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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

  • Ace50

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #201

    Yeah…it’s a bit of a s**t-show right now 🙁

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  • Anglosaxon

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #202

    Tuff 188 you forgot to add SNAP.

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  • Ace50

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #203

    A decent new signing and Willock would give everyone a big boost

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  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #204

    Adam

    The recently issued statement is described as a joint one issued on behalf of the seller and the buyer.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #205

    lesh

    It certainly has KPs approval!

    Just to be clear, the text is not my own.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #206

    Lesh

    If the delay is a tactic by the buyer and seller (assuming they’re in regular contact), would they not just say it’s been delayed and not used the term ‘regrettably’ though?

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  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #207

    And

    So,we have an investment group reportedly offerinc £400m for West Ham….. just at a time when the NUFC takeover stalled!

    Now there is a surprise.

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  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #208

    Nadj

    I never took the text to be yours. I’m confident you’re not a WUM

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  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #209

    The Grauniad seemed to suggest, as another paper did, that it’s been PIF that’s been less than transparent in its submissions to EPL.

    Now who could that little nugget come from?

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  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #210

    Anyone think pif are prepared to wait until 2030

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  • onmeedsun

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #211

    Since the bomb was dropped on us a few days ago ive read good intelligent articles that are still positive about the big T ( the delay in arb being part of a cunning plan), but also ones that suggest the PL are still holding all of the cards and we are clutching at straws. Without being part of the inner circle on these processes it’s impossible to form an objective view, hence everyone is dressing it up to suit their own viewpoint on the big T.
    What is clear is that our football club is in crisis due to the lack of care and attention required to continue competing in the PL. The whole mgt team seem to have been waiting for something to happen. It’s not, so the focus now has to be on improving the squad. Not so we can survive in case the big T is back on in 2022, but so we the fans can start to believe in our club again. Football is not really about money, it’s about emotional transactions that we all make. Time for Bruce to be kicking down Charnleys door!

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #212

    Didn’t Rafa all but say he was waiting for the t/o to go through in his recent interview about not being able to wait forever?

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  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #213

    Adam

    @205

    Ignore my words in @203 – they’re tripe!

    I should’ve said that the short statement is one agreed between the parties involved in the Arbitration application – the Club and the EPL.

    Sorry about that.

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  • lesh

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #214

    Aces

    One side of me says that PIF could walk away and look elsewhere or that it’ll stay at the table as a matter of principle – not beaten by the EPL.

    Any thoughts from anyone familiar with the Saudi mindset?

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  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #215

    well , just had some good new’s our grand daughter , who’s been to collage for the past two and half years, went for a job interview today and she was offered the job on the spot , really chuffed for her …

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  • geordietom

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #216

    college *

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