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Report – Newcastle Close To Getting Barcelona Center-Back On Loan For Season

Sport are reporting that Newcastle will pay a €2M loan fee for Barcelona center-back Marlon Santos and he will come to Tyneside for a season-long loan.

pHe has played 3 times for the Barcelona first team and stands 6ft tall.ending the player obtaining a work permit.The Brazilian was on loan last season at Nice in Ligue 1 where he played 27 times and it looks like the deal will go through ending the player obtaining a work permit.

He has played 3 times for the Barcelona first team and stands 6ft tall.

Sport say the deal is not yet done and Newcastle will not have an option to buy but Ashley will pay €2M for the season so for the owner it’s a good deal.

22-year-old Barcelona center-back Marlon Santos

Sport reports the player has been part of the first team squad at Barcelona this summer and played a role in their preseason matches on their US Tour.

He has played 12 times for the Brazilian U20 side.

Santos is available because Barcelona signed 23-year-old French U21 defender Clement Lenglet from Sevilla and there is no room for Marlon in the Barcelona squad this season.

The 22-year-old Brazilian signed for Barcelona last summer from Brazilian club Fluminense and we suppose he will come in to fill the gap left by the serious injury to Florian Lejeune.

But we cannot see him getting many first team games unless he can push his way past Lascelles, Clark, and Schar.

But it’s good that we will have a fourth center-back at the club next season.

It’s a pity Rafa couldn’t get an option to buy him in the loan contract – just in case the manager improves the player next season, as he did earlier this year rather dramatically with Kenedy – another Brazilian.

Comments welcome.

223 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #121

    I noticed on the friendly game I me be wrong they let the opposian let them pass it out short then press them

  • toon kk

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #122

    Ash will spend in January, especially if we’re near the bottom of the table, also a last grasp to get Rafa to sign a new contract.

  • Just a fan

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #123

    I always found job informative

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #124

    I still don’t understand the Lerma price. That way lies madness. I understand he’s good but his recent valuation was way below that and a defensive midfielder? Like paying wild money for Tiote (except Tiote had a better car).

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #125

    Jpb from the bible you mean Justafan?

  • Just a fan

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #126


  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #127

    Should read Job. These short names are tricky…

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #128

    Informative vis a vis Google access?

  • Just a fan

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #129

    Everton spent a lot last season were not much better than us

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #130

    You don’t really need Job for Google.

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #131

    But didn’t you find him just a tich disruptive, rude, narsty, mealy mouthed and otherwise completely obnoxious justafan?

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #132

    Say…. Justafan starts with a J doesn’t it? I’m very observant. It suggests to me that Jib/Jane/Jeff is indeed back with us.

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #133

    Very clever Jibbles. Try starting the name with a different letter.

  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #134

    Optimistic Panda 93

    “Charnley should try one over the line, he may enjoy it

    I think Charnley prefers them either over a table or over a barrel.

  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #135

    We can still do this Chutney! Howay Chutney! Do it! Get a move on! The dark lord isn’t watching you every minute!

  • martoon

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #136

    Dave76 – No worries I spotted your correction.

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #137

    Brazilian links???

    But speculation around Maia highlights the importance – once again – of Benitez’s network of contacts. Because Maia shares the same agent as one of Newcastle’s recent signings Kenedy.

    That man is Giuliano Bertolucci – the representative for most of the big name Brazilian players in Europe. He works for Oscar, Lucas Piazon and even David Luiz – who was the subject of a very speculative reported loan enquiry from Rafa Benitez in January.

    Bertolucci is seriously well-connected, working primarily with fellow ‘super agent’ Kia Joorabchian, and has done plenty of business at Chelsea – who held talks with Maia before he opted to go to Lille instead.

    In a profile in the Times last year, he was described as “adored by his players, feared by their clubs and trusted implicitly at Chelsea”.

  • Graeme

    Aug 8, 2018 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #138

    Martoon – Hope I’m not too late??
    Final League Position – 12th
    Final Number of Points – 45
    League Cup Round – 4
    FA Cup Round – 4
    Player of the Season – Lascelles
    Top Goal Scorer – Rondon
    Number of Goals for TGS – 17

  • lochinvar

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #139

    according to SunSport Pogba who turned up to training hidden under a blanket in the back seat of a chauffeured car revealed he has told pals he wants to leave Old Trafford – and will only stay for a £200,000-a-week pay rise to put him closer to top earner Alexis Sanchez.

    A pay rise of £800,000 per month on top of current earnings .

    It’s like the freak show at the circus.

