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Newcastle In With A Good Chance Of Signing 22-Year-Old Striker This Summer

Newcastle have been linked with a move for 22-year-old Club Brugge’s center-forward Wesley Moraes since January.

Moraes is interested in a move to a bigger club this summer with the Hammers also reported to be interested in the Brazilian striker.

He moved to Club Brugge back in January 2016, and since then he has played 130 times for the Belgian club with 38 goals and 14 assists.

And in the season just ended in the Juniper League, Wesley played in 29 games and scored 10 goals and had 9 assists.

22-year-old Club Brugge’s center-forward Wesley Moraes

There’s a report today that his agent says Newcastle are in the running for him, but before there can be any move to Newcastle, Rafa Benitez would need to sign a new contract to stay at the club.

The player’s agent also says that West Ham United and Newcastle have been in contact with him for the player over the last few weeks.

Rome-based Lazio are also interested in the player.

His agent is Paulo Nehmy who has said there has already been discussions about a move to Newcastle United.

Lazio fansite TheLaziali has spoken to Nehmy who said this about his player:

“Are Lazio interested still? Yes, it is true, Lazio are interested, but between being close and getting the business done it still demands conversations.

“What about Newcastle? Are they in the running? Yes, it’s true too, we already had a conversation.”

“But, Rafa Benitez needs to renew his contract. West Ham have also made contact.”

Wesley Moraes would be an excellent signing for us this summer if we can get him, and we assume Rafa also wants Salomon Rondon of West Brom to make a permanent switch to Newcastle.

The news is that Newcastle are hoping to get the Brazilian striker around £16M, but he could cost more than that.

Comments welcome.

51 comments so far

  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    how long till KO? (first friendly)

  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    “What about Newcastle? Are they in the running? Yes, it’s true too, we already had a conversation.”

    a conversation = in the running

  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    “Newcastle In With Good Chance To Sign Brazilain Striker This Summer”

    22-year-old Club Brugge striker has little chance of a dream move to Newcastle.

  • sing in the corner

    May 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #4

    From previous thread
    Yes, we must all support the manager next season.
    But if it ain’t Rafa, I hope there is the small matter of one hell of a shyte storm coming Ashley’s way first.

  • widowmagandapoke

    May 25, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #5

    If Ashley fails to secure Rafa, there will be no decent signings and Ashley will face unprecedented wrath.

  • sing in the corner

    May 25, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Stick to your guns Rafa.
    This is one of the rare times for those who have had to suffer this miserable Ashley era, where we have the opportunity to take at least some pleasure in the fact that it’s him that’s having to squirm.
    Whatever the eventual outcome, Rafa has his balls in a vice for now.

  • ChicagoToon1

    May 25, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #7

    Anyone see him play before? I just looked him up and he seems decent enough. Big strong with some speed as well. Does anyone know if he puts in a shift like Rondon?

  • Tramp

    May 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Nothing will happen if Rafa doesn’t stay, MA won’t feel or see any more backlash than he already gets week in week out. Perhaps the crowd will add a new verse to the fat cockney b* chant, that’s honestly as bad as it will get, let’s be honest. When MA wants to sell, he will sell. Until then, I suggest we all accept that he’s not going to suddenly offer RB a lovely contract full of transfer budget assurances.

    I was once optimistic. Promise.

    That’s my current mood.

    However, I still have a strange feeling that the club has actually been sold, and Rafa is aware of this. NDAs in place have kept the media guessing and all will be revealed soon.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 25, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #9

    I thought about buying an Atletico shirt in my local shop for £5, but couldn’t bring myself to wear the colours. River would be another matter as it’s not striped, and I could possibly wear a Paraguay one with Almiron on the back. Speaking of kits there are some bold ones out this season. Southampton with the black block on the upper half and Juve with a Blackburn stye half in half look is very different to the usual. How would people feel if we did something like that?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 25, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Bad news about Gateshead. I’m angry they are getting 9 points deducted and possibly demoted two leagues for financial problems, while Man City & PSG get off scot free for breaking rules that everybody in Europe has to follow.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 25, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #11

    shame the owner of Gateshead can’t afford to ‘sponsor’ the governing body for the lower leagues and/ or just offer good old fashioned bribes

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 25, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashley for fcuk sake, I could have flown to the moon and back and you wouldn’t have still signed Rafa.

    The whole footballing world if not previously known now understands what a complete dipshit you are for not getting Rafa signed already.

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 25, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Man City and psg can offer dollars to influential people to sway decisions their way .. Gateshead can’t.

  • Munster Mag

    May 25, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Mike my young fella wanted the juve shirt, than new usa one. Reason for it is that black and white stripes are worn by refs over there in American football or baseball? I think it’s a daft shirt. Maybe the pink stripe is to appeal to the lgbt community of some such bollocks.

  • TyneMouth

    May 25, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #15

    I was invited to a barbecue last night.
    (I couldn’t invent an excuse to avoid attending, I hate burnt meat.)

    However, it rained and we all ran indoors.

    I ended up in the kitchen, as you do, talking about football with a bunch of blokes and one rather pretty young lady.

