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Report – Newcastle Will Chase Everton Duo Who Do Not Fit Ashley Profile



90min has a report bordering on the implausible that Steve Bruce will hope to sign both Yannick Bolasie and James McCarthy from Everton.

This is what is reported as an exclusive by Tom Gott for 90min:

90min has learned that Bruce is eager to take advantage of the available transfer kitty by recruiting a number of new players once he is confirmed as Newcastle boss.

The manager will begin with Bolasie and McCarthy – two players he has often tried to sign in the past for previous clubs. During his time with ?Aston Villa, Bruce was keen for the club to land Bolasie on loan, and they ultimately managed to do so after he had been sacked.

We highly doubt Steve Bruce will have much say in who the transfer targets are this summer. We also think it would be best for Steve Bruce to steer clear of Mike Ashley as he no doubt will be feeling sick for the next few months as the realization sets in of what he has forked over
£4m for.

We find these targets to be very strange to say the least. First of all, neither player fits the profile of someone that is 26 years of age or less. Bolasie is 30 and James McCarthy is 28. Ashley is not going to want to pay for these types of players. It was one of the major sticking points in his negotiations with Rafa Benitez.

Both players, however, would not come at a big price. James McCarthy has just one year left on his contract and Everton are trying to offload him this summer.

Yannick Bolasie has two years remaining on his contract but amazingly has just a £10m release clause in his contract.

While we would be surprised if either of these two ended up on Tyneside, they could provide experienced cover for the next few seasons. We imagine they would only cost about £15m for the pair. But if you throw in their likely high wages, agent fees, and signing bonuses, it would most likely be too much for Ashley to sanction.


169 comments so far

  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #121

    Mag P,
    I’ve said a few times now on here that Rafa would not have been asked to stay on if he’d kept us up, there is absolutely no way he would have been given the Sissoko money to do as he pleased with and would not have been given the assurances that Ashley simply had to give him to stay on in the Championship. He was allowed to do what he wanted with the Sissoko, Wijnaldum etc money because Mikey had no choice if he wanted back in the PL. As soon as it looked likely that we would get promoted then Ashley started to try and force him out, imo he has tried his very best to make Rafa quit and take his chance in yet another tribunal which KBA would have done his best to diffuse. He’s known all along that Rafa staying so long would cause the havoc we had now but didn’t have the balls to sack him as he knew we’d go down. He must surely know that we are nailed on for relegation now, I really can’t understand why he’s prepared for that or if he has a plan, it is illogical and therfore can’t be figured out.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #122

    Pinch of salt time….my fatha was out sunday sitting with his mates and one of them knows longstaffs fatha, apparently hes away to man utd,he wants the move….probs coz he sees no future with ashley in charge and rafa gone… understandable if true….like i say take that anyway u want the bloke myt be lying but thats what he said.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #123

    Tsunki

    If you’re around later, do you think you could do the night shift a favour by popping in and explaining to them just how bad things really are in the club?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #124

    Springy

    The only stumbling block is the £50m fee otherwise I reckon your fatha could be correct. 🙁

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #125

    TV time, later!

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  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #126

    Jail

    You forget, AshLIE is a gambler. He is just gambling with the club in the hope we survive with less wages to pay, cheaper managers, cheaper players. If we survive, he will think it’s a master stroke.

    The pr1ck doesn’t realise that he is going to get the shock of his life when we hit back!

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #127

    Micheal Chopra on talksport tomorrow 9 AM, should be interesting

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #128

    https://book.nufc.co.uk/en-GB/subscriptions/season%20ticket%202019-2020?hallmap

    The availability map, I can’t see many buying a ticket who didn’t have one already either.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #129

    Hibbit theres no reasoning with people on here all you get is iam supporting the team well you can support them every week with a firestick whats your
    excuses now.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #130

    This feels like the ultimate gamble by Ashley minimum spend chosen by Carr with Bruce just doing as he is told and stay up another season or two and keep the gravy train running!

