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Newcastle After Portuguese Star – But It’s A Complicated And Bizarre Situation

There’s news from Portuguese outlet ‘A Bola’ that Newcastle are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon winger Bruno Fernandes.

Sky Sports has recently reported the ambitious West Ham have bid £20M for the player, but Sporting want £25M for Fernandes – and that’s while Fernandes wanted to leave the club as a free agent.

But news from Portugal that he has reversed his initial decision to want to leave Sporting after the players were assaulted by fans in training last April.

Fernandes has said he will keep to the terms of the contract he signed last summer when he moved from Sampdoria for a reported fee of €8.5M plus bonuses and a staggering buyout clause of €100M.

23-year-old Sporting Lisbon winger Bruno Fernandes – staying at Sporting?

One reason he and other stars may now stay at Sporting is that former President Bruno de Carvalho, who severely criticized the players last season, has been removed.

He has been replaced by Sousa Cintra, in an attempt to settle the storm brewing for the last several months at the Portuguese club.

Fernandez had an outstanding season last season, and in 56 total games he scored 16 goals and had 20 assists – so he’s a man in form.

This is a complicated situation and given what happened with all the news about Newcastle being close to signing Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro we should take these stories with a large pinch of salt.

He would be an excellent player for Newcastle – but he is probably too expensive in any case.

Even though he cost Sporting only €8.5M (£7.5M) last June.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 9, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Hibbit/Rob…a certain old timer who recently cracked the copy paste code thought every Dane were a FC Copenhagen fan…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 9, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Betsy…FC Copenhagen is to me what Sunderland is to Newcastle…

    …keep up old timer!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 9, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Jæsper is a big fan of Aarhus GF, he always skips dinner when they’re on TV!

  • one fine day

    Jul 9, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #4

    From previous
    Been as the new kit is meant to take us back to the entertainers era is it not strange on the backdrop with rob lee pav ginola etc there is no sign of the manager responsible for it?
    Oh yes that’s right that ended badly in court so his name can’t be mentioned .Pyonjang@stjames .
    And before I am shot down yes I do realise it was an original colour from Newcastle west end 1881 before notts county stepped in to assist and changed us for ever

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 9, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Jay photo, glad I’m not the only one saying rondon could do a job for us. I can’t remember the last big fast unit who played up front for nufc given that Carroll was big but slow.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 9, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Wilshere confirmed for Wet Spam


  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jul 9, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Jail…haven’t you shown quite enough that you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed 😉

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 9, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes Jesper,


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