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Newcastle Reportedly Targeting French Defender Should He Become Available



There’s an interesting claim in The Mail that Newcastle have added Arsenal’s William Saliba to the expanding list of defensive targets. Gunner’s boss Mikel Arteta is still yet to decide on how the highly-rated 20-year-old figures into his plans for this upcoming season.

Newcastle see the Frenchman as a potential loan option should moves for other center-back targets falter. In Simon Jones’s report, he states that a deal for Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer is now unlikely. Though it seems a little early to make that definitive of a claim.


Saliba joined Arsenal two summers ago in a £27m move from Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne. As part of the deal, he remained in France on loan for the 2019-20 season. Last season, after spending the first-half of the campaign with Arsenal’s U23s he moved to Nice in January where he immediately went into the starting eleven.

Arteta may want to take a long look at Saliba after his impressive spell with Nice which included 20 starts in the league. There will be a squad place ready should he impress with David Luiz leaving the Emirates next month after two seasons.

The glaring issue Newcastle pursuing Saliba is it would rule out another loan move for Joe Willock. Jones addresses this by claiming that Willock will only be allowed to leave for £20m. There is also the potential he ends up with a new deal at Arsenal.

There still loads to happen before the start of the season in regards to Willock’s future and what young center-back Newcastle end up landing. Saliba seems ready to fight for his Arsenal place while I don’t see Newcastle’s pursuit of Kristoffer Ajer ending so abruptly.

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402 comments so far

  • Just a fan

    Jun 6, 2021 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #41

    Wasn’t sure about ward prouse but he is doing more than ok.
    Also ref not falling for these dives. Good on him.

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #42

    Henderson coming on second half

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #43

    One things for sure , we’re going to get alot of free kicks with grealish in the team 🙂

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #44

    Aces, it always comes down to what stories you want to believe at the end of the day I guess. Especially when we know how bad the club are at communicating anything to us haha I think sadly links to free transfers and cheap options always seem more believable because of what we’ve experienced during Ashley’s reign more often than not :/ you’re bang on though with how much we draw dealings out, feels like we wait and wait and haggle and haggle and it’s a mad way to do business! Wonder how many good players we’ve missed out on over the years because we wouldn’t pay a little bit more or delayed for so long that another club swooped in 🙁

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  • Mund

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #45

    Rom

    That could be key to our success mate.

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  • peter5199

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #46

    Well, it becomes pretty obvious that Southgate will be sacked after the Euros for only winning the final 5-0 vs Germany.

    Obvious replacement is the EPL’s greatest ever manager. So, who do we look for to replace our revered leader?

    I would go for that up and coming manager Woy Hodgson

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #47

    Mund

    That and alot of luck mate

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  • peter5199

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #48

    Now, I was never a fan of communism, but at least Romania could field 11 players.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #49

    Hope the blog took on my easy money tip and bet on Serena losing.

    Jane, I know you did.

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  • peter5199

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #50

    my dog is on his afternoon walk. He is probably doing what these 2 teams are playing as……

    4
  • peter5199

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #51

    Mind you, the 0-0 draw between Wales and Albania… what a game!!!!

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  • naptoon

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #52

    Another Southgate snoozefest …. pure shite again shooting practice needed as they’ve been shooting like stormtroopers today …. 2 shots on target so far

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  • jane

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #53

    thank you cyprus i’m £3.39p better off now thanks to your excellent tip.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/57377992

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  • naptoon

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #54

    Hope they manage to get this on target useless so far

    1
  • naptoon

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #55

    About time needed a pen though

    1
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #56

    simon376

    Aye, that’s weird the parallels in your story and mine. Thanks for sharing. I like reading stuff like that, especially when it’s people from Shields.

    I once bumped into a lad giving out flyers in Times Square in NY and he clocked my accent and it turns out he was from Shields as well and his parents used to own the Marsden Grotto. Sanddancers all ower the place man!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #57

    Scyrhe,
    Although I grew up in Westoe, our first house was in South Eldon street which was part of that wareen of slum housing that was knocked down years ago, It’s mad to think that the entire population of Shields lived in an area about fifty times smaller than it is now.

    1
  • NY Mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #58

    Scythe,

    I’m assuming you’re enjoying this current weather – not 🙂

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  • naptoon

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #59

    Useless mackem mug

    1
  • simon376

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #60

    Scythe

    Amazing how far we get. The Grotto is a pub if anywhere else, be the most packed in the area, but of course we dont push it. Mind the family down South love Marsden, used to visit my Mam when she was a kid in Devon Gardens. One of them a big Newcastle fan who lives just outside Southampton has said he want to stay there next time up here as now a hotel

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #61

    That number 20 who just came on for Romania looks the like bloke who plays the Mandalorian!

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  • naptoon

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #62

    Calvert lewin raging going off about the mackem pinching and missing the pen

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  • jane

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #63
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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #64

    NY Mag

    Oh aye, I’m absolutely loving it. Can’t get enough of it man. Due to hit 93 this afternoon. What a joke!

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #65

    Scythe,

    Aye, I heard it was getting a bit toasty 🙂

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #66

    Those AC units be working overtime then 😆

    3
  • NY Mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #67

    Rom,

    Double time mate…..at least it feels that way when the bill comes in 😀

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #68

    NY

    Aye mate , bet it’s not cheap having them running around the clock 😳

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #69

    The even worse thing is that Henderson isn’t that good. Maddison and Lingard should be going along with Antonio and Danny Ings. Ings is better than Lewin.

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  • NY Mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #70

    Rom,

    Am sure scythe will attest to this…..keeping cool is far more expensive than keeping warm 🙂

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #71

    I would have taken bamford !

    Just my opinion 🙂

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #72

    NY

    Unless you move North 😉

    2
  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #73

    Far North

    2
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #74

    We’ll lose to Croatia

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #76

    Rom

    Aye I was going to say that as well and so apparently have a lot of Leeds fans sitting near Southgate.

    Watkins hasn’t been much cop in any of the games he’s played in.

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #77

    Bill

    I think he others more mate , but again just my opinion 🙂

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #78

    Offers *

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #79

    The consortium will move Heaven and earth to get the deal done, bloody ell to where?

    Are there Vogons involved?

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  • carltoon

    Jun 6, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #80

    Congratulations to Almiron and his wife, on the birth of their son.

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