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Newcastle Linked With 23-Year-Old Turkish Goalkeeper

Newcastle were linked with Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir in a report from Turkish outlet Fotospor last month. That report stated that Newcastle, along with three other European clubs, were tracking the £18m rated 23-year-old.

The other clubs cited were Liverpool, Schalke in the Bundesliga, and Rennes from Ligue 1.

Sport Witness have noted that another Turkish outlet 61 Saat are reporting that Newcastle are still highly interested in Cakir.

Ugurcan Cakir– Are Newcastle tracking 23-year-old?

One issue with this link is that the Turkish goalkeeper has just extended his deal to 2024 a few weeks ago. The club also have a clause in which they can extend the deal an extra year to 2025.

Newcastle have been linked with a couple of goalkeepers recently. They reportedly scouted Benfica’s Odysseas Vlachodimos during a Champions League match last month.

It makes sense that Newcastle will be looking at goalkeepers with both Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot’s contracts due to expire this summer. If neither of them sign extensions, it would leave just Freddie Woodman and 20-year-old Jake Turner behind Martin Dubravka.

While Dubravka is reportedly close to signing an improved deal, we are not sure of the situation with Freddie Woodman, who has excelled on loan at Swansea. His contract is due to expire in 2021.

Cakir joined Trabzonspor from Trabzon 1461 as a 16-year-old in 2012. He has risen through their academy and broke through as their number one last November. He has made 47 total appearances for Trabzonspor with nine clean sheets.

He received his first cap for Turkey in a friendly against Greece this past May. He is in Turkey’s squad for their Euro qualifier against Albania this evening.

40 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 11, 2019 at 5:33 AM

    Comment #1



  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 6:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Reposting till the bus stops.
    one fine day

    Oct 11, 2019 at 2:42 AM

    Comment #6
    toon 22
    Hopefully more and more are starting to get what he is doing
    The mess he has left rangers in during a short spell I shudder to think the web of shit he has spun through the club like a virus .
    A little of how he operates
    anyone still believing this guy has the interests of nufc or the north east anywhere near his business agenda needs to give their heads a shake .
    Ashley sold this land ,which he as owner of nufc ,could argue was his.
    He sold it to another of his companies for 6 million pounds.
    6 years later this amount has not been paid back or appeared in the nufc accounts ,written off as a bad debt so will never be seen.
    He then sold it from his new company on to Micheal Murray (happens to be his son in law) for 10 mil.
    SPORTS direct then paid Micheal Murray 11.5 million .
    plans to build etc were submitted and passed but then drastically changed after it went through and new plans have been submitted .
    If these new plans are passed then the same land with planning approved will be worth around 60 million pounds
    and an agreement is in place for this to happen.
    why would anyone who cared about a club they own allow an asset to be sold knowing how much it is worth in pounds and also knowing it will effectively keep a boot on the throat of the club in terms of increasing capacity in future?
    Now if any of our accountants here can show where any of this shows up in fatty’s ledger i would love to know.
    the chronicle apparently are well aware of all of this but why they are not acting or reporting it is anyone’s guess .

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #3

    From earlier, I think you need to take a look at yourself old bean, that’s just not cricket!

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #4

    One fine day
    I’m confused (not an unusual occurrence)
    If Ashley sells off some of NUFC (in this case SP)
    why does the money have to appear back in NUFC
    accounts ?

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #5

    One Fine Day
    You also don’t seem to understand the accounting term
    “bad debt”
    It seems to me that TMG or whoever need to recruit
    someone from the accountancy world pretty pronto

    So far misuse of the phrases:-
    Asset stripping
    Cash cow
    Bad Debt

    Mind when you blabber about them on social media they sound pretty cool

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #6

    It’s funny that when folk talk about Rangers they fail
    to mention that Dave King (a fugitive from justice in
    South Africa) bumped Ashley for £10M (or tried to)
    he had loaned Rangers to pull them out of the shit.

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Morning everyone.

    Just wondering, when is the 10 days up from Kenyon’s latest offer? I think it must be by now?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #9

    I think you should employ someone from the “footy” world to help you write your posts, it has become as clear ass dear that you don’t know the first thing about our beautiful game and that you are a charlatan, a Johnny come lately at the very best. Stick to chasing those eggs.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #10

    *Clear as day

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #11

    The strawberry place land I don’t know the full history only what has been posted on here or what I have found myself. The question I have and don’t really understand is to me this is just land Ashley bought when he purchased the club. Just because it is across the road from the stadium this doesn’t really matter it could have been 10 miles from the stadium. Is this land not Ashley’s as he bought it as part of a business deal? I don’t get why people put the land and the club together as one? Maybe I am misunderstanding the situation as never really looked into it until a few weeks ago. I also don’t buy it’s the only way to expand if we ever get into a position in which we need to expand it will mean we have owners who are investing in the club and team and likely with a lot of money. This means they will easily find ways to increase the capacity as we all know money can buy you anything for the right price.

