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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

  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #81

    so the big question is who leaked coleens stories from rebekahs instagram if not her… my monies on the sheepish looking jamie in the corner. Oh hang on … the prem are facing 2 court/arbitration hearings into shady takeover dealings … anyway back to vardygate.

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #82

    Rom you haven’t ran since 1998 you blagger 😉

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  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #83

    Mund

    Definitely bud, so sad but it seems that way.

    Shame The Sport went into administration years ago. The Sunday Sport would have jumped all over this story pmsl.

    “More leaks in the PL than Masters Potato & Leek Soup…if you know something Lettuce know”

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #84

    I can see wilson not being risked tmoz and owld joe from linton being stuck up front on his todd 40 yard from the nearest black and white. he must love the way bruce plays him….

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  • toon22

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #85

    naptoon
    Yep

    As if by magic
    Just as they are facing 2 court cases
    Some ex Manu wag provides a nice big distraction to the news

    It proves they are rattled, it also links in with their dragging it out strategy
    Hope it just fizzles out without hitting the media

    You neeed to ask why they are acting this way

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #86

    Mund

    Horseback mate 😉

    https://youtu.be/v6KC6ov4BHo

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  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #87

    Sheeeet sorry PC Rom. Couldnt help myself. I promise no more food talk lol.

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #88

    Ghost haha brilliant but true lol

    Sad tho mate like you say but this is the world we live in and we have allowed it to happen without really knowing how bad it is.

    Malcolm X warned us many moons ago about the media and said something along the lines of…

    “They will make a guilty man look innocent and an innocent man look guilty”

    He was bang on

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #89

    Ghost

    Not me mate 🙂

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  • magicmac54

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #90

    Good evening guys, i hope your all very well. After being in in lockdown and not aloud to work for the past 5 weeks we were aloud to start back today, but a big shock last night when our government here across the pond announced last night we are back in lockdown again from next friday for another two weeks, very tough and uncertain times indeed. On a lighter not its very encouraging to read all about the possibility of the takeover being resurrected, i hope you dont hold it against me if iam still very cautious given our past experiences so ill keep my powder dry and sit on the fence, but i hope to god the takeover happens and opens up the way for a very happy and bright future for our club and all the amazing and loyal fans. HWTL

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #91

    on the daily sport thread:-
    picture of masters and hoffman over a page 3 birds chesticles with the classic headline “PAIR OF TITS”

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #92

    aye toon “just like that”

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #93

    Naptoon haha

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #94

    not that I read the daily sport obvs, just looked at the pictures.

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  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #95

    Malcom X was a ledge a true visionary.

    The media totally suck Mund. The ones on twatter are the worst.

    I notice a few of them have reared their ugly head again the last few days with their bollix.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #96

    Saudi Arabia defends the 48 beheadings so far in 2020 by stating it’s a deterent to further crime. In fairness, none of those beheaded have reoffended.

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  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #97

    Naptoon

    Same here mate only read the sport pages at the back pmsl

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #98

    Good evening magic how are you, you beautiful soul?

    Sorry to hear of the difficulties over the pond mate and hope things improve for you when they can. Hopefully your not finding it to hard mate as I know your a scrapper alright 😉

    The recent news drops of yesterday and today are very positive indeed and has lit that fire even brighter for a lot now but I do understand any fan who stays guarded.

    As I know in the end we will enter that new era and some point along that rode you will be waving your Irish and toon flag flagging the positivity bus down to jump on board 🙂

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  • The mighty wyn

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #99

    Wasnt sure there was any reading in the sport anyway – was there

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #100

    had canny coverage or so I heard never managed to get past the pictures on page 7 myself …

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #101

    Ghost a legend mate who the white man of that time feared and wanted to end. Which is crazy as he was such a powerful figure that could of helped do good for the whole country not just the black community.

    But as stupid as humans really are we always want to end the things we don’t understand or that we can’t control

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #102

    GhostToon,

    It seems the tabloids print any old shite to sell papers but when a story crops up which might upset the apple cart then it seems to be brushed under the carpet. Only problem is, it wont be kept under raps forever, sooner or later this story will get out there and every genuine football fan will be only too aware what contempt the PL have showed towards THEIR club, not just our, unless of course you support one of the top 6.

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #103

    the days before the internet and xhamster haha

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  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #104

    TMW

    I always read the names 😉 Wendy Whoppers and all that lol

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  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #105

    Aw Betty, you’re gonna wake Tsunki

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #106

    mund
    was that the 21 year old from tamworth with 38 – 28 – 33 hhh or am I mistaken? ha

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #107

    I’ll never forget how happy I was when I saw wor lass walking down the isle towards me.
    My heart was beating fast and the excitement was unbearable. It seemed to take her ages but eventually, there she was standing beside me. I gave her a loving smile and said:

    “Get that trolley over here pet, They’re doing 12 packs of Stella three for the price of two.”

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  • naptoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #108

    betty
    as long as she carried them to the car aswell you bagged a winner ha

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  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #109
  • Mund

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #110

    Naptoon lol you know the score 😉

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  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #111

    WL

    Agreed I dislike them just as much as you.

    Maybe in the 90’s and early 00’s they would have taken more notice of our club.

    Unfortunately Ashley has dragged our amazing club through the mill so much and made us a complete laughing stock to the rest of the world.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #112

    GhostToon,

    Yeah unfortunately you are right, we are a laughing stock atm, but soon i hope that will change, fingers and toes crossed and all that 🙂

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  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #114

    Mund

    PMSL, ROLF, LMAO, and Sh*t meself for good measure.

    😀

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 20, 2020 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #115

    nation,
    The very fact that The Bruce has stated that Wilson won’t be risked if there’s any doubt then mentioned that the player himself has said he wants to play, tells me that no matter what Wilson will start tomorrow.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 20, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #116

    nation??? naptoon

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  • GhostToon

    Nov 20, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #117

    WL

    Our time will come soon bud 🙂

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  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 20, 2020 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #118

    Haha

    Jail, for a moment there I thought you were standing outside No10.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 20, 2020 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #119

    Mund did u get sucked into training? I’ve been asked to go back. Young fella delighted!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #120

    Mund

    Funnily enough I think Brucie might have the last part of his tactics right, the man really is the GMT! 🙂

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