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Potential Winter Target Has Goal Bonanza On Saturday

We did a report on PSV forward Donyell Malen in July as a suggested target for Newcastle United during the summer.

The former Arsenal product was also mentioned as a possible winter target by the Chronicle this past week.

The 20-year-old made his international debut in the 2020 Euro Qualifier against Germany on September 6th. The Netherlands won the match 4-2 and Malen got one of the goals in his debut. He also got his second cap a few days later in the Netherlands 0-4 win at Estonia.

On Saturday, Malen took his international momentum into PSV’s Eredivisie match against Vitesse. The young striker put in a dominant display as he scored five goals in PSV’s 5-0 win.

Donyell Malen is an Arsenal Academy product who turned down a contract extension with Arsenal two summers ago.

Despite being a valued youngster, Arsenal couldn’t convince Malen to resign with them. He opted instead to join PSV in his native Netherlands. Last season he was able to break into their first-team primarily as a left-winger scoring 11 goals.

This season he was given the number 9 shirt which was vacated by former Magpie Luuk De Jong, who joined Sevilla in the summer.

Malen just signed a new deal with PSV on August 6th which extended his contract until 2024. He had just one year remaining on his old deal. We are unsure of PSV’s valuation of Malen, but he is definitely a player to watch out for.

81 comments so far

  • NY Mag

    Sep 15, 2019 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #1


    Nice research, I have to be honest, I’ve never heard of the guy.
    But kudos to you for bringing him to our attention.

  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2019 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #2


    Welcoming Jib back from his ‘self imposed’ (really?) sabbatical speaks volumes. You ain’t done your credibility any good.

  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 15, 2019 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Hmm. According to Bruce we have “enough forwards” already… 😉

  • NY Mag

    Sep 15, 2019 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #4


    According to the league table, we need more goals and more wins 🙂

  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 15, 2019 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #5


    BTW: How are you doing in Michigan, mate?

  • NY Mag

    Sep 15, 2019 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m doing OK mate….trying to blend in.
    Here for another week, then off to Texas for a week, then I’m going back to NYC for a week.

  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 15, 2019 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Whereabouts in Texas? I’ve passed thru northern Texas but never spent time there. If I did visit I think Austin sounds nice, as well as the gulf coast…

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 15, 2019 at 2:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Have to say that Lampard is doing OK with a lot of kids in his team, does he have better kids than us?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 15, 2019 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #9

    We should offer Farke 100,000+ a week while its not too late. He’s doing great with half his team injured and a bunch of unknown/ youth players. Bruce would have Norwich’s players down near the bottom of the championship playing defensive crap football.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 15, 2019 at 2:52 AM

    Comment #10

    NY Mag

    More goals and more wins, sounds like a plan, why hasn’t Brucie thought of that? 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Chico/NY Mag

    Texas then NY blimey, not like the good old days when it took months in a covered wagon. Have we become blase about travel. A friend of ours had her sister over from the states over the past couple of weeks and she has been quite cool about getting around this little old country.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Bring back Sorensen can’t be any worser than Tammy tap in!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Time for bed, G’dnight all!

  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #14

    I still love to travel. Been thinking I’d like to see Spain and Portugal before I get much older. But I guess one does take jet travel for granted a bit.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:07 AM

    Comment #15

    Lampard has the best kids in the world, but the likes of Leeds and Norwich don’t. But they Just know how to play them. I’ve been critical of British youths in past but there are tonnes coming through now. We just need to wake up and buy a few and completely overhaul our academy. Our whole policy seems to be to sniff around the likes of Everton, Man City and even Celtic for cast off older reserves just to fill the numbers or wait for the next good Geordie to fall in our lap and self develop.

  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Goodnight Bill!

  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #17

    TNMW @15
    “We just need to wake up and buy a few and completely overhaul our academy.”

    Seems like we recently had a bloke around Newcastle who wanted to do something along those lines… 😉

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #18

    I’m travelling around Guangxi, China, on the South China sea right now next to Vietnam. The De Tian Waterfalls are the best ive seen and the karst mountains are something else . The high speed trains mean you can get around the country super fast, almost as quick as planes when you factor in waiting times. I think they can do the entire length of UK in two hours. I still prefer travelling by bus or car though as you get to take things in.

  • ChicoUSA

    Sep 15, 2019 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #19

    That sounds amazing!

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Sep 15, 2019 at 4:04 AM

    Comment #20

    TNMW – even if we got Farke, he won’t have a striker in our team anywhere near the level of Pukki, and quite frankly that bloke’s goals will play a major part of Norwich staying up this season (assuming they do). We don’t have a 20+ goal a season forward in our team right now and any team wanting to win games consistently needs just that.

