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Young Venezuelan Striker To Remain In Argentina As Rondon Is Linked With Rafa In China



We have been linked with Jan Hurtado throughout this summer. The young Venezuelan was said to the perfect protege for Salomon Rondon to work with under Rafa Benitez. What a difference a month makes as those dreams are dead and buried.

There is news in the Daily Mail that Rafa Benitez is trying to lure Rondon with him to Chinese club Dalian Yifang. There are no quotes or hints of approaches being made in the article. It just states that Rafa is trying to get Rondon to Dalian Yifang. We’re not sure about this one but we’re sure Rondon would get a healthy pay rise if he were to make the move.

Jan Hurtado has had quite the summer of intrigue. There were first the reports that Rafa Benitez wanted him signed up in May. Then came the links to Serie A with Gimnasia’s President having travelled to Italy to try and sell the player.

There was a bid by Sampdoria that did not meet the €9m asking price of Gimnasia and was turned down. Sampdoria never followed up with a second bid as Gimnasia held firm on their valuation of the young striker.

The next act in the Jan Hurtado saga dealt with him not reporting to training and pushing for a move to Boca Juniors. This would mean that he would stay in Argentina but also brought out the new information that Gimnasia only held 50% of the player’s rights with a company holding the other half.

Today there is a report in Football Italia that claims Boca Juniors have had a bid of €5.5m accepted by Gimnasia and that he is on his way for a medical.

This is another striker that Newcastle will have missed out on. Though admittedly this one would have been one for the future as he is only 19 years of age.


134 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Jul 6, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #121

    Apologies for the winky emoticon. It’s a pet hate of mine, and I already regret using it.

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  • Toon222

    Jul 6, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #122

    Be good if the arsenal fans joined the newcastle fans and unite in 1 protest against greedy owners

    BOYCOTT ARSENAL

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #123

    Ancient c

    Apologies mate to you and the blog Its just a mating ritual I have to go through every now and again with the blog pest

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 6, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #124

    Well the transfer rumours are starting, and after season ticket deadline. Anyone know much about Jean-Philippe Mateta.
    https://twitter.com/SunNewcastle/status/1147146684159471616

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #125

    Chancel

    Yeah he wont be signing for us mate

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  • Toon222

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #126

    JazzyP

    Il second that

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  • AncientC

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #127

    Jazzyp, I have no problem with you or anybody else putting Jib in his place. It’s usually well called for. Fire at will.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #128

    Why so Jazzy?

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #129

    Chancel

    I can see us firing a blank mate in this window unless a takeover happens.
    Ashley is trying and succeeding in ripping the club apart.If Longstaff goes next week then that will prove once and for all as a club we are going nowhere

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #130

    12 years and he’s still treating us like shite boycott empty stadium think of the future not yourself

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  • Champagne Charlie

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #131

    I know Wilder has been at war with the Sheff Utd owners but I didn’t see him as our future manager.
    Although he’d be cheap and probably toe the line.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #132

    Jazzy, My take on the rumour is that it is our new owners buying. Obviously if the initial offer is between 17 and 22M then Ashley has got nothing to do with it. I agree, if he’s a good player and priced high, then we will not get him if Ashley’s still owner, as we already have 4 strikers on the books.

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  • Scholesy

    Jul 6, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #133

    Jazzyp

    I’ll back you up mate having grown up in The Mansfield area.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #134

    Scholesy

    Appreciate that buddy

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