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Newcastle Linked With Midfielder They Have Tracked For Two Years


It could be tough for Newcastle to get Robert Kenedy back for next season – either on loan for the season or on a permanent deal – which fans would prefer.

But if we cannot get him then Rafa wants to bring in at least one winger, and Newcastle have also been linked with Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore, but he would cost around £15M by all accounts.

A player who has impressed Rafa in the Championship is Nottingham Forest winger Ben Osborn who Newcastle scouts have been keeping tabs on for two years now.

The Derby-born 23-year-old has been at Nottingham Forest since he 8 years old, and he’s come through their Youth Academy.

23-year-old Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn

Osborn has youth caps at England U18, U19, and U20 levels and could be a reasonable buy for Newcastle if Rafa rates the player.

He’s played 186 times for Forest with 14 goals and 25 assists since making his debut back in March 2014 in the Championship at Ipswich Town as a 19-year-old.

He is left-footed and can also play in several different positions and is quite versatile.

The Chronicle is reporting that Osborn will probably be a secondary target if we cannot get Kenedy in or we can’t get a decent deal for Adama Traore.

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka is looking at bringing in new players this summer and could be willing to sell Osborn, so he has money to bring in some targets.

Last season Osborn played 51 games for Nottingham Forest with 4 goals and 6 assists.

He would be a decent player for a reasonable fee – but again he’s not top of the list.

Comments welcome.


113 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #41

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #42

    jib

    I don’t normally post insulting comments but you are a PRATT.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #43

    Right that’s me off until the children are packed off to bed.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #44

    Chicousa

    Thanks for the kind offer of blood, one important question, are you a virgin?

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #45

    “Former Wales boss Chris Coleman has been named as the new manager of Chinese club Hebei China Fortune”

    Looks like his last club has been airbrushed or redacted from his CV – hilarious Sunderland are not even on the map now.

    Still, never mind better than being sent to Coventry – well no actually. Coventry are on the up so he missed that slow boat as well.

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  • jane

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #46

    Tsunki you broke this page though.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #47

    Essex – what’s all this Vampire talk.
    Have you been to Whitby for a day out or something ?

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  • jane

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #48

    he’s already done Coventry

    “On 4 May 2010, Coleman was sacked following Coventry’s 19th-place finish during the 2009–10 season, their lowest league finish in more than 45 years.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Coleman_(footballer)

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 10, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #49

    Lochinvar

    Go back to last nights thread!

    A comment by chicousa.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #50

    Ron Knee

    I was just trying to be humorous…..good use of the word gnomic.

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #51

    fix

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #52

    everbody type the word fix
    and we’ll soon be on the next page
    and OK as long as Tsunki doesn’t screw it up

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #53

    mix

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #54

    rix

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #55

    gix

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #56

    tix

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #57

    fecx

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  • lesh

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #58

    Jiblets

    You’ve done it again and text isn’t wrapping. You oaf!

    If you can control your stupidity, stop being a tw@.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #59

    Jib is a classic example of cranio – rectal inversion.

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  • lesh

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #60

    Ed

    After Jib’s latest and repeated act of stupidity, don’t you think it’s time and justification to ban him from the blog?

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  • Jib

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #61

    lesh
    xxx

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #62

    No excuse Jib and you won’t get any sympathy on here. You’ll find it in the dictionary between shit and syphilis.

    1
  • clinath@ed

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #63

    Job, you fkn selfish Tw@

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #64

    Pop star Lily Allen has admitted she spends around five hours a day on Twitter.

    I was just wondering if anyone on the blog can match her stamina then I realised, if anyone can it has to be Jib.

    Unless you know otherwise

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #65

    How come Jib’s getting pelters when it was Tsunki broke this page with the first comment?

    Has to be a bug – text needs to wrap whether there are spaces or not.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #66

    EGB – ‘Right that’s me off until the children are packed off to bed’

    Is that a euphemism?
    😉

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #67

    Yeah sorry i thought it would be stranded on page one. It was to illustrate to chicousa that it is indeed a bug in eds comments box not malicious coding. Nice to see jib continuing to get pelters though you can keep that coming ha ha.

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  • chicousa

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #68

    Lochinvar,
    I volunteered to donate a pint of blood to help EGBill in his attempt to formulate a magical Rune that would either induce Ashley to give Rafa the support he needs, or to sell the club for a reasonable amount. Unfortunately Bill now tells me he needs VIRGIN blood! Magic is nit picky business, apparently! 🙁
    picky, picky

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #69

    Just post your random thoughts we’ll soon be on a fresh page

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #70

    Wtf is going on? Not a shocker jizz is involved. Cretin.

    Fat slug out!

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #71

    Tsunki, wasn’t having a go, just pointing out that while Jib has his moments, this was not one of them.

    As you say, random thoughts and contributions will get us through.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #72

    Been busy most of the weekend, not sure i missed much. Random links to Rashford and Rondon but not Ronaldo, sadly.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #73

    Oh, also missed mitro’s hat-trick. This has to improve his sale value if we decide to move him on. Or his confidence if we decide to keep him. either way, it works for me

    1
  • chicousa

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #74

    Random thought: when 2 black holes collide, creating gravitational waves, what sort of surfboard does one require to ride them?? Hmmm.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #75

    Ed Sheeran playing to the crowd at SJP:

    “For the second night in a row you have been a Premier League crowd, which is more than can be said for that little town down the road!”

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #76

    Maybe he should have thought about that one long term.
    He won’t be getting any cut price deals to book the stadium
    of plight when his career goes on the slide.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #77

    Chicousa
    No point in asking for volunteers from Sunderland then

    Lol

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #78

    – straight to Butlins or a cruise ship tour.

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  • chicousa

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #79

    lochinvar,

    Snare drop: Pop! 🙂

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #80

    Anyone got a home for Little Vurn, think he deserves better than Leeds

    Former Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is set to leave Leeds United after just one-year in West Yorkshire.
    The Dutchman arrived on a free after four-years at United but an injury-ridden season saw him only turn out only 22 times for Leeds.

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