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47 Times Capped Experienced Premier League Player Available For £17M

The pundits said last season that what Newcastle were missing were some class players in the side.

That’s why they expected Newcastle to be relegated, but fortunately, we have a manager at the club who knows a lot more about football than the pundits.

Rafa Benitez didn’t have many class players last season – that’s true – but he still managed to get us into 10th position in the Premier League.

28-year-old Nacer Chadli – available for £17M release clause

And that’s the second best position ever since Mike Ashley bought the club a long and hard eleven years ago.

Premier SeasonPositionNumber of Points
2008-20091834 - relegated
2009-20101 (Championship)102 - promoted
2012-20131641 - fighting relegation
2014-20151539 - fighting relegation
2015-20161837 - relegated
2016-20171 - (Championship)94 - promoted
2017-20181044 - fighting relegation
2018-20191345 - fighting relegation
2019-202011After 12 games - 15 points

It equals the 10th place we finished in back in 2014 when we lost seven of the last eight games under Alan Pardew.

Any class players available this summer will interest Rafa Benitez.

One such player also with Premier League experience is Nacer Chadli, who was at Tottenham and has played 123 Premier League games for Tottenham and West Brom.

He is currently with the Belgium squad in Russia so any move for him would come after Belgium finish their World Cup endeavors.

Chadli joined West Brom from Tottenham two years ago for a reported £13M fee.

But the 47 times capped Belgium International (5 goals) has had injuries at the Hawthorns.

That was especially true last season when he was troubled by recurring thigh injuries and played only 8 times for West Brom with a single goal, and only 5 times in the Premier League.

The Telegraph reported in April he had a £17M relegation release clause in his contract.

So here is a player who has class, skill, and experience and would cost only £17M.

Something Rafa will no doubt have looked at already.

We’ll have to wait and see if Rafa wants to sign the 6ft 2ins tall player once Belgium’s World Cup is over.

Just like with Ki Sung-yueng he will do nothing until the player has finished his exploits in Russia.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 1, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Jail from previous Shefi Kuqi was Kosovan I think.

  • G

    Jul 1, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    No thanks on Chadli by the wau.

  • TheJimBelow

    Jul 1, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #3


    I sat and looked at that trying to remember everybody as well haha.
    3 Brazilians, Cacapa, Kenedy and I’m stumped on the other tbh.

    Good bit of trivia nonetheless like you say dude.

  • TheJimBelow

    Jul 1, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Just popped into my head.

    How’d I forget that world beater??????

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 1, 2018 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #5


  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6


    We’ve got Mirindinha he’s not from Argentina, hes from Brazil, hes f$$kin brill.

    He was actually pants

  • Optimistic Panda

    Jul 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #7


    You’ve ruined me song from when I was a kid

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 1, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Excellent answer, wouldn’t have got that in a million years, Mirandina doesn’t count as it is only PL years, they don’t have any Chileans listed.

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jul 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    Sky Sports reporting things starting to rumble on the subject of Andros Townsend coming back.

  • TheJimBelow

    Jul 1, 2018 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Yeah it’s just 50 countries from the PL era, assuming KSY kicks a ball for us of course!

    France has provided the second most players with 30..

    I can’t say I’m not (slowly) reaching that number thinking of nothing else and randomly shouting French lads’ names around my house….

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 1, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Sky sports and Talksport same company hence the Townsend link!

  • Geordie-john

    Jul 1, 2018 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #12

    No worth the money, NEXT !

  • Phil K

    Jul 1, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Last thing we need is another sick note waver – another “When the going gets tough, I go on the sick” type we’ve had more thanh enough to start with. Mirror-kissers like Michael Owen and Keiron Dyer – hell, the list is endless. No more


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