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Report – Championship Club Win Race For Young Striker Bruce Wanted In Early



The Magpies have been on the trail of Wigan striker Kyle Joseph for months. It was back in early April that Newcastle’s interest in the young prospect was first revealed.

The 19-year-old is out of contract this summer and at the time, Newcastle were trying to convince him that his future was on Tyneside. We were even willing to shell out a little extra in compensation to seal the deal.

Newcastle were consistently said to be leading the race until last week, when it emerged that Swansea were in talks for the Scotland U21 international. Now it looks like the youngster will head to the Liberty Stadium next month after his contract expires.


Football Insider is reporting that Swansea have won the race for Jospeh and will pay £1m in compensation to Wigan. They have also reached an agreement on personal terms.

The size of the compensation fee may have played a role in Newcastle missing out on the striker. In April, it was reported Newcastle were offering £850k.

It also appears that Swansea will give Joseph first-team football this upcoming season while Newcastle had him pegged as one for the future. With the Academy being gutted last week, this news, if accurate, is a blow as the cupboard is not exactly brimming with attacking prospects.

Both Celtic and Rangers were also in for Joseph, who scored 5 goals in 14 League One appearances before a serious back injury sidelined him in late January. He was identified, along with Kristoffer Ajer, as a player to get in early this summer. Now it appears that we’ve missed out on the promising youngster.


183 comments so far

  • simon376

    Jun 10, 2021 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Tom

    That is excellent, only thing is, she will always have one over you and never be able to say anything again, but worth it for a free holiday mind

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 10, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Bet Joseph will be streaming with his Agent when our take over is completed, our new state of the art Training facility is in use, SJP extended for 60,000 fans and Rafa is picking his team from a talent pool the like of which hasn’t been seen in eons.

    Then again he might get to play at Swansea. W

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Good read that Dr Gloom, and can i say to Mund and everyone, Dr Gloom is not my alt (just in case).

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  • Just a fan

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Gloom
    Good read it’s nice to get a rounded picture not just the usual he serves biscuits and fills up the wheelie bins with ice water.

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  • Just a fan

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #5

    I’ve been off the alcohol since early May.
    Told wore lass don’t mention the A word as it puts it into my head.
    After last night I may be back on it lol.

    2
  • anxer

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Re the suspended bet earlier, just checked again and Skybet have odds back up for Rafa. 3/1, so his odds are shorter but he’s still second favourite behind Nuno at 11/8

    2
  • Adamn_92

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Cheers for the update Anxer

    1
  • martoon

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Just noticed on them odds for Everton manager that Steve Bruce is 40/1 and so is Wayne Rooney – not sure how they arrive at these odds but you would have thought Rooney was more likely than Bruce?

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #9

    Micky, I always thought you were a Jib alt 😉

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Paulo Fonseca looks a bit ‘Spursy’ already, so perfect appointment.

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone else get the feeling we aren’t signing anybody this transfer window. Please hurry up takeover else we’re doomed I’m telling you.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #12

    Something I didn’t think of yesterday but struck me today is why stuff involving MBS and the takeover keeps getting brought up as a positive sign or positive news. Isn’t one of the major issues trying to prove that PIF and the state (aka MBS) are seperate? Surely we don’t want him to be involved or around anything involving the takeover right? It’s PIF and not him, that’s what we’re trying to prove isn’t it? So like the news/rumours yesterday surrounding the meeting in Nice, it was brought up that MBS’s yacht is just east of Nice in Monaco. It was presented as positive, but surely we don’t want him near negotiations and the deal as that’s showing he’s very much involved with the deal and PIF?

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Good to see UEFA cutting their nose off to spite their face, giving BEIN the Champions league rights at a reduced price and declining a much larger bid from the Saudi’s. Wonder what all those teams in the Champions league will think to that.

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    The thing is Adam he can comment on it but that doesn’t mean he is part of the consortium.

    It’s a Saudi based company ofc he would be interested and after it all we will be the biggest team in Saudi Arabia and we will have the biggest fan in MBS

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  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    Carson, did you know Nasser Al-Khelaifi is part of the UEFA board?

    Do you think he was impartial in all the decision making?

    It all stinks from FIFA to UEFA right down to the PL

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Yes Mund it was his prize for being loyal during the ESL fiasco, don’t see how the Saudi’s can prove they’re trying to change if they don’t get given the chance to.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #17

    Mund

    He can comment on it of course, but if he is going to the consortiums meetings (as rumoured) than that suggests a larger involvement than just commenting on it. There’d be no need for him to go to or be involved in those meetings or discussions. That’s why I find it confusing when it’s reported as a positive when he’s doing more than just commenting. Allegedly anyway.

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  • lesh

    Jun 10, 2021 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Adamn_92

    Ashley’s plane and helicopter are said to be used by all and sundry, not exclusively by Ashley.

    If MBS’s yacht’s in the Nice area, it doesn’t mean that he’s there.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Lesh

    I mean the way it gets reported, all that gets said is ‘MBS yacht’ and is reported as a positive. I don’t see why that should be a positive. I’m sure more people than him use it, but reporting just his yacht and hinting at his presence as a good thing seems strange when the whole point is we want to show he has no presence.

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  • Reilly

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #20

    MBS yacht is showing as being in Cyprus.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Tino Livramento would be a good Lon deal, young British right back from Chelsea.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #22

    #loan

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  • Just a fan

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Me and the wife went to Nice well Cannes actually a couple of years ago by bus. National holidays.
    It took two days.
    The reason we went by bus was the yacht was getting serviced but that’s another story.
    For whatever reason no one tracked our bus maybe because the internet was so poor.
    Yes Glad you asked we had a lovely time.

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #24

    So, basically no real news today then?

    Everyone holding their breath for tomorrow? – No didn’t think so, me neither 🙂

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  • Carson80

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Bob we’d all be dead if we did that.
    😉

    4
  • Adamn_92

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Bob, think I’m more keen to hear about what goes on at the AGM meeting today!

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #27

    Carson 😆

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #28

    I must be the only one excited for tomorrow and what’s to come.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m excited for tomorrow Mund because I’m off work and the Euros start.

    4
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #30

    This mad s back but club not sold yet….bye hope this ends soon

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Novo

    Sure is a great reason to be happy 🙂

    Grab a Crunchie

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jun 10, 2021 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Dondatta yeah on brave browser nufc on twitter wouldnt work but on internet browser it did.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #33

    I’m excited for tomorrow because of the Euro’s and I’m going to buy a bottle of Gin, any recommendations cleveleysbob.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #34

    From HLTCO 76K followers.
    Everton fans’ universal disgust at the idea of Rafa Benitez becoming their new manager is heartwarming.

    They really are the most bitter and twisted fan-base in England, I’ve got all the time in the world for it.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail, I quite like Bombay Sapphire and there is a lovely craft Gin made in Lake District called “Lakes Gin” (very original) pricy as all craft gins are, but I enjoy it.

    To be honest, there are so many now, you should experiment a bit and see what you like.

    4
  • Vask

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail

    How about Hendricks?

    2
  • DaraghL

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #37

    JFA,

    Can rarely go wrong with Bombay Sapphire

    2
  • DaraghL

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Vask,

    He’s useless and should never have been signed…makes a good gin though

    7
  • martoon

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Mund as much as I admire your optimism I don’t think anything earth shattering will happen tomorrow – it’s just the deadline the PL have to submit their papers etc.
    Hopefully the revelations will emerge once the case/arbitration starts in July!

    5
  • Not another deJong

    Jun 10, 2021 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #40

    My recommendation is Marmalade Vodka on ice.

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