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Two Transfer Targets Who Will Not Be Arriving On Tyneside This Summer

Lee Ryder conducted an interesting Q&A with Chronicle readers today, and one of the things Lee was asked about was about Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost.

Bas was the sixth Sporting player to lodge legal action against Sporting Lisbon this week, after being attacked by fans during training in mid-May.

Dost has made a move to become a free agent and be released from his contract at Sporting Lisbon.

But this saga could drag on and on in the courts.

And since the Sporting Lisbon hierarchy are furious they could lose so many good players, they will be dragging their feet as much as possible this summer to delay the moves of any of the six players.

Bas Dost – Newcastle no longer interested

However, this thing is likely to be slow moving with no quick decision on the cases likely.

Lee Ryder has said it doesn’t look like Rafa is interested in going after Bas Dost this summer and the Spaniard has other striker targets he is interested in.

And news today that Burnley have made a £25M double sweep for West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez and center-back Craig Dawson.

Newcastle have been linked with Dawson this summer, and the 28-year-old defender would add some experience to Newcastle’s back line.

But with Jamaal Lascelles, Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark all getting good experience in the Premier League last season – experience may not be such a high priority for Rafa this summer.

Clark also played 134 Premier League games for Aston Villa before arriving on Tyneside two years ago for a paltry £5M – a bargain for Newcastle.

Former Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez used to play for Burnley his hometown club before he left for the Saints back in 20012.

He’s an average type of striker, and we have never been linked with the striker since Rafa arrived at the club.

But two targets we have been linked with – Bas Dost and Craig Dawson – now look unlikely to arrive the summer.

Comments welcome.

98 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #81

    Loch, love the toilet seats 🙂

  • martoon

    Jun 14, 2018 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #82

    Nice one Loch. On a serious note i would have thought there are some health and safety issues asking fans to fit their own seats?

  • lochinvar

    Jun 14, 2018 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #83

    If Abramovic is baulking at the prospect of having to pay Conte £9 million to pay off his contract then even Chelski are having to think carefully about their finances. Maybe with changes to the TV Revenues and other economic factors a small degree of realism might be surfacing. Just wonder if that will hasten Kennedy’s sale to us at an acceptable price. Tottenham have offered £15m for Grelish by comparison.

  • lochinvar

    Jun 14, 2018 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #84

    I see what you mean.
    Clearly the concept of self closing toilet lids would be far too complicated technology for their fans to understand.

  • lochinvar

    Jun 14, 2018 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #85

    Here’s Ed’s Headline of the day, but not the one we want to see
    “Mike Ashley in takeover storm”

    House of Fraser has bowed to pressure from Mike Ashley and handed a business plan to the tracksuit tycoon following legal action.

    The Newcastle United owner, who owns an 11% stake in House of Fraser through Sports Direct , filed a court injunction earlier this year to demand a copy of the HoF Business Plan document, claiming he had been “frozen out from accessing the plan”
    House of Fraser’s management has now sent the document to Mr Ashley, it is understood, handing him crucial information that could aide a dramatic swoop on the business.

    Mr Ashley, who holds stakes in a string of retailers including Debenhams, has long been linked with a takeover of House of Fraser.

  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2018 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #86

    Darren Moore has circularised PL clubs about
    the availability of Salomón Rondon and the
    amount of his buy out clause (£16.5M)
    Cue a Dutch Auction
    I think he’ll eventually go for under £10M
    which is fair.

  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2018 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #87

    Another quality player available from a relegated club
    is Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye who has been
    likened to N’Golo Kante.
    He should get some game time on Tuesday vs Poland
    in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
    You can see why transfers are taking so long
    Rafa has been interested in this guy since he
    played in Turkey but Senegal have banned all
    agents from coming near their HQ near Naro Fominsk
    south of Moscow

  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2018 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #88

    From Stoke City should have said

  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2018 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #89

    Don’t forget PL fixture list for 2018/19
    out today at 9AM

  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2018 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #90

    There’s a match in memory of Pavel in Dunston
    Peter Beardsley WILL be playing

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #92

    30 minutes to EPL fixture list KO.

    (Sorry EGB for the paraphrase).

  • G

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #93

    According to most news on Twitter Mbemba Porto finalised. £8M fee being quoted.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #94

    According to @ToonPolls
    We play West Ham at home December 1st. That’s the only random fixture I’m putting out there. #NUFC

    Go on then I’ll give you one more. West Ham away on March 2nd. #NUFC

    If these two are true, then wow, the chances of him guessing the correct details are remote in the extreme.

  • G

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #95

    I’m predicting Spurs away for our opener

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #96

    How can Spurs away happen? Spurs won’t play at least the first three of their games away from Wembley?

    Or is that your point Mr. G?

  • G

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #97

    Yes Mickey

  • G

    Jun 14, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #98

    I’ll go one further. I think it will be a Monday nighter for telly purposes too.


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