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Newcastle Switch Their Attention To Another Central Defender

Newcastle center-back target Federico Fernandez is at Swansea City, but has let it be known this summer he would like to continue playing at the highest level.

The 29-year-old Argentina international was a loan target for Newcastle some weeks ago but Swansea turned that offer down and wanted a permanent deal and £10M for him.

WalesOnline today are reporting today that Swansea are ready to hold out for the full £10M from Newcastle – but they will not get it.

29-year-old Federico Fernandez of Swansea City

Newcastle are probably hoping that with the window closing tomorrow, Swansea may take a loan fee for the player rather than get nothing for him.

Then they could have a player who doesn’t want to be playing for Swansea in the Championship next season.

But there’s just no way Mike Ashley will give Rafa £10M to spend on a player who would probably not be a starter at Newcastle.

Fernandez played for Rafa Benitez at Napoli in the 2013-2014 season before he joined Swansea and he holds the Newcastle manager in the highest regard.

Frederico has played 32 times with 3 goals for Argentina and has lots of Premier League experience and he has played for Swansea 128 times in four seasons.

Rafa wants another central defender brought in to cover for the injured Frenchman Florian Lejeune – but time is starting to run out.

There are 31 hours left in this transfer window.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    We look so desperate right now it’s embarrassing. If somehow we can’t afford a kid for £2,5m how on earth are we gonna afford this guy!?

  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Mr Rahman’s has been swallowed up by
    the motorbike shops


  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s actually in the first 3 storey house, behind the UK Mail van, 190 Westgate Road (Number in window).

    Doesn’t look like it’s been used since he probably moved out.

  • getoutofworeclub

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #5

    All business done for the toon am afraid we won’t sign any 1 else but again Ashley walks away with another profit when are you season ticket holders going to learn and say enough is enough I for one won’t step another foot in st James park until Ashley is gone I really hope Rafa walks when transfer market shuts and we do a Sunderland cos that’s what I will take to get Ashley out wore club the other way is stay away but after 11 years the fans don’t seem to no how to

  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Lochinvar 89 previous
    “Russian MiG’s are still on the radar”
    If it were Russian MaG’s, the fat Tw@t would be history by now.

  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Yeah once I got the pic I remembered visiting it once
    Noda Taxis admin office was just across the road
    The front room was full of sowing machines

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve set up an Ed Harrison League on the Fantasy Football site if anyone wants to join in.


    The deadline for getting your team set up and joining the league is tomorrow night.


    That’s the code to join if anyone is interested. I’ll post this one last time tomorrow as well to give people a chance to see it.

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Agricultural machinery, jib?

  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #10


  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Jib getting ready to visit Mr Rahmans shop.


  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #12

    sewing machines
    ex teachers do yer heid in

  • lesh

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #13


    You weren’t just a bit harsh with the prick comment, you were being your usual arrogant and foul-mouthed self – though eminent psychologists would have a massive challenge to identify your true self. When will you get it into your inconsiderate and uncouth skull that there’s no place or need for your abusive language.

    Assuming you remember it, don’t you, a many faceted poster, think the question you levelled at c-toon (‘I wonder who you really are?’) is a bit rich?

    The old saying, ‘Physician heal thyself’ comes to mind – try it.

  • Jib

    Aug 8, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #14

    The blog IQ has just dropped dramatically
    Mr Tuff and Lesh are here


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