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Report – Midfielder Target To Make Newcastle Decision On Tuesday

Le 10 Sport is reporting that Thiago Maia will make a decision between Genoa and Newcastle on Tuesday.

This tweet translates to:

Thiago Maia has to make a decision tomorrow (Tuesday). Transfer Offer from Genoa (7M € + 50% resale) or Newcastle loan offer (with higher salary than Genoa)

The link to Maia resurfaced Sunday night with reports from France that Newcastle had renewed their interest in the Brazilian. It was reported earlier today that Newcastle had made a better offer for the defensive midfielder.

However, that offer appears to be in salary and not in a transfer fee. The French outlet is reporting that Maia will have to decide between joining Genoa on a permanent or Newcastle on loan. With Newcastle, he would reportedly get higher wages.

We are not sure if their will be an option to buy in the deal but if we could get Maia in this week that would be excellent news. Like Jetro Willems, a loan deal with an option to buy might not be a bad idea. Both players saw a massive dip in form last season so maybe Newcastle are just taking precautions by only offering a loan deal initially.

217 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #1

    Evening Beer

    Neil beat me to it bud

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #2

    I’d take a punt on this lad. Remains to be seen how he’ll do in our league, but the same can be said of all of our recent signings. They’ll have to hit the ground running.

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully having Joelinton here (a fellow young Brazilian) might tempt him to move?

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Genoa have a Brazilian keeper but I can see Maia bonding with Joelinton more, being closer in age and also new to the club.

  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #5


    Jean-Philippe Mateta underwent an operation on his right knee yesterday and will likely be out for at least three months.

  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #6


    Totally agree. If the money is spent elsewhere it’s a far more suitable option but I’m like you i doubt it will be spent at all. Transfer window ends soon and we will then know we’re we are at. I’m still hoping we will get surprised before the window shuts but same old feeling of couldn’t get them over the line bladablada time will tell

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #7

    That Bogle lad is playing for Derby tonight against Huddersfield. Wonder if he’ll get an assist at some point?

  • Corkypants

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #8


    Damn I didn’t know that

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #9

    I like the sound of this guy Maia. If he’s a kind of hybrid of Diame, Shelvey and Ki, as in a defensive mid who essentially breaks up play, but who passes and moves well too, then he’d be ideal as the pivot in a mid 3 and compliment the 4 good central mids we already have. We do need one more, if we are going to play 3, as we have pre season.

    Krafth I’m less happy about. Unless Bruce and Nickson know something no one apparently else does, then he doesn’t appear to be an upgrade on what we have. I like Manquillo. I think he’s a player who can become a reliable cog in a well oiled, high functioning side. Yedlin is weaker defensively, and not as good on the ball, but super fast, so as wing backs you’d think we’d need to be looking at someone better than Krafth to be upgrading, unless Yedlin is off. Think this stuff about about Manquillo out on loan is nonsense. He’s been great this pre season, and was excellent when given the shirt in the second part of last season.

    I’m still hopeful Gayle can be moved on, generating money for a better replacement. Gayle is better than Joselu, but we have enough players of his type in the group already. We need another Joselu type, but obviously of a better calibre, who can come in and be a target, hold the ball up, clatter centre backs etc, get his head on the ball, because all we have now to do that is the unproven Joelinton. He needs competition, and the squad needs more appropriate cover.

  • supersholamackemslayer

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Afriyie is a defensive midfielder from Empoli. We were linked with him last year. Think he’s 27 or something. He reported the interest from us last year.

  • cyprus

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Already the ‘couldn’t get him over the line’ line is done with, during this window. It’s been a very good one, transfer record shattered, two three good players in, only one senior (whom most didn’t rate till he left anyway) gone.

    We’re better than last year. We’ll see how that translates on the field. Surely we’ll pick up at least three points in our first ten games 🙂

  • posada

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #12

    NUST survey result re Arsenal Boycott.
    4800 replied to the survey.

    84% support the boycott of the Arsenal game.

    Of season ticket holders who replied 67% supported the Arsenal boycott.

  • lesh

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Mund @37 (previous thread)

    Whoa, I’ve never suggested anything about you arguing against a boycott. My point was pitched at those who can’t or won’t see what Ashley’s done to NUFC – openly supporting his methods and appointments. Does that include you? I think not.

