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Newcastle Tracking Young Swede As Move To France Stalls – Report

Steve Bruce is reportedly trying to add two midfielders to his squad ahead of the new season. Joe Willock remains the priority though Arsenal aren’t in any rush to make a decision at this stage of the summer.

Recent reports have Newcastle in discussions with Chelsea over a loan move for Conor Gallagher. Newcastle face stiff competition with him high on Crystal Palace’s wishlist as well.

Sport Witness has an article stating that Newcastle are monitoring the situation of FC Midtjylland’s Jens Cajuste (pictured above). The 21-year-old is a top target of Ligue 1’s Rennes, who are struggling to meet Midtjylland’s demands

This comes from RMC Sports journalist Loïc Tanzi. He claimed the following on his Twitter account which has been translated into English:

“The Jens Cajuste case is at a standstill for the moment with Stade Rennais.

The French club, which has a priority of recruiting a number 6, must sell before being able to increase its offer.

Meanwhile, Newcastle and Brentford also want to move forward”

Cajuste is a Swedish international who has 5 caps under his belt. He made one substitute appearance in the 2020 European Championships coming on late in the hard-fought 0-0 draw against Spain that opened Sweden’s tournament.

The midfielder was eligible for the US national team through his father. He lived in China when he was very young where he started out in a couple of Beijing-based academies.

Cajuste joined Örgryte IS in 2010 which is based in his hometown of Gothenburg. He moved to his current club FC Midtjylland in Denmark in 2018 for a small fee. He’s made 69 appearances with 2 goals and 2 assists over the past few seasons.

Rennes have been trying to reach a breakthrough for the midfielder over the past few weeks but things have now come to an impasse. The French club’s latest offer has been rejected with Midtjylland holding out for around £8.5m.

Rennes see Cajuste as a potential replacement for budding superstar Eduardo Camavinga. Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid have all been heavily linked with the 18-year-old Camavinga. Rennes are now looking for other options.

This doesn’t seem like the summer Newcastle can make a serious run at a player like Cajuste. Bruce has just £10m to work and whatever he gets from Florian Lejeune’s sale to Alaves. The youngster certainly fits Mike Ashley’s profile as one who could be sold on for a healthy profit in the future.

114 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 19, 2021 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Tracking – my backside just farting around until transfer window shuts
    No-one in few out may be

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #2

    NUFC Fans United
    NUFC Fans United – News
    Fridays protest letter delivered to Richard Masters can be read here. #nufc #nufctransparencyprotest https://nufcfansutd.com/news

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle United FC
    ? We are currently working through a high volume of enquiries and will respond to all emails as soon as possible.

    All season tickets are currently reserved for renewal.

    Renew online at http://book.nufc.co.uk.

  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #4


    A cheery good day to Mr Tuff.

  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5



    So they’re playing the understaffed card now. I’d imagine they’ve a lot of post-furlough catching up to do.

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #6


    Ashley had the lot on furlough. It will of been like a ghost town at the club.

    Let’s hope he will be gone soon and be nothing but a distant memory.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #7

    On Shelvey…

    Two posters today have said he never looks fit or only at the end of season of matches.

    Just shows how biased unfounded opinions get in the way of facts…

    Shelvey is consistently at or very near the top pf yardage covered during games.

    Whether or not he looks fit is irrelevant.

    Waddle looked slow – the rest is history.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #8

    There will be about three weeks between the season starting and the window closing.
    And if these “imminent” reports are correct about the ongoing cases and the takeover taking place – surely enough time to put some feelers out for some decent/better players. Otherwise I fear another season like the last one.


  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Aye – a cheery good day to you Lesh.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Absolutely nowt happening today football wise so I’ll go against my own advice and post a music video – well I think it is a music video.
    I’ve watched it a couple of times and am convinced the gadgee must post on here – whether it is the blogs own record producer or just one of the other music contributors – heaven knows.
    As always I do not wanted to enroll in the Blogs Disco Dan competition.


  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #11

    wanted = want

  • Not another deJong

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Shelvey takes the corners!!!!

    Of course I am generalising for humorous content. But I hope your running figures are not a total, rather than per match, as he played nearly 200 more minutes than everyone else.

    It does make you wonder why our best manager in the present era, wanted to get rid of him?

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13


    As soon as arbitration is done and we hopefully get the right judgement and no more obstacles in the way, I’m pretty sure there will be enough time to bring in some new faces. It’s been said as soon as Ashley sees the clear path to the takeover happening which I imagine will be going back to the O&D tests, then we could see the consortium do a bit of business through Ashley. The same way City did with buying Robinho.

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #14

    The Independent Football Ombudsman (IFO) has demanded a response from the Premier League once again following a further increase in the number of complaints concerning Newcastle United’s takeover saga.

    #NUFC | Chronicle

  • TheTinman

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #15

    BSIB, agree. Shelvey is berated on here. He is consistently in the top 5 for km per match across both teams

  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Mr Tuff (Or should it be MC Tuff?)

    Thanks for letting us know you don’t want to be considered as one of The Blog’s Disco Dans. Your request has been noted.

    Should you change your mind, please don’t hesitate to let us know and your interest will be considered.

    May we wish you every success in securing the type of role that’s compatible with your aspirations.

    Yours etc…..


  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #17


    The more the media airs concerns about the EPL’s intransigence the better. The problem is that the main media outlets aren’t picking up on it. The EPL must have some clout to keep them quiet.