    Go back to the old way of working but now with the TV money involved if he they can pick up some gems that the top 8 want you can now sell them for all for 30 million minimum he probably feels that he can make a serious profit if done correctly…..

    Which brings me onto it I felt we had to get rid of him pre Brexit as the UK economy is going to be a disaster and Ashley will use any spare club cash to buy up all the cheap property and businesses that are going to be available at knock down rates!

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  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #131

    Ironically at the bottom of each page on the website it says “We Are United”

    We are anything but…

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #132

    Well now Benitez has gone it will be back to the days of heavy defeats, i guess all the people who moaned about Benitez pllaying defensive and being out dated (having a game plan and playing to our strengths) will be happy when Man City drub us 5 or 6 -0 instead of us winning 2-1.

    You will be missed Benitez, you gave us hope of being good again.

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  • KevinHann

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #133

    Et tu, Bruce? 🙁

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #134

    I think Ashley thinks he can get on with Bruce, whereas with Rafa there was tension and distance. It’ll doubtless see a return to unbalanced squads and hit and miss signings. We’ll spend money, not more than we have in the bank of course and not particularly wisely and likely be a lower middle EPL side.

    Ashley seems determined to do it his way, despite 12 years of poor outcomes. I don’t think he is averse to on field success, but I don’t think anyone is under any illusions about him achieving it with us.

    Boycott and protest any other way you can.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #135

    Does anybody believe,hope,dream that bruce will…
    1,do something he’s never done at any club,be a success.
    2,be given money to spend,some of the players we’ve been linked with are just bloody ludicrous.
    3,steady the sinking ship,keep our so called better players and develope some of our young players.
    4,and finally be allowed, or have the bottle to try and have good go at a cup.
    4 questions….probs 1 answer for all by the majority of us on here.

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  • lesh

    Jul 15, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #136

    C-dog

    ‘And jib, Jane & robleenio are happy’?

    RobLeenio? You’re barking up the wrong tree naming him alongside Mutt ‘n’ Jeff who’s a stirrer, no more no less.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #137

    Bruce is cheap, inventive based deal typical of Ashley and charnley with another dud pick as the only experience bruce has is relegation from PL.

    I look at Southampton and they take a punt on young foreign managers, or upcoming managers except for Hughes. We go for cheap incentive happy has beens that are fortunate enough to get a decent job in footy.

    I’ll support us from a far under my self exile until Ashley leaves, I personally think charnley will have had more of a say on this though……pleasing ashley at every turn, if we are ever sold charnley should leave the newcastle…..in fact he should leave the north east

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  • #BleachTheLeech

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #138

    Dear supporters of Newcastle United Football Club,
    ? If you go to the match this season you are not in the wrong; Mike Ashley is.
    ? If you boycott televised games you are not in the wrong; Mike Ashley is.
    ? If you boycott the Arsenal game and St. James Park for the rest of the season you are not in the wrong; Mike Ashley is.

    Ashley is wrong for this club and he is wrong if he thinks he has a future here. He does not give or build, he only knows how to take and throw his weight around. His bottom-line approach will see this club fail. Perhaps not this season nor the next but we will do nothing except circle the bowl and it will be slow, painful and totally needless.

    What we need is a message. Not just to Ashley but also to the Premier League and football as a whole, that this man is toxic. Your brand will be tarnished and your product degraded. The ‘best league in the world’ seeming tolerant of a club existing solely to promote one of the country’s most loathed brands. We need him gone from our club.

