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Report – Newcastle In Serious Bid To Sign In-Demand 22-Year-Old Center-Back For £8M


There’s a report in Football Ghana that Newcastle United are well positioned and have made significant progress in their attempts to sign Ghana defender Kasim Nuhu for £8M.

The 22-year-old plays at center-back and stands 6ft 3ins tall and Rafa will be bringing in a central defender in this summer to replace Chancel Mbemba who is almost certain to leave the club after three years on Tyneside.

Nuhu has had an excellent season at the Swiss side Young Boys, whom Kevin Mbabu joined last summer and has also had a good season back home in Switzerland.

22-year-old Young Boys’ defender Kasim Nuhu

Nuhu’s form this season has attracted a number of top European clubs and Newcastle is said to be one of them.

The agents of the twice-capped Nigerian International have already started negotiations with Young Boys over a potential transfer of the player in the summer.

The report is that Newcastle are a club high on their agenda of potential destinations for their player.

Newcastle had representatives watching the Young Boys’ Champions League qualifying match against CSKA Moscow recently, and the Magpies are now considering a move for the youngster.

However, there will be plenty of competition for Newcastle both Tottenham and Huddersfield also interested in signing the star youngster.

But it does look as though Newcastle have made the most progress towards signing the Ghanaian International.

Last season Nuhu played 45 times for Young Boys with 3 goals and 2 assists.

Last October he scored on his International debut for Ghana against Saudi Arabia and Newcastle were first linked with this player last August.

Comments welcome.


121 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #41

    Anyone keeping a tally of players we are being linked with, at a rough guess we must be getting near the 20 mark.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #42

    By the way that wasn’t intended as an accusation of any sort just thought I’d better mention it.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #43

    tsunki

    I’m possibly a little stupid but I don’t get the connection between Mr Abramovitch and Asda.

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  • DaveD1000

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #44

    EGB
    you just killed tsunki’s joke

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #46

    Yes nurse, time of death 19:07.

    We did our best.

    😀

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #47

    Which club does this headline best describe?

    Turmoil at #########: owner annoyed, players unsettled, manager in limbo

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #48

    Well Mr Abramovich, it appears we have cleared up the confusion over your entry permit, however all that needs to be done now is to pay the government Admin fee so it’s all plain sailing provided you do this now as the deadline expires in the next ten minutes.

    How would you like to pay?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #49

    The VISA card problem only began two hours ago – but boy did Tsunki make it work!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #50

    Ah the visa problem millions are encountering today. Well that’s another excuse for Newcastle Uniteds lack of transfer activity come August 😳

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  • AncientC

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #51

    Pochettino ‘When Madrid call, you have to listen.’

    Pochettino better hope he gets the RM job, I recall Harry Redknapp making a similar statement about the England job which resulted in Redknapp losing his Spurs job. I wouldn’t have any sympathy for Pochettino if he suffered the same fate, but he would get a bigger job anyway, so maybe not.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 1, 2018 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #52

    Hello Mr. Charnley,
    How would you like to pay for this player ?
    “Geordie Express Card”
    That’ll do nicely
    Thank you
    And have a good evening.

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  • Jib

    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #53

    The truth behind ZiZi’s Real Madrid resignation ?
    The Qataris have offered him a 4 year contract
    to manage their national team at £50M pa
    Who could turn down £200M ?

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 1, 2018 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #54

    Still don’t see Pochettino going to Real. He may have said the above, he also said I’ve only just signed a new contract and I’m very happy here.

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  • AncientC

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #55

    Pochettino ‘When Madrid call you, you have to listen,’ he told El Confidencial. ‘Although in this case it doesn’t depend on me. I have just signed a long contract at Tottenham and I’m very happy there.’

    Point 1. When Madrid come knocking Pochettino would have to listen.
    Point 2. He has a long term contract which he can do nothing about—such a shame for Pochettino.
    Point 3. But yes, apart from that, he is very happy at Tottenham (a few weeks after signing a 5 year deal) awfully nice of him to say after the first two remarks.

    If Real Madrid are willing to pay compensation, he will be off. You would expect Levy would screw Real Madrid out of a monstrous fee for Pochettino, but if a manager wants to go… it’s nigh on impossible to keep him after that point. Although, if that scenario were to pop up, I wouldn’t put it past Levy to keep Pochettino due to compensation not being high enough, and in turn, not wanting to pay compensation himself to fire Pochettino out of a 5 year deal. That kind of nightmarish deal brokering sounds like Levy to me.

    Not sure how I would feel if Benitez signed a new deal and then a few weeks later told the press if Arsenal came calling he would have to listen, but just signed contract yada yada.

    Just my opinion, but a manager should never be courting other clubs in the press, no matter how trivial or passing the remark may seem to be.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #56

    England U21’s beat Qatar earlier. Arma set up Tammy for the third – again – and scored the fourth himself.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #57

    bobby, I’m pleased for the lad. not sure you can equate the Qatar national team’s defence to those of the Premier league, however.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #58

    So Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal are all going to have some “Difficulties” next season. Add Liverpool cos he’s also wanted by Real, Manure ain’t all that really, so it leave Citeh winning the league and a humongous bun fight for the next 5 places.

    Now I think, with Rafa and the Fat Man playing ball, we can get one of thoser.

