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The News Is Not Good On This Transfer Target

There is news out of Italy that in the second long-running saga this summer – the first one was with Tammy Abraham – Newcastle will miss out on former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

While the news yesterday was that Pepe has turned down an extension to his contract at Napoli, he will honor the one year left on his current contract and become a free agent next summer.

Whether Newcastle will go after him at that time is debatable and it will depend on whether Rafa gets in an experienced goalkeeper this summer and how our number one goalkeeper plays next season, whoever he may be.

34 year-old former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina

The 34-year-old keeper is staying in Italy and it will be interesting to see of Napoli bring in a another goalkeeper this summer, who can be ready to challenge Pepe in the coming season and eventually take over at Naples the following season.

The news is that Napoli could be bringing in 25 year-old Argentinean goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli from Real Sociedad this summer – he’s been Sociedad’s number one goalkeeper for the last two seasons.

We honestly don’t know if this saga is completely over, because if Napoli do bring in another goalkeeper then maybe Reina will have second thoughts and want to leave Napoli,  but this uncertainty is certainly not good for Newcastle.

We waited a long time to get the decision from 19 year-old Chelsea striker Abraham and he decided in the end to move to Swansea City, probably because he was more certain of getting starts in games in south Wales.

But there’s no doubt that Newcastle are back where we were a few years ago and finding it very difficult to buy players in the transfer window and it seems that’s because we are trying to be too thrifty.

We hope things will change quickly this summer and we can will see good players coming into the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Mourinho is furious with the lack of transfer activity.

    Not the only ones then!

  • G

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Right, its 1st July, where are all these new signings then?

  • jazzyp

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #3

    As Cilla use to say “Suprise Suprise”

  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Ron ha ha ha
    Ed has just demonstrated the risks of doing his aticles the night before and setting them to post on a timer.

  • hibbit

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #5

    i’m sure Ed can be excused any shortcuts under the circumstances

  • hibbit

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #6


    Today is the day that the summer transfer window opens for clubs in England.

    That means deals that have been done, such as Sead Kolasinac’s move to Arsenal and Ederson and Bernardo Silva joining Manchester City, will officially go through.

    And yesterday was the day that most expiring contracts ran out, so the likes of John Terry and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are now free agents.

    Let the spending commence…from sky sports

  • jane

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #7

    will there be signings? of course there will.

  • jane

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #8

    they will come

  • jane

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #9

    they always do

  • jane

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #10

    oh no no signings on day 1 panic

  • jane

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #11

    maybe Ashley is not letting Rafa spend and Rafa is angry and is going to leave…not

  • jazzyp

    Jul 1, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Have we signed anyone yet??

  • Bambams

    Jul 1, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    I think we can all work it out if no new players come in this week there is definitely a take over and Ash is just refusing to put his hand in his pocket.

    I cannot think of any other reason why money is not available to Rafa to bring in his targets.

    The other bloke coming in over Charnley cannot be for any other reason.

    In my opinion

  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 1, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #14

    A multiple choce question for you
    a. 2+2 = 3
    b. 2+2 = 5
    c. neither of the above

  • Jib - Goatmouf 2

    Jul 1, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #15

    choice even

  • Bambams

    Jul 1, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #16


    Good try fella but you failed miserably with both your maths and English

    Also multiple choice exams generally give you five possible answers….


    Enjoy your weekend

  • sing in the corner

    Jul 1, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #17

    Hurry up with that massive face palm button 🙂

  • Pigott93

    Jul 1, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Have a feeling we wont get in any keep and that it will be Darlow and Krul fighting it out with elliot as a backup. Think krul is still our best keeper to be honest


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