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Long-Term Striker Target Hands In Transfer Request – Newcastle Monitoring Situation

Newcastle have been linked with an interest in RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen for almost two years now. We were first linked with the 25-year-old Danish international in 2018 after he had an impressive World Cup.

Earlier this season Poulson was once again mentioned as being on Newcastle’s radar. However, at that time, last September, he seemed to have progressed beyond our grasp.

The 6’4″ striker was being linked with other Premier League clubs like Everton, and with almost three years remaining on his contract could cost as much as £50m. He was also enjoying Champions League football with Leipzig, who were pushing for the Bundesliga title.

However, fast forward to the present and Poulsen has seen his playing time drastically reduced since the report in September. At that time, Poulsen had started 7 of Leipzig’s 8 matches in all competitions.

Since then, he’s started only five matches in the Bundesliga with a further five starts in the Champions League and DFB-Pokal cup. New manager Julian Nagelsmann has preferred a strike partnership of Timo Werner and Patrick Shick.

The Chronicle is reporting that Poulsen has handed in a transfer request and Newcastle along with West Ham are monitoring the situation.

Poulsen is a technically gifted forward but not really a prolific goalscorer. He joined RB Leipzig in 2013 from Danish club Lyngby for a little over £1m. He’s scored just 61 goals in 248 appearances but does have 49 assists.

Even this season where his game time has been limited, the Dane has 11 assists along with his 3 goals. The report says Poulsen would still cost around £30m.

24 comments so far

  • TomaKaThor

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    If we are getting taken over then no thanks, if we don’t get taken over then still no thanks.

  • IrishRob

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    Seems a good player. Good luck to the team who gets him. I know who it wont be……

  • IrishRob

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Honestly the player I really really wanted above anyone was Alcacer. Why on earth Dortmund got rid of him I’ll never know even with Håland in their team.

    Hes some finisher and was a total steal at the price he was sold for.

  • barrowtoon

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Fraser shares taking a further battering 177.80 so far today. It’s a hell of a drop from a few weeks ago

  • wartongeordie

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #5

    Is it possible for someone in the know to aquire the address for the Saudi investment group, if they do, every Newcastle fan write a letter to let them know how unbelievably welcome they would be made, worth a go?

  • WLtoon

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #6


    thats the last thing the PIF would want, thousands of goerdies swamping them with emails etc, if anything, it could scupper a deal/ its meant to be a private transaction remember mate

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Quietly quietly lads. Leave them alone.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #8

    If Fraser’s shares are trashed and Debenhams needs rescuing then what better opportunity for the glorious leader to cash his chips in with NUFC and invest in his retail empire. He can ride to the rescue in his helicopter and take all the plaudits he likes from those admirers who hand onto his coat tails.
    The sigh of relief on Tyneside would be welcome.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #9

    @ wartongeordie, drop them a message?


    Or write to them:-

    AlRaidah Digital City
    P.O.BOX 6847
    Riyadh 11452
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Madmag

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    I detest the Evening Chronicle therefore I was quite surprised to find this article spot on with its analysis


  • hibbit

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #11

    my advice would be sit on your hands and enjoy the ride and see where we end up by the end of April,

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    I must have missed the bit where the Irish government were being praised for their pioneering efforts in combatting the disease.

  • WLtoon

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13


    i doubt the PIF would be happy about half the population of the north east contacting them over the takeover. its meant to be under the radar. It would severely hamper the deal going through, thats if it is happening.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #14


    Previous re Staveley….

    She might want to buy the club but that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t deny false reports that she had tied up the commitment of PIF and the Ruebens, that a deal in principle had been agreed and forms lodged with the FA.

    That was my point.

    Doesn’t mean a sale will go through, but I doubt it means the whole thing is just paper talk.

  • lesh

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #15


    You’re never suggesting that whatever this government says may not be as it seems to say? The people voted for them so they
    must’ve told the truth. Innit!

  • IrishRob

    Apr 1, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Barrowtoon. Every shares and every company will be dropping. I dont think its gonna affect him like we expect if the whole world is in the same boat.

  • lesh

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #17

    Bill’s son

    Of course Ashley could deny or admit to serious discussions.

  • hibbit

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #18

    Lesh that you scraping round the bottom of the barrel for political brownie points,
    you remind me of Nero fiddled while Rome burned,

  • IrishRob

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #19

    Bill’s obviously they arent false reports though for that fact she had said she wants to buy us. Shes not going to come out and say anything is a fake report and risk annoying Mike Ashley as long as she is still in the game. Think about it! If there is any hope of her buying it that’s the last thing shed do, even if she felt Ashley was playing games. You just wouldnt risk upsetting a possible deal just because you have a hunch he might not sell.

  • IrishRob

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #20

    Even if it was dead in the water and she wasnt in the game, so to speak, she still probably wouldnt open her mouth and risk another possible takeover down the road.

    Remember she didnt open her mouth after the first time, even when he called her a tyre kicker.

    The last thing shes ever gonna do is come out and deny anything.

  • hibbit

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #21

    IrishRob was she just just biding her time ???

  • lesh

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #22


    Scraping around for political brownie points? Most certainly not, people are suffering as the small print becomes apparent.

    How are things on the domestic front, is your son and the rest of your family ok? I do hope so.

  • lesh

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #23


    I can assure you that I am not oblivious to the realities of the situation and unless questions are asked, government will carry on doing what they want – right or wrong.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 1, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #24


    We’ll have to agree to disagree.

    IMO of the press reports were false I believe she would deny it.


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