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Pursuit For Tuanzebe Heats Up As Solksjaer Confirms He’s ‘Going Out’



Newcastle may have received some positive news regarding the pursuit of defender Axel Tuanzebe. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the 23-year-old is likely to head out on loan once Raphael Varane’s move from Real Madrid is completed.

Here is a tweet from BBC Sport’s Simon Stone on Solskjaer’s comments.

The defender has started all three pre-season games this summer. However, once Varane’s move is completed, Tuanzebe will move behind the Frenchman, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Eric Bailly in the pecking order.

After missing the bulk of the 2019-20 season with three serious injuries, Tuanzebe was handed just 9 starts in all competitions last season. A move for first-team football will likely be welcomed by the player.

As of yesterday, Newcastle were reported to be in pole position to land the athletic center-back. The former England U21 international is also said to be ‘delighted’ at Newcastle’s interest. So hopefully, a deal can be struck quickly once Varane is confirmed at Old Trafford.

There is a potential obstacle looming on the horizon. Aston Villa have registered interest in the defender. He spent the 2018-19 season at Villa Park making 30 appearances, though missed a chunk of the campaign with a broken metatarsal.

While Villa are in need of cover at center-back, Taunzebe could find it difficult breaching the partnership of Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa. The duo is one of the league’s best center-back pairings and both made 35 or more starts last season.

Newcastle could offer Tuanzebe a guarantee of first-team football. His athleticism and pace are sorely needed in our backline. With Bruce set to deploy three central defenders, there’ll be much more opportunities for game time at St. James’ Park.

Hopefully, Bruce’s connections at Old Trafford have given us an inside track. The desperation for signings is reaching a fever pitch and missing out on any more targets could prove very costly this season.


184 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #1

    Going out?

    Hope it’s not with Rooney.

    4
  • Mund

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Thought Jones was apparently having his contract terminated? Good thing for us he isn’t 😎 (still touching wood tho)

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Bruce having contacts at Old Trafford could work against him unless they’re shifting the very worst deadwood 🙁

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Carltoon, glad to see your enjoying the Gin, although I think those pre mixed cans are a bit on the weak side so I don’t think you’ll get into any trouble. 😉

    Sorry I wasn’t around earlier, watching a bit of telly.

    My gravatar’s a bit of abstract art that I did on a computer painting app, rubbish, butI decided to keep and use it. 🙂

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Man citey open talk with villa about jack grealish !

    1
  • DrGloom

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #6

    This blog seems to be more about slagging someone else’s opinions than about the toon.
    Personally I think people can post whatever shite they like .. engage with stuff you’re interested in and ignore the rest – some people are basically on here too much ( in my opinion) ..

    Anyway – sadly we’re looking at Tuanzebe as a great signing ( okay, some people ) , guess any progress is progress but reality is that he’s not that great and it seems Willock has been given the option of joining us but is waiting for better opportunities … ( Twitter rumour )

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Just counted up team names against entrants and we’re doing excellent.
    Only missing 14 teams from 47 posters who wanted to be in, they are in no particular order:
    Benbulben
    Mund
    Onolas
    JohnJ
    . Vask
    NY Mag
    . JakeysGiants
    Phy
    Catchy in Norway
    Yacka
    Australian Pie
    . Jimnufc
    B1STEVE
    Beermonkey
    If anyone sees them about can you give them a reminder to enter a team in to Ed’s league so I can tick them off the list. We need just three more posters to complete div III

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #8

    If Jones is being shifted it has to be the single most short sighted self inflicted wound possible
    Id guess the turd wants us relegated so he can pursue the prem for 300m + damages

    Its an utter nightmare

    5
  • DrGloom

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Where is Jones … Is he back yet ?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #10

    DrGloom,
    It’s the smartphone’s fault.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Previous post
    Mund@231

    Everybody needs to digest these stats.
    Worse than frighening
    Very very frighening
    mama mia

    What it that tells me is that Bruce has our players running around like headless chickens.
    No wonder we have a bigger sick list than other er well bigger clubs.

    These are not tactics.
    This is aimless.
    Akin to playing tig in the playground.

    Bruce – you’re it.

    7
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #12

    “After missing the bulk of the 2019-20 season with three “serious” injuries”
    Mmmm??? yep he’s definitely coming to Toon,he will be signed by Friday….

