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Newcastle Linked With Belgian Winger – Rafa Wants Deals Completed

Belgium outlet HLN are reporting that Newcastle have joined the chase for Club Brugge winger 23-year-old Anthony Limbombe.

Other clubs are already after the once-capped Belgium International and they include Premier League clubs Southampton and Huddersfield Town.

The Terriers have already reportedly bid £13M for the player as they attempt to strengthen their side for next season.

Bundesliga clubs Schalke and RB Leipzig are also credited with an interest in the young winger.

Newcastle after Club Brugge winger 23-year-old Anthony Limbombe

We don’t know exactly what Rafa has to spend this summer and whether Newcastle can go in and bid say £15M for the winger.

The alternative to that is that Rafa is still being restricted on who he can bid for by owner Mike Ashley.

If that’s the case Rafa will likely not be at Newcastle next summer after his contract runs out.

Newcastle, as usual, are being linked with lots of players this summer but preseason training will start a week tomorrow and we still only have one new player signed.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka was signed for £4M after his loan spell and that was an easy one for the club since we had an option to buy the Slovakian goalkeeper.

But Rafa is pushing Lee Charnley and company to get some of these deals completed – both incoming and outgoing.

But it’s looking very much like last summer when we missed out on nearly all our top targets – basically, because we didn’t show the necessary drive, determination and desire in the transfer window.

Let’s hope something will happen next week – it would be excellent if can get two more players signed over the next eight days – maybe including Anthony Limbombe.

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • chicousa

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #1


  • Bambams

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    England 5 -0 half time….Didnt see this coming.

    Well no signings thus far for Toon….Genuinely thought a signing would be announced today.

    Still 9 hours to go though

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Thank God the World Cup is on, to save us from the torture that is being a NUFC fan.

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Any bets on us being the least competitive side in the Prem for transfers this season? Odds won’t be favourable.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Brother’s gutted. No cash out option today. What a farce.

  • yorkymag

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    The Matt Ritchie rumour
    Is interesting I was playing golf in the new forest recently
    The pro at the golf club is a massive Bournemouth fan and had a load of framed shirts in his shop,one was Ritchie’s ,I was chatting football in general and the guy told me that Matt Ritchie is desperate to return to the south coast.
    So maybe it fits

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Are England about to declare?

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #8


    For family reasons?

  • Tsunki

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Looks like they’ve opened the Panama canal.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ll believe the rumours when I see them holding the relevant shirts on SSN

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Would this just be typical Newcastle ? Ashley won’t allow Rafa to sign players till we move dross out but can’t get rid of them so Rafa is forced to sacrifice a player such as Richie?

  • lochinvar

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #12

    More links than a chain gang, tedious.

    Reporting that Ritchie wants to be back on the south coast just because he came from there is just idle gossip.
    Why not trace all players back to where they were born and then report that they want to go home. There’s more for players and their families up here compared to almost anywhere in the Country. If being a minor celeb and hanging out in bling laden night clubs in Lundun is what they crave then they’re a waste of space and are welcome to that.

  • yorkymag

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #13

    All his family are in Portsmouth and he goes back very frequently so the pro said
    He is a member at the golf club and regularly plays with his friends of many years
    There may be nothing in it but it is a coincidence

  • lochinvar

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Think the golf pro saw you coming, especially if he knows your a Mag. It’s cslled a wind up.
    I mean …go to any Golf Club in London ( not that they’ve many in town) and ask about Ashley and they will of course say that the cockney is desperate to return south and they desperately want him back. Well you’re welcome.

  • yorkymag

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Of course he could
    But if your family and your wife’s family are in Portsmouth
    Newcastle is one hell of a journey for Sunday lunch !!

  • Tsunki

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Munster – claim him if you like but –

    “Fassbender has a German father and Irish mother, and was born in Germany. His family moved to Ireland when he was a child, but he has retained his German passport as well as becoming an Irish citizen. He speaks perfect German, as he demonstrated in the Quentin Tarantino WW2 epic Inglorious Basterds.”

    Like I said, 50/50.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #17


    Think your just making up!

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Great result. To say England took their foot off the pedal in he second half would be a big understatement. Have to say I was disappointed to see them strolling around playing passies at the back with Jamie Vardy kicking his heels up front. He was brought on to give him a run out not to watch the defence relax.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #19


  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 24, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Great result for England. Big test will be against the Belgians on Thursday then we will know where we stand

  • Mag52

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #21


    How’s it looking for England (and Southgate) after two games then ?

  • sing in the corner

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Is it time to get excited now then?
    Everything aligning for England. Germany and Brazil struggling for form, Argentina just rubbish. Not many teams we should be frightened of..

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Mag, ask me on Thursday. Nobody should be getting too carried away after that surely?
    Nothing changes pal, I don’t like him. Period. I don’t change my mind every few minutes. I want England to do well but I simply don’t like the bloke. And?

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #24

    The reality is when a crap team like Tunisia can work us out and we don’t have a plan B, we can beat even crappier teams all day but It changes nothing. The proof of the pudding will come when we meet a half decent team.
    Maybe you can tell me what our plan B is then?

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #25


    We’ll find out next week when we face Hazard, KDB, and co.

  • Mag52

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #26


    We’ll find out about plan B when (if) we need it.

  • Mag52

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s not the beard is it Bobby ?

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 24, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Ron, won’t we just mate. Just because I don’t like Southgate doesn’t mean I don’t want England to do well. I’m a proud English man but I’m also a Realist.
    If I was managing against England I’d drop back two yards and negate the pace we have. Then you need someone who can cut the defence open with a killer pass.
    That was my point from day one. Wilshire or Shelvey can. This lot can’t.


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