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Newcastle Linked With Promising Young Midfielder



ESPN is reporting that USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie is open to a move away from Schalke this summer with German outlet Bild naming Newcastle as a possible destination.

The ESPN report has a comment from Schalke director Jochen Schneider in which he says a move away for McKennie ‘cannot be ruled out.’

However, it is Bild that says the 21-year-old dreams of playing in the Premier League with Newcastle and Everton listed as admirers.

McKennie (shown above) joined Schalke from the Dallas Academy, he was born in Texas, in 2017 on a free transfer. He’s since made 91 appearances for the Bundesliga club, which is managed by former United States international and Huddersfield boss David Wagner.

While he’s usually deployed as a central midfielder, the versatile American often is asked to fill in at center-back or even on the right side of midfield.

McKennie has been a full US international since 2017 and has 19 caps with 6 goals. He’s got four years to run on his contract and is valued at just over £20m by Schalke.

The midfielder has bags of experience at such a young age, he turns 22 in August. He would be a decent addition to Newcastle’s midfield this summer at an equitable price.


84 comments so far

  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Please just get the takeover done so
    I can actually believe these reports and dream of new players .
    Because to me it’s all media nonsense.

    3
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #2

    While I’m sure Weston McKennie is a fine footballer and probably worth £20M surely this is the sort of signing NUFC would make if Ashley were staying ?

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  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #3

    100% Jib

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #4

    All nonsense anyways because if we have to start believing these reports we have to believe we will have Bale, Mbappe and Cavani as our 3 next season…..

    2
  • hibbit

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #5

    anyone else having problems with the layout of the blog this morning ??

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #6

    hibbit do you mean how it’s been condensed down?

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Not on my laptop, hibbit.

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m on phone tho

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #9

    R. I. P. Gordon Davison
    The D in LD Mountain Centre and founder of Berghaus along with Peter Lockey ( the L in LD Mountain Centre.) Newcastle.
    A true pioneer who created a globally recognised brand in Newcastle.

    8
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m on a lappy and the pagination has changed
    everything is down the left side with quite a large
    vacant area on the right
    Then dialogue box for comments is smaller
    Less ads though
    😀

    1
  • hibbit

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #11

    mund the postsare all down one side of the screen, the other half of the screen is now blank, and the information that used to be there is now below,

    1
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Yes, linked with Ashley type signings, and seemingly truly good young players, which of course has too rarely been the case.

    I think we are actually gradually building a decent squad. It’s as if right at the very death, Ashley has finally and pointlessly started to almost twig.

    It is of course too little too late.

    He’ll surely come to deeply regret his failed ownership of Newcastle United, one of the truly great English football clubs.

    7
  • Mag52

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #13

    Hibbitt.

    It’s made a distinct move to the left.
    Has Lesh taken over the editing ?

    12
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #14

    Mund I was fishing yesterday and then footie in the evening so not much blog time. Was there some takeover comment yesterday that we hoped for something this week?

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #15

    I used to get my PA’s from the LD down Dean Street

    1
  • hibbit

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #16

    jib i’m on a laptop also and its exactly the same for me , no ads for me adblocker plus installed

    4
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Munster
    Nowt about takeover
    However the bindippers played as if they’d been on a 4 day bender – oh just a minute …………….

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Agree Nicky, Ashley was at his worst years ago. We had started to sign decent players and spend a few quid. He was so stupid not to employ a decent DOF and get the basics right. We haven’t made any transfer messes except for Joel and that just seems fishy.

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #19

    Weird that like it’s all normal for me just a little condensed so everything fits properly

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #20

    Jib
    Story is that the name Berghaus evolved in a discussion over a few beers in the Crown Posada which was popular with LD staff.
    100% Newcastle based British success story.

    4
  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #21

    Mag52

    @)You need to keep up. Kevin V took over as Leader of the Left a week or so ago.

    So, please direct such comments as @13 to him otherwise you’ll be hauled in front of the Politbureau!

    🙂

    2
  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Jib

    What are PAs?

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #23

    City put down a marker for sure. We did OK second half against them. First half was like rafa’s first game, ridiculous blanket defence but maybe that’s the tactic by both managers, that it’s just too risky to try to front up for 90 mins.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #24

    I presumed Berghaus was Swedish or something. Suppose that was idea. Howay the Toon.

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #25

    Rubber rock climbing boots

    0
  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2020 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #26

    Munster

    Berghaus = Mountain House’

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #27

    They look a bit like baseball boots

    2
  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #28

    Jib

    Not Personal Assistants?

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #29

    Leaked stories of no contract talks for Max and others is mischief making by the media, no doubt leaked via player Agents. The Longstaffs haven’t penned any new deals and keeping Carroll on the books for the rest of this extended season is at best prudent.

    Talk that Poncettino has rejected Benfica might suggest that he is hoping for the top job in the Premier League.

    New owners., new contracts, new beginning.

    3
  • #cans

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #30

    Rafa again ffs – can we not ever move on from him

    6
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #31

    Joe Brown used climb in plimsolls with woolly socks pulled over them

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #32

    used to even

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #33

    Pierre Allain was an enthusiastic French rock climber who experimented with hard composite rubber-soled canvas boots; by the late 1950s his “PA” boots were all the rage

    2
  • lesh

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #34

    Mag52

    Correction @21

    Kevin V took over as Leader of the Loony Left a week or so. Note, Loony – there are other factions!

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #35

    Munster nothing mate

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  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #36

    It was quite funny yesterday
    City gave LPool a guard of honour
    then proceeded to play them off the park

    3
  • Jib

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #37

    Foden
    Ten starts six goals eight assists
    some record that !!!!

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #38

    What a goal as well by Foden brilliant move and against the champions. Hopefully Pep stays around to keep nurturing him the way he has.

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #39

    Pep said he could very easily become one of the greatest of all time

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 3, 2020 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #40

    There seems to be significantly less media comments on the takeover than in previous weeks.
    Either the lazy journos have run out of steam on making up guff or the end game is nigh.
    The Fat Lady has given up smoking cigars and is stockinup on #Cans

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