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Newcastle Again Linked With This Promising Championship Midfielder



In January, when Newcastle were on the prowl for a midfielder to add to the ranks, Huddersfield’s Lewis O’Brien was named as a potential target.

At the time, it was thought that Huddersfield could be forced to cash in on their Academy product due to his contract running out in 2022. However, it’s since come to light that Huddersfield may have an option to extend him to 2023.

The 22-year-old has excelled for Huddersfield over the past few seasons despite their struggles in the Championship. The Terriers may have a fight on their hands in holding on to O’Brien this summer.


The Sun is reporting that Newcastle are still interested in the tenacious midfielder. However, he may only be targetted if a deal for Joe Willock to return next season cannot be agreed with Arsenal.

The report cites Arsenal’s Β£20m valuation of Willock as being too much for Newcastle this summer. Bruce denied that Newcastle had been quoted that amount for Willock. During his press conference this morning, he seemed to be referencing another loan deal for the 21-year-old.

But if nothing can be worked out, O’Brien may be seen as a cheaper alternative at a reported Β£4m. He is the type of player, though without top-flight experience, who would add something to Newcastle’s midfield in that he can carry the ball forward and create while also being a ball-winner.

So while the prevailing hope is to get Willock back next season in some capacity, O’Brien is a promising young midfielder who has some versatility. He also may fit the Mike Ashley profile more than Southampton’s Mario Lemina, who could be available for Β£7m this summer should Fulham not take up their purchase option.

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344 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #41

    Carson80 i only ever went to Blackpool once, with work, not my cup of tea. Well there wasn’t any tea. I know i never went back. But can imagine great for Hens and Bachelor parties.

    2
  • jane

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #42

    mundsimus is a Freudian slip πŸ™‚

    3
  • Philodox Mumpsimus

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #43

    Hi everyone

    9
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #44

    Tackle

    My blog name was gonna be Dunning Kruger.

    Bottled it. πŸ™

    2
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #45

    Hahahahahahahaha

    I smell Lizard

    πŸ˜€

    2
  • Philodox Mumpsimus

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #46

    Damn πŸ™‚

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #47

    Bass, would agree to disagree re earlier points. Bruce is awful and no doubt BΓ³nna has influenced things. But any manager is going to say, logically, that they will do better when their top players come back. Rafa was always quick to point how the likes of Liverpool were hard to beat, and we needed to be defensive, because of the calibre of their squad. Stands to reason. And similarly that we would have more reasons to be optimistic with maxi Wilson back. But I fully agree that much of the mess is Bruce generated, eg sheff utd and West brom.

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #48

    Wor B

    You should have seen the avatar picture I bottled that goes with my moniker !!!

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #49

    evening Rom hows things …

    2
  • Philodox Mumpsimus

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #50

    GT

    Evening mate , all good thanks , how’s you doing ?

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #51

    rom …

    all good here thanks hows your lass today …

    see you’ve changed your name are you a roman gladiator by any chance πŸ˜€

    1
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #52

    Munster,

    The thing which bothers me with them Sheff Utd and Brighton performances, as much as I want to forget them I just can’t shift them.

    I keep thinking that under Bruce we’re always only a week away from possibly another showing like that.

    Steve x3 oot!
    Bonna in!

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  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #53

    Uncertain that rings a bell as well, it all became a bit blurry as there used to be offers on triple spirits, sometimes didn’t bother with the coke etc and yes they were very good times, think last time I was there Hartlepool were in the play off final so me and me 2 brothers decided to support them for the afternoon.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #54

    GT

    She’s getting there thanks mate πŸ™‚

    More like an oompa loompa bud πŸ˜€

    1
  • magscar

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #55

    Lot of loan players from out of the past mentioned.

    Problem with some is that they were always on that basis i.e. loan and not for sale or at an exorbitent fee if from likes of Chelsea

    It’s their business model – snap up loads of young talent that you can’t possibly play, loan out for a fee and get them match practice and see how they develop, decide if they are now good enough for first team if not get as much money as possible then go and buy more young players……..

