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Report – Newcastle Ready To Pay Up To €20M For Giant Goalkeeper

There’s a report in Sports Witness today linking Newcastle once again with 25-year-old PSG backup goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

France Football has linked us a few times with the French goalkeeper this year but why would Rafa Benitez want to bring in another goalkeeper, when we have just signed bargain-buy Martin Dubravka for £4M from Sparta Prague.

That doesn’t make much sense unless Rafa wants to sell either Karl Darlow or Rob Elliot this summer.

Thomas Tuchel is the new head coach at PSG, and he has said he will use the French U21 goalkeeper in Paris next season.

25-year-old PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola – linked with Magpies

Alphonse Areola is currently one of three goalkeepers with the French squad at the World Cup in Russia.

Sports Witness say that France Football are reporting Rafa Benitez has already held multiple meetings with the 25-year-old 6ft 5ins tall goalkeeper.

Areola has played 71 times for PSG since he joined his hometown club back in 2012.

He has also been on loan to Lens, Bastia, and Villarreal and played another 112 times for those clubs combined so he is an experienced player.

Newcastle are supposed to be willing to pay €15M to €20M to buy out the remainder of his contract in Paris.

But that seems to be a little far-fetched and Newcastle surely have better things to do with their transfer funds this summer.

One thing we can do is to bring in two new strikers – as an example.

Comments welcome.

54 comments so far

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #41


    Great blogging sir on your memories, they’ll never be lost when they’re shared. The read almost brought a tear of pleasure as I went through it, you said all that from the eye of your heart and mind… Proper football tales!!!

  • jane

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #42

    “tomorrow’s predictions
    Columbia 0 Japan 0
    Poland 3 Senegal 2
    Russia 2 Egypt 2”

    ha ha

    tomorrow’s predictions
    Portugal 2 Morocco 1
    Uruguay 2 Saudi Arabia 0
    Iran 0 Spain 1

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #43

    Bobby iam just holding back mate for now i will more then likely get my season ticket because iam like most on here ever since i first kick a ball my blood has run black and whit cant change that ill just write it off on my tax accounts bro

  • magic hat

    Jun 19, 2018 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #44

    Sadly i’ll Admit the only “away games” i’ve Ever been to is the old Wembley 90’s cup finals. But when it comes to memories of the the good old days… i’lol never forget cuing up at half time for the bogs only to realise the stream of urine underneath us was because the bogs turned out to be thousands of toon fans pissing on the wall as there wasn’t enough bogs. Wembley was a massive disappointment in many ways after st James went allseater. Haven’t been to the new Wembley however for some reason…

  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2018 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #45


    If you lose your ST andregular seat and Ashley’s gone as a result of the protest, only you can decide whether it was worth the risk.


    You’ll not be alone though.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 20, 2018 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #46

    Massively enjoying the World “Kyup”. Liking England and VAR too, despite both having some kinks to iron out. Russia proving most excellent hosts as well, in every respect. I have them in the office sweepstake, along with Spain, England and my adopted Blue Samurai. If they all get through their respective groups it’s winner, winner, chicken dinner baby. Beyond that it’s just a matter of how much dosh we’re talking. Wouldn’t be dead for quids.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 20, 2018 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #47


    I remember my first visit to SJP in the early 60s in Div 2. I nearly shit myself when the players ran out of the tunnel, the roar was tremendous, this strange feeling went through my body I later found out it was the hair standing up on the back of my neck, Alan Suddik, Jim Iley ” walk a million for one of your smiles Jim I iley”, I used to love the dark wet nights looking up at the floodlights when leaving SJP , buying a couple of hot dogs from the three wheeler bikes for about one and three, 1/3d in old money that was about 6 and a half pence in new money , you could buy a loaf of Mothers Pride for 1/6d, 7 and a half pence in new money. I look back through life and realise how lucky I was as a kid who lived through the 60s.

  • Rebecca

    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #48

    What a pleasure it is reading the blog without the obnoxious dinosaur Jail for Ashley lowering the tone.
    I often feel like posting when he’s around “Any other disclaimers you’d like to share with us”.
    He gives a comprehensive education a bad name.

  • martoon

    Jun 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #49

    @48 – Ian Toon/carl/Pushy/Rebecca – If you are going to have a pop at JFA why hide behind ridiculous aliases? Your writing style gives you away every time – just have the balls to post as yourself if you must have a pop at people!

  • Moonraker15

    Jun 20, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #50

    You description of SJP brings back to me memories of my first visit in 57. Climbing those steps at the Gallowgate end for a pre season friendly and looking down on that green green grass under the floodlights! Wow! From that moment you’re hooked!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #51

    Thank you martoon.

  • Toondog2

    Jun 20, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #52

    Bobby #40

    I like that !


    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #53

    Not news at all


    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #54

    Tynemouth Charlie Mitten was manager when I started, it was a game against West Brom & he let his son John take a penalty which he missed & we lost 2-1 We had best inside fwd trio in league Allchurch White & Eastham & number 11 bus up to see games was 11p. From your name bet I could meet you in Turks, Gib or Club on front street & swap a few memories


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