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Free Agent Winger Reported To Be In Talks With Newcastle Has Joined Bordeaux


In May there were reports out of France that Newcastle were in talks to sign young winger Mehdi Zerkane once his contract ran out with Monaco. He was said to be a youngster that Rafa Benitez had rated.

The trail went cold on the 20-year-old Frenchman after the initial reports and no other links were reported.

The free agent has just signed a 3-year deal with Bordeaux and will move into their reserves.


We are not sure if there was anything in this link or if it was no longer pursued after Rafa Benitez left.

Yesterday, Newcastle were said to have won the race for free agent goalkeeper Jake Turner so we hope to hear something on that this coming week.

We also have to wonder what is going on with ex-Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott who was reported to be signing by this weekend. In fact, local reports had three in by this weekend but we still only have Joelinton to come in thus far.

Newcastle will need to get to work and get some deals over the line. Jake Turner and Kyle Scott would be some welcome additions for the reserves.

Hopefully, Stanley N’Soki and Allan Saint-Maximin will also be announced within the next week.


164 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #1

    First

    3
  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Bring back rob #1

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  • JackBall

    Jul 28, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Bill, all over now, but I was Laughing at myself for even suggesting that the “Owner,” had a plan to make us better.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Jul 28, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Never heard of him

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 28, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #5

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-ANTHROPOMORPHIC-CAT-ADVERTISING-POSTCARD-CHARNLEYS-BISCUITS

    Remember all the jokes about Charnley and the boardroom biscuits, the custard cream and the hob knobs ?

    So true

    2
  • danishmag

    Jul 28, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #7

    13 days left..
    How many signings?
    Relegation for Sports Direct FC!!

    Hail wor Newcastle United FC

    5
  • bill

    Jul 28, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Bloody hell, moved on and I hadn’t noticed.

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  • bill

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #9

    JackBall,
    This owner is a total scumbag and will never give us the means to progress. I’m in my late sixties and I have seen it all before. People like him are only after money. They have no regard for the fans and is probably not interested in football. He is a parasite. There are so many of them about. The football authorities have to do something about it. Two clubs near to me may go out of business because of these parasites. Bolton and Bury may no longer exist because of them.

    Considering the history of these clubs it is a disgrace. I remember seeing the great Colin Bell playing for Bury against us at SJP. They actually won that game. I think that it is only when you know the history of these clubs that you realise what damage these parasites are doing to our great game, our love.

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  • bill

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Genjikai,

    Do you have nothing much to say this evening?

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Bill ave been up 27 hours now.
    Tbh think am going to go to kip

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Be peace on the blog tonight?

    3
  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #13

    I will say i like egb am putting myself out of the race for first on the blog. It was fun while it lasted.
    I just like winning.
    Ill retire a champ.

    2
  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #14

    Irishrob is a mighty competitor.
    Took it to the edge each and everytime.
    I couldnt of achieved anything without him or markkus.
    Thanks for the honour.

    3
  • bill

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #15

    danishmag,

    I suspect a few near misses, don’t you?
    I still think that we need a proven striker, otherwise relegation beckons.

    4
  • bill

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Genjikai,

    Have a good kip mate.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #17

    So just to clarify, MA has moved on from prepared to sell to somebody who can take the club forward to how much he can fleece from them. Doesn’t exactly sound like a line somebody who wants to sell would use. Apart from the lying greedy parasite, I am dismayed that local and unbiased national journalists and sky don’t either call him out more or put unscripted questions to him. Caulkin is doing what the chronicle and sky should be doing and exposing the man as the liar and cheat that he is.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Never heard of him and looks far to puny, makes Almiron look butch

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  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m so sad now that we haven’t signed this player that no one has ever heard of, it’s a sad sad day in our history we didn’t sign this whoever he was. Remember this day Toon Army as the club who didn’t sign whathisname.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Insatiable greed at every level in the professional game is killing football.
    The authorities handed over the governance of the game to the money men and they are exploiting it, squeezing the fans for every penny.
    The owners, the mangers, the agents, the broadcasters and the players. They all want their bit. Oh and if you cannot pay? Tough shit.

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  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #21

    #NUFC Whathisname

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Genj I cant be number1 all the time mate I have a life, but I’ll try not to let you down, I’ll try better!!

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Evening all, been a busy weekend, no chance of keeping up with the blog.

    Looks like I didn’t miss much, but the Preston 3 penos seems to be a part of a pattern. I think we’ll see massive number of penalties this season and we’ll have to make sure our strikers are comfortable taking them.

    Not just us – I think Man City were awarded and missed several in that Chinese tournament.

    2
  • IrishRob

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Genj the next milestone or honor goes to whoever can get 1st-6th uninterrupted 5 is the current lead held by me of course!!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #25

    I strugggle to believe a vast chunk of posters on here have a life, well a life outside of being sat on the internet all day:)

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Has the young lad from Chelsea been confirmed yet?

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #27

    No dont think so, not officially

    2
  • Tsunki

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Saturday May 21st 2022. Write it down. It’s going to be a historic day in blog history. Mark my words.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 28, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s not their fault Toma, they’re prob retired.

    1
  • beermonkey

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #30

    rob

    do you mean kyle scott

    i thought he was ours but thinking i saw pics of him at the stadium but no shirt signing photo

    what do you know about him

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #31

    So the latest is we’re not selling Longstaff but we could well be selling Dubravka. In that way thus far Toxic Ash has spent nothing and weakened the team.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #32
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #33

    beermonkey, I know nothing of him except for some reviews and Dennis Wise Scouting.

    Looks like a canny young player and I saw photos of him at SJP, not sure why he hasn’t been announced is all.

    2
  • beermonkey

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #34

    west lancs

    if the offer is right we will sell any player

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Looked like a pretty official picture to me but hes still down on wiki as a Chelsea player so maybe not. Altho that could just be because hes a little known young lad.

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #36

    I reckon that keeper we’ve been linked with is likely a replacement for Elliott or Woodman, rather than Dubs.

    I hope so anyway.

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Maybe Darlow who I think was linked with Leeds

    1
  • dougie

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Hold on to your hats everyone cos this is gonna be the worst ride yet,it’s a race to the bottom and we’re in pole position.It,s going to be a wild ride,the parasite isn’t even gonna try to keep us up this time.RIP NUFC!

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #39

    The only reason we wouldn’t be selling longstaff now is to get more for him next window. I still think schar is in someone’s shopping basket.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 28, 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Bill, everyone
    The magpie group will be at spot white snooker club instead of irish club for boycott arsenal.
    More info when found out.

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