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Newcastle Tracking Brother Of Recent Academy Addition To Boost Attacking Options – Report



Last year, Newcastle added teenager Shaun Mavididi to the Academy. The promising young forward linked up with the U18s after leaving Arsenal. Hopefully, he’ll be one to breakthrough in the coming years.

The Mail is reporting that Newcastle may turn to Shaun’s older brother, Stephy, as an attacking option this month. The 23-year-old also started with Arsenal before signing for Juventus in 2018.

After not breaking through with Juve, Mavididi joined Ligue 1’s Montpellier in 2020 for around £3.5m. He has since bagged 15 goals playing primarily on the left wing but can also play as a striker.


The former England U20 international is rated at around £15m and is being tracked by both Brighton and Crystal Palace. Mavididi has 6 goals and 3 assists in 18 appearances this term.

Newcastle are currently working on a deal to land Reims’ teenage sensation Hugo Ekitike. The 19-year-old striker has been touted as a future superstar. Though the sample size is extremely small with just 18 first-team appearances.

With Chris Wood through the door, the need for another striker has been relaxed somewhat. However, Newcastle want to add another with Ekitike currently the preferred option. Though with him being only 19, maybe a third attacker could be on the agenda.

Mavididi could be seen as a potential economical option to come in as cover upfront. Ekitike will cost around £30m and a move may take towards the end of the window to complete. Especially with recent reports that PSG have entered the race.

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127 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Hero

    1
  • check the toastie

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Would like to dedicate my ‘first’ to Davide Santon and Silvian Marveaux. Best toon players ever.

    4
  • Romford mag

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Villain

    1
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #4

    longstaff my feeling on this is a simple one hes a saleable asset, 3 year contract so we can get a good fee for him if he fails which he already has in my book, did shearer allow a bad injury stop him from playing to his best ability nope so how come longstaff who did not suffer the same injuries as shearer and a lot of other newcastle players over the season let the injury dictate how he preformed on the pitch, for a young lad hes as slow as a snail god I am 58 years old and i can outrun him, hes home grown but god he doesnt have the bottle in him hes not a gazza doesnt put his heart in it so all I think is that there putting him on a contract to get rid maybe summer or next year

    4
  • the crown princes nashers

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Romford mag

    correct on yesterday talking to myself does come under married bliss haha

    1
  • Davas28

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ve been pondering similar things that Barkel has mentioned. Do we have the finance in place to push the boat out yet (pay the extra 10-15m)? There haven’t been any new sponsorships announced or other cash injections that I can recall (maybe an overdraft facility).
    We’ve seen how inaccurate the rumours about Trippier’s fee and who knows if the fee for Wood was actually anywhere near 20m. I wouldn’t believe any of the rumours/links as none of it is ever verified or ‘sources’ known.
    Who knows, maybe PIF have said, avoid relegation and we will invest properly in the summer (unlikely but who actually knows, certainly none of these ITK’s)

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Dr Ed,
    I’ve got a feeling no matter what we bid for Botman they’re just going to keep moving the goal posts.

    10
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #8

    No news on our targets then?

    0
  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Rinse and Repeat on here always someone to stick the boot in when people put links on or whatever , loads of people like the links that get put on here , and why shouldnt they its not the Ashely regime any more is it it brilliant that we are linked with players not like the days when the fat one owned the club . point is is you dont want to read the links dont click on them . how many people on here if their honest go on news now and refresh every couple of minutes ? …

    9
  • nufc 11

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Alot of time in this very short window being spent chasing CB’s which isn’t our biggest weakness, how many goals has Ritchie or Karth being at fault for? Woodman then Darlow? Too many times to mention, Ferdi and Lascelles could still do job until the summer with Tripper and a decent LB which should be prioritised, where is the creativity or the legs in CM? Van de Beek and Haidara, with the Ajax LB would be more of a priority for me. .

    1
  • Tyran21

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Pat Mania

    Just roughly skimmed through. Sean Longstaff defensive stats actually not that bad. I would say middle of the pack among midfielders. Someone’s favorite Sissoko is just 14 tackles whole season, despite playing almost double amount of the time.

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Interesting Tom

    3
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #15

    The Cantwell link I was referring to

    2
  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Mund …

    I know mate wrighty made a good point about cantwell …

    0
  • Davas28

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Tom #9
    Not sure if that was aimed at my post but if it was, I wasn’t having a go at people putting links up. I don’t care whether they do or not. ‘If’ I read them the info just goes in one eye and out the other. I was using them in reference to the rest of my post.

