Report – Newcastle Close To Getting Barcelona Center-Back On Loan For Season


Sport are reporting that Newcastle will pay a €2M loan fee for Barcelona center-back Marlon Santos and he will come to Tyneside for a season-long loan.

pHe has played 3 times for the Barcelona first team and stands 6ft tall.ending the player obtaining a work permit.The Brazilian was on loan last season at Nice in Ligue 1 where he played 27 times and it looks like the deal will go through ending the player obtaining a work permit.

He has played 3 times for the Barcelona first team and stands 6ft tall.

Sport say the deal is not yet done and Newcastle will not have an option to buy but Ashley will pay €2M for the season so for the owner it’s a good deal.

22-year-old Barcelona center-back Marlon Santos

Sport reports the player has been part of the first team squad at Barcelona this summer and played a role in their preseason matches on their US Tour.

He has played 12 times for the Brazilian U20 side.

Santos is available because Barcelona signed 23-year-old French U21 defender Clement Lenglet from Sevilla and there is no room for Marlon in the Barcelona squad this season.

The 22-year-old Brazilian signed for Barcelona last summer from Brazilian club Fluminense and we suppose he will come in to fill the gap left by the serious injury to Florian Lejeune.

But we cannot see him getting many first team games unless he can push his way past Lascelles, Clark, and Schar.

But it’s good that we will have a fourth center-back at the club next season.

It’s a pity Rafa couldn’t get an option to buy him in the loan contract – just in case the manager improves the player next season, as he did earlier this year rather dramatically with Kenedy – another Brazilian.

Comments welcome.


223 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #1

    is this Kenedy marking Rafa’s card about these young Brazilians ????

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope something happens. Am in Portugal and fires are a concern now. Ash falling and sky is black. And I’m checking out news on the toon! 🙂 🙂

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed

    That dreaded ” close to” again, stop jinxing everything lol !!

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s quite conceivable that jazzyp’s castoffs

    Yoshiniro Muto – Salomon Rondo – Ki SY – Kenedy
    Martin Dubravka and Fabian Schär
    could all be starters on Saturday

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #5

    If only Ash was falling.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #6

    hibbit

    was thinking the same.

    though how long till ed’s next update headline. ”santos loan deal hits snag”

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Kenedy, constant links to Maia. Previous occasional links to Willian jose. Now marlon. I’m all for sprinkling a hard working team with a bit of Brazilian magic.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #8

    ronaldo

    let’s hope so, there still time but i have very little belief in anything happening

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #9

    Try Max Richter’s re-composition of Vivaldi Spring 1. Amazing.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m hoping for one last signing (but resigned to none). We’ll see. Rafa should push Ashley hard right to the end.

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #11

    G2
    This

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  • manni

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #12

    So when the season finishes, loan signings will leave. And we are back to virtually the same team, how the fcuk is Ashley not been murdered yet i dont know!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #13

    We’ll have Muto and Schar and Ki Seung manni. It’s not nothing but I was hoping for so much more.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Its all pie in the sky i can remember when transfers where done in a day or two the last quick transfer i can remember done in half a day was Nolberto Solano from villa back to us so it can be done but this lot dragging there heels trying save pennys so pleases dont hold your breath.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #15

    And Dubravka of course.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Swansea City have reportedly told Newcastle United to cough up £10m if they intend to sign centre-back Federico Fernandez before the transfer window closes.

    Ahead of Thursday’s deadline, Wales Online suggests that United have been left frustrated in their pursuit of Fernandez, who Championship side Swansea are reluctant to offload on the cheap.

    Newcastle are believed to have already had a loan bid rejected, and they are not expected to go any higher than £3m with their offer for the 32-cap Argentina international.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t see any signings that will really strengthen our team. Our no. 10 position is still very weak. Rondon doesn’t exactly strike fear with his previous scoring rates. We truly have 1 of weakest team in the league.

