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Should Newcastle Go For Vlasic?

At the close of the 2018 summer transfer window, Nikola Vlasic was heavily linked to Newcastle. The player had just been frozen out of the first team at Goodison Park by newly appointed manager Marco Silva. A loan to move Newcastle, whose struggles with closing permanent deals is well documented, seemed a good move for both parties.

Nikola Vlasic– while playing for Everton

However, the summer 2018 transfer window closed without a deal. Whether there was really anything in the link we don’t know. He later moved on loan to Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow where he has done quite well. Vlasic has made 29 total appearances for the club with 8 goals in all competitions

Vlasic is a versatile midfielder who can play centrally in an attacking role or on either side of a front three. His versatility and skill would suit Newcastle very nicely.

It remains to be seen if he has a future at Everton and what his relationship with Silva is like currently. And with CSKA Moscow unlikely to be able to come to a permanent deal for the young Croatian, a move to Newcastle could make sense.

He definitely has ability and would add something to the Newcastle attack. With Rafa Benitez coaching him, he certainly would improve as a player.

The fee would likely be one that Newcastle could manage and at only 21 years old, he fits the profile of buying young players.

14 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    May 8, 2019 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Sign him up!

  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Good job I’ve got steel toecaps
    Otherwise Ed’s bus would have crushed my feet

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 8, 2019 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Jesus! What is it with fuggen Liverpool and the European Cup? Unbelievable!

    In terms of natural attributes there’s surely little between us and them. We arguably have all the tools to have been bigger, but on the football field it’s been chalk and cheese for fifty years.

  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #4

    I wonder if it will be Spurs and LPool fans fighting in Madrid
    on June 1st or the Dutch vs the English ?

  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Crystal Palace and Roy Hodgson to make a big effort to get
    Salamon Rondon this coming window.

  • Ron Knee

    May 8, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Klopp looks at watch, “It’s ten past ten so the children are probably in bed…these boys [Liverpool defenders] are f**king talented giants…fine me.” #LIVBAR #quoteoftheday

  • lesh

    May 8, 2019 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Repost from previous thread

    DubaiMicky… (or would you prefer Shirley?) @183

    I’ve been saying that the window opens in mid May for a couple of weeks but a certain Johnny-Know-All poster has been awaiting us that there’s no need to be concerned as Rafa’s signature’s almost assured – even if negotiations continue beyond June 30! However, there is the small matter of Rafa insisting that he needs to be convinced that the club agrees the need to conduct its transfer business with more urgency

  • lesh

    May 8, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #8


    Crystal Palace are unlikely to sign Rondon as Steve Parish is an Ashley admirer and thus won’t support the signing of a player that’s too old to offer a profit on sale. Can we expect to see Hodgson being undermined? I doubt it somehow.

  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Lesh which prat said
    “Rafa’s signature’s almost assured – even if negotiations continue beyond June 30! ”
    I cannot believe anyone said that !

  • DubaiMicky

    May 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #10

    lesh, doesn’t make sense to me, transfer window opens in 8 days, Rafa wants his targets in early, hasn’t signed a contract yet.

    It’s a perfect storm of all around failure.

    Hopefully Rafa will sign this weekend and we can hit the ground running come next Thursday.

    Yep, I’m living in la la land.

  • Just a fan

    May 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Well done Liverpool.
    That should sicken Everton and two Manchester clubs all in one swoop.
    Lesh sorry I’m not fluent in German like your good self.
    My English grammar isn’t A level classes either.but hey ho I get by.

  • Jib

    May 8, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #12

    just a fan
    Last night was a revealing insight into some
    bloggers mindset – their hatred of another PL
    side is so great they would rather see a Spanish
    side knock an English team out of the CL – unreal.

  • Just a fan

    May 8, 2019 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    I can understand the hatred towards some English teams.
    The way they dive and cheat to win games.
    We do it to to a certain extent but it doesn’t seem to pay off as much as others.
    But I hope Liverpool or spurs win it.
    Apologies to lesh I know your not supposed to use but at the beginning of sentence.

  • Geordie-john

    May 8, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    As long as he doesn’t cost more than a bar of cheap chocolate and his wage demands are minimum Sports direct wages then fine they will consider him unless Fat Lad wants a bar of chocolate.


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