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Newcastle Player Getting Closer To The Exit

Chancel Mbemba just doesn’t seem to fit in at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez, and that’s a pity because he’s a good defender who can play anywhere across the back four and in defensive midfield too.

But apart from a run at left back while Paul Dummett was injured last season he hasn’t played much for the side since we returned to the Premier League.

He often hasn’t even made the squad.

The Chronicle are reporting that Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have expressed an interest in signing him, and that could offer an excellent opportunity for the DR Congo International.

Chancel Mbemba – Hoffenheim now interested

Hoffenheim finished third in the Bundesliga last season behind only Bayern Munich and Schalke and had a better goal difference than Bayer and Borussia Dortmund – all on 55 points.

There is interest in the defender, and last week there were reports that his former club Anderlecht were interested in taking him back.

Glasgow Celtic have also been linked with the defender.

Julian Nagelsmann has been the Hoffenheim manager for two years now, and he’s still only 30 years old.

When he started at the German club, he became the youngest manager ever in the Bundesliga, and he is now one of the youngest managers in the game.

His playing career ended in his teens with a severe knee injury.

Chancel is keen to get his career on track and is interested in finding a club in one of Europe’s top leagues.

Hoffenheim would seem to be an excellent destination for the likable young man, but we’ll be sorry to see him leave.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


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4 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    May 26, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1
  • crawfordm

    May 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    here we go again – nothing but negativity pre season , no manager , no money , no players coming in and how come players from other clubs are valued at 30 to 40 million yet players such as mitrovich (15 million) Lascelles ( 15 million) Merino ( 8 million ) yet we have the better players ? Paper talk i know but it boils my Piss.

  • Geordie-john

    May 26, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    crawfordm Comment #2,
    WELL SAID mate. I also have been wondering why our players are valued at a lot less than other clubs. Mitro for instance has gotta be worth more than £15M, Even Jorgensen who we are supposed to be linked with again starts at £20M. Maybe they are expecting Ashley’s sale tickets to be already attached as they are when they leave the warehouse heading for his shops !

  • Bianconeri

    May 26, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    I expect we will be busy nearer end of window,so cAshley can save wages till they kick a ball.After all were skint apparently 🙂


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