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Newcastle And Arsenal Tracking The ‘New Oba Martins’ – Report


FCInterNews have a report that both Newcastle and Arsenal are tracking Inter Milan’s 15-year-old striker Degnand Wilfried Gnonto.

The report claims that despite the player not turning 16 until next month, the Serie A club is going to offer the Italian Under-17 international his first professional contract. They are in a rush to do this to ward off any advances from Newcastle and Arsenal.

Gnonto has scored 5 goals in his 5 appearances for the Italian Under-18s and is considered a top prospect by the club. The report also refers to him as Il nuovo Oba Martins (The new Oba Martins).

The former Inter Milan striker Martins joined Newcastle in 2006 and took over the number 9 shirt from the retiring Alan Shearer.

Here is some footage of the player in a recent Italy U-18 match where Gnonto scored two and assisted on another.

With the youngster rising through the Italian national and Inter Milan ranks, we doubt that Newcastle have much of a chance at landing the prospect. However, it is positive that the club is linked to promising youngsters like Gnonto.


34 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Inter Milan, or the Toon? Tough call for the young lad

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  • G

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #2

    If he stays at Inter, he has the opportunity to train with world class players, and coaches, where if he comes to the Toon he can be coached by the clueless, and train with the Brazilian equivalent of Kevin Kyle.

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  • Jib

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #3
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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #4

    “I’m sure would have
    told Charnley to keep him , if he’d been in place earlier”
    Wtf are these two apologists smoking, Jib thinking Bruce or Charnley has got any say and Bills Son is Back thinking that if there’s a January story it must be true. Gawd ‘elp us 😮

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m sure he would have told him to sign Rondon as well!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #6

    What a shame we never got Bruce in earlier.

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Ashley having a pop at the Competitions body now and that’s after he challenged Nike’s choice not to deal with SDI? He’s getting a bit big for his boots and must come a cropper soon. His legals must be making a fortune out of the greedy git.

    Why do I see parallels between Ashley and Trump’s behaviours?

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8

    If anybody thinks Charnley’s got any real authority as MD, they need to wake up to the reality – Charnley’s MD in name onty and Barnes is the one who’s running the club for Ashley.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Robleenio – you make me laugh with your pompous up your own ar$e comments.

    Bill’s Son #74 “Neither the Mansours nor BZG have ever stated that formal offers were made and rejected”

    Bill’s Son #77 “BZG said they’d submitted all of the required paperwork to the FA – that can only be done once a club has formally accepted an offer” Which one is it?

    If Ashley never accepted an offer (if he had the supposed cam’t be shamed BZG would surely have trumpeted that from the high heavens) then BZG couldn’t have submitted approval paperwork to the FA.

    Ashley also stated “what’s another £10M to billionaires” – you don’t say that if you’ve formally accepted an offer and allowed BZG to submit docs to the FA – and don’t say Ashley moved the goalposts – there would have been hell on from the ‘can’t be shamed Saudi’s’ if that had happened.

    Therefore, BZG were lying. Any other conclusion is just sticking your head in a Saudi sand dune.

    What part of all that don’t you get?

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  • Jib

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #10

    lesh

    Ashley having a pop at the Competitions body now

    The greedy git

    Those two statements are in direct contradiction

    The Competition and Markets Authority exists to protect the consumer and keep
    prices down
    It’s JD Sports Nike and Adidas who are the greedy ones

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Just remember folks, Ashley isn’t the liar here. The other 9 takeover attempts were all BS. Lmao how stupid do you think people are?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Also is it a coincidence they got the new manager in AFTER Rondon, Diame and Perez were all snapped up?

    A new manager might have wanted the Toon to fight to keep those players whereas Bruce was signed after and was over the moon for being allowed to “spend more money than he ever has”…..

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  • hibbit

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Bills Son Is Back
    your as guilt as anyone else quoting rumor and hearsay as gospel, with not one fact to back it up as true.
    your true colour’s are shining though today,

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  • hibbit

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #14

    neither Mansours nor BZG are Saudi,

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #15

    MagpieRanger – 9 takeover attempts?

    Another load of bollocks.

    Barry Moat – total chancer looking for publicity.

    Staveley & Kenyon – no personal funds – trying to put consortiums together.

    BZG – enough hot air to fill a 100 big balloons.

    Kenyon second time round – same as the first time.

    The Mexicans – didn’t have a bean – jumping or non jumping.

    Not ONE buyer has ever come forward and publicly stated that Ashley has rejected a formal offer for the club.

    All of the rumours suggesting Ashley has rejected offers, moved goal posts, doesn’t really want to sell, etc.,etc., etc., have come fans or ragtop journo’s wanting to have a dig at him.

