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Newcastle Breakthrough – First Signing Of January Window – Deal Agreed



Kristof Terreur is the Premier League correspondent for @HLN and @vtmnieuws and he has reported that Newcastle are on the verge of signing Jordan Lukaku, who is the brother of Manchester United’s Romelu.

The 5ft 10ins tall 24-year-old left back is on the books of Lazio whom he joined in 2016 from Belgium club Oostende.

And the Guardian are reporting it’s a done deal and that Lukaku has joined the club on loan until the end of the season.

Most other reports are that onlt the deal has been agreed and Lukaku will be signed tomorrow – presumably after a medical at Newcastle.

So that’s a left back in for Rafa Benitez – now we need a number 10 and a striker.

We have an option to buy the player in the summer – so that’s exactly what we need so that Rafa can first take a look at the defender.

There’s also news that his older brother Romelu is delighted his brother will be joining him in England.

Jordan has played for all of the Belgium youth sides and 7 times for the senior team.

Lukaka was signed by Lazio for €4M back in 2016 and he made his senior international debut for Belgium back in 2015 and was part of their squad at UEFA Euro 2016.

He did not make the Belgium squad for last year’s World Cup in Russia.

This is a good start now we need at a minimum of two more players – as long as we get them on loan with an option to buy – that’s fine.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


60 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Finally we sign an attacking left back!

    How many of the other positions does anyone think we will get?

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  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Betty
    I’m not going to feed your perverted curiosity
    You dirty old man

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Jib….. Sussed. I was only trying to get you to talk dirty to me.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #5

    bettys, I’ve answered you on the previous thread to keep the first page of this one free of smut and allegations. Not sure Ed would have appreciated that conversation here.

    3
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #6

    All sorts if things are discussed on here but I think a line needs to be drawn when a request is made to produce a blow by blow description of a four in a bed sex romp. It is a step too far. There are other sites where this sort of activity can be watched – I understand.

    3
  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully shut bladey up for a bit. I know its only youtube but this guy looks seriously rapid and skilful. Could never imagine dummet being able to do what this guy does going forward.

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  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail
    Mr Tuff
    toon 22
    Tsunki
    Jesper
    Catchy
    have all been on this blog for donkeys
    not one snippet of info from any of them !

    Tom a fairly new poster scooped Ed !!!!!

    Ha ha ha ha

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Betty – whilst it may be strictly personal and I would understand you not wishing to talk about it but do you own one of these, or indeed several.

    https://goo.gl/images/KyVzEV

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Lol, I’ve been played like a trout and served with chips.

    😳
    :mrgreen:
    😀

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  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Bettys

    Ffs.man, you I’ve heard nowt about the frolics that probably led to Mbabu’s departure?

    You really ought to get your head out of the ‘Wetherspoon News’ when you’re out for breakfast!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Rob…….. Thanks for the explanation. I was as you’re aware now looking for a bit more in depth detail but cheers anyway.

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Having an attacking left back with pace could make such a difference to how we play under Benitez!

    We look unbalanced a lot of times but having pace and attacking intent on each wing should hopefully mean more space in the middle for the likes of Perez , Shelvey etc also hopefully more chances into the box for Rondon as well!

    Still need more signings though!

    1
  • Ben Afri

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Really happy to be signing a “rampaging” type wing back. Untested in the Premier League of course but at least we have variety in that left back position now if the lad comes good under Raffa.

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Lesh…….. Surely you haven’t got time to be posting on here with convoys etc to organise.

    5
  • Ben Afri

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #16

    I wish we could spend big on just one position now and that’s the number 10 slot. Even if we get no other players in, just one quality playmaker could drastically change the dimension of our squad.

    5
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Mister Tuff…….. No I can’t say I do. I wouldn’t have any idea what they are or where to look for them. You seem pretty clued up though.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Whatever our reservations, we have to give him a big welcome. It’s a shame we don’t get to play Man U again this season, unless we draw them in the FA Cup 5th round.

