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Newcastle Miss Out On One Transfer Target

Two days ago Newcastle were linked with Fulham right-back Ryan Fredericks, and the news was that Rafa was interested in bringing the 26-year-old to Newcastle.

The manager wants to bring in a right-back this summer to challenge DeAndre Yedlin for the right back starting position next season and hence the reported interest in the Hammersmith-born player.

But it looks like he wants to stay in London and the Mail are reporting it’s almost certain he will sign for West Ham United.

He is a free agent this summer, so the price was decent, but we wonder if Newcastle were really after the player?

Fulham right-back Ryan Fredericks celebrating promotion last Saturday

He started his career at his hometown club Tottenham Hotspur and eventually moved to Bristol City before joining the Cottagers on a three year deal in the summer of 2015.

Now look for any right-back who becomes available this summer to be linked with Newcastle even if we have no interest.

Newcastle got off to a good start in the transfer window on Wednesday when we signed goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for just £4M from Sparta Prague.

Rafa is said to want five more players brought in this summer – a right back, a center-back, a central midfielder, a winger, and a striker.

One down and five to go – but Fredericks will not be coming to Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Ben Afri

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    These posts are going up so fast I can’t keep up. From the previous post…
    Does anyone know what’s happening with Beardsley after the bullying accusations?

  • Tsunki

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #2

    After a succession of underachieving players have trooped through the doors of NUFC experts have been grappling with a possible scientific conclusion to the problem of the “Double Consonant” curse – it can be no mere coincidence to have seen Mbembas, Mbiwas, Mbabus…all fail to make the grade despite outstanding earlier promise. It may be down to the actual sound a double consonant introduction makes, for example Hugo Lloris’ double consonant actually resembles a double vowel ‘io’.

    Although much research has been afforded this study, scientists remain Mbaffled.

  • hibbit

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    i don’t believe we were ever in for the lad,just not an improvement on what we have,
    think fulham were trying to drive the price up with this link to us which first appeared in the evening standard

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    think it’s still ongoing Ben Afri. they should hurry up and resolve it.

  • ashleysmate

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    I think we’ll see that headline on a regular basis before the new season starts

  • magic hat

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Why has Ed stated Rafa wants a right back when we’ve only had dummet as a lone choice at natural leftback? Do you think he considers clark And manquillo as suitable cover??

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #7

    it’s speculated we’re after a right back so we’ll be linked with a few. we already have yedlin and manquillo so ashley will probably not be happy about having three highly paid right backs. and we only have one left back. we need someone comfortable playing right across the back – like mbabu or mbemba or maybe mbiwa haha

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8


    SHearer…. SPeed…..

    Tskunki = sunk!!


  • Tsunki

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #9

    “Newcastle (could,to,might..) miss out on (player, number, target…)…” Has been an Ed cut & paster for years now. Sadly

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    I read an article stating rafa wants 22 players (3 youth challenging) who can all be competitive and losing 1 or 2 or 3 players being out doesn’t make us uncompetitive in matches as well is not something rafa will accept.

    So on that basis I think rafa will want more than the 4 or 5 positions in our first team addressed. He wants the squad addressed.

    However I think how much of that he can get done will depend on outgoings.

  • Ben Afri

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Thanks @ The next Mike Williamson

    Can’t believe it’s been dragging on this long.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    Magic Hat #6
    I think we could do worse than go for Fabio from the Boro I think he would be in our price range, still quick and delivers a good cross.


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