It seemed like a good move by Newcastle yesterday when we were strongly linked with Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah, because he seems just the type of player Newcastle need in central midfield – a hard-working tough tacking player who gives 100% effort during games and can win the ball for us.
Acquah could also become a much better player under the guidance of Mr. Rafa Benitez, who can bring out the very best in players and he has already shown that clearly while being at the club for only a short 16 months.
But the player himself has now come out on his Twitter account and said that reports that he has claimed the deal to Newcastle is 90% done are completely false and that he is still 100% committed to Torino.
25 year-old Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah
The only problem is that with the tweet there is also video from GhanaWeb of the player talking about a move to the English Premier League and that move may be 90% complete.
But he didn’t mention Newcastle so maybe that’s an out for the player?
— Afriyie Acquah (@AcquahAfriyie20) June 20, 2017
So take your pick as to what is really happening.
We are hoping the player is on the radar screen at Newcastle because we need another good central midfielder to fight it out with the impressive young Isaac Hayden in defensive midfield.
And with the news yesterday we are very interested in £9M rated Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar, and that we are also very close to signing Eibar’s French center-back Florian Lejeune – it seems that Rafa is determined when he says he will strengthen the spine of the Newcastle team for the Premier League next season.
It would be great if we can announce one or two signings this week.
Howay The Lads!!