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Report – Newcastle Renew Interest In Serie A Defensive Midfielder



Football Ghana are claiming that a “leading source” at Newcastle has expressed that the club are interested in signing defensive midfielder Afriyie Acquah from Empoli.

Newcastle were linked with this player two summers ago when he was at Torino and were even said to be considering a swap deal involving Aleksandar Mitrovic for him.

This is what is stated in the report:

Newcastle United have expressed interest in signing Ghanaian midfielder Afriyie Acquah in the on-going summer transfer window, according to a leading source at St James Park.

Footballghana.com understands that Steve Bruce has asked for time to consider the interest of the departing Rafa Benitez group in the player and a decision on bidding for the 27-year could be finalised next week.

They are reporting that this player was a target of Rafa Benitez and will now be considered by Steve Bruce. That seems like a very tenuous link to us.

Afriyie Acquah– strong link to player in 2017

The twenty-seven-year-old Ghanaian left Torino to join Empoli for just €1m last summer. He played 28 times for the Serie A club last season.

He has also been capped 33 times for his national team.

We are not sure about this link as it seems that it went cold a few years ago. Since he moved to Empoli last summer for just €1m, that would have been a good time for Newcastle to go for him if there was genuine interest.

The report says the Acquah could be bought now for a fee of less than £5m.

As it stands now, Newcastle will be looking for defensive midfield cover. It remains to be seen if Isaac Hayden will be leaving the club but the best scenario is that we do keep hold of him.

Though Acquah might be seen as a replacement for Mo Diame who left on a free this summer to Qatari club Al Ahli. If Hayden does leave we will need to make sure he is replaced with a quality player.


76 comments so far

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #41

    What point Mindshaft? You never have one.

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  • Jib

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #42

    No avatar with TB
    I think someone is on the wind up

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #43

    For those that have never met Jib ..here he is.

    https://youtu.be/Fvjk47UORFs

    Jib.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #44

    Mindshaft

    ?? sorry mate,Straight over my head with that one

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #45

    Not the first time this lad has been linked to us, whether it’s agent talk or not, the last time happened to be when Carr was scouting for the club…. His career has stalled somewhat since, after looking a very exciting prospect.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #46

    ??
    Dan Willan
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    @DanWillan1984
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    And there it’s is on SSN the seed has been planted if the Joelinton deal doesn’t happen #NUFC have looked at cheaper options Mbwana Samatta of Genk for £10m is “on NUFC’s radar

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #47

    Sez Jib ,

    With no Avatar !

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  • Toon222

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #48

    Wer are u mikeashleyisamackem?

    Hav u any more good itk for us

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #49

    Senegal playing in the Afcon final tonight, Saivet should be playing.

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #50

    Enjoyed it Jib

    I’m off. Have a good weekend.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #51

    Sheffield Wednesday considering Pulis for the hot seat. Poor buggers

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #52

    Any signs of Joelinton signing for us yet? No?
    Because it ain’t going to happen.. the cracks are there already…and Bruce won’t be a puppet and will have final say in transfers??? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Is he gullible or what… If one of the top managers in the world wasn’t allowed any say what the hell chance does he think he has.
    His phatt boss is a LIAAAAAAR. LIARRRRR.
    He MUST be brought down
    .

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #53

    Jazzy, no worries mate, it was directed at baloney after he blamed you for something I said

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #54

    avatar should be back now Jib.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #55

    Let’s wait on the Joe Linton transfer before jumping to conclusions although it does seem to be dragging on considering he’s left Hoffenheim already (according to reports)

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #56

    Mindshaft

    No worries mate

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #57

    Haha Baloney clearly has more than one profile on here – obviously forgot to add his avatar back after changing his name back

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #58

    Here’s the code for the second year of our Ed Harrison Fantasy Football League. I’ll keep posting it over the next few days to give everyone who’s interested a chance to join.

    The code is:

    eythox

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  • Slatymag

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #59

    We could do with that fella from Genk AND Jolinton never mind one or the other. What Samatta with that?

    I’ll get my coat. Ta-rah.

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  • Jib

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #60

    TB
    Whoops
    Captured methinks

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #61

    Nope, sorry mindeshaft… Its not happening… Make no bones about it I hope he does sign… there again I used to hope Mashley couldn’t fcuck it up with Rafa…
    LIAAAAAAR. LIAAAAAAR SLUG BOY

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #62

    Latest avatar is the Crown Fountain.

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  • Slatymag

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #64

    I haven’t read through posts so apologies if it’s already been discussed but what’s people’s thoughts on the black paint job at SJP?

    Trying hard not to like it but…

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  • Jib

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #65

    Brilliant Arabic commentery

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  • Jib

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #66

    commentary even

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  • Jib

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #67

    Saivet 14

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #68

    Wrigley Building in Chicago.

    The one Sinatra sand about.

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  • Toonces

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #69

    TNMW

    All I know is that Robertson said he signed with Hull after speaking with Bruce. He didn’t want to go to Hull beforehand. I guess Bruce also gets credit for signing Maguire to Hull as well. Maguire and Robertson signed about the same time.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #70

    Unlucky.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #71

    I’m also thinking Joelinton could make a very fine MD replacement for Lee. What do we have to lose? Let’s see now JoeLinton as stand-in GK, stand-in LB and RB, stand-in CM and first team CF and MD. That doesn’t seem like to much to ask for that transfer fee.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #72

    Oldarse:

    I am going to Downtown Chicago on Monday to take some pictures. Any requests?

    Going to The Museum of Contemporary Art to start with. There is an Alexander Calder mobile in there that I have always liked. Later a picture of the “L” at Wabash and the skyline from the Witt Hotel rooftop.

    I will gladly fit in your requests.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #73

    As the helicopters and planes fly over Dinnington I will take a picture of the one with BZG on the side as well.

    #DubiousMickeywasright.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #74

    Geordie Two: I was thinking that Toonces – the cat driving a car from SNL – would make a good MD replacement.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #75

    Definitely should have Sam Currran in at 7. Need a different arm in there with him being left handed and we need to bat down to 7 at least against the Aussies.

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #76

    Geordie 2

    Just wondering if you could possibly remember the name of that guy who was stalking you on here and trying to wind you up a month or so ago.?

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