Newcastle Turn Their Attention To 24-Year-Old Belgium International

A few days ago the Sun reported that Newcastle would be interested in signing Club Brugge winger Anthony Limbombe after his proposed £11M move to Huddersfield had broken down.

Some reports have that fee as high as £17M.

And there is news from Belgium outlet HLN that Rafa Benitez is moving in to try to sign the 24-year-old who has been in Belgium for a couple of seasons.

We have been linked with this player earlier in the summer, and if Newcastle are genuinely interested in getting him signed this summer, we could see the Ghanaian International Christian Atsu leave Newcastle.

Other reports are that Huddersfield have switched their attention from Limbombe to the Newcastle winger.

24-year-old Club Brugge winger Anthony Limbombe

Limbombe will not be a cheap signing, and even £11M could be out of the reach of Newcastle, but of course, if we can sell Atsu to Huddersfield that would help with the financials of the deal.

Limbombe is a left-sided midfielder who can play on either wing, and he has blistering pace – which is likely one reason Rafa is interested in him.

The Belgium League has already started up, but Limbombe has not played in the two games, and that could be because Club Brugge think he could be leaving the club shortly.

So it’s possible that Newcastle could have Anthony Limbombe in place of Christian Atsu before the window closes a week on Thursday.

It also seems clear that there are still some deals Rafa wants to complete in the next 9 days to further strengthen the Newcastle squad.

Limbombe has one full cap for Belgium which he earned in Belgium’s 4-0 win over Saudi Arabia in March, and he has played for some of the country’s Youth sides.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    Lascelles will go next summer not long after the manager, I think Mikey has a sinister and cunning plan post Rafa.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Only one Bobby Robson

  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Braga stadium is quite spectacular !
    Built for the 2004 Euros it has 2 side stands (15000 seats each)
    and a rock face at either end.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #4

    U could be on to something there jail. Emasculated the new mccardew who will tell us that he will be getting all the proceeds and then finds out the real picture

  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Just for Bill in Essex
    291 hours 8 minutes until
    we KO against Spurs

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #6

    I think our transfer business could be done – got the full quota of 25 players

    Ashley’s middle man Bishop will block all transfers and the £22 million for Mitrovich will help run the club through the first part of the season along with the TV money we received from last season

    I have a feeling he spat the dummy out when the club was not sold – not getting his money back plus a healthy profit deciding he will not put another penny into the club as he thinks he has put enough in and has to self-finance.

  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Or as the red Indians would say
    11 sleeps

  • barkel

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Red Indians!?

    oh dear, nothing like some old fashioned racism to kick start the morning!

  • Wayayman

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #9

    Lads don’t get caught up in this 25 man squad thing. It’s 25 registered players – we don’t have to register players who wont be considered for selection like Lazaar etc. Just because they are training with the first team at the minute doesn’t mean they will have a place in the first team squad come Aug 11th. Look at other teams, they have enormous pools of players they select their first team from. The rest are second-string or loaned.

  • supermac69

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Mawson having medical at Fulham, jeez they’re spending some bit like, howay fat tash spend some man..

  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #11

    Red Indian isn’t racist you silly fellow
    It’s commonly accepted terminology
    to separate them from Indians from
    Colombus has a lot to answer for.

  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #12
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Jib – wouldn’t it be Native Americans?

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 31, 2018 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #14

    In Hollywood b grade westerns, “Native Americans” were most often portrayed by Italians. Is that racist?

  • mfw13

    Jul 31, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #15

    We already have four wingers (Atsu, Kenedy, Ritchie, Murphy)….why would we want a fifth?


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