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Potential Bid Could Affect Newcastle’s Stance On New Contract

A few days ago, there was a report that Premier League trio Crystal Palace, Brighton, and West Ham were interested in a January move for Javier Manquillo.

With his contract up in the summer, we assumed any bid would be minimal. However, the Northern Echo is reporting that West Ham are set to launch a £5m offer for the Spaniard next month.

If accurate, Newcastle could turn a profit on a player with just six months remaining on his deal. Manquillo was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2017 for £4.5m.

Newcastle obviously have a lot of decisions to make with a host of players on contracts that will expire in the summer. Of those Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo, and Karl Darlow are ones that Newcastle may opt to offer new deals to.

Javier Manquillo– to sell or not to sell

We can’t envision a scenario where Matty Longstaff would leave Newcastle despite him having just six months left on his contract. Talks are ongoing with the 19-year-old and we would be shocked if an agreement was not reached.

Jetro Willems has a £9.3m clause to make his deal from Frankfurt a permanent one. We would also expect that to be triggered at some point before the summer.

Then there’s Andy Carroll, who we think will also be retained unless he suffers a catastrophic injury.

We will likely see Jack Colback, Ki Sung-yueng, and Rob Elliot leave this winter, which will open up at least three squad slots for new summer signings.

The Manquillo question is a tricky one. He can negotiate with clubs overseas next month and could fancy a return to Spain. However, his newfound situation as a Newcastle first-teamer could also influence his decision if he is offered a new deal.

If he’s not offered a new deal or isn’t keen to extend his stay on Tyneside, the best outcome for Newcastle would be to recoup £5m for him. It would be an unexpected return on a player who just three weeks ago was deemed surplus to requirements.

59 comments so far

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #1

    This inactive comment box thing is really annoying Ed / Neil / The Wife

    Anyhoo can’t see the point in “cashing in” manquillo who would we get as a known quantity to replace him?

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Jib would you like to counter with a post on modern European history at this point?

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #3

    beermonkey from previous
    I would guess it’s the cash in bank which works out about 40 EURO which I think
    is the actual Joelinton fee

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #4

    sheet 4

  • JDdubai

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Manquillo is better than Krafth, bascially we wasted £5m on him in the summer for a third choice RB. Better move him on rather than Manquillo.

    Willems is a no-brainer. Well, a no-brainer for anyone other than Charnley so who knows…

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    40 M euro

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #7

    modern euro history
    I suspect BoJo is going to force thru a no deal Br@@it

  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib……… Not if Lesh has owt to do with it. Didn’t you know he’s recently thrown his hat in the ring to become Leader of the Opposition.

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Perfect candidate

  • Just a fan

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    In 1974 I had been a regular supporter for ten years and we were getting gates of ……….. Fill in the blanks.
    Suddenly we were in a cup final of which I had been to all the home games and a couple of away games.
    Demand for cup final tickets were through the roof.
    Question.if we reached the cup final this season would the boycotters go.would a certain person buy a ticket and not go on principal.who knows

  • lesh

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #11

    J8b, Betty’s

    If the LP are looking for a natural successor to Crobyn, they could for far worse than install you two as leader/ deputy.

    You can sort out who’s what between yourselves – it’ll not make any difference as they’ll have another useless tw@ at the helm of the sinking ship.

  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #12

    If we got to the cup final, anyone without a season ticket would find it almost impossible to get a ticket for a cup final.
    I binned my ticket and I would not go to a final in the unlikely event of us ever getting to one.

  • NY Mag

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #13


    You’re forgetting that subsequent to that financial statement, the club paid Ashley £33M.
    Pretty much wipes that balance out I’m afraid.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Manquillo has developed into a fine wing back if he had the pace of Yedlin he would be worth crazy amounts as he has all the attributes! Strong , reasonably quick , good in possession and does get a fair amount of assists oh and he must have some mental resilience to not give up when it wasn’t working out for him!

    Out of the 3 RBs that we have Krafth would appear to be a waste of money but he could develop but personally I don’t think he has the pace needed for this league?

  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Anyone who thinks we have any chance of reaching the cup final needs to consider this. Rochdale have reached the fourth round of the cup more times than Newcastle in the last six years.
    Another damning indictment of how our club is ran.

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Just a fan I could counter your question with an equally likely poser – if you got two free tickets on Branson’s first commercial near-space trip who would you ask to put your bins out while you were away?

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Not to be pedantic Neil, but getting shot of Colback wouldn’t open up a spot in the squad because he wasn’t registered in the first place. He’s basically only available to the first team in cup games and he’s eating up wages. He’ll just run down his contract (again) and get yet another nice signing on fee. Lucky boy.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #18

    aside from the longstaffs, have we got any youths good enough to get in the team against rochdale?