    0
  • DrGloom

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail .. I did offer .. was too 6 before I got busy doing life stuff and ignored / made random subs

    0
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Probably paper talk but I wouldn’t be surprised if ashlie hired terry…pards, Mclaren,bruce. All against supporters wishes… he got rid of the only one we wanted to stay. Rafa.
    Terry is a bad character.. he’d be a very bad choice

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Assasins Inc,
    I seemed to have missed you off the list for some reason but have ammended it and you are well and truly back on the list.

    0
  • DrGloom

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail, everyone’s a teenager and it’s this or tiktok i guess 🙂

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #17

    City buying Geaylish makes some sense.
    They should leave Kane well alone. Bruce has him on his list to join us whn he’s 35 on a five year contract.

    2
  • DrGloom

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Terry would be an absolute disaster ..

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Here’s a thought, based on my personal misunderstanding.

    When the PL told the consortium that they thought PIF is actually Saudi State, did they say that would make them fail the test? We’ve never been told.

    Also, if they were told this, surely the correct next step would have been to ask PL what they need “in order to pass the test”?

    Then, simply do what was required. QED.

    If the PL refused to give advise or support to an organisation trying to join them, then surely that is classic anti competitive behaviour and they’re screwed?

    Any thoughts? it always seems to me that this whole process has been made much more difficult that it ought to be. 🙁

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Dr Gloom,
    You are more than welcome to join, making random subs is better than none at all.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #21

    What a mess…its not Bruce’s falt there’s no money…poor manager agreed, but ashlie just doesn’t give a fig… what a mess

    1
  • Romford mag

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #22

    loch

    Villa want 100 million apparently !
    And grealish wants to go citey !

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Perhaps Rooney and Terry could be the new dream combo.
    Sort of like June and Terry but without the laughs

    3
  • Romford mag

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #24

    And we’re struggling to get loans in !!! ffs

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #25

    Or was it Terry and June?
    Terry and Rooney together at any club.
    Scary stuff

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #26

    But Terry is cheap and from London
    He will also rub the fans up the wrong way

    Whats not to like ?
    So long as he kisses the fat $%^s ar2e

    BINGO

    4
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #27

    All we need now is for ASM to be sold and the money trousered
    And Wilson to get some long term injury

    To make it the best pre season possible

    GET IN

    10
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Is Charnley back from Furlough yet?
    Or has he gone straight on holiday?

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #29

    John Terry stated publicly that his 1st move is to have some family time, then travel around clubs in Europe, learning techniques etc from established coaches so that he’s prepared to move into management eventually.

    Clearly not looking for a management job in short term. Not worth discussing.

    2
  • DigiDaz

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Tonight’s Loaded Mag – With Justice George – Nufc Takeover talk – https://youtu.be/SOIEq4BZ5QY

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Charnley on furlough – been on it all his life

    2
  • Mund

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Loch

    I suppose not surprising as for most of the season we were bottom on all the unwanted stats.

    Need Jones back ASAP and hopefully comes back an even better coach with him being away with England.

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #33

    lochinvar

    Obviously he will be Furloughed as its much cheaper
    Cant be wasting cash on our only member of the clubs management team

    3
  • lochinvar

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Why did Castore sell our kit to Sports Direct to discount?
    They could have said unable to supply due to production problems. Ashley had them by the balls as well.

    Is the kit in Merino wool like Andy Murray’s shirt.
    Keeps the players warm while standing around Benton waiting for a tactics talk.
    Long wait that.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Maybe thats why all the clubs scouts are still furloughed
    Why bother with them if youve no intention of actually buying anyone

    We are going to be left with the near crippled and desperate
    The dregs

    Cant wait

    4
  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Can’t see us getting anyone in to be honest.

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #37

    lochinvar

    So long as theyve got a few jumpers and a ball itll be alreet

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #38

    TPN,
    It is Bruce’s decision to tell us that we have Almiron, ASM, and Joelinton as strikers, how could we possibly need another one, especially after letting one go and not even mentioning Muto who they’re obviously trying their best to get rid of.

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Its about as bad as i can imagine
    Way beyond the worst possible

    Cant think of anything that could be any worse other than a few long term injuries and players sold and not replaced

    Still time i suppose

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Just when you thought Ashley couldn’t sink lower than Wise or JFK, step foward John Terry.

    Fortunately we’ve no silverware for his mum to nick if she gets the tea lady job.

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