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Ajer To Brentford ‘Complete’ While The Foxes Have Bid Accepted For Another NUFC Target – Report



Last week, Brentford reached an agreement with Celtic over the transfer of Newcastle target Kristoffer Ajer. The Bees’ initial bid of £12m plus add-ons was rejected but they went straight back in offering £13.5m, which was accepted.

Earlier today, Sky Sports reported that the 23-year-old center-back had completed his medical with just a few small details left to iron out.

It appears that everything is now complete with just an announcement pending. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is claiming that Ajer’s move to Brentford is now done.

Newcastle never officially entered the race for the Norwegian though he was considered Steve Bruce’s preferred option. Celtic were ultimately able to get good value for the unsettled 23-year-old. Newcastle were hoping for a summer steal at half of this fee.

Bruce is hoping to add a young center-back and two midfielders this summer. Joe Willock and Conor Gallagher appear to be his midfielders of choice at the moment. Newcastle are reportedly in discussions with both Arsenal and Chelsea over loan moves.

With Ajer snapped up, Bruce will have to move down his list of center-back targets. Though he could find it difficult with a measly £10m to work with unless Ashley raises the budget.

Recently it was reported that Schalke had reoffered Ozan Kabak back to Liverpool for just £8.5m. The Reds had declined their £18.5m purchase option on the 21-year-old who spent the second half of last season on loan at Anfield.

Now The Sun is reporting that Leicester City have had an £8m bid accepted for Kabak with some final details still to be sorted. That is a tremendous buy for The Foxes if true.

They could take their summer spending close to £50m as they push for Champions League football after two straight fifth-place finishes.

As for Newcastle, Bruce stated on Sunday that there are one or two signings ‘bubbling away’ in addition to Joe Willock. Though he added that nothing is particularly close as the clock ticks down to the start of this season.


216 comments so far

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #81

    We need to remember that this is Ed’s blog and that he’s probably reading what is being posted, as well as Neil and his wife. Let’s try and act like adults and keep the swearing and stuff to a minimum eh? It’s been getting out of hand (again) for the last month or two.

    I know we’re all frustrated by what’s going on with the club at the minute, and we have people with vastly differing views, but let’s try and behave in a mature way lads. Is that too much to ask for?

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  • NY Mag

    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #82

    Nicky,

    I think she got short changed on that one…..several other people didn’t

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #83
  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #84

    Good article just posted.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #85

    I’ve unfortunately had to work tonight, actually one of the downsides of having to come here 🙁
    Apparently Munderpants left a ‘joke’ so wrong that it was removed. In his defence I have to say then he must have been hacked, this fawning little weasel so easily offended by anything and everything couldn’t have possibly been responsible for such a thing 😳

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #86

    Scythe,
    Bit of a dig from Townsend without actually mentioning us “When I left Spurs the chairman said it would be really difficult for me to find a big club, he was right, but now I’ve found one”
    😕

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #87

    Jail,

    Don’t get too excited ….it was in appropriate….it wasn’t the end of the world

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #88

    First Townsend and now reportedly interested in Rondon. If Rafa is signing ex toon players then maybe we can ask him to buy Gayle off us.

    7
  • IITianToon

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #89

    Does someone else have the feeling of a needle being poked through your skull and swirled around your brain, every time Bruce utters the words “bubbling away”?

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #90

    Aces, I think his full,name is,FreshDeli Doon the Allley

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #91

    NY Mag,
    I never seen it.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #92

    I hate Kenny Dalglish fat arse

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #93

    I hate the fact Bruce always wears a mask….is THAT REALLY his own face??

    1
  • coming home

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #94

    II tiantoon

    I just got that feeling reading Jails comment @85

    2
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #95

    I hate the fact Bruce always seems to be “bubbling away” at something

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #96

    Good evening CH,
    How are you 😕

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #97

    I hate the fact were the richest club in the world and the PL love us..hic…

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  • coming home

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #98

    I’m very good Jail thank you

    But your post at 85 is just not needed

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #99

    I hate the fact I hate facts…

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #100

    Sorry, I’m bored…nite nite…I hate the fact I go to bed..

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #101

    The post that was removed obviously wasn’t either but hey ho 😳

    4
  • coming home

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #102

    Give awa Jail I’m sure yuv had a mate who would tell a joke worse than that
    But anyway you could of chose not to make a nasty comment

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #103

    CH,
    OK, but I’ve been at work all night and didn’t see it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #104

    CH,
    If Rafa manages to get that Dumfries to Everton and works out how to get DCL and Richarlson in tandem, they’re going to be defensively solid with loads of attacking threat.

    2
  • coming home

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #105

    Fair enough Jail but it would be a good idea not to call him a fawning little weasel when you never seen it to avoid backlash

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #106

    I feel sorry for those good fans that have been following every rumor, every tweet featuring loaves of bread cut into 3 sections, watching hour upon hour of podcasts discussing the state of the takeover, and all the rest of it! The news that the arbitration has been postponed until sometime in early 2022 must feel like a hammer blow!

    I followed almost non of it, but the news of further delay, with minimal explanation, felt like a dull thud to my solar plexus. So I can only imagine how the most optimistic supporters must feel today! My sympathies lads and lasses!

    🙁

    2
  • coming home

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #107

    Jail

    My prediction is Rafa will have the toffees top 6

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #108

    CH,
    4-1, worth a tenner.

    0
  • coming home

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #109

    Only 4-1 see I always think that the bookies are very astute

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #110

    Good evening Chico,
    Jeepers creepers that Jib fella on twitter isn’t half going to town on me everyday, it’s like I’m his favourite subject 😕

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #111

    Can you imagine the irony if we got taken over in ’22 the year of the frog.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 21, 2021 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #112

    Jail,
    I have not followed Jib on Twitter….Don’t know his hashtag or Twitter handle or whatever they call ones username. Fact is I don’t get on Twitter much at all, I just have an account so I can follow the links that bloggers or news services post to some news or another!

    I did see the loaf of bread pic though! 😉

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #113

    He goes by the name of David Temple, apparently there’s not a day goes by when he’s not tweeting about my comments, in the nicest possible way of course 😮

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #114

    How’s your FPL team going?

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #115

    I might follow Belfast or Tsunki on Twitter though, if I knew their hash taggy thing and if they are on there. I always enjoyed when they went at each other, most in jest!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #116

    Chico,
    I don’t think Tskunki is on twitter, hasn’t been seen or heard of since he really did leave.

    1
  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #117

    I picked a first pass squad just to be able to join the Ed Harrison league. I won’t get serious about it until a day or two before the season, due to all the preseason transfers, injuries, etc.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #118

    CH,
    10/1 for top four, a bridge to far that I think.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #119

    Chico,
    I’ve got a draft team but there’s loads of stuff to happen yet. Keep an eye on who’s starting pre season etc.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jul 21, 2021 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #120

    Jail,
    Jib could never resist going after folks, and I believe you were one of his favorite targets! 😉

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