    2
  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #18

    DAVAS … #17

    no mate not aimed at you …

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  • Davas28

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Tom
    Thumbs up emoji :}

    3
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #20

    A lot of people saying we should just spend whatever are missing the point that it’s not your/our money that is being spent here and that they just spent £25m (if the media is to be believed) on Wood! So they’re obviously ok with paying over the market value if necessary. But these are still business people in charge of our club, they aren’t there to play fantasy football. They will want to get good deals for our club and for the PIF.

    4
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Tom – aimed at me??

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Some would get lost even if they had a map

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Repost from last night

    I was impressed with three of the Cameroon players tonight.

    Aboubakar, who I think were after at some point.

    Anguissa (Fulham?)

    And Tolo who I know nowt about but who looks good at left back, big, strong, skillful and fast!

    Also want to add Onana their GK as mentioned earlier by OP.

    2
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Football Transfers
    @Transferzone00
    Police cars revolving light Newcastle United have submitted the highest economic offer for Niklas Süle Flag of Germany. #NUFC #FCB

    (via
    @MatteMoretto
    Full moon symbol)

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Mund,
    Could you navigate the Brecon beacons with a map?

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  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2022 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Tom

    @9

    Ah difficult time for you, I know, but I hope your Tyneside visit went well. Such is life.

    Anyway, you asked ‘… .how many people on here if their honest go on news now and refresh every couple of minutes ? …’

    Probably not many as they’ll likely have better to do with their time.

    9
  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Jail

    @25

    Navigate the Brecon Beacons? Getting out of the house seems out of the question!

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #28

    sule, is a waste of time. He has stated he will nor go to a club who is notCL next year.

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  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #29

    TDS … #20

    i agree with you its not our money why should we be held to ransom just because other teams know our owners are mega rich . its ok to pay top money for a player/players if they are really good but for other teams to hike the price up for lets say a £20 million player and they say you can have him for 40 million na not in my book time to move on IMO …

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  • Zorro

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Howe
    Give it a rest with the longstaff crap
    There’s one reason I’d keep him and that’s for the season in the championship because if he is picked for the remaining games that’s where we are headed
    Eddie howe is a second rate manager who hasn’t got the balls of a klopp pep g tuchel Conte or even arteta
    He continually praises below average players who wouldn’t even make the top sixes reserve teams
    As for 25 million for a 30 year old who has scored 3 goals this season just proves what a bunch of muppets we have in charge
    They are clueless he can join gayle and longstaff and try to get us back up
    If Howe and his team do not get 3 points at home in one of the most important games against watford bye bye epl
    Eddie howe your days are numbered

    3
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #31

    As Jail said earlier, “There isn’t a source or a leak or anybody at the club divulging information, it’s a bunch of blokes on twitter feeding each other duff information.”

    Maybe start a rumour linking us to Kounde while you’re at it…

    9
  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #32

    What a trio of whoppers 😆

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  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Lesh …

    theres quite a few pew people that like the links on here ,

    after all NEIL and ED where do you think they get their info from when they put new articles on here …

    my trip up north was how can i say it different at least i had my first saveloy dip for a long time telling porkies i had two or 3 of them 😆

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Tom – When a club doesn’t really want to sell, they’re bound to ask for silly money. Every player has their price. Sometimes the club will say a price, thinking it would put off the buying club but also wanting to make it clear they won’t stand in the player’s way, but then shift the goalposts again if the buying club says they’ll meet the price.

    There are so many moving parts in these negotiations and the last thing the club wants is to appear to be a soft touch who will overpay. The two players we’ve wanted to sign so far have been sold for personal reasons and because we met a release clause, meaning both clubs did not want to sell and were pretty much forced into it.

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  • Lord Scatterbrain

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #35

    All I want for xmas (or in the next two weeks anyway) is a quality defensive midfielder who better protects our back four, a quality attacking midfielder who can speed up our transitional play resulting in better service for Wood & Co, and a centre back with quick feet and speed of mind.

    Not asking too much is it!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and bank roll!

    5
  • barkel

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Wee bit angry today Zorro!? Have a rest man, relax it’s the weekend, get yerself a few tinnies and put your feet up. Better days are coming

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  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Tom

    Ofc he doesn’t check news now mate he hasn’t a clue about football.

    4
  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #38

    pew ? few *

    0
  • Tyran21

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #39

    The Dyslexic God

    Maybe he misspelled Championship or misquoted by the media ya know….

    1
  • Tom

    Jan 14, 2022 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Mund …

    theres loads on here check news now someone said the other day they refresh it every minute .

    lesh do you use news now ?

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