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Newcastle Scouted Championship Trio On Saturday

Last week, a report claimed that Newcastle were keen on a summer move for Brentford winger Said Benrahma.

The 24-year-old has taken the Championship by storm since joining from Nice for £1.5m in 2018. In just 72 appearances, the Algerian has bagged 19 goals while adding 23 assists.

He is tied to Brentford until 2022, but the club hold an option for another year.

His performances have alerted several Premier League clubs, including Newcastle along with Leicester City and Aston Villa, who were strongly linked with a January move for Benrahma.

The Northern Echo is today reporting that Newcastle had a scout at Brentford’s 3-2 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The Brentford Three– Bryan Mbeumo, Ollie Watkins, and Said Benrahma

They were there to watch Benrahma as well as two of his teammates in striker Ollie Watkins and winger Bryan Mbeumo, both of whom scored in the match.

Watkins has been prolific in the Championship this term, scoring 20 goals in his 30 appearances. The 24-year-old joined the Bees from Exeter in 2017.

He has since scored 43 goals in his 124 appearances. Watkins signed an extension to 2023 this past summer, but Brentford have an option to extend it for another year.

Bryan Mbeumo is a current French U21 international who joined Brentford from Troyes this past summer. The 20-year-old plays on the right wing with Said Benrahma generally on the left.

Mbeumo has 12 goals and 6 assists in his 28 Championship appearances. The Troyes Academy product cost Brentford around £5m plus add-ons. His contract runs until 2024.

Newcastle could have also been monitoring Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier, who we were linked with late in 2019. Tavernier left Newcastle to join Middlesborough when he was just 14 in 2013.

He has done exceptionally well for Jonathan Woodgate’s side this season. The 20-year-old just put pen to paper on a new three and a half year deal two weeks ago.

Marcus got an assist in the match at Griffin Park which Newcastle scouts attended.

8 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Howay man

    when Hayden buried that chance against Everton
    The Mag is the worst read I’ve ever come across, buried that chance, he was looking one way when it hit his cheek ffs. That’s one thing i do agree with Jib on The Mag is a shower. Their editors are so lazy they don’t even proof read or edit typos. There are very few articles worth a read.

  • lochinvar

    Feb 10, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Newcastle Scouted Championship Trio On Saturday

    “Three for the price of one”
    That’s got Ashley written all over it

  • hibbit

    Feb 10, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #4

    its from the armchair fan ,i only lifted it from the mag, lighten up man and enjoy your holiday,
    i only put it up for a bit of light reading, just trying to break the the spiral of hate that’s taken hold of the blog nowt more ,

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 10, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Tensions are rising on the blog!
    It’s the Ashley effect and it won’t change until he’s gone and we can comment properly.

  • MagpieRanger

    Feb 10, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully we’ll get our great club back before I’m in my 50s

  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Lee Ryder – United’s central midfield area though remains unclear going into the next few months with Ki leaving on a free transfer and attempts to sign 20-year-old Boubakary Soumare for a £35million fee from Lille suggesting that Newcastle are looking beyond the duration of Longstaff’s contract.
    Assuming Soumare, wanted by other Premier League clubs, would have picked up a competitive wage (around £50,000 per week) to leave Lille, it is believed that Matty Longstaff would have signed a deal already had he been offered even half as much.
    Teenager Longstaff has made 12 appearances this term and scored three times, most significantly on his Premier League debut against Manchester United back in October in a moment that propelled him to the attention of football observers in Europe.

  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Feb 10, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Geordietom – bilge pump! That’s comedy genius how did you think of that? Wow. You should go pro. Really, you should.


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