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #19

    If there’s anyone who’s actually from the North East (pure Geordie or near enough) who’s thinking of taking a trip to Mars then I’ll happily fly the three thousand miles to take their bins out for them just to have the first person to walk on Mars potentially be a Geordie.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 17, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #20

    I prefer Manquillo to Krafth. Krafth was a complete waste of money. Got to sign Bowen and Ibrahima Sissoko at least in January if we want to challenge for Europe.

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #21

    I used to go to a disco on Mars
    It was crap
    It had no atmosphere

  • RobLeenio

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Kets, whilst I admire your optimism, if you think Ashley is going to spend money with the intention of getting us into Europe, you’re sadly delusional.

    No offence

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Willems is and Rondon definitely was a no brainer.

    Jib appears to try and be a sarcastic smartarse in every post but sadly his timing and telling of old cringeworthy and unfunny jokes just makes you feel embarrassed for someone not exactly in the first flush. A tortured rather creepy and inadequate soul who has been crying out for an audience all his life. Send in the clown, don’t worry he’s already here. The sort you try and discreetly move away from at parties. Jib’s stock phrases:-

    ”Is English your first language?”
    ”Oh the irony”
    ‘ Must be a mackem”

    Used to think Just a fan couldn’t be an alt of Jib as he spelt their as there, but Jib spelt winning as wining so perhaps but not likely.

    Toon 22

    The only way you’ll know about Jib’s possible alts is if you contact Ed, Neil and the wife directly. Jib has hacked me and others when poor old Ed didn’t need it, so if I was a betting man I would say possibly Jane as I think Jib got caught out talking to himself. Not sure about any others.


    ”Leicester are not more ambitious than us” OH DEAR !! Another village missing it’s …………!

  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah, he does it on purpose. Doesn’t want to see us succeed. He’s only uses the club to have a laugh and humiliate the fans. Signed a poor striker for £40m to annoy the fans. Shame Freddy Sheppard isn’t still with us. At least he had ambition.

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Tomorrow night
    Aston Villa vs LPool U23s in the quarter final of the Carabao Cup
    should be interesting

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m pretty sure you were expecting someone to do this but.

    The atmosphere of Mars is the layer of gas surrounding Mars. It is primarily composed of carbon dioxide, molecular nitrogen and argon. It also contains trace levels of water vapor, oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen and other noble gases. The atmosphere of Mars is much thinner than Earth’s. Wikipedia

    Happy to oblige by the way. 🙂

  • Just a fan

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Bruce whatever name he is using today.
    Have no intention of going into space but wouldn’t take his tickets and bin them like some selfish child.
    I can still manage my own bins although that nice lady round the corner likes to pull them back round.
    Before we got to Wembley in 74 I think we hardly ever got past the fourth round in my time so who knows what may happen.

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 17, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #28

    Nobody knows for definite what will happen, no. But seriously – fa cup? Ha ha ha.

    I really hope these words don’t come back to bite me on the ass he he

  • G

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Big Bruce Stars. I for one hope they do mate, no offence!

  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #30

    Just in a few short words Tsunki reveals he’s not
    a real footy man.
    Every fan in England no matter which club , dreams
    of his team at Wembley , that’s the magic of the cup
    Even since the PL era
    Sheff Wed
    Have made it to a Wembley final

  • martoon

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m afraid I’m going to have to correct you again – the Villa – Liverpool game is tonight!
    Write the following lines:
    I must try to be more accurate
    I must try to be more accurate
    I must try to be more accurate

  • martoon

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32


  • Jib

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Nope Wednesday 19.45
    Your own smartarsedness has bitten you in the ass

  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Think Ruud Gullit should buy the club and bring back sexy football

  • Rob1971

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib the villa liverpool game is tonight, liverpool play in the club world cup tomorrow, they agreed to it, obviously a weakened team will be put out in one of them

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Manquilla get rid of why
    It’s a F***in attacking ball carrying midfielder and a goalscorer we need
    If going to get rid of anyone…
    Muto, Ki, Gayle, Colbeck, for starters

  • martoon

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #37
  • Ketsbaia9

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Hilarious how we’re linked with that Mason Holgate. Already got 5 decent centre backs. Complete waste of money. Need at least three strikers, a winger, a holding midfilder and a playmaker.

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #40

    Ooh, a whole 500 K profit. Sell a useful player for a pittance in profit? Sounds right up Mikey’s alley.


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