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Report – Newcastle Still Maintain An Interest In Lille’s Thiago Maia



Get French Football News is reporting that there have been discussions of Newcastle buying Lille midfielder Thiago Maia. Newcastle have had an interest in the Brazilian since last summer when they tried but failed to secure a loan deal.

Last summer Maia’s transfer fee was in the €20-30m, however after a poor year in France for Lille, the French club’s asking price for the 23-year-old has plummeted.

However, there is a strange report in Le 10 Sport that Genoa have bid €7m to purchase 50% of the player. This is an unusual deal which we are not sure that the outlet is getting right. However, the Italian club does appear to be very interested in Maia.

In June, there was speculation that Brazilian club Flamengo were close to sealing a shock €8.5m deal for Maia but nothing has resulted from those reports.

With Newcastle still uncertain of the future of Isaac Hayden and having lost Mohamed Diame this summer, they may be maintaining an interest in Maia as a precaution for a Hayden move. We could use another central midfielder, though, as the team appears to be playing with three in the middle going forward.


108 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #41

    If we’re to believe the players and papers the club has been after Joelinton Jetro and Maximim for atleast 2 years.

    It’s been said that the club wanted 2 of them last year, various reasons behind why they didn’t come.

    It doesn’t look to me like Bruce has had any input on incomings other than to say “dur, ok”

    Looking at the two managers one is a pragmatist the other isn’t, one wants to service the brakes and engine, the other wants fluffy dice and some alloys.

    It’s a really weird situation and until the end of the season it’s going to be hard to say if this is a gamble to far.

    Even if Bruce brought Elmohamady in it would instill a little bit of confidence in me, not in the player but that the manager was being listened too.

    Once more into the breach

    #BoycottAshley

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #42

    So Munster reckons Rafa got luck with Longstaff, like he’d never heard of him and would have happily sold him to Mikton Keynes if it wasn’t for Shelvey’s injury or indiscipline. It’s funny mind that when I listened to that talksport phone in where fans, the commentator and Ian Wright was saying that Rafa would be a good fit for Arsenal if Emery got sacked, there was no mention of Steve Bruce as a contender.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #43

    Jail

    Who put Longstaff in the first team squad and didn’t let him go on loan?

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #44

    Why would we need Maia when we have an abundance of midfielders ?

    Gayle it was revealed has an long term injury that niggles and interrupts his fitness so he’s unlikely to be sold, although a loan might be possible. Just hope for his and everyone’s sake that the medical team can work on what the cause is and a remedy. Hopefully new insoles if he has flat feet of something simple like that.

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #45

    Shelvey limped off against Watford at St James’ Park on November 3rd 2018
    Sean Longstaff was given a four year contract December 3rd 2018
    Until it was realised that Shelvey had long term problems Lobby was only
    a makeweight.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #46

    Essex@16
    Hoping I can catch the game somewhere although the missus is hell bent on shopping so might have to try some cunning plans.

    Bill, it’s called a headache.
    Wives use it as an excuse apparently.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #47

    A make weight preffered over Saviet or Wearside Jack.

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  • MarkBro

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #48

    Great news regarding Carroll

    Dubs slams nufcblog.com for jumping on the bandwagon and claiming he was away.. tut tut…

    Never believed it myself, Twitter is the most unreliable source out there, as we saw during the fakeover

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #49

    Lochinvar
    Thiago Maia fits Ashley’s template
    He’s young and on the fringes of the Brazil squad
    Lille have tried to turn a pretty sensational DM
    who was rated at Santos into a creative midfielder
    which has affected his game.
    He was bought by Marcelo Bielsa under whom he
    flourished , unfortunately Bielsa’s successor
    Cristophe Galtier isn’t the same class of coach.

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #50

    OP
    A fair comment
    Lobby had been loaned to Blackpool
    Saivet to some Turkish club
    Colback to Forest

    Apparently Sean impressed the most in pre-season so was retained.

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  • MarkBro

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #51

    boycott Arsenal

    It doesnt have to be black or white.

    Rafa could of left due to the lies but not getting a bumper payrise may of helped. The Chinese team had their offer on the table n may.

