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Left-Back Loan Player Having Serie A Medical


According to reports in Italy, Antonio Barreca has arrived in Genoa for a medical ahead of a loan move with an option to buy.

Barreca has had a very rough patch in his career since he joined AS Monaco from Torino for €11m last summer.

He managed only 9 appearances for the struggling Ligue 1 club before losing his place in early November.

Newcastle threw him a lifeline in the January transfer window on a loan with an option to buy. That move turned out to be an even bigger disappointment for Antonio as he was only on the pitch for a grand total of 4 minutes.

With Paul Dummett returning from injury and Matt Ritchie moving to the left wing-back position, there was no room for Barreca in the squad.

He will now return to Serie A for Genoa CFC who also lined up in a back three with wing-backs last season.

We wish him well as he is a player with some ability who needs to get a chance at first-team football.


44 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Crisis point

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    As the start of next season edges closer, more and more people will clock on that we are not being taken over, and we wont be told a thing, we will have to come to come to that realisation ourselves, then it will be left to the media to come up with imaginary stories off how it broke down ect. Fat Mike doesnt care he will expect a full stadium against Arsenal and for all the fans to just accept it, will be business as always and just like deja Vu. And he is right because all the fans will still go to every match, maybe our attendance will drop something so marginal its not even noticeable. Fat boy wins again.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Awful rafa signing, next please.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes, and got us relegated too. Er, hang on…

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Contrary to what rotunda thinks, I reckon martinez is hugely overrated and can’t get teams to defend. Everton hated him and he landed beautifully when he got the Belgium job. That said I’ll welcome him, as all fans should do, and stop making comparisons with a departed manager.

    2
  • c-dog

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Connector train from Leeds carrying Neil warnock 20 mins away.

    As robleenio and dubai mickey have pointed out, a plane carrying Vincent Tan has arrived some hours ago. Route was Malaysia to abu dabhi to Newcastle

    Deal for warnock to become our next manager imminent as prep continues for us to bounce straight back from the championship in 2021

    6
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Munster

    Do you really think Rafa wanted him. It sounded like he was a like a 5th/6th choice, a bit like Muto (”I think he’s a striker!”)

    So now they are saying the new manager can have 100 M but wouldn’t sanction that for a world class manager in Rafa. Did they learn nothing from McLaren. This really seems personal. Click bait for STs I guess.

    2
  • Return of the Geordi

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Foggy/Rob if you look back through the flight history it looks like it’s based at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport. Wasn’t there some talk about far eastern investors being involved with BZG???

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  • oldarse

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #9

    c-dog could it not be that the plane stayed overnight on it’s last job before heading to Abu dabhi for next pick up mate

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Ron, wha?

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  • CJ

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #11

    The plane which landed in Newcastle this morning has been flying in Malaysia & China since April. The only time it touched the middle East was the 2 hour stop on way to Newcastle. Highly unlikely it’s linked to BZG.
    If it is linked to take over then it can only be one of the “other interested parties”. Never heard rumours about Malaysian interest so for me this is a total red herring.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Read @7, Munster.

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  • count

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Can you all please stop with this aeroplane crap and start focusing on people like Charlie?

    Explain that just boycotting televised games has to be the primary way forward.

    It can have a positive economic impact on Newcastle businesses.

    People can still support our players on non televised games, thus keeping them on our side.

    8
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #14

    McDonalds, Burger King and KFC have all issues apologies after 1000s of customers were unable to have straws for drinks.

    The massive shortage appears to have started in the Newcastle area but spread to other parts quite quickly.

    1
  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #15

    What is going on is our club finished just like the one down the road a lot of the fans need to take some if the blame for filling ashleys pocket every week where at home it can only go one way we all stand together or dont bother as ashley has started striping the club with the first player off to Leicester for 30 million this tell me and it should tell you lot there know takeover as players would jot be sold or bought so deffo no takeover happening lads ashley might get away with one season in the championship but 2 or 3 and he would be gone its time to empty this stadium next season or you deserve what yous are going to get.

    1
  • c-dog

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #16

    OA

    Don’t shoot the messenger

    5
  • Genjikai

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Exactly count. That is exactly the point.
    Try get the bars and clubs on side.
    Try set up fan zone.
    The doubters only say it wont work cause they know it will.
    Keep the faith we will get our club back.

    15
  • lochinvar

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Planes Trains and Automobiles
    What have we become
    Trainspotters ?

    Is that a Class 42 826 Jupiter Brian ?
    Put it in the log book.
    What sandwiches did your Mam put up for you this morning ?
    Corned beef.
    Don’t mind if I do.

