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Rafa Wants To Sign 21-Year-Old Brazilian For Between £17.5M – £21M



There were reports this past January that Newcastle were in negotiations for Juventus left-back Rogerio Oliveira da Silva, known simply as Rogerio.

There is a report in the newspaper Tuttosport that Newcastle are after the Brazilian again this summer.

Rafa after Juventus left-back Rogerio

The outlet Sportwitness has a screenshot of the actual newspaper report today which we have reproduced below.

The 21-year-old joined Sassuolo for €1.5M from Brazilian club Sport Club Internacional in the 2016 winter window.

Juventus then purchased the player that summer for €2M and loaned him back to Sassuolo for the past two seasons.

Rogerio broke into the first team at Sassuolo in February 2018 and has been a regular starter ever since. He has made 49 appearances for Sassuolo with 42 of those in the starting eleven.

While generally a left-back, he has played as a left-sided midfielder this season as well.

Now that Rogerio’s loan spell is over, he is back at Juventus but well down in the pecking order.

With Alex Sandro and Leonardo Spinazzola in their prime and ahead of him at the left back position, Juventus may be willing to cash in on the youngster.

The report claims the fee would be in the €20- €25M range.

This is an exciting young player who would fit well in Newcastle’s system at left wing-back if these reports are accurate.


227 comments so far

  • giimps

    May 29, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #41

    Maybe the slug cant verify things are moving until the Sheikh is deemed a fit and proper person , if he has a skeleton in his closet the premier league might not allow him to own us……..highly unlikely but i can sort of see the logic, I do think wel hear something before the weekend though .

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  • Bambams

    May 29, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #42

    Micky

    After your comment #38….

    I thought about doing a comment #28

    🙂

    1
  • clinath@ed

    May 29, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #43

    UEFA cup final….what sh!t tv angle. Gonna be difficult to enjoy this one

    1
  • GS

    May 29, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #44

    Baku. A long way from the stands to the pitch.

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  • thereallowickmag

    May 29, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #45

    Micky do you know if Mansour and khaled get along?
    Reason I ask is the Man City win may have been more important than we’ll all ever know if the sale goes through.

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  • ben.g

    May 29, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #46

    Do you not think Ashley will release a statement once it’s gone through…

    Al la ” I said we would sell only to the right buyer. This was the correct group to take Newcastle forward, blah blah blah Thanks. Bye”

    1
  • Binney

    May 29, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #47

    5 years time this could be the toon!

    2
  • GS

    May 29, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #48

    Especially from behind the goals to the pitch.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 29, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #49

    Wonder what the likes of Kennedy will be thinking now ? If only he had put the effort in Rafa would have wanted to sign him now he’s going to miss out on being part of something special!!

    What about Hayden what’s he thinking now?

    4
  • Bladey

    May 29, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #50

    Is the final at sjp atmosphere is pathetic
    ASH OUT RAFA IN

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  • Shoulders knees

    May 29, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #51

    Binney

    I hope we aren’t as boring 😉

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  • carltoon

    May 29, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #52

    Micky do I have to wear a burkha for the match. has anyone got information on renewing their season tickets. It seems strange no word at all about the season tickets. Hoping all this is true. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

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  • Binney

    May 29, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #53

    No way, I think our Sheikh would have paid for all our flights 😉

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    May 29, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #54

    Lee@47
    Hopefully this will make him think again.
    I’ve always been confused as to why he can’t move his family up here… We have some of the best medical, staff in the country alongside great facilities.
    Maybe his partner just doesn’t want to move, full stop?
    I hope he stays because to replace his quality will cost an absolute fortune

    3
  • jazzyp

    May 29, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #55

    Seems weird watching Hazard play his last game for Chelsea before he comes to us next season

    22
  • DubaiMicky

    May 29, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #56

    thereallowickmag, I have no idea whether they “get on”, but there will be respect between them and they will not wash any dirty laundry in public.

    They’re all from the same tribe, so will stick together.

    (btw “tribe” is not a racist term, that’s what they’re called here).

    3
  • Optimistic Oryx

    May 29, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #57

    He’s in a tribe called quest too?

    2
  • GS

    May 29, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #58

    I think they need binoculars to see the pitch if any Arsenal and Chelsea fans made it there.

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  • toonluvva

    May 29, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #59

    If NUFC are being sold is it because HMRC are starting to up the ante on the tax affairs of our club?

