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Transfer Target Reported To Be Excited To Join Rafa And Newcastle


Rafa Benitez has started calling agents and his transfer targets to ensure they will sign for Newcastle this summer.

Rafa is good at getting on with the job and with all the news whirling around that Sheikh Khaled is “close” to buying Newcastle it seems Rafa is simply getting on with the task at hand.

That’s what a hard worker does – keeps doing the job whatever the rumors may be.

And remember, this is Newcastle, and we always have rumors swirling around, especially during a summer transfer window.

And especially this one with Rafa hopefully going to sign a long term deal to stay on Tyneside before June 30th.

The Chronicle is reporting today that sources close to Club Brugge striker Wesley Moraes are telling them that Newcastle is his preferred option as long as Rafa Benitez continues to manage the club past the end of June.

Apparently, there has been ‘direct contact’ with the forward and his club from Newcastle – and from Rafa – even though he is still in long, drawn out and what must be frustrating talks with current owner Mike Ashley about his new contract.

22-year-old Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes – his first choice is Rafa and Newcastle – in that order

It looks like a £16M bid would bring Moraes to Newcastle, although Rome-based Lazio are still interested in the 22-year-old Brazilian born striker, who stands 6ft 3ins tall.

He eats a lot of hamburgers in Belgium.

It seems Wesley would be perfect for Newcastle, and he appears to be very interested and excited to possibly be joining the famous Tyneside club this summer.

The fabulous history of Newcastle United plus what is termed the quality of life in the North East is reported to be a big attraction for Moraes.

But let’s be honest – his main attraction in moving to Newcastle is to work for Rafa Benitez, and that tells you the stature of the man the owner is hesitating to give a new contract to.

Newcastle will have to start signing players soon, but the likes of Moraes – and others – will need to wait until Rafa finally signs a new deal at Newcastle.

It’s positive the very persuasive Mr. Benitez is calling our transfer targets on the phone right now.

At the moment Rafa is Newcastle and Newcastle is Rafa.

Comments welcome.


318 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    May 28, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Lack of love for Frog22 I’m feeling here. You should be proud of our paranoid pond haunter it’s activist nuisance fans like this that scares Ashley to death. The only reason Ashley would sell something that’s making a profit is if it’s hurting him in other ways such as terrible publicity. Don’t put down the shouters lads, they’re probably the ones driving the fat man out!

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  • geordiemark

    May 28, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #3

    ive said next to nowt the past few days but i do agree with the frog, this has ashley written all over it with his pr bullshit brigade and if its true hes up to his dirty tricks again some how i dont think he would have the balls to step into SJP ever again, he would need the bloody well sas to save his fat ugly arse, he thinks hes seen the toon army at its worst but in reality naa he hasnt but this might just tip the scales

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  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #4

    tsunki …

    do you love the frog ?

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  • Thump

    May 28, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Am I the only one enjoying watching the journos chase their own tails? It’s fscking hilarious to see them trying to figure out a story they were late on.

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  • Nicolas Rage

    May 28, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #6

    I Have it on from a good source…… the club has been sold…… more to follow….. all the negativity is not needed… there will be an announcement imminently….

    :))))))))))

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  • KevinHann

    May 28, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #7

    @Optimistic Panda

    One thing to keep in mind if we get a trip to Wonderland with “You can have whatever player you want” is the game changes significantly, it becomes about convincing the top top players “Newcastle is closer to London than Middlesbrough”. Oh, how I miss those days… In other words, we would be competing with the top of the food chain – you don’t get to sign Messi just because you have the financial power, you have to sell the project to him and he will sit down and think “Newcastle or Barcelona? Or Juventus, or Bayern Munich…”

    It becomes easier when you are an established power, a few top players have already signed, you are in the Champions League already. But the first few years would be tough and success is never guaranteed, especially in a league as competitive as the EPL.

    You know, the one reason I hope for a wealthy owner is not because “let’s buy the league” – I don’t think that’s possible anymore. It’s because it’s a freaking exclusivity club up there and you need to be able to spend 50, 100 million on a single player just to get a chance to truly compete. I want us to compete up there. You don’t get to do that if you can’t match the Chelseas and Manchester Cities who have been spending that and more for years.

    That’s not buying the league. It’s the bare minimum to get a genuine shot at it!

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  • Optimistic Panda

    May 28, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s a good read Lovem or hatem put up.

    A good point made is the talks/deal came out of nowhere and the claims by the Bin Zayed group suggest the deal is further down the line than others have ever claimed before.

    Then he talks about another group being annoyed as they thought they had “Exclusitivity”
    The other group being somewhere in the middle east I take from where hes based.

    The press also admit they have no idea.

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  • geordiemark

    May 28, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Optimistic Panda

    until its signed sealed and rubber stamped i will not believe a thing, been down this road many times with ashley and co

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  • Optimistic Panda

    May 28, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Kevin

    What are you talking about?

    Go back to sleep

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  • RobLeenio

    May 28, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #11

    dig from previous, cheers mate though I think you missed the bus significantly – maybe worth a repost?

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  • KevinHann

    May 28, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #12

    What did I say 🙁

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  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #13

    ffs sick and tired of all those ( in the know journo’s ) saying this and say that . they are just spouting crap because they dont have a clue whats going on . why dont we just sit back and let this run its course …

    and as for Ashley to set all this up as a hoax i dont think so . and for him to get Sky on board as well and all the shite thats being spouted in the press NA DONT THINK SO…

    from yesterdays high to today its gonna be like that untill the the Fat one goes …

    so does everyone disbelieve the take over news now ?

