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It Could Be A Bridge Too Far For Sixteen-Year-Old With €5m Release Clause



Yesterday, it was revealed that Newcastle were trying to beat out Juventus and Everton for Portuguese wonderkid Matchoi Djalo.

In August, the 16-year-old winger became the youngest player ever to play in Portugal’s top flight and is thought to be one of Portugal’s top prospects.

Sport Witness have now cited outlets in Portugal that Juventus have recently bid €3m for the Pacos de Ferreira youngster. However, that fee is just over half of his reported €5m release clause.


The Portuguese club is very willing to make a deal for Djalo. According to Sport Witness, Pacos De Ferreira president Paulo Meneses has claimed that the club is willing to negotiate with any club interested in the exciting prospect.

If Newcastle are interested in the winger, they may need to act fast and put in a bid. It doesn’t look like the Juventus bid has been rejected yet, and the Portuguese club may be holding out for a bidding war to ensue.

Though we can’t see Newcastle willing to pay up to €5m for a 16-year-old no matter how much potential he could have. Also with Juve sniffing about, that seems the more likely destination for Djalo.

A more realistic target could be Carlisle defender Jarrad Branthwaite who is reportedly valued at just £1m. Newcastle also have the right of first refusal for the 17-year-old as part of the Elias Sorensen loan deal.


49 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Why not both?

    *shrugging emoji

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Unused sub

    Who do you you’re calling courteous you moronic plonker! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #3

    I think I’ve included him in the running total already!

    If we did sign him he probably wouldn’t get a (1st team) game for about 4 years! He’d be better off going to Juventus.

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  • Assassins Inc

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #4

    The issue Newcastle have looking at potential players for the club is the youth don’t get a real sniff and are stuck in the youth set up way to long.
    If I’m a player I don’t want to move somewhere to go backwards and then loaned out to lower league teams.

    One manager in the Prem set the bar with youth players and it worked out well by giving them a chance which they all took, that would be Sir Alex.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Neil: the despondent picture of Bruce didn’t go well with a message as upbeat as possible that you persevered to give in your previous article.

    Oh, and EGB: I am itching for a fight. Just in honor of those who went down fighting.

    1
  • hibbit

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Just a fan

    Dec 5, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #2
    Hibbit
    Bleaton.
    I was commenting on the hollyer than thou group just jumping in not on the comments.
    None of us are perfect just some of the egotists on here think they are.

    **************
    Just a fan
    I was commenting on the Self-Righteous Attitude that you adopted in thinking you were qualified to be judge and jury over other posters on a comment you hadn’t even seen ,

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  • toon22

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Just a Fan

    Hiya JIB

    Just another boring alt I’m afraid

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Unused Sub
    I’m a bit too decrepit now for the physical side of a fight but could probably manage a fair line in swearing and insults, although to be honest I’m probably a bit too courteous to be much of a challenge! 🙂

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  • NY Mag

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Lesh,

    No bates motel mate….just me being a creature of habit 🙂

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #10

    If we win by 7 goals tonight we’d go above SU into 9th place!

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #11

    JohnJ, try http://mygoodstream.pw/soccer/ there’s a choice of three, https://soccerstreams100.tv/sheffield-united-vs-newcastle-united-match-preview/ should be up and running an hour before ko.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Actually forget the first one, it requires a sign up, I’ll find something.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Bottom feeders are climbing. I thought Southampton and Everton could be handled relatively easy. But Southampton has managed to engage a gear. Everton might as well with impending replacement of manager.

    We need to start functioning ourselves. We have the resources. Things may work out once the team gets a proper setup.

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Bill “I could probably manage a fair line in swearing and insults”

    Bill “you moronic plonker”

    Yeah, the evidence of the second statement suggests the first is a bit off.

    😉

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #15

    JohnJ, if you’re after a stream, just sign up to Amazon Prime – you get a month’s free trial, all the footy over the Christmas period and free delivery on anything you order from them.

    If you cancel in January, it’s cost you nowt and you won’t have to click through a bajillion pop-up ads every time you try to alter the volume.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Enjoy the match EGB; stay disciplined and don’t get a seven match ban.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #17

    every.dog has their day and all three bottom teams will have their little runs of good luck. I fear weve already had our good spell. everton will climb out for sure.
    tonight hopefully we might find out what steve bruces plan b is. if we do our park the bus stuff again it’s safe to say there isnt a plan.b.

