Report – Newcastle Interested in Spanish Left-Back For January


There’s a report in Sports Witness today that Newcastle United are interested in Junior Firpo who has been at Real Betis for four years and this season made his breakthrough into the first team.

He has been in outstanding form this season and has played 16 times with three goals and two assists in all competitions so far this season,

Firpo was born in the Dominican Republic and has lived most of his life in Spain, and he holds citizenship for both countries.

In late August this year, Junior was called up to the Spanish U21 team and made his debut in early September starting in a 3–0 win against Albania.

22-year-old Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo – Newcastle interested

ABC Sevilla are reporting that the Newcastle and Crystal Palace are the two Premier League clubs most interested in the 22-year-old.

He has a €50m release clause in his contract at Real Betis, but no club is going to pay that amount for him – certainly not Newcastle.

Junior seems committed to Real Betis and told his agent earlier this season that he didn’t want to hear anything about transfers.

Not until the January transfer window opens next month because he wants to concentrate on playing well for Betis.

This is what Junior has said about the January transfer window:

“Until then, nothing can happen. It’s 100% true that I don’t know anything. I told my agent clearly that he isn’t to tell me anything. Maybe he’ll inform me on January 1st.”

Rafa and Newcastle could try to get the 22-year-old on a bargain buy because of his lack of experience.

But that may not be possible with Manchester City also said to be interested in the player.

Unless the cost of the player is £10M or less we don’t think Newcastle will pursue this potential target – but we’ve been wrong before.

The other left-back Rafa is interested in for the January transfer window is 19-year-old PSG French left-back Stanley N’Soki.

He was priced at 10M in early August but the youngster thought it was early to switch to the Premier League.

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288 comments so far

  • dig-n-dig22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #81

    OLG, I nailed it too !.
    Re post from Friday Nov 30. 2018 at 9.13 pm.

    In reply to to Jesper 79 regarding a proposed £25Mill bid for Miguel Almiron by NUFC in January.

    “Ashley definitely won’t cough up 25Mill for anyone but it would make more sense if Ashley were gone before the Jan window and it’s the new American owner/s that are shopping with a wish list , it would also mean Rafa’s new contract wouldn’t be Ashley’s problem anymore”.

    If we are clutching at straws then i’ll clutch at this one. I think it has more legs than Ashley paying £ 25Mill for Almiron or Ashley offering Rafa a 5yr contract totalling about £50 Mill with add-ons.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #82

    OP

    If only mate

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #83

    Last week’s Roger Nouveau award goes to Tsunki with this comment.

    Tsunki had me Laughing on Saturday with this faux pas .

    “I think our defence is too heavyweight for little pee. They’ll probably wheel Carroll out midway second half, but by that time Atsu will be on to give zabaleta a heart attack and force their defensive switch.

    Ha ha .. Have you never seen a good little un’ with low center of gravity and great feet give big defenders the runaround ? .they play their football on the ground not in the Air ! Ha . Gave me a laugh. Peter Beardsley perhaps ? Stick to tiddlywinks Tsunki .

    Little Pee 2 Tsunki – 0

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  • Bambams

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #84

    Jail

    Sparky55 bought the shirt from one of my St Oswald Hospice charity events and he is a cracking bloke. Met him and have had a few texts back and forth over the last few months.

    It is a shame the grief he got as all he did was pass on what he was told.

    Folk can read it, take it or reject it.

    It’s a blog at the end of the day for banter/craic about our club.

    I look forward to seeing Sparky55 back on here.

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #85

    Your a good writer Tsunki ..you remind me of Alan Coren .

    I always enjoy a post from you when you are on the barbed attack and at the end of any post you deftly slip that Stiletto knife from your cuff , use it effectivly, then tuck it away ready for the next victim.

    Always interesting.

    You had a pop at me Saturday ? Well there’s my retort …Roger.

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  • Online Guy

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #86

    Bambams.

    South of the Border eh ! Mehcico… Don’t think the goalposts are going to shift this time round .

    It all very tidy at moment. Even Ash can’t mess this up.

    Hope yer well and jetlag ain’t too bad.

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  • Bambams

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #87

    Online Guy

    Bloody shattered mate !

    Typical when I have no WiFi all the rumours/info/tea-leaves come together with strong hint of a sale.

    I was always told ‘Keep your powder dry ‘ and once Ash does leave I am sure many sources will start releasing more stuff – they are all scared stiff of losing their jobs these days.

