Report – Everton’s Talented Midfielder Available To Newcastle – Loan Deal Possible


Newcastle have been linked with Everton’s 20-year-old Croatian International attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic this year.

His £10M move on a five-year contract from Hajduk Split to Everton last summer hasn’t worked out, yet he is a class player.

It probably didn’t help that Everton boss Ronald Koeman was sacked early in the season and Sam Allardyce brought in.

News coming in from the Liverpool press suggests Everton are looking to offload the twice-capped Croatian International so maybe Newcastle could go in and try to get a loan agreement with an option to buy next summer?

20-year-old Croatian International attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic – loan possible?

The news is in the Liverpool Echo who are reporting the following:

“The ECHO understands Ashley Williams, Kevin Mirallas, Cuco Martina and Nikola Vlasic have been frozen out of the first-team picture by the boss and have been told to train away from the squad.”

“And it seems the days are numbered for these four as Silva has made up his mind over their futures.”

Vlasic did not have a good first season with the Toffees, but under the guidance of Rafa Benitez, he could blossom on Tyneside.

We don’t know how much money Ashley is willing to spend this summer – not much probably – but perhaps a permanent transfer could be on the cards?

The safer way is to try to get the lad in on loan with an option to buy him next summer – that’s also the cheaper option.

And we can still have a loan deal with one more Premier League club with two being allowed – and we already have Kenedy on loan from Chelsea.

Now’s the time to move for the 20-year-old who could possibly fill the number 10 spot at Newcastle for next season.

There’s just over a week for Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to get some decent players through the door for Rafa Benitez, and things could still turn out quite well for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.


146 comments so far

  • Pottsclock

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #1

    I think we should aim to have a complete forward line of Perezs. What’s the collective term for a group of Perezs? It would save enormous time in writing the team sheet and would make the commentators life a lot easier.

    Unless he changes his name to Perez, I don’t want Vlasic.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Woulda coulda shoulda

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #3

    There’s only one game in town, and, as everybody knows, it is all about our owner.Here’s a take Id like you to consider: MA is one of the very most successful owners currently in the EPL. I would claim he was THE most successful, but I don’t have enough info on Burnley/Brighton/Huddersfield/Bournemouth and so on, owners. Of course, for us fans he’s hateful and shockingly awful, but it’s obviously only sensible to look at things from MA’s perspective. Here goes: while other owners spend untold millions, and, therefore, lose untold millions, this is a stupid business proposition. With untold millions of incomes from TV, if you can get a club to do decently in the EPL without spending uncautious amounts, you have a guaranteed money maker (a cash cow). Rafa Benitez has been a godsend (whatever the reasons for him washing up on MA’s shore – and however much RB personally -and quite rightly-hates the position)and if you doubt my thinking, look at the current (i.e. last year’s) EPL table. My team is 10th, gets all the wonga for being 10th, and how little of my money have I spent to get there? Who has done better? So why should I ever even dream of spending big this transfer window (or any transfer window, come to that)? I have spent the minimum. I am creaming in millions. I ain’t going to sell (at least unless I get offered silly amounts) and I ain’t going to change. Me, I’m the greatest most successful owner currently in the EPL!

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  • Pottsclock

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #4

    If WBA really want £25m for Rondon now that his release clause has expired, I think he should resign himself to the Championship or abroad. No one in the EPL will pay that for him.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #5

    What’s happened to Das Bost!?

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #6

    To repeat from the earlier post (if allowed, this time):There’s only one game in town, and, as everybody knows, it is all about our owner.Here’s a take Id like you to consider: MA is one of the very most successful owners currently in the EPL. I would claim he was THE most successful, but I don’t have enough info on Burnley/Brighton/Huddersfield/Bournemouth and so on, owners. Of course, for us fans he’s hateful and shockingly awful, but it’s obviously only sensible to look at things from MA’s perspective. Here goes: while other owners spend untold millions, and, therefore, lose untold millions, this is a stupid business proposition. With untold millions of incomes from TV, if you can get a club to do decently in the EPL without spending uncautious amounts, you have a guaranteed money maker (a cash cow). Rafa Benitez has been a godsend (whatever the reasons for him washing up on MA’s shore – and however much RB personally -and quite rightly-hates the position)and if you doubt my thinking, look at the current (i.e. last year’s) EPL table. My team is 10th, gets all the wonga for being 10th, and how little of my money have I spent to get there? Who has done better? So why should I ever even dream of spending big this transfer window (or any transfer window, come to that)? I have spent the minimum. I am creaming in millions. I ain’t going to sell (at least unless I get offered silly amounts) and I ain’t going to change. Me, I’m the greatest most successful owner currently in the EPL!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #7

    That’s all well and good 9 but the situation is completely unstable yet again. Rafa is not going to stay under these circumstances (i.e. with this owner) so we won’t stay in the Prem for long once he’s gone. So it’s back to trying to get back up to the Prem so we can fail and get relegated again. Do you think this also makes sense based on Ashley’s 11 year history with us? The idea that he is the most successful owner in the league is laughable at best.

