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Newcastle Make Move To Sign International Star

WalesOnline are reporting today that Newcastle have made a late move to try to sign Swansea winger Andre Ayew.

The Premier League club have left it late with three Turkish clubs Besiktas, Galatasaray, and Fenerbahce also interested.

It had been expected that Besiktas would sign the player until Newcastle made their late move.

Andre and  Jordan Ayew earlier this year

Newcastle are reported to want a season-long loan deal with an option to buy the player next summer if things turn out well.

So another loan move points to a shortage of transfer funds at Newcastle.

But Andre may also be on the fringes of being good enough for Newcastle, and a season-long loan deal will allow Rafa to gauge how good the 28-year-old is on Tyneside.

It’s a low-cost move with little risk for Newcastle and Rafa is said to be a fan of the 28-year-old.

The former West Ham and Marseille player only joined Swansea in January for his second spell there but was unable to score a goal in his 12 appearances as the Swans were relegated.

While at West Ham over the last two seasons he played 50 games with 12 goals and 5 assists.

Ayew is a good player who runs hot and cold throughout a season, but under Rafa’s guidance, he could do a decent job on Tyneside.

While he usually plays on the wings, he can also ply up front as a striker.

Ayew will add experience and a bit of class to the squad, and he wants to leave Swansea this summer, and the south Wales club will not stand in his way.

It seems a  good option for the player to stay in the Premier League and be coached by Rafa Benitez next season.

Andre has 75 caps for Ghana with 14 goals and is the older brother of Jordan Ayew who we were supposed to be interested in signing earlier this summer.

Jordan is also at Swansea.

Comments welcome.

236 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Jul 15, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #2

    just remember it’s sunday

  • jazzyp

    Jul 15, 2018 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    It feels like Nufc fans everywhere are resigning themselves to losing Rafa now the disruption of the World cup has gone.
    The reality of our plight has come crashing down to most,That unless this last few week change then we are going to lose him.
    Adios Rafa

  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #4

    how thoroughly underwhelming

  • Jib

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    I saw that earlier and decided
    not to post the link as it’s too nonsensical

  • Mr Funky

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #6

    I would agree with someone who said earlier that the only money available for transfer is coming from player sales. Therefore nothing much is going to happen until mitrovic and others are moved on. So money is going to be tight

  • jazzyp

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Just spoke to Ashley and he said
    “There is only 26 days to go. Just as well I’ve just got a new scout in. Unfortunately it’s going to take a month for him to make a full assessment on a player. Best wait until January now. “

  • magicmac54

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #8

    We can just enjoy this last season with Rafa as manager, he will keep us up this season but expect we will finish about 15th this year, when Rafa leaves at the end of this season, fat chops will do the hatrick he will take us to another relegation, the only way i can see that parasite Ashley leaving is if we get relegated and stay in the championship for a couple of seasons, then Newcastle will be of no use to him as he wont have the massive world wide advertising for his sports direct, which is the only reason he is at Newcastle, yes if we return to the championship it is pain for all fans, but iam very confident the fans dont mind short term pain for long term gain, and finally seeing the back of Ashley as he is sucking the life out of every fan and ever manager, such amazing and loyal fans dont deserve an owner like cashley, and for sure an amazing and world class manager like Rafa does not deserve to work under a total scumbag and con man like cashley. HWTL.

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    International Star ! Ffs Ed what are you doing?

  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Just takes the piss, I seriously want Mike Ashley hurt. Once again where has all the money gone from previous player sales, Promotion last year, 10th this year, TV money? Every other team eclipses other every year. How greedy is this man. Why can’t you just take all the money from the players sales with you and TV money to gap the 400 million you want and sell for cheaper so we can rid you of this club. I’d prefer to be rid of Mike Ashley now and suffer a hard season if it meant we rid the club of the cancer and could at least look forward. Which we can never do with him, he will never ever change.

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #11

    All that freakin PL tv money and we’re still shopping in th bargain basement. Quite honestly we don’t deserve to be in the PL with this owner. Even the rumours are underwhelming!
    ONE signing PLEASE!!!!

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #12

    I can see Ashley appointing someone like David Moyes if Rafa decided to leave. As well as being (just about) acceptable to a section of NUFC supporters he’d come at half Rafa’s salary.

  • Spellcheck

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Lets face facts, what with the apparent lack of transfer funds, therefore lack of transfer activities, our fixture list for the start of the season, it’s going to be a struggle yet again. Signing strikers from relegated clubs is such a step backwards. I’d go for Giroud myself but hey here’s hoping. Hoping that fatboy could find a buyer. Hoping that we can spend 200 million plus to get us where we belong. ?

