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Sky Sports Claim Newcastle To Scout Rondon’s International Teammate

Sky Sports has reported that both Newcastle and West Ham are interested in Venezuelan winger Jefferson Savarino.

Savarino plays in the MLS with Real Salt Lake. So maybe Newcastle had a look at him when scouting Miguel Almiron, who joined Newcastle this January from Atlanta United.

The report states that both Newcastle and West Ham will have scouts watching Savarino at Venezuela’s second Copa America match this Tuesday night against Brazil.

Savarino is a right winger who can also play on the left or as an attacking midfielder. He joined Real Salt Lake permanently in January 2018 for an undisclosed fee from Venezuelan club Zulia FC. He had originally joined on loan the year before.

This season Savarino has made 13 appearances with 3 goals and 2 assists. In just over two seasons with the club from Utah, he has made 70 appearances with 16 goals and 18 assists.

Savarino is just 22-years old and has 10 caps for Venezuela. His reported fee would be about £6m.

32 comments so far

  • willowdalerez

    Jun 18, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #1

    “Savarino is just 22-years old and has 10 caps for Venezuela. His reported fee would be about £6m.”

    So the typical trio of cheap and young but with potential that has marked the Ashley era… Was there a rumour of a takeover? Anyone? Anyone?

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jun 18, 2019 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #2

    Do we have an exchange program going with West Ham with our scouting team, seems like every player we are after they are after.

    If Ed or Neil wrote we are after Kevin Keegan as a player today would West Ham suddenly say they were too.

  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2019 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #3

    This lad fits Ashley’s player profile to a tee.

    This’ll be rubbish peddled by Bishop to reinforce Ashley’s point that it’s Rafa’s gotbit wrong.

  • lesh

    Jun 18, 2019 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #4

    * gotbit = got it wrong

  • Mirandinha

    Jun 18, 2019 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t see any truth in this one. Agent talk to raise the lad’s profile would be my guess.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 18, 2019 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #6

    The FA should have finished their fit and proper test now. Today is the 15th or 16th working day since it was submitted. Either somethings holding it up or it’s finished and the two parties are finalising the last details.

  • Mirandinha

    Jun 18, 2019 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Just can’t imagine anyone at the club progressing their transfer list at all at the moment. Charnley? Not likely. Benitez? Doubt it. There’re a couple of things higher in the club’s priorities… Get it sorted!

  • Mirandinha

    Jun 18, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Don’t ever give up on your club. Keep supporting it, it’s your club, trust me one day you will get your club back. It will be everything you wanted it to be. Newcastle Utd is bigger than anyone. It hurts, I know, just keep going.

  • Mirandinha

    Jun 18, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Let’s hope that one day we get our club back will be very soon.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 18, 2019 at 2:49 AM

    Comment #10

    Saw BobbyBee earlier talk about twitter. I am not on twitter either. Part of it is the threads that Ed and The Chronicle put up about NUFC. It all seems like random noise and they have probably edited out some of the stupidest posts. There’s also so much opportunity for abuse. I don’t know how many times I have seen reported that people/celebrities/politicians have taken down their accounts because of hurtful and hateful messages.

    A blog is different. You can at least follow a history of what people said and make up your mind if you want to interact. Some of the twitter threads look like it is mostly schoolkids larking about.

    And then there is the intentional misinformation. I don’t know what pleasure someone would get from posting lies but it happens a lot.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 18, 2019 at 3:13 AM

    Comment #11

    I know it is all doom and gloom and frustration but we probably have a mid-table squad at the moment even if nobody is bought or sold. I know Rafa said it would be a miracle to stay up but certain players have emerged since then. What is our best team from the current squad.

    Schar – came in and did well after Rafa was saying it would take a miracle
    Lejeune – was out until January
    Dummett – excelled at centre back
    Ritchie – a revelation at left wing back
    Hayden – only played after Christmas
    Longstaff – only played after Christmas
    Almiron – arrived in January
    Gayle – was out on loan
    Perez – looked a different player when Almiron came in

    So, the team that Rafa talked about as being lucky to survive was not actually the team he played in the second half of the season. Far from it.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 18, 2019 at 3:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Speaking of intentional misinformation, what is the view stateside of the Gulf of Oman bombings? Was it Iran? Was it Saudis? Was it America? Was it Israel? I try to avoid the news these days as knowing nothing is just as good as knowing a heap of made up bullsh*t, but this seems to be another Gulf of Tonkin Bay incident. After Blair & Bush’s proven lies to justify the Iraq war & Johnson’s proven lies to get the Vietnam war going, I hope the public are smart enough not to fall for it a third time.

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 18, 2019 at 3:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Neil mentioned in the last article that the takeover could just be one big con job. With that in mind, I’m renaming Mike Ashley as Keyser Söze. I was pessimistic to begin with, but with each passing day I’m becoming more and more skeptical. As always, I absolutely hope I’m totally and utterly wrong, I really do. I just won’t allow myself to be caught out yet again by the swines behind the scenes at the club.

