Rafa Benitez Reported To Be Keen On German Left-Back


German magazine Bild are reporting that Newcastle are keen on 18-year-old Hamburg left-back Josha Vagnoman.

The 6ft 1ins defender may be the left-back Rafa finally brings in to challenge Paul Dummett for the number one spot at Newcastle.

Vagnoman can play in either full-back position, and he has so far played 15 times for the club who were relegated last season in second bottom place.

He has played twice so far for the German U19 side and is reported to be a tough player on the wing with speed and potential.

Hamburg are currently second top of the Bundesliga 2 table just one point behind leaders FC Cologne.

Impressive 18-year-old Hamburg left-back Josha Vagnoman

One area Rafa hopes to improve in the summer are both full-back positions and give some real competition to both Dummett and Yedlin.

The fee for Vagnoman is said to be around £6.5M, but the Hamburg club say they don’t want to sell him this summer.

Sporting Director Ralf Becker has said this about the defender:

“Josha has developed very well. We find him very exciting. He has a contract (through 2021), we plan with him and we are not ready to talk.”

Here’s another 18-year-old Rafa seem interested in signing this summer and his contract runs out next summer.

Earlier today we reported Newcastle are also keen on 18-year-old MK Dons striker Martin.

Rafa is always keen to bring in top young players, so it’s possible to develop them into top players once they are on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.


105 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #81

    Never understood why they didn’t make those EL games s tenner and get a full house in.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #82

    Jail
    I’m happy to be corrected

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #83

    Sheff Wed at home was £15, it wasn’t until Rafa turned up that they dropped to a tenner.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #84

    Just a fan thank you but oldgit1 definitely had a point. Football only from now on.

    This Liverpool team just need some strong leadership. If klopp doesn’t start providing it they’re going to crash out of Europe with nothing in place to replace it which will lead to misery for thousands of their constituents er I mean fans.

    There. Much better

    😉

    4
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #85

    Liverpool score from a corner. VanDikj scores. Bayern need three now.

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #86

    Liverpool corners causing Bayern defence all sorts of problems. They need it up the other end.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #87

    Rob take no notice
    They talk of everything on here that is allegedly is banned

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #88

    I have to say Gini Wijnaldum is a canny bit
    better these days , than what he showed with us.

    2
  • Just a fan

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #89

    3 1 to Liverpool

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #90

    Mané !!!!!
    AAAll ower

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #91

    That’s it. Game over. 3-1. Mane again. Liverpool through. That’s four English clubs in the draw.

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #92

    Jib I always thought he was a very good player in a poor team. He scored some cracking goals for us, albeit all at home. It’s no real surprise that he’s gone on to do well at Liverpool, even though klopp plays him much further back than we did.

    He also behaved himself perfectly well when his time with us was ending, unlike a few of his peers.

    I have no doubt that if we hadn’t moved him on then he would have played for us in the championship without complaint.

    3
  • Jib

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #93

    Will Uefa seed the draw on Friday so English clubs
    avoid each other ?

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #94

    RobLeenio,
    I doubt it very much, the footer downed tools away at Soton and was just tooo upset about relegation to talk about his future.

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 13, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #95

    Jail lol I don’t remember it that way but maybe I was too focused on public enemy number one and two Sissoko and Janmaat. He definitely behaved better than them.

    Would you have him back at the club if Liverpool were selling and he would come back?

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 13, 2019 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #96

    I suppose you fellas must be delighted to see Liverpool getting through English club etc. Day doo doh, don’t dey doh? Tools. Jail you’ll have to suffer your crowing scouser again… 🙁

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 13, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #97

    Rob
    That was the game Daryl Janmaat fell over
    and pretended to be injured

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Mar 13, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #98

    Jib honestly I have a great affection for the Dutch in general but Daryl Janmaat could be roped down to be eaten alive by fire ants and I’d walk the other way.

    That guy represents everything that was bad about the McLaren team.

    2
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 13, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #99

    Janmaat wasn’t a happy camper by the end, understandably, we might thank Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Steve McClaren for that. I do recall him being great 1st season though, before he cottoned on. Don’t blame the others either. All good footballers, who’ve done well since. On the other hand we’ve still got Ashley, and of course haven’t fully recovered yet, almost three years on. Without Rafa, God knows what state we’d be in.

    7
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 13, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #100

    Problem is, Liverpool is a brilliant football club with brilliant support and a fantastic history. The way the club reacted to the senseless beating that Irish fan Seán Cox took was stylish and human. Man City are just a nouveau riche bunch of mancs who are hard work. I still hate those slack gobbed scousers though!

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 14, 2019 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #101

    It’s good to hear we are bringing our young’uns Sorensen, Roberts and Sterry from their useless loans. Get them back in the U-23’s until better loan deals come along or until we can give them chances in the big team.

    1
  • beermonkey

    Mar 14, 2019 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #102

    What no night shift

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  • Jib

    Mar 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #103

    Roberts , Sterry , and Sorensen have played just
    159 minutes out of a possible 1,890.

    While clearly NUFC cannot dictate who to select
    to other clubs – that is just extracting the urine !!!

    3
  • martoon

    Mar 14, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #104

    Jib @103 – As I said yesterday I think this is probably the reason for this new post of Loan Manager – somebody who can spend time sorting out a loan club that will help their career and also have time to properly monitor their progress. I don’t know if other clubs already do this but it seems a good idea.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Mar 14, 2019 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #105

    The idea can only have come from rafa, nobody else would have the experience to make this decision. So could be a sign that he might stay. I think he will.

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