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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

  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #82

    We means the fans

    Obviously you arnt included in that term

    Hahahahaha

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #83

    JIB

    You made up any more interesting stories from your past today ?

    7
  • Trent1211

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #84

    Bill’s Son @27. Your moronic head in the sand mentality is precisely why Ashley will continue to use our club as a billboard for his tat and why we are no longer a sporting institution striving for excellence, building something and have become the footballing equivalent of a cattle market. Positioning this as doomsters versus optimism is the thinking of a mental midget. The football club has ceased to exist. It is a mirage.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #85

    hibbit – if you do have a seat in the Platinum club i’m sure i must know you as my brother and i had seats there from day one.

    I had seats from day 1.

    But I hardly know most of the people around me never mind the rest of the 3000 or so.

    How the hell “must you know me”.

    Drivel again from you.

    As for my brother….

    Once scored the winning goal for his team at SJP.

    My dad Bill was proud as punch when the three of us walked into his local CIU club on the Sunday morning and the whole bar started jokingly booing our kid.

    I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    2
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #86

    The “Irish Mensa” thing opens up so many possibilities for bad jokes.

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #87

    Bills

    The fair and balanced voice of reason

    Hahahahaha

    2
  • geordietom

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #88

    like saurkraut . and girkins . and roll mops …

    prefer haddock to cod though …

    likes donner kebabs …

    mince and tattie dinner cant beat it . homemade rhubarb crumble to follow …

    i also like Garibaldi biscuits…

    0
  • geordietom

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #89

    gherkins .even

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #90

    Trent1211

    Try telling your rant to a Mackem or Boro supporter.

    Or to a Leeds, Blackburn, Birmingham, QPR or Portsmouth supporter.

    In fact, to just about any supporter of any other club.

    Most of them will laugh out loud in your face.

    The club is a mirage?

    Bollocks.

    Read how the great Sir Bobby described a football club.

    It isn’t the owners….

    It’s the crowd, the supporters, the excitement and passion of match day, the roar when a goal is scored, the thrill of beating the top teams, the banter in the pub before and after the match.

    THAT is the football club.

    And it is real, alive,and supporting.

    The mirage only exists in the imagination of you and your like.

    5
  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #91

    Tom what age were you when you left the NE mate, can you remember the Majestic when it was a dance hall.

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  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #92
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #93

    SPOTS DIRECT Rafa Benitez fires scathing attack on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, saying ‘a leopard never changes its spots’

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/9656575/rafa-benitez-newcastle-mike-ashley-leopard-changes-spots/

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #94

    Trent1211 – Your moronic head in the sand mentality.

    Ha, haaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    What about the moronic head in the sand mentality of boneheads like you who refuse to get any real pleasure out of Almiron, Jo and ASM being signed?

    Or those who want us to be relegated.

    Or those who want the new signings to flop.

    Or those who want Bruce to fail.

    Or those who want an empty ground.

    If that isn’t head in the sand,,,

    How much lower in the dunes can you go??

    7
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #95

    Bills

    And his full on love for Jabba

    Were so lucky arnt we

    3
  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #96

    Bill’s son is back,
    Do you think Perez and Rondon were telling porkies.

    5
  • MrMojoBinRisin76

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #97

    Bills
    You utter cretin,Sir Bobby managed us when we were ambitious and had a vision to be one of the top clubs in Europe,he would be heartbroken with what this club is now.

    7
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #98

    Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:48 PM
    Comment #94

    Trent1211 – Your moronic head in the sand mentality.

    Careful

    Youll have JIB crown for utter bollix

    LOL

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #99

    Bills

    Are you the new Catchy ?

    2
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #100

    MrMojoBinRisin76

    Reading what he posts literally makes you stupider,its that bad

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #101
  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #102

    hey you lot do you mind I’m trying to have a proper conversation here give over and it’s world war 3 give over

    0
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #103

    frog

    Your moronic head in the sand mentality.

    Errrrrrrr…

    That’s what he called ME frog.

    You really need to read posts before you jump in.

    By the way….

    When is Jabba getting nicked for fraud?

    This Monday, next Monday or the one after.

    Your ITK predictions are as bad as Dubai Micky’s.

    HWTL.

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #104

    MrMojoBinRisin76 – Bills, you utter cretin.

    Thanks for the compliment.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #105

    Jail

    It’s amazing how much hatred you’ve got for bruce before a ball is even kicked. Its expected and quite a few called it that double standards would kick in.

    Dont think anyone wanted Bruce on here, we’ve got him though so stuck with the choice. As I’ve always said Ashley is the problem so dictating on Bruce is bizarre, especially when you wouldn’t have a bad word said about rafa!!

    7
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #106

    Our Toon

    Find me one stat from his previous jobs thats encouraging
    Hes managed enough clubs now
    Add to that he is Jabbas latest puppet yes man , who has already lied to the fans

    Go ahead pick one out

    2
  • geordietom

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #107

    Oldarse …

    43 mate dont remember the majestic . used to go to the dolce vita i think it was called when i was married to my first wife… live music then the floor turned round and the disco came on . tell you the truth i did’nt go drinking in the town much mate …

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #108

    Bills

    Are you Catchy in disguise ?

    2
  • geordietom

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #109

    oldarse … how old are you mate ? …

    0
  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #110

    It’s ok tom just stay behind the chair they will calm down shortly give you a shout when it’s over

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #111

    Our Toon,

    It is totally impossible to reason in any way shape or form with Jail.

    Rafa was God, Ashley is the Devil and Bruce shovels coal in Hell.

    And…

    Rafa didn’t want any of the new signings so they must be crap.

    Disagree with any of that and Jail will latch onto you like a limpet on Tynemouth rocks.

    1
  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #112

    Just turned 69 July

    0
  • dougie

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #113

    I’m starting to fear that the likes of Krafth(if we sign him)aren’t an improvement on what we’ve already got,he’s just a bit of cover picked up for next to nothing.Why can’t we go out and spend 20 million on an upgrade, there’s plenty of money left.We still need a proven striker brought in as well,Joelinton looks decent but he’s just a young lad who hardly scored last season in a weaker league,he might need time.There should be plenty of money in the pot.

    1
  • Trent1211

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #114

    Bill’s son you should be ashamed of what you’re enabling at the club with your mentality. A parasite is feeding off your inability to see that the club serves one purpose and one purpose only. To make Mike Ashley richer and any of those players you list are not bought to build sustained success but to sell for profit. It’s a subsistence existence. Survive not thrive. If replacing Rafa with Steve Bruce, STEVE BRUCE, makes you happy then I have some magic beans to sell you.

    5
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #115

    frog…

    Are you an alt of Dubai Micky?

    I see a pattern…

    Both U.S. at ITK predictions.

    1
  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #116

    Don’t act my age never have

    1
  • MrMojoBinRisin76

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #118

    Bills
    I don’t know what dictionary you are using but Cretin isn’t a compliment and taking it as one just shows the type of person you are

    2
  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #119

    If we had followed the logic of most on here our team would consist of all of the sicknotes and parasites in the league. LIKE:

    Joe Hart
    Jack Wilshere
    Andy Carroll
    Bas Dost
    Charlie Austin
    Jordan Ibe
    Berehino

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  • geordietom

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #120

    Oldarse …

    we grew up in the same era everything was black and white back then … non of the crap that goes on these days …

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