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  • lesh

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Ffs, it looks as though Ashley’s doing his level best to pi$$ the players off now.

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2018/08/newcastle-players-refuse-to-speak-to-media-as-mike-ashley-has-failed-to-agree-premier-league-bonuses-newcastle-united/

    Wtf’s he playing at?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #9

    If Ashley can’t look back over the 11 years I’ll be happy to do it for him over and over again 9. If he has delusions of being a great owner we can soon sort that oot for him.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #10

    As 9 has said this is the same old game from Ashley yet again. He is a clown and a buffoon all tied up into one. There is going to be a loud explosion when Rafa walks and I hope it blows Ashley’s eardrums out.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #11

    So many parallels between Ashley and T-Rump. T-Rump thinks he’s the greatest president ever (he’s actually demonstrably the worst ever, worse than Nixon) and Ashley thinks he is god’s gift to football club ownership ( when he’s not busy saying he is a failure and will sell up).

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #12

    This is just too sickening yet again. Have to take a break.

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Its called revenge for dissing his daughter 8 years ago. He hates the club and is making great profits at the same time.
    I called it six years ago and clever people on here were talking about a businessman and cutting his nose off to spite his face. The last thing he wants is happy fans.
    Just remember that.
    When Rafa goes we will get relegated and he will give some numpty 80 million to get us back up. So why would he give some numpty 80 million and Rafa nowt. Its easy. Rafa could make the club a success and he wants to p..s the fans off.
    Numpty fans wail – but what can we do? I have paid good money.
    Well, you can start by growing a set and staying away on Saturdays and Sundays as I have for the last 4 years.
    Support the team and not the regime? Do not make me laugh. The team is the face of the regime.
    As long as the fans turn up the fat man will never sell. Do not complain about him if you go to matches because your presence guarantees his presence.
    Ashley has to be shamed into selling. Relegation and a half empty ground and we stay down. He cannot sell his tat away from the Premiership and the ground empty. Bad for the image. And we have to stay down until he is gone. Instant promotion is a nightmare.
    STAY AWAY. Do not waste your time with banners and demos.
    If you put money in his pocket you deserve all you get

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Strong words,Jim,and highly typical of most on here. No dice, I’m afraid. I confess I’m entirely ignorant (and very very happy to stay that way) about your reference to “dissing his daughter 8 years ago”. If you happen to believe this billionaire is motivated by spiting us fans, you’re on planet cuckoo, mate. Everybody (else) on the planet can see what motivates MA, and it’s making £££. I don’t know your personal finances, obviously, but I do know MA is one hell of a lot better at making money than virtually everybody else on the planet – you may be an exception, of course, in which case step in and buy him out, but if you’re like me,an ordinary NUFC fan, then please try to get your head around the idea that billionaires such as our owner are as likely to take any interest in the opinions of me and you, as you and I are likely to enquire politely where the smelly piece of dog dirt on the bottom of our shoe would prefer to be.

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m sorry, Jim, I’ve had a further look at the second half of your post. For heaven’s sake, mate, get a grip.

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  • santon3

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t really know much about Muto, but after watching the video the way he plays similar to Pipo Inzaghi.

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  • JohnJ

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Mike Ashley IS the most successful owner in the EPL……

    At creaming the profits off!!! and selling our best players at inflated prices!!!!! and replacing them, in the main, with bargain basement guys

    With regard to EPL league placings he is at best an also ran!!! and that’s being generous!

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  • c-dog

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #18

    He’ll back another pards or macca after Rafa and all players with good potential to sell on. This will appease the majority as the majority like Jib only think short term. Eventually we’ll go down again. And Jib will regurgitate the same tripe he spits out now.

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #19

    JohnJ why don’t you look at last year’s EPL placings (which, as we all know, do not lie) and consider £££s spent, before you make so bold a conclusion, mate?

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #20

    I love all these links to cheap players – or the ones above £10M that say ‘a loan deal is possible’ – What a joke.

    No9 Jim does have a point – cut off the cash flow and FatMan bleeds

    Unfortunatley we cant even get that right – unlike Rangers and Liverpool fans who ousted their owners, there are too many happy to sit in the stadium and chant the odd anti Ashley song!!

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #21

    9
    Ashley is one of the richest owners of a football club and the only one who considers it a financial investment rather than a sporting challenge. Success in a football team is not measured by the profits! It’s measured by the trophies won or at least victories on the pitch.

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #22

    c-dog, I admire your relentless pessimism: “Eventually we will go down”. No doubt, this is true, but it might be very many years until this happens (I agree, before you need say it, it might also not be very long, but here, I guess, we differ: aren’t we entitled to have different views on the – completely unknowable- future?)

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  • babeandbp

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #23

    jimiley hit the nail on the head. I couldn’t have put it better myself. The FCW is simply taking the piss!

