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Newcastle Inching Closer To Second Striker Signing As Details Of Deal Emerge – Report

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.

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.

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189 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2022 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #161

    Snowdone, happy birthday

  • captainmarvel

    Jan 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #162

    Magic man, Enjoy your visit and hope it is a successful one too as Mund says stay safe,

  • Mund

    Jan 13, 2022 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #163

    This is what we have missed since he left and it’s a been a massive loss every since. Never been replaced.


    Surely going to see a new CM eventually this window and exciting to hear those rumours of a marquee signing.

  • Romford mag

    Jan 13, 2022 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #164

    Goodnight all

  • Mund

    Jan 13, 2022 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #165

    Later Rom lad

  • Mund

    Jan 13, 2022 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #166

    Rudy Galetti
    Police cars revolving lightChart with upwards trend #Newcastle’s interest in Todd #Cantwell is growing.

    Money bagYellow circle #Norwich, with the right offer (around €15-20M), are willing to sell the Flag of England midfielder. The #Canaries wait the next move of the #NUFC: evolving situation. Rooster?

    #Calciomercato #Transfers #NCFC #EPL

  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 13, 2022 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #167

    I remember the last time Norwich were in the prem, Cantwell by himself ran his midfield and made ours look like Sunday morning half drunk local league.

    If he can get back to that standard then he would be a good signing.

    Just an opinion, don’t kill me.

  • lesh

    Jan 13, 2022 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #168

    coming home


    Mund must be delighted you’re still by his side to offer your pearls of wisdom.

    Stick with him and he’ll larn yi how to fully use ya obvious talents.


  • Wor B

    Jan 13, 2022 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #169

    RIP Ronnie Spector

  • check the toastie

    Jan 13, 2022 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #170

    How dare anybody on this blog find Cantwell a decent buy. Neil could you please kick Assassin from the blog.

  • SuperShearer

    Jan 13, 2022 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #171

    If the Cantwell link is accurate it’s another shrewd signing; a player who knows the league and will want to prove himself and was already up for a relegation scrap. If we go down, he knows the Championship as well and will help us bounce straight back.

  • Wor B

    Jan 13, 2022 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #172


    If outlandish footie opinion gets you banned I reckon we’re all fairly safe while Kets is still posting.

    Sleep easy Assassins, that hardly registered on the Ketsian scale of madness.


  • Not another deJong

    Jan 13, 2022 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #173

    Is the Wood deal done, or is it saturated tissue paper?!!

  • Not another deJong

    Jan 13, 2022 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #174

    Will passing it to Chris in the penalty area be marked as an attempted assist or hitting the Wood work?!!

  • Wor B

    Jan 13, 2022 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #175


    Just waiting for an official announcement on Wood.

    I think that comes via Mund these days.


  • Wor B

    Jan 13, 2022 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #176

    Still no announcement.

    Hmm, can mean only one of two things…

    Mund’s still on the phone with Mandy, or he’s busy sorting the bairn’s breakfast.


  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 13, 2022 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #177

    If Cantwell produces this type of play for us we don’t have another midfielder close;


    Shades of Grealish there.


    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #178

    Have e we got Wood, yet?


    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #179


  • martoon

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #180

    Asi Fish @141 – Sorry about sneaking the win but it was sheer luck as I didn’t even realise West Ham were playing last night never mind Bowen scoring 2 goals!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #181


    Agree he is very similar to Grealish they also seem to have taken similar paths both have had ups and downs relegation, promotion with similar stats in terms of chances created

    Not really sure why he is out the team though? Hasn’t really played this season which would be a worry especially as Buendia was sold you would expect him to be the main man

    We don’t have anyone on our books like him that can link the play and move with the ball at pace ASM could actually have some serious competition on his side if we sign Cantwell because he can do the fancy tricks but actually passes the ball!! Could be a good signing¬!

  • Adamn_92

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #182

    Regarding Cantwell, the Norwich fans I’m friends with down here admit he’s got the talent but won’t be sad to see him go. They seem to think this is the latest in a few ‘tantrums’ he’s had and he’s lost the desire. Also disappointed as he’s a Dereham lad so hoped he’d be giving it his all for his local club, not having tantrums.

    I can see their frustration as he’s from the area so you’d hope for him to at least be professional until he got his move. But they seem to think he wanted to leave after his first season in the prem and been unhappy and moody since.

    I think he’d be a good buy for us as the move should give him that drive and determination again. A talented young English midfielder for £15-£20m is again pretty good business too.

  • TheTinman

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #183

    In those highlights I heard a lot of ‘back in the team’ suggesting he keeps getting injured or dropped.

    No doubt some quality there but clearly inconsistent.

    Maybe a change of scenery would sort that out. Perhaps Eddie can coach him.

    Worth the risk or just wait till they go down and he worth only £5-10m in the summer.

  • Adamn_92

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #184

    His absences from the team when he’s not injured are probably due to these ‘tantrums’ my mates mentioned.

  • Wor B

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #185

    If Cantwell suffers from Pogbaitis is he worth the risk?

  • Adamn_92

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #186

    Wor B

    I’d say so, I think his head was turned by Liverpool interest last time Norwich were in the league. Probably wants a bigger challenge and not to keep yo-yoing from championship to premier league. A move here could fire him up to his best and to push on with the ambition and project we have going forward.

  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #187

    not sure Dean Smith is the manager any player should be having ‘tantrums’ with !!!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #188

    I wish Mund would bloody hurry up and let the club know Chris Wood has agreed to sign so they can announce it to us 😕

  • Lord Scattermorecash

    Jan 13, 2022 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #189

    I really don’t see why everyone’s getting so excited by Cantwell…he’s got an attitude problem, he’s 7 stone wet-through, shown some signs of promise in the championship but never done anything in the Prem…and yet we’re all saying “yeah…let’s spend 10 million on him and see how we get on”

    Makes the £20 million we’ve just spent on Wood look great value!

    I have no problem over-paying…I have no problem hiring mercenaries, I have no problem paying massive wages to ensure we stay up…it’s been my mantra for the last 4 months, but I just don’t get why we should pay anything for someone who will NOT contribute towards us staying up and is not even by any standards a hidden jewel for the future…he’s championship quality at best.


    I say concentrate on hiring the bodies that WILL contribute towards us staying up this year…the rest of the bigger picture can wait.

    Onwards and upwards

    Shake rattle and bank roll!

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