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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

  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #41

    Well that’s why I’m asking? Why ??? Have they not got a duty to answer, or is the body of no on earthly use, if so it should be disbanded. And something with authority put in it’s place.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #42

    My sources tell me its El Scorchio in the park.

    Best relax with a brew.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #43

    Seems strange we are after 2 CMs this summer considering the squad is full of them. Hayden, Shelvey, Sean, Matty, Hendrick and Almiron all played there last season with differing success rates admittedly. If Bruce gets his way are we looking at our CM base for this season being 2 loan players?

    I’d be punting for Tammy Abraham on loan personally, tell him he will start every game with Wilson up top as long as he performs and pay him whatever is needed. Wage bill has been cut already so should be available… We won’t obviously but still I can dream

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  • DrGloom

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #44

    How do Spurs make the big six and Leicester don’t ? last time I checked Spuds had won jack all last 10 years

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  • DrGloom

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #45

    Money over glory of course

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #46

    Carltoon,

    I couldn’t find out if the Independent Football Ombudsman is public or private sector. If it’s public then I believe they can only advise on the party reported to set things right, but have no power to force that. If it’s private I believe they have more weight behind them and can legally demand an answer. That’s my very limited understanding which could be incorrect though. I’d guess if they were asked by IFO a year ago and have basically ignored it, that they are under no legal obligation to have to respond though.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #47

    Adam, well that’s where the Government should step in, if no one has any power to regulate these leagues, no wonder they are a law unto themselves. I know the football authorities have said no government intervention, but they must have some form of regulations.

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  • TheTinman

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #48

    The IFO was created by the Premier League, FA and EFL and their decisions are not binding. Basically they have no power in this instance.

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #49

    Any pressure is good pressure.

    They take the political route were they just hope it will die off and go away but continued pressure will be what they don’t want.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #50

    Thanks Tinman, does seem rather pointless having the IFO in the first place if they don’t necessarily actually carry any weight to do anything.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #51

    All the shenanigans from the so called big six – whilst quiet now – will re-appear again in due course.

    How does Man U get money for mega deals when they are in mega debt.

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  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #52

    Been one big conspiracy theorist on this blog for years now, with wild and outlandish theories which were obviously made up.

    Has nowt better to do I suppose

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  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #53

    Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were very vocal during the super league shenanigans with demanding this be done and that with also bringing more transparency for fans.

    That’s floated away like a fart in the wind

    Sometimes you just think people use what’s going on at the time just to be relevant and don’t actually care for the stuff they preach.

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  • TheTinman

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #54

    Adam, it’s more for refunds of tickets or if you have a match day pie which gives you the runs for a few days.

    If the club doesn’t respond to the individual then the individual can ask IFO to intervene. Clubs will deal with IFO as they then know the complaint won’t just disappear (the individual had to complain, give the club time to respond and then complain to IFO which could be a good month after the incident. So a lot of complaints would have just cooled down/gone away).

    If they don’t respond to IFO then IFO would likely refer it to the league which would likely result in more formal proceedings. So dealing with the IFO in a non-binding non-formal environment would likely appeal for the kind of complaints these are likely to be.

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  • Mund

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #55

    We’ve needed to recruit for the CM for years with it being the weakest link.

    We have been desperate for more bite and energy and we got that with Willock and he showed us how important it is for us to bolster the midfield.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #56

    Anyone got any spare tin foil, I’ve lost my hat.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #57

    Tinman, ok, so they formed an authority, which has no authority whatsoever! Well no wonder clubs go to the wall, no governance, no one stopping the corruption, bringing their own men into the top jobs, it’s a corruption that needs an investigation, it’s a shame no other club will be allowed at the top table

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #58

    Thanks Tinman that makes a lot of sense. I guess what we’re asking of the IFO probably goes out of their jurisdiction a bit then? It seems like there isn’t really any natural process or road to take in terms of forcing the league for an answer. They seem pretty well protected and can probably hide behind the arbitration and CAT cases in terms of giving answers. I think it’s great that fans are so passionate to protest and write letters and trying all they can to try and force the issue. Ultimately though I think we just have to hope legal cases go our way and there isn’t really much else we can do at this stage.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #59

    Public Bodies like the Police/ Councils/NHS are all public bodies. And anyone (theoretically) can demand information from them via Data Protection/Freedom of Information requests.

