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Newcastle Linked To Juventus Player Looking For Exit


According to a report in Corriere dello Sport detailed by Sport Witness, Newcastle are now looking at Juventus shot stopper Mattia Perin as competition for Martin Dubravka. It was just earlier this year that Martin Dubravka was said to be a target of the Turin club.

Mattia Perin joined Juventus last July for €12.3M from the club he had been with since he was just 16, Genoa CFC.

Perin was brought in to replace Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon who had just departed on a free to join PSG. Well, last week Buffon returned to Juve after just one year in Paris.

There has been many links for Perin this summer due to his limited playing time in Turin last season. Perin was expected to battle ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the number one spot. However, Szczesny was looking to claim the number one spot for himself after spending the previous season as Buffon’s understudy.

The former Arsenal goalkeeper did just that and had the best season of his career for the Serie A champions. His form left minimal opportunities for Perin, who managed only 9 starts before his season ended in April with a shoulder injury.

Mattia Perin– Yes, Newcastle are interested

The report from Italy is claiming that Newcastle are looking at Perin due to the reported high fee for Lazio keeper Thomas Strakosha. The Albanian international is valued between €40-50m by his club. A fee which Newcastle certainly would not pay.

Perin would be much more economical as he was bought by Juventus for just €12m last summer. The fee for Perin would not be the issue for Newcastle.

The issue is going to be the quality of the clubs that are also interested in the twice capped Italian. In May, Roma were said to be preparing a bid but that interest has appeared to die out.

This week, though, it is Porto who are very heavily linked with interest in the keeper as well as the aforementioned Lazio, but only as a replacement if Strakosha were to leave.

The report in Corriere dello Sport list Sevilla, Benfica, and Fiorentina with ties to the player.

With the current situation on Tyneside, you would have to question Newcastle’s ability to attract any players at the moment. Especially one that could have as many options as Perin.

It is a shame though, for the price Perin would be the perfect player to push Martin Dubravka at Newcastle.


129 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #81

    fog on the tyne

    Couldn’t find the money after providing proof of funds? No way.

    Maybe they wouldn’t find the money to pay for the bolt-ons demanded by Ashley!

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  • naptoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #82

    Frigging poll on ssn 25% bruce is right man for job… utter bollix. Hijacked by smbs.

    3
  • Our Toon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #83

    BZG group failed to show funds for buying liverpool, it’s a kick in the nuts really that the fans have to endure more of this nonsense

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #84

    Steve Bruce rejects talks with Charnley.
    Steve Bruce rejects idea of job as NUFC Manager.
    Steve Bruce tells Ashley to fack off.

    Buckingham Palace six months later
    “arise Sir Steve “

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  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #85

    I thought it was the Russians who hijacked polls

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  • welshy14

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #86

    funny how when someone spreads positive rumours there shot down but when its negative rumours people gake it as gospel. until someone says the takeover is off then for me it’s still on this isnt like any other takeover we had before.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #87

    Hed be a hero in sheffield and newcastle lets hope he sees it that way.

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  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #88

    Fog

    Does the club have a ‘finance side’ to speak of? I’d imagine there’s not much more than admin staff who count, record and bank the cash as well as running the petty cash box.

    And, if you were Bishop, you’d know the best way to set a rumour running is to tell someone on the inside, in confidence.

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #89

    Not believing the takeover is dead like, just too many things point to it being alive. Dubs theory makes more sense, Ashley having one last laugh leaking Steve Bruce info before a takeover announcement.
    All eyes on Nice. Announcement before the end of the week, come on!!

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  • fog on the tyne

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #90

    Not sure, your prob right. I reckon its been 350 starting mark then extra for tops, badge, and whatever poxy shite he has rammed in club shops. It wouldnt surprise me if the bars in ground were seperate entity as well

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #91

    Lee Johnson
    ??
    ?? WAS ONE OF RAFA’S MAGS
    ?????
    ? @Lee18_92Johnson
    9m9 minutes ago

    I see @justinallen1976 removed his pinned tweet regarding the takeover………well played lad well played #nufc

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #92

    Can someone show me a direct quote from the Liverpool Hierarchy about BZG not being able to show proof of funds.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #93

    Trump might be right about the need to close borders and build walls.
    Suggest we start with the UK – Portugal border and get Oz and the gang to start building one around SJP to protect the Cathedral from further damage.
    I’m onto UNESCO as the site needs to be preserved for history.

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  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #94

    Daft as it might seem but I wouldn’t put it past Ashley to have his aircraft fly here and there to fuel rumours about VIPs and potential buyers.

    Why? So he could continue to have a laugh at the plane-watching fans’ expense.

    I wouldn’t put anything past the bustard.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #95

    Takeover in December it is then, wonder who it will be this time… we haven’t had a russian buyer yet

    Guess we got lucky with Rafa and he gave us hope we could crack on and become a top ten / eight team, Ashleys reverted to type and will continue with the just survive on a tight budget mentality for the foreseeable, Charnleys told him we have a purple player in each position and can fill the other squad slots with kids.

    Other fans / pundits will call us deluded as we’ve been nothing more than a lower mid table relegation fodder team ever since the SBR years.