    * apologies to Brian’s – but it seems appropriate

    5
  • Ashley be gone. O.O

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope people are as tenacious in their attempts to oust Ashley as they are at holding onto any shred of hope the sale is on.

    Ashley out

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #20

    I accept blame as a fan for allowing mike ashley to abuse newcastle for the last 12 years.
    Ill hold my hand up and say sorry to you all.
    I was 14 when he rocked up to toon. To young and naive and why wouldnt i be.
    Ive certainly learnt my lesson over that 12 years.
    Im ready to fight for my toon.

    20
  • lochinvar

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Too good for Countdown or Datcher this guy

    Newcastle United will have a transfer budget of just under £100 million this summer, according to Chronicle
    journalist Lee Ryder.

    The Magpies are reportedly on the verge of selling Ayoze Perez to Leicester City for £30 million, as reported by the BBC, and that money should add to a sizeable war chest.
    Writing for the Chronicle, Ryder said: “Given the club have made no secret of the fact that Benitez would have had £50million to spend – plus potentially £11million left over from January sales – the Perez money would give Newcastle a competitive transfer fund of just under £100million.”

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Genjikai
    The boy has become a man
    Need more like you when the revolution starts

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  • Foggy Hall to Timbuktu

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #23
  • firebug666

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s simple really if we don’t fight for the Toon now, there will be nothing left to fight for later, by the time AshLIE is finished all that will remain will be the bricks and mortar.

    3
  • Ashley be gone. O.O

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Tom and I are ready for a fight

    😉

    7
  • Genjikai

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Lochinvar.
    The revolution has already started people just havnt noticed yet.

    6
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Peter Redding-Capital Radio UAE
    ? @dubai_geordie

    We all have days off, I stated 24 hours ago there would be a statement, and I said in a couple of days. What I do know is the BZG are amazed at the amount of support, we await the statement.

    Does he mean “off days”? What’s he talking about?

    2
  • Genjikai

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Just let it gradually build from the front to the back.
    All you can see is a sea of people.
    All white and black.

    4
  • Ashley be gone. O.O

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #29

    I’ve got 5mins spare on my lunch, I’m going for a stroll round SJP

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Where did that nedders poster come from – kba ?

    4
  • Return of the Geordi

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #31

    I still believe the the sale is progressing for the Following reasons:

    1. Ashley wants to sell to raise cash for his other businesses (Sale of Shirebrook)
    2. BZG are a real company and have come out and said they are progressing the sale which was confirmed by the club and by Rafa in his statement to the Times. Although there may be more than one group.
    3. The activity at Companies House, just the timing seems coincidental
    4.Setting up of Monochrome Acquisitions
    5. Wall of silence around the deal.

    So I believe the deal was/is real and if it had collapsed we would have heard from the club that BZG were time wasters but also from BZG that Ashley kept moving the goalposts

    4
  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 3, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #32

    PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM SEASON TICKETS THERE PLAYING THE GAME AGAIN THEY SAY WE CAN HAVE ALL THE MONEY MADE RITE TILL WE SIGN UP THEN BANG NOWT YOU’VE DONE THIS ONCE TO MUCH PARASITE ASHLEY YOUR FINISHED WITHE YOUR SIDEKICK PENFOLD.

    5
  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #33

    On Martinez, he has probably expressed an interest. Newcastle have probably contacted him to find out how interested he is. Once they’ve found how much he will cost in terms of a settlement fee, his application will be filed in the bin.

    3
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m with you Return of the Geordi!

    The force is still strong

    3
  • Return of the Geordi

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #35

    We need someone to unite behind NUST and the Magpie Group aren’t giving and credible direction, at the moment we are fans disUnited

    1
  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #36

    ROTG the goal posts are continually moving that’s why it hasn’t happened and ultimately why it won’t happen.
    It’s like trying to grab fog doing a business deal with Ashley.

    1
  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #37

    BREAKING NEWS!

    In a few days……! 😉

    2
  • Return of the Geordi

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Yes Cap keep believing. Glad you have that vibranium shield to absorb all the force of that negitive energy

    1
  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Runaway77

    Players can be sold during a takeover, any transfers money or otherwise goes I to the outgoing expenditures.

    As I said yesterday and the day before that, if we had bought a player in that’s when we should worry.

    1
  • Genjikai

    Jul 3, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Lochinvar.
    You are all like me thats the thing.
    Its in all your geordie hearts.
    You all know what ashley is doing is wrong.
    Do something about it.

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