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After Takeover Disappointment, Newcastle Need To Keep This Magpie On Tyneside



With the sad news of the takeover’s demise still setting in for many fans, the focus is now shifting toward next season where we’ll likely find it hard to make to much improvement on our 13th place finish.

Without the injection of Saudi riches and the damage the coronavirus has wreaked on club finances, Newcastle will have limited funds to make the necessary improvements in the squad.

Much of the reported £30m or so should be used to get in a couple of strikers as that’s the pressing issue that needs to be sorted. So that will leave little for other areas of need like the midfield and at left-back.

Newcastle are reported to be in negotiations for two free agents in midfielder Arnaud Lusamba and winger Ryan Fraser. Both would be good additions in the current climate.

There’s also Danny Rose, who Steve Bruce is keen to get back on a permanent deal after his half-season loan spell.

There was a report yesterday from Sport Witness who cite a German outlet that Schalke’s hopes of selling Nabil Bentaleb took a hit due to the takeover failure. However, we would think the opposite to be the case.

Whether Newcastle still want to pursue Bentaleb on anything other than another loan deal seems highly unlikely to us.

That leaves the situation with Matty Longstaff. Newcastle must redouble their efforts to keep the youngster at the club. His options are likely to be plentiful as he’ll be a very good bargain for some clubs with limited budgets.

There are reports West Ham, Southampton, and Burnley are monitoring his situation along with interest from Udinese in Serie A.

It would raise some spirits on Tyneside if Newcastle can convince Matty to sign a long term deal.

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276 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Another brilliant idea that should be supported.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NufcBig/status/1289539411739152384

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Has Matty gone now? I’ve seen it reported elsewhere that his contract has expired, Transfermarkt still have him listed as a Newcastle player but also say his contract expired 31.7.2020.

    0
  • Spellcheck

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Forget about Bentaleb. Get Matty signed up.

    11
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Micky

    Yessir, sorry i didnt even know it was the weekend today, think iv lost this week somehow! 🙂

    2
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #5

    irishrob – they are probably working from home so wouldn’t see it

    Free transfers – YCMIU

    0
  • geordietom

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #6

    mund is this you ? … #jawzz hashtag on twitter

    1
  • IrishRob

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Not parking it outside the PL per sae, but using it as an advertising platform around Newcastle to influence people to sign the petition etc.

    2
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #8

    tom

    If it has the same photo as his blog avatar then yes.

    0
  • geordietom

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #9

    goth …

    not him then mate …

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Nobby Solano on Wraiths stream today if anyone is interested

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc-YkAtmPgE

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #11

    tom

    find me then look at my followers, he is there.

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    KV,
    If they had followed their own rules and regulations, maybe. But they haven’t, otherwise this would have been signed off or rejected a long time ago. Their non decision leaves them wide open to legal challenges and requests for greater teansparency in their workings and processes.

    If they want to argue they are still giving it due consideration, then they shouldn’t have an issue with it going down a legal route and the due consideration being a more open process to independent legal, government bodies. I wouldn’t expect it to be played out in public.

    12
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    LG

    In what way have they not followed their own rules and regulations? I’m struggling to see it.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #14

    just passed 34000 got to keep it going now 34000 wow

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  • Northumbrian

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #15
  • geordietom

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #16

    goth …

    will do mate , off to a surprise 18th birthday soon , i’ll have a look in the morning thanks again mate …

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Do I have a system problem or am I thick? Every time I click on the link it disappears before have a chance to sign the petition!
    HELP!

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh apologies GP it appears I’m being moderated so my posts aren’t appearing. Hopefully this will appear alter and you’ll see my reply, not sure I’ll be able to respond right away though.

    0
  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #19

    “Sources close to the deal say that this is not a negotiation tactic”

    Cheers Geoff

    0
  • Aces-of-Eights

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Ralf Rangnick available

    0
  • geordietom

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #21

    goth … Gothmog@1065

    this you …

    1
  • carltoon

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Hibbit, I’ve been looking in on the petition and watching it go up. Wow Indeed, I need to get a life

    0
  • carltoon

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Moonraker, just go on NUFC twitter takeover, there’s loads of links to it .

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    I think we should sign the following:

    Mbabu – £9m
    Willems – Loan
    Rogerio – £8m
    Janmaat – £4m
    Abeid – £4m
    Ibrahima Sissoko – £10m
    Ryan Fraser – Free
    Everton Soares – £25m
    Mateta – £25m
    Alesandro Plea – £25m

    Sell:

    Dummett – £8m
    Manquillo – £6m
    Krafth – £4m
    Hayden – £15m
    Muto – £10m
    Sean Longstaff – £35m

    Job done.

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Tom

    no, same name as here for me.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #26

    carltoon
    nowt else i can do it’s pouring down here, even the dogs don’t want to go out it’s that wet ,

    1
  • geordietom

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #27

    found mund …

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #28

    Dubravka

    Mbabu Fernandez Lejuene Willems

    Sissoko

    Fraser Abeid Saint-Maximin

    Plea Mateta

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    Someone tell Kets about what happened this week will ya…

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  • geordietom

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #30

    goth …

    i’ve just joined twitter getting used to it mate …

    0
  • Northumbrian

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Gothmog well done mate for being on wraiths podcast last night, shame he didn’t answer your question but a similar one was answered later.
    😉

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Wouldnt it be great to live up the same tree as Kets

    LOL

    3
  • hibbit

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #35

    good read tha jib what do you make of it,
    i’m not familiar with the reporter are you ??

    3
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #36

    North

    he’s had me blocked from his twitter for a long time, am sure he’ll never read one out! 🙂 lol

    1
  • Thump

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Wraith will block anybody who doesn’t suck him off.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #38

    I think we’ll have a bit of money to spend. Just don’t want to make Joelinton type signings. What a waste of money he was.

    4
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon22

    Kets is one of life’s dreamers. Love his positivity, definitely a place for him in the scouting team post-takeover.

    3
  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Saying that, Saint-Maximin cost us £16.5m and he’s now worth about £100m.

    2
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