    Many will say it’s impossible to achieve, that he doesn’t care what we do or say or think but what is it we’ve criticised Ashley for most? A lack of ambition. Now it’s time we become the counterweight – the ultimate display of ambition. Wor flags set records, just look what our fans are capable of. Each of us wants to be stood shoulder to shoulder, United in voice for our club so let’s get ambitious. Let’s change the narrative. Let’s show what can happen when you disrespect a city, a community, a passionate, obsessed fanbase.
    To this end, we call on all NUFC supporters to show the world that we will not take it lying down, that we will no longer stand idly by while he systematically and deliberately destroys this once great club. The first step is to boycott the Arsenal game…

    #BoycottArsenal
    To all fans of Newcastle United FC and all media outlets. Due to the ongoing situation at our great club, we would like to confirm that the following groups are now working together:-

    ? @IfRafaGoesWeGo
    ? @emptyforashley
    ? @TheMagpieGroup_
    ? @AshleyOutdotcom
    ? @Mike_Ashley_Out
    ? @NUFC360
    ? @LondonMagpies
    ? @maintainSJP
    ? @NWestMagpies

    Our initial aim is to mobilise a boycott of the Arsenal game (#BoycottArsenal) on the 11th of August with details and plans to boycott future games to be announced in the coming weeks. This is step one in our plan to starve Mike Ashley of the thing he desires most: money.

    #BoycottSJP
    That’s why we will be focusing on a full boycott of matchday activities at St James’ Park going forward (#BoycottSJP) and this will be our mantra until the club has new ownership. We collectively will not be putting another penny in Mike Ashley’s hands and so we have effectively banned ourselves from entering SJP, Nine bar, the club shop or any Sports Direct store nationwide. We are in the process of organising protests at SD branches nationwide; more details will follow.

    Boycotting is the hardest decision any of us will likely ever make regarding NUFC. We will still support the club and follow them at away games but this no longer feels like ‘our’ club and it is time to make a stand. We are working tirelessly to find alternatives for fans during boycotted games which we explain below.

    #SupportOurToon
    We are very happy to announce that we have the support of many local businesses, some of whom are offering special deals on match days for food and drink to fans who boycott the games. This list is ever-growing so please follow the hashtag #SupportOurToon on twitter to keep updated. More specific details to follow.

    This is why we are using the #SupportOurToon hashtag so fans can still enjoy the pre- and post-matchday experience whilst also supporting our local bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Mike Ashley can try and kill our club; he will never kill our proud city.

    Contact details:-
    We welcome any input, support, ideas and help from like-minded supporters and supporters groups worldwide. If you would like to be part of this movement in any way please contact us at: SJPBoycott@gmail.com
    #BoycottSJP endorsed by: @IfRafaGoesWeGo / @emptyforashley / @TheMagpieGroup_ / @AshleyOutdotcom / @Mike_Ashley_Out / @NUFC360 / @LondonMagpies / @maintainSJP / @NWestMagpies

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #139

    Jail u were talking re a plan. I think ashleys plan is to stay up, and if we dont, then bruce knows the division below as much as anyone so he would keep him.

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  • lesh

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #140

    Jail

    @121

    I think i said it at the time. Ashley’s ‘give him what he wants’ support for Rafa was a one off as shown the following windows when Ashley started to turn the screw on Rafa.

    If Bruce gets the players he wants this window, he’ll get a shock when the real Ashley comes out. Steve Bruce’s done himself no favours and he’ll end up wondering what he was thinking about accepting an offer to work for Ashley. He’s blown a chance to do a good job at SW for the sake of showing himself to be way out of his depth.

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  • Jib

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #141

    We’ll see

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  • lesh

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #142

    Sadly, it looks as though any hope of better things under BZG has well and truly gone.

    We’re stuck with Ashley now that SD’s in the chit she’ll need all the near free advertising it can get.

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #143

    Lesh

    I dont think any manager has a right to act shocked when Ashley changes from what they thought was agreed. I also said ashley needed rafa more than rafa needed Ashley hence why he baulked to Rafa demands before championship season.

    Once promoted he changed which isn’t a shock, he saw rafa as someone on 6m a year when he probably felt he could get some on a fraction of that to keep us up. Bruce will have no right to be shocked when the real ashley turns up

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  • lesh

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #144

    Nicky

    Ashley will spend money alright but it’ll be less Ryan’s brought in from sales. There’ll be an exodus of quality over Christmas if not before.

