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Entries Tagged as 'Transfer Target'

Rafa Steps Up Search To Fill This Vital Position

June 15th, 2016 · 6 Comments

DR Congo are top of Group B for the African Cup of Nations, having beaten Madagascar 6-1 on 5th June and they have to play second top Central Africa on 2nd September and a draw in that game would get them through to the finals to be played in Gabon this January. So it’s very […]

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Here’s Why Newcastle Will Try To Do Transfer Deals Early

June 14th, 2016 · 81 Comments

The news today in L’Equipe is that Hamburg SV had bid around £9.6M for Moussa Sissoko and there have been later reports in some outlets that Newcastle have told the German club to up their bid by £2M to £3M and it’s a deal. Where that later report has its origins from we have no idea, but […]

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Newcastle Reported Back In For Sparta Prague Winger

June 13th, 2016 · 6 Comments

During the Spain vs Czech Republic game televised today,  commentator Ian Wright mentioned that Newcastle were interested in 23 year-old Sparta Prague left winger Ladislav Krejci, who has 19 caps and four goals for his country. Not sure if this is true but we were certainly interested in the player a year ago, but we […]

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The Main Positions Newcastle Must Strengthen This Summer

June 13th, 2016 · 68 Comments

It’s something that former head coach Steve McClaren talked about yesterday, that he wasn’t forceful enough at Newcastle and should have demanded that an obvious weakness in the team, the lack of a top center-back and a proven goalscorer should have been fixed either last summer or in January. We all know striker Charlie Austin was available, […]

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Is This Top Free Agent Center-Back Too Old For Newcastle?

June 13th, 2016 · 14 Comments

35 year-old Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, who played 332 times for Arsenal in the prime of his career, has been released by Liverpool and is now a free agent. He signed for Liverpool three years ago and played only 71 times for the Reds but he is still a good players and certainly extremely experienced […]

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