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Newcastle Fail To Sign Liverpool Player In Permanent deal

The Chronicle are reporting that Newcastle have failed in very a late bid for Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan.

The left-footed 32-year-old can play center-back or left-back so he would have been a good acquisition for Newcastle with his vast experience and versatility.

The 124 capped Estonian International would have been a permanent acquisition but Newcastle were unable to agree a fee with the Reds.

As for center-back, the news is that we now close to signing Frederico Fernandez from Swansea on a deal worth around £6M – but we are short of a left-back.

The 29-year-old Argentine International central defender is on his way to Newcastle for a medical and that deal should be announced today.

But Rafa is reported by the Chronicle to be seething at the lack of players who will arrive today.

The Newcastle have left it too late again – when will they ever learn?

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Charnley and co have not left it late in the transfer window.
    They have deliberately delayed doing business in good time when they had the time to do so.
    That’s corporate negligence isn’t it ?

  • toon kk

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #2

    from previous, yes but MA likes a gamble, he has lost twice but most seasons have gone his way.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Is Charnley incompetent ?

    How long will it take to get an employee into the UK with a UK Work Permit?

    Currently it is taking about two to three months for a work permit to be approved.
    Most people need to apply for entry clearance to the UK prior to travelling to the UK.
    There is also a requirement that the spouse and dependents of the work permit holder apply for entry clearance.
    Because of Security clearance procedures, applications can take longer for Russian nationals, and can take a lot longer for nationals of North Korea, Libya, Iraq, and China (PRC).

    In general, entry clearance applications to the UK may take another one or two weeks after the Work Permit is issued.

  • Geordie-john

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s all bollocks AGAIN. Why do we all even bother to read and wait hoping that something special will happen. It won’t ! It never does !
    It’s like rushing to the shops at 5.25 when they shut at 5.30 and it takes 10 minutes to get there by donkey

  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Last ditch attempt to get
    Jorge from Monaco
    a Brazilian left back on loan
    He has one cap for Brazil
    so presumably work permit OK

  • crawfordm

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #6

    lichinvar – Charnley is as much of this piss take as is Ashley. The man is incompetent and way oyt of his depth. He sits there like a smirking dick. He is Ashleys puppet and why oh why does Rafa deal with him ? Charnley will get his come uppance all too soon !!!!!

  • Jib

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #7

    You are missing the point by miles
    Everything can be fast-tracked
    But the club was informed Marlon
    wouldn’t qualify he only has caps
    at U20 level


    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Perez to west ham for 4m is a canny deal,obvs we either didn’t try for him or he didn’t fancy a move the poison atmosphere ashley has created up here.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Wasn’t charnley supposedly shaking his head in disgust at the last friendly match when fans chanted for Ashley to get out the club. He’s part of the problem. Obviously from his side, he’s probably in the best job he will ever get so will do what he can for his own personal interests. Can’t really blame him for that but doesn’t mean fans shouldn’t target him either.

  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #10

    32 year old no thanks have another look in the bottom of the barrel not that you will fined owt it over ffs

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Let’s just say a prayer that shelvey or dummett don’t get serious injuries.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #12

    So he couldn’t be fast tracked because the club ( Charnley and co ) didn’t do their homework on his eligibility ?
    Different point maybe, same outcome

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Why do we need a left back? A left back don’t put fuel in a helicopter? A left back don’t loan House of Fraser money? A left back don’t buy shares in Debenhams? £26m profit in the bank does 😉

  • lochinvar

    Aug 9, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Just think that the likes of Perez are entrenched into their Lundun way of life with free VIP entry to the nightclubs etc and realistically family and friends round about them. He might even get more money out of West Ham, doesn’t have to sell his house and probably gets a percentage of the transfer fee if that’s how it still works. Easy decision for him.

    Whereas Fernadez can’t wait to get out of Swansea and link up with Rafa and enjoy the fresh air up here ( and yes I know about the Mumbles). Good decision by him.

  • Rowan

    Aug 9, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Two hours to go and Fernandez still need to arrive and do his medical – and the clubs still need to agree on the fee.

    Come on guys, don’t balls this up. He’s a decent signing imo.

    If the Klavan rumours are even true – thank God it failed! No thanks.

  • Phil K

    Aug 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Charnley and the other arsehole responsible for not allowing his masters money to be used are at the centre of the incompetence

  • Phil K

    Aug 9, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #17

    The Klavan non starter…..pleased he’s not coming – and bloody Liverpool trying to massively overcharge for failed players they won’t be playing – due to overspending themselves


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