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Did Newcastle Miss Out By Not Signing This Summer Target?


Newcastle were linked with CSKA Moscow midfielder Nikola Vlasic early this past summer after also reportedly tracking him in 2018.

Vlasic had joined Everton in the summer of 2017 from Croatian club Hajduk Split for £9m. Under then-manager Sam Allardyce, the young midfielder made only 12 appearances in the Premier League.

The following summer, new Everton manager Marco Silva had the Croatian training with the reserves and made him available for a loan move. Newcastle were reportedly interested in the move, but he ultimately ended up at CSKA Moscow.


Vlasic had a fine season in Russia making 31 appearances with 8 goals and 7 assists. Vlasic was again made available this past summer by Everton and Newcastle were steadily linked with the attacker in June.

However, CSKA brought the 22-year-old back to Moscow but this time on a permanent £14m deal. It has proven to be an excellent capture for the Russians.

Vlasic has improved significantly for both club and country this season. He has already scored 7 goals to go with 6 assists so far.

In the five Euro qualifiers for Croatia since the start of the Premier League season, Vlasic has started four games and has three goals. The 2018 World Cup runner-ups finished top of their qualifying group. Martin Dubravka’s Slovakia finished third.

Vlasic, who can play on either wing or centrally as an attacking midfielder, could have added some much-needed creativity in the attacking third. He also has an eye for goal and we think at just £14m, he would have been an outstanding addition this summer.

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28 comments so far

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Tsunki – I’m not the one with the bulging forehead veins and eye-twitching glare here.

    Take a look in the mirror.

    You’ll find you are.

    And a pompous, arrogant know all with it.

    It is also the mind of a child or ‘I know it all’ spotty teenager to mock those of advanced years.

    Jog on and don’t forget to check that mirror out spotty.

    7
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Ha ha bills son you old trout I’m no spring chicken either you curmudgeon I’m just not hacked because I missed blancmange day 😀

    3
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Never mind Munster will thump along with that familiar dragging sound any moment to back you up with his “Tarquin”© chestnut and all will be well…..

    5
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Contrary to popular illusion I’m no Know-it-all. Had to confess that because of my inherent humility. Which of course I have more than any of you lot 🙂

    3
  • DaveD1000

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #5

    ofc

    0
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Yep.

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 3, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Bills

    Hiya

    😉

    4
  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #8

    enter the green thing …

    0
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #9

    No I’m not him GT. 🙂

    1
  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki ???…

    0
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Yes gt? Can I help you with anything?

    0
  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Dec 3, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Is he having his tea?

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 3, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #13

    “You’ll have had your tea.” (Hamish and Dougal)

    1
  • Pain in the Blog

    Dec 3, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #14

    “Well maybe yes, and maybe no” (Ray McCooney)

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #15

    “Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton were both represented by the ROGON Agency.”

    Not only are we back to Jabba gambling on players
    Its all through just the one agency

    Again

    Hmmmm……

    3
  • jane

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #16

    we probably got a good deal 🙂

    0
  • jane

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #17

    BOGOF from ROGON 🙂 🙂

    3
  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Tsunki …

    your comment @9 wondering what you are on about …

    0
  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #19

    thursdays match for those who can get this its on here…
    United States NBC Sports Gold…

    0
  • jane

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #20

    tonight’s premier league matches are on Amazon Prime. what is it like? who are the presenters/pundits?

    are there any streams of tonight’s matches?

    0
  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #21
  • geordietom

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #22

    burnley vs man city

    palace vs bornemouth are on hegoals …

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Exit Sakho.

    0
  • jane

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #24

    thanks i got it on hesgoal just before the sending off.

    0
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 3, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Wor Gabbi and Wor Al, Roberto Martinez and I think Nigel De Jong. Pretty solid crew.

    2
  • toon22

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Jane

    NO Jabba got a good deal
    Funny how it always seems to be through just the one agency
    If it wasnt for Jabba being whiter than white you would think he was up to some dodgy dealing

    Again

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #27

    I’d be watching but am having to help child number two revise for a test tomorrow.

    Maths, for chrissake…

    🙁

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Dec 3, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #28

    Other Rogon players are Roberto Firminio, Temoui Bakayoko, Julian Draxler, Bony, Choupo-Moting, Loris Karius and Stanley N’Soki.

    Are you suggesting we’ll be signing any of these too?

    1

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