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Newcastle’s Fourth Senior Signing Reported To Be Imminent



There are various reports out today that Newcastle United are close to their fourth senior signing of the summer.

According to French outlet Courrier Picard, Newcastle are set to sign Amiens Swedish right-back Emil Krafth imminently.

Newcastle have already had a €1.5M offer turned down for the Swedish International who played for French Ligue 1 club Amiens on loan from Bologna last season.

He signed on with the French club earlier this summer, with Amiens having an option to buy as part of the loan agreement.

But he was left out of the side who played Leganes over the weekend as Newcastle continued to negotiate the price and the report is that he will sign soon for Newcastle.

25-year-old Swedish right-back Emil Krafth – 4th senior signing?

We hope that’s true.

The 20 times capped Swedish International has been reported to be very keen to sign on at Newcastle, and we only want players who want to come to Tyneside.

If we can get the Swede into the club we will have brought in a left-back – Jetro Willems on loan – and a right-back.

Full-back was one of our weak links over the last two seasons under Rafa Benitez so we will have at last tried to fix that weakness.

The price Amiens paid Bologna for Krafth was €2.5M, so a bid of around €6m is surely worth it.

And there was news a couple of days ago that Newcastle had increased their bid to £4.5m for the player.

It may be that the increased bid has now been accepted.

Mike Ashley has a terrible (miserly) habit of wanting every single deal to be the very minimum we have to pay out in transfer fees.

That’s cost us players coming to Newcastle in the past.

We hope he will loosen the purse strings at Newcastle from now on, but we seriously doubt it.

We hope the club can sign Emil Krafth and that will be four outstanding senior players brought in this summer, plus some good youngsters for the U23 side.

If that happens, it will have been a good window and should help lift the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere.

We certainly need that!

Comments welcome.


173 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 5, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #41

    Jail if you want to balanced about it, why dont you dig up the article by an Italian journo who talks about the mess that rafa left at napoli? Wifes best friend lives in Spain, married to a lifelong Madrid ran. Himself and his madrid fans despised rafa. So whilst thats probably harsh, it does give another perspective. Rafa was v good for us, but ive been hassled by the likes of you on this site because i started pointing to some very early signs. Its unfortunate that a genuine fan cant do that, but it says a lot about some of the characters on this blog.

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  • MrMojoBinRisin76

    Aug 5, 2019 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #42

    Some idiot throws a cabbage at Bruce and it has real significance?

    Yes Bills,it signifies he was a terrible manager at Villa.And if you read my last posts you would see i’m questioning how furious do you have to be with the manager of your football team that you would go through all the trouble to throw a cabbage at him

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #43

    England 136 for 9
    whoops

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  • B&W blood

    Aug 5, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #44

    Boycott

    I am not arguing Ashely is good and i agree he has reduced the local economy and things are way worse now for the club and local business.

    My point is he doesn’t care, he is not going to personally feel the effect of any boycott and doesn’t care if there is one, going forward any reduction in income will be refected in reduced costs

    In all likelihood there will be 40k to 45k on Sunday and even if it was 30k what effect will it have on him?

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  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 5, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #45

    All this talk about defense being shite etc, this is a hard one to have an opinion on.
    A lot depends on possession, if your team is set up defensively then your goal surely will be bombarded with attack after attack and goals will surely be conceded.

    If your team does have a good midfield and attack that limits possession for the other team then your defense isn’t under constant attack, allowing for less goal scoring opportunities.

    As I said it’s a tough one, you have to find that balance starting with the spine of the team, goal keeper, central defender, central midfield and attacker, four positions, leaving only 7 that needs to be the branches of the spine.

    I wonder how many games where teams let in goal after goal the possession will read away team 70% home team 30% possession or in reverse.

    Yes Leicester managed to play this way and win the league, but it’s a one off, don’t think that style of football will do it again.

    Not really sure how Bruce will play, will it be KK attack style or Rafa defense counter style or Aston Villa defend at all cost style?

    First tens games will show stats allowing us to judge the way the team plays and the manager managing.

    I’m still not happy with the appointment of Bruce and still want Ashley out, but have to give Bruce at least ten games to show us if he has learnt from his mistakes at other clubs.

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #46

    MrMojo
    We have had bad starts in our last 2 seasons which has put pressure on later. Rafa’s teams are always stronger at the end of the season. It’s just possible that Bruce’s methodology helps early in the season. We’ll soon find out!

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #47

    Limerick lad, aboy de kid! Ignore c dog.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #48

    Munster: I wouldn’t rate JFA as one of the biggest r soles. You probably disagree.

    The Confederacy of Dunces are: Tsunki, Lesk, Hibbit and Abe Simpson.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #49

    Bills Son Is Back

    “the opinion from the terraces” you told anyone who would listen you would/had renewed your seat in the platinum club, bit of a stretch calling it the view from the terraces,
    if you do have a seat in that area i’m sure i must know you as my brother and i had seats there from day one and you all so said your brother played pro football which narrows the field down a bit,

    and if you want to brush up on sanctimonious drivel you should read back through your last 20 or so posts your by far and away the expert,

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  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #50

    And Tony thought we got on like a house on fire AW

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #51

    Nostra

    Got to give him a chance! He must’ve learned a lot over the years but he has a hard act to follow. Basically it’s Rafa’s defence and midfield but if he’s gonna try to play expansive it changes the dynamics!

