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Benitez In Talks To Sign Sevilla Midfielder – Murphy To Go On Loan?



It seems Rafa will be able to sign one of his top targets this month and we expect Jordan Lukaku, who is the younger brother of Manchester United’s Romelu, to take his medical tomorrow and all being well will sign along the bottom line.

Depending on how he is the 24-year-old left-back could even appear for Newcastle in the FA Cup 4th round tie against Watford at home on Saturday.

Rafa also wants a winger and a striker brought in – at least.

But there is news from Spain (El Mundo Deportivo) that Rafa was after Sevilla holding midfielder Ibrahim Amadou on a loan deal.

That’s probably so Newcastle could allow Isaac Hayden to leave the club this month.

24-year-old holding midfielder Ibrahim Amadou

Fulham were also interested in Amadou who is short of first-team games this season.

But while it’s not yet certain, it seems the player wants to stay at Sevilla and fight for his place in the side, but Rafa has excellent persuasive powers when he needs them.

Amadou only signed for the Spanish club from Lille last summer in a £9M transfer on a four-year deal and is having trouble settling in Spain.

The report also says that Sevilla are likely to keep him at the club for the rest of this season.

The player was born in Douala, Cameroon and moved to France at the young age of 4 and lived in Colombo, where he started to play for the local club AS Cheminots de l’Ouest.

He moved to Nancy in 2008 before moving to Lille in 2015.

There’s also a report from Football Insider that Jacob Murphy may be on his way on loan to West Brom, where Dwight Gayle is on loan for the season.

Murphy has struggled since we signed him from Norwich City 18 months ago for £12M and he could be up for sale this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


172 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #81

    NY Mag, yeah I’ve known a fair few – my Father in Law is a retired design engineer from British Gas ERS in Killingworth and all his mates are also engineers, I work for a software company with loads of software engineers and we been taking long weekends in the West Lakes not far from Sellafield 3 times a year or more for the last 20 years so we’ve got to know the locals very well. It doesn’t always work out like that, but there’s a definite pattern.

    Chi is of the creative, slightly hairbrained type, meaning her no offence at all and definitely not putting down her intelligence.
    😉

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  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #82

    RobLeenio
    @79

    Lol, your old man’s clearly a sticker for accuracy! 🙂

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  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #83

    Now we have Lukaku
    Achraf Lazaar off to Cagliari
    I’m so jealous
    Sardinia is lovely

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  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #84

    Lesh gets everything mixed up
    Rob corrected the spelling not his dad – sheesh

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #85

    lesh, he was but right then he was just gobsmacked.

    Served him right for taking me from a good school in Cramlington and dumping me in an equivalent of Beirut in Leighton Buzzard. Geordie boys always spell their swears correctly.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #86

    So, Lukaku for Lazaar – that’s an upgrade in anyone’s books. Murphy moving on maybe, leaving space for Cal Roberts is potentially a longer-term upgrade although it’s not guaranteed at this point, it depends on how Roberts takes and chances that come his way.

    If Almiron comes in, does anyone need to move to make room? There’s been talk of Perez to Real Betis, I think. If he does go, I think he’ll be a better player than when he arrived and a good signing for lots of teams. It would be a shame as I think he’s just once more coming into form.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #87

    Panda, you’ve been bitching about this signing since earlier. Give the man a chance ffs. We badly need a forward or wide man on the right. If he has to be on loan, so be it.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #88

    Can’t see Benitez taking the punt on Almiron if it means losing Perez. Perez knows his job, and Almiron is unproven. He’ll need to hit the ground running if he signs, and if he can’t, then Perez will be very much needed.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #89

    Rob,

    I believe we had a full 25 man squad registered (24+lazaar)

    So, I suspect it’s a 1in-1out policy

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #90

    NY Mag, I think a few slots were taken by the likes of Jamie Sterry and Sean Longstaff, which as academy players are freebies, unless I’m mistaken. I think you can include any number of these so theoretically can have an infinitely sized squad of academy players.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #91

    Rob,

    I didn’t count Longstaff in the 25, but I did count Sterry as I thought he was over 21

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  • toon22

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #92

    Have we been sold yet ?

    Or have we given up on this years lie ?

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  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #93

    Frog

    Give it a rest man or stop repeating yourself. You’ve made your point.

