Newcastle continue to work on multiple deals this Wednesday evening. The push currently is to bring in two center-backs along with Reims striker Hugo Ekitike. The two center-backs being targeted at the moment appear to be Diego Carlos and Benoit Badiashile.
The Telegraph reported earlier today that an improved bid of £28m has been offered for Carlos. While some reports in Spain say Sevilla have rejected it, that has not been confirmed domestically.
Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth is reporting that both Ekitike and Badisashile are keen to come to Tyneside. He believes that Newcastle are inching towards an agreement for Ekitike per a report that can be heard here.
?? "The player does want to come to Newcastle."
?? "He's very highly rated."
Dharmesh Sheth says #NUFC already have a payment structure worked out for Hugo Ekitike ?? pic.twitter.com/uJaRJniKjR
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 12, 2022
Importantly, Sheth is being told that the 19-year-old wants the move. Newcastle are willing to offer a whopping £27m plus £3m in add-ons for the Frenchman to be paid in installments over the next five years.
Ekitike will not return on loan to Reims but join Newcastle’s first team if the deal can get completed. It looks promising as Sheth is reporting the two clubs are very close to reaching an agreement.
Newcastle appear to have made significant progress on multiple fronts over the past 24 hours. It was just last night that they triggered Chris Wood’s release clause with the 30-year-old set to be unveiled imminently.
189 comments so far
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:31 PMComment #81
Norwich 2-0 down!
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:33 PMComment #82
Yet another medical emergency at the Spurs game
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:42 PMComment #83
Regarding the offside for kane
I assumed that maybe it was the lad who played kane thru who was ruled offside coz as ball was played to kane rudiger had all ready started running back to goal and in the they showed for var,as the ball was played thru to kane, u could chelsea player on 6 yard line….unless I’m not up to date on off side rule …thought the defender is playing kane onside?
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:44 PMComment #84
Evening Sir, i like your idea of a magicmac fund for my travels around the Toon at the weekend, i think it might come in very handy as a very good source told me Raj and his mates drink Napoleon Brandy 😀 😀
Raj of Hailsley
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:46 PMComment #85
Happy Birthday to you too 😀
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:48 PMComment #86
Enjoy your weekend in God’s country marra
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:49 PMComment #87
…and that’s only before the game!
I can only assume you’re in for one hell of a ride 🙂 🙂 🙂
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:50 PMComment #88
Interesting that the Digne to Villa deal is quoted as being worth “up to £25M”.
I thought it was reported that they wanted £40M for him??
Or was that just “our price”? 🙂
JP...from The Rock
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:52 PMComment #89
Happy Birthday Jail and Snowdone!
I think we’re gonna get Cantwell. He was missing from the squad today again after their manafer said he’ll play a part. Strange.
I believe we want him and will be our 3rd signing.
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:53 PMComment #90
We can forget about Norwich now they are going down, all we need to do is finish on top of the little mini league which involves Burnley Watford and ourselves, i think i can safely say we would all be simply delighted to finish 17th this season, christ i`m following Ashleys blueprint, as the late Jimmy Greaves used to say Football is a funny old game HWTL
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:56 PMComment #91
“WARNING TAKE WITH A PINCH OF SALT”
Woods has passed his medical & personal terms complete – 80k a week 2.5 yr option one further year
Announcement tomorrow morning
Botman deal still on the table we emailed Lille again today
28m bid knocked back for Carlos they want 40m
35m will get him
3rd bid going in tomorrow
launched a move for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara he wants £150k a pw 35-40m
Talks to continue tomorrow
Burnley are going in for Seko Fofana but Newcastle are going for him too
Tod Cantwell deal is set up
Problem is there’s no release clause
So it’s up to Norwich to give Nufc a green light
Nufc will pull the plug and move on if it’s not accepted tomorrow
Our agents are talking to Nico Schlotterbeck & Marcos Senesi agents trying to negotiate a deal early stages but ones to watch, these could heat up fast
Marouane Fellaini agents offering his services to us
Ekitike is advanced
Player happy with what Nufc offer (personal terms)
It’s a case of agreeing a price which we are about 5m off there asking price and how we are going to pay for him as we are offering 25m upfront but they want 35m and will accept payments
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:56 PMComment #92
If Cantwell is our third signing, that’s a troubling downward spiral in class after starting well…
Tripper, then Wood, then Cantwell???
How about a proper purple signing!!!!