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #52

    Yep

    Apparently the traitor is a great manager
    Just because his stats at every club he has managed are terrible dont count ?
    How he is the 2nd worst prem manager in its history, ignore
    How he’s been sacked from most jobs

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #53

    How this team performs is anybody’s guess. Pity signings were not made earlier – were they late to keep the price down?
    Certainly individual players will not be operating under a strict tactical doctrine – but there will obviously be a bit more individualism allowed by Brucie.

    Happy enough with signings so far. If the forwards click should be entertaining at the least.

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #54

    Let’s ignore it all

    Why ?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #55

    I am probably the most hated person on this blog at the moment. But I will tell you what, I have never encouraged firebombing (Dubious Mickey Mouse). Or said to march on Charnley’s house and Family (The Magpie Group and NUST and Genjikai). I could go on, but wont. YET!!!

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  • MrMojoBinRisin76

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #56

    Munster
    Rafa wanted to take this club to the next level,he wasn’t happy with just surviving every season because he could see the potential this club has so he did what he needed to do and asked jabba for what he needed to take us to the next level and jabba knocked him back.This is fact.This is what he tried to do for your club,it has no relevance what he did at previous clubs at all,again,unless your trying to reinforce your agenda.By the way what is your agenda?,just come out and say it.

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #57

    We’re being asked to ignore it all as Jabba hopes the team have enough about them to scrape staying in the league

    That’s all

    We’re supposed to be happy with that ?

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #58

    Tony

    You know people at GT

    Says all anyone will ever need to know

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  • geordietom

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #59

    simply the best …

    canny rendition …

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #60

    Munster hated Rafa because Jabba did
    He loves the traitor as Jabba likes his yes man

    See the link ?

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #61

    Toon fans have brainwashed into thinking what we’ve got is all there is. Unlike WHU fans who stormed the directors box when they weren’t happy.
    Who was it in the dugout when the fan went up to him and tore up his ticket? Allardyce wasn’t it? My god we’re like sheep now; Ashley’s even sold off part of the gallowgate potential development and we still do nowt!

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #62

    Catchy was on the other day with good things to say about the traitor

    Funny that

    LoL

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #63

    The frog doesn’t belong in The Confederacy of Dunces because he is a law unto himself. Always talking about taxes and shills. Never football.

    But then again, I haven’t talked about football much today so maybe I am a tadpole.

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #64

    Moonraker

    Jabba has some decent PR

    You see them post here all the time

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #65

    Tony

    Say hi to your Grant Thornton mates

    😉

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #66

    So Bruce is defensively inept and hes not known for attacking stylish football. What’s his thing? Seems the same as all English managers. Run around loads lads, pack the midfield and hope for the best. I’ve a feeling we will go back to having the highest injuries and with our squad that’s suicidal.

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  • MrMojoBinRisin76

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #67

    Moonraker
    I don’t know what’s going to happen,what i do know is,we have,shall we say,a questionable manager with 3 new signings with no premier league experience at all,that doesn’t mean they are going to be poor but if they are i don’t have the confidence that Bruce will be able to rectify the situation.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #68

    I refuse to eat another cabbage until Bruce is gone.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #69

    Frog: yes I do know people at Grant Thornton in Chicago. Not connected to the Sports Direct auditors. But they are crooks and fools and I think that might pervade the whole company.

    Which is what I said yesterday.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #70

    Williamson: how many cabbages do you normally eat a week. Double digits?

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #71

    Baloney
    FFS shut up about firebombing and Charnley’s house will ya!
    God knows how many times you’ve mentioned it. But Charnley should be under more pressure from us, not being protected. He is Ashley’s enabler and he MUST know Ashley is a tw@t, he can’t possibly like him cos Charnley’s a Geordie after all!

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #72

    They work for GT head office
    You know what they do from day to day ?

    Really ?

    Hahahahaha

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #73

    Baloney
    So Grant Thornton are crooks and fools. Get real will ya we all know who the crooks and fools are!

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #74

    Mojo
    Nor me I just pray for a miracle as usual!

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #75

    Frog: I worked with some of the Grant Thornton Parters in Chicago and I wouldn’t trust them to audit my dog’s dinner. As I just said, I think that might pervade the whole company.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #76

    I have a full raw cabbage for breakfast 7 days a week. And then there’s the sauerkraut. But no more.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #77

    I know specifically that Grant Thornton are crooks because I know the tax scam they set up in Chicago and that the IRS (Govt Tax Authority here) shut down.

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #78

    I know toon22 is desperate for acceptance
    but
    when he says “we” – it rings so hollow.

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  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #79

    Moon, yes agree mostly Rafa Team, but the biggest change of course is two brand new forwards, new LB and soon hopefully new RB.

    It’s going to be interesting to see how a supporter of our club and now manager will view the last managers tactics as a fan and now as a manager and how he will change things or not.

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  • c-dog

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #80

    IrishRob

    It’s hardly racist. It’s all in good jest. Newcastle as a city is actually quite rich with Irish history. But I suppose as a member of Mensa you’re fully aware of that

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