    Who said you don’t win the league with kids?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #59

    Abramovich has poured 1.17 billion of his ill gotten fortune into Chelsea. God knows how much more of it into the City. Such hypocrisy to all of a sudden deny him his visa now, but it doesn’t look too good for Chelsea football club. Man City and Chelsea though are extraordinarily guilty of financial doping. Certainly unfair.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #60

    Rob, it’s an U21 tournament mate. You can only beat the team in front of you. Not saying anything about the PL, just reporting what one of our lads has just done. Another England goal in quite a collection over the years. Good on him, one of our own doing the business for a national team. Should be proud, not nit picking! 🙂

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #61

    It is quite sobering to compare Newcastle and City for example. City’s owner’s pump in an extraordinary amount for advertising revenue and infrastructure. Ashley does the complete opposite. It’s been like two trains travellng in opposite directions.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #62

    So his England youth record is now played 53 and scored 32. I’d be pretty chuffed with that record, even if it is only against… Well…. Players his own age. 🙂

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #63

    Bobby, you’re right, my point was really just because he’s doing it for the U21s doesn’t mean he can do it in the Prem. He was probably facing tougher defences in League 1 last season. I think he could do a job for us, as it happens, but wouldn’t take this as evidence of it. It was a throw away comment, not really meant.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #64

    Don’t know if anyone else is interested, but on Talksport right now it’s the new edition of my Sporting Life and features tonight Keiron Dyer. These are two hours programmes and go pretty much into everything. He’s not shy so could be very enlightening.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #65

    Arma really most likely can’t do a job for us. He plays in too critical a position and we are looking at a solid top ten epl finish next term. Where he is at right now, he might have been useful two years ago to us. Context is everything. The Newcastle first team is currently improving at a faster rate than he is. He’s got his work cut out for him, but that can only be a good thing.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #66

    Rob, I’ve watched this kid for years. Seems like much longer tbh, it’s so easy to forget he’s still just 21.
    Every goal is useful to him, regardless of who it’s against. Now he’s banging goals in from the wing on a regular basis. It’s all about development. When you really scrutinise him, he’s got everything – except height obviously – to make the grade. Whether that happens here or elsewhere remains to be seen, but keeping himself in the spotlight by scoring and assisting – 1&2 – in two games – can’t hurt him. If Rafa insists on selling him without even trying him, this can only add to his sales price as well. £££
    All good stuff. 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #67

    Nicky,
    I disagree on the first point that a top ten finish relies on getting everything spot on therefore Arma shouldn’t feature. I still don’t think he’s ready for the deep end though and needs to prove himself at Championship level with a manager, like Bobby has explained knows how to play to his strengths.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #68

    This Keiron Dyer interview is going to be interesting. Not holding anything back. It might be available as a podcast if anyone misses it and would like to hear it.
    He used to be a Liverpool fan as a kid…

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  • Levi

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #69

    any creative people to give me a hand? trying to think up a fantasy team name for world cup thats around Isco?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #70

    Yeah, I’d agree, a year or two at Championship level is most probably what he needs before he could really be looked at seriously to contribute for the first team. Hayden was good for us one and two years ago for example, now he’s fallen back a little. EPL top ten is a whole other animal.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #71

    Did I miss this ? If not…
    Adam Armstrong scored his first goal for the England under-21 team as they thrashed Qatar on Friday.
    The Little Benton Academy product scored the Young Lions’ final goal in the 67th minute to keep alive their hopes of winning the Maurice Revello Toulon Tournament for the third time in a row with a 4-0 victory at Stade Parsemain in Fos-sur-Mer, France.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #72

    Whatever happens, any contract must contain either a sell on fee, or preferably, a buy back clause. Nothing to lose in a buy back clause. First refusal at a set price. Its not unheard of after all. Regardless of where he goes, if they create the chances he’ll score. When a young English man does that we all know what happens in the transfer market. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. He came through our academy, we want a cut if it does go well for the lad. One clause or both, but to add neither is reckless.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #73

    I’ll pay more attention.
    Bobby and others already on the story
    Must be the heat !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #74

    Bobby,
    Never been a fan of Dier, so not really interested in what he’s got to say about anything tbh. He never really done SBR any favours despite making him a top player.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #75

    Jail, he’s full of adoration for The Legend on here like.
    Funny, he just talked about when Gullitt got sacked. Said when the heavens opened up and turned the pitch into a swamp, he said that Sunlun adapted better to the conditions.

    Der!!!! Webbed feet maybe? 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #76

    Loch, the heat perchance combined with a tipple? 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 1, 2018 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #77

    Bobby,
    It’s funny how different players make different favourites, under the Pardew stint which was far too long my favourite was Williamson signed by Hughton, my worst in the end was Collocini and Obertan.

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  • TheJimBelow

    Jun 1, 2018 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #78

    @Levi

    Football Isco-ming home

    :-p

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 1, 2018 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #79

    Williamson always gave it everything, even when he was getting stick. He never went and hid.
    That’s why I was angry when he was accused of getting himself sent off. Shocking and cowardly accusation to divert attention from his own short comings anyway. If the best coach in the PL had any shortcomings of course. Shame on me for the mere suggestion!! 🙂

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  • stan anderson

    Jun 1, 2018 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #80

    Here we are again close season and we are still speculating if and maybe if. Hope Rafa wins the war with Ashley. ASHLEY OOT

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