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Newcastle Submit An Improved Offer For Transfer Target

The Sun are now reporting that Newcastle will go back in with an improved offer for Ruben Semedo after our first offer was turned down.

That initial offer was said to be €12M (£10.4M) plus €3M (£2.6M) add-ons and was immediately turned down by the Lisbon club.

But Newcastle are going back in with an improved offer of around £15M (€17.25M) for the Portuguese U21 star defender – and that’s about a £2M increase from the first offer – an increase of around 15%.

23 year-old Ruben Semedo – Sporting center-back

Southampton have been following the young defender for some time now and Lee Charnley is working hard to try to get the young center-back to Newcastle as one of Rafa’s top transfer targets this summer.

Sporting are keen to do a deal for Semedo as they want to use the funds they get to bring in a couple of new players to the Lisbon club and it helps them that Newcastle pay their transfer fees in full in cash up front – none of this paying in yearly installments for our new players these days like most other Premier League clubs do.

If the Saints are interested you would expect them to start bidding soon but maybe because they know the Magpies are paying cash up front they think they cannot match the deal for Semedo that Sporting will get from Newcastle.

We hope that’s the case …..

The Southampton delay could also be caused by the uncertainty surrounding their manager Claude Puel and that’s another reason they are not bidding until they decide whether to keep Puel or bring in a new manager.

Either case is an advantage to Newcastle and any delay could cost the Saints the signing of Semedo.

This news about Newcastle bidding again is what you would expect after the first bid was immediately turned down.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Get it done Rafa.At least he will be a first team regular

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #2

    You say you own your own business. You got any jobs going lol

  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #3


    Have ya worked in the building trade mate. Do you have a Cscs card ??

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Yeah I’m a joiner. Don’t have a CSCS card it ran out last month

  • U.S Magpie

    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #5

    So I have not posted for well over two weeks, its just seems like every time I open up the blog we are nearly getting this player and nearly signed that one. As you know this is what us as fans go through all the time and then we don’t sign anyone. Look at January last year and some season before that, but with Rafa in place I have a feeling we will get some of the players we are after. And looking at some that we are trying to deal for, Rafa isn’t messing around with the chances of signing players from Man City and Arsenal who have Premier experience this would be a massive showing of strength from the board and Newcastle United. Wor Jackie please give god a nudge and let him know its about time Newcastle United shows the world what type of club we used to be. I hope I hear a commentator say the words that used to make me shout out my TV, yes MUTHERPHUCKERS, Welcome to St James parks the fortress. We used to see it in the opposition faces when they walked on the pitch they looked like, holy crap we have to try and beat them at St James.

  • BeeGuy

    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #6

    So if NUFC get this guy, who sits down, LAscalles or Mbemba? My money would be on Mbemba holding his place.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 2, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s only had one full season in a really weak league. £15m is a gamble, but if there is one position Benitez excels in signing, it is centre-backs. I think Mbemba is our best defender.

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 2, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Two joiners on the blog.

    Well, ones a kitchen fitter really 😉

  • john tudor

    Jun 2, 2017 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #9

    and a cabinet maker

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 2, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #10

    I don’t mind fitting kitchens. It’s doors i tend to stay away from. Unless it’s new frame aswell 😀

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 2, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Where you gone mate. Can I have a job lol

  • southern_toon

    Jun 2, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Come on Jazzy, don’t leave us in suspense…

  • pablos left foot

    Jun 2, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m a qualified, but retired, Systems Analyst. I don’t want a job.Happy just to laze around waiting for the next 12 or so, weeks to bloody drag by!!

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Tammy Abraham on a straight loan without an option to buy is still pretty good because at least it puts us in the box seat should he become available in two or three years and if we still want him. He is more likely to develop into a player that might do a job for us, than one who would do a job for Chelsea. He’s good, but at this stage he isn’t Marcus Ashford good, for example, and you have to be at least that good to play for Chelsea.


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