Newcastle were interested in Club Brugge once capped Belgium International winger Anthony Limbombe in the summer.
But there is news from France and Belgium today that he has signed a deal to move to Nantes in Ligue 1.
It’s the first time the English window has closed early (on August 9th), so we are seeing some of our transfer targets of last summer moving to other clubs where the transfer window is still open.
Most European countries still close their transfer windows at the end of August.
Newcastle, Southampton, and Huddersfield were the Premier League clubs credited with an interest in the 24-year-old wide man.
He has signed a five-year deal at Nantes for a fee reported to be €7M – which is around £6.3M.
Maybe Newcastle could even have afforded that fee?
Whatever happens this season we are hoping that owner Mike Ashley will support Rafa in what could be Rafa’s last transfer window (at Newcastle) in January.
We are hoping Newcastle will be doing well in the league by then and that we can bring in two or three additional players to help the squad finish high up in the league.
That’s the hope.
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