Let’s send an appropriate message that shows our intentions…let’s make a proper signing…please!
Onwards and upwards
Sheikh rattle and bank-roll
Jan 12, 2022 at 9:57 PMComment #93
Iam already in Gods country my friend 😀 😀 if your coming into the Toon on Saturday my friend ill be delighted to have a few pints with you lad.
JP...from The Rock
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:02 PMComment #94
Lord- I would be happy if we sign Cantwell plus a ‘purple’ midfield player as well and obviously cover for all the other obvious weaknesses in our team.
JP...from The Rock
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:03 PMComment #95
Mund – sounds very promising and I believe that’s pretty accurate tbh. Very happy to see our owners going for multiple players at once.
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:04 PMComment #96
Cant wait mate, so looking forward to the whole weekend, lets hope the lads do the business on Saturday.
Sheikh rattle and bankrupt magicmac 😀 😀
JP...from The Rock
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:04 PMComment #97
Just seen Kane’s disallowed goal, how on earth was that offside??
check the toastie
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:04 PMComment #98
Statistically youre now more likely to die from a heart attack attending a football match than from Cov1d. Would still go down as a cov1d death though. Confused meeself there…
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:06 PMComment #99
Cantwell would be a decent enough signing
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:06 PMComment #100
I’ve got no doubt in my mind, by the end of the window we will all be very happy with the who we’ve brought in.
I do feel that frustration and eagerness tho but just trying to keep calm and always keep the faith. Served me well so far 😉
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:07 PMComment #101
You’re a guest in god’s country on match day…it will not cost you a dime!…well not in beer money anyway!
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:08 PMComment #102
I think the real purple statement signing will come in very close to the end of the window, but so far the signings have all been quality signings in my opinion.
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:10 PMComment #103
Thanks my friend very much appreciated indeed HWTL
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:15 PMComment #104
@ Jp re Kane disallowed goal.. you need to have at least two players in front of the ball when you receive it to be onside. Since keeper had pushed forward.. there was only one Chelsea player ahead of Kane. Hence offside.
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:18 PMComment #105
I think it is two players including the goalie!
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:18 PMComment #106
Wood, Carlos, Ekitike
Next through the door I reckon
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:19 PMComment #107
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Jan 12, 2022 at 10:20 PMComment #108
There does seem to be an increase of spectator health emergencies at footy games of late. My plan is to peg out just after we’ve lifted the champions league. Something like that will be just too much for many of us.
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:22 PMComment #109
On the var offside decisions, these lines are ridiculous. There should be a bigger margin as Kane for example was getting NO advantage from his position with one inch of his boot offside.
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:22 PMComment #110
mund where was that lot from
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:23 PMComment #111
Tyneside/Northumbria= Gods Country
The emerald isles= Gods holiday home
I think we will get Cantwell in, he can become a great player and I’d think the beat manager to coax that out of him is wor Eddie.
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:23 PMComment #112
Enjoy your weekend in the toon coming up. Hope it’s a great match and you get to experience the Geordie buzz after a win.
I’ve had to give my season ticket up for the Watford match as missus unhappy that I came home with C from the Manure game. But I’ll be back for Feb matches!
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:24 PMComment #113
Cheers for explaining lads….must admit i didn’t know that….and watched footy all my life!Lol….guess ya learning never stops!Lol
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:24 PMComment #114
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:25 PMComment #115
Love how much abuse nufc got for Saudi takeover but yet again it’s fine for other clubs to take Saudi money
The Spanish super cup just been played in Saudi and final on Sunday In Saudi wants happened with human rights protests etc yet again double standards and massive jealousy
If one player I would go out for is hadaira from Leipzig played for Mali today and looked cool and calm especially for an African
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:25 PMComment #116
Where you get all this information from ? If true this is amazing keep good news coming HWTL
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:28 PMComment #117
Offside rule explained.
The law states that a player is in an offside position if any of their body parts, except the hands and arms, are in the opponents’ half of the pitch, and closer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent (the last opponent is usually, but not necessarily, the goalkeeper).
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:32 PMComment #118
Well that’s me till tomorrow gn everyone ?
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:37 PMComment #119
Good post there Fenham it made me chuckle lol, lets hope you get yourself over to Gods holiday home in the near future young man HWTL
Jan 12, 2022 at 10:38 PMComment #120
Awhile back under the previous management Morelos at Rangers was on the wish list.
Is he now and is he worth a punt