  • ben.g

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #14

    I made my peace ages ago that Rafa will leave at the end of the season.

    Let’s just give him a good last season of support.

    Rafa, Rafa Benitez

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #15

    That’s from the mike Ashley parody account lol. I love those tweets, always good for a laugh.

  • Moonraker15

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #16

    What should be such an exciting time for the club is thoroughly depressing. I would love to know what the real business plan is for NUFC. The baffling thing is Rafa is apparently quite happy!!???

  • lochinvar

    Jul 15, 2018 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Is there a closing down sale going on in Swansea ? Right up Ashley’s street.

    We’ll end up with Ki and Ay just need Yippee now and we’ve got the full set


  • jazzyp

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #19


    Sad facts tho mate as I can see him saying it. Just fed up with all the bullsh@t excuses used every window as to why there is no transfer activity.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #20

    ronaldo aarons,
    Where are they getting a 46M net spend from, it was more like 12M wasn’t it?

  • lesh

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Ron Knee

    You might just be right about a Moyes type appointment. He’d fit the bill for Ashley – out of work, no compen, won’t rock the boat, a plodder who’ll not have daft ideas about ambition. Perfect. I’ve no doubt that he’ll be given a tidy wad to spend too, money available because it’ll have been denied Rafa.

    But what a crying shame that all Rafa wants for the Toon is to deliver the fans’ wishes and unfortunately those aspirations fly in the face of Ashley’s greed!

    Yes, the signs are there that Rafa’s getting no support from Ashley and he’ll do his level best with the resources available to him, resources which will force Rafa to play the safety-first football or last season. We dan but hope that the fans understand his tactics.

    Ashley doesn’t deserve to own our club

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Quite incredible that the blogger Farmer Albert, floor manager of Rots direct in Houghton le Spring is calling DubaiMickey a liar over shirt prices when he is the one posting blatant lies.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Seriously, the FA turned a blind eye to those Oystons for a long long time.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #25


    If no resolve can be found between Benitez and Ashley then I can truly see Lascelles sold on the last day of the transfer window to, Just to rub that last bit of salt in the wound to show who is the top dog of Newcastle united.Ashley has totally lost interest in the club now and doesn’t even attend games like he use to. Made an emphatic statement he will not put one single bit of money back into the club as we cannot compete with the likes of Man city.
    The worrying fact now is we at present cannot compete with anyone in the Pl or Championship teams coming up out of the fizzy pop league. How does he truly expect us to survive with little to no investment and the loss of a top manager to boot baffles the hell out of me

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah I get what you mean. Scroll back to this tweet at the end of last season

    13 May
    No need to spend in the summer now. If anything, judging by this I’ve spent too much!

    It makes you wonder whether it is in fact a parody account!

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #27
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Jail @20
    I have no idea. Just thought it’s worth posting on here. Think we should be getting some sky money this week and hopefully see some transfer activity. Not raising my hopes though.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Nothing is going to happen, Rafa will leave, the atmosphere will become toxic and we will be relegated again. Thousands will chuck their season tickets and the crowd will be down to about 35k, if we’re doing ok it’ll slowly rise back up, the only way to stop him from carrying on is to stay in the Championship while targeting all his shops in the black and white bit of the North East every Saturday and Sunday. For that you need a figure head to encourage 5k people to get off their arse and stand out side his shops preventing people from going in or queuing up all day long with hundreds of pounds with of small items before forgetting your credit card.

  • Jib

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Was that petition written by a 10 year old ?

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Unfortunately for all of us apathy will reign supreme and the club will slowly but surely crumble under the weight of it’s high runnning costs and very closely resemble Sunderland / Villa.

  • Reilly

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #32

    I think it might of been jib.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Ron Knee #27

    Much as I appreciate you sharing the SBR film, the whole point of it was and is to raise funds for the Foundation.

    I hope youtube delete it.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Allez les Bleus!!!!!

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #35

    3 -1 to France.

  • jane

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #36

    “For that you need a figure”

    Jail you would be good

  • jane

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #37

    should be England here

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib – stop making on you are a woman. Very disturbing leave it out Guv’nor.

  • jane

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #39

    good closing ceremony

  • Mag :P

    Jul 15, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s absolutely astounding how Ashley can get away with his running of this club.

    Everything is in place for an amazing future and he just continues to sapp all of the optimism out of every fan.

    We won’t get a better chance then these future years but he clearly doesn’t give a shit. Still no money apparently. Pure hatred for that man.

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