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Benfica In Bid For Newcastle Target According To Italian Journalist


A few days ago Newcastle were linked with want-away Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin. The player was being looked at a cheaper alternative to Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha who was valued by his club at around €40-50m.

Mattia Perin is in high demand as he is a quality goalkeeper and looking to leave Juventus for first-team football.

Nicolo Schira, who is an Italian journalist for La Gazzetta dello Sport, has tweeted that Benfica have made a bid for Perin.

The tweet roughly translates to:

Benfica in for Mattia Perin : offered 10 million euros to Juventus and a four-year contract of 2.5 million per season for the goalkeeper, who will think about it even if he would rather stay in Italy.

There has been no more information on the bid but we would imagine that it would be rejected for that amount. Juventus is likely to want to recoup at least the €12m they paid Genoa for him last summer.

The more discouraging news is that it looks like the player wants to remain in Italy. There is very little likelihood that he would want to leave Italy to come to the sideshow Newcastle have become.

There are also unconfirmed reports this morning that Martin Dubrakva is now unsettled at the club. He is reportedly a target of Porto, among others, who reportedly have the bid in for Perin.


146 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #1

    I really thought that the bus had halted until the late thread,sorry Neil but it’s very annoying!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #2

    With regard to the previous thread, is this the first of our Marque signings?

    1
  • toon kk

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Toon22
    Yes people have let the fat man get on with it, but they’ve paid for season tickets and filled SJP. That’s the one and only thing that will allow the regime to continue. If you were an outsider, Where’s the problem?

    3
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Lilo,
    I’m being deadly serious and I’m going to mention it at the next meeting if I’m there. If it is at all feasible and fifty people were prepared to give three weeks of their lives to do it the angle would have to be campaigning against the conditions at Shirebrook and SD in general, that would hurt his business big style, the fact that we would be wearing Newcastle shirts would bring attention to our plight as well. My idea is not to gain sympathy for Newcastle United as the lovely Bills and his new pal Munster point out, we are still in the PL and a lot of people with just a passing interest in football aren’t aware of our plight, only real football fans seem to be. No, the reason would be to hurt his baby SD, embarrass his company on a national stage, if 50+ people were to enact the Jarrow march campaigning against poverty via SD it would definitely make national news every day the march went on and SD share prices would tumble imo. We would win hearts and minds if we turned it in to a massive charity event for the people living on the poverty line and foodbank users. Bingo, we march under the Newcastle United foodbank with a massive agenda against SD and Mike Ashley for charity.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Press don’t like us either … not like their darling West Ham’s and the like … so they just paint us fans as overly demanding and not knowing our place, or like sky, pretending we don’t exist.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Thought I’d repost the latest MA/4iiiis episode for people just joining in today.

    Emperor MA

    Greeting Senator 4iiiis, how goes the running of my Aureus producing club.

    Senator 4iiiis

    Your Imperial majesty, the Aureus production goes well but I’m afraid your Gladiators are not happy at the loss of their venerable trainer and there’s dissent amongst the Plebians, even talk of revolution.

    Emperor MA

    Revolution, nonsense the people love me, they understand that it’s more important for them to provide the wealth I use to conquer bankrupt run down countries and are happy with the mediocrity of the Gladiators so long as one of them wins occasionally. Besides I have obtained the services of another trainer, one of their own even.

    Senator 4iiiis

    Quite so your Majesty, let us prove your point by taking a walk amongst your adoring followers.

    Emperor MA

    Of course follow me, I must meet them so they can see me and fawn upon my magnificence.

    Senator 4iiiis

    There your Majesty see how they crowd around you and oh dear one of them in his excitement just accidentally stabbed you with a dagger, oh and another and another, in fact they all are doing it.

    Emperor MA

    Infamy, infamy they all have it in for me, what even you 4iiiis,

    Senator 4iiiis

    Sorry your majesty but they know where I live!

    Emperor MA

    Bastids.

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  • bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Having paid for a season ticket does not mean you cannot boycott games. A lame excuse to be honest. As someone recently said to me “you can get f£cked in every hole and it only stops when you say no”

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  • norfolknhope

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Se the problem I have, with any manager coming in under Ashley, they should take time out and read the blogs etc.. What the fans want, fear and resent, and no one of sound mind would take this job unless had a bigger ego than Ashley’s gut. They know, the fans will not want them there, so already on the back foot, the press will k ow the fans don’t want them, and worse off all Ashley won’t respect them, may as well turn up in a gimp suit with a cactus up their ar*e, that inflates everytime prnfold or Ashley speak lies in the press. They are simply turning up for cash as they know they can’t and won’t be allowed to compete for trophies. They get to be the manager that takes us down or struggles to keep us a float. The worst thing I would not be shocked, as that’s the guy he is. Ashley offering the manager well over 100 mil to spend just to prove a point to raffa. And it’ll be spent on absolute garbage. 2 class players that will only show once they move on and have the correct system and players around them after. And come Jan Neil redfern will be our manager as he is well use to being a caretaker, 3 times at Leeds, and in all honesty well liked. He again must be mad, after working with cellino he is then happy to work for Ashley. We are in an oroberous circle of rubbish and I can’t bear to follow it anymore.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #9

    FA Charity Shield Winner 1
    FA Cup Runner-up 7
    FA Cup Winner 6
    Football League Cup Runner-up 1
    Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winner 1
    League Championship Champion 2
    League Division 1 Champion 1
    League Division One Champion 4
    League Division Two Champion 1
    League Division Two Runner-up 2
    Premier League Runner-up 2
    Texaco Cup Winner 2

    We are a great club EGB history doesn’t start when you and bills started going to the match.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #10

    For info League division one is equivellant of prem.