    With private outfits like football authorities are private entities and you cannot get any info from them. They can put out loads of meaningless rubbish.

    Way around this could be to get some of the football bosses to appear before Parliamentary Committees – tell them lies and you go to jail (potentially)
    Committee members could be well primed to ask relevant questions.

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  • TheTinman

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #60

    As far as I can tell the only way to get answers from them is the legal route that we are going down.

    Let’s keep patient and hope for a favourable outcome! Can’t be much longer now to find out our fate.

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  • Just a Skinny Steve Bruce

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #61

    It would be interesting to see the running stats, especially as it seems they’re the key (only) stats Bruce looks at.

    Generally midfielders cover more ground than strikers or defenders from my experience. You’d expect Speedy players to cover less ground as they need to recover from sprints and also need to keep energy in the tank for when a sprint is on. Also if you’re defending often the balls down the other end of the pitch so you’d just mark a striker who probably won’t be running about much either.

    Hendrick, Joelinton, and Krath must cover some distance to keep getting picked.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #62

    Unfortunately we re not in the clique, we are not one of the glorified 6, and we are a club up north who nobody else gives two hoots about, so, like i`ve said all along, we are on our own.
    I don`t expect any favours from anyone at all regarding the TO shenanigan`s, why? read above.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #63

    17 staff have been sacked today for passing around the same covid test code, how thick can some people be eh.
    Another 60 in isolation today, Nissan are on their knees atm.

    3
  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #64

    carltoon@57,

    That is the very reason why i think arbo will fail. You hit the nail on the head.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #65

    #52
    Are you talking about anyone in particular Mund or just thinking out loud?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #66

    Looks like Townsend is going to Everton after all I didn’t think he’d be still good enough but I suppose he’s free and on £40K pw???

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  • TheTinman

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #67

    Jail, bench fodder to replace the release Bolasie

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #68
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #69

    I bet the Townsend signing has shown the Everton fans Rafa mean business and has got the right on side.

    Not.

    1
  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #70

    WLT, I always thought it was that way, but now I understand they have absolutely no power whatsoever, they’re probably hand picked, to not upset the applecart, or n other words the top six, they’ll be as corrupt as them.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #71

    “Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccine deployment minister, said that from the end of September nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather would only be allowed to let in people who are fully vaccinated.”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #72

    The Dwight McNeill one might though.

    3
  • TheTinman

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #73

    Took the words right out of my mouth

    0
  • WLtoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #74

    carltoon,

    Of course, and we will soon find out

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  • The Ledge

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #75

    It could be worse for the Everton fans they could have signed Shelvey with the massive amount of ground he covers now that would be a statement.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #76

    Ron! September, will that not be too late?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #77

    on the transfer front, expecting only last minute couple of loans. nothing more.

    i won’t be surprised if the recruitment team are only told to observe locally for freebies. no overseas travel or scouting to reduce costs.

    as well do away with the recruitment team.

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  • carltoon

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #78

    Ledge they’re not having Shelvey 😉 😀

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  • The Ledge

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #79

    Haha Carlton I don’t think that will be an issue.

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  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #80

    Mr Tuff

    Can we separate politics from sport? Sadly, I fear not as top level sport is such a massive industry with major players and corporate interests at stake.

    As far as UK politicians being involved in the NUFC takeover, I suspect the words to use are attempts have been made to get polticians involved to help the process, but it appears all they’ve done is issue non-commital platitudes behind which we haven’t a clue about what’s actually been said, if anything, behind the scenes.

    We can but wait and hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.

    Such is life with NUFC

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