    Why not tweet on SD’s site? Nay better, why not tweet the Premier League and the FA? Try influencing those who could effect change, get Ashley out?

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #94

    RobLeenio

    As you know, the word engineer is a derivative of Ingenuity – hence creativity, lateral thinking.

    Although not an engineer, I had near 30 years in training management in a then major international Tyneside based company and part of my role was promoting the industry as a great option for school leavers. I appreciate the value of engineers.

    Compared with the late 80s, there’s not much high end manufacturing engineering left to speak of in the UK thanks to the short-sighted, service industry obsessed Thatcher and successive governments which succeeded in decimating it, especially on Tyneside!

    It really boils my blood but, that’s history.

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #95

    Munster Mag

    Can I just ask, before you, Jesper and Catchpole start, that you bear in mind that this guy may not have been at the top of Rafa’s wish list!

    So, if he does turn out to be a pup, vent your spleen at Ashley and his books.

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #96

    Munster

    * So, if he does turn out to be a pup, vent your spleen at Ashley and his GOONS.

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  • ashleysmate

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #97

    Robleenio… I live opposite the high school

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #98

    ashleysmate

    If you’re talking about what was Central High, I also lived on Eskdale Terrace, years ago.

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #99

    ashleysmate

    Or maybe you’re alluding to Church High or Rutherford?

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #100

    ashleysmate

    Or maybe Jib’s old school, the High as a Kite school?

    😉

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  • L Toon

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #101

    Taken from everything is black and white live event

    Another point on Ashley

    The problem with Mike Ashley and football is that he doesn’t know the first thing about it. He trusts Dennis Wise. He trusted Joe Kinnear twice. You think about the people in football who couldn’t work with him; Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer, Chris Hughton was sacked by him. He needs to surround himself with people who know football.

    MARK DOUGLAS

    21:46ED SYERS

    A question on Rio Ferdinand

    One fan asks, how credible were his comments?

    On Rio Ferdinand, all that illustrated was how little Ashley and Bishop know about the Geordie public. Yet another PR own goal. There’s a long list, you could write a book about them. It seems every time Ashley could do right, he does it wrong.

    LEE RYDER

    Part of the problem with Ferdinand, Wise etc. These people have a nation platform and it’s dangerous. Those saying fans are unrealistic, expect too much – that’s not the reality we know. We’re into the twelfth year of Mike Ashley’s ownership and the fans know exactly where the club stands.

    MATTHEW RAISBECK

    21:39ED SYERS

    Will it take a double relegation for Ashley to leave?

    One fan asks if Newcastle will “have to do a Sunderland” for Ashley to leave.

    I think in the short-term there’s more chance of Ashley staying if the club get relegated this year.

    CHRIS WAUGH

    21:38ED SYERS

    Q&A time

    It’s Q&A time. One fan asks whether Ashley is taking money out of the club,

    It’s not that he’s taking money back, but he’s making money in other way. It’s enabled Sports Direct to grow. Newcastle went to New Zealand in pre-season when Sports Direct were opening branches there. He’s had value out of the club.

    MARK DOUGLAS

    21:33ED SYERS

    An unmotivated seller

    You saw down the road at Sunderland, that’s a motivated seller. Someone willing to sell the club for no profit. Mike Ashley is an unmotivated seller; he’ll only sell at his own price. The price is £300m, you can decide whether that’s fair or not. But the problem is, once you buy it, how much do you have to spend on the training ground? On the squad?

    MARK DOUGLAS

    21:26ED SYERS

    Is Kenyon a genuine buyer? Is Ashley a genuine seller?

    He [Kenyon] has the credentials to show he can run a football club. But it’s one thing running a club as an employee, it’s another leading a buying party. Is Mike Ashley a genuine seller? I think he is, but at his own price. No one’s going to turn up and say “here’s £300m, no strings attached”. If they did, I think Ashley would sell. But as it stands no one has been ready to make that offer.

    CHRIS WAUGH

    21:19ED SYERS

    On that Kenyon-Ashley letter

    The intention of the letter wasn’t just to prove Peter Kenyon was real deal. It was an attempt by Mike Ashley to say “I’m not making this up, here he is.” Really powerful businessmen don’t write a letter like that without genuine intention. It showed Kenyon was genuine and that the funds weren’t quite there.