    However, reference to the Ombudsman’s concerns, the Club’s, its prospective buyers and the fans can, or maybe should, help supporting any argument put forward about the EPL’s failure to progress he takeover.


  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Shelvey definitely improved towards the end of last season and seemed to have more determination. We just need that consistently from him and I really hope someone at the club asks him to stop trying the hollywood pass as much as he does. He’s got a good range of passing but that 1 in 100 long ball he tries far too often. Usually just gives up possession when a much easier pass was available.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #19

    The ever reliable, newest itk on the block has tweeted Sean Casey:
    “#Afc not releasing Willock yet which they will but waiting to get players in first they will announce Lokonga today and getting closer to Aouar #nufc”
    Like he’s been told this and after tweeting on Friday that we can expect to hear from journalists on Sunday/Monday of a breakthrough 😕

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #20


    Agreed, continued pressure will help. Shocking that the main media outlets didn’t report one bit of it, but not surprising. Common theme over these 18 months.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Mund – problem is with all the football outfits being private entities – they can run them as they see fit – without “outsiders” having any rights at all in what they get up to.
    That needs to change.
    Can we divorce politics from sport?????

    Politicians are now involved in matters pertaining to NUFC – which I think is fine.

    It would be good if everything was sorted out correctly – then the political stuff shelved.

    The Toon can have no excuse for not doing some research about players now – just in case we end up having bags of loot.

  • geordietom

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #22

    WARNING !!!! WARNING !!!!



  • geordietom

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #23


  • geordietom

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #24


  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #25

    What gets me is that there should be no problem whatsoever of getting a bank loan added to what’s in the clubs coffers. All this talk about Ashley not wanting to spend because of the takeover is rubbish. It’s the clubs money and he’s apparently not taking it with him. We need players, that team on Saturday was pretty much our strongest squad and it looks very similar to our championship squad bar Maxi and Wilson.

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #26


    I don’t think we can as it’s already to deeply involved.

    Hopefully in the future we have more transparency in the ongoings and the actual fans of this country feel part of there football club rather than just pawns to be used.

    I think with regards to the consortium they will have a plan, in fact a full dossier of plans they will try to achieve here, they will IMO definitely be ready to make a dent as soon as the path is clear.

  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Some posters love to mix the truth with BS and that will always be the same.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Did I just really read that?

  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #29

    If change/sale was definitely happening but time was going to run out it would surely not be beyond the wit of all these folk to come to an agreement with Tubbs to shell out some cash for transfers – with a written contract to repay those monies (by the new owners).

  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #30

    No deals for transfers can be made between Ashley and the consortium because neither side are 100 confident that the deal will actually go through. If they were then they could put their money where their mouth is.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Sorry, but that letter is poor. Badly written, and on the attack. Honestly not surprised they didn’t respond to that.

    Head of Sky TV has apologised on Twitter today for missing the coverage of the protest and has promised to cover it in retrospect on the show. He said if someone involved with the protest had informed them with a few days notice they would have had cameras there. Again, poor planning.

    Leave the fight to the club’s lawyers. It is their correspondence and fight that will deliver the takeover.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2021 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #32

    They wouldn’t have to, there has to be money in the coffers or a very serviceable £30/50M debt which the new owners could take on, they’re going to have to spend money anyway. If a sale doesn’t happen then it’s business as usual, the debt is paid by the club, not Ashley, we’d just get £10M less a year which would be nothing new for us anyway.

  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #33

    If everyone is so confident of this going through, why hasn’t one of the future sponsors jumped early to put a few coffers in the pot.

    It’s all but guaranteed according to some.

    If everyone’s so confident how hard could it be to have a new shirt sponsor for instance drop £25m for a contract?

    Or why doesn’t Ashley drop the £17m in the kitty on condition it’s repaid?

    If confidence was as high as claimed why is there zero moment rumour or gossip?

    Surley if they expect to take over the club feelers will already be out and the ground work done.

    All this bollocks about the books needing balancing for a sale, it’s not stopped wages being paid or paint being bought or transfers being made.

    I fully expect Ashley and Bruce to be here in September.

  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #34

    The two sky north east reporters new all a out it surely! One was given time off the other sent to cover the golf, well that will be right!.

  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #35

    Knew all about it!

  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #36

    The ombudsman, telling the PL to respond to our concerns, AGAIN, so why don’t they?

  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #37

    The ombudsman asked the league to respond a year ago didn’t they? Don’t see why them asking again will be any different this time round.

  • TheTinman

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #38

    Sean Casey
    Just had coffee with Antoinne Griezman in Jesmond, Bruce has asked him support the scouting team whilst waiting for the deal to go through. #nufc

  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #39

    Shelvey our best midfielder by far, but when the whole team plays crap, he always gets the blame. He picked up at the end of the season 🙄 Well it just maybe the team as whole played better and got onto the his fantastic passes.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #40

    PL are not going to respond to the fans. Long time since the PL saw themselves as representatives of the fans. They represent the top 6.

    The takeover has never been about: separation, human rights, piracy, or anything else they have publicly stated. It has only EVER been about one single point:

    The Newcastle takeover removes Spurs or Arsenal from the top six.

    That is what the PL are fighting against. That is what their delaying tactics have been about. They are doing everything to protect the top six.


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