    I hope Ash does sell up this time, maybe as it becomes closer we may find out more…..

    Cheers fella

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #88

    Does anybody on here collect watches by any chance?

    3
  • lochinvar

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #89

    Wonder if Sol is having a sleep over back home in Northumberland after the match.
    Him and his missus Fiona were living the Country Life in Northumberland. Don’t know if Macclesfield is a fair swap but good luck to them.

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #90

    Good to see chris houghton doing well so far. Ash has nufc fans wrapped around his little finger ash aint scored of the fans he does what he wants he knows he can. Think takeover is bull its de ja vu like last season. Hope im wrong but doubt it. Cant wait for january

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #91

    We’re going above Palace on goal difference
    Haha

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  • simon376

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #92

    OLG
    As we wait for pens here at the game, back to music, funny story for you when I mentioned canned heat. At the end of the gig when autographs were being signed I got the kylie ticket I had just picked up from metro radio after winning it. The lad who signed can’t remember his name said he couldn’t wait to get back home and tell everyone he had signed a Kylie ticket

    Any other info you can share without dropping anyone in the will be great about this takeover

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #93

    Online

    Thanks for the updates and little snippets that you can share with us.

    Let’s hope the goalposts are immovable on this deal. Which is looking good at the moment

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #94

    Jail@88

    I’ve no time for hobbies theses days……

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  • ashleysmate

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #95

    Loch 89, he and miss Barrett have a beautiful place in mid Northumberland. (or used to) in the middle of nowhere… Had to call there a couple of times but they don’t like answering the intercom on the drive…. Can’t blame them really….

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 4, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #96

    Flight form USA to Newcastle…..that’ll be Ashley flying Nickerson home from his Scouting mission, no expense sparred

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #97

    loch,
    boom boom 😀

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #98

    Ashleysmate

    Hallington Hall – they were trying to sell it years back but think it’s still on the market…POA ( Price on Application) same tactic as Ashley when trying to sell the club

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  • jane

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #99

    “United are through to last 16!
    Mo Sangare secures their spot. 5-3 on pens!”

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-u21s-vs-macclesfield-town-15506203

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #100

    Jail
    Give us a second and I’ll think of something else…

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #101

    Jail……. I have a few watches, not really a collector but like a nice watch. Why do you ask?

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  • jane

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #102

    was Jail referring to an old timer?

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #103

    Great win for the U21s on pens !

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #104

    How many times do you think it will take for the selling lie to cause open revolt ?

    Can’t be too many more times now lol

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #105

    Results going for us tonight. We are going above Palace as well !

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #106

    Hiya KBA

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  • jane

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #107

    what is “open revolt” ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #108

    swallocks,
    Just looking at a watch for Christmas but just realised it’s quartz powered, is it worth spending a lot of dough on a quartz watch?

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  • jane

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #109

    “Results going for us tonight.”

    Southampton (away to Spurs) and Burnley (home to Liverpool) have got hard matches tomorrow.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #110

    For our lass!

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  • Jib

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #111

    Jail for Ashley
    This is a footy blog
    There are plenty of sites for discussing Xmas gifts

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  • Jib

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #112

    Jeez Man City are good
    Just toying with Watford

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #113

    Jiblets,
    I’m not making a habit of it.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #114

    Jib
    Apparently you and I are the same person, I didn’t know that did you?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #115

    I need Sterling on for two minutes and hope he does nowt, he’s in my team but my opponent has him as captain.

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  • Just a fan

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #116

    When was the Ballon d’or last won by a none Barcelona or real Madrid player
    Just my conspiracy theory

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #117

    If we’ve resigned ourselves to the fact this season is nothing more than survival again then tonights results so far have to be viewed as a positive.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #118

    Just got in from wishing my Granddaughter a happy birthday so missed the U23s game, looking forward to seeing the highlights though.

    Anyone know who was in the team/squad. any omissions?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #119

    Jail…… Depends where you’re looking to buy it from. A lot of shops have crazy mark ups as they have such big overheads so shop around and look online for the best price. Haven’t got a quartz watch personally but as long as you get a fair deal you’ll be ok if you like it.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 4, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #120

    Rafa won’t be happy shipping 3, and if the rumoured sale has any legs will want to sort that out first and foremost. With games now coming thick and fast, he might even go with a back four of Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez and Clark, with Diame holding, up against what really is a very good Everton side away at Goodison.

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