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Newcastle Now Linked With Summer Move For Premier League Midfielder



Newcastle have a bit of a glut in the midfield at the moment which has kept Joe Willock out of the starting eleven over the past four matches. Though the 21-year-old has maximized his impact off the bench with three late goals in his three substitute appearances.

Despite Steve Bruce fielding three midfielders in a 5-3-2, the battle for places remains intense. In addition to Willock, Bruce also has Jeff Hendrick and Matty Longstaff as options. Though Hendrick hasn’t played much recently while Matty Longstaff continues to be left out of matchday squads

Bruce has already expressed his desire to bring Willock back next season, which should be one of our top priorities this summer. It also appears that Celtic center-back Kristoffer Ajer is a top target with recent claims that an £8m offer is being prepared.


The Guardian has just published a report that Newcastle are potentially interested in Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina, who is currently on loan with an option to buy at Fulham.

The Cottagers are in dire straights. They are 7 points from safety with just 5 matches remaining so taking up their purchase option on Lemina is doubtful at the moment. They’ll need to pick up a few wins down the stretch, something they have had massive difficulty accomplishing all season.

The report claims the Gabon international will be available for £7m should he return to Southampton. West Ham are also said to be interested in the 27-year-old who hasn’t played for the Saints in two seasons despite being a record signing in 2017 from Juventus.

Transfer funds are likely to be limited at Newcastle for the next few windows. So we’ll have to spend very wisely. Lemina would be a solid addition to the midfield and good business at £7m under normal circumstances.

However, the financial impact of the pandemic has decimated the transfer budget. So if Willock returns next season, then shelling out cash for a midfielder who turns 28 in September may not make sense for Newcastle this summer.

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167 comments so far

  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Kets and Vegan were watching the Man U on TV when Kets dog starts licking its nuts. Vegan says “i wish I could do that”
    Kets replies “I find it’s best to pat him first or he might bite you”

    10
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #2

    I’ll just get me coat on way out

    6
  • Mund

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #3

    Uncertain

    I saw Keith Patterson mention the news he is talking about relates to his case and those that tried to stop it.

    Let’s hope it’s adds to a good defence

    3
  • Romford mag

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #4
  • Mund

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Football Daily
    @footballdaily
    Police cars revolving light BREAKINGPolice cars revolving light

    Five of the most powerful people in English football have resigned from their roles on committees at the Premier League following the fallout of the ‘European Super League’

    https://mobile.twitter.com/footballdaily/status/1387770687662825478

    2
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #6

    I would prefer Yves Bissouma from Brighton, but last I heard Liverpool were interested.

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #7

    😀

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #8

    😛 pmsl

    2
  • Romford mag

    Apr 29, 2021 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #9

    😆

    3
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Mund – They still haven’t resigned positions from clubs, they’re basically sticking two fingers up and will be back to next idea to take all the cash

    1
  • OliveRoll

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #11

    I REALLY HOPE MIKE ASHLEY IS OUT OF NUFC BY THE START OF NEXT SEASON.

    I dont even care who we get as new owners as the truth is MA has ripped the soul out of our club, ive a 14 year old son who only knows nufc under him.

    God knows I would love to walk up the ground next season with some sort of expectation rather than the same crap being served up. I dread to think next season without ASM and anyone else who commands a transfer fee.

    Sick of all the sources who know bugger all more than the man in the street.

    If I were a betting man MA will be here next season and beyond. GUTTED

    10
  • Romford mag

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #12

    They’ve resigned from the committee that’s supposed to represent all 20 premier League teams , I think it said ?

    0
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    It`s been good reading on here today, no playground arguing, just good old friendly banter without malice , and football took centre stage.

    7
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #14

    WLtoon – 💡

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #15

    WL

    2
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #16

    🙂 😆
    😀 😀 😀 😳
    🙁 🙁 🙁 😥
    😮 😮 😮 👿
    😯 😯 😯 😈
    😕 😕 😕 🙄
    8) 😎 😎 ❗
    😡 😡 😡 ❓
    😛 😛 😛 💡
    😐 😐 😐 ➡
    😉 😉 😉 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    6
  • Regan

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Show off..