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:22 AM

    Comment #12

    We just need an owner who understands the football world. He could be skint and it would still be a huge upgrade from Ashley. I hope Kenyon raises the finance for purchase.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Poor weasel must have had a rough night on the supply vessel

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Sir John Hall bought Strawberry Place when he was extending
    SJP right left and centre.
    However it was a bad move because any Stadium extension
    was blocked by Nexus (the Metro operator) as an engineers
    report said any stadium extension would compromise either
    the tunnel beneath or the Metro station (or both)
    So it was a bit of a white elephant.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #15

    83 even

  • Genjikai

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #16

    The land was bought by Newcastle Fans, for the club.
    Newcastle have not recieved a penny for the land.
    Ashley son in law bought the land but then got payment from sd for 11.5 mill which sd shareholders arnt happy about.
    He is about to make 60 mill off the land with planning permission. 60 mill that nufc wont see.

    You had new york mag saying that newcastle nufc got rid of the land in 2003, which was not true and he has just dodge the whole situation.
    You have jib and yourself claiming this is just standard business practice, nothing to see here.
    I may not be an accountant but that looks like asset stripping to me.
    Selling yourself an item, not paying yourself for said item, writing off the money, then sell the item to family, pay family 1.5 mill more than what they paid for item out of other company you own, then sell the land for 60mill.
    Sounds like a con to me.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #17

    Not on a supply vessel, on a tanker and the beds are very comfortable thank you very much.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Nufc 83
    You claim you know nothing about the land?
    So why have you been defending ashleys actions on it without knowing anything about it.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Just wondering, when is the 10 days up from Kenyon’s latest offer? I think it must be by now?

    Were we not told that the first we would hear was when it was a fait accompli.

    Even if the offer has been accepted there would still be a lot of “I” dotting and “t”

  • cyprus

    Oct 11, 2019 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #20

    That investor’s business philosophy is pretty good, for regular business and investment.
    But, we keep arguing, football business philosophy is different. If you ask me, that means treating a club as a passion, an expensive hobby.
    Anyway, that investor knew nothing about football till he was fourteen.
    And, read his last paragraph in your quote:“I looked at football through the prism of a business opportunity rather than a love for the game.”

    Conclusion: next.

  • Nufc-83

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Genj because I have looked it up and from what I can see there is nothing that I don’t see every day in the business world happening.

    You say it was bought by nufc fans then if that’s the case did they receive payment for the land when Ashley bought it?

  • jasper

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #22

    Assets have to be listed in the clubs accounts. If an asset is transferred out then there has to be an entry in the accounts. It is true to say that MA could have transferred SP out for zero or nominal (e.g. £1) return. In the long run this is what he has done by writing off the original fee if this is what he has done. One suspects that there was some reason for not doing so at the time.

    The OED definition of asset stripping is “the practice of taking over a company in financial difficulties and selling each of its assets separately at a profit without regard for the company’s future”. I would regard this as a very reasonable description of what MA has done at NUFC (and Rangers) by transferring much of the rights to commercial income out of these clubs into a separate entity.

    OED definition, again, of bad debt is “ a debt that cannot be recovered”. If this is how the SP money is now described in the accounts then this is clearly disingenuous but I suspect not illegal. However it is probably the sort of thing that make the accountancy firms leery of MA.

    Lastly there is “cash cow”, OED defines as “a business, investment, or product that provides a steady income or profit”. It is arguable that this does not describe NUFC (or most other football clubs bar MUFC for the Glazers). But counter to what many assert MA cannot simply take money out of the club without this appearing in the accounts. However, as outlined above, he can transfer assets out of the club and redirect actual income streams (commercial rights) out of the club and ignore potential income streams (the full market rate for advertising). All these actions act so as to make the club appear much less profitable than it otherwise would have been, and hence Be used to try to justify his assertion that “he has never taken a penny out of the club”.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #23

    The OED definition of asset stripping is “the practice of taking over a company in financial difficulties and selling each of its assets separately at a profit without regard for the company’s future”. I would regard this as a very reasonable description of what MA has done at NUFC (and Rangers) by transferring much of the rights to commercial income out of these clubs into a separate entity.