    Ashley will eventually sell but we may be in the lower reaches of the championship for a couple of years ir even in League 1 by then 🙁

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  • Geordie in Oldham

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #96

    Just checked Neil Richardson is the financial controller at Newcastle United

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  • naptoon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #97

    Welshy
    Most of us didnt believe in the first place. Extra ordinary claims require extraordinary evidence… fog names the source and it isnt an extraordinary claim to realists is 100% believable. Still could be wrong tho but doubtful.

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  • Jib

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #98

    I’m still waiting who to replace Rafa with as my screensaver

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #99

    Geordie in Oldham if you found him that fast so could anyone else wanting to start a negative rumour

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #100

    welshy14, well said. It’s an interesting snippet from fog on the tyne, to be treated just like all the others and nothing more.

    Though I do appreciate the source being named. Neil Richardson is a Financial Controller, so works under Claire Alexander who in turn will report into Charnley.

    A responsible position, but not exactly the most senior member of the NUFC team, I guess, so not likely to be privy to detailed info, bearing in mind the negotiations have been handled by lawyers darn sarf.

    And it’s come via his wife. Chinese whispers comes to mind….

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  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #101

    There has been many links for Perin this summer – Reggie Perin!

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #102

    So we have ex sunderland players and now we could be getting a ex sunderland manger ashley is really rubbing our noises in it next it will be Sunderland utd ffs get this twat out now in any way possible.

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #103

    If the takeover is off – I really hope BZG come out with an explanation of what was going on and maybe to clear their name

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  • Diddly

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #104

    Dubaimicky do you know of this fella. Or another fake.https://twitter.com/AliAljsmi/status/1148857567226949633?s=19

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  • welshy14

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #105

    a just cant see anyone knowing anything anymore till theres an announcement no body knows nothing really it’s all hear say

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  • Geordie in Oldham

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #106

    He’s on LinkedIn in

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  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #107

    Our Toon

    The way I understood the BZG-Liverpool connection was that BZG had made an enquiry and Fenway, not wanting to sell, told them it’d cost them £2B. In other words, ‘Be off’

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #108

    Imagine being Charnley’s lacky.
    Better being a footstool in Wetherspoons that that.

    One things for sure Steve Bruce will have a 24hour watch on him when he lands back in the UK on Thursday ?

    Poor man, he’ll be locked in his hoose, the dog won’t get a walk and will piss on the carpets and Sheffield Wednesday fans will be wailing at his gates.

    Never let him out of your sight until he says “non”

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #109

    “A financial controller is the finance director’s second-in-command.

    They are responsible for the company’s financial reporting, such as its monthly, quarterly and annual accounts. They manage all of the company’s transactions, from accounts payable to receivable payroll, and from control accounts to general operational finance.”

    From https://www.randstad.co.uk/career-advice/job-profiles/what-does-a-financial-controller-do/

    Not responsible for negotiating £350 Million sales of football clubs to foreign buyers, for eg….

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  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #110

    Danishmag

    Ashley won’t have taken a penny out of the club. The moneys been coming in and used to run it on the bones of its backside while not bringing in reveue via advertising.

    You could say that SD has benefitted from free advertising and merchandising while the club’s had nothing from it.

    That’s where the money’s gone.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #111

    lesh You having a laugh mate figures to back up that statement please

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #112

    Diddly, looks like that Ali Aljsmi fella is a TV sports presenter, maybe from Al Jazeerah?

    https://www.instagram.com/AliAljsmi/

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  • fog on the tyne

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #113

    Looks lads i’ve namwd hi as i did yesterday with photo i posted, more for my conscience if any thing, last thing i want is a avalanche of dogs.

    Until i got the info i was very confident it would be done, but not so sure. Personally i’m still sitting on the fence, it could still happen. At end of day theres that many rumours about, no one knows whats going on other than those involved in at the very top, maybe 5/6 people max.

    I sincerely hope its duff info

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  • lesh

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #114

    Tuff

    You know as well as I do that football’s got nothing to do with the Labour Party TV programme. It’s about Corbyn and his cronies’ fudging on the accusations of their failure to deal with anti-semitism in the Labour Party.

    Oh and for clarity, I think their handling of it has been nothing short of disgraceful.

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  • toon22

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #115

    Lesh

    Jabba hsdnt taken money from the club?

    Hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahaha Haha

    Yeh Really?

    Hahahahaha hahahahaha

    We’re THAT stupid

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #116

    Lesh

    They need other consortiums but couldn’t even come up with basic funds themselves, I’m just baffled why they’d release statements when they hadn’t even entered the process for fit n proper test. I feel like we are being made to look like mugs again

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  • toon22

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #117

    You’d have to be an utter blithering IDIOT to believe that

    Hiya KBA

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  • toon22

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #118

    Where’s the money gone ?

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  • toon22

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #119

    Maybe an award is required here

    Biggest load of bollix in the last 24 hrs

    Congratulations

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 10, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #120

    fog on the tyne, certainly not having a dig (or a dog! – Heaven forbid an avalanche of them!) – I appreciate you sharing mate and providing the name is great too. I’ll file it away with all the other evidence, but I’m not giving up hope yet.

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