    I think Lukaku will start vs Watford, may as well throw him in and see how he goes.

    4-0 to us, a brace each for Lukaku and Longstaff

    😉

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Deep joy, a injured left back on loan.

    Call off the protests and get a open top bus lined up.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Lindisfarne (from earlier this morning)

    I fully agree with you….the club is not maximizing their commercial potential.

    I don’t recall the exact numbers, but ballpark – when Ashley took over the club we employed around 1400 staff, today, it’s closer to 300 (of which 90% are playing / coaching staff)

    There simply isnt anyone around to generate any new business – sad, but true…..

    4
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Brilliant signing! I am in shock we’ve managed to pull this one off! Lol great news! Though what worries me is that SSN give no mention of the option to buy.

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Regi Blinker revisited

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Mister Tuff……… Have you been involved in the BDSM scene for a long time?

    2
  • c-dog

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #24

    I won’t be supporting any bargain basement signing until they give me a reason to support them

    6
  • Mindshaft

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #25

    And some other potentially good news for toon – Fulhams Kamara has been arrested on a charge of ABH allegedly against Mitro at some yoga session where Mitro was taking the p!55 out of Kamara and was beaten up for his troubles – if it’s that bad I doubt Mitro will play for a bit and obviously Kamara has been banned form the club

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Don’t see this lad hitting the ground running. Still getting over his big injury. Proper athlete though. Seen him a few times and physically is very good. Perhaps not the best footballers. Reminded me of R lukaku many times in the sense of being flat track bullies. That’s not a bad thing though.

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #27

    19 starts and on the bench 55 times in 2.5years.

    I can’t contain the excitement

    5
  • carltoon

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Happy birthday Tom me bonny lad. Have a great day.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Sorry the Yoga incident was last week , the ABH incident was yesterday – obviously Kamara holds a grudge for quite a while !!

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #30

    So what’s peoples thoughts will he be this season’s Dubravka, Slimani or Kennedy Loan signing?

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #31

    One lad on Twitter remarked that if he’s anything like his brother his second touch’ll be a tackle.

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Mind shaft……. Is Mitro badly hurt then?

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  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #33

    OP

    I have the same feeling. As I said in previous post, I wonder if he is/was on Rafa’s original list.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Betty – never heard of BDSM before – has it anything to do with mountain biking?

    3
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #35

    I know nothing about him but hopefully he is a good signing for us. I always welcome more competition to the team so it’s good to see.

    Hopefully we can get a couple more in too.

    Anyone think we may make a bid for Almiron giving the issue with Atlanta needing to sell and it might also take the heat off Ashley with the MP raising questions.

    1
  • martoon

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #36

    bettyswallocks – don’t tell anybody but you may want to read this 😀
    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/woman-who-claims-raped-footballer-11258705

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  • firebug666

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Mitro is fine, only had a scuffle that was broken up quickly, the fighting was with staff and a security guard, as Kamara was a little upset at his fine and being made to train with the youngsters.

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #38

    No need to cancel your season tickets though boys. We signed lukaku. His brother went to Man Utd for tens of millions, this one must be good 😉

    Number 10 on its way. Just have hope and your bank details to keep season ticket payments ongoing.

    3
  • kc2012

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #39

    The pace we’d have with Yedlin and this lad is pretty exciting. Perfect for our counter attacking style. Add a quality number 10 (Almiron would be perfect but very unlikely) and keep Rondon fit and it could look so much more promising for us.

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #40

    What a joke of a signing but the funniest thing is the reaction of people on here, great signing, my arse!

    He’s hardly played for 2.5 years he’s only made 2 appearances this season and is still recovering from injury!

    He’s unwanted by his club, untested in the prem, unfit and unlikely to make and difference to our squad, top signing eh lads?

    The fact so many see this as positive news shows how far we have fallen!

    Personally I’d rather not sign anyone and give one of the under 23s a go.

    Absolute joke of a signing!

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