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  • Stardust

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #145

    the key to the whole thing for me is realising it is no longer NUFC. It is MAFC now and I refuse to support them. In fact I hate MAFC so much I hope they lose every game.
    I love those players because they will still think it is NUFC they are playing for. But saying that I very much doubt they are wanting to be around the place now. They will be staying because of contracts but will jump ship to teams that try at the first opportunity.

    One of the most important jobs Rafa did was to start and filter out the rubbish. But now they are back and you can expect them to be near the team this year. Back Pass Colback, Lazaar, Aarons haha, Murphy. Imagine them in the team. 3/1 odds for relegation looking great value.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #146

    Ok takeover completes on Friday peop!e
    Transfer of shares has been the hold up like I have stated numerous times ,peop!e might be confused about Bruce dog
    Happy to answer any questions
    Oh the chronicle are finished when this comes out
    They have been writing what they like in the hope to get a reaction from the club
    There is a press conference been prepped at this very moment and to all Newcastle fans who are worried ,Friday will feel like Christmas morning

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #147

    The way the nust was talking at that magpie group meeting was they are the voice of the fans you sign up we will get things done. The feeling i got was if we say boycott they would back it. I was wrong.
    In my opinion how can they want to talk with ashley? Talk to the new owners which we find.
    Jail is right. If you want to make a donation back the magpie group. We are the direct fight against ashley.
    Donations dont have to be money in my opinion the best donation you could give is your time.
    Join any planned protest.
    All can help, there will be a large set of skill sets out there that we can utilise in the fight against ashley.
    A lad got an article about ashley published yesterday.
    Today his sd stock price is down.
    You can hurt him, we can hurt him.
    One goal, ashley out.
    Join the magpie group cause we are your club.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #148

    There is a reason Ashley has maintained a silence and wait till Lee Ryder looks like a total idiot
    I am just so excited

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  • jane

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #149

    at last a real ITK.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #150

    Howay then mackem give us your patta about bruce.

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  • Stardust

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #151

    Im also excited then

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  • jane

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #152

    this’ll be good.

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  • supersholamackemslayer

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #153

    I cant see any takeover happening but I’ll humour you. Why Bruce then Mikeashleyisamackem?

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  • supersholamackemslayer

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #154

    Jane lol

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  • Stardust

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #155

    I cant believe any of this due to the fact that Bruce is incoming. Such a shame but clearly means takeover is at best a long way off. Unless Ashley decided on an expensive practical joke on his way out.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #156

    Stardust are people still talking about the takeover?
    Last years news.
    And the year before that.
    Endless cycle you get the picture …

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #157

    If BZG were serious it would have been wrapped up, since ramadan finished they’ve gone silent, unless ppl believe this DJ in dubai

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #158

    Bruce is gonna be intrem manager until Feb the 27th 2020 when officially Mike Ashley will leave the club ,he is been given that time to prove his worth as Ashley has always wanted him but never had full agreement with the board but because it’s his last moments at the club he has decided to bring him in and it won’t cost much for the new owners to get rid of if he is a failure
    51 percent of the club has been sold and Mike Ashley is no longer the leading shareholder ,this will be released Friday
    Ashley s remaining shares will be sold by Feb but there is some issues in regards to land sold off at st James and advertising rights
    Don’t forget ya heard it here before anyone

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  • Stardust

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #159

    Yes Genj I understand

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #160

    I think it’ll essentially be money in, money out. But we pay in cash, and sell on the drip etc, and we haggle and delay and lose out in our transfer dealings, targeting only young players or free agents or those coming off contract rather than the right player at the right time, so we never really have a group that is fit for purpose. Relegation in this scenario is of course always a very real possibility and a nightmare because there’s no money to spend for 3 years even if we bounce straight back. It just doesn’t work. I’m not even that angry with Ashley, just beyond fed up. It’s well past time he give it up. No option now but to boycott and protest. No other option.

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