    I want a change of owner, but other than the bollocks I now know came from BZG I’ve never got excited once about that possibility.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #16

    hibbit,

    Let’s hear your reply to what I’ve just posted above.

    My true colours are just using common sense and reason.

    You are blinded by Ashley hatred and can’t see the wood for the trees.

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Why would have need to? After dealing with Ashley with his massive ego and aggressive negotiation tactics I’m sure a lot of these companies have no interest in publicly outing any statements. No one has a good word to say about him.

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #18

    If he does want to sell howcome he hasn’t? It’s effectively been up for “sale” since 2009.

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Jiblets

    It might come as a surprise to you, but I do know what the Competition authority’s for. Ashley’s challenging it because it found no problem with his major competitor – JD Sports.

    And where Nike’s concerned, it does not want to deal with SDI any more than it does – Nike likes to deal with outlets that have an image for quality in the way they operate. They don’t want to be associated with the likes of SD and its tatty image.

    SD asking Nike to supply its high end products to be sold through SD outlets is akin like Jiblet’s (Quality Cars) Ltd asking Rolls-Royce Motors for a dealership – the latter has a reputation to maintain and thus it wouldn’t happen.

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  • Jib

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    You are lumping 3 players together to falsely prove a point

    1) Anyone with half a brain could work out that Big Ron was going to go to China
    with Rafa
    2) Perez wanted to leave for months and said as much to Spanish media
    3) Diamé wanted just a year extension

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  • hibbit

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Bills Son Is Back
    there’s no substance or structure to your posts you believe every word Ashley and his cronies spout and quote it as gospel with not one fact to back any of your statements up,

    i may very well be blinded by my hatred Ashley but the same could be thrown at you and your undying love of him,

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Bills Son Is Back

    You’re fast gaining a reputation as Jib mk2.

    You’re either supporting the notion that Ashley hasn’t had an reasonable offer for the club. Could it be he’s asking too much?

    You seem to be doing what Jib does so well – narcissism and controversy. The latter’s a product of the former.

    Jib, you’ve got serious competition

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  • hibbit

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m looking forward to reading your abusive reply !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #24

    MagpieRanger

    Your comment about Ashley reminds me of a John Cooper Clark poem, the last lines of which are…

    ‘They haven’t got a good word for you, but I have… Twat!’

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Bills son

    You say ” what’s another 10M ” when you’re a greedy bastard and changed the goalposts. Just because they’re rich they weren’t going to cave in.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #26

    lesh

    I like that and very appropriate for 2 people on here

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #27

    They say that narcissists are are self loving, self promoting and delusional but apparently also the happiest people, in which case you’d think MK1 and MK 2 would lighten up a bit.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #28

    @Jib

    Wrong wrong and wrong looks like you aren’t using the half of your brain that works 🙂

    Diame wanted a 2 year deal the club only offered one

    Rondon has said in interviews recently that he really wanted to stay we know what club policy is regarding him

    The club with more ambition could have easily kept Perez hes not on massive wages at Leicester

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  • Mindshaft

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #29

    If Ashley wanted to see he would drop the price to 275 million, that would allow him to recoup his investment and make a few quid on top – he would probably also need to tear up the nufc contracts he’s given to family and sports direct …. In truth he’s not bothered about selling or the abuse he gets from toon fans … Easy advertising vehicle for his tat shops

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Rotonfa

    Just for you, the man himself

    http://bit.ly/2pqtyxA

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  • Jib

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party
    Half !!!
    That seems a lot
    😀

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 30, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #32

    @Jib

    Okay 25% 🙂

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 30, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #33

    hibbit – i may very well be blinded by my hatred Ashley but the same could be thrown at you and your undying love of him. I’m looking forward to your abusive reply.

    Another whitewash from you.

    I don’t have any love for Ashley – I’ve posted time and again on here I want him out.

    You sound like a broken record of Jail’s.

    Replying to my posts with the ‘Ashley love’ nonsense is just a cop out for having a reasoned discussion.

    And as for abusive replies – another whitewash.

    If you call this reply abusive – or any of my replies to posts over the last few months – you’ve got a real snowflake problem.

    Oooooooooooooh – hang on.

    Is the term ‘asnowflake problem’ abusive 🙂

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  • Cathedral on the hill

    Oct 30, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Lard arse will never publicly confirm whether there is or has ever been an offer on the table, because it directly challenges the notion he doesn’t want to sell. As long as he can publicly brand them “tyre kickers” and “time wasters” he can keep up the public persona of “oh look, poor Mikey, he really is trying to sell the club, honest. It’s just nobody has got the money” . There’s a world of difference between the club being up for sale and lardey actively seeking out a buyer. Is he really doing everything he can? Course he bloody isn’t. As George caulkin said either he’s not very good at it or he doesn’t want to sell.

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