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 18, 2019 at 3:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Tony – that’s a mid-table squad with Rafa in charge. Without him, it’s a squeaky bum team. Our gaffer makes all the difference.

  • Chancel My MBembaship

    Jun 18, 2019 at 3:27 AM

    Comment #15

    The next Mike – the view from over here probably depends on which news network you watch, like most things. The right wing channels are probably going to point the finger at the most obvious people, but I’m saying no more because I don’t do religion or politics 🙂

  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 18, 2019 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #16


    The US/Saudi’s can’t compete with cheap Iranian oil, it’s all about oil !!

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 18, 2019 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #17

    Chancel, so are you saying Mike Ashley doesn’t really exist? he’s just a bogeyman in our heads? does this mean Charnley is the great evil menace pulling the strings like the wizard of oz?

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jun 18, 2019 at 5:30 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m not sure even Rafa could have kept us up without Rondon. We need two like him minimum to be truly safe next term, and a couple of wing backs either side and another winger to kick on to another level.

    I’d play Muto before Gayle, but if we had either one up top instead of Rondon I think we’d be right in the relegation mix over the full course of a season.

  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Marek Hamsik was appointed captain of Napoli in 2014
    by Rafa Benitez , he is now captàin of Chinese side Dalian Yifang
    which club according to the Times have offered Rafa the biggest
    managers contract ever – £12m pa

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #22

    In the unlikely situation we become a top 4 team next season, which if any of our players are capable of playing at that level?

    In my opinion Dubravka, Schar, Lejuenes are good enough now & Longstaff, Shelvey, Almiron and Perez are the ones with the ability and/ or potential. I included Perez and Shelvey as you would expect them to improve dramatically in a team getting more of the ball. Of those players only two played a full season last year so if we can keep them fit and Longstaff is the player we hope he is next season could be good. Lascelles, Rondon and even Hayden could potentially be squad players at that level.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #23

    I think Rafa is on £5m now, I’d imagine that would be going up to £6m at the very least, £10m at the very highest.

  • martoon

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #24

    I glanced at Twitter this morning and these were the first 3 tweets I saw (it gives you a good idea of the type of accounts I follow!):-

    Mitch@geordiedentist 13h13 hours ago
    Well it was hinted that there may be some news today…..didn’t expect this bizarre shite mind…..

    Black cloud@Blackcloud1603 10h10 hours ago
    #nufc have not been sold just yet. Pl checks have been complete,deal agreed in principle,however Ashley still awaiting on proof of funds.

    Soccer Sauce@soccer_sauce 19h19 hours ago
    As reported a couple weeks ago, we understand good progress is being made on #NUFC takeover with Bin Zayed Group. PL Directors check is long process however we understand the club will announce an update this week.

  • bill

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Pogba is a cancer at ManU. Believe me, l know.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #26

    Mainly because without Rondon we’d have to play Joselu. If we’d had a competent back up then Rafa could have kept us up. Rondon’s importance was doubled by the fact his back up was so shocking. If any other player had got injured we’d have been OK. We took a huge risk playing the whole season with just one good striker. Look at our form at the start of the season when Rondon wasn’t playing. Next year we need two good strikers for sure.

  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #27

    Black cloud was exposed as a Mackem fraud a while back

  • Tramp

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #28

    I think we need to be careful about not putting to much expectation on the shoulders ok Longstaff. Half a season in the top flight does not make a footballer. He looks very, very promising and he clearly isn’t a bottle job, he handled his introduction to the first team so professionally and always looked so composed.

    However, with every passing game he will be closed down more and more, targeted by the opposition and bullied.

    It is important to note that he has also not had to feature in a team week in week out during a terrible run of results, will we see his head drop? Unlikely. Will we see him make rash decisions or go missing? I can’t see it. But it will be moments like these that we will see.

    The most important thing for Longstaff is that he and we acknowledge he is by no means the finished article, he has got one heck of a journey ahead of him if he does it right and works with the best man to help realise his potential… Rafael Benitez.

  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #29


    it’s well documented that Rafa’s on £6m a season now 😀

  • Jib

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #30

    Ascot starts today
    On the card – Saint James Palace Stakes

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #31

    Did Longstaff need surgery?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 18, 2019 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #32

    If Rondon had of been injured after January for even six weeks we would have gone down, it’s very simple, Joselu had accepted the fact he is not a PL striker and just could not step up despite his goals against Chelsea and Spurs, it was reckless greed that stopped us from bringing in another striker yet we managed to get away with it. The season we finished fifth we managed to wing it with two CB’s, after losing STaylor 12 games in we managed to wing it with two CB’s for the rest of the season just about, when Perch and Santon were drafted in as CB’s the results were disastrous, if Collo or Willo had of been injured for any length of time we wouldn’t have got anywhere near fifth and people blamed Pardew for not getting that CL spot??? In hindsight finishing fifth was the worst thing that could have happened to us that season.


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