    Someone else who doesn’t know the difference between revenue and assets.

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #24

    Jib, but it’s revenue for him rather than the club – not sure why you seem to be on a personal crusade to whitewash Ashley into some benevolent owner , bizarre as he’s ranked as the worst owner in the Premier League by pretty much everyone …including himself!
    Anyway, not sure if you do this just to wind people up so you can then slag them off by offering some cheap unsubstantiated jibe at spelling or otherwise.
    Oh well, vits the internet , views , fake news , internet heroes and all that malarky

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #25

    Aren’t we so very lucky then to have you on hand who knows everything about everything, except for the times when you’re shown to know foot all about anything, which let’s be honest here, is almost on a weekly basis since your first post post in 2014.

  • jasper

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #26

    Assets in business definition
    In financial accounting, an asset is any resource owned by the business. Anything tangible or intangible that can be owned or controlled to produce value and that is held by a company to produce positive economic value is an asset. … The balance sheet of a firm records the monetary value of the assets owned by that firm

    Income streams are a resource.

    Assets in accounting definition
    assets definition: Things that are resources owned by a company and which have future economic value that can be measured and can be expressed in monetary terms. Examples include cash, investments, accounts receivable, inventory, supplies, land, buildings, equipment, and vehicles.

    A more restrictive definition which requires that something can be valued accurately.

    Clearly another person who selectively presents “facts” to suit his purposes and to satisfy his overwhelming compulsion to be obnoxious to all other posters.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #27

    Another example even though he states and the club have just came out and stated ashley takes not a penny from the club.
    But kba agencies do, kba are reportedly paid 6 mill a year for there “services” to nufc.
    Ashley owns 51 percent of kba agencies.
    So ashley receives 3 mill a year from newcastle through kba.
    Over 10 years thats 60 mill kba have made and 30 mill in ashleys pocket.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #28

    The land at the Strawberry was always an integral part of plans which were drawn up ( 10 years ago ? ) so that the Gallowgate stand could be expanded backwards and upwards to expand capacity at SJP and mirror the design of the main stand and the Leazes end.

    It was clear that the project was viable and that design and engineering would overcome any obstacles with a tunnel or throughway road being part of the design underneath the structure above – this access road could be closed on match days to become a pedestrianised access walkway or maybe just for delivery and access use and closed to through traffic.

    It was well reported and the plans will still exist. They were featured on TV and in the press – probably the Chronicle/Journal with some great artists impressions of the finisehd design.

    Maybe someone – hello Jib – can track them dowm amd post them for all to see ?

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #29

    jasper if you find someone debating a point
    being obnoxious you must have led a very
    sheltered life
    Jib, but it’s revenue for him rather than the club – not sure why you seem to be on a personal crusade to whitewash Ashley into some benevolent owner.
    So if it’s revenue call it revenue
    not asset stripping

    selectively presents “facts” to suit his purposes
    you’ve just described TMG

  • Genjikai

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #30

    Show where the magpie group have lied?
    Go on show it.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #31

    What is so hard to understand about “Nexus put a block on it” ?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #32

    When doing well we would easily put 65/70K in the ground. Unfortunately for us Mike Ashley has no desire for us to do well and therefore extending the ground is the last of his thoughts, he’s having to give tickets away as it is.

  • Jib

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #33

    Show me where I’ve said TMG have lied
    Go on
    Show me

  • count

    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #34

    Wow. A new level of bullsh¡t from 83 and Jib. The fatmans advocates.

  • count

    Oct 11, 2019 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #35

    There’s lawful, then there’s legal, then there’s just pure amoral selfishness

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 11, 2019 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #36

    Morning lads, quick one..

    I haven’t looked into the bad debt regarding Strawberry place.

    If its correct that Ashley has taken land, wrote himself off as a bad debtor and sold the land for personal profit HOW has he passed the fit and proper test???

  • Genjikai

    Oct 11, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #38

    Watch the link above to the radio phone in show.
    It explains the strawberryplace land situation.
    It actually sounds word for word how i explained it 2 days before that.
    Strange that eh?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 11, 2019 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #39


    I’ll have a look soon buddy, everything is still 100mph…

    If all of what’s being said is true the relevant people should be informed or explain how this is allowed.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Oct 11, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #40


    You said to me a few days a go

    “why lie? Typical TMG”

    You forgot already


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