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Newcastle Linked With Prolific Midfielder Whose Contract Runs Out Next Summer



There was a story in The Mirror yesterday that Newcastle were keeping abreast of Burnley midfielder Jack Cork’s contract situation. The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer and with Burnley’s ownership in flux, talks on a new contract have not begun.

While Newcastle dipped heavily into the free-agent market this past summer, including signing Jeff Hendrick after his contract ran out at Turf Moor, we just don’t see much in this link to Cork. First of all, he’ll be 32 by the start of next season, and he’s not really the type of midfielder we need at the moment.


A more realistic link could be to Austrian international Raphael Holzhauser (pictured above). Sport Witness is citing a report from Jeunes Footeux in France that Newcastle and Hertha Berlin are interested in the midfielder.

The 27-year-old is the type of midfielder Bruce covets. At 6’4″, he’s a strong force in the center of the pitch who loves to attack. He could be a much cheaper option than some of the other box to box type midfielders we’ve been linked with as his contract also runs out next summer.

Holzhauser plies his trade for Beerschot in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League. He joined the club as a free agent in the summer of 2019 after leaving the Swiss club Grasshoppers.

This season he’s been nothing short of sensational scoring 8 goals with 9 assists in his 12 appearances. Last season, he put up gaudy numbers as well scoring 7 while assisting on 9. His form has seen him drafted into the full Austrian side where he made his debut last month.

Holzhauser is a product of the Rapid Vienna Academy in his native Austria. He’s had loan spells in Germany with Augsburg and Stuttgart before joining Grasshoppers on a free in 2018.

The midfielder is currently in talks with Beerschot to renew his contract. However, if he keeps up his current form, it may be in his best interest to become a free agent for the third time. He’ll have some better clubs to choose from this time around, maybe even Newcastle United.

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178 comments so far

  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #41

    *cooked

    0
  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #42

    WL

    Will defo check it out. Thumbs up emoji.

    2
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #43

    Nee nor nee nor

    Careful lads !

    5
  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #44

    Quick, think of some footy talk…

    Quiz…

    Despite the seagulls following the trawler, everybody was Kung Fu fighting!

    Name the ref who sent him off!

    5
  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #45

    Sorry food police I promise to reign it in. Slap wrist time.

    Anyway, enough about food time to pour myself another Sailor Jerry 😉

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #46
  • Regan

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #47

    OP. .
    Even fenwicks was in there too lol…

    1
  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #48

    OP

    Pmsl

    1
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #49

    Wor

    Alan Wilkie , I didn’t cheat honest guvna 😉

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #50

    Feel free to send it to Masters on Twitter

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #51

    Or the PL

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #52

    In case anyone took my ManU Sky thing seriously I just want to point out that the first thing I did is shred it and chuck it into the recycling bin.

    I didn’t want any innocent Southerners coming in to contact with it.

    3
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #53

    EGB

    Already binned mine mate

    2
  • lochinvar

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #54

    geordietom
    i had chicked tikka massala , pilau rice , onion bhagi’s , nan bread , pickle tray , pomp a doms

    Posh round your way is it?
    We have Papadoms here but Pomp a Doms?
    Clearly a man of refined taste

    5
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #55

    Its kebab night for me and the dawg

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #56

    Cpl of IPA, got some Jaipur X to swig on.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #57

    Anyway this is the Masters clip that should have been used.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaKX9YYHiQ

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #58

    In Footballing terms Bird and Bird committed a school boy error.

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #59

    I’m definitely feeling more positive but I know the PL will do everything they can to thwart this.

    I’m expecting a break in or a fire at Prem hq in the near future.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #60

    Lamb Tikka Chatpoti takes some beating.

    1
  • Regan

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #61

    Double Egg n chips..MMmmmm

    1
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #62

    Honestly officer

    It wasn’t me !

    2
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #63

    I just got here !

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #64

    People were talking about heading this morning and there was something I couldn’t quite recall.

    Concussion.

    Movie with Will Smith, plays a Doctor in the US that brought players head injuries to light.

    Interesting watch, if you’re inclined.

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #65

    Lesh……… Well done for your efforts in provoking the Guardian to finally print something sensible.
    For them to highlight the PL ‘s diabolical handing of the ‘ Big Six’ kerfuffle and to allude that they may have not handled the NUFC takeover as fairly as they might is a long overdue critique of a previously sacred PL.

    We might finally get the southern press to realise that we’re not all flat capped, whippet racing , leek growing thickos who deserve to be left in our insignificant can north east corner to simply exist and make the numbers up.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #66

    OP

    Aye just watch out for the massive power surge at the local Power station as the shredders are working overtime!

    2
  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #67

    Slightly football related. Which persons in the world can remotely be interested in the bitch fight between Mrs Vardy and Mrs Rooney.
    Who cares about their views.
    Clearly some folk are interested in what these molls have to say.

    There are obviously people of mini brains who read/promote this crap.

    9
  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #68

    Hmm Rom

    Correct answer in google time-frame.

    Are you Jib?

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #69

    Tuff

    I’m not sure if you know the show “Celebrity death match”

    I think it should become a real show and we can resolve disputes like that.

    Clip incase you haven’t

    https://youtu.be/0o7AEb5agrc

    1
  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #70

    Wor

    Shhhhhh

    I’m already on the run !

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #71

    I’m part of a fleet of procrastinating football fans

    We’re known as the Soon Army.

    7
  • WLtoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #72

    Mister Tuff,

    The 2 wags story is a deliberate distraction from the real BIG story that nobody dares publish.
    Make no mistake about it, the tabloids and tv are keeping this takeover challenge as quiet as possible. The details of the story don`t favour well with the PL do they.

    5
  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #73

    OP good movie that

    0
  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #74

    WL

    Really strange the tabloids are not all over this.

    SSN I can understand as they dont want to upset the apple cart and their relationship with the PL.

    However, tabloids like The Sun you would think would be all over this scandal.

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #75

    The mobile phone NHS COVID-19 app is available in Welsh, Bengali, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi (Gurmukhi script), Chinese (Simplified), Romanian, Turkish and Arabic (Modern Standard)…

    Why?

    3
  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #76

    Ghost

    Nothing new mate they were hardly on the takeover or at least the truth of it.

    Took a few weeks for the petitions to be picked up on as it seems nobody cares about us or our feelings or even the actual truth in any of it.

    I keep saying mate we will have our day and he who laughs last, laughs longest

    1
  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #77

    Hands up if you’d go on it, if you won a free, all expenses paid, round the world cruise?

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #78

    Not a word on SSN re Toon legal action!
    They’ve been warned I think!
    Free press?

    1
  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #79

    Think I know who the flat earthers are but just checking!

    1
  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #80

    Moonraker nothing new mate. I was a huge fan of SSN before all this saga but now I hardly out the thing on. When I switch to it if they don’t have Downie or Gravesy on I don’t wanna know.

    We get laughs at by them. Well bloody wait till we are sat at the top of the league see who footin matters then 😉

    2


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