Benitez In Serious Bid To Bring In Left Full-Back

There is a report in the Sun today that Newcastle have joined the race to sign Bristol City left-back Joe Bryan.

We’ve been linked with Bryan for over a year now, and he has been one of the best young players in the Championship over the last couple of years.

Bryan can play left back or wing-back.

Joe Bryan – a bargain at £6M

There are other clubs after the 24-year-old who has been at his hometown club his entire career.

He stands 5ft 7ins tall and has played 229 times for Bristol City with 20 goals and 29 assists over six seasons.

He has had two loan spells at Plymouth Argyle and Bath City.

Rafa needs to bring in some fullbacks this summer since Jesus Gamez and Sadio Haidara were not retained when their contracts ran out last month.

The only competition for either full back position comes from Spanish U21 International Javier Manquillo who usually plays at right-back.

But surely Bristol will want more than £6M for their star player so it could take more than that to sign the 24-year-old.

He would be brought in to challenge Paul Dummett for the left-back spot, and Paul didn’t have much competition at all last season.

When he was injured in the very first game last season, Chancel Mbemba came in and did well substituting for Paul.

But Mbemba is currently waiting patiently to join Porto once Newcastle get around to realizing he is in complete limbo with Newcastle wanting another €1M from Porto to do the deal.

How ridiculous can you get?.

Paul Dummett also had probably his best season for his hometown club last term.

If we can get Joe Bryan in for £6M it would be an excellent signing for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    I think it has been lost in translation if that’s not what you meant.
    ”If this is true Ashley is going to get so much burned when Rafa leaves mid-season and gets appointed at some other club leaving Ashley in another relegation battle…

    …good riddance some would say”
    You’ve obviously used good riddance in the wrong context, easy mistake.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 22, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Back to work anyway, back at twelve.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 22, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Jail…if the expression “good riddance” refers to one being happy someone is leaving and in this case leaves Ashley in a tight spot and in another relegation battle, how’s that expression used in the wrong context?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 22, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    …unless of course you would think me saying leaving Ashley in a relegation battle is a bad thing!

    That should though be very clear from earlier postings today and the other day…

  • DaveD1000

    Jul 22, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #5

    you inferred Good Riddance to Rafa ie you are happy he left as opposed to good riddance to MA

  • nico

    Jul 22, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Jesper, you want to see Rafa leave?
    As for this transfer, I like this lad and think he would be a useful signing with potential. 6 million is nothing to 19 Prem clubs, it is to us though.

  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #7


    Good riddance is normally taken to mean something like ‘glad he’s been gone’. It’s not a good wish it’s bad one, the sort of thing you say to Ashley

  • lesh

    Jul 22, 2018 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #8


    * glad he’s been gone’ = glad to be rid of him (eg Ashley)

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 22, 2018 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Ron…I have always learned you say “good riddance” to show that you are pleased that someone has left…and here because that would leave Ashley in a relegation battle!

    That was how I worded it and tried to explain it as well after worth!

    I am not sure why I need to defend that – to those how seem to imply that’s needed. That’s was my words and my meaning..,

    Anything else is on those who keep banging on that I mean differently!


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