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  • bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Good one Essex Bill, I especially liked the accidental stabbing bit. That sounded fun.

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  • toonbrother

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #12

    While the idea of Bruce taking over sickens me
    I cannot blame Ashley for treating the fans with such contempt
    Nufc fans have not exercised wisdom dealing with Ashley
    We have been disrespectful, abusive and downright unreasonable towards him
    Like him or not this is the man who controls the destiny of our club
    Was Not wise to make an enemy of him
    It’s like insulting a waiter or the chef of a restaurant and expecting him to not spit in your food.
    We are reaping what we have sowed

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Very clever to leave the dates off
    Football League First Division:
    Winners (4) – 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27
    Second Division / Championship:
    Winners (4) – 1964–65, 1992–93, 2009–10, 2016–17
    FA Cup:
    Winners (6) – 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955
    FA Charity Shield:
    Winners (1) – 1909

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah history is what makes a club great job and the fans.
    I could’ve put the dates off the fa cup runners up and prem runners up, champions league qualifications and uefa cup runs …. all in the preceding 12 years to the tapeworm.

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #15

    My dad has been dead for 23 years
    He was born the year we won our last Division one championship

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Like I said aswell history doesn’t start when we go to match or when prem started it’s forever.

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  • It's on

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Impact on SD share price: Good idea

    Foodbank for employees of SD who are on zero hour contracts and generally exploited: Good idea

    Also something or another team to be interested in/support give us something to do as an alternative to NUFC might be a good idea. I’ve always fancied supporting a German team, Shalke or whatever (The crew of Das Boot supported them). May widen horizons and provide therapy.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #18

    But you remember us coming 2nd in prem jib when was that again … and fa cup runners up…

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  • bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib,
    I think we all know the dates are mostly last century, however, the point is that we should be competing. We went close under KK and most years Bobby Robson had us near the top and doing something in cups. Since Ashley took over it is survival year after year and the fact that he is not investing in anything around the club.

    Do you think Ashley should stay or go?

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Silver medallists

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Seems the rumours of Bruce are true. Its unbelievable that someone who thought McLaren was a good idea and got us relegated has been allowed to choose again and has went for the man behind McLaren on his original list. Mike Ashley must be braindead to put the fate of his business in the hands of Charnley who clearly knows nothing at all about football. How many times must we employ a dinosaur and watch them destroy the club before we start getting modern on the up foreign managers. Quite simply the British players/ managers are a lot thicker than their foreign counterparts for some reason. We can’t produce intelligent playmakers, number tens or managers.

    Bruce oot
    Charnley oot
    Ashley oot

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  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Go
    Of course
    I don’t see how calling me a shill ad nauseum on a NUFC forum
    will achieve that

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Naptoon

    There was a time when we were the club that had won the FA cup the most times and I was really proud of that fact but it’s never happened in the time since I started supporting the club, we may have been great once but that time has passed and we aren’t a great club now.

    We could and should be and I hope that it will happen in my lifetime but that hope is withering, same as me! 🙁

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #24

    I could go on jib four relegations in our entire history prior to the tapeworm 2 (so far) in 12 years of the tapeworms ownership.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #25

    jail …

    you doing the march ? if so swing by derby i’ll buy you a pint or 3 for your efforts…

    not buying 50 pints for the rest of the people on the march though …

    😀

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  • Just a fan

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #26

    1927 won the League
    Tyne bridge built
    Brown ale started
    May be wrong

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #27

    EGB
    We were on the cusp b4 tapeworm took over. It’s down to him we aren’t, biggest boom in football and we were there competing, somehow he’s had us regressing.

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  • Just a fan

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #28

    May be wrong is a Chinese actor

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Just a fan
    Must’ve been a good year to be a Geordie.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #30

    You can imagine Charnley rummaging through his drawers for his tatty little list of top ten managers he knows about.

    1. McLaren X
    2. Bruce
    3. Moyes
    4. Hughes
    5. Sven Goran Erikson
    6. Hoddle
    7. Pulis
    8. Allardyce
    9. Redknapp
    10. Erm…………..

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #31

    But don’t misunderstand me, we have a great bunch of supporters and the club is in a great city, it’s the club itself that lets us down.

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  • Mag52

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #32

    AO.

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #33

    Tyne bridge started August 1925
    Opened by King George V October 1928
    Broon Dog was introduced to celebrate NUFC’s
    winning League 1

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #34

    TNMW

    Number ten would be my choice!

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  • Just a fan

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Back in the day lol
    We got these little plastic envelope in your comic to sell more comics obviously
    It had the league winners and cup winners for last five years
    Newcastle were on three times for the cup and wolves on two or three times for winning the league

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  • Just a fan

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #36

    And wolves one day sacked there manager bit course
    Stan culliss

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  • toon22

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #37

    JIB

    Theres not a poster here who defends Jabba more than you
    Hiya

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  • bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Go
    Of course
    I don’t see how calling me a shill ad nauseum on a NUFC forum
    will achieve that.

    Totally agree Jib, but sometimes you come over as an Ashley apologist.

    I know that you like to get the facts straight but it is a bit irritating when you go to such lengths to correct someone who has usually taken it from a memory. Our memories are not always perfect.

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  • naptoon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #39

    Billson mite have summick to say aboot that toon.

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  • Mag52

    Jul 13, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #40

    Essex Geordie.

    Liked the emperor tale. Only one criticism. There’s no way that Emperor MA would go anywhere near the crowd of plebs. Just as he did at Fulham after the last match of last season, when he walked three quarters of the way round the pitch to get to the NUFC dressing room for a word with the players instead of taking the short route and passing in front of the NUFC supporters, he would run a mile before mixing with Geordies.

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