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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

  • Pat On The Heed

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #161

    Our Toon – fun reading you trying desperately to make a case Vs Perez. How his survival securing goals and performances over two seasons were actually the result of those around him, and he’s actually ‘bang average’ and we’re better off without him. You were reaching Trumpian levels of reality bending – and I just wanted to say thanks for the belly laughs kid.

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #162

    My dad told me Hughie Gallagher used to drink in there and the Cannon.

  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #163

    You seem to be having a better day today Abe. None of the meds really work though. Yet. Maybe soon, and that will be good and you will be able to figure out what I say.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #164


    Moncur got two and Scott got one against Dosza in the first leg at SJP.

    Moncur’s first was in off a rebound and his second and Scott’s were shots in the box after a couple of one two’s.

    No back to the goal over the shoulder shots for a goal.

    It must be another game you are thinking about.

  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #165

    Southampton Jan freezing bus picks us up from boozer 11 o’clock closing time mortal drinks on the bus going, pass out wake up 3 in the morning face stuck to the window iced, arrive Southampton stupid o’clock straight on the drink match and back great times.

  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #166

    Ok bills could be but in my head was as I said

  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #167

    Didn’t google it just memory but was pop who scored that goal as I have just explained best ever from a Newcastle player at the time.

  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #168

    Bills Son Is Back how far do you go back

  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #169

    Have to google now bills you got me thinking

  • oldarse

    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #170

    After ten minutes, Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson scored the only goal, volleying in at the Gallowgate End to send Newcastle roaring into the last 16 of the Fairs Cup. Sporting Lisbon

  • geordietom

    Aug 5, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #171

    News › History › Newcastle United FC History
    11 Nov 2015 – Newcastle United’s Ollie Burton, left, in 1969 and Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson in … scoring eight goals including two penalty screamers against … Pop Robson, like Burton, was a slow burner whose form exploded … His goals against Feyenoord, Sporting Lisbon, Real Zaragoza, and Vitoria Setubal helped United lift the fairs cup…

  • DAVE..TOON..9

    Aug 5, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #172

    The old fellas must remember he’s here he’s there he’s every…..where MACNAMEE MACNAMEE

  • Phil K

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #173

    I remember coming back from a London game, my mate conked out before we left London (we had won by the way, at QPR) Stopping at services I didn’t see the point of giving him a dig in the ribs, so on we went – much later I woke him going over the high level and he was furious “Why’d you wake me up ?” I laughed and said “I was pretty sure you wouldn’t want to end up at the depot” and pointed to the Tyne Bridge – He was amazed he thought he’d only just dropped off !
    Sticks in my mind after all these years – the REALLY astonished look on his face !

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