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Newcastle In Shock Link With Out Of Favor Roma Midfielder


Calcio Mercato are reporting that Newcastle are readying an offer for Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons.

The former French international reportedly has no future with the Italian club who are looking to offload the player for a reduced fee of €3.6m.

We have our doubts about this link but only because the player is already 30 years old and would not fit Newcastle’s strict transfer policy.

This is what Calcio Mercato is reporting:

Maxime Gonalons spent the last season on loan with La Liga side Sevilla but has returned to his parent club, Roma.

However, his time at the club may not last long, with Premier League side Newcastle United viewing the Frenchman as a low-cost signing to make this summer; the Geordie side ready to hand Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi with an offer in the coming days.

Maxime moved to Roma from Lyon in the summer of 2017. He had been a product of the Lyon youth academy.

Maxime Gonalons– French defensive midfielder

During the past two seasons Gonalons has been hampered by severe injuries. Especially this last season on loan at Sevilla where he suffered three major injuries and was only able to make 13 appearances in total.

Prior to his move to Roma, his injury record was fine. He also served as Lyon’s captain for years so will have some good leadership qualities.

Bringing Gonalons in may not be too bad of an idea as he will not cost much and can play in a position of need at defensive midfield as well as provide cover in central defense.

With Mo Diame already out the door and Isaac Hayden likely to follow, Gonalons could be who the club is looking at as some cheap cover.

We have our doubts about this link but only due to his age. If he has fully gotten over his injury troubles of late, we think Maxime Gonalons would be a decent addition to the squad in what could be a trying year for Newcastle United.


23 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Unless it’s on loan or for less than a few million there’s no chance

    Might has the traitor as manager now but Jabba still got the transfer budget

    Business as usual

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  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #2

    A replacement for the 2 cms leaving in Hayden and slo mo… a nice little profit and a chunk off the wage bill rite up tapeworms street.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle United can now announce that Steve Bruce has been appointed as the club’s new head coach.

    The 58-year-old, who was born in Corbridge, Northumberland and raised in Wallsend, returns to Tyneside after signing an initial three-year contract and will be joined at St. James’ Park by coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.

    Bruce said: “I’m delighted and incredibly proud to be appointed as head coach of Newcastle United. This is my boyhood club and it was my dad’s club, so this is a very special moment for me and my family.

    “There is a huge challenge ahead of us, but it’s one that my staff and I are ready for. We’ll roll our sleeves up and we’ll be giving it everything from the off to ensure supporters have a successful team that they can be proud of.”

    Lee Charnley, managing director at Newcastle United, said: “Steve has a deep affection for Newcastle United and we are very pleased that a coach with his vast experience and connections to the club and city has joined us.

    “Steve knows what this club means to supporters and to the region and he will put his heart and soul into leading our talented group of players with the full support of our staff.

    “The hard work for Steve and his team starts immediately and we will be fully prepared for the challenge of a new Premier League season.

    “I would place on record my thanks to Ben Dawson, Neil Redfearn and our medical and support staff for the way in which they have worked together to oversee the start of our pre-season preparations.”

    Bruce and his staff are scheduled to travel to China and will meet the squad following Wednesday’s Premier League Asia Trophy clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn will continue to prepare the players for Wednesday’s game.

    A former Wallsend Boys Club player, Bruce began a decorated professional career at Gillingham, where he carved out a reputation as a solid and determined centre-half with a favourable goalscoring record.

    After a three-year spell at Norwich City, which included winning the League Cup, he moved to Manchester United, where he would go on to lift three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup, as well as a further League Cup.

    Bruce made 84 appearances for Birmingham City between 1996 and 1998, before a career in the dugout got underway with a player-manager role at Sheffield United.

    In a 21-year coaching career since, Bruce has taken charge of a further eight clubs and has clocked up more than 900 competitive matches.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    Bruce confirmed.

    Ffs. Just…. Ffs

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Hugely underwhelming appointment in Bruce

    2
  • Bambams

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Bruce appointed ?

    Bit of a come down from Rafa

    5
  • MarkBro

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #7

    He’s here. Its official 🙁

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  • AK Malaysia

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Steve Bruce conformed as Newcastle United Head Coach (Not Manager)
    🙁

    1
  • Bambams

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    3 year deal

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  • AK Malaysia

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Geordie Head Coach …. hmmmmmm

    1
  • AshLIE is a Joker

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Gutted! Such a dumb appointment, as dumb as Tony.

    That’s this season over then….great!

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  • AK Malaysia

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #12

    ….. who once managed the mackems

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode has just started on the radio at work, too.

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #14
  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #15

    what a day to ruin my day, thanks Mash Holdings FC.

    1
  • naptoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Just been sick in my mouth Steve fkn Bruce

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #17

    From Rafa to Steve, jeezuz wept

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #18

    Reach out and touch Steve

    1
  • davo

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #19

    Rise above the PR.
    Maintain the rage.
    #boycott Arsenal

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #20

    Comments when managing Sunderland.

    “Managing Newcastle has never been my dream as a boss. I’m in football management now and I look for the right job more than anything else. And this opportunity at Sunderland has got everything I want – the infrastructure, the fan base, an ambitious chairman and an ambitious owner.”

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  • Geordie in Oldham

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #21

    Last night on telly 50th anniversary of the moon landing fantastic achievement (one giant leap for mankind). Today NUFC announces Steve Bruce as head coach Jesus! (one giant leap backwards for NUFC)

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  • AK Malaysia

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Steve Bruce Best Records :
    Took Birmingham to 2 promotions to EPL
    Took Hull City to 2 promotions to EPL
    Took Hull City to Fa Cup final (2014)

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  • AK Malaysia

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #23

    don’t know how to describe this feelings…….

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