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  • Sliema

    May 28, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki

    Nothing will force him out except his own best interests. To think we have any influence at all on the bloke is wishful imho. He really couldn’t give a toss what we think. 12 years evidence.

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  • RobLeenio

    May 28, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Here’s a thought.

    We join the Premier League elite just in time for the new European Super League to be set up, meaning we no longer have the traditional English League structure and every away game could be spread across the expanse of Europe.

    Istanbul on a midweek night.

    Good for the club or bad?

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  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #16

    kevin…

    which newspaper do you work for …

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  • Optimistic Panda

    May 28, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Kevin

    Go read my post about signings earlier this morning.

    I asked who Rafa would have if he was told he could have anyone, I’m sure he’d understand the restrictions of “anyone” with no European football on offer.

    M’bappe Bale and Ramos all fancied by the bookies at 25/1 each. Not this time.

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  • KevinHann

    May 28, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Whoa wait what, suddenly I feel totally out of tune – where is this coming from?

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    May 28, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #19

    https://www.ft.com/content/fe065060-814c-11e9-9935-ad75bb96c849

    Another interesting read

    Title if article

    Uncertainty clouds UAE businessman’s bid for Newcastle Utd

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    May 28, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #20

    *of

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  • Harley

    May 28, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Robleno

    I hate the thought of a super league. It’s been mooted for years now and still doesn’t seem close to happening. I hope it doesn’t happen.

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  • Markaccus

    May 28, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #22

    A mate of mine has sent an image of some business dealings or something (it’s all Greek to me when it comes to finance businessy bollocks), as far as I can tell there’s a bit at the bottom marked recent transactions, and it mentions the acquisition of NUFC. No idea how accurate or what it actually means, but if I decipher it correctly it seems it’s just about done, and the Journos are guessing. Don’t hold me to that, though.

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  • geordietom

    May 28, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #23

    if we are blaming Ashley .we might as well blame The Frog … he put all the negative news in the news papers sky ect ect… to suit his own agenda . do i believe that not in a million years …

    me i’m gonna sit back see what happens hopefully its good news …

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 28, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Lovem or Hatem,
    Please don’t do a Nostradamus Geordie on me and freak out but I have to disagree that was an interesting read, I found it repetitive and nothing new, I’d like to add that I get on with you in general and hope not to be in your thoughts next time you take a dump 😮

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  • hibbit

    May 28, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Markaccus

    can you explain that last post please ??????????????

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  • KevinHann

    May 28, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Hmm with no restrictions I guess we should have several categories of players to consider:
    – Established Premier League players who for some reason are underperforming or not playing regularly, including stars from the top 6 – Rafa has a thing for helping top players find their way back to form and experience in the league is a valuable factor to consider as the player won’t need time to adapt;
    – Young hungry top talent from abroad – we could be in with a realistic shot for the next generation of top players who aren’t at Barcelona or PSG yet, like say some of the Ajax kids from this season – it will be a matter of selling the club to them and they do have a year or two to spare instead of looking for immediate trophies;
    – Established star players from mid/top range clubs in other leagues – no reason we can’t deal with Lyon, Valencia, Leipzig, Benfica;
    – Surplus squad players from the big clubs – without a limit on age we can look to add experience from the likes of Barcelona, Juventus etc, players who have been in the Champions League and know their way there.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    May 28, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ll tell you all the latest news on the takeover . . . . .

    Absolutely nothing!!!

    Until we hear confirmation the takeover is officially completed, the news on the takeover always has been . . . . Absolutely nothing!!!

    This story is like me saying I have agreed a price in principle to buy the latest ferrari, and then nobody hears from me again!!!!!

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  • Tsunki

    May 28, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #28

    No allegiance to the frog no. But I’m all for vociferous anti-ashleyism ha ha even if some wrongly say he isn’t affected by it, bad publicity is a powerful tool, the groundswell of dislike mounting over 12 years is probably as much as his legendary resolve can bear. I know one thing, getting people to shut up and stop complaining never worked. 😉

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  • Markaccus

    May 28, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Hibbit

    I am trying to find out where he got the image, and I’ll see if I can post a link to it.
    It looks like some info on his company/holdings and business interests, and at the bottom of the page it has “Recent Private Companies Transactions” under which it says “Type/Date” then “target” and under those it has “merger/acquisition may 27 2019” and “Newcastle United” respectively

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  • GS

    May 28, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #30

    If this takeover happens we can have our pick of our ex-managers as they are all on the dole apart from Shearer whos is also not in Management:

    Shearer
    Pardew
    Carver
    Keegan
    McLaren
    Kinnear
    Allardyce
    Hughton

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  • Lovem or Hatem

    May 28, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #31

    @ jail

    Yes

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  • DaveD1000

    May 28, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #33

    Are we there yet?

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  • toon22

    May 28, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Same sale lie for the same reason as usual

    Who do you think he will pretend to sell us too next time ?

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  • oldarse

    May 28, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #35

    Markaccus
    Bloomberg mate business company huge

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  • Thump

    May 28, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #37

    @Markaccus: it’s already been mooted, mate. That bit is updated by public domain stories. There’s a tweet explaining it somewhere, but consider it similar to Wikipedia.

    I think the updater was called SP Global or something?

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  • Markaccus

    May 28, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #38

    I still think it’s potentially crap. He is having to push the lie a little further each time. Personally, despite that company overview thing, I will remain 95 percent sceptical until it happens (if it ever does)

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  • DrNookie

    May 28, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #39

    According to Bloomberg bin zayed group LLC acquired Newcastle United limited on the 27th

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  • DrNookie

    May 28, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #40

    I’ve seen on Bloomberg but I still think Ashley will f##k us over again

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