    Some of the company knew of my allegiance to NUFC, and inevitably the name Mike Ashley came up.

    The pretty girl said she had met MA, she said she worked in Fashion Retail, and had met MA in the course of business.

    She also added that she didn’t have much interest in football, but MA was proving difficult to do business with at present, cancelling meetings, not returning phone calls, etc, etc.

    She opined that *was because he (MA) was totally focused on the sale, or partial sale, of his football club!)*

    She, (pretty girl) didn’t know much more, said it was office gossip.

    *Partial sale* is somewhat interesting, perhaps…

  • geordietom

    May 25, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Dragon …from earlier

    think i’l take a leaf out of your book and just . go watch some TV .when he’s spouting his crap mate …

  • Munster Mag

    May 25, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Mike at least you can see the beauty in a jersey, unlike the pond life from earlier (Jail ans tsunki) who were criticising my choice of river plate because of the red and white. And these two guys are English, hmm, wonder what colours are on the flag of St George? Not the brightest in the class but it takes all sorts eh?

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #18

    They used to play in Pink Munster, the rainbow flag has been adopted by the LBGT community, you just keep wearing your red and white stripes, are you sure it hasn’t got daft bet or feed Africa on the front of it and is stained with cheesy chips?

  • DubaiMicky

    May 25, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Careful TyneMouth, you’ll be called a wum….

  • Munster Mag

    May 25, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Tnmw. Yes I cudnt buy athletico but river plate is a class top.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #21

    What’s St George got to do with anything???

  • Munster Mag

    May 25, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail, what red and white striped shirt am I wearing? Oh…. You’re back to lying again. Well done. Maybe you could now rehash the lie that I wanted Martin ó neill, Nigel pearson and Stuart Pearce ahead of Rafa. Liars lack credibility Jail. But in your little world that doesn’t matter :). Now, let’s try again, what red and white striped shirt are you referring to?

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m not sure Munster, what red and white shirt is likely to be stained in cheesy chips and now Guinness???

  • Ketsbaia9

    May 25, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24


    Lascelles – £45m
    Perez – £35m
    Hayden – £15m
    Joselu – £5m
    Clark – £6m
    Elliot – £2m
    Woodman – £8m


    Kanon – £3m
    Santon – £5m
    Janmaat – £8m
    Willems – £5m
    Knockeart – £15m
    Abeid – £4m
    Yann M’Vila – £3m
    Harry Wilson – £25m
    Mata – Free
    Wesley – £16m
    Rondon – £16.5m
    Martial – £35m
    Sebastien Haller – £23m

    Net spend = £54.5m

  • IrishMagpie

    May 25, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #25

    If he wants to join a big club that’s not NUFC any more and hasn’t been in about 20 years.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 25, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #26

    The game’s afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry ‘God for Nige England, and Saint George!’

  • DaveD1000

    May 25, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Kets you are being way over optimistic with 5m for hoss

  • sing in the corner

    May 25, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Sign Santon and janmaat….?
    Ha ha ha

  • lesh

    May 25, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #29


    The pessimist in me suggests that the pretty young thing you met had fallen for your stunning good looks, wit and charm using NUFC as her way in. We must hope that you resisted her advances, retained your dignity and didn’t become another notch on her belt! 😉

  • Jib

    May 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #30

    What would be interesting – Rafa using his extensive footy contacts to form an investment group to obtain an interest in NUFC

  • TyneMouth

    May 25, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #31

    The very nature of None Disclosure Agreements, NDAs, is obviously when they are in use no one on the outside is aware that a NDA is being imposed.

    If the parties involved in the Rafa Contract negotiations are intertwined with another aspect of NUFC/Sports Direct/Mash Holdings/etc then this could explain the drawn out situation of the legalities.

    An ownership change would certainly fit this scenario.

    At this moment Rafa is still under contract, and we are still a member of the EU!

    Just sayin’…

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 25, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Did kets havea teaming the fantasy football

  • sing in the corner

    May 25, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #33

    Undoubtedly. It’s made for him!

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #34

    You going to have a goo this year?

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #35

    go 😮

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 25, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #36


    I’ll check it out! 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #37


    Did you actually think before you made this comment?

    “Imho the point has been reached where we stop pretending this blog isn’t an outlet for pro MA rubbish

    We’re not stupid”

    Are you now accusing Ed and Neil of being shills?

  • Jib

    May 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Fantasy football is a great creation for the likes of Jail
    Who really doesn’t have the first idea of real footy

  • TyneMouth

    May 25, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Lesh. @ #29

    Ha Ha Ha…

    Chance would be fine thing!

    I turned 76 early this year, old enough to be her Grandad,(at the least!)


  • bettyswallocks

    May 25, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #40

    OLG………. I think if you were to honour your agreement to let us know why Ashley’s last attempt to sell the club failed then this might restore some of your credibility. You did promise to insist from your source a complete detailed breakdown of what went on between Ashley and the prospective buyers and to inform the blog accordingly. Under the circumstances I think this is the least you can do.


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