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  • Pottsclock

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #18

    I’ll repost this nearer to kick-off, but if you’re in the UK and have Amazon Prime you can watch the match tonight live for free as they are streaming it. If you have Amazon movies on your telly or similar device (e.g. Now TV), you can watch it from there. Some sort of collaboration with BT Sport that I only discovered last night when I was looking for a good movie and ended up watching the Merseyside derby for free. You’ll also be able to watch a replay of the full match for 30 days or so.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/storefront/ref=atv_nb_sf_epl?contentType=tournament&contentId=amzn1.dv.icid.d338e2ae-502e-425c-ac0a-535024f9946e

    They’re also planning to show our Boxing Day match at ManUre. I have Amazon Prime anyway – very useful at Christmas time – but you can also sign up to the 30day trial for free, as long as you remember to cancel. Thus you’d get tonight’s match and the ManUre match for free.
    I’m not trying to advertise Amazon. Just highlighting where you can watch our matches easily.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #19

    TNMW

    I reckon our bus is probably in need of a paint job it’s taking such a battering! 🙂

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  • Australian Pie

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Game day baby! Cmon toooooon

    1
  • Asi Fish

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Or deploy to a country considered on Operations for our Armed Forces and revel in the delight that is BFBS!!
    So much choice of sport i could poop a gnome

    🙂

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  • barkel

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Amazon Prime will only work if UK based or you have a decent VPN

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Wonder if Brucie will take a chance on giving AC a start tonight, like to Muto on the bench as well.

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  • Australian Pie

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #24

    I have liked a few of the squads thrown up I want to see:

    Dubs
    Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Clarke, Willems
    Longstaff Shelvey
    Atsu Gayle ASM

    Save some legs in Hayden, give Almiron and Joelinton a night to come off the bench for 20

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #25

    “So much choice of sport i could poop a gnome”

    Just snorted water all over my desk. Not a good look!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Asi

    If you decide to, do video it! 🙂

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  • jane

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #27

    “BT Sport will televise four live matches from the third round: Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle (12.31 GMT) Saturday, 4 January”

    the reason it is 12.31 is for mental health awareness..

    “Fans will be encouraged to consider the positive impact 60 seconds can have on their own wellbeing or in supporting a friend or family member.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50674713

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #28

    The hour of KO approacheth!

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  • Asi Fish

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Right, so what is it gonna be:

    a. We turn up and play a cracker with some of our misfiring front three grabbing some goals, VAR results on our side and they possibly have a player sent off?

    or

    b. Proper stinker with our plan ripped up in the first 14 mins and no idea how to cope. Couple of injuries, a red card and two late goals with VAR ruling one out?

    NUFC don’t do things easy but it is the season of miracles so I’m going to go for………a 1 -1 draw lol.

    No idea what will happen but I have my fingers crossed and I am looking forward to watching it.

    HWTL

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Tragic indication of the mad world of football.
    That’s an awful lot of food for a food bank.
    Maybe just as well he didn’t hook up with Ashley and his habits.

    Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend says he once lost £46,000 in one night but being charged by the FA for betting “probably saved me as a human being”.

    Townsend, 28, says a mixture of an addictive personality and boredom while on numerous loan spells away from Tottenham contributed to his gambling.

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  • Asi Fish

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #31

    Rob – sorry 🙂

    EGB – roger that!

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Jane
    the reason k.o. is 12.31 is for mental health awareness….

    which is of course a worthy proposal

    “Fans will be encouraged to consider the positive impact 60 seconds can have on their own wellbeing or in supporting a friend or family member.”

    but then you have to watch NUFC in a cup match against the minnows for 90 minutes or more….that’s never very good for our well being !

    (Wry smile)

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  • jane

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #33

    “Bottom feeders are climbing…Southampton has managed to engage a gear.”

    Southampton’s last 2 games (2-1 wins) have been home matches against the bottom 2 teams Watford and Norwich.

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Re tv I’ve signed up with Amazon prime (30 day trial) and £8 something a month after if I like it. I also renegotiated my Sky tv package to save £35 a month! Happy!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Moonraker

    That’s something I’ve been intending to do for some time, but never get around to it, it’s going on this weeks to do list.

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  • The Wife

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Hope Newcastle show up tonight and get it done! I will miss the match due to the timing (still toiling away at the office). 🙁

    HWTL

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #37

    The Wife, in not sure how you know what time it’s on.

    If only someone would give us a handy blog-based countdown. Maybe someone in the South East of England, possibly retired so they have enough time to consider it properly for accuracy etc.

    Otherwise we’ll all probably miss the entire thing!

    😉

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  • DaveD1000

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Rob
    we need to find a selfless individual who is dedicated to the cause and has a good Timex…..ppl like this are thin on the ground

    1
  • Bambams

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Just been watching sky sports and Big Al and all his goals, I forgot how fantastic the sight is of our stadium full of fans wearing our home shirts.

    I suppose over the last 12 years and the lack of hope, shirt sales have dwindled

    ‘The Entertainers ‘ era was certainly a bit different to recent seasons.

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  • jane

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #40

    i’m none of those.

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