    I take your point about Ashley being thick skinned but the point about boycotting the Arsenal game is it’s a symbollic gesture to draw attention to Ashley’s treatment of the club and its fans.

  • Bigjim67

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Rafa didn’t sign a new contract because he knew that he couldn’t work for the slug anymore and i don’t blame him.
    Old cabbage heed is worse than useless imo, can’t stand him.
    Am i willing to give him a chance? At the moment I’m not sure.
    I think we may well struggle big time this season.
    Ashley- no ambition
    Old cabbage heed – no clue.

  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #15


    I would love another forward more than anything mate, Unless Bruce is planning on using a loan striker all season.
    Take Joelinton out of the equation and we are relying on some bang average forwards we have at the club.

  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #16


    My bad mate I read it wrong.

    Your right and I get it. We will see after Sunday how big of an effect it can have and I really, really hope it does.

  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Who’s the player holding the shirt at SJP today? #NUFC

    Moussa Sissako

    Youssouf Sabaly

    Moussa Marega


    Someone else

  • supersholamackemslayer

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #18

    100% not Marega
    Was on a plane sitting next to Chancel 5 hrs ago

  • G

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Doesn’t matter about the quality of the player when the managers aptitude marked out of 10 scores a figure of potato

  • Mund

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #20

    I think sissako and looks a bit of a player. Who ever it is will defo be for the u23 set up

  • G

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Can we just cut out the inevitable middle man and get Gallowgate Flags working on the ‘Sack Bruce’ banner (no relation to hulk apparently).

  • Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #22


  • Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Can’t wait for this season to start, entertainers will be back under Bruce.

    Unlike when the Spanish waiter was here.

  • Bigjim67

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #24


  • G

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #25

    @22 enigmatic post. If you are the man, then kindly fornicate elsewhere, as we’ve witnessed quite enough failure and excuses. If it’s just a hasty username in response to my post, I salute you.

  • beermonkey

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #26


    he did beat you but ty

    dl we need another holding mid i hope it doesnt mean hayden is out the door

  • arpeco19

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #27

    Sign him up (€12m), then go for Benjamin Henrichs (€20m) which is what Monaco want for him, Charlie Austin (£8m-£10m). We’d then have a very good squad to compete in the league, sign Moussa Sissako aswell as he looks a decent centre half at 19 years old.

  • G

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Oh I see, Mackem wum? Refer to my first suggestion.

    P.s. oxford. Lol. Their team is a ‘who’s who of who the f are you’

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashley still needs to sanction more spending. We get a decent an upgrade on the departed Diame and Joselu, then he’ll have given Bruce the tools the manager a club our size deserves. You’d have to say fair play to him then, you’ve done right. But of course, unless you’re extremely forgetful or unaware, you’d realize even then that it’s too late now to save this owners skin with too large a section of the fan base. His card is well and truly marked. Too few believe that Ashley has it in him to run the club right, me amongst them. Must go, and let someone else who has a proper interest in the wellbeing of the club try to take it forward.

  • Bigjim67

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Deffo a mackem WUM

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #31

    So people who haven’t renewed are still receiving season tickets they haven’t paid for…

    How many of those have the club counted as sold???

    Anyone posted the Nust vote on the boycott?

    Ho ho ho.

    There’ll be more at the boycott than some would have you believe.

  • Our Toon

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Loan with option to buy is good for us, hopefully he decides we are the ones but we need to ship some players out

    Murphy (maybe)

    Get them out and make more space in the team

  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #33
  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #34


    Are you ketsy?

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #35

    If this mystery sign turns out to be Sabaly and we’ve paid any more than £5m I’ll be scratching my head. He’s a poor player, cannot hit a ball clean, not fast, not strong, not particularly a fighter, positioning and reading of the game nothing above average – that’s him in a nutshell, bang average.

    I can see RWB/RB is a position we could upgrade, but nobody we’ve been linked with is a definitive upgrade on Manquillo and Yedlin.

  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Sunlun are 13th in League 1
    after their first game
    which was at home

  • G

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #37

    Unlucky for some Jib, just slightly amusing for us

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #38

    The bloke on the picture circulating on twitter is clearly Andy Carroll.

  • supersholamackemslayer

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #39

    Maybe its Ihbrahim Amadou

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 5, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #40

    arpeco definitely isn’t Kets. He didn’t mention Bowen, Wilson or Lemina, which Kets has been doing every post for nearly a week 🙂

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