  • c-dog

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #140

    Joe Bryan to Fulham. This window needs to end.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #141


    Where do you think Maia wants to be

    Is it

    A. Chelsea FC
    B. Chelsea Pensioners
    C. Chelsea Ladies

    I’ll give you a clue it’s a Lundun club

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #142

    But these South Americans can be pursuaded

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #143

    c-dog you sure about that statement as on sky it say he was having medical at Villa good bud but if fulham come in for him late guess he’ll pick the premiership club over villa this club will never learn owt as there was talk rafa want him 4 to 6 million is good business for fulham.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #144

    Danny Rose is a no brained can’t believe we are not in for him!

    Bolasie is also in talks with Boro and he is better than most of our wingers bar Kennedy in my opinion.

    We are really desperate for a no10 and can’t believe it is a position that has not been mentioned much again!

  • TyneMouth

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #145

    Asking Charmless for a quality No10 is pointless, unfortunately he’s just about at the level where he knows what a No2 is…

  • Rowan

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #146


    That report’s been rubbished on SSN – apparently he never demanded more money. Just SunSport being… Well, SunSport.

    Yup, apparently Fulham have made a bid for Bryan.

    There’s hope yet though – Sky claim that ‘other unnamed clubs’ (other than Shalke) have been given permission to talk to Rose regarding a loan.

    Ah, hope…

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 8, 2018 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #147

    We should sign moise kean from juventus.
    When was last time we signed anyone on deadline day under Ashley? Im 99.9 percent certain we wont sign anyone tomorrow. For past 5 years deadline day i was glued to SSN only to be disappointed every time

  • TyneMouth

    Aug 8, 2018 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #148

    Less than 16 hours until this phony war ends. Thank the Lords. 16 billion years of evolution and how far have we evolved?

    We worship the transfer window!

    Charles Darwin would be burning his season ticket…

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 8, 2018 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #149

    Rose and Kenedy down the left. That’d pretty schmick, and would allow the very capable Paul Dummett to cover at lb and cb. C’mom Rafa, get after ‘im son.

  • geordiesteve520

    Aug 8, 2018 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #150

    Hope I’ve not missed the deadline for this, been away.

    finishing position……..9th
    number of points…….. 51
    league cup………………..7th
    f. a. cup…………………….6th
    p. o. s………… Dubravka
    top goal scorer.. Rondon
    number of goals……….. 17

    Call me naively optimistic.
    Cheers for keeping this going…thumbs up.

  • jane

    Aug 8, 2018 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #151

    “We are really desperate for a no10”

    what is meant by a number 10? attacking midfielder? second striker? deep lying striker?

    the need for a number 10 probably depends on the formation. maybe Rafa will play 4-4-1-1 less now there are more/different options up front.

    in my view Perez best position is a number 10/central attacking midfielder and Rafa does like him and probably isn’t going to upgrade him for a better player yet.

    as far as i’m aware Perez has never been injured so maybe if he is less prone to injury the chance of needing cover is less and if he is injured there are other option.

    just a few thoughts!

  • Rowan

    Aug 8, 2018 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #152

    I imagine Rose’s wages are pretty decent… But not astronomical – Spurs don’t do astronomical wages.

  • jane

    Aug 8, 2018 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #153
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 8, 2018 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #154

    Yeah, I think Perez is nailed on for the second striker role behind Rondon, and Muto is there to push him, and might even more realistically find a way into the 11 at the expense of Ritchie. Perez is a big player for us.

  • nufc 11

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #155

    Jib it was a typo hoofing the ball long without jon joe shelvey playing cm, thats what we do check the stats you moron we don’t have a creative midfielder without him. I made the point we are chasing a potential 5th choice cb in santos if lejune comes back can you see the point in that? Not when we have championship rejects playing full back on both sides, no creative midfielder back up or striker for that matter.

  • Crow59

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #156

    Doing the usual of looking at random football news, only just realised that Rémy has joined Lille for next to nothing. Granted he’s probably not as sharp as he once was, but would have bagged a few and brings in the experience that we seem to be lacking.

  • nufc 11

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #157

    Peter Crouch would be a better option than joesel u.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 9, 2018 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #158

    Dear oh dear, first shop I visited in Portugal I encountered a mackem. He wasn’t big and fat and gay though. However he was unfit looking and with his mum. Neither were pretty. 🙂

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #159

    our squad looks horribly weak especially at the full backs area. we only have championship standard players or worse as back ups. Manquillo might not even get into the sunderland team.

    no.10 aside from Perez we basically have no one else.

    What a horrible horrible window after finishing 10th.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 9, 2018 at 3:23 AM

    Comment #160

    I think central defenders are the most important position for Rafa. We already have 4 so a loan makes sense. And if Lascelles gets injured we are in trouble. I like Dummet defensively and even said as much back when we had Pardew and everybody was slating him, but to have Dummet, Clark, and Yedlin in the same team is too many limited defenders and we know nothing about how Schar will adapt. Yedlin inparticular seems to crumble without Lascelles shouting at him. Clark is hopeless on the ball and can only do very simple stuff, same as Dummett.


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