    It will be a long hard season. I predict relegation for us.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #18

    We do look well built for the Championship again now though don’t we? Hmmm. Even without the loans that is.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #19

    I wouldn’t go that far unless Rafa leaves us early ilovetoon. I’m not saying that won’t happen however.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #20

    We’ll be scoring by committee again this season. Possibly a couple of dozen goals between Muto, Rondon, Perez and Kenedy? Maybe up to 30?

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Well Charnley, this sounds like another ” we hadn’t factored in the work permit taking so long” excuse, number 76 methinks

    After news that Newcastle have now agreed a loan deal to sign Barcelona defender Marlon Santos, North-East reporter George Caulkin has admitted that the Brazilian’s work permit ‘will be an issue’.

    Catalan paper ‘Sport’ broke the news this afternoon, claiming the 22-year old has now agreed a season-long loan move to St James’ Park, however the deal looks set to hinge on whether or not he’ll be granted a work permit.

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Well my take on the farce called Ashley. He says hes owed £140 million Sky money £120 million + 26 million in pocket = more than enough to pay the so called debt. I can only come to the conclusion hes getting his money back. What else surely he is selling im praying i have got this correct.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Who is going to be the first desperate one to wheel out the list of free agents that we still might sign after the deadline has passed?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #24

    In fact just listen to anything by Max Richter. Huzzah!!!

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Less than 24 hours to go and the club still has the ‘kid in a sweet shop’ transfer strategy ……

    What can I get for 10p

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 8, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Ed

    Is there someway you can have this playing via the blog during transfer windows.

    https://youtu.be/isLROpuSV0w

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #27

    Ashley counts on running the club on at least part of the SKY money, including wages NUFC4ever. Wages alone will take a lot of it. I would say he could easily begin paying himself back though. But he won’t. It’s the hook he has into us and there’s the free advertising he gets as well. Very clever little monkey we have here.

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  • nufc 11

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Cant understand the big push for a 4th choice cb? We need another striker, a playmaker and RB and LB. Newsflash Dummet isn’t a LB and how many goals did we conceded becoz of yedlin getting caught under crosses or out of position? If job joe gets injured we play like league 1 team holding the ball long. Am I the o it one who sees this?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #29

    ooh, can I do that one Sutty? Free agents says Ashley to himself. Mmmmmm!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #30

    We’ve got a bit more than that nufc11. But I do see your point about our fullbacks. I have big reservations about Yedlin. His pace is electric but yes, he does get caught oot of position quite often. I think Dummett is improving and will do at LB at a pinch.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #31

    I think we’ve sold two strikers who have more goals in them than the two we’ve signed. I’d be worried if we don’t sign another striker before the deadline to be honest.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Sometimes people (including me) don’t like a player and then only see his negative side while ignoring the positives. I’m going for a more balanced approach now. Such as, that Perez fella can play a blinder now and then but just as often he reeks.

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #33

    “nufc 11
    we play like league 1 team holding the ball long.
    Am I the o it one who sees this?”

    I’m afraid so

    You are an idiot

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #34

    OP @26

    😆

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  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Cheer up gadgees, only 22 hours until it’s all over and then the fun starts on Saturday.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #36

    We never played Mitro enough to prove that Belfast mate. We’ll never know now sadly. I hope he doesn’t score a hatful against us.

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  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #37

    nufc 11
    However
    you are in good company on here

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Yes you are Jib

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib me old head banging cross dresser

    How the devil are ya son..Knew you would rise to it me old mucker.If you think these signings will take us to the next level then you’ve had more knocks to ya head than I thought, maybe ya got out of the rugby profession at the right time eh son.
    Personally son I see them as more make do and hope they get us through another season calibre of player rather than pushing us to the next level. But hey I always knew Ashley’s love child would accept anything the fat lad gives us..case proven

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 8, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Signing a player who is similar to Mbemba but probably worse. Rafa got rid of Mbemba becuase he’s too small. This guy is the same height. We have never replaced Davide Santon at left back. He should never have been sold.

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