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Report – Porto Willing To Listen To Newcastle Offers For Striker

Yesterday, Foot Mercato reported of Newcastle and West Ham interest in Porto striker Moussa Marega.

The big stumbling block to a deal was the reported €30m release clause in the player’s contract. That along with the player being twenty-eight-years old gave us some pause that Newcastle were truly interested in the player.

Inside Futbol have a new report out that Porto may be flexible in negotiations for the goal-scorer.

The report in Inside Futbol claims that the release fee is actually at €40m but that Porto will not necessarily hold clubs interested in Marega to that amount.

It is understood that the Malian international is desperate to play in the Premier League and that he wants to leave this summer to make the move.

Porto is said to want to keep Marega but due to the player’s wishes will listen to offers for him.

This is an interesting link as the player is a great finisher. However, he is 28-years-old and would still likely command a very high fee.

25 comments so far

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d take him. We’re short of strikers. He could be our new Demba Ba 🙂

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #2

    To me appointing Bruce is the final straw as it shows he’s not learning anything and we can’t possibly go forward.
    What’s the point in getting behind him, only to realise he’s sh*t, spend a year trying to get him out, when he’ll only be replaced by another McParduce. If Ashley had appointed someone like Ralph Rangnick as director and a manager like Biesla or Nagelsmann then given them some money I would have been looking forward to the future. Employ good managers, get success. Simple as that.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #3

    More bullshit of the highest order. We wouldn’t pay 16 mill for rondon but will pay 28 mill for a bloke roughly the same age.
    Told ya already I’m gonna proper kick off in the ground next sunday..Boycott my arse

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s an African player. He’s 28. he’ll be on his way to China, the Middle East or Russia then he’ll disappear.

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Great club

    Great post

  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #6

    Everyone please leave Mike Ashley alone, he’s very sorry and extremely sad today.

    Show some compassion to our billionaire owner, all these agents are driving him crazy, show some love towards the owner.

    You have now entered the Twilight Zone!!!!!

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    I really thought when we employed Benitez and seen his results we’d turned a corner. But now we’ve turned another 2 corners and are back on McParduce street, the road to the championship.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Ashley’s empire is crashing around him and the business he hates most is proving to be his most profitable.He is in survival mode now and I think he has just about played his final card before the pack closes on him

  • Swlabr

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Mike @ 4…He’s African, he could be any age. Remember Oba Martins, he was all sorts of ages.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Loïc Tanzi
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    Follow @Tanziloic

    Stanley N’Soki n’est pas sur la feuille de match de ce PSG / Inter Milan. Comme indiqué par L’Equipe, Newcastle a fait une offre de 8 millions d’euros pour le défenseur.

    Basically means he has told the fat b@stard to go and take a running jump and to stick his offer up his arse.

    No way would he even contemplate coming to England to play for a cabbage as a manager and has decided to stay in france

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #11


    I get your sarcasm, hope everyone else does or you are on the naughty step with me and Munster1 😉

  • lesh

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #12


    You’re right about proxy/ shadow owners and directors being banned from positions of influence if found to be guilty of financial malpractice. The thought crossed my mind after I’d posted.

    However, I can assure you (and this is from professional experience), it’s not easy to prove that a person is/ has been acting in a shadow capacity. How can anyone prove a conversation between a man and his son-in-law while out for a walk across the moor for example? It ain’t easy.

    Anyway, the campaign to discredit Ashley must continue and how 45k genuine home fans can turn up at SJP for Arsenal or any other home games after this car crash of a summer, beats me.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t know why he doesn’t say some of these things at the time. For example it wouldn’t have been hard to say Perez left because he had a release clause. I’ve been shocked and angry all month that we let him go so cheap. He could have also said I’ve paid £33m off his loan last summer when we were all wondering why we spent £50m+ less than expected. Both these would have took a bit of the flak off him and would have been easy to do. Or if he can’t be bothered, why didn’t his PR mention these things?

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 27, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #14


    I feel I have to strongly object to you and others making comparisons with SB and a cabbage.

    Cabbages are really useful and make lovely Sauerkraut!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #15

    So does Ashlie still owe himself money, I’d get the bailiffs in if I was him.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #16
  • RolandoOverhead

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Naturally born to have his name sung to the tune Macarena.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #19
  • jane

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #20

    “Both these would have took a bit of the flak off him and would have been easy to do.”

    let the people rage then when the truth is revealed it makes them look bad. method in the madness.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Just checked on Obafemi. He retired at 33 after playing in China. Seems the rumours he was 10 years older weren’t true. Many African players take the world by storm when their 17-18 but then seem to drop off the face of the earth and retire by the time their mid twenties. Roger Milla being the exception.

  • AncientC

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #22


    Good to see Fernandez getting a game. I rate him highly.

  • jane

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #23

    “Ashley’s empire is crashing around him”

    wouldn’t be too sure. buying into the high street when the market is low. authorities won’t let the high street fail.

  • AncientC

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Rolando Aarons reborn into the number 10 role by the looks of it.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 27, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Yeah House of fraser was a cracking investment and over 600 million in debt with Sports direct.His business empire is thriving eh.
    Tell you what why don’t we all become part of the Mike Ashley PR bullshite that plagues this blog. Have a guess which alt would be at the front of the queue ??


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