    4
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Really do fancy us to get a result this weekend, we seem to have just the right balance now, took it`s bloody time mind.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Dr gloom,

    Jeez you are quick with your emoji thingy`s fella.

    2
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #20

    WL – cut n paste 😎

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Well, i`m furloughed again next week, had a feeling i would be saying as there has been naf all to do all week.

    Was going to try a few days over the Lakes but noticed the forecast, pissing down all week, sods law that.

    3
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #22

    Dr Gloom,

    Never thought of that mate, here`s me thinking you were thrifty with your thumbs

    🙂

    3
  • Chewingtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #23

    WL at least it’s nice to be able to go out and sit in a beer garden again. Furlough and lockdown is a killer. Think a lot of people have struggled so hopefully things will look up on all accounts! The lakes are lovely but if the weathers bad not so great!

    I wonder if how soon it will actually be before everything returns to normal?

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #24

    52% out of over a thousand votes think we’ll beat arsenal. .

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #25

    A poster put up some figures about our current form since Jones joined the club compared to when we only had the 3 Steve`s, it really does show how bad the coaching was before he joined, inept isn`t the word.
    Maybe the club have unearthed a dynamic duo who could push us to mid table or even higher, considering 55 points was mentioned as a gauge for a seasons points average with the PPG ratio.
    They better not dare threaten a top 10 place or Ashley will start getting palpitations

    5
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Dr Gloom was about to get comedy post of the day for his dogs bollix joke (brill) but just blew it by being an emoji smart ar$e, now we all feel inadequate!!!

    It’s worth repeating, the award for funny post of the day now goes to…

    scott
    Apr 29, 2021 at 3:48 PM
    Comment #176…

    Jail
    You really can’t beat Blackpool this time of year!
    Just ask Sunderland! ?

    7
  • onmeedsun

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Regan
    That’s exactly what I thought. Gloom showing off his IT prowess. I just don’t do shortcuts that give you an emoji. My iPad has all the emojis in the world but for some reason if I use them the blog converts them back to the shortcut language! IT – meant to be plug and play. My arse!

    1
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Chewingtoon,

    It`s great to have some freedom again after the year we have had. I was hoping to get away next week, in fact i was chomping at the bit tbh but if the weather is pants il`e bide my time .
    The new normal . Will it ever get back to the way it was, i hope so mate.
    Maybe next year eh

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Onmeedson..
    Tell me about it..
    I’m still typing with one finger mate..

    1
  • WLtoon

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Regan@24,

    Just goes to show what a few decent results do for the fans optimism mate, more than half think we can beat Arsenal.
    Go back a month and it would of been below 20% i reckon

    3
  • onmeedsun

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Regan
    You do realise that at some point before we pop our clogs this IT malarkey with all the internet scams etc will serve to do us in, as at some point soon we will become less savvy. Ticking time bomb, but how would we live without it.

    1
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Wor B – gutted, had already prepared a speech ffs 😡

    3
  • lesh

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #33

    cleveleysbob

    I’m glad you mentioned your post jab flu symptoms. I’ve had ’em for the last three or so weeks following my second Pfizer.

    0
  • Mund

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Gloom

    Definitely back with a new plan. I just hope by then there is some sort of structure in place to protect the clubs and the fans. If something isn’t in the pipe line with the eye openings we have had with the pure arrogance of these tyrant football owners, I’d be very concerned.

    Said it before they are no different than Ashley but have more money

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #35

    WL..
    I think playing with a bit more freedom as its highly unlikely we’ll be relegated this term does wonders for morale..
    Hope for a win..but would be happy with a point mate..

    0
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Mund – lets see how this government review turns out, pretty sure it’ll be toothless but we’ll see

    0
  • DrGloom

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #37

    WL/Regan – Moods definitely gone up a bit last few games, and we haven’t played that badly ( all things considered …i.e we’re pretty shite )

    0
  • Wor B

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #38

    EGB

    Post ya troosers to me mate, I’ve got loads of woodland green (shed) and dark oak (fence) left.

    I’ll employ a sponge effect using both colours, turn them into camouflage / combats. Slip them on when Mrs EGB wants jobs doing, she’ll never find you again.

    🙂

    6
  • Romford mag

    Apr 29, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Mund

    Can’t wait to watch it mate 🙂

    2
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