    I’d love for us to get Malen, but he’s already on the radar of the bigger clubs in Europe. Even if his next move isn’t to a Champions League team, I doubt it’ll be us next. The likes of Everton, West Ham or Leicester are higher up the pecking order that Newcastle assuming he comes to the Premier League.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 15, 2019 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #21

    You have bored us all summer with the ongoing saga of will he or won’t he support the toon knowing fine well all along that he is going to support Liverpool. With his father having such a low opinion of our mid table under achievers you could hardly blame him, your back handed compliments must be really confusing for him. I’ll never forget something you said when Rafa showed up, it was something along the lines of you poor Geordies are so desperate for a hero you’ll make a god out of anyone decent, and it wasn’t meant sympathetically. Now please, if you want people to stop talking about your son, stop rubbing folks nose in to the fact he’s supporting s better team. Thank you.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 15, 2019 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #22

    that’s how you play and beat the big 6.
    not this atrocious rubbish football we play.

    very soon likes of Norwich will be light years ahead of us and we won’t be able to compete with them.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #23

    The thing with Norwich is they have built a team based on a certain style and philosophy. Every player has been put into the side considering this philosophy and they all understand their jobs etc. I have never seen that at Newcastle even with Rafa (apart from you must work hard and maintain shape). We don’t have any identity at all so players are just trying to do the best they can individually. Bruce has just came in and carried on with the same plan.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #24

    Rafa had to disassemble and then very quickly assemble a team not only to get out of the Championship but then stay in the PL. He then had to fashion a team while the owner and his lap Dog tried to undermine in him at every turn hoping he would quit so they could play their version of SD football, pretty had to stamp an identity in the back drop of that.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #25

    I don’t know as not followed them but did Norwich have it easier?

    Rafa still brought in a lot of signings I don’t see why he couldn’t of introduced a footballing philosophy to the club. He got the players playing for the shirt again and that was a step above what we had for many seasons but the next step is to start stamping an identity on the club.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #26

    You see Pep with his inverted full backs, Klopp with his high press false 9, I see Norwich playing this intricate passing style along with teams like Leeds. Is it really impossible for us to do that under the fatman?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #27

    Yes because Ashley looks 5 years behind when choosing his managers, while some other clubs are looking 5 years ahead. Ashley’s facing the wrong direction so all he can see is has beens.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #28

    So was Rafa not capable then?

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #29

    If you remember McLaren tried to put a possession based system in but after a few results and mistakes completely scrapped it

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #30

    Ashley looks at Biesla or Nagelmann and thinks they’ve never managed in the premier, therefore they’re a risk. He looks at Bruce and thinks wow, he’s been around the premier for years, he has experience. Doesn’t matter that experience is of struggling and has been constantly declining as the standard goes up. Even when we go for foreign it will be some crap like one of the ex Watford managers.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #31

    I can understand with Bruce

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #32

    Rafa had a system. Organised defence. Hit them on the break. A bit dour, but at least an effective system. Unlike your McLarens and Pardews and Bruce’s who just stumble from one thing to another, neither here nor there, playing their best 11 and hoping it will fall together. Or just hoping there’s 3 worse managers and teams than themselves. Which is now impossible.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #33

    I do agree to an extent but for me hard work and organisation are building blocks that all teams need to them go on and implement a footballing philosophy. When in possession we look really clueless at times like there is no cohesion and we are just playing as individuals in that moment. We have been like this for many many years.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #34

    Sorry on grammar phone is annoying

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #35

    Munster the martyr

    You misrepresent yourself you mug.

    The reason people ask you questions (attack you in your feeble mind) is because you talk shit and contradict yourself then refuse to clarify the utter bollocks you talk.

    Everything you’ve wrote is still here on the blog and quite a few will remember the things you’ve posted, unfortunately because you’re always trying to get one over you quite often forget what you’ve already said

    You accuse jail of being obsessed, pot calling the kettle, you cant go a few hours without name calling or blaming someone else for your behaviour.

    Pathetic cretan.

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #36

    OP did you just write about yourself?

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #37

    Everything you have said on that post rings true for everything you write. Look a little closer to home I would suggest.

  • Jib

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #38

    Villa just need a draw at home vs West Ham to climb out
    the bottom 3 to be replaced by us (on gd).
    However if Bournemouth get scudded by Everton we’ll be
    4th bottom(again on gd)
    Again , like last season , it’s scarily tight right up to the top 3 or 4

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #39

    I hate Everton more than most but need them to do us a favour today. Exciting times 🙁

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Sep 15, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #40


    You call someone a name caller and then call them a pathetic cretan?

    There are some joke posters on this blog and you are right up there with the worst of them.


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