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Newcastle Target In Link Back To Former Club


Granit Xhaka was reported to be a target of Newcastle before his big-money move to Arsenal in 2016. At the time, Xhaka was playing for Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

The Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are trying to bring in another Swiss midfielder from Monchengladbach in 22-year-old Denis Zakaria, and will try to use Xhaka as a makeweight in the deal.

The report insinuates that Arsenal would allow Xhaka to join Monchengladbach in January if they were given the first refusal on Zakaria if Monchengladbach decides to sell in the summer. Zakaria is reportedly a target of both Manchester United and Arsenal. Liverpool have also been mentioned in the past as having an interest in the defensive midfielder.


So Xhaka’s move to his former club would likely be on loan until the end of the season, and in return, Arsenal would have the first bite at a transfer for Denis Zakaria in the summer.

Xhaka spent four years with the German Club, which he joined from FC Basel in 2012. According to the Mirror, the 27-year-old would be interested in a move back to his former club, who currently are the surprise leaders of the Bundesliga.

The Mirror also adds to the growing chorus of news outlets proclaiming that Steve Bruce is trying to bring Granit Xhaka to Newcastle. It seems that we are going to hear a lot about the Swiss international until his future is sorted out.


50 comments so far

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Wow how about that for timing, I post and ping, new thread. If I was paranoid i’d think I was being picked on.

    Although thinking about it am I?

    No surely not, but am I?

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #2

    RonKnee – thanks for the link re:Albert – firm favourite of mine back in the day and he comes across as a genuinely nice bloke

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #3

    EGB: so its not just me then 😀

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Mindshaft, I wouldn’t worry too much about slow download speeds on Jibs behalf, we are all going to get superfast broadband as well as the best NHS in the world.

    Jam tomorrow as it were.

    We might even get to sacrifice bad football clubs bosses on the new state of the art St James Aztec temple.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    “Even paranoids have enemies.”

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    As a matter of curiosity can the Bundesleague clubs (apart from Bayern perhaps) afford his wages any more than we could?

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Ron

    Oh sh!te, don’t tell me that!!!

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  • Mindshaft

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #8

    EGB, I’m looking forward to it – along with the cheapest and best rail travel in Europe , bent bananas , free education for all for life and zero unemployment 🙂

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh buggar, does that mean I’ll have to get a job?

    1
  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #10

    EGB …

    i think it because your PR mate 😀

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Jennifer Arcuri to advise on IT roll-out – or maybe not.

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #12

    they are going to fund it by taxing , amazon , google , twitter , facebook
    etc. etc. – good luck with that.

    3
  • Mindshaft

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #13

    To be fair, once or even if we leave Europe we are not bound by European tax laws and can charge Google et al whatever we like although 99% tax on zero profits is still nowt ( finding out how much they make in u.k may be very difficult if not impossible ).

    2
  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Senegal are playing Eswatini in the Africa cup of nations.
    without googling it would you know which country has changed it’s name to Eswatini?

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  • Jib

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Botswana ?

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  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #16

    no Botswana used to be called Bechuanaland.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #17

    NB “its name”, for crying out loud.

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  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #18

    thank you for not googling it 🙂

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  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #19

    i thought it was it’s because the name belongs to it 😐

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Or did you really mean: “has changed it is name”?

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  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #21

    it’s is short for it is isn’t it?

    which country has changed it is name to Eswatini? wouldn’t make sense!

    1
  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #22

    anyway stop avoiding the question!

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  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Swaziland…

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  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #24

    geordietom you are correct!

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  • Jib

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #25

    I suspect Tom googled it
    😛

    2
  • Jib

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #26

    He went to Linka stinka
    They are all cheats there
    🙂

    1
  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #27

    didn’t google it but i may add i read about it the other week …

    linka pmsl many moons ago jib …

    1
  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #28

    i dont want the S/D socks though give them to TOOL22…

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Really annoyed cos I didn’t realise that Tranmere were playing Wycombe.

    Don’t know if Rolando got a game but can anyone say who was named MOM? 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #30

    jib i had a few mates who went to St Anslems proper cheats …

    😀

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  • Jib

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #31

    and Rolfees ?

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  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #32

    me dinners ready . beef in red wine sauce , shallots . green beans . boiled potato’s . yorkshire pud. and to wash it down a glass of Effe’s …

    1
  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #33

    jib …

    yep loads of mates a ralphie’s mate …

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  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #34

    at*

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #35

    geordietom

    re your question

    ‘are DR ED and family pr or ALTS, TOOL22 the balls in your court?’

    I think I can answer that, because they have said fair and balanced comments in the past about MA and SB and it doesn’t matter how far back, then they are by his criteria most definitely PR.

    Sorry Ed and Neil not digs at you two.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Pretty sure Robleenio and Jib would know the answer to my question at comment 29!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #37

    “Rolando Aarons (Wycombe Wanderers):
    The Chairboys are at Tranmere Rovers in League One on Sunday, but the on-loan Magpie wasn’t in the squad – reason tbc.”

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  • jane

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #38

    “Man of the match: Adebayo Akinfenwa
    He’s 37 years of age but showing no signs of slowing down. The Beast provided the breakthrough for Wycombe, was responsible for creating all their best opportunities and led the line superbly throughout at Prenton Park.”

    https://www.skysports.com/football/tranmere-vs-wycombe/report/410115

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  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #39

    EGB …

    it wasn’t a slant at ED and family it was slanted at TOOL22…

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  • geordietom

    Nov 17, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #40

    you know what i dont care if anyone on here is PR/SHILL/ALT what would they get out of it anyway ? …

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