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Report – Newcastle Have Started Talks To Sign Arsenal U18 Striker


Newcastle are in talks to bring Arsenal Academy product, Alfie Matthews, in this month, according to an exclusive from Football Insider.

Matthews is an 18-year-old forward currently playing with the Arsenal U18s, where he’s made 10 appearances with 2 goals.

He has yet to feature for the U23s though did make the bench earlier this season. There were rumblings last season about the lack of playing time the youngster was getting at the Academy; however, he has come through a bit this season.

Though it may not be enough for him to earn a new contract with the Gunners.

The report claims that Matthews is out of contract this summer, so Newcastle hope to be able to bring him in this month to add to the Academy ranks.

Earlier this season, Newcastle had Arsenal youngster Stan Flaherty on loan. The midfielder recently made the decision to leave Arsenal, but no announcement of where he will land next has been made.

There’s also Reagan Thomson, who has announced that he’s signed from Newcastle from Queens Park. Newcastle have not made an official announcement on the 16-year-old yet.

Newcastle could be piling up some youngsters to announce all at once. We’ll see what comes of this link to Alfie Matthews. Here is a report from Arseblog from late last season that provides some good insight on the type of player Matthews is.

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21 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Dont think anyone should he expecting big things from this window at all, I’d be happy with willems being signed permanently and 1 other signing or a loan.

    Other than that it’ll be a case of keeping powder dry for summer (hopefully we stay up) then adding a bit more quality which is better value than winter window

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Good to see us stocking up on youngsters though, guess the breakthrough of a couple has made us reflect on a much cheaper alternative to spending silly amounts as the market is only getting worse.

    Even if a couple make the grade it’ll be worth it in the long run

    9
  • Jammydodger

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Doe

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  • Jammydodger

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #4

    Does Dubaimickey still get on here? Or is anyone on the blog currently in UAE? Few questions as I’m heading out to that neck of the woods not actually Dubai though.

    Can you get the EPL on TV ? Which channels best to subscribe to?

    For non televised matches how strict are they on streaming sites?

    Do sports bars exist or just a pub which shows the football in general? I get in Dubai there will be English pubs etc but in the other areas out of the city centre

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #5

    So basically Our Toon what you’re saying is write another season off and watch another slog to the end, we can start a fresh relegation battle in August.

    13
  • toon kk

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Our toon
    Nothing wrong with bringing good young potential players in, although it’s all about potential resale value at Newcastle.
    I agree I can’t see much happening in this window, would be happy even if we loaned a decent player or two.

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  • Jib

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Probably Rafa’s best legacy was the re-vamping of the NUFC academy on the continental model.
    He was stunned that there was no loans co-ordinator to properly monitor players progress away from the club.

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #8

    The season is a marathon not a sprint, if you snap a hamstring after 100 yards you ain’t finishing.

    The comparisons to Rafa and SB will only be balanced once the season ends

    SB is ahead in the first half of the season, Rafa was always stronger in the second half.

    For me the injuries sustained in first half of the season will really affect the second half for SB, it’s going to be interesting to see what he does to make up for this.

    3
  • toon kk

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Jail
    Thats how it works at Newcastle, except more of the same next season.

    6
  • Jib

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Jammydodger
    This is all you need
    https://www.bein.net/en/subscribe/

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  • Australian Pie

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Still comparing Rafa haha, he was obviously a better manager. Good job from Brucey though, his man management has been superb.

    Our Toon getting Willems signed would be fantastic, really hoping for one upgrade this window though like with Almiron last, but if nothing of value I agree get some promising youngsters and lets add in Summer

    2
  • Australian Pie

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Looking at our player ages its great to see most should develop into better players, add 2 or 3 upgrades again in Summer and things will be looking more positive than has in a long time

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #13

    bladey “even Carlisle fans have more ambition than you lot”

    What do you have against Carlisle fans?

    3
  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail

    What else are you expecting?

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Aussie pie

    Yep agreed mate, would you take a punt on almiron’s old team mate from Atlanta? The CF who’s name escapes me

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #16

    “The brothers who own high street bookmaker Betfred are making millions from a business that provides treatment for health problems, including gambling addiction for public sector staff, the Guardian can disclose.

    “Its taxpayer-funded clients include multiple NHS trusts that also treat gambling addicts as well as staff working for MPs, some of whom campaign for tighter restrictions on gambling.”

    Trebles all round!

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #17

    “You don’t win anything with kids”

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #18

    Jammy Dodger

    Bein sports mate, they are all over PL games. Show more of them than we get here in UK

    1
  • RobLeenio

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Aussie Pie, given the context of your comment re the average age of our players, there’s a really interesting analysis of the recruitment policies of the top teams, specifically Liverpool and Man U, on Sky Sports

    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/15117/11902146/liverpool-recruit-players-at-the-right-age-while-rivals-make-mistakes

    Well worth a read – essentially it says that while Man U have been recruiting teenagers and mature players for years, Liverpool have been recruiting 23-year olds yet to reach their potential, but not too far off.

    I guess it’s kinda similar to our policy, but they’ve been perhaps being doing it with a long-term strategy in mind, whereas it could be said we’ve been doing it with the balance sheet in mind.

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  • JDdubai

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Jammy

    Yeah as others have said Bein show every single premier league game and cup stuff too so no need to stream. Was always good going to to a bar to watch all the 3pm games on different tvs, was always a good atmosphere with different teams supportes all under the same roof.

    As for sports bars, depends where you are going but most places will have some options.

    2
  • Jammydodger

    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Thankyou very much guys looks like I’m getting a bein sports subscription

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