    Should the worst come to the worst and we end up in court will it be Mr Ashley or the new owners appearing as the defence.

    Also, I see Mr Ashley has sold off a few assets recently, does anyone think he is about to do a runner.

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  • GS

    May 29, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #60

    They are like 25 metres/yards back.

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 29, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #61

    Dunno Optimistic, Can I kick it?

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  • lesh

    May 29, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #62

    Optimistic thingummyjig

    If the takeover’s almost there, why are Ashley’s camp claiming they’re waiting for a formal offer? Could it be that the buyer’s legals have cocked up somewhere, or maybe Ashley’s lot have lost it or is Ashley’s pi$$ing about waiting for a higher bid?

    Or, has something been lost in translation somewhere down the line?

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  • Bobbybee

    May 29, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #63

    Regardless of what happens, I don’t want us to blatantly buy any trophy. Not that we will get chance – we’ve been pre-warned they’re not Man City rich. Whatever we get, it’ll be nice to earn it.
    Am I paranoid in thinking the PL took a sudden interest in FFP about the time they’d have had notification of this takeover? Oh, they’re gonna love this – the Toon Army on the match again. We’ll see if players really don’t want to come this far from London – if the wages are there.
    Interesting times. I’m not even sure the knacka could mess it up from here – but I wouldn’t put my life on it. If anybody can…
    I can’t wait to see him hone

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  • Optimistic Oryx

    May 29, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #64

    Yes you can

    5
  • JP...from The Rock

    May 29, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #65

    Toonluvva – i would love it if FatAash sold us to Sheik Khaled and then when the fat one thinks he’s washed his hands clean from us HMRC take him theough a long court case and he has to pay a huge fine and suffer the humiliation. That would be a nice Fcuk You to Ashley from NUFC. A nice send off I would think after all he’s put us through.

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  • jazzyp

    May 29, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #66

    Yes ya can

    1
  • lesh

    May 29, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #67

    The name ‘Jib’ ain’t worth a candle now that Bishop’s paid him off.

    He, Jib’s been to Spain? Cobblers, he’s been with Bishop’s boys being taught to be a normal human being.

    The therapy hasn’t worked though and he’s still craving attention posting as Jane and now GS. What name next?

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  • Bobbybee

    May 29, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #68

    *gone

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  • Bobbybee

    May 29, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #69

    The tax issue only involved about five million. It’ll be paid back and a warning issued. In the greater scheme of things, five million is neither here nor there. There’ll be no big scandal.

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  • simon376

    May 29, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #70

    Love your timeline Micky

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    May 29, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #71

    Think we should buy maitland-Nile’s. Can car share with aubameyang and lacazette up the A1 to the toon

    1
  • 9

    May 29, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #72

    Rich owner, billionaire Arab, Billionaire Arab culture = money no object. He isn’t buying us to finish 8th!

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  • Bobbybee

    May 29, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #73

    Tax fraud amongst that level is seen as a badge of honour anyway. Its not what you got nicked for, it’s what you’ve got away in the past.

    1
  • Optimistic Oryx

    May 29, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #74

    7th ?

    1
  • lesh

    May 29, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #75

    Bettysbollocks

    One of your minor heroes, Gove’s claiming that the picture of Lenin he had on wall when he was at university was there because Lenin believed in education.

    Is Gove a closet Leninist, a Marxist lefty socialist planted to scupper Brexit?

    # NUFC

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  • simon376

    May 29, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #76

    Just thinking about all the potential players we are going to sign, if it’s all about money for them great, but how many might say no to next season as not in any European competition? Mind you, that just me being negative and want to sit back and enjoy.

    On another note, those who said not going back until Ashley has gone, get your season ticket applications in quick before they sell out

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 29, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #77

    6th

    1
  • Munster Mag

    May 29, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #78

    Wan Bissaka, what a mint first signing that would be… Suddenly we can compete in the 20 mill bracket. This is incredible.

    1
  • Optimistic Oryx

    May 29, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #79

    With investment in the right areas we’d scare a lot of teams, the defence is already at a decent level.

    A few sprinkles of magic could see us jump several places up the league in a single bound without blowing the budget.

    2
  • 9

    May 29, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #80

    Transfers in will be Rafa’s call, if HRH has sense ( very different thing than money, which he undoubtedly has in massive abundance) in which case character will be a requisite, not just ability. Rafa now has the chance to build his best-ever team over the next. 3-5 years. Wow.

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