  • lesh

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed

    It seems that Mbappe was untried at the highest level before he was loaned to PSG by Monaco. Despite that, it’s reported that his release clause was valued at €180m. Such a figure really puts De Arrascaeta’s £18m in perspective.

    The amount of money apparently available to some club’s to splash around must surely beg questions from Uefa.

    4
  • lesh

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #15

    TomaKaThor

    Be careful or you’ll be named as one being negative and casting doubt over Ashley’s ambition for NUFC.

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #16

    This is getting boring now. £18 m is way out our price range.

    Penfold will wack a bid in at around 8 and said we did our best

    2
  • Mag52

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Ashley Out.

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Ashley Out

    3
  • Mag52

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Lesh#15.

    “Ashley’s ambition for NUFC”

    Ambition is what Ashley lacks.
    It’s not gone unnoticed by hacks.
    If Rafa said ‘will
    You spend 18 mil ?’
    He’d probably sh#t in his daks.

    7
  • jazzyp

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20

    20 odd days left now boys and girls.. But don’t worry I’m sure Ashley will come good.
    We just gotta keep the faith and he will come up trumps as he did back in January,Or the season before that or the last decade.
    He’s been our saviour guys and don’t you forget it.
    Hahahahahahahahaha Ashley out!!

    5
  • jazzyp

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Did I mention Ashley ooooot

    5
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Did someone say Ashley Out?

    5
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Let’s have smileypooemoji

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 16, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Lesh……….. Most of us on here hate Ashley because of his blatant disregard for our club as a Sporting Institution and his acceptance of a mediocre team as long as we stay solvent so he can advertise his Shyte .
    In my opinion you hate him because he is the epitomy of the wealthy capitalist stereotype that you would hate even if he wasn’t connected to the club. Therein lies the distinction. Most NUFC fans wouldn’t give a toss how much money Ashley has and what he spends it on ,as long as it didnt hinder the club’s progress. You would.
    As Belfast correctly pointed out you take every opportunity, and have done for a long time to drop in your far left political opinions which are quite obviously far more important to you than football.

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Ashley Out!
    Tsunki In!

    11
  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Welshie, no1 blogger.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #27

    welsh me auld Wiils n Kate, who have Swansea signed so far?

    6
  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #28

    welsh – are you one of these “returning” posters or not.

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Welshie out!

    6
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Matthew Raisbeck
    Matthew Raisbeck
    @raisbeck10
    ·
    1h
    Longstaff: “I’m a centre midfielder and try to get around the pitch as much as possible. I love to get forward, trying to score & create goals. Frank Lampard is someone I model my game on; I watch clips of him & try to do the same thing. Last year, at Blackpool, it worked.” #NUFC

    Do rate this kid and he often gets neglected when people talk about our younger players. Goal scoring midfielders don’t come around very one and he is on. Always did see a bit of lampard in him but he doesn’t have is timed runs into the box like frank did. Tends to drift in and out of games but that will cone with games. He does have a lot going fir him though and certainly doesn’t do tap ins!

    1
  • jazzyp

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Bladeuser in

    Maybe not eh

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Lot of spell checks needed in that last post. Sorry lol, not changing it though as you can still understand what I’m saying.

    1
  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Shirebrooke so you agree with me put in low offer then say we tried nothing changes ffs

    0
  • jazzyp

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Mikey rags to riches Ashley has just be on the phone to me again and wishes to pass a heartfelt message on to all Nufc fans .

    Whole situation is extremely worrying Jazzyp

    It’s like a double-edged sword.

    Not only are we standing still but…

    Other clubs are actually strengthening significantly.

    So in a way, we’re actually WEAKER than we were last season.

    Fans won’t let him get away with this.

    8
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #35

    RUNAWAY

    nothing will change until the pantomime villain sells up a fooooks off!

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Is Martoon doing the predictions again this season.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Just hope that Charnley has written into Lascalles contract a £100m escape clause.
    He’s not going anywhere so surely he and his Agent and the club would do well to protect their – our investment should in a few years time Real Madrid or PSG come knocking.
    Why not. No harm in that.
    and its an effective way of telling the likes of Wet Spam to naff off.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #38

    jazzyp,
    It’s doing my head in mate, the excuse last year was the TV money, it’s here now, we’ve RE established ourselves as a PL club, give the manager the tools he needs to push on. How can the fat man not see that if Rafa walks and he goes back to doing it his way we’ll be relegated within two seasons maximum, he’s obviously making that much money from us to risk it.

    4
  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Lesh….@11 maybe “aromatic footwear of colour”

    3
  • jazzyp

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Isaac Hayden has handed in a transfer request as he looks to move closer to his family. Rafa is believed to be reluctant to lose him but he understands the difficult situation that the midfielder is in.
    The 23-year-old had to visit his daughter in hospital regularly in December and January when she was born, and it seems that has played a role in the player’s decision to move back down south.
    Brighton & Hove Albion are said to be the early frontrunners and the Chronicle is reporting that they could offer up to £10m. Hayden was signed for just £1m from Arsenal in the summer of 2016, and it could mean a sizeable £9m profit.
    It would be a great piece of business if we do sell the holding midfielder for such an amount, especially considering he wasn’t first choice for a large part of last season.
    Combined with the reported €12m (£10.6m) from the sale of Mikel Merino to Real Sociedad, and that would certainly give Mikey rag tat Ashley more pennies to add to his empire.
    how lucky we are to have such an illustrious owner

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