    Viv Busby I remember – from Fulham, SuperMac’s partner there but we already had John Tudor here and in those days didn’t have big squads

    Canny player and would have liked him to stay not sure about his looks though will take carltoon’s word for it

    Liked Kenedy but think we missed a bullet there but we were able to get Joelinton later with the money we saved πŸ˜‰

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  • geordietom

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #56

    Rom …

    nay way mate , your not little and orange πŸ˜€

    1
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #57

    If Bruce stays I can say for a fact now we will be relegated next season.
    The man is incapable of managing a club the size of ours and he should of stayed at Sheff Wed.

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  • geordietom

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #58

    magscar…

    I though we bought supermac from luton …

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  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #59

    Magscar I don’t think it was his looks Carltoon was bothered about, he was known as Big Busby to her.
    πŸ˜‰

    1
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #60

    Huge and dark oak?

    1
  • Romford mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #61

    With a splash of green πŸ™‚

    1
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #62

    Carson,

    Aye good times, but very messy times!

    Great venue Blackpool was for a lads weekend. Used to try and time it so Blackpool were at home on Saturday afternoon just so we could stay off the lash for a few hours!

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  • magscar

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #63

    Gt

    we did !

    can only blame the vaccine and a senior moment πŸ™‚

    1
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #64

    Who said that?

    Ah there you are Rom, those pigeons must have left EGBs camouflage gear at the wrong place.

    How are you mate?

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  • geordietom

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #65

    magscar…

    we all get those moments mate πŸ˜€

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  • magscar

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #66

    He went to Fulham after we didn’t buy him though and Supermac started at Fulham before Luton

    What with Saha there’s too may Fulham connections – trying to forget about them πŸ™‚

    1
  • Nufc 4ever

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #67

    Carson

    Pancrate was the loan player his moment of glory was a goal against Watford when we were down to 10 men great goal but he wasn’t very good

    4
  • Romford mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #68

    Wor

    Either that or the pigeons left their mark , while flying over mine on the way to bill’s πŸ˜‰

    I’m good thanks mate πŸ™‚ how’s things with you ?

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  • coming home

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #69

    Rafa just left the gate car park with his daughters
    Obviously missing the toon

    5
  • Wor B

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #70

    Rom

    All good here mate, having a quiet night in. I know the weekend starts here but I’ve no interest in visiting a public house until I can stand at the bar and talk nonsense to other idiots.

    4
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #71

    Uncertain lol quality, we always used to go to this Scottish pub and Rangers vs Celtic was always on,anyway one of me mates had some Scottish Β£5 notes so he goes up to the bar and asks if he can spend them in there, I was laughing that much I had to leave as were getting some right funny looks.

    2
  • toon22

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #72

    It’s funny people cracking on about what players would improve us
    It’s not been on the turds agenda for 14 years
    Nowt will change this summer

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  • Romford mag

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #73

    Wor

    Glad your ok bud

    Have a couple of I.P.A’s mate and talk nonsense to this idiot πŸ˜‰

    2
  • Mund

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #74

    carltoon

    Thinking of Saha I always remember him for that goal against Blackburn. Hamann put a great ball over the top for Saha to hit it on the half volley left foot across the keeper in the bottom corner, put us in the Quarters that.

    Hamann was a top player that only season he played in.

    2
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #75

    NUFC 4EVA cheers for that, I had it in my head he was called Pancreas. Think he only got one goal.

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  • magscar

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #76

    Carson

    Oh you mean his hairstyle – yeah i remember it was as big as the military headgear named afer him

    use it as a get out of jail card if you get in a spot of bother later πŸ˜‰

    3
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #77

    NUFC 4EVA you answered that question in your post as well sorry me minds gone a bit fuzzy.

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  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #78

    Will do Magscar πŸ˜‰

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #79

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ6RpSUcl48&ab_channel=SteveWraith

    3 Amigos and Keith from NCSL.

    Some really interesting stuff in there, especially what Keith says about the letters to Boris.

    2
  • Carson80

    Apr 30, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #80

    Coming Home could be a sign that you know, we’ll say no more.

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