    Its definitely Ashleys fault but i get the feeling Rafa played on the hatred of mike to bail hassle free

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  • runheed

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #52

    a) It’s pretty much bread and circuses on here. Rafa who? Does everyone have the attention span of a goldfish or what?
    b) Ho hum. Baloney by name…

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #53

    MarkBro
    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:01 AM
    Its definitely Ashleys fault but i get the feeling Rafa played on the hatred of mike to bail hassle free

    Spot on

    Rafa played a blinder in the media stakes

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  • toon22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #54

    JIB

    After all the BS and lies you type on here exactly why should anyone care about your opinions on anything?

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  • Mag52

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #55

    Jail.

    There’s no doubt in most sane people’s mind that Rafa left because Ashley could not meet his ambitious demands for the club he had clearly developed a great affection for.
    While we continue to hate Ashley, and he continues to hate us, we owe it to the team, especially the youngsters and the coach, who are in no way to blame for the fact that we have a clown as an owner, to get behind them from the off this season.
    Forget about a top eight finish, but the team looks good for a decent cup run this year.

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #56

    I try not to print lies
    I cannot recall ever actually doing it
    And one man’s bullshit is another man’s interesting fact.
    It’s quite a popular social media device , when a person
    has limited knowledge , to shout bullshit at everyone else

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #57

    So now the idea is Benitez was forced to play an academy makeweight against his will. No mention of monitoring said player over three years of coaching and preferring him to understudy rather than ginger Jack and the ethereal saviet. It gets better every day. Sadly there is an appreciable core of limp witted suckers it seems who will drink all this in.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #58

    Toon22 should be made to swim across a river with a scorpion on his back.

    And I don’t mean that literally Tsunki. It is a reference to his avatar.

    Unlike what Dubious Mickey said about bombing SD shops. That was real.

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  • Zele

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #59

    MarkBro,

    You are right there.

    I’ve spoken to some of my pals who are lifelong Liverpool fans and they were not surprised at the antics of Benitez.

    Steve Bruce clearly does not have the tactical pedigree of Benitez but he will be straight and honest and put the club first something that many suspected that Benitez didn’t in private.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #60

    Mag52,
    I’m not to go back to SJP and I’ll be wholeheartedly be singing anti Ashley songs when I visit White heart lane

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #61

    “…and put the club first something that many suspected that Benitez didn’t in private.”

    Oh dear.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #62

    Zele,
    We’ll soon find out how straight and honest he is when he has to tell us we can’t compete with Villa or Norwich.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #63

    It is so strange that the Confederacy of Dunces on here think I am the disrupter and cannot see it is Toon22.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #64

    Zele,
    So insisting on new training facilities and constant upgrades to the infrastructure was not putting the club first.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #65

    Anybody engaging with this idiot is as bad as him, if you ignore him he runs out of steam.

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #66

    Tsunki
    Lobby left the academy in Jan 2017 for 18 months
    to join Kilmarnock and then Blackpool
    Rafa had other thing on his mind in Autumn 2016
    so had probably not seen him play in the flesh
    until pre-season 2018

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #67

    White Hart
    a Hart is a female deer

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #68

    Was it just a coincidence that our U’s started getting better results after Rafa arrived.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #69

    Rafa saying that a leopard never changes it’s spots, I wonder when Brewcey will be told to dedicate his first win to the leopard.

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  • Veltman

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #70

    TB, t22 has stopped disrupting to be fair.The last couple of days has been in decent mode.He likes the club and wishes what is best for it.I started to understand him as the days goes by.

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #71

    Talking of idiots 🙄

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #72

    Jib@67
    White Hart
    a Hart is a female deer

    As Homer would say
    d’oh (doe) !

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  • Jib

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #73

    Homer only spoke Latin (and a bit of Greek)

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  • #boycott Arsenal

    Aug 5, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #74

    Was ancient Greek literature written in Latin?

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  • Mag52

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #75

    Jail.

    I’m 100% with you on the anti Ashley chants.

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  • lesh

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #76

    Jib

    You try not to print lies and cannot recall ever actually doing it?

    It must come naturally along with your bullshit, fantasy and hyperbole.

    Such is your influence, you seem to have encouraged Balloony to come out of the woodwork. They say imitation is a form of flattery but do you really want to be associated with him, our supposedly US-based loon?

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #77

    Rafa has 44 points and 45 points in the past 2 years. He is not a God. FOR US.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #78

    Lesh: you have an open invitation to Chicago and I will take you on a tour. I pretty much know all there is to see. And then I will drop you off on the South side and see how you do.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #79

    lingua vero imprudentis subversio est aliquid twisty

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 5, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #80

    Fakeover 9 – 0 Takeover, not easy to froggive.

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