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Report – Both Manchester Clubs In Bidding War For Newcastle Teenage Target


Late last month, a report surfaced that Newcastle were tracking Rochdale right-back Luke Matheson.

The report said that Newcastle had began to monitor the youngster when he made his debut for Rochdale at just 15 years of age last year. Matheson turned 17 early this month and has continued to make steady progress for the League 1 side.

He’s made 8 appearances in all competitions this season. The youngster also was called up to the England U-18 team where he made two appearances this month.

Matheson is probably best known for the goal he scored at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup last month. Rochdale ended up losing the game in a penalty shoot-out to Manchester United.

It seems that now the youngster is attracting interest from some other massive Premier League clubs. The Daily Mail is reporting that both Manchester United and Manchester City are set to enter a “bidding war” for Matheson.

He is said to be rated at £10m. The report claims both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola want to add the young right-back to their ranks this January.

Were are not sure if Newcastle are still tracking the youngster. However, the likelihood of getting the English starlet to Tyneside seems now to be remote.


12 comments so far

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 30, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Magpie Ranger,

    EVERYBODY is a proven liar.

    You, me and everybody who has ever opened their mouths.

    Ashley saying “whats another £10M” probably means BZG offered below the asking price and he told them he’d take a lower price but £10M more than they were talking about.

    There is a massive difference between talks about an offer and actually making a formal bid.

    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. BZG were LYING. Simple as.

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  • RobLeenio

    Oct 30, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost as Bill’s Son has done so.

    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?

    Where’s your proof that BZG were lying? Anwhere else, you’d be up for libel. How do you know that they were lying and that it wasn’t Ashley moving the goalposts after a price was initially set, offered and accepted?

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    If both Manchester clubs are in a bidding war then he ain’t a Newcastle target. Let’s get real here.

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  • RobLeenio

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    IrishRob, lad from Rochdale being looked at by the two richest clubs in the country, either one of which would allow him to stay close to home. I have to agree with you,we may like to think we could sign him, but it ain’t happening.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s a pity, I think we could sign 70% of the players we go after if we were stable in the league, and if we had a new owner and a competent manager. It’s a lot of if’s for our club though.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Bills Son Is Back,
    Please expect a phone call in the next hour or so from a Nigerian banker, I think I’ll do well, I mean he’ll do well.
    You are honestly pointing to the “fact” we are in talks with a midfielder for January to counter my argument. Jeezus.H.Christos. And if you hadn’t noticed, we’re pretty much in the clarts even if we are to sign said midfielder.

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #7

    So jail is a phone scam artist from Nigeria? Why am I not surprised!

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Genji

    Given the impending general election, I think it’s fair to assume that the nasty parties’ll have bought up all the advertising boards they could lay their hands on. So, I guess the Strawberry Place site’ll be out of the question ’til after the election. Nice idea but…

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  • Just a fan

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Jail
    I will send you my bank details asap

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  • IrishRob

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Is this you jail?? And did you get Dih money’s?

    https://youtu.be/LA3zhzT1wDo

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Bills Son’s back,

    It was well reported that following the Mansour’s interest, Ashley, Wise, Jimanez and Llambias went to Dubai with a view to meeting their reps but chose to get pissed in a bar! Not a clever gesture to make to Muslim royals!

    And let’s not overlook statements from PCP (Stavely and verified by George Caulkin) tables an offer. Last we heard, they’re still waiting for a formal response.

    Add to them BZG, and it’s obvious where the problem lies – Ashley!

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Oct 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Robleenio – are you thicker than you make out to be??

    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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