    MARK DOUGLAS

    21:16ED SYERS

    Will this be an opportunity missed?

    He stayed after relegation, he secured promotion, he won the league, he finished in the top ten. But they haven’t kicked on. It’s been an opportunity missed, and I don’t want to look back on this period as an opportunity missed. I don’t want to look back in ten years time and think “what if?”

    SEAN McCORMICK

    21:13ED SYERS

    Rafa will give the ownership a chance

    Even if this proves to be a fifth poor transfer window, he’ll still give Newcastle the chance to meet him in the middle. And it might not just be money – it’s more about power and control. Even if he doesnt have £100m to spend, just let him make the decision. You hire a man with that amount of pedigree and experience and you aren’t trusting him. That’s where he’ll feel let down the most.

    MATTHEW RAISBECK

    LIVEED SYERS

    Watch us live now

    21:07ED SYERS

    Would a few loan signings be enough for Rafa to stay?

    Possibly not. He’d want written assurances of what’ll happen in the summer – that would go some way towards bridging the gap. He wants to make changes to the academy and the scouting department. He was told he’d have the final say on signings, but he doesn’t have the last say on budgets. That’s the problem.

    LEE RYDER

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #102

    Lesh, in response may I refer you to my earlier comments where I asked for this new player to be given a chance. You like many halfwits on here are unable to separate balanced comment from vitriol. Can I also refer you to comments I made earlier saying that our recent acquisitions have been very good, at good prices. Of course people are saying rafa doesn’t have transfer control but I think he does, just a terrible kitty and silly rules about age etc.

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  • Dingo†®

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #103

    @ Lesh

    !!! havent heard of Eskdale Tce for YEARS… i use to go to RGS for a red hot minute (half a term to complete O-Levels)

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #104

    Oh

    I’m supposed to just ignore the PR here

    Nope

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #105

    Munster

    I seem to have missed your earlier posts and if I’ve misread your view, I’ll apologise.

    And, I don’t think referring to.me or any other poster as a half wit does your credibility any favours. That’s Jib’s territory and you must ask yourself whether you want that association..

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #106

    Dingo

    Eskdale (or Exdale as the cabbies used to call it) Terrace used to be nice – ’til I moved in!

    Had the Colly and the Brsndling at the back too. Hic!

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #107

    Toon22

    Seriously, if you really are campaigning against Ashley and his goons, why don’t you do it on SD, Bishop’s, Twitter and Facebook accounts?

    An answer would help show you’re not part of a pi$$ take or experiment.

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #108

    I’m here because those people are here
    I’ve pointed them out

    You seem not to have noticed

    It’s never MAs fault

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #109

    Until he has gone I am here

    It’s that simple

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #110

    You really think a few loan signings and hopefully surviving in the league will end this ?

    We are sick of him,his lies and those who appease him

    Until he is gone we’re a zombie club who’s only aim is to make him money

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #111

    Can’t wait for next years sale lie

    It’s going to be a total car crash

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #112

    It’s never MAs fault

    I’ve said that a lot

    Can you see why now,it’s his go to lie

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #113

    Lesh

    Go look there

    I’m not needed

    It’s here they reside

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #114

    Moanster you need to repent (as others do) and read your scriptures.

    Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Jib)

    Matthew 24:24 “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”(Jib duff info)

    Matthew 24:11 “and many false prophets will appear and lead many astray” ( Jib as the Pied Piper leading bloggers astray with tales of the club being sold).

    Repent ye sinner – your fate shovelling hot coals awaits.

    Amen.

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:22 AM

    Comment #115

    God ain’t helping

    Unless your on about HMRC

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #116

    He always plays the victims
    It’s all he has

    We can see it’s a total lie

    He hasn’t any thing else but bullying

    Sadly it’s all he’s got

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #117

    Undisclosed Payments

    😉

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  • toon22

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #118

    When you think about it
    They usually quote god when they know it’s over

    🙂

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #119

    toon22

    Ashley doesn’t ‘reside here’

    So, who exactly are you targeting? Do you know? If so, please tell – if you can or if your pay water lets you

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2019 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #120

    Toon22

    * pay water = Paymaster

    Come on, please tell who you’re targeting.

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