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Are Newcastle Laying The Groundwork For Superb Summer Signing?



With Jamal Lewis and Paul Dummett very close to returning from their respective injuries, left-back may not represent a massive need in this window. However, multiple reports claim a full-back opposite to Kieran Trippier is on the agenda this month.

Lucas Digne was an early target though the player had other ideas and ended up with Stephen Gerrard at Villa Park. The French international didn’t fancy a move to Newcastle for whatever reason.

There is a report out of Italy that Newcastle may be attempting a marquee signing at left-back. TuttoMercatoWeb is reporting that Newcastle have offered personal terms to Atalanta wing-back Robin Gosens which would more than double his earnings to £57k/week.


According to Salary Sport, the 27-year-old is on only £22,000 per week which seems awfully low for a player of his stature in the game. Gosens is one of the better attacking left-sided players in Italy and is a critical component in Gian Piero Gasperini’s 3-4-3 system.

Newcastle’s approach to Gosens could be laying the groundwork for a summer transfer. Gosens is currently out with a hamstring injury. He’s been sidelined since late September suffering a setback in November.

The report also seems to indicate that talks have not started between the two clubs. Atalanta will not want to lose the productive Gosens, who has 29 goals and 21 assists since joining the club from Heracles in 2017 for a pittance of less than £1m.

Gosens broke into the German national team in September of 2020 and has since collected 13 caps, including 4 starts in Euro 2020. He will likely cost quite a bit, though as evidenced by his low current wages, has had some contract issues recently.

Atalanta triggered an option to extend his contract to 2023 over the summer. After this season, he’ll enter the final year of his contract likely looking for a massive payday that Atalanta (with a 21,000 capacity stadium) may not be able to match.

Atalanta has risen to become one of Italy’s more successful clubs under Gasperini having made the Champions League in the last three seasons. They are currently fourth in Serie A, 3 points with a game in hand over fifth-placed Juventus.

Getting Gosens in, should we survive, would be brilliant. Though he generally plays further forward as a wing-back while Howe has settled into a back four at Newcastle. With his contract running down, Newcastle may be able to get an outstanding deal in the summer.


87 comments so far

  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Hello again

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  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #2

    First

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Definite advantage having 4 paws whilst typing

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #4

    sorry bright eyes!

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  • ottawageordie2

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    If you look at the time we posted I will claim a tie.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Dyslexic
    Not a keeper who stops a shot….but catch a cross and kick it straight!….now I’m pushing it! Lol

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #7

    there can only be one. and! I typed more letters

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m sooo sorry to the blog for starting this 1st thing, 3-4 years ago. What on earth have I done! (Holds head in hands)

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #9

    #6 a very fair point.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #10

    WLToon – almost makes you doubt the accuracy of the rest of the article! 😉

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #11

    I knew it was someone’s fault, now I know who….I will hunt you down Irish.

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  • count

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #12

    If I wanted to know about Australian visa law, I don’t think I would choose comments on a niche British football blog to get my info.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #13

    TDS.

    If the lad keeps on shrinking at the current rate it wont be long before he is fighting for his life against a Tarantula in the basement.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Count – that is true. Sorry I responded but just happened to be a topic I was discussing with someone recently so I looked up the facts of the case.

    Not really relevant to this blog but then other topics are discussed occasionally.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Gosens is a superb left back both for club and country. With him on the left and Trippier on the right, I’d be in dreamland. That is honestly a world class full back pairing.

    If we can do a deal for him then we absolutely should.

    Excited for the game today and confident of a positive result. Wish I lived in Newcastle, the atmosphere is going to be incredible. When we win the whole town is going to be on cloud 9 for days.

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  • check the toastie

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #16

    This Gosens looks the bees knees. Perfect to compliment Trippier on the other Wing

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #17

    I’d still like to see Lewis come good. Don’t think we’re at the stage that we can have 2 excellent players in each position, not until we’re in Europe and likely to stay in cups a while.

    Happy if he’s willing to rotate and compete though.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Talk is cheap, i think it`s time for some action now, seriously.
    It`s ok being linked with all these players, and Gosens looks like the real deal, get him in.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Gosens is a ringer for Edin Dzeko mind.

    I’m not too familiar with this player but reading what others are saying Adam et al, he sounds a decent player. Although his hamstring is suspect?

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Magicmac get yourself awake and into town, soak up the atmosphere before the game mate. If you see this then hope you have an incredible time today 🙂

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #21

    I think Lewis can only get better, especially with good quality professionals around him and having to step up his game to get minutes on the pitch will make him more determined.

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  • jane

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #22

    “As you can tell…I read up on the topic before!”

    you did a good job. thanks for the replies. still hope common sense prevails and he is allowed to stay.

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #23

    magicmac,

    Don`t forget Sergeant Peppers tonight , that`s if you aren`t out of your tree by then.
    Enjoy our day fella, and lets have some Irish luck.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Wish Watford hadn’t just had a run of 7 straight defeats. You just know with the law of averages………

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Wltoon; that cracked me up mate. 🙂

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Magic

    Hope you have the best time. Wish I was there.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Poor buggers it will be 8 losseson the bounce and then they will stop the rot with a 0-0 against Burnley. You heard it here first 😉

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  • count

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #28

    No bother TDS. I was more directing that to Jane, who as far as I’m aware, brought it up.

    Hadn’t yet got to the bulk of your comments when I made mine.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Cannot wait to read “the trials and tribulations of Magic’s visit to Gods Country”. Will be a good read (warts and all) 😉

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Think magics still seeing double and can’t type at the minute! Lol

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Novo,

    What did ?

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  • Swablr

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #32

    WL Toon…nice “Incredible Shrinking Man” reference there!

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  • Lord Scatterbrain

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #33

    Less than two hours to go and I’m pacing the house like an expectant father in the hospital corridors waiting my first bairn!

    Jesus Christ I’m nervous…this is a big game!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll

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  • davetoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Looking at how low Gosen’s wages are for a very decent player, there must be more opportunities like this in Serie A where players are underpaid

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #36

    Springy, he is seeing double because he’s had far too much to drink and seen too many pairs in the strip clubs. Magic, get outta there, the wife will be wondering how you spent 500 quid in one night / morning. Get to the Strawberry mate, the only boobs there are moobs 🙂

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  • WLtoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Swablr

    Unfortunately i am old enough to remember that film mate 🙂

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #38
  • WLtoon

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Man City are all over Chelski atm, and Grealish is nowhere near worth 100M, that`s the way it is when you are a moneybags club, you get your eyes ripped out when buying players.

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  • Swablr

    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #40

    WL….yep, don’t make them like that anymore! 🙂

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