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  • Bladey

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #24

    9
    Go and stick your tongue where most think it belongs up ashley,s a@@@

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Moon @20 I agree with you entirely. We all know what football clubs (should be) aiming at. But since the silly money came in (not from football, but riding on the back of football) the game has changed. It is now possible, if you’re a cold-hearted businessman, to see an EPL football club as a cash cow. You have to be canny, though – none of these ridiculously stupid big-money signings/wages. (Did you see a certain club has spent the utterly incredible sum of £66million on a goalie? !!!!), You and I love the NUFC: we are stuck with an astute businessman who has seen how to monetise our club. We hate it. He doesn’t care. We have NO influence on his actions, despite such (ludicrous) ideas as IRGWG. It’s horrible, but we have to suck it up until he goes.

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Love your clear sighted argument Blakey

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  • babeandbp

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #27

    I have to be honest here. If I was a multi-zillionaire, I’d probably do the same to the Mackems.

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  • Get up salmon

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Pottslock

    The collective noun would be “a flock of peri”

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  • 9

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Blakey, mate: we’re on the same side, can’t you see that? You hate MA, I hate MA, so far as he is hurting NUFC, but look at the facts, 10th mate: how bad a failure do you rate this? Where would you expect NUFC to be in the big picture?

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  • Bladey

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #30

    9
    Unlike most on here I say it how it is for you to waffle on about Ashley after all he has done to this club is ridiculous
    We all know what an astute businessman he is
    We don’t need it rammed down our throats by you
    He is an odious shark who has no affiliation to this club so take your a@#@ licking comments and shove them
    ASH OUT

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  • Bedford Mag

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #31

    I have to agree with Bladey (not Blakey….) there’s no place on any forum, blog or anywhere to put MA on a pedestal for whatever reason. The guy is a cancerous cretin which is bleeding our club dry.

    Yesterday I wrote to NUFC TV asking then to refund the £5 I paid for the pre-season package. I gave three reasons. First being that the quality of the stream is shite and kept lagging. Second being that the user interface of the website is w@@k and I could never seem to login, press play, etc. But the last reason was this:

    “The last reason is that I have read various news reports, blogs, press releases, etc which have strengthened my hatred for the way that this football club is run, both managerially and financially. The players who wear the Newcastle shirt and the manager who leads the team are performing with immense heart and desire and exceeding my expectations. The board of directors and the owner however, do not deserve to be both connected with this football club nor do they deserve to receive a single penny of my money. The amount of incoming revenue to NUFC is astonishing and pays for players & staff wages, etc but leaves a behind it a huge amount of “unspent revenue”. Newcastle United isn’t just a business that Mike Ashley can milk of all profits and spend elsewhere (house of fraser shares, sports direct, Debenhams, et al). This is our football club. It belongs to the fans and I can guarantee you that I will continue to support my team for the rest of my life, much longer than Mike Ashley will “support my team”, but you will NOT receive a single penny from me for any Newcastle United merchandise, football kits, tickets or NUFC TV packages…. that is until Mike Ashley either removes himself from my club by selling out or if he does wish to stick around, he needs to find some class and courage immediately and invest the CLUBS money back into the CLUB.

    Thanks for your time and I apologise for speaking to the recipient of this email with this level of animosity. You are not at all to blame and if you do feel guilty then you have my permission to pass this onto the board of directors who will I’m sure explain to you that you are not to blame… Mike Ashley is to blame.

    I look forward to receiving my refund.”

    It made me think… can we all not send a similar message to either MA or his PR guy (can’t remember his name). I’m sure the if they received tens of thousands of emails at the same time with similar content then it may carry some weight?

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Bedford – I wish you luck – but I fear you wont even get a reply let alone a refund.

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  • big bob

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #33

    Mike Ashley will be here as long as the club keeps making money and that will be years his ambition is to finish 17th with no investment and his policy is working
    makes around 2 million every home game from match day revenue until this stops and the stadium is empty for around 10 games + then nothing will change and please don’t say I support the team not the owner because at the end of the day the team on the pitch represents the owner he paid for them and he makes him the money

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  • c-dog

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #34

    He ain’t giving loans to the the club for nothing. Making it back tenfold

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Mawson to Fulham, Meyer to Palace. Being based in the capital certainly has its advantages as opposed to being way up in the north east. Even if Fat Ash was willing to throw money at players we’d still struggle to attract talent.

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  • big bob

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Liverpool man u man city seem to be able to attract people why ?
    Wages ambition and huge clubs

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  • c-dog

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #37

    We have ambition. Unfortunately it’s our owners ambition to make profits for himself.

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #38

    With regard to NUFC being a business venture for Ashley, the greatest thing in his favour is that the club is a monopoly; it has no competition in terms of customers so it has a captive market. Once a fan always a fan whether you attend matches or not. That’s what hurts most I think; we have no options.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #39

    That’s going to be interesting, my season tickets just got issued, my DD has already been cancelled.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 2, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #40

    After reading a number of 9’s posts today I have to believe he’s WUMing it up to enrage his fellow